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Saturday Night Live’s 41st season premieres this Saturday with Miley Cyrus holding down joint duties as host and musical guest. (Joint, get it? Because Miley loves weed? Trust me, she’d find it funny.) Although Cyrus has graced the SNL stage before, the next two musical guests, the Weeknd and Demi Lovato, are making their first… More »

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 pantheon… More »

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Watch The Black Keys Goof Around With Charlize Theron In Some SNL Promos

It's a big day for goofy promo videos featuring the Black Keys! First it was the Turn Blue tour announcement; now it's the promos for…
Chris DeVille | May 8, 2014 - 5:08 pm

SNL With Andrew Garfield Music Recap: Coldplay, “The Beygency,” Drake Vs. Skrillex In Family Feud, And Chris Martin Kisses Spider-Man

Coldplay made their fifth appearance on SNL last night, performing two songs from Ghost Stories and lending Chris Martin to kiss host Andrew Garfield in…
Scott Lapatine | May 4, 2014 - 10:13 am

St. Vincent Playing SNL Season Finale With Host Andy Samberg

Spring has finally sprung, which means what remains of the traditional network TV season is winding down, and with it the 39th season of Saturday
Chris DeVille | April 23, 2014 - 1:48 pm

SNL Music Recap: Anna Kendrick Covers Iggy Azalea As The Little Mermaid, Icona Pop Sing About Dongs, And You’ll Never Guess What Pharrell Wears On His Head

Anna Kendrick is a triple threat — she sings and acts and does that thing with cups — so she was a natural in her…
Scott Lapatine | April 6, 2014 - 1:03 pm

Watch Pharrell’s SNL Promos With Anna Kendrick

If Anna Kendrick and Pharrell are going to get together to work on anything, it should really be a Pitch Perfect sequel where they only…
Tom Breihan | April 4, 2014 - 9:30 am

Watch Sam Smith Play SNL

UK rising star Sam Smith brought his divinely honeyed vocal cords and charming doofus stage presence to Saturday Night Live last night, and he went…
Chris DeVille | March 30, 2014 - 10:12 am

Sam Smith Can’t Stop Smiling In His SNL Promos

Tomorrow night's episode of Saturday Night Live is already an automatic DVR because Louis C.K. is hosting the thing. But it's an added bonus that…
Tom Breihan | March 28, 2014 - 9:35 am

SNL Books Sam Smith, Pharrell & Ed Sheeran

Saturday Night Live has announced its next round of hosts and musical guests, and it represents the biggest stateside look yet in the career of…
Tom Breihan | March 19, 2014 - 4:08 pm

Watch The National Play SNL With Lena Dunham

The National made their SNL debut tonight in an episode hosted by Lena Dunham. The show featured cameos from Liam Neeson, Jon Hamm, and Fred…
Scott Lapatine | March 9, 2014 - 12:34 am

Watch Lena Dunham Tickle The National In Their SNL Promos

Lena Dunham and the National star in a Very Brooklyn Episode of Saturday Night Live this weekend. It will be a chance to see if…
Scott Lapatine | March 6, 2014 - 8:46 pm

Watch Beck Bring Morning Phase (And Father John Misty) To SNL

Today, Beck's Mellow Gold turned 20 years old, and to celebrate, he's playing Saturday Night Live -- for the seventh time in his career --…
Michael Nelson | March 2, 2014 - 12:55 am

Watch Beck’s SNL Promos

Beck will be the musical guest on SNL Saturday -- the exact 20th anniversary of Mellow Gold's release -- and he's recorded some promos for…
James Rettig | February 28, 2014 - 12:04 pm

The National To Play SNL With Host Lena Dunham

The National has performed on seemingly every late-night TV show there is, but they've never before graced the stage at Saturday Night Live. That will…
Chris DeVille | February 25, 2014 - 11:52 am

Watch Kendrick Lamar Join Imagine Dragons On SNL

Last night's Saturday Night Live featured Melissa McCarthy as host and Imagine Dragons as musical guests. The Vegas band recently won a Best Rock Performance…
Scott Lapatine | February 2, 2014 - 1:40 pm

Drag City’s Releasing Some Obscure SNL Songs On 7″

The former SNL cast member and indie-scene lifer Fred Armisen is teaming up with Drag City to release a couple of less-heralded songs from his…
Tom Breihan | January 22, 2014 - 4:13 pm

Watch Drake Host SNL

Drake returned to SNL tonight, this time pulling double duty as host and musical guest. The Degrassi alum and Raptors global ambassador played on his…
Scott Lapatine | January 19, 2014 - 1:03 am

Watch Drake’s SNL Promos

In what may turn out to be the biggest night of his career to date, Drake will serve as both host and musical guest of…
Tom Breihan | January 15, 2014 - 11:06 am

Here Are The Musical Sketches From Jimmy Fallon & Justin Timberlake’s Christmas SNL

Christmastime has given us some classic Saturday Night Live episodes over the years. This past weekend's show, hosted by ex-cast member and future Tonight Show
Scott Lapatine | December 23, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Watch Kings Of Leon Play SNL

Over the weekend, the Southern-rock megastar yarlers Kings Of Leon served as musical guests on Saturday Night Live, where they dutifully banged out "Temple" and…
Tom Breihan | December 16, 2013 - 10:15 am

Watch HAIM (And An Epic Outfield Tribute) On SNL

The sisters HAIM rocked SNL last night, proving Este Haim's dream-crushing teacher wrong forever. They performed Days Are Gone jams "The Wire" and "Don't Save…
Chris DeVille | November 24, 2013 - 10:13 am
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