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Justin Timberlake will host Saturday Night Live for the fifth time on March 9; he is also expected to fulfill the musical guest duties of the night.
The "Suit & Tie" hitmaker - who recently made his long awaited return to music following a hiatus to focus on his movie career - will also perform on the comedy sketch show. This is a busy time for Justin, who is preparing for the release of his comeback album The 20/20 Experience on March 19.
Adam Levine will make his Saturday Night Live hosting debut on January 26.
While the Voice judge and Maroon 5 frontman will host for the first time ever in the episode which will feature musical guest Kendrick Lamar, he has previously appeared in a digital short on the comedy sketch show with Andy Samberg and Fred Armisen.
Adam's appearance will take place once week after Silver Linings Playbook star Jennifer Lawrence makes her SNL debut on January 19 with a performance from The Lumineers.
Adam recently revealed he will miss Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green on The Voice as they take a season off to focus on their respective music careers but admitted he is excited about their replacements Usher and Shakira: "Christina and Cee Lo are so close to my heart because we went through the show becoming a success together and Usher and Shakira are coming into it as a big institution. So it's different but it still feels good because they are legitimate artists. I knew Usher before. We've worked in the studio a couple of times together. Shakira is a new friend but I love her dearly already. She's so sweet and adorable and hilarious."
Barbara Walters has forgiven Lindsay Lohan for pulling out of their scheduled interview.
The Liz & Dick actress was due to chat to her friend about her latest movie on November 16, but cancelled and instead agreed to do interviews with Jay Leno on The Tonight Show, Good Morning America and Late Night With Jimmy Fallon leaving Barbara very "disappointed: about being snubbed, but the 20/20 host has now forgiven the 26-year-old star after she apologized on TV.
Speaking to Jay Leno last night, Lindsay said she cancelled her sit down with Barbara because the timing "wasn't right, right now." She explained, "I love her, I'm a big fan of Barbara Walters. So when it's right, she knows she'll be the first person I sit down with."
The troubled actress's new PR team were said to have cancelled the interview because they feared it would focus too much on her personal problems, including her father's attempted intervention last month and her current legal issues amid reports her probation will be revoked this week.
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+ Some are speculating that Kenan Thompson's upcoming sitcom - which will be produced by his current Saturday Night Live boss Lorne Michaels - might prompt the late night sketch comedy veteran to leave.
+ Casting news for The Walking Dead gets more exciting with each announcement! The Wire alum Chad Coleman has been hired to portray Tyrese in the popular zombie series, which is based on a comic book of the same name.
+ Vulture has compiled a list of American Horror Story: Asylum's horror and sci-fi nods. Did you catch all of them on your own?
+ Liz & Dick director Larry A. Thompson opens up about working with troubled starlet Lindsay Lohan. At one point, he claims that "making a movie with [her] is not for the faint of heart."
Christina Applegate will return to Saturday Night Live this month after a 19-year absence.
The Anchorman star - who last hosted the comedy sketch show in 1993 - has been confirmed for the October 13 episode, which will see Passion Pit as the musical guest, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Other stars lined up for this season of Saturday Night Live include Bruno Mars, who will be both host and musical guest on October 20.
It was recently revealed that Christina will reprise her role as Veronica Corningstone in the follow up to 2004's Anchorman starring Will Ferrell as Ron Burgundy. Although Christina initially stated she had not been approached, producer Judd Apatow has confirmed she will appear in the forthcoming motion picture. When asked if Christina will make an appearance in the movie, Judd said, "She will be back."
"I figured, 'Hey, I've been working out, I'm going on SNL, I might as well take my clothes off' … It would really be just irresponsible not to."
- Joseph Gordon-Levitt defends his striptease monologue on Saturday Night Live to Ellen DeGeneres on her talk show.
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Modern Family swept the board at the Emmy Awards last night winning four prizes. The sitcom took home the top Comedy Series prize as well as gongs for Supporting Actress and Supporting Actor in a Comedy for Julie Bowen and Eric Stonestreet, while the ABC show's helmer Steven Levitan won the Director award.
Psychological thriller Homeland upstaged some of the more established programs by winning four drama series honors including the main prize for the category and Series Actor and Actress in a Drama prizes for Damian Lewis and Claire Danes, respectively. Damian introduced himself to the audience as "one of those pesky Brits" and later admitted he thought Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston, who has won the accolade three times, would be victorious in the category again this year.
First Kristen Wiig, and now this?!
After rumors of his departure and the premiere of "Lazy Sunday 2," (with lyrics like "On these New York streets I hone my fake rap penmanship / That’s how it began, and that’s how I’m-a finish it," could it be any more obvious?), Andy Samberg has confirmed that he will not be returning as a cast member on Saturday Night Live next season.
“It’s an incredibly emotional and strange moment in my life. Obviously it’s not a huge shock, but I did officially decide not to come back," he said.
While Samberg claims that it was "one of the hardest decisions [he's] ever made," he revealed that he had some help from fellow cast member Wiig: "She kept saying it just feels like it’s her time. I connect with that. Something about it just feels like it’s the moment. My contract’s up and I did so much more than I ever thought I would ever even do."
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Lindsay Lohan's disastrous Saturday Night Live performance was due to prescription drugs, her father has claimed.
Michael Lohan claims the troubled actress is no longer taking any illegal substances but says medicine provided by her doctors prevented her from showing her true acting ability when she performed on the comedy sketch show in March. However, Michael insists he convinced her to stop taking prescription medication ahead of her recent Glee cameo and believes she is now once again showing her potential.
"I have to say this...on SNL, Lindsay was not using any illicit drugs or drinking but she still is on prescription drugs that they gave her. And the meds that they give her are meds that they say she needs, but she doesn't need them. But they kind of make her flat. She's not acting at a full potential. It's like the screen is down over her. And now when she did Glee I said, 'Linds, get off the damn medication and let people see who you really are.' And for a couple days before Glee, she went off this stuff. And there were tears in my eyes when I watched Glee. THAT was Lindsay. Yeah that was her acting. That is Lindsay Lohan at the Parent Trap, Freaky Friday and Mean Girls potential. That is what she was."
Kristen Wiig held back tears as she made what is believed to be her last appearance on Saturday Night Live this past weekend.
The final sketch during the season finale saw the actress - who has been a cast member on the show for seven years - don a cap and gown with guest host Mick Jagger acting as high school principal during a graduation scene. Kristen's character was singled out as "one particular student who is leaving this summer," and she then danced with the Rolling Stones rocker, executive producer Lorne Michaels and other cast members to the group's hit "She's a Rainbow."
Kristen then struggled to keep her emotions in check as the show's full ensemble, including Amy Poehler and Jon Hamm, appeared to sing "Ruby Tuesday, which features the line :Still I'm gonna miss you."
Network NBC have not made any official announcement about Kristen leaving the show, or commented on the rumors that Jason Sudeikis and Andy Samberg are also departing as program regulars.
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