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‘The Little Mermaid’ Should Never Sound Like Kesha

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Anna Kendrick swam to Saturday Night Live to give a Little Mermaid song an auto-tune twist.
In the sketch, Ariel’s heavenly voice, coveted by the evil Ursula, sounds less Disney prince…

‘SNL’ Parodies ‘Game of Thrones’ Author: I’m Out of Plot Ideas

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Game of Thrones fans are well aware of the fact that George R.R. Martin — author of the books behind the HBO show — just can’t finish the last two novels in the series.

Ahead of Game of Thrones’ return to the small screen on Sunday night, Saturday Night Live explained why it’s taking Martin so long to wrap things up. Check out the clip, above, starting at the 1:40 mark.

“I’m burnt out — it’s just so vast,” Martin (played by cast member Bobby Moynihan) said on SNL‘s “Weekend Update” segment. “Do you have any idea how hard it is to name one thousand characters? … The same goes for the kingdom names. A lot of the next book just takes place in Denver.” Read more…

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Lena Dunham Gets Biblical With ‘Girls’ Spoof on ‘SNL’

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“Before there were girls, there was the first Girl.”

So begins the Girls parody to end all parodies, featuring Lena Dunham in all her hipster glory on Saturday Night Live. In the video, Dunham apes her own hit HBO comedy with a biblical spoof in which she stars as Eve, “a struggling twenty-something in the garden of Eden.”

The video was one of the highlights of Dunham’s first time hosting SNL this weekend. Dunham and other cast members also did a nice job riffing on ABC’s show Scandal

Dunham wasn’t the only actor to make an appearance on the latest SNL. Liam Neeson made a cameo during a cold open in which President Obama (played by cast member Jay Pharoah) gave an address on the international conflict in the Ukraine Read more…

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Lena Dunham Set to Host ‘Saturday Night Live’

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Brooklyn hipsters, meet NBC

Lena Dunham, star and creator of HBO’s hit comedy Girls will be hosting Saturday Night Live on March 8, with musical guest The National, NBC announced Tuesday. It’s Dunham’s first time hosting as well as The National’s first time on the show

Thank you for the SNL love. Dream come true. Can’t wait to debut my character “girl who googled serial killers all night & has lots to say”!

— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) February 25, 2014

ps @aidybryant @thesheertruth all the ladies of SNL I am cumming 4 u

— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) February 25, 2014 Read more…

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Episode #396 of Six Pixels of Separation – The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to.

Welcome to episode #396 of Six Pixels Of Separation – The Twist Image Podcast. He’s been on Conan O’Brien, David Letterman, Saturday Night …

‘SNL’ Alum Reunite for Seth Meyers’ Farewell

Saturday Night Live alum reunited on a Weekend Update segment to bid farewell to cast member Seth Meyers, who is leaving the sketch-comedy show to host Late Night.
See also: Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers Debut Trailers for New Late-Night Shows
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Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill Reenact ‘Titanic’ Scene on ‘SNL’

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Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill are bosom buddies — so much so that the two reenacted a classic scene from Titanic on the latest episode of Saturday Night Live

In his opening monologue, Hill — who was hosting SNL for the third time — mentioned his second Academy Award nomination for playing Donnie Azoff in The Wolf of Wall Street, but was soon bombarded by questions from “audience members” (played by SNL cast) about what it was like to work with costar DiCaprio

In the bit, Hill, eventually exasperated, said, “Leo wasn’t even supposed to be in the movie,” and that Wolf of Wall Street director Martin Scorsese didn’t know if DiCaprio could “handle” the role. That’s when the leading man himself walked on stage. Read more…

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‘SNL’ Hires First Black Female Cast Member in 7 Years

After holding auditions in December to find a black female to add to the Saturday Night Live cast, NBC producers have hired comedian Sasheer Zamata, an SNL spokesperson confirmed to Mashable on Monday.
Zamata joins this year’s lineup after NBC found …

Jimmy Fallon, Justin Timberlake Win ‘SNL’ With Cool Holiday Music

Saturday Night Live alum Jimmy Fallon returned to host the show this past weekend with musical guest Justin Timberlake, and needless to say, the show was a hit
The show was the highest-rated SNL episode in metered markets since the Charles Barkley/Ke…

Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake, a Match Made in ‘SNL’ Heaven

It’s the best Christmas present we could ask for on Saturday Night Live: Jimmy Fallon is returning to host, and his longtime friend (and costar in several viral videos) Justin Timberlake will appear as the musical guest
The bottom line: It’s going to…

One of These Black Female Comedians May Be the Next ‘SNL’ Star

NBC’s long-standing comedy show, Saturday Night Live, has auditioned several black female comedians for the current lineup. Lorne Michaels, the show’s executive producer, recently announced that he would be welcoming the new cast member in the middl…

‘SNL’ Holds Auditions for Black Female Cast Member

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NBC has been embroiled in a season-long controversy over the lack of diversity of Saturday Night Live‘s cast, but now the network appears to be taking steps to remedy the backlash

Producers held auditions this week to hire a black female cast member who would join the show’s lineup in January, an SNL spokesperson confirmed to MashableSNL hasn’t had a black female comedian since Maya Rudolph left the show in 2007.

“All told we’ve seen about 25 people,” SNL‘s Lorne Michaels told The New York Times. “A lot of the people we saw are really good. Hopefully we’ll come out of the process well.”

Gabrielle Dennis from BET series The Game posted a Twitter photo, below, featuring the women who SNL invited to audition. Simone Shepherd, another actress at the auditions, also posted the same photo on Instagram, later tweeting it with the message, “The hilarious BLACK women who just rock the SNL audition. #WeJustMadeHistory”: Read more…

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Kristen Wiig Plays Awkward Von Trapp Child in ‘Sound of Music’ Parody

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The hills are alive with the sound of Kristen Wiig

The former Saturday Night Live cast member returned to her old stomping grounds to play a member of the Von Trapp clan in this week’s sketch parodying The Sound of Music Live

The musical — reinterpreted for NBC, starring Carrie Underwood — devoured ratings when it aired last week, making it the perfect bait for SNL’s cold open. Not to mention that watching Wiig’s beloved Dooneese character of “Lawrence Welk Show” fame trying to fit into the perfect Austrian family is as glorious as it sounds Read more…

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Paul Rudd is a One Direction Fangirl at Heart

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Upcoming Saturday Night Live host Paul Rudd comically freaks out about boy band One Direction in a new SNL teaser, holding a pillow alongside SNL cast member Vanessa Bayer when they realize 1D is the week’s musical guest.

The Dec. 7 episode will mark Rudd’s third time hosting SNL, and each time, his episode featured one of the world’s biggest artists: Beyoncé in 2008 and Paul McCartney in 2010

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Josh Hutcherson Reveals ‘Hunger Games’ Spoilers in ‘SNL’ Promo

Actor Josh Hutcherson will host Saturday Night Live this week, so prepare yourself for several “May the odds be ever in your favor” jokes
The Hunger Games star promoted his appearance with SNL cast member Bobby Moynihan, and the two joked about Catc…

‘SNL’ Hilariously Spoofs ‘What Does the Fox Say?’

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Saturday Night Live‘s latest digital short parodied viral video “The Fox,” but instead of spoofing animal sounds, it takes on the question “What Does My Girl Say?”

The video’s premise centers on SNL cast member Jay Pharoah playing a man who is caught texting another woman by his girlfriend (host Kerry Washington).

Sure, the plot is based on an overdone concept — the jealous girlfriend who goes through your phone — but it’s nearly impossible not to laugh, especially if you’re familiar with Norway-based band Ylvis’ absurd music video for the original song Read more…

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‘SNL’ Soulfully Requests You Please Stop Smashing Pumpkins

Saturday Night Live and Taran Killam are shining a light on a very serious issue facing our communities every fall: pumpkin smashing
Amateur carvers spend a lot of time perfecting their gourd art. And they do it for the enjoyment of everyone within …

Kerry Washington to Host ‘SNL’ Amid Casting Controversy

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Amid controversy over the lack of diversity on Saturday Night Live, NBC has revealed Kerry Washington will host the show’s Nov. 2 episode

Washington stars in ABC’s political thriller Scandal. She recently vied for the outstanding lead actress in a drama series Emmy award — had she taken home the prize, she would have been the first African-American to win the category

SNL announced the news on Twitter, saying Eminem will also perform:

So excited to announce that @kerrywashington will be hosting the #Nov2 show with musical guest, @Eminem!! #SNL #CantWait!

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No Girls Allowed: Bruce Willis Has Epic Boy Dance Party on ‘SNL’

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When girls have a night out, it’s all about cosmopolitans and boy-talk (at least that’s what Sex and the City taught us). But when guys get together, it’s all about beer, nachos and football — or so the stereotype goes

However, Bruce Willis, who hosted this week’s Saturday Night Live, proved us all wrong by revealing what men truly do when ladies aren’t around: They dance!

This about sums it up: “In the olden days, the ladies stayed at home while the men went to work. But now it’s time for the ladies to get out, so the men can twerk.” Read more…

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SNL’s Weekend Update: Even Moms Love ‘Grand Theft Auto V’

With much discussion around the sex and violence in Grand Theft Auto V, it doesn’t seem like a game that parents would get behind.
On this week’s Saturday Night Live, however, Pat Lynhart, a mother from Hartford, Conn., proves this assumption wrong….

Tina Fey Joins ‘Girls’ Cast in Hilarious ‘SNL’ Parody

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Oh, goody — Tina Fey is moving to Brooklyn

Ok, not really. But the actress parodied the Brooklyn-based HBO series Girls on Saturday Night Live this weekend, with hilarious results

Fey portrayed Blerta, an Albanian woman who begins rooming with the neurotic Hannah Horvath. Blerta’s — shall we say, unique — worldview provides a whole new perspective to the issues that the 20-something women in the show deal with

Blerta’s life advice to Shoshanna wins for the best moment

“Don’t speak,” Blerta says, after slapping Shosh. “If you speak, they will know you are simple. If they know you are simple, they will drown you in river.” Read more…

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