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Jim Carrey Will Reportedly Host 'Saturday Night Live' This Fall

September 20, 2014 10:09:47

could be the next host on "". After , and were locked as hosts for the first three episodes of season 40, "The Mask" star is now rumored to hit the Studio 8H stage early this season.

According to TheWrap, Carrey's appearance on NBC variety series will coincide the release of his new movie "", which is due November 14 in the States. In the sequel to the 1994 film "Dumb and Dumber", he will reunite with to reprise their roles as dimwitted best friends Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne respectively.


Darrell Hammond Tapped as New Announcer on 'Saturday Night Live'

September 19, 2014 04:09:53

"" reveals the new announcer for the upcoming season 40 after longtime voiceover star Don Pardo passed away in August. Darrell Hammond is hired to introduce the NBC sketch show when it returns later this month.

Hammond, 58, is an "SNL" alum who left the show in 2009. He was a cast member on the variety show for 14 seasons, longer than any other actor in its history. He previously filled in for Pardo when the latter had laryngitis.


Nasim Pedrad Confronted by Kim Kardashian About 'Saturday Night Live' Spoof

September 17, 2014 03:09:57

Former "" cast member Nasim Pedrad is perhaps best known for her impersonation of . Stopping by "" on Monday, September 15, she recalled the time she met the reality TV star and was confronted about the way she imitated her voice.

"She was in pristine, airbrushed makeup, perfect hair," the comedienne told . "I, that day, looked like a person who woke up in a dumpster. I hadn't slept in two days, I was wearing this extra-large T-shirt with the logo of a medical facility from my hometown. She was understandably mortified to discover that I played her on the show."


'Saturday Night Live' Adds Pete Davidson, Drops Mike O'Brien From Cast

September 16, 2014 08:09:06

"" welcomes another new face in its upcoming 40th season. The show has confirmed through its Twitter page that Pete Davidson will join the line-up as new featured player. "Welcome to the cast, @petedavidson!" so reads the post.

According to Deadline, the 20-year-old Brooklyn-based stand-up comedian was handpicked by series creator and executive producer Lorne Michaels himself. He first hit the stage at 16 and had roles on the revived "Wild 'N Out" and MTV's "Guy Code".


'SNL' Star Cecily Strong Not 'Angry or Sad' for Being Replaced on 'Weekend Update'

September 15, 2014 08:09:39

Cecily Strong has spoken up after she was cut from "Weekend Update" on "". The comedian, who remains a cast member on the show, took to Instagram on Friday night, September 12 to assure fans that there's no bad blood after she was replaced by Michael Che as "Weekend Update" co-anchor.

"I don't see this as me leaving update, just as me being on update in a looser, goofier way that is a lot more fun for me and in a way I think I'm better at," she wrote. "And now I get to do features with the very funny and wonderful Michael Che! No point in being angry or sad for me for something I'm genuinely happy about!"


'Saturday Night Live' Replaces Cecily Strong With Michael Che as 'Weekend Update' Anchor

September 12, 2014 09:09:50

"" has announced a new "Weekend Update" anchor. Michael Che, who has been a writer on the NBC sketch series, will replace Cecily Strong and join co-anchor Colin Jost in the segment for the 40th installment of the show.

Series creator and executive producer Lorne Michaels tells New York Times that they picked Che after trying out "a number of different combinations" in the last few weeks. He says of the 31-year-old comedian who is also a correspondent on "", "Michael is a strong writer, and he's really funny."


Chris Pratt and Sarah Silverman to Host 'SNL' New Season

September 11, 2014 04:09:08

"" announces first hosts and musical guests for the upcoming season 40. The new cycle will kick off September 27 with "" hunk as the emcee and continue October 4 with comedienne as the host.

It will become the first hosting gig on the sketch comedy show for both. The "" star will be accompanied by first-time musical guest on the season premiere, while the "" actress will have as the performer. The band will make their fifth appearance as musical guest.


Nasim Pedrad on Leaving 'SNL' for 'Mulaney': I Can't Think of a Better Reason

July 21, 2014 10:07:31

Nasim Pedrad addressed her departure from "" at the Television Critics Association summer press tour. Attending the event to promote her new show "", she explained why she left the NBC variety series for the upcoming FOX comedy.

"Obviously there's nothing like that show and I was lucky to be there for five years," she initially said of "SNL" where she was a cast member for five seasons. "At some point you have to leave, and I can't think of a better reason to leave than for this particular show and this particular cast."


'Saturday Night Live' Also Cuts Noel Wells and John Milhiser

July 16, 2014 08:07:05

Two more actors are let go from "". After Brooks Wheelan announced his dismissal on Twitter on Monday, July 14, it's now reported that Noel Wells and John Milhiser are not returning for the next season either.

According to Deadline which first got the scoop, "SNL" decided not to renew the contracts of these two actors, who were added to the show as featured players last September. Wheelan was also a first-year actor on the show.


Brooks Wheelan Says He's Fired From 'Saturday Night Live'

July 15, 2014 08:07:04

Brooks Wheelan is fired from "" after only one season. He broke the news himself on Twitter, writing on Monday, July 14, "Had a blast and loved every second of it. I'm totally honored to be able to make this next joke... FIRED FROM NEW YORK IT'S SATURDAY NIGHT!"

Sources have confirmed that Wheelan is indeed not returning for the upcoming 40th season of the sketch series and added that casting changes are normal. "SNL" and NBC have not released any statement regarding this report as casting decisions are expected to be announced in August.


Adam Sandler Explains Why He Won't Host 'Saturday Night Live'

May 29, 2014 04:05:50

won't follow the footsteps of fellow "" alumni who have returned to host the show. Speaking with another former "SNL" cast member Norm Macdonald during his podcast, the "" star explained why he would never host the NBC long-running series.

"Why should I?" he responded after Macdonald asked him, "Why won't you host the show?" The 47-year-old actor continued, "I don't know how good it would be. I'm slow now." He added that "there are guys who love doing it, who are great at doing it," but he's not sure that he could do it well "I just don't know how good I'd be doing it. I did what I could do on that show," he said.


Video: 'SNL' Spoofs Jay-Z and Solange Elevator Fight, Andy Samberg Reunites With Former Cast Members

May 19, 2014 09:05:46

"" wrapped up its 39th season with as a host. The "" star was not the only returning former cast member in the season finale as , , and also appeared in the episode that aired May 17.

Rudolph helped "SNL" spoof and elevator attack which grabbed the headlines in the past week. Jay Pharoah played the rapper and Sasheer Zamata impersonated his sister-in-law, addressing their feud and releasing a video from the fight with an audio track that revealed that she was helping Jay-Z get rid of a spider from him. Rudolph appeared toward the end of the cold open to portray .


Video: Andy Samberg Promotes His 'Saturday Night Live' Return

May 14, 2014 12:05:56

is back to "" later this week to host the season finale. He appears with in a promo for the new episode of the sketch series and the latter hypes up Samberg's return by shouting the "" star's name out loud.

Thompson thinks Samberg is still "the same old Andy," but it seems that he has changed since headlining his own sitcom and winning a Golden Globe Award. Later, the two funnymen do "quick yoga" and get lovey dovey as Thompson says he has planted some flowers in honor of Samberg coming back to the show.


Video: Barbara Walters Pokes Fun at Herself on Charlize Theron-Hosted 'Saturday Night Live'

May 12, 2014 09:05:49

"" paid tribute to before she officially retires this coming week on "". The variety show played clips of numerous Barbara Walters impressions over the years before the real Barbara Walters appeared on Weekend Update segment with Cecily Strong.

"What an honor it was to see my groundbreaking career in journalism be reduced to a cartoon character with a ridiculous voice," the veteran ABC News journalist said after watching past skits of "SNL" cast members spoofing her as Baba Wawa. She showed her funny side, poking fun at herself.


'SNL' Video: Emma Stone Makes Surprise Appearance, Andrew Garfield Kisses Chris Martin

May 05, 2014 09:05:41

showed her support to boyfriend when he hosted "" on May 3. The movie beauty joined him onstage as he delivered his monologue, giving him some comedy tips.

The Gwen Stacy depicter also appeared in a sketch where she and her "" co-star Garfield filmed a kissing scene. Somehow, they couldn't get their kiss right and the desperate director, played by , accepted 's offer to step in to replace Stone. The frontman managed to deliver a more convincing kissing scene with Garfield.


'SNL' Promo: Andrew Garfield Is Mistaken for Batman Actor

April 30, 2014 03:04:38

is readying for his "" gig, appearing in a promo for the upcoming episode of the variety series. Following in the footsteps of his "" co-star and real-life girlfriend , he feels the pressure to host the show as Bobby Moynihan stresses, "I hope you're as good as when Emma Stone hosted," adding that they name a stage after her as an honor.

In another skit, the regular cast member mistakes Garfield for Batman or Superman depicter. Moynihan later makes the U.K.-raised actor do his introduction in American accent and in dog language. The comedian also asks the Golden Globe-nominated actor do a dramatic version of the introduction.


Charlize Theron and Andy Samberg Sign Up to Host 'Saturday Night Live'

April 24, 2014 01:04:43

"" has announced hosts for its May editions. After tapping "" actor for the May 3 episode, the variety series has tapped and to tackle the hosting duty for the following weeks.

Hollywood beauty Theron, whose new movie "" will arrive in U.S. theaters on May 30, will host the show for the second time the May 10 episode. She will be joined by , who will make their third appearance as musical guest.


'Saturday Night Live' to Reunite Past Members for 40th Anniversary Special

April 19, 2014 11:04:37

NBC plans a star-studded special to celebrate the 40th anniversary of "" next year. The live special which will run for three hours from 8 P.M. to 11 P.M. on February 15, 2015 will feature star-studded line-up that includes past and present cast members.

" 'Saturday Night Live' is an institution unlike anything else in television history," said Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment, in a statement. "The many brilliant 'Not Ready for Primetime Players' over the years is a who's who of film and television comedy for the last two generations."


Andrew Garfield and Coldplay Book 'Saturday Night Live' Gigs

April 14, 2014 01:04:01

will swing his way to Rockefeller Plaza to host "" on May 3. The title character depicter in "" film series will make his "SNL" hosting debut in the episode, just in time for his latest movie "" U.S. release on May 2.

The 30-year-old actor will be joined by Coldplay, who is tapped as a musical guest for the episode. It will mark the British band fifth appearance on the NBC variety show. The four-piece group last performed on the sketch series in a 2011 episode hosted by Garfield's real-life girlfriend and "Amazing Spider-Man" co-star .


Video: Taylor Swift and James Franco Make Surprise Cameo on Seth Rogen-Hosted 'SNL'

April 14, 2014 10:04:17

enlisted the help of his celebrity friends when hosting "" on April 12. He was joined by singer , frequent co-star , and actress during the show's monologue.

Franco showed up after Rogen poked fun at the "" actor's attempted hookup with a 17-year-old via social media. "I decided to prank James Franco. I posed as a girl on Instagram, told him I was way young," the "" star joked. "He seemed unfazed. I have a date to meet him at the Ace Hotel." Franco claimed he'd been waiting for Rogan at the Ace Hotel for "three days."


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