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Cameron Diaz gets wistful in her 'SNL' promos

Cameron Diaz’s Saturday Night Live promos are a little experimental and a little wistful.  READ FULL STORY

Watch 'SNL' star Jay Pharoah serenade EW with some Imogen Heap

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When we invite someone to take our EW Pop Culture Personality Test, we typically transcribe his answers for readers as well. But not this time. Text won’t capture the joy of watching Saturday Night Live star Jay Pharoah singing Imogen Heap and reenacting a scene from Friday. Enjoy the video below. READ FULL STORY

Chris Rock's episode of 'Saturday Night Live' marks ratings high

Chris Rock might not have been the best host this time around on Saturday Night Live, but ratings-wise, he brought viewers in: The evening’s audience was bigger than it has been since the show’s Feb. 1 episode when Melissa McCarthy hosted.

Besides scoring the show’s highest ratings in metered-market households since that McCarthy episode, the show also ranked high in the target 18-49 demographic, bringing in more viewers than it has since Jim Parsons’ March 1 episode.
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Woody Harrelson to host 'Saturday Night Live'

May the odds be ever in his favor: During tonight’s episode, Saturday Night Live revealed that Hunger Games star (and Academy Award nominee) Woody Harrelson will host the show’s Nov. 15 episode. The True Detective will be joined by musical guest Kendrick Lamar.

Both men have appeared on NBC’s sketch program before. Harrelson has hosted SNL twice already, though never yet in the 21st century—his previous stints came in 1989 and 1992. Lamar, meanwhile, made his SNL debut as musical guest in 2013. Lamar is expected to release his third studio album this year; Harrelson’s next movie, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1 will hit theaters Nov. 21.

'Saturday Night Live' tackles Ebola with satirical cold open

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Live from New York, it’s… Ebola?

Saturday Night Live started off Saturday’s show with a timely cold open about Ebola hitting New York. Some background: Around the same time a New York doctor tested positive for the disease this past Thursday, President Obama appointed Ron Klain as the country’s Ebola czar, putting him in charge of the country’s response to the disease.

However, Klain doesn’t have experience with disease control — something the SNL sketch poked fun at. “I’m not a doctor,” Klain (Taran Killam) says in the sketch. “But to be fair, I did serve as chief of staff to vice president Joe Biden, so I do have some experience with a little something called ‘foot-in-mouth disease.’” READ FULL STORY

'Saturday Night Live' adds Leslie Jones as castmember

To the surprise of absolutely no one who caught this during last month’s season premiere, Leslie Jones has been named a castmember of Saturday Night Live.

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5 fun facts about how 'Saturday Night Live' made its title sequence

Saturday Night Live alters the style of its opening credit sequence and commercial bumpers every few years, making adjustments for cast additions and departures in the years between. This year is no different, especially as the show celebrates its 40th anniversary. But there’s more to the process than most viewers would think.

On Wednesday, Alex Buono, director of photography on SNL‘s film unit, posted a lengthy explainer about making this year’s opener. Whether you’re a film aficionado looking for detailed discussions of camera lenses, an SNL fan looking for behind-the-scenes details, or a layperson simply interested in learning something new, the post is filled with fascinating tidbits. Here are a few of the best. READ FULL STORY

Chris Rock to host 'SNL' with musical guest Prince

Saturday Night Live has scored quite a lineup for its Nov. 1 episode, enlisting Chris Rock to host and Prince to serve as musical guest.  READ FULL STORY

Jim Carrey to host 'SNL'

Jim Carrey is set to host Saturday Night Live Oct. 25 ahead of the Nov. 14 release of Dumb and Dumber To (the sequel to 1994′s Dumb and Dumber). “Fancy” rapper Iggy Azalea will be the musical guest. READ FULL STORY

Groundlings comedians accuse 'Saturday Night Live' of stealing sketch

River boats are apparently a hot spot for Tina Turner impersonators.

After Saturday Night Live aired a sketch in which Cecily Strong, Sasheer Zamata, and host Sarah Silverman donned Turner-style wigs and flashy red dresses, two comedians from improv company the Groundlings took to Twitter to point out that the SNL sketch was strikingly similar to one of their own.  READ FULL STORY

Sarah Silverman's 'SNL' promos are filled with lies

Sarah Silverman’s return to her SNL roots has been 20 years in the making, but it’s clear that she still has a sense of humor about her short-lived stint on the show.

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Poll: What's your pick for the best 'Saturday Night Live' sketch?

You’ve seen our picks—and now it’s your turn to decide the best of the best.

Are you wookin’ pa nub in all da wong paces, partying on, or begging for more cowbell? Do you have a softer spot for Gherahld Fhhhhord or Blaaarrrfingar? Can you see Russia from your house, or spy Colonel Angus approaching the plantation, or fit everything you need in your very own lockbox? Do you drive a Dodge Stratus?!

If so—or even if you’re like, really into “The Denise Show” for some reason—make your voice heard by voting below. And hey, if you’d like to fight for a sketch that didn’t make the cut, that’s an option too. READ FULL STORY

NBC to re-air classic 'Saturday Night Live' episodes

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Before you tune into Saturday Night Live this weekend, watch some, well, Saturday Night Live. NBC announced on Wednesday that it’s launching SNL Vintage, in which the network will re-air classic episodes of the show at 10 p.m. on Saturdays in honor of its 40th anniversary.  The week’s selection is the first season’s Richard Pryor-hosted episode with Gil Scott-Heron as musical guest—a must-watch as it features the “Word Association” sketch. READ FULL STORY

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