"I was due the next day. So it's my first kid, I'm in a Mad Men outfit, I turn to everybody and I hysterically start crying, and a really pregnant woman crying is terrifying. So, juicy tears just like squirting out of my eyes. And it was like the punch line to a joke, it's like, my doctor just died and I'm due tomorrow. And Jon Hamm, who I am just getting to know, comes over and puts his hands on my shoulder and is like, 'This is a really important show for me. I'm gonna need you to get your s*** together.' And I laughed so hard, I probably peed myself – I believe that going through crying to laughing adds like five years to your life."
- Amy Poehler recounts in her memoir how Jon Hamm helped her get through her first pregnancy on Saturday Night Live.
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Lena Dunham will host Saturday Night Live (SNL) for the first time next month.
The Girls creator and star will make her debut on the New York-based comedy-sketch series, which has poked fun at her own hit show several times in the past, on March 8. The 27-year-old actress shared the news, reported by Variety magazine, on Twitter on yesterday writing, "Thank you for the 'SNL' love. Can't wait to debut my character 'girl who googled serial killers all night & has lots to say!'"
Lena previously praised a parody of Girls on the show in September, that featured then-host Tina Fey as an Albanian girl, Blerta, with a rubber hand and "Old Cow Disease," who joined the four young women trying to find their place in the world. She called the sketch "a true honor," and also tweeted, "Very excited about the current line-up of 'SNL' ladies. They are funny like whoa."
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Bill Hader has slammed Justin Bieber's turn as a host on SNL.
The former Saturday Night Live performer was unimpressed when the "Baby" hitmaker hosted an episode of the comedy sketch show because he arrived on set with a huge entourage. "Justin Bieber showed up with like 20 guys. He had a guy holding a slice of pizza. A guy holding a Diet Coke. You're trying to fight through all these people to get dressed," he told Howard Stern on his Sirius XM radio show.
While Bill hated working with Bieber, he praised Justin Timberlake for his down to earth attitude. Speaking about the "Mirrors" singer, he said, "He's great. Also, the guy doesn't show up with anybody. Timberlake, it was just him. He's a real class act, that guy."
Helen Mirren is one of the world’s most respected actresses (she did play Queen Elizabeth II, after all), but she’s not afraid to let her silly side show to NBC viewers. Watch the promo above to see Dame Mirren cut loose with SNL cast member Fred Armisen.
Mirren will host the show this Saturday.
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Last month, Oscar nominee Anne Hathaway fronted one of the most successful Saturday Night Live broadcasts of the season. Will Oscar winners Robert De Niro and and Jeff Bridges be able to keep top that?
During the month of December, we will see some of Hollywood's biggest A-listers take over that NBC stage. Little Focker's De Niro -- who'll be making his third visit to the program -- will kick it all off this weekend with help from musical guest Diddy-Dirty Money.
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Saturday Night Live‘s fall calendar is quickly filling up.
As previously announced, Amy Poehler will kick off the show’s 36th season this weekend with singer Katy Perry. Emmy winner Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad)—with help from recently-added Kanye West—will then host on October 2 while another Emmy winner, Glee‘s Jane Lynch, will front the program on October 9.
After a few weeks off, the show will return on October 23 with actress Emma Stone, the star of the new film Easy A. The Halloween episode on October 30 will then feature a SNL fave: two-time host Jon Hamm (Mad Men).
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