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Kerry Washington to host 'Saturday Night Live'

Think SNL has diversity problems? Never fear! Next month, the sketch show will welcome a fixer who’s sure to set things on the right track: Scandal‘s cool, collected, white-hat-wearing Olivia Pope, a.k.a. Emmy-nominated actress Kerry Washington.

NBC announced today that Washington will host the sketch show for the first time on Nov. 2. She’ll be joined by SNL musical vet Eminem, who will be making his sixth appearance on the show. The rapper’s next album, MMLP2, drops Nov. 5.

The week before Washington arrives, SNL will welcome another virgin headliner: Edward Norton. Though Norton has never hosted the show before, the actor has made a few cameo appearances over the years — most recently in 2003. Norton’s musical guest will be fellow SNL first-timer Janelle Monáe, whose second studio album The Electric Lady dropped Sept. 10.

'The Simpsons': Edward Norton to guest as 'the most lovable minister in the world' -- EXCLUSIVE

Edward Norton has played a man of the cloth on the big screen (Keeping the Faith, left), and he’ll commune with God again on an upcoming episode of The Simpsons. Executive producer Al Jean tells EW that the Bourne Legacy actor — who also starred as an altar boy/murder suspect in Primal Fear — will voice “the most lovable minister in the world,” and one who poses problems for Reverend Lovejoy. “He is much more popular than Reverend Lovejoy, if you can believe it, and Lovejoy is really upset and becomes a hot tub salesman,” explains Jean. “It comes down to a battle between the two of them… and there’s a surprise at the end.” READ FULL STORY


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