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SNL Blocks Trump From NATO Cool Kids' Table

He has to go sit with Latvia

(Newser) - It was a very Cold Open for Alec Baldwin's President Trump on Saturday Night Live, with the mocked American president trying and failing to get a seat at the cafeteria table with the same NATO cool kids caught on video earlier this week mocking him . The show brought in... More »

Happy News for Emma Stone

She's engaged to 'SNL' writer Dave McCary

(Newser) - Congratulations are in order for Emma Stone and Dave McCary, who announced their engagement Wednesday night with a picture on McCary's Instagram feed featuring Stone showing off a shiny ring. The caption was simply a hearts emoji, but a rep for Stone confirms the engagement to CNN . The actress,... More »

Latest SNL Rotten With Cameos

Will Ferrell as guest-host was just the start

(Newser) - No shortage of celebrities romped through Studio 8H on Saturday Night Live's latest episode, beginning with guest-host Will Ferrell returning to his old stomping grounds in an opening monologue with Ryan Reynolds in the audience and Tracy Morgan making an appearance to proclaim "I suckled from (Ferrell's)... More »

Sara Lee Responds to Raunchy SNL Sketch

Things are getting a little dicey in products' comments section

(Newser) - Sara Lee got some free publicity on Saturday Night Live over the weekend , but probably not the kind it wanted. As a result, people are flooding the comments section of the company's Instagram account with raunchy, sex-themed comments and emojis. As Slate explains, the blame lies with this sketch... More »

SNL Turns Impeachment Into Actual Soap Opera

And Jon Hamm stops by in Harry Styles-hosted episode

(Newser) - For those left less than titillated by the Trump impeachment hearings last week, Saturday Night Live tossed them and a soap opera in a blender and came out with Days of Our Impeachment. Jon Hamm notably dropped by to play former Ambassador Bill Taylor and make out with AOC (Melissa... More »

SNL Does Warren's Math

McKinnon returns as presidential candidate, 'When the numbers are this big, they're just pretend!'

(Newser) - President Trump's ears have stopped ringing on Saturday evenings, but no such luck for Elizabeth Warren : Saturday Night Live again trotted out Kate McKinnon to play the presidential contender in its Cold Open, reports Vanity Fair . Appearing at an Iowa town hall, McKinnon declares that she's "just... More »

Michael Che Slammed for Calling Jenner a 'Fella'

Some fans want him fired for transphobia

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live star Michael Che is being accused of transphobia after calling Caitlyn Jenner a "fella" during a "Weekend Update" segment. Che spoke about Jenner after joking that Kanye West was "turning into an old white lady," People reports. "I mean, he used to... More »

SNL Heads to a Trump Rally

And Chance the Rapper hosts 'incredible' episode

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live's Cold Open was set against the backdrop of a rally for President Trump, and had a little something for everyone: an escaped ISIS extremist, Bill Clinton, Lindsey Graham, Mark Zuckerberg, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The Open, which managed to largely refrain from its habit... More »

SNL Goes Trumpless

Lands some big cameos to spoof Democratic candidates in Cold Open

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live went a little Hamilton in its latest episode, and continued to rely heavily on celebrity cameos, but this week left President Trump alone and spoofed Democratic presidential candidates' appearance in an LGBTQ town hall earlier this week in its Cold Open. Billy Porter from Pose announced the... More »

SNL Gets a New Celeb Cameo

Matthew Broderick stops by as Mike Pompeo

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live returned on the back of Emmy darling Phoebe Waller-Bridge on Saturday night, but the show opened with its now routine take on the chaos inside the Trump White house and celebrity cameo du jour—only notably this week without Alec Baldwin as the president himself, reports the... More »

SNL Is Gleefully Back

Show goes to town on impeachment inquiry, election

(Newser) - If you thought Saturday Night Live would politely ignore President Trump's impeachment inquiry in the premiere of its 45th season, well ... you'd be out of your ever-loving mind, sparky. Alec Baldwin returned Saturday night as the commander in chief in question, NBC reports, frantically manning the phones to... More »

Dropped SNL Comic Jokes About His Firing

Shane Gillis says he's 'been reading every one of my death threats in an Asian accent'

(Newser) - Shane Gillis performed an 11-minute set at a New York City comedy club Wednesday night, his first public appearance since he was ousted from the new cast of Saturday Night Live over racist slurs he used in the past. And the comedian didn't avoid the subject on stage, reports... More »

Shane Gillis No Longer Invited to Join SNL

Comedian's cast invitation rescinded after controversial videos surface

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live has rescinded its invitation to a cast member who posted a video last year in which he used a racial slur for Chinese people and derided Asians trying to learn English. A show representative said Monday that the language Shane Gillis used was "offensive, hurtful and... More »

Yang Has Non-Fighting Words for SNL Cast Member's Racism

Shane Gillis had called presidential candidate a 'Jew chi---'

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live's newest cast member might have referred to an Asian-American presidential candidate as a "Jew ch---," but Andrew Yang is giving peace a chance, reports People . After Shane Gillis tweeted that "My intention is never to hurt anyone," but sometimes comedy "requires... More »

New SNL Cast Member Is Already in Hot Water

Shane Gillis used racist slur on podcast

(Newser) - One of Saturday Night Live's three new cast members is already proving controversial. Within hours of the SNL announcement Thursday, videos surfaced of Shane Gillis using racist and homophobic slurs, Variety reports. One video, apparently from a 2018 recording session for Gillis' podcast with fellow comedian Matt McCusker, features... More »

Here's Why SNL's New Cast Member Is Notable

Bowen Yang, one of 3 new cast members, will be show's only Asian American performer

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live is adding three new cast members for its upcoming 45th season, including the show's only Asian American performer. Bowen Yang, who joined NBC's SNL last season as a staff writer, will be a featured player, NBC said Thursday. Yang is co-host of a podcast, Las ... More »

Leslie Jones Won't Be Back for SNL's 45th Season

Sources say she is concentrating on Hollywood career

(Newser) - The incomparable Leslie Jones will not be returning for the 45th season of Saturday Night Live. The comedian, writer, and Ghostbuster is leaving the show after five seasons to concentrate on her Hollywood career, which includes several film projects and a reboot of Supermarket Sweep, EW reports. Sources tell Variety... More »

SNL Hosts to Include Long-Gone Eddie Murphy

Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Kristen Stewart also named

(Newser) - Eddie Murphy will at least pause his feud with Saturday Night Live long enough to host an episode this year. The comedian joined the cast in 1980, when he was 18, rising to fame and then moving on in 1984. He hosted a show before he left, despite being in... More »

SNL Channels Its Inner Queen

Alec Baldwin returns as President Trump, cast is havin' such a good time in Cold Open

(Newser) - Alec Baldwin returned to Saturday Night Live as President Trump, only this time he brought his inner rock star, channeling Queen in a parody of "Don't Stop Me Now." He was joined by Cecily Strong as Melania Trump, Beck Bennett as Mike Pence, Aidy Bryant as Sarah... More »

SNL Translates Mom-Speak for You

'Splendid' is really rather complicated and all-encompassing in the UK

(Newser) - President Trump did not escape as the target of Saturday Night Live's latest Cold Open, but the sweeter, funnier bit came during guest-host Emma Thompson's opening monologue. Joined the SNL alums Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, the trio proceeded to translate what your mother really means when she'... More »

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