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Janessa Slater is a media coach who bears an uncanny resemblance to SNL’s Vanessa Bayer and has been dispensing so-called Sound Advice — and many merciless insults — to the likes of Drake, TV On The Radio, Tegan And Sara, HAIM, and most of the lineup of Governor’s Ball. We thought it was time somebody… More »

When M.I.A. held up her middle finger during Madonna’s Super Bowl Halftime Show last weekend, she dominated blog chatter for a few days and incited a few minor cable-TV debates. She could have to pay a fine, and she’s definitely changed the narrative around her next album. But she hasn’t gotten anywhere near the pantheo… More »

It was a tumultuous year for late night laffs, with Jimmy Fallon joining the fray, Conan taking over Tonight only to find awful Leno sink the NBC ship at 10PM, and Letterman enjoying career-high ratings despite (or because of?) a sex scandal. It was, however, a solid year for late night music booking. We regularly… More »

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Watch Sia, Maddie Ziegler, & A Signing Mime Do SNL

We wondered what new excuse Sia would come up with to cover her face during her appearance on Saturday Night Live, and now we have…
James Rettig | January 18, 2015 - 11:18 am
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Awkward SNL Promo Confirms It’s Time For Sia To Stop Obscuring Her Face

For this album cycle, Sia made the decision to stay out of the spotlight and avoid public appearances whenever possible. This has resulted in some…
James Rettig | January 15, 2015 - 6:32 pm
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Watch Charli XCX Play SNL

Charli XCX's sophomore album Sucker comes out in just a few days (though you can stream it now), and she made her debut appearance o…
James Rettig | December 14, 2014 - 10:13 am
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Watch Nicki Minaj Perform, Impersonate Beyoncé And Kim Kardashain On SNL

Nicki Minaj was the musical guest on Saturday Night Live last night and performed three songs from her upcoming new album The Pinkprint: "Bed Of…
James Rettig | December 7, 2014 - 1:08 pm
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Watch Mark Ronson Perform With Bruno Mars & Mystikal On SNL

Mark Ronson was the musical guest on Saturday Night Live last night and he brought out Bruno Mars and Mystikal to perform their respective song…
James Rettig | November 23, 2014 - 10:45 am
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Watch Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars’ SNL Promos With Cameron Diaz

Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars will perform their new single "Uptown Funk" on Saturday Night Live this weekend and NBC has released the promos for…
James Rettig | November 21, 2014 - 8:59 am
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SNL Announces Nicki Minaj, Charli XCX, One Direction For December

Today, NBC and Saturday Night Live announced that they will close out their 2014 season with performances from Nicki Minaj (hosted by James Franco o…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | November 20, 2014 - 5:18 pm
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Watch A Sweaty, Black-Lensed Kendrick Lamar Return To SNL

Kendrick Lamar was the musical guest on Saturday Night Live last night. He performed his new single, "i," and brought out Chantal Kreviazuk and Jay…
James Rettig | November 16, 2014 - 9:39 am
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Watch SNL Parody Ariana Grande, Megan Trainor, Sam Smith, & Lorde With Young Tarts & Old Farts Commercial

A highlight of tonight's funny (really) and cameo-filled (Jennifer Lawrence, Crazy Eyes) episode of Saturday Night Live was the fake commercial for Young Tarts &
Scott Lapatine | November 16, 2014 - 9:18 am
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Fred Armisen’s Latest SNL 7″ Features Joshua Rainhorn, Paulinho e Beatriz

At the beginning of the year, Drag City announced that it was teaming up with Fred Armisen to release a series of 7-inches featuring song…
James Rettig | November 14, 2014 - 8:09 pm

Watch Kendrick Lamar Get A Piggyback Ride In His SNL Promo

Kendrick Lamar is the musical guest on Saturday Night Live this weekend alongside host Woody Harrelson. Today, NBC has released the promos that Lamar, Harrelson,…
James Rettig | November 13, 2014 - 7:14 pm

Mark Ronson Playing SNL This Month

Mark Ronson will be Saturday Night Live's musical guest on 11/22. He'll be performing the lead single from his upcoming fourth studio album, which i…
James Rettig | November 3, 2014 - 6:36 pm

Watch Prince’s Mighty Return To SNL In Third Eye Sunglasses

Prince returned to Saturday Night Live for the first time in eight years to perform an extended 8-minute jam with his band, 3rdEyeGirl. He played…
James Rettig | November 2, 2014 - 12:59 pm
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Watch SNL’s Swiftamine Commercial For Taylor Swift Onset Vertigo

Saturday Night Live took on Taylor Swift last night with a fake commercial for Swiftamine, a drug that helps with the vertigo you experience whe…
James Rettig | November 2, 2014 - 11:29 am
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MØ Explains Delayed Vocals With Iggy Azalea On SNL

After an off performance alongside Iggy Azalea on SNL this past weekend, MØ tweeted a picture of a handwritten letter, penned for her fans, offering…
Maggie Stamets | October 27, 2014 - 3:44 pm
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SNL Will Let Prince Play An 8-Minute Jam

Saturday Night Live musical performances aren’t really known for their inventiveness. Sure, there’s the occasional exaggerated stunt (or blunder), but it seems like it’s mostly…
James Rettig | October 27, 2014 - 11:33 am
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Watch SNL’s “Chandelier” Halloween Party Sketch With Jim Carrey & Iggy Azalea

Saturday Night Live's a little slow on the uptake nowadays, so it took them until now to fit in a parody of Sia's "Chandelier," something…
James Rettig | October 26, 2014 - 11:28 am
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Prince To Play SNL With Host Chris Rock

It's kinda hard to believe that Chris Rock has only hosted SNL once (in 1996), and that Prince has only performed on the show twice…
Michael Nelson | October 14, 2014 - 5:12 pm
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Watch Ariana Grande & The Weeknd Play SNL’s 40th Season Premiere

Ariana Grande mumbled her way through her debut Saturday Night Live appearance for the show's 40th season premiere last night. She sang My Everything single…
James Rettig | September 28, 2014 - 11:50 am
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SNL Books Ariana Grande, Maroon 5 For Season 40

Saturday Night Live kicks off its 40th season later this month. While the show has a rich history of booking of-the-moment buzz bands as musical…
Tom Breihan | September 10, 2014 - 1:38 pm
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