April 9th, 2012
03:47 PM ET
"Saturday Night Live" returned this weekend after a hiatus with none other than Sofia Vergara as host.
She'd already proved she had comedic timing both on and off her ABC sitcom "Modern Family" - if you've ever seen her joke on the red carpet, you'll know that she's a natural - and she brought her talent to a number of skits, including one that poked fun at Bravo exec Andy Cohen.
Vergara opened the show with a monologue that tried to find humor in truth: "Forgive me if you don't understand what I say," she said, making light of her accent, "and I'll forgive you for staring at my chest the whole night."
March 30th, 2012
03:06 PM ET
There's also the problem of work permits. Lohan's legal troubles delayed her from getting a permit to work in Canada until hours after her court appearance on Thursday. Officials have granted her a permit to work in Toronto, where she'll film her role as Elizabeth Taylor in the Lifetime TV movie "Liz and Dick."
March 29th, 2012
12:33 PM ET
"Saturday Night Live" fans might soon see a fresh face among the cast: Deadline reports that comedian Kate McKinnon is expected to be a part of the April 7 episode of NBC's sketch comedy show, which will be hosted by Sofia Vergara.
Known for her work with the Upright Citizens Brigade, McKinnon was also part of "The Big Gay Sketch Show's" cast, and has won fans with her Web series, "Vag Magazine."
The Huffington Post notes that McKinnon was also nominated for the Emerging Comic honor by New York's excellence in comedy awards, the ECNYs, in 2010.
In addition to McKinnon, Deadline suggests that "SNL" creator Lorne Michaels is trying out other top female talent as well, including Jessica Joy, Lauren Lapkus and Elaine Carroll.
March 12th, 2012
05:02 PM ET
The verdict is in: Funnyman Jonah Hill's turn as host on “Saturday Night Live” wasn't received as poorly as last week's criticized episode with Lindsay Lohan, but he couldn't match her ratings.
New York Magazine's Vulture notes that Hill has some qualities that make for "the perfect 'SNL' host," namely his comedy experience and the fact that he's hosted before.
Given those attributes, Vulture can't figure out why Hill's second time at bat for "SNL," which included sketches about the Oscars, a Japanese game show and a parody of Rush Limbaugh, was "so blah."
March 2nd, 2012
03:39 PM ET
On March 5, 1982, comic great John Belushi died at 33 of an overdose, and the late star's friend and colleague, Dan Aykroyd, is opening up about what could've been.
Had Belushi lived, Aykroyd tells "Showbiz Tonight" in an exclusive interview, “He would be directing plays and musicals. He would be one of the premier directors on Broadway."
The actor continues, "that would have been his destiny, because he was so intelligent and so well referenced there. He was more of an academic than the 'Bluto' image would have you believe.”
February 20th, 2012
10:45 AM ET
Beyonce and Jay-Z's daughter is already as popular as her A-list parents, so we can only imagine how many stars have swung by to say hello to Blue Ivy in person.
Thankfully, "Saturday Night Live" has an even better imagination than we do.
On the latest episode, host Maya Rudolph did her best Beyonce impression while Jay Pharoah did a spot-on parody of Jay-Z as they welcomed famous friends into their home to meet their new bundle of joy.
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