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Migos performed 'Bon Appetit' alongside Katy Perry on 'Saturday Night Live' last weekend.
The management team for hip-hop sensations Migos have denied a story suggesting the rappers refused to perform on-stage with drag queens when they appeared with Katy Perry on ‘Saturday Night Live’ last weekend.
Perry performed her new track ‘Swish Swish’ accompanied by drag queens as back-up dancers when she was on ‘SNL’ last Saturday (May 20th). She also did a rendition of ‘Bon Appetit’, her collaboration with the ‘Bad and Boujee’ rappers Migos, but this time round there were far fewer of the drag queens present on the stage, and those that were only seemed to dance on the very periphery of the stage.
'Saturday Night Live' sees Dwayne Johnson address presidential bid rumours.
Dwayne Johnson for President? That sounds like a good idea considering what politics is at the moment. The actor joked about running for office while hosting 'Saturday Night Live' for the fifth time last week, and even brought along Tom Hanks as his 'running mate'.
Dwayne Johnson at the 'Baywatch' premiere
It was the 'Baywatch' star's fifth time hosting 'Saturday Night Live' which meant that Alec Baldwin had the pleasure of introducing him into the 5-timers club (they have jackets!). While talking about Alec's infamous portrayal of Donald Trump, Dwayne opened up about his future plans.
Continue reading: Dwayne Johnson And Tom Hanks Run For Office In 'SNL' Skit
No, Chris Pine is not in 'Guardians of the Galaxy', 'Captain America' or 'Thor'.
We're glad to discover that we're not the only ones who get confused with the four Chrises of Hollywood, because Chris Pine took to 'Saturday Night Live' to explain the differences between himself, Chris Evans, Chris Pratt and Chris Hemsworth once and for all.
Chris Pine pictured on the red carpet
The 'Star Trek' star is getting well and truly tired of people thinking he is in movies that he isn't, just because he shares his first name with some other Hollywood superstars with similar features and ages. He decided to use his stint as host on this weekend's 'Saturday Night Live' (May 6th 2017) to address the issue.
'SNL' will be broadcast live across America for the first time in its 42-year history from April 15th.
For the first time in its lengthy history, ‘Saturday Night Live’ is set to actually be aired live in all time zones across America in a first coast-to-coast broadcast for the end of the current season.
In a month’s time, starting on Saturday April 15th, the East Coast-based NBC favourite will air simultaneously across the United States for the last four episodes of the current 42nd series. The episodes concerned will be hosted by Jimmy Fallon on April 15th, followed by Chris Pine on May 6th, Melissa McCarthy on May 13th, and Dwayne Johnson for the curtain-closer on May 20th.
We will never be able to see 'The Hobbit' in the same way again.
Martin Freeman's acting career has been just as much an unpredictable a journey as his character Bilbo Baggins' Middle Earth quest in 'The Hobbit' series, but can you imagine his two most iconic roles joining together?
Martin Freeman unites The Office with The Hobbit
That's just what 'Saturday Night Live' did when the British actor took to guest hosting the show on Saturday (December 13th 2014). Before he stormed US film and TV with Peter Jackson's 'The Hobbit' and the FX series adaptation of the Coen brothers' 'Fargo', Martin Freeman was arguably best known for his likeable role as Tim Canterbury in Ricky Gervais' sitcom 'The Office'. So what happens when you put an ordinary office environment in Middle Earth?
Oh. My. God. Look at her... new album?
Ok, before you read this article, we have to agree on one thing: this is a no Nicki Minaj hate zone. That means that you have to read it with an open mind and hopefully appreciate the majesty that is Nicki Minaj’s hair, music, makeup... everything, really.
Minaj performed three songs in all: 'Bed Of Lies' with Skylar Grey and a medley of 'Only' and 'All Things Go'. Through the magic of the internet, you can now watch all of those online. Somewhere. Not here because, you know. Copyright is a thing. NME has clips of the whole thing, though. Don’t say we never did anything for you.
Um... excuse you?
Continue reading: Nicki Minaj Rocks SNL Ahead Of "The Pinkprint" Release
Jim Carrey's first guest host spot on 'SNL' since 2011 was a real winner.
Jim Carrey's third appearance on 'Saturday Night Live' at the weekend (October 25th 2014) proved to be another eye-wateringly hilarious episode - though we know we'll be stuck with an image of the actor in a nude unitard and blonde wig forever more.
Jim Carrey does 'Chandelier' rather well
Yes, Saturday's 'SNL' highlight was the Halloween themed office party sketch, which saw the 'Dumb and Dumber' star re-enact the video for Sia's Platinum hit 'Chandelier', alongside identically dressed cast member Kate Mckinnon as they attempted to battle it out for the right to wear the costume. The pair performed the energetic dance routine of 'Dance Moms' star Maddie Ziegler who starred in the video, and while it has to be said that it really is a remarkable rendition, Jim Carrey's customary absurd facial expressions made it a truly unmissable show - that and musical guest Iggy Azalea's unexpected cameo.
Continue reading: Jim Carrey Does Sia's 'Chandelier' On 'SNL'. Scarily Well.
On last night's Halloween-themed SNL, things got a bit weird.
Iggy Azalea can now officially be crowned a pop queen, after her SNL debut last night. I-G-G-Y performed three songs – she kicked things off with the monster hit Fancy and later on, brought out Rita Ora for their girl power-themed collab, Black Widow. For Iggy fans, it was kind of a dream come, as Iggy rapped, sung and gyrated her way through the two breakout hits of Summer ’14 alongside her band of dancers, all decked out in hot pants and letterman jackets.
Iggy Azalea had her SNL debut last night. Let's talk about it.
Continue reading: Iggy Azalea's SNL Debut Was... A Mixed Bag
The 58 year old former 'SNL' cast member will be the replacement for the legendary Don Pardo, who passed away last month.
Comedian Darrell Hammond has been unveiled as the new announcer of long-running TV staple ‘Saturday Night Live’ when it returns for its fortieth season at the end of the month. He replaces the late Don Pardo, who had held that responsibility since the show’s debut way back in 1975 and had become an institution of late night television.
Faced with the task of replacing somebody with 39 years of experience and association with the show, ‘SNL’’s creator Lorne Michaels has gone for the next best thing in picking Hammond, who has served longer than any other performing member in the show's history, working in the cast from 1995 through to 2009.
Continue reading: Darrell Hammond Will Be The Announcer Of New Season Of 'SNL'
The comedian kept his announcement as upbeat as possible.
So what does one do to get fired from Saturday Night Live after one season? The show, which is notorious for giving young comedians a head start, has fired Brooks Wheelan for undisclosed reasons. Ever the optimist, Wheelan didn’t seem to be taking it too hard, when he posted the announcement on Twitter.
Lorne Michaels has hinted at more lineup changes coming this year.
"Had a blast and loved every second of it," Wheelan tweeted. "I'm totally honored to be able to make this next joke... FIRED FROM NEW YORK IT'S SATURDAY NIGHT!"
Continue reading: Funnyman Brooks Wheelan Fired From SNL After One Season
One of the head writers on 'Saturday Night Live,' Jost will host the show's 'Weekend Update' segment with Cecily Strong
As Seth Meyers readies himself to assume his seat at the Late Night desk next month, the departing Saturday Night Live regular has left some important gaps on the show that need filling. One of these gaps is on the anchor's chair for the show's 'Weekend Update,' a gap that SNL executive producer and creator Lorne Michaels has managed to get sorted out already.
Jost has worked on SNL for almost a decade
Head writer and some-time performer Colin Jost is due to assume Meyer's place on the Weekend Update hot seat, beside current anchor Cecily Strong, who began her stint as co-anchor at the start of the current season. The move will take place next month, when Meyers finally jumps ship and takes over from Jimmy Kimmel on NBC's Late Night.
As the world scrambles to learn about the newest SNL castmember Sasheer Zamata, it looks like there is just one thing they should know: she is a huge fan of Beyonce's.
Saturday Night Live has hired its first African American female castmember since Maya Rudolph, and she already has plenty of fans. Sasheer Zamata was selected after the show held nationwide auditions, possibly as a response to criticism over their lack of diversity.
Beyonce attends a screening of her new visual album in NYC
Zamata is an accomplished actress and comedian, and it turns out, loves Beyonce — one of the character she will be playing on SNL. The actress recently appeared on an episode of How Was Your Week, a podcast with Julie Klausner, and all she could talk about was the singer. She admits that's all she ever talks about, pretty much.
He's acted before, so this'll be breezy
Drake will be at the helm when Saturday Night Live returns for its first episode of 2014. The rapper will be facing the twin concerns of presenting and performing when he takes the microphone in January, the show announced last night.
Drake will have the spotlight on him come January
The actor was slightly overshadowed by his departing stars, but that would have happened to anybody.
Ben Affleck was a fitting host for the last episode in the current series of Saturday Night Live, with the Oscar winner providing ample personality, humour and taste in an episode where he was very much overshadowed by other cast-members and guests. Before the show the real emphasis was on Kanye West's appearance, with audiences hotly anticipating whether the rapper had any new material to offer, as well as the end of Bill Hader and Fred Armisen's (and apparently Jason Sudeikis) run on the show.
So Affleck needed to do something fresh and original to try and distract the audience before Yeezy's performance and the final few sketches of the departing SNL-ers, unfortunately though Argo jokes just aren't that funny or original anymore. Even Armisen's slightly amusing impersonation of Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad failed to lift the sketch, nor did Affleck insistence that he only made the fake movie in Argo because he’s “long been looking to appear in a movie worse than Gigli.” (Really, we're still making jokes about Gigli).
Ben Affleck was an entertaining host on Saturday
Continue reading: Ben Affleck Gets To Re-Visit Argo, Again, And Re-Do His Marriage On SNL
The rapper unveils a few songs, rants for a bit, just the usual really. Also, SNL trailer!
Earlier this week (May 15), Kanye West shocked and awed audiences at the Adult Swim's Upfront event at Roseland Ballroom in New York City when he took to the stage unnanouced and performed a selection of brand new songs. Oh yeah, and he did it all from inside a translucent pyramid. It is Kanye after all.
The rapper showed off two brand new songs, as well as the relatively new single 'Cold' and the classic, College Dropout anthem 'Jesus Walks' during the surprise set at the NYC event. Both tracks made it on to YouTube but have since been taken down. Because its Kanye, there was also a good few minutes dedicated to him ranting and raving about celebrity culture and his negative depiction in the tabloid as well as Saturday Night Live, on which the rapper will be serving as the musical guest on the final episode of the season this weekend (May 18). Fortunately, unlike his songs, the rant hasn't been taken down from YouTube.
Kanye's latest rant
Justin Timberlake's SNL appearance brought in a record audience number - thanks in part to the appearance of many of the show's most famous faces from over the years.
Justin Timberlake made his triumphant return to Saturday Night Live this weekend (9 March) in what was his fifth appearance on the hit comedy show. As JT entered the '5th Timers' club, he ascended into a selective group featuring an army of comedy legends - many of whom came out for the big night night.
In a sketch featuring many of the other '5 timers' from the show's history, Justin rubbed shoulders with Tom Hanks, Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, Candice Bergen, Paul Simon, Candice Bergen and Dan Akroyd (who was only around to tend bar), before having the Three Amigos (Chase, Martin and Martin Short) themselves introduce Justin to the stage to perform his new single 'Mirrors'. Dressed in full Amigo attire, the trio of comedy all-stars gleefully ushered JT to the stage for one performance, with Justin also performing 'Suit and Tie' on the night. Whilst there were no comedy snippets for this performance, Jay Z did show up to deliver his verse.
The Bourne Legacy star also had another ace up his sleeve when he showed us that not only can he do funny, and boy he can do funny, but he can even sing too! For the first skit of the show Renner discussed how he wishes that he could write and sing all the music for his films, before taking to a nearby piano and revealing one hell of a voice. To be honest, we're not sure if the first skit was even a skit at all, because that guy can sing!
Straight after that Renner and the SNL faithful sent up California natives, highlighting and lampooning all of their cliches a tee. Then, in something of a spin on the first sketch, Renner's next performance featured Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine flexing his acting muscles in a sketch that featured the two engaged in a never ending stalemate between two gun-toting gangsters. As Levine finally walks away from the awkward stand-off Renner then injected laughs once more by turning to the fellow stand-off participants he asked the: "Was that Adam Levine?"
Continue reading: Jeremy Renner Proves Tough Guys Can Be Funny During SNL Host Spot
Two television actors, the stars of 'How I Met Your Mother' and 'Saturday Night Live', Cobie Smulders and Taran Killam have gotten married after being engaged since 2009.
Television actors Cobie Smulders and Taran Killam have been married. 'How I Met Your Mother''s Smulders and 'Saturday Night Live''s Killam were married in California at Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort in Solvang on 8th September, 2012. The ceremony lasted 15 minutes and saw around 300 guests, including Smulder's so-star Allyson Hannigan.
Continue reading: Cobie Smulders And Taran Killam Are Married!
Danny Goldberg, former manager of Nirvana, has said Courtney Love was a toxic presence among the band.
Love married Nirvana lead singer Kurt Cobain in 1992, with the couple having a daughter, Frances Bean, before Cobain's suicide in 1994.
And according to Goldberg, Love had an instrumental role in Cobain's struggles with heroin and acted as the frontman's "mouthpiece".
"Courtney's very presence was a metaphor for the end of one era in the band's life and the beginning of another," he writes in his upcoming book Bumping Into Geniuses: My Life Inside the Rock And Roll Business.
Goldberg discusses an incident in which he delivered money to the couple, believing they were about to spend it on heroin.
"The weekend in January 1992 that Nirvana did Saturday Night Live for the first time was a turning point that put into focus the heroin problem that was to haunt Kurt for the rest of his life.
"Courtney called me at home the morning the show aired," Goldberg continues in an excerpt, reproduced at Spinner.com, "and asked me to get Kurt $5,000 (£2,800) in cash so they could do some 'shopping'.
"I felt pretty uncomfortable as I delivered the package of $100 (£56) bills to her [Love] at the hotel," he explains.
"Abruptly, the dark cloud of drug excess had entered the band's life. I was confronted by the baroque facade of lies and the awful glassy-eyed deadness that regular heroin use provides."
Bumping Into Geniuses: My Life Inside the Rock and Roll Business is released in the US on Thursday September 18th.
Continue reading: Nirvana Manager: Courtney Love Led To Band's Downfall
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Kicking off our Will Forte throwbacks with MacGruber meeting MacGyver! https://t.co/ZUBq1MQn5B
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RT @thisismaneskin: One day left to our @nbcsnl live performance ❤️🔥 Catch us tomorrow night, you don't wanna miss it 👼 https://t.co/e23t3…
It’s Will Forte’s hosting debut!!! featuring music from Måneskin THIS SATURDAY https://t.co/wuEJjmy6Fe
Will Forte! Måneskin! THIS SATURDAY https://t.co/q821T1J523
RT @bleachersmusic: backstage at @nbcsnl :::: bleachers history https://t.co/Xc2WzAxSfT
All On Me https://t.co/Rsx6vDaSyM
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NBA teams are really reaching to fill their rosters these days https://t.co/UAATR82zvw
RT @Reddsaidit: Bitch, I’m from New York. Let’s go!!
Ariana DeBose!!! 💞 https://t.co/dEaCbOG373 https://t.co/0JRnZ150yr
RT @OrvilleIV: This is about as exciting as it gets. Thanks @nbcsnl — can’t wait for Saturday ❤️
Thank you @ArianaDeBose and @bleachersmusic! Goodnight! 🌙 https://t.co/FK6EH91wwn
Finally, a gritty reboot of Family Matters https://t.co/g3DoArPeCj