When Saturday Night Live launches its 39th season tonight with host Tina Fey and musical guest Arcade Fire, viewers who haven’t been paying attention to the trades over the summer will notice that a few familiar faces are no longer treading the boards of Studio 8H; longtime (and very popular!) castmembers Fred Armisen, Bill Hader and Jason Sudeikis have all exited the cast* for purportedly greener pastures. Taking their place are six new faces, making it the biggest cast transition since 1995. So, who exactly are these new featured players? Find out all about them in our gallery above!
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Sometimes we use our headlines to tease you and you have to read the whole story to find out what we’re talking about, but not here, not now. Because this is about exactly what we said: SNL’s Jay Pharoah told us during the Very VH1 Spreecast yesterday that he did his spot-on Jay-Z impersonation while getting it on. This may have been our favorite Spreecast moment ever.
What will we do about Syria? How can we prevent another government shut down? Will Blue Ivy get a little brother or sister soon? OK, maybe Jay Pharoah won’t be able to answer for Hov and the president for real, but that won’t stop us from asking him when the Saturday Night Live star stops by our Very VH1 Spreecast today at 1 pm ET. Watch in the player above and click on the comment icon in the upper right corner to join in live!
We want to know SNL will be like without Fred Armisen, Jason Sudeikis and Bill Hader this year. And which of the new kids is getting hazed the most? Who is he most looking forward to spoofing? But you probably have even better questions. We’re counting on you!
Kim Zolciak shows off her pregnant body, Rebel Wilson seriously suffers for her art, and fans get a glimpse at the set of the next Fast And Furious flick.
Who’s joining Seth Meyers at the Weekend Update desk? Is Jaden Smith anti-education? Why does Patrick Wilson think that his work in The Conjuring is different from his work in the Insidious franchise?
Did Ashton Kutcher ever get the chance to meet Steve Jobs? A new report spells bad news for Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom, and fans of the Vampire Diaries hear more about the upcoming season.
Last night Kanye West played Saturday Night Live. Everyone tuned in for those two new tracks, “Black Skinhead” and “New Slaves,” but we also gleaned a few new things about Kanye, his upcoming album and his peculiar state of mind.
What do you get when you combine a wedding, Anderson Cooper, DJ Baby Bok Choy, Amy Poehler and “Dean Cain‘s List of Homeboys You Don’t Mess With?” You get Saturday Night Live’s fond farewell to Bill Hader and the closure on Stefon’s long-standing flirtation with Weekend Update anchor Seth Meyers.
Patrick Dempsey wouldn’t mind getting into the legalized marijuana market, Hugh Hefner purchases a multimillion-dollar mansion for his current wife, and yes, there will one day be an Angry Birds film.
It’s barely been a year since Kristen Wiig left Saturday Night Live, but she returned last night to host the show. Expectations were high and Wiig lived up to them by bringing back her cadre of comedic characters-and by trying out some new stuff.