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SNL Scales Back Tonight's Show
Tonight's SNL
Drops Audience

Tonight's SNL Drops Audience

Omicron is behind decision to scale back show

(Newser) - Hours before showtime, Saturday Night Live announced that its final show of the year will have no audience in its New York studio and a reduced cast and crew. A statement posted on social media attributed the decision to the surge in COVID-19 cases caused by the omicron variant, per...

Lauren Boebert in Tiff With SNL Star After Skit

GOP congresswoman didn't like Chloe Fineman's portrayal of her; Fineman calls Boebert a 'clown'

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live's cold open over the weekend focused on COVID and vaccinations, and "cold" is the best way to describe the reaction that GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert had to a sketch that pilloried her and colleague Marjorie Taylor Greene. In the short bit, Boebert (played by Chloe...

Kim Kardashian's OJ Jokes Didn't Land With One Person

Sister of Nicole Brown Simpson didn't appreciate Kardashian's OJ humor on 'SNL'

(Newser) - Kim Kardashian didn't hold back on the jokes over the weekend during her Saturday Night Live hosting gig, but one set of barbs has the family of Nicole Brown Simpson lashing out. In Kardashian's opening monologue , the 40-year-old TV personality mentioned her late father, Robert Kardashian, who'd...

SNL Announces Cast Shake-Up for 47th Season

Beck Bennett is leaving after 8 years

(Newser) - After eight seasons with Saturday Night Live, Beck Bennett is leaving the cast. The sketch comedy show on Monday announced the cast for its 47th season, which premieres Saturday. The only other cast member exiting is Lauren Holt, who just joined SNL this past season, Deadline reports. Three new featured...

Kardashian West Appearing on Show That Mocks Her

'Cultural icon' will host 'SNL' on Oct. 9

(Newser) - Kim Kardashian West will make her Saturday Night Live hosting debut on the second episode of its upcoming season. "OMFG no turning back now!!!!," Kardashian West tweeted Wednesday, per NBC News . The show's Oct. 2 season premiere will be hosted by Owen Wilson with musical guest Kacey...

Elon Musk Tanks Dogecoin, Self-Owns on SNL

Some jokes have real-life consequences

(Newser) - Eccentric tech billionaire Elon Musk hosted the May 8 Saturday Night Live, when he kicked things off with a monologue alongside his mom, revealed some personal info for the first time, managed to tank an entire crypto-currency, and squeeze in some self-owns in the show's first episode to ever...

Elon Musk Is Set to Host SNL. Controversy Has Ensued

Some claim that the backlash over billionaire's May 8 appearance may have been intentional for ratings

(Newser) - An announcement over the weekend that Elon Musk will host Saturday Night Live on May 8, along with musical guest Miley Cyrus, caught many by surprise—and it wasn't entirely a pleasant one. Newsweek notes that fans blasted the show, and creator Lorne Michaels, for the decision to let...

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
Why Adele's 
SNL Gig Is
a Big Deal

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
Michael Che
Pays Rent for
160 People

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...

Emma Stone Is Getting Hitched
Happy News
for Emma Stone

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,...

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