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Kids Have Darnedest Things on Their Santa Wish Lists on SNL (Watch!)

Santa Claus is making a list and checking it twice, but leave it up to the kids to clue him in on who’s been naughty and nice in a hilarious “Saturday Night Live” cold open. All of the year’s woes come back to revisit this shopping mall Santa, played by Kenan Thompson. Who knew what can spring out of the mouths of babes? Kate McKinnon plays elf Sugarplum, but in this climate just call her Amy. ...

Donald Trump Wows in Phoenix… Wait It’s Really Alex Baldwin (Watch!)

Donald Trump was a hit in Phoenix… oh, wait, that was Alex Baldwin on “Saturday Night Live’s” summer show “Weekend Update.” It’s getting harder to tell the two apart as the president plunges further down the rabbit hole. Baldwin has honed his Trump impression into an art. Plus, the Donald is an unending source of material. ...

Scarlett Johansson SNL Monologue Celebrates… Scarlett Johansson (See!)

Scarlett Johansson kicked off her fifth appearance as host of “Saturday Night Live” with a monologue devoted to… her fifth time hosting Saturday Night Live? What we’re the show’s writers thinking? Johansson who looked stunning in a black turtleneck and pantsuit, came off, nonetheless, as a bit fatuous and self-absorbed. Hosting the show for the fifth time, may be something of a milestone, but compared to other veteran hosts, like Tom Hanks, Steven Martin or Alec Baldwin, it’s, well, meh....

Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao Fight It Out SNL Style (watch!)

Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao were billed as the fight of the century, so NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” which aired opposite the bout came up with a bright idea… pirate the feed. Well, almost; it spoofed the fight in the show’s cold open. Mayweather looked slightly taller in the SNL version and Pacquiao looked like a girl. In fact, he was played by a girl, Aidy Bryant....

‘Saturday Night Live’ Blasted for Racism, Lack of Diversity (video)

Debra Wilson, am African-American comedian and one of “Saturday Night Live’s” biggest critics, is charging that the show is racist because its new cast lacks racial diversity. In other words, the politically incorrect show isn’t politically correct enough. SNL cast member Kenan Thompson kicked off the debate when he called attention to the racial disparity on the show....

Miley Cyrus Nails SNL! Watch the Complete Miley Recap Here!

Miley Cyrus had plenty of material to work with for her guest hosting duties on “Saturday Night Live,” mainly herself. She pulled no punches. She did send ups on her hot, sexual performance at the MTV Music Video Awards, including a hilarious cold open. To kick the show off, SNL vaulted into the future to 2045, a post-apocalyptic world with “Papa Joe” (Kenan Thompson) reminiscing about the end of America....

Tina Fey Pokes Fun at Emmy Nip Slip in SNL Promo (watch!)

Tina Fey apparently is making comedy out of tragedy, namely her nip slip at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards. Tragedy for her maybe, but a moment everyone else has long been waiting for. And, she relives it in a new promo for “Saturday Night Live.” Fey will be returning to host the show she left in 2006 to create the NBC hit “30 Rock,” a show about creating an SNL-type variety show....