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Tina Fey, Miley Cyrus, Bruce Willis to host 'SNL' this fall

So much for those Lindsay Lohan rumors.

No, the star of 2004’s Mean Girls will not return to host Saturday Night Live‘s 39th season premiere. Instead, the venerable sketch show will give viewers the writer of Mean Girls: Tina Fey, erstwhile 30 Rock star, onetime SNL head writer and frequent SNL guest. This will be Fey’s third time hosting since leaving the comedy series in 2006.

Fey will be joined by Arcade Fire when the show premieres on Sept. 28. The Canadian rockers are also third-time guests of Saturday Night Live, performing twice as musical guest and once to help the show’s cast and crew say goodbye to Kristen Wiig.

This afternoon, NBC also announced hosts and musical guests for two more upcoming episodes of SNL. Professional provocateur Miley Cyrus will serve as host and musical guest on Oct. 5, while Bruce Willis will host on Oct. 12 with musical guest Katy Perry.

Both Cyrus and Willis have hosted the show once before — Cyrus in 2011 and Willis in 1989 (three years before Cyrus was born). Perry last appeared on the show as host in 2011.

Entertainers of the Year: Lena Dunham

Photo: Lena Dunham. Credit: Jenny McCarthy / Getty Images

Ben Affleck might be on the cover of our Entertainers of the Year issue, but 2012 wasn’t so bad for Lena Dunham, either. Not only did she make our list of the year’s biggest talents in pop culture — earning a heartfelt tribute from Jon Hamm, who wrote it himself — she also scored an Emmy nomination for her new HBO comedy Girls, nabbed a role in Judd Apatow’s This is 40, signed a $3.5 million book deal, accepted an invitation to the Met Ball, and got the chance to interview her idol Nora Ephron about Ephron’s first movie, This is My Life, at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. (Pause and take a deep breath to quell any feelings of jealousy.) We spoke with Dunham about what she called “the best year I’ve ever had as a human being.” Here are a few excerpts from that conversation.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Can you talk about the night you interviewed Nora Ephron at BAM? Did she tell you what she thought of Girls?
She actually watched it early, before it came out, and was awesomely encouraging. But that night at BAM was amazing because she was so insanely generous with her knowledge about the industry, about being a female in the industry, about trying to balance the fact of having children, and being a writer of prose, and being a wife, with the fact that she needed to make movies. For her to talk so openly about that to an audience of young women — I don’t even think she could’ve known what a gift that was. But I have a sense she had an inkling.



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