Michael Che to Become First Ever Black Anchor of SNL's Weekend Update

Micheal Che, a comedian and Daily Show contributor, is set to become the first black anchor of Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update segment in the show's history. » 9/11/14 11:21pm 9/11/14 11:21pm

Lorne Michaels Says He'll Get Around to Hiring Black Women Eventually

Throughout all of the recent controversy about Saturday Night Live's consistent failure to add a black actress to their cast, Lorne Michaels (the show's top executive and specter of Studio 8H) has remained silent — until Thursday, that is, when the issue was brought up during an interview with the Associated Press. » 11/01/13 7:00pm 11/01/13 7:00pm

SNL Initially Rejected Rachel Dratch Because They Had Enough Ladies…

The New York Times' Dave Itzkoff has published an extensive look at the relative horror it is to audition for NBC's Saturday Night Live and its creator, notably weird, opinionated and enigmatic dude Lorne Michaels. If you like SNL, it's something to sink your teeth into; if you don't, it's another indication that… » 8/22/13 4:00pm 8/22/13 4:00pm

Sandra Oh Bails On Grey's Anatomy, Leaving Us With (Ugh) Meredith

Are you still watching Grey's Anatomy? If so, sorry, brah — Sandra Oh is bailing after 10 seasons as lovable control freak Dr. Cristina Yang. Bailing GRACEFULLY. Ahem, Katherine Heigl. Says Oh: » 8/14/13 9:03am 8/14/13 9:03am

Nasim Pedrad Exits SNL to Play Lady Lead in John Mulaney's Sitcom Pilot

Nasim Pedrad is leaving SNL to play the female lead on John Mulaney's unnamed autobiographical NBC comedy pilot. She'll join Mulaney, Martin Short, and Elliott Gould, to play Jane, a "sweet, intelligent and lazy grade school teacher who doesn't love her job and wants to make changes but she's addicted to… » 4/03/13 1:20pm 4/03/13 1:20pm

Alec Baldwin Weds Hilaria Thomas Without Further Incident

Alec Baldwin married 28-year-old yoga instructor Hilaria Thompson in a New York City church today, and nothing was wrong unless you count the presence of Woody Allen and Soon-Yi Previn. Here's hoping Baldwin's new wife will lead him in a few sun salutations every morning to stop him from buying a one-way ticket to The… » 7/01/12 11:30am 7/01/12 11:30am

Alec Baldwin Lets It Slip That Justin Bieber Is Hosting SNL


Plug your ears and get off Twitter, because a nationwide teenage freakout is about to erupt. It looks like Justin Bieber is going to bring his gently tousled locks and pitch-perfect pipes to Saturday Night Live in the very near future—at least if you believe Alec Baldwin and his famously loud mouth. » 1/31/12 8:00pm 1/31/12 8:00pm

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Betty White To Host Mother's Day Special With Other SNL Ladies

It's official: Betty White will host Saturday Night Live, joined by female alums of the show like Tina Fey and Amy Poehler in an episode now pegged to Mother's Day. » 3/11/10 10:00am 3/11/10 10:00am

SNL Honcho Confirms Women Of Comedy Special, But No Betty White Yet

Contrary to rumor, the campaign to get Betty White to host Saturday Night Live has not yet triumphed, executive producer Lorne Michaels just told me. There will, however, be a separate Women in Comedy special in April with Tina Fey. » 3/02/10 9:25pm 3/02/10 9:25pm

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The Future Of Female Comedies May Sit Squarely On Tina Fey's Shoulders

Despite the "Tina Feytigue" experienced by some media mavens sick of the writer/actress/producer's PhotoShopped face coming at them from the cover of every magazine, I am still deeply psyched for Baby Mama, the Fey/Amy Poehler vehicle coming out on Friday. The Los Angeles Times points out that Universal, the studio… » 4/21/08 5:40pm 4/21/08 5:40pm