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Elizabeth Warren Lands a New Gig

Former presidential candidate stops by 'Saturday Night Live'

(Newser) - The Oval Office might have proven elusive for Elizabeth Warren, but as a distant, distant second place, the former presidential contender got to play herself on Saturday Night Live—and in the tradition of Hillary Clinton , alongside cast-member Kate McKinnon playing herself as well. The backdrop was ostensibly Fox's... More »

SNL Takes on Coronavirus

John Mulaney returns as guest-host

(Newser) - John Mulaney returned to host Saturday Night Live for a third time, and stole the show as Joe Biden in the show's Cold Open, notes Mashable , "wearing a flashy South Carolina sash (as the real Biden logged a win in Saturday's primary in that state) and rambling... More »

SNL Skewers Dems' Debate

Jason Sudeikis, Larry David, Rachel Dratch return

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live skipped over President Trump's impeachment acquittal and the debacle in Iowa and headed straight for the bright lights of the Democratic debate stage in New Hampshire for its Cold Open. Jason Sudeikis returned as Joe Biden, declaring that "losing Iowa was a real kick in... More »

SNL Has the Impeachment Trial You Really Wanted

Featuring John Bolton and Hunter Biden testifying

(Newser) - After suffering through a long-winded impeachment trial that appears to have been a foregone conclusion, Saturday Night Live brings you the impeachment trial "you wish had happened." The sketch features a nearly unrecognizable Cecily Strong as John Bolton, saying, "No, no, sorry judge. No more free spoilers.... More »

Adam Driver Scores an SNL Win

His 3rd time as host is finally the charm

(Newser) - Alan Dershowitz, Jeffrey Epstein, and Satan himself all got to hang around in Hell on Saturday night, at least in Saturday Night Live's version of events, starring Jon Lovitz, Adam Driver, and Kate McKinnon, respectively. When the Devil asks Dershowitz, currently representing President Trump and who formerly represented Epstein,... More »

Early SNL Fixture Buck Henry Dead at 89

He also co-wrote 'The Graduate'

(Newser) - Buck Henry, the versatile writer, director, and character actor who co-wrote and appeared in The Graduate, has died at age 89 after a heart attack, per the AP . Short and deceptively mild, wearing black-rimmed glasses, Henry was an established film and television writer who became widely recognizable during the early... More »

An Old Friend Stops By SNL

Eddie Murphy guest-hosts, brings back some beloved characters

(Newser) - Eddie Murphy and Saturday Night Live got together again for the first time in 35 years, and it was like no time had gone by, with the comedian bringing back some of his most iconic characters, including Mr. Robinson, Gumby, Buckwheat, and Velvet Jones, reports Variety . Robinson riffs on gentrification,... More »

SNL Skewers Your Holiday Dinner Trump Bickering

And Kate McKinnon crashes in as Greta Thunberg

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live previewed the holiday hell that is political debate at the dinner table in its latest Cold Open, trotting out every tired trope from the right and the left in visits to three different families vis a vis a snowman/Nest Home cam hacker played by Aidy Bryant.... More »

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 »

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