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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.


Kevin Hart to Host the First 'Saturday Night Live' in 2015

December 22, 2014 08:12:27

has been tapped as the first "" host in 2015. The actor/comedian will host the first episode of the NBC variety series in the new year set to air January 17.

It will mark the second time the "" star hosts the sketch show after tackling the same duty in March 2013. His return to "SNL" comes a day after his new movie "" opens in U.S. theaters on January 16.


Video: Mike Myers' Dr. Evil Mocks Sony and North Korea Hacking Scandal on 'SNL'

December 22, 2014 03:12:13

"" poked fun at Sony and North Korea clash in the latest episode hosted by over the weekend. In one sketch, showed up reprising his villainous character from "Austin Powers" movies to address the drama triggered by and 's comedy "".

Channeling his inner Dr. Evil, Myers dissed the hackers known as the Guardians of Peace, "There's already a GOP and they're already an evil organization." He also said that hacking Sony as an "act of war" was not really a smart move. If North Korea wanted to "kill a movie, just move it to January," he deadpanned, adding that Sony "hasn't had a hit since the Walkman."


Amy Adams Gets Proposed, Goes Crazy Over One Direction in 'SNL' Promo

December 18, 2014 03:12:56

appears in a "" promo ahead of her hosting duty on December 20. Holiday spirit, proposals, and fangirl meltdown fill the promotional video as the "" actress is joined by .

Killam seems to get carried away as the two get into the joyful Christmas. With a twinkling tree in the background, he can't help but keep on getting down on one knee in front of Amy even though she says no. They also pretend to play snow, assuming that it will be added later with the help of visual effects.


Martin Freeman Brings His Middle-Earth Character to 'The Office' on 'SNL'

December 15, 2014 01:12:26

combines his roles in "" and "The Hobbit" in one hilarious sketch on "" over the weekend. In "The Office: Middle Earth", his Bilbo Baggins is a guy who works at a paper company after his quest with the dwarves.


Video: James Franco and Seth Rogen Address Sony Hack on 'SNL'

December 07, 2014 11:12:16

got help from when hosting "" over the weekend. They addressed Sony hacking scandal which was initially believed to be North Korea's revenge on the studio due to Kim Jong-un assassination plot in "" before the country denied it.

"This is all just a real violation of my personal life," Franco said, before Rogen joined him on stage. Rogen said the hackers had accessed their phones and gotten hold of their private pictures. One photo showed the two of them cradling each other like and , and another saw them sitting naked on Santa's lap.


'Saturday Night Live' Promo: James Franco Plans Black-and-White and 3D Edition

December 04, 2014 10:12:32

, one of the busiest men in Hollywood, will stop by Studio 8H at NBC Studios in New York this weekend to host "". Prior to the gig, he has taped a promo video with the show's regular player Cecily Strong.

Showing how packed his schedule lately, he has to excuse himself several times to attend a class at Yale and to shoot a movie, leaving Strong alone in front of camera. In another sketch, he experiences a Christmas miracle when his wish for a sandwich is granted.


Video: 'Saturday Night Live' Takes on Bill Cosby Scandal

November 24, 2014 02:11:16

One of the highlights on "" over the weekend was the "Weekend Update". Host Michael Che talked about scandal amidst a flood of allegations that the "Bill Cosby Show" star sexually assaulted a number of women in Hollywood.

"Hey Bill Cosby, pull your damn pants up," Che deadpanned. "I've always wanted to say that." He went on to address that "TV Land pulled all re-runs of "The Cosby Show", before he added, "I don't know how to feel about that because I don't know Bill Cosby, but Cliff Huxtable practically raised me. I love that dude!"


James Franco, Martin Freeman, Amy Adams to Host 'SNL'

November 21, 2014 04:11:26

"" announces hosts and musical guests for this December episodes. , , and are announced to serve as emcees, while , , and will perform.

Franco will return to host the NBC variety show on December 6 for the third time with, Minaj making her second appearance as a musical guest. Freeman is set to make his debut as "SNL" host the following weekend on December 13, with first-time performer Charli XCX.


Cameron Diaz Reveals Her 'Romantic Past' With Bobby Moynihan in 'SNL' Promo

November 19, 2014 01:11:59

is in New York this week to host "". In a promo for the upcoming episode of the variety series, the actress and "SNL" regular player Bobby Moynihan admire the view of the Big Apple from inside NBC Studios while contemplating what she will do if she's in New York, which turns out to be the exact thing she will do this weekend.

In another skit, the "" star reads some cue cards written by Moynihan, who tricks her into saying that he was her first kiss. "When we made love on the roof of the 'Die Hard' building," she continues reading before finding the cue cards written in crayon weird.


Video: Woody Harrelson and 'Hunger Games' Cast Take on Taylor Swift on 'SNL'

November 16, 2014 11:11:57

got help from "" cast members during his hosting gig on "". The actor made fun of , comparing the year 1989 when he first hosted the show to the year that the country/pop singer referred to in her new album.

Harrelson who plays the drunkard Haymitch in the "Hunger Games" franchise made fun of his "fuzzy" memory " 'cause of the drugs." The "" actor grabbed a guitar and sang about the fall of Berlin Wall and as Batman in 1989.


Woody Harrelson Stages 'Hunger Games' in 'Saturday Night Live' Promo

November 12, 2014 03:11:02

is promoting his upcoming hosting gig on "" in some funny sketches. Appearing with "SNL" featured player , the Academy Award-winning actor proposes "Hunger Games" on the NBC show, encouraging the cast to fight to the death like the plot of his movie "".

"Where someone actually dies?" Killam asks. "Yeah," Harrelson replies, explaining, "Just [kill off] one person - you got a huge cast." Just as he finishes his line, Aidy Bryant suddenly appears and shoots Killam with an arrow.


Cameron Diaz to Host 'Saturday Night Live' With Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson

November 04, 2014 07:11:58

will host "" a week after . The gig came on the heels of her role as Miss Hannigan in "", which hits U.S. theaters December 19.

This would be the actress' fourth time leading the variety show after hosting in 1998, 2002 and 2005. She also appeared occasionally including the time she introduced then-boyfriend as a musical performer in 2006.


Woody Harrelson Will Host 'SNL' With Musical Guest Kendrick Lamar

November 03, 2014 09:11:44

is booked for a "" appearance. The Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning actor has been tapped to host the November 15 episode of the long-running variety series.

He'll take the stage on Studio 8H just in time to promote his new movie "", which is scheduled to hit theaters nationwide on November 21. This will be the third time Harrelson hosts the show after previously tackling the same duty in 1989 and 1992.


Video: Chris Rock Jokes About Boston Bombing and 9/11 Terrorist Attack on 'SNL'

November 02, 2014 10:11:43

was not afraid of stirring controversies during his return as the host of "" over the weekend. The comedian took on Boston marathon bombing and 9/11 terrorist attack among other delicate topics during his monologue.

Calling the Boston bombing "the most frightening, sadistic terrorist attack ever," he joked about the runners who ran 26 miles at the marathon, "Their knees are hurting, their feet are killing them. ... You've been training for a year, you finally get to the finish line, and somebody screams: 'Run!' " He ended the bit by praising the survivors as saying, "Good people of Boston bounced back."


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