Kate McKinnon opened SNL by imagining the behind-the-scenes preparation for Hillary Clinton's expected 2016 announcement today. After coming off a little hard, she channels her inner, more humble Hillary.
With Hillary in charge, it will be a brand new White House.
When word broke that Taraji P. Henson would be hosting this weekend’s episode of Saturday Night Live, the internet trembled with the collective gasps of Empire fans. On the one hand of course Henson would be hosting SNL; her name’s Cookie. Ask about her. As much of a runaway hit as Empire’s proven to be for Fox, Henson’s performance consistently stood out and defined the entire season.
For others, though, the significance of Henson’s upcoming guest spot stems from how few black women have ever actually hosted the show. Henson will be the 10th black woman to grace SNL’s stage as a host, following in the footsteps of Janet Jackson, Oprah, and Kerry Washington. In an interview with Entertainment Tonight the Empire actress explained that seeing herself spoofed in a recent SNL sketch hammered home just how much of a cultural phenomenon Empire has become.
"It's like a dream come true," Henson said of her hosting gig. "Legends do SNL. I'm a legend."
Check out the Taraji P. Henson’s promo clips for this weekend’s Saturday Night Live AFTER THE JUMP...
On SNL's CNN Newsroom sketch last night, Brooke Baldwin (played by Cecily Strong) walked viewers through all the major headline news from this past week - the Germanwings plane crash, Iran nuclear weapons deal, and the "religious freedom" debate in Indiana and Arkansas.
"We couldn't get a CNN reporter in either of those states, but we might have something even better," Baldwin said. "A local performance art group has agreed to give us a general sense of what's been happening in both those states."
Ahead of his hosting SNL this weekend, Chris Hemsworth teamed up with SNL funny lady Kate McKinnon to promote the show. McKinnon drooled over the 'Sexiest Man Alive,' asked him to do the 'Dirty Dancing' lift with her (which doesn't go so well), tricked him into letting her touch him, discussed Chris' powers as a weather god, and, most importantly, what threat he was created (in the future, then sent back in time) to fight.
After the "golden statue" version of Leonardo DiCaprio in The Wolf of Wall Street left him questioning his sexuality, SNL's Pete Davidson decided to devote a night to binge watching gay porn videos online to see if he might actually be gay.
That night, Pete learned two valuable lessons. 1. He wasn't actually gay and 2. The importance of having a good computer password so that your girlfriend doesn't discover you watched the entire Stud Horse series.