Dakota Johnson Says "Maybe" Her Parents Can See Fifty Shades of Grey 

Dakota Johnson, unhappy star of Fifty Shades of Grey was likely relieved when the media stopped asking her about co-star Jamie Dornan and asked her about her famous parents instead. The offspring of '80s power couple Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson told USA Today: » 2/08/15 1:45pm 2/08/15 1:45pm

SNL Skit Mocks Super Bowl Commercials: 'Anything For My Hungry Guys'

Vanessa Bayer has done it again on this week's SNL, brandishing her signature tragic, toothy housewife smile to parody the classic "woman feeds men and then goes away" Super Bowl commercial format. » 2/02/15 1:50pm 2/02/15 1:50pm

Ellen Never Got Her Invite to Brangelina's Wedding

In today's Tweet Beat, Ellen's invitation to Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's wedding was lost in the mail, Mindy Kaling lays down some guidelines and Vanessa Bayer has the right amount of fear of pumpkin spice lattes. » 8/28/14 7:30pm 8/28/14 7:30pm

Watch Vanessa Bayer Give Drake Misguided Career and Dating Advice

In the first episode of season two of Above Average's web series "Sound Advice," SNL's Vanessa Bayer plays Janessa Slater, a media coach who gives musical artist Drake some unwelcome advice. Drake doesn't take too kindly to the suggestion he go on JDate ("I don't really have any trouble") and explains how I you can… » 6/11/14 1:00pm 6/11/14 1:00pm

Cosmo Celebrates Women of SNL by Dressing Them in Expensive Pajamas

This month's issue of Cosmopolitan devotes a sizable amount of ink to Q&A's with the women of SNL, complete with a photo spread of the comedians at a fake girly slumber party wearing girly pjs that cost more than most semi-successful comedians get paid to headline a half hour set. As with everything of or related to… » 4/09/14 5:00pm 4/09/14 5:00pm

SNL's Vanessa Bayer Was Once Deemed Too Ugly for a TV Commercial

Since joining the cast of Saturday Night Live in 2010, actress/comedian Vanessa Bayer has achieved a fair share of success, having become a repertory player with more recurring characters than almost anyone else on the show. But things weren't always going so well. Appearing on last night's Conan, Bayer told the host… » 2/11/14 11:00am 2/11/14 11:00am

Vanessa Bayer's Advice to The Wanted Is Both Awful and Spot-On

Janessa Slater (SNL's Vanessa Bayer) is a media coach who specializes in managing musicians. Here she is sitting down with UK boy band The Wanted to advise them on how to handle their U.S. careers. » 10/15/13 6:15pm 10/15/13 6:15pm

Here Comes Honey Boo Boo to the Weekend Update

Last night's SNL premiere featured Seth MacFarlane showing off his vocal range and Jay Pharoah's new and improved Barack Obama impersonation. Oh, and Bill Hader's Clint Eastwood did stand-up with a chair, which makes you realize how long ago it was that Unforgiven came out. Most notably, though, was that Mama and her… » 9/16/12 1:00pm 9/16/12 1:00pm

So This Is What Goes Down Inside The Saturday Night Live Writer's Room

I am obsessed with this video my friend Kevin found and sent to me of SNL writers goofing around in their offices late last week around 4:30am. It stars Taran Killam, a second-year member of the show's cast, donned in a white fur cropped hoodie thing and getting down to Robyn's "Call Your Girlfriend." (Between… » 12/13/11 2:30pm 12/13/11 2:30pm

Vanessa Bayer Seeks Surrogate Mom For Hire

Saturday Night Live newcomer Vanessa Bayer stars in the latest episode of I Wanna Have Your Baby, a web series about a woman who is very enthusiastic about being a surrogate mother. The weight gain? She likes "getting fat." Morning sickness? She'd be throwing up anyway. The only issue left for this union is the… » 11/30/11 7:45pm 11/30/11 7:45pm

What A Game Show Based On The Lifetime TV Network Would Look Like

"What's Wrong With Tanya?" is a game show created by SNL. But if it were real, I would absolutely be watching with a bowl of popcorn on a nightly basis. Let's get on this, Lifetime: just gather three stereotypical mothers from the movies, give them buzzers, and when each Tayna walks onto the stage, let them try to… » 10/17/11 7:00pm 10/17/11 7:00pm

Robert DeNiro Presents: The Dangerous Smile Variety Hour

Robert De Niro can elicit whoops of approval from a crowd simply by walking into a room and smiling confidently, but crinkly eyes and swagger do not a perfect Saturday Night Live appearance make. » 12/05/10 3:40pm 12/05/10 3:40pm

Anne Hathaway Would Be A Lot Of Fun To Get Drunk With

Anne Hathaway! Florence and the Machine! Abby Elliott actually appearing in sketches! Fred Armisen being funny! I didn't want to put my mouth on Seth Meyers' mouth so he wouldn't talk! This week's SNL was markedly better than last week's. » 11/21/10 2:10pm 11/21/10 2:10pm

Bill Hader's Face Is The Best Thing About Saturday Night Live

Despite Scarlett Johansson's surprisingly likable turn as host of this week's show, all of the accents, accents, accents in the world couldn't save it from being a fairly forgettable episode. » 11/14/10 1:50pm 11/14/10 1:50pm