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Miley Cyrus Makes Pot Jokes in Saturday Night Live Open (watch!) 2

Miley Cyrus Makes Pot Jokes in Saturday Night Live Open (watch!)

Miley Cyrus opened the new season of “Saturday Night Live” with a pot joke and then launched into a song to bemoan the end of the summer of 2015. And what an eventful season it was for the often nude wrecking ball singer. “I love hosting this show because it’s live, so parents know where I am for at least 90 minutes,” she said in a tip to Billy Ray and Tisch....
Miley Cyrus Plans to be a Wild Card on Saturday Night Live (watch!) 4

Miley Cyrus Plans to be a Wild Card on Saturday Night Live (watch!)

Miley Cyrus is host and musical guest on the premiere of “Saturday Night Live,” As a new promo video attests, just about anything can happen. The idea alone makes Miley a wild card that is sure to have pearl-clutchers wringing their hands. Taran Killam serves as her foil in the Season 41 promo. The show airs Saturday (Oct. 3) on NBC....
GOP Presidential Candidates Get Down with Funky Selves on SNL (watch!) 6

GOP Presidential Candidates Get Down with Funky Selves on SNL (watch!)

Republican presidential candidates never had much of a cool quotient, but not now. Ted Cruz, Ben Carson, Rand Paul, Carly Fiorina, Marco Rubio and Mike Huckabee showed how they can get down at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference… SNL style. “Saturday Night Live” cast members Beck Bennett (Huckabee), Kenan Thompson (Carson), Bobby Moynihan (Cruz), Kate McKinnon (Fiorina), Kyle Mooney (Paul) and Taran Killam (Rubio) shaked, rattled and rolled during the cold open....
Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao Fight It Out SNL Style (watch!) 8

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....
Hillary Clinton Puts the 'Hil' in Hilarious in Saturday Night Live Open (watch!) 10

Hillary Clinton Puts the ‘Hil’ in Hilarious in Saturday Night Live Open (watch!)

Hillary Clinton got a taste of what she will be up against on “Saturday Night Live,” once she kicks off her campaign for president. Would you believe cold, hard and calculating? Hello Dick Nixon. Clinton is expected to announce on today (Apr. 12) that she is launching her second campaign for president. Kate McKinnon owns the caricature of her as a hard-edged, polarizing pol totally lacking in warmth or charisma. Darrell Hammond plays Bill. ...
Michael 'Birdman' Keaton Lands on SNL With Carly Rae Jepsen (watch!) 12

Michael ‘Birdman’ Keaton Lands on SNL With Carly Rae Jepsen (watch!)

Michael Keaton, fresh off his Oscar nominated performance in “Birdman” will host “Saturday Night Live” this weekend and is already cutting promos for the show. He’ll be joined by musical guest Carley Rae Jepsen, of one-hit wonder fame. Call Me, Maybe? Keaton was spectacular in the movie, which also starred Edward Norton and Emma Stone. But the actor is still trying to live down his Oscar faux pas....
Zac Brown Band Plays SNL In Rare Departure for Comedy Show (watch) 14

Zac Brown Band Plays SNL In Rare Departure for Comedy Show (watch)

The Zac Brown Band brought their Atlanta-style country sound to “Saturday Night Live” last night (Mar. 7) and played two songs off their upcoming album, Jekyll + Hyde. The performance marked a departure for the comedy show for a couple of reasons. Although the band has been a top performer on country charts since the mid-2000s, it was their first appearance on SNL. ...
Dakota Johnson Lampoons ISIS on SNL: But Who's Laughing? (watch!) 16

Dakota Johnson Lampoons ISIS on SNL: But Who’s Laughing? (watch!)

As if she hasn't created enough controversy by starring in the erotic “50 Shades of Grey,” Dakota Johnson caused another uproar on “Saturday Night Live.” She appearing in a skit where her father lovingly drops her off at the airport to join a truck load of ISIS fighters. The skit was double-edged. It not only made fun of military recruitment commercials, but also at women who are flocking to join the terrorist group to become Jihadi brides....
Dakota Johnson '50 Shades' Jokes Fly Fast, Furiously in SNL Promo (watch!) 18

Dakota Johnson ’50 Shades’ Jokes Fly Fast, Furiously in SNL Promo (watch!)

Dakota Johnson knows there’s always something funny about sex no matter how erotic. She proves the point in a new promo for her upcoming appearance on “Saturday Night Live.” Who knew the color grey could be so funny? Johnson, 25, starred as Anastasia Steele opposite Jamie Dornan, who plays a mogul with a penchant for kinky sex in the runaway No. 1 movie. While the film dominated the box office over the President’s Day weekend, it was trashed by critics, which Johnson seems to take in stride in the promo....
Justin Bieber Spoofed on SNL Over Calvin Klein Ads; Why He's a Joke 20

Justin Bieber Spoofed on SNL Over Calvin Klein Ads; Why He’s a Joke

Justin Bieber’s was spoofed on “Saturday Night Live” last night and in the ultimate insult to his manhood, he was played by a woman. Why has the former teen heartthrob become such a joke? Bieber debuted as a grown-up sex symbol in new Calvin Klein ads, following in the footsteps of underwear models like David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo. But he’s no Beckham and he’s certainly no Ronaldo. Both are top athletes and among the best soccer players in the world....
Maddie Ziegler Dances Wildly in SNL Debut, But No Shia LaBeouf (watch!) 22

Maddie Ziegler Dances Wildly in SNL Debut, But No Shia LaBeouf (watch!)

Maddie Ziegler debuted on “Saturday Night Live” last night and performed her controversial dance to Sia’s song “Elastic Heart,” wearing the same nude-colored leotard, but this time her dance partner was another girl, not actor Shia LaBeouf. Maddie who is 12 and best known for her role on Bravo’s “Dance Moms,” caused an uproar when she danced with LaBeouf in Sia’s “Elastic Heart” video. She wore a nude-colored leotard, while LaBeouf wore the same color briefs. Their dance simulated a cage fight and included moments of passionate embracing as well as wild dancing....
Chevy Chase Morbidly Obese, 40 Years After Starring on SNL (video) 24

Chevy Chase Morbidly Obese, 40 Years After Starring on SNL (video)

Chevy Chase was one of the biggest stars on “Saturday Night Live” when the show debuted 40 years ago. But today he’s just big. He looked morbidly obese on the “Today” show during an appearance to talk about SNL’s early years. Chase, 71, was part of the founding cast of the show that included Bill Murray, Dan Ackroyd, Jane Curtin, Laraine Newman, Gilda Radner, Garrett Morris and John Belushi. Chase was played the handsome leading man type on the show, founded the Weekend Update segment, which still appears today and starred in countless scripts. His impression of Gerald Ford’s bumbling may have cost the President his re-election....
Amy Adams Helps Spread Christmas Cheer in Hot Mini-Dress (watch!) 26

Amy Adams Helps Spread Christmas Cheer in Hot Mini-Dress (watch!)

Amy Adams turned her Saturday Night Live monologue into an extravaganza of Holiday cheer with a little help from crasher Kristen Wiig who tried to spice things up a little. But Amy was the spicy one in a sexy mini-dressed that flashed her bare legs. Amy also flashed a little cleavage, wearing a jacket with a plunging neckline. But, hey, it was festive attire. Adams’ monologue turned into a musical when she started singing “We Need A Little Christmas” with cast members providing a choral backup....
Mike Myers Strikes Back at North Korea as Dr. Evil on SNL (watch!) 28

Mike Myers Strikes Back at North Korea as Dr. Evil on SNL (watch!)

Mike Myers returned to “Saturday Night Live” as Dr. Evil from his Austin Powers movies to chastise North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Sony Pictures for, well, giving evil a bad name. Myers, that is, Dr. Evil commandeered the cold open. The show opened with a skit called “A Very Somber Christmas With Sam Smith.” Actually, was parodying the English singer when Dr. Evil crashed the set. Sitting in his familiar lair, Dr. Evil laid into North Korea for its puny “act of war.”...
Charli XCX Makes Saturday Night Live Debut Singing 'Boom Clap' (see!) 30

Charli XCX Makes Saturday Night Live Debut Singing ‘Boom Clap’ (see!)

harli XCX is the latest British import to land in America and create a splash with her music. She debuted on Saturday Night Live last night (Dec. 13) and performed her hit song “Boom Clap.” The well of UK talent seems almost endless. Charli, real name Charlotte Emma Aitchison, has actually been singing professionally in Britain since 2008 when she was a mere 16. Now 22, the singer and songwriter announced in August that she will release her second major-label studio album, titled Sucker on Monday (Dec. 16). ...
Chris Christie Out-Foxed by Ebola Nurse in Botched Quarantine (watch!) 32

Chris Christie Out-Foxed by Ebola Nurse in Botched Quarantine (watch!)

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie did his best to justify quarantining Ebola nurse Caci Hickok only to lift the quarantine under political pressure. So is he tough or a cream puff? Christie handled the flummox better on SNL. “Yeah, what!” declared Bobby Moynihan, playing the governor. “Governor, what do you say to Ms. Hickok’s claim that her quarantine was inhumane,” questioned Cecily Strong, playing Fox News’ Megyn Kelly....
Chris Rock SNL Monlogue Goes Off Grid of Political Correctness (watch!) 34

Chris Rock SNL Monlogue Goes Off Grid of Political Correctness (watch!)

Chris Rock went where few if any comedians would dare tread, a shtick about terror attacks in Boston and New York City, during his monologue on “Saturday Night Live.” Even NBC censors were asleep at the switch. Rock, making just his second appearance on SNL as host, kicked off his seven-minute jibe talking about how hard it is to run a marathon, which as any Greek will tell you is 26 miles. “That Boston Marathon was scary… it was probably the most frightening, sadistic terror attack ever,” he said....
Iggy Azalea Continues to Conquer on SNL: 10 Key Facts About Her (video) 36

Iggy Azalea Continues to Conquer on SNL: 10 Key Facts About Her (video)

Iggy Azalea, the Australian singer and rapper made her first appearance on “Saturday Night Live,” last night (Oct. 25) marking another milestone in her breakout as a major new artist. Azalea’s No. 1 song “Fancy,” swept the charts over the summer catapulting her into the limelight. She appeared for the first time on the “Today” show in August and acquitted herself well on SNL, which can make and break artists....
Jim Carrey Has Some 'Cutting' Jokes for SNL Halloween Show (watch!) 38

Jim Carrey Has Some ‘Cutting’ Jokes for SNL Halloween Show (watch!)

Jim Carrey will definitely be in a trick or treat mode for Saturday Night Live’s Halloween show, with the emphasis on tricks, according to a new promo. Carrey appears in a couple of quick shots to announce his guest hosting appearance and musical guest Iggy Azalea. SNL cast member Aidy Bryant plays Carrey’s foil while he goes through a number of goofs during the promo clip....
North Korea's Kim Jong-Un Turns Up... on Saturday Night Live (watch!) 40

North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un Turns Up… on Saturday Night Live (watch!)

North Korea’s beloved leader Kim Jong-Un has dropped out of sight for almost a month, provoking rumors about illness or even a possible coup. It only makes sense that he would resurface for a guest appearance on “Saturday Night Live.” Bobby Moynihan had the honor of playing the fearless leader in the show’s cold open. The skit opened with Moynihan sitting with a nurse surrounded by his lackeys. ...
Lena Dunham Talks 'Girls' Graphic Sex Scenes in SNL Monlogue (see!) 42

Lena Dunham Talks ‘Girls’ Graphic Sex Scenes in SNL Monlogue (see!)

Lena Dunham advised during her “Saturday Night Live” monologue that the best way to overcome nervousness on stage is to imagine the audience naked. “Or at least imagine they haven’t seen you naked,” she said. And, right, who has? The old saw allowed Lena to get right to the point. Why does her HBO show “Girls” have such a preponderance of nudity?...
Eminem Revs Up Two Songs on SNL; Was He Lip-Syncing? (watch!) 46

Eminem Revs Up Two Songs on SNL; Was He Lip-Syncing? (watch!)

Eminem, revved his career back up last night with an appearance as musical guest on “Saturday Night Live.” He sang two songs off his upcoming album Marshall Mathers LP 2 and immediately sparked criticism that he lip-synced both. It was his sixth visit on the late-night comedy sketch show and you'd think by now he should know better....
'Saturday Night Live' Blasted for Racism, Lack of Diversity (video) 48

‘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....