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Jim Carrey as Joe Biden on SNL Isn't Going Over Well

Critics are calling it a bad choice

(Newser) - Jim Carrey "is one of the most gifted impressionists of his generation," writes Rob Harvilla at the Ringer . If it sounds like there's a "but" coming, you're right. Like plenty of other critics out there, Harvilla doesn't think Carrey's running impression of Joe...

Why Adele's SNL Gig Is a Big Deal

It's her first public appearance in 3 years

(Newser) - Adele is back. The singer, who hasn't had a public appearance in more than three years, is hosting Saturday Night Live this weekend, Us reports. (Yes, we did say hosting; H.E.R. is the musical guest.) "[It'll] be almost 12 years to the day that...

After VP Debate, Fans Call for Jeff Goldblum on SNL

They want him to revisit his role from 'The Fly' after real fly landed on VP Pence's head

(Newser) - Thanks to the unexpected star of Wednesday night's vice presidential debate, Jeff Goldblum is now making headlines. Goldblum himself had nothing to do with the event, but the fly that landed on Vice President Mike Pence's head , hanging out for two minutes before taking off for more nonpolitical...

Maskless Partying Gets Singer Booted From SNL

Morgan Wallen was seen on TikTok kissing random women

(Newser) - Morgan Wallen was supposed to perform on Saturday Night Live this weekend, but the country singer has been given the boot after videos emerged on TikTok of him partying without a mask last weekend. The 27-year-old was even seen "kissing random women" on the videos, per NBC News . After...

Kentucky AG on Megan Thee Stallion Slam: 'Disgusting'

Daniel Cameron minces no words when it comes to rapper's 'SNL' performance

(Newser) - Megan Thee Stallion performed on the season premiere of Saturday Night Live , and she did not hold back when it came to her thoughts on Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron: She played an audio clip of an activist saying Cameron, whose office is overseeing the Breonna Taylor case, is "...

In SNL Return, Chris Rock Takes a Jab at Trump

And Jim Carrey plays Joe Biden for the first time

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live went political with a parody of this week’s presidential debate and a jab at President Trump from host Chris Rock. The series opened its 46th season with Alec Baldwin returning to play Trump, while Jim Carrey made his feature debut as Biden. In the sketch , the...

SNL Expands Cast, Has a Favorite for Biden

Show working out details, including plans for a studio audience

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live is making big plans for its 46th season. The show is bringing back all of its cast members from last year, including its semi-regulars, and adding others. "You'll see the same people," said Lorne Michaels, the show's executive producer. "I mean, Maya...

No More SNL on Zoom: Show Returning to Studio

Show finished up in the spring with cast members joining from home

(Newser) - After nearly seven months away from famed Studio 8H, the cast of Saturday Night Live plans to return for the premiere of the show's 46th season next month. The broadcast is planned for Oct. 3—right about the time of year the new season usually starts, Deadline reports. NBC...

Fallon Talks 'Biggest Crime' of White Guys

'Tonight Show' host vows to end the silence on racism

(Newser) - Jimmy Fallon promised a "different kind of show" in returning to the Tonight Show after a weeklong hiatus on Monday—and he delivered. Days after tweeting an apology for a 2000 Saturday Night Live sketch in which he impersonated Chris Rock in blackface, Fallon opened with a somber monologue...

20-Year-Old SNL Sketch Causing Problems for Jimmy Fallon

In it, he dons blackface

(Newser) - A 2000 Saturday Night Live sketch has come back to haunt Jimmy Fallon. Fallon, now the host of the Tonight Show, was at the time an SNL cast member doing an impression of Chris Rock—in blackface. (Rock left the show in 1993.) The skit was resurfaced on Twitter...

Fauci Gushes Over 'Classy' Brad Pitt on SNL

Virus expert says of actor's portrayal of him: 'Everything he said ... is what's going on'

(Newser) - What the good doctor wants, the good doctor gets. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the expert America has come to rely on for epidemiological information during President Trump's coronavirus briefings, expressed his desire to see Brad Pitt play him on Saturday Night Live, and he got his wish Saturday when Pitt...

Michael Che Pays Rent for 160 People

Gift honors his grandmother, who died from COVID-19

(Newser) - Michael Che made sure everyone knew he was "Martha's grandbaby" during a weekend appearance on Saturday Night Live, in which he spoke about the grandmother who'd died of complications from COVID-19. Now he's honoring her in a big way. The SNL co-head writer took to Instagram...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

Catholic Diocese Is Not Amused by SNL's R. Kelly Joke

Church demands NBC apologize for the skit

(Newser) - SNL has landed itself in a little holy hot water: Catholic officials in New York City are demanding the show and NBC apologize after a skit compared the Church’s sex abuse scandals to allegations against R. Kelly. The Diocese of Brooklyn released a statement on Monday heavily criticizing the...

Ex's SNL Promo Seemed to Get Ariana Grande's Goat

Was Ariana subtweeting former fiance with 'relevancy' post?

(Newser) - Although it was "very sad," the breakup of Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson at least seemed to be civil. Apparently that tenuous detente has ended, at least per the buzz around the 25-year-old singer's recent tweets. People reports on an SNL promo that dropped this week featuring...

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