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Melanie Griffith Raves About Daughter Dakota Johnson's 'SNL' Performance

March 02, 2015 04:03:51

Amid criticisms of 's ISIS sketch on "", her mother has been one of her loyal supporters. The veteran actress had nothing but praise when commenting on her daughter's "SNL" performance.

"She killed it!!! Wow! I loved her poise, her comic timing, her grace, loved everything she did!! Dakota on SNL," so the Golden Globe-winning actress tweeted following Johnson's hosting gig on February 28.


Dakota Johnson Jokes About 'Fifty Shades of Grey' and ISIS on 'Saturday Night Live'

March 02, 2015 02:03:20

hosted "" when the sketch show returned February 28 after celebrating the 40th anniversary two weeks ago. She discussed life after "", saying her dry cleaner wouldn't look her in the eye anymore and her dog walker winked at her whenever taking the leash off the wall.

"I have a funny feeling at next year's Oscars, it's going to be ... not anywhere," Johnson quipped in her monologue as she referred to the movie's lukewarm review. She, however, noted that the movie was a commercial success with "$500 million" and a "very specific group of fans."


Dakota Johnson and Taran Killam Beg Melanie Griffith to Watch 'Fifty Shades of Grey' in 'SNL' Promo

February 26, 2015 10:02:08

is hosting the upcoming February 28 episode of "" and a new promo has been released prior to the gig. Landing online on Wednesday, February 25, the "SNL" promo sees the "" star begging her mom to watch her new raunchy movie which also stars as a successful businessman who is into BDSM.

Accompanied by in the new video, Johnson is seen poking fun at a recent spat with her mom over the movie on Oscars red carpet. When he asks if Griffith has seen the movie, Johnson whines, "Nooo she didn't, and I'm reallllly upset about it!" Killam responds, "So not fair, she's, like, not supporting you!"


Chris Hemsworth to Host 'SNL' March 7 Episode

February 25, 2015 08:02:31

It's official, is hosting the March 7 episode of "". NBC has confirmed the actor's recruitment for the show, thus marking his first time ever hosting the series. In the particular episode, would be appearing as the musical guest. No further details on the much anticipated episode have been revealed.

"SNL" will air its next installment this Saturday, February 28 with "" leading actress on the hosting gig. Her recruitment for the show was confirmed earlier this month. "ANNOUNCEMENT: Dakota Johnson is hosting #SNL February 28!" so read a tweet by "SNL". The Alabama Shakes, in the meantime, has been booked as musical guest.


Bill Cosby Commends Eddie Murphy for Refusing to Mock Him on 'SNL 40'

February 20, 2015 10:02:14

has reacted to revelation that turned down a suggestion that he portrayed the disgraced comedian in a sketch on "" 40th anniversary special. Cosby thanks Murphy for refusing to poke fun at him, saying through a spokesperson, "I am very of Eddie and I applaud his actions."

Former cast member Norm Macdonald was the one who revealed that Murphy was about to be included in a "Celebrity Jeopardy" skit where he was supposed to play Cosby in a Daily Double video about "Favorite Cocktails". Macdonald said he and co-writers Steve Higgins and Lori Jo Hoekstra tried hard to convince Murpy to play the 77-year-old comedian, but in the end Murphy decided not to do it.


Eddie Murphy Refused to Play Bill Cosby for 'SNL 40', Says Norm Macdonald

February 19, 2015 02:02:45

was asked to play on the 40th anniversary special of "" that aired last Sunday, February 15. Norm Macdonald made the revelation as he talked about preparations for the show in a bunch of Twitter posts he sent out on Wednesday, February 18.

In tweets detailing the "Celebrity Jeopardy" sketch, Macdonald said that Murphy was originally expected to portray Cosby. He said he and co-writers Steve Higgins and Lori Jo Hoekstra tried hard to convince the "Beverly Hills Cop" actor to play the 77-year-old comedian who's been accused of sexual assault by numerous women.


'SNL' 40th Anniversary Special Is NBC's Top Primetime Entertainment Program

February 17, 2015 09:02:50

The "" 40th anniversary special is a ratings hit for NBC. The three-and-a-half hour telecast posted an impressive 23.1 million viewers and a 7.8 rating among adults 18-49 on Sunday night, February 15.

According to NBC, it is the most-watched primetime entertainment telecast (excluding post-Super Bowl programs) for the network in ten years, since "" finale in 2004. In the 18-49 demo, it marks the network's top-rated primetime entertainment telecast in eight years since the "Will & Grace" finale in 2006.


Dakota Johnson to Host the Next 'Saturday Night Live'

February 16, 2015 03:02:14

keeps herself busy with a new TV gig. On the heels of the release of her latest movie "", the Ana Steele depicter is set to host the February 28 episode of "". Johnson revealed the news when she was taking part in 's "taking questions from the audience" section during the "SNL" 40th anniversary special on Sunday, February 15.

During the section, Seinfeld also gave an advice for the actress who will make her first hosting stint on the show. "Well, Dakota, hosting the show is thrilling, but when you host, you're totally powerless - you're told what to do, what to wear, you just have to submit," the comedian told her. "So great, it's like a regular shoot," she replied.

'SNL' Special Videos: Jim Carrey Impersonates Matthew McConaughey, Edward Norton Takes on Stefon

February 16, 2015 02:02:09

delivered his best take on on the "" 40th anniversary special. He appeared halfway through "Celebrity Jeopardy" sketch where stepped in as host Alex Trebek.

Darrell Hammond returned as , Kate McKinnon mocked , channeled , impersonated , and Norm MacDonald portrayed Burt Reynolds. They annoyed Ferrell's Trebek with their irrelevant answers.


Video: Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon Open 'SNL' Special With Musical Tribute

February 16, 2015 10:02:30

Best pals and joined forces to kick off the "" 40th anniversary special on Sunday, February 15. Fallon appeared onstage first, before Timberlake interrupted the funnyman before he even finished the first line of his song.

The two then launched into a tribute rap mentioning former cast members and famous sketches, like the "Schweddy Balls", the Blues Brothers and the "Lazy Sunday" digital short, of the show. Timberlake also made a reference to his "Dick in a Box" digital short with .


Justin Timberlake, Jimmy Fallon Get Goofy on 'SNL' 40th Anniversary Special Red Carpet

February 16, 2015 09:02:34

Celebrities packed the 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York, NY, on Sunday night, February 15 not only because it's the headquarters of NBC but also because it's where the "" 40th anniversary special took place. From comedians to TV anchors and singers to actors, all joined in for the star-studded celebration.

Keeping the laughs flowing since the beginning, best pals and goofed around on the red carpet where they were joined by . Former cast member and actress wife also made funny faces on the red carpet, while the current players including , , Sasheer Zamata, Pete Davidson and Kate McKinnon took a selfie together.


NSYNC to Reunite on 'Saturday Night Live'

February 15, 2015 06:02:01

fans rejoice. The band will reunite again two years after they performed together at the MTV Video Music Awards. JC Chasez, , Joey Fatone, , and Chris Krickpatrick are set to make a special appearance on "".

The band will regroup for a three-hour-plus special airing this coming Sunday, February 15 at 8 P.M. to celebrate "SNL" 40th anniversary. "Together again... Gee, it's good to be together again #SNL40," they announced in their official Twitter page.


'Saturday Night Live' Expands to Three-and-a-Half Hours for 40th Anniversary Special

February 13, 2015 09:02:23

NBC gives "" extra 30 minutes for its upcoming star-studded celebration. The 40th anniversary special of the long-running sketch series will run for three-and-a-half hours, which is 30 minutes longer than initially planned.

The special will air live on the East Coast from 8 to 11:30 P.M. on NBC. It will feature former regular players, past hosts and musical guests. , , , , , , , , , and were among the returning cast members.


J.K. Simmons Channels His Mean Character From 'Whiplash' on 'SNL'

February 02, 2015 04:02:48

opened "" by expressing his gratitude for "an amazing year," citing his critically-acclaimed performance as a "mean, intimidating band conductor" in the movie "". He insisted that he's actually very nice in real life.


Eddie Murphy Returning to 'SNL' for 40th Anniversary Special

January 30, 2015 09:01:25

More than 30 years after he left "", is set to come back to the show that helped him gain prominence. The 53-year-old funnyman announced during an interview with TV One's "News One Now" that he would return for the show's 40th anniversary special which is set to air February 15 on NBC.

"It's just timing. It just never worked out where the timing was right for me to do it," he told host Roland S. Martin via telephone when asked why he never appeared on the sketch series in three decades. "Actually, they're having a 40th anniversary thing in two weeks, I'm going to that. And that will be the first time that I've been back since I left."


'SNL': Blake Shelton Pits 'The Voice' Against 'American Idol', Mocks 'The Bachelor'

January 26, 2015 12:01:01

made his debut on "" this weekend. The country music crooner pulled a double duty as a host and a musical guest on the NBC variety show. He taught the cast about country humor in his monologue and then went on to mock the reality show business in some of the sketches.


Blake Shelton Mocks Adam Levine and 'The Voice' in 'SNL' Promo

January 21, 2015 03:01:31

is preparing for his "" gig by appearing in a promo video for the January 24 episode of the show. Showing his funny side, the country music crooner pokes fun at his light-hearted rivalry with on "".

When asked by "SNL" regular Cecily Strong if his rivalry with Levine is real, he replies, "It's real. It's so real, in fact, that guy's such a punk. I actually have a message for you right now, Adam." He adds in a taunting manner, "Hey Adam. Look who's hosting 'SNL' now, pretty boy!"


J.K. Simmons to Host 'SNL' With D'Angelo as Musical Guest

January 21, 2015 02:01:47

is tapped as a host for an upcoming episode of "". The actor will serve as an emcee for the January 31 edition with reclusive R&B singer and his band The Vanguard serving as a musical guest.

D'Angelo is expected to perform songs from his new album "". His TV performance will be followed by a headlining show at New York's Apollo Theater on February 7. A few days later, the singer will kick off a European tour in Zurich, Switzerland.


'SNL': Kevin Hart's Raccoon Problem, Justin Bieber Parody Ad, 'Selma' Oscar Snub

January 19, 2015 01:01:44

The first 2015 episode of "" kicked off with talking about living in the suburbs. "We got a thug raccoon running around outside!" he said. "My son goes outside, and the first thing he said was, 'Dad, I'm scared. Can you come with me?' I said, 'Absolutely not. This is your journey. This is about you becoming a man.' "


Blake Shelton Will Host and Perform on 'Saturday Night Live'

January 07, 2015 10:01:00

is set to pull double duty on "". The country music crooner has been tapped as host as well as musical guest for the January 24 episode of the NBC long-running series. The gig will mark the first time he appears on the show.

Shelton is expected to perform songs from his latest chart-topping album "", which was released on August 18. He will return as coach on NBC's singing competition series "" when it kicks off the eighth season on February 23.


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