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Kate McKinnon's 'Weird Barbie' Now a Real Barbie

Mattel releases doll based on comedian's movie character

(Newser) - In the wildly popular Barbie movie , Kate McKinnon plays "Weird Barbie," a version of the doll that has been played with, as Mattel puts it , "just a liiiiittle too much." With her crooked hacked-off haircut, marker doodles on her face, and paint on her dress, McKinnon'...

Watch SNL's Kate McKinnon, Pete Davidson Say Goodbye

Aidy Bryant and Kyle Mooney also made their final appearances as regulars

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live wrapped up its season with farewells (some more subtle than others) to four cast members leaving the show—Kate McKinnon, Pete Davidson, Aidy Bryant, and Kyle Mooney, reports Deadline . A look at how those unfolded:
  • McKinnon: In the cold open, McKinnon reprises her character of alien abductee

'Fauci' Battles Bras, Talks Vaccine on SNL
Bras Fly as 'Fauci'
Appears on SNL

Bras Fly as 'Fauci' Appears on SNL

Kate McKinnon and Heidi Gardner do the cold open

(Newser) - Kate McKinnon as Anthony Fauci? Yep, raspy voice and all: "Yeah we're doing this vaccine World War Two-style," she said when Saturday Night Live cold-opened on CNN's The Situation Room, per the Washington Post . "We made England go in first and see what's what,...

SNL Goes to Town on Giuliani's Hearing

A 9-minute parade of witnesses spoofing Michigan circus

(Newser) - Kate McKinnon's Rudy Giuliani returned again to Saturday Night Live to romp through what Mashable calls a "fart-filled election hearing" in Michigan that blurs the line with reality. McKinnon trotted out witnesses including Cecily Strong as "barely intoxicated" Dominion Voting Systems IT contractor Melissa Carone who told...

SNL Buzzes About Mike Pence's Fly
SNL Abuzz About 
Mike Pence's Fly

SNL Abuzz About Mike Pence's Fly

Insect did not go unnoticed

(Newser) - If you were busy feverishly organizing your sock drawer or doing literally anything other than watch the vice presidential debate on Wednesday, Saturday Night Live gave you a second chance last night by way of Maya Rudolph's Kamala Harris, Beck Bennett's Mike Pence, and Pence's fly, appearing...

Elizabeth Warren Drops by SNL
Elizabeth Warren
Lands a New Gig

Elizabeth Warren Lands a New Gig

Former presidential candidate stops by 'Saturday Night Live'

(Newser) - The Oval Office might have proven elusive for Elizabeth Warren, but as a distant, distant second place, the former presidential contender got to play herself on Saturday Night Live—and in the tradition of Hillary Clinton , alongside cast-member Kate McKinnon playing herself as well. The backdrop was ostensibly Fox's...

SNL Takes on Coronavirus
SNL Takes on Coronavirus

SNL Takes on Coronavirus

John Mulaney returns as guest-host

(Newser) - John Mulaney returned to host Saturday Night Live for a third time, and stole the show as Joe Biden in the show's Cold Open, notes Mashable , "wearing a flashy South Carolina sash (as the real Biden logged a win in Saturday's primary in that state) and rambling...

SNL Roasts Dems' Debate
SNL Skewers Dems' Debate 

SNL Skewers Dems' Debate

Jason Sudeikis, Larry David, Rachel Dratch return

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live skipped over President Trump's impeachment acquittal and the debacle in Iowa and headed straight for the bright lights of the Democratic debate stage in New Hampshire for its Cold Open. Jason Sudeikis returned as Joe Biden, declaring that "losing Iowa was a real kick in...

SNL Has the Impeachment Trial You Really Wanted

Featuring John Bolton and Hunter Biden testifying

(Newser) - After suffering through a long-winded impeachment trial that appears to have been a foregone conclusion, Saturday Night Live brings you the impeachment trial "you wish had happened." The sketch features a nearly unrecognizable Cecily Strong as John Bolton, saying, "No, no, sorry judge. No more free spoilers....

SNL Sends Dershowitz to Hell
Adam Driver Scores an SNL Win

Adam Driver Scores an SNL Win

His 3rd time as host is finally the charm

(Newser) - Alan Dershowitz, Jeffrey Epstein, and Satan himself all got to hang around in Hell on Saturday night, at least in Saturday Night Live's version of events, starring Jon Lovitz, Adam Driver, and Kate McKinnon, respectively. When the Devil asks Dershowitz, currently representing President Trump and who formerly represented Epstein,...

SNL Skewers Your Holiday Dinner Trump Bickering

And Kate McKinnon crashes in as Greta Thunberg

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live previewed the holiday hell that is political debate at the dinner table in its latest Cold Open, trotting out every tired trope from the right and the left in visits to three different families vis a vis a snowman/Nest Home cam hacker played by Aidy Bryant....

SNL Blocks Trump From NATO Cool Kids' Table

He has to go sit with Latvia

(Newser) - It was a very Cold Open for Alec Baldwin's President Trump on Saturday Night Live, with the mocked American president trying and failing to get a seat at the cafeteria table with the same NATO cool kids caught on video earlier this week mocking him . The show brought in...

SNL Turns Impeachment Into Actual Soap Opera

And Jon Hamm stops by in Harry Styles-hosted episode

(Newser) - For those left less than titillated by the Trump impeachment hearings last week, Saturday Night Live tossed them and a soap opera in a blender and came out with Days of Our Impeachment. Jon Hamm notably dropped by to play former Ambassador Bill Taylor and make out with AOC (Melissa...

SNL Does Warren's Math
SNL Does Warren's Math  

SNL Does Warren's Math

McKinnon returns as presidential candidate, 'When the numbers are this big, they're just pretend!'

(Newser) - President Trump's ears have stopped ringing on Saturday evenings, but no such luck for Elizabeth Warren : Saturday Night Live again trotted out Kate McKinnon to play the presidential contender in its Cold Open, reports Vanity Fair . Appearing at an Iowa town hall, McKinnon declares that she's "just...

SNL Heads to a Trump Rally
SNL Heads to a Trump Rally 

SNL Heads to a Trump Rally

And Chance the Rapper hosts 'incredible' episode

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live's Cold Open was set against the backdrop of a rally for President Trump, and had a little something for everyone: an escaped ISIS extremist, Bill Clinton, Lindsey Graham, Mark Zuckerberg, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The Open, which managed to largely refrain from its habit...

SNL Lands More Big Cameos
SNL Goes Trumpless

SNL Goes Trumpless

Lands some big cameos to spoof Democratic candidates in Cold Open

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live went a little Hamilton in its latest episode, and continued to rely heavily on celebrity cameos, but this week left President Trump alone and spoofed Democratic presidential candidates' appearance in an LGBTQ town hall earlier this week in its Cold Open. Billy Porter from Pose announced the...

SNL Gets a New Celeb Cameo
SNL Gets a New Celeb Cameo

SNL Gets a New Celeb Cameo

Matthew Broderick stops by as Mike Pompeo

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live returned on the back of Emmy darling Phoebe Waller-Bridge on Saturday night, but the show opened with its now routine take on the chaos inside the Trump White house and celebrity cameo du jour—only notably this week without Alec Baldwin as the president himself, reports the...

SNL Is Gleefully Back
SNL Is Gleefully Back 

SNL Is Gleefully Back

Show goes to town on impeachment inquiry, election

(Newser) - If you thought Saturday Night Live would politely ignore President Trump's impeachment inquiry in the premiere of its 45th season, well ... you'd be out of your ever-loving mind, sparky. Alec Baldwin returned Saturday night as the commander in chief in question, NBC reports, frantically manning the phones to...

Marianne Williamson Gets the Kate McKinnon Treatment

Impression of candidate is 'perfect'

(Newser) - "The window for Marianne Williamson impressions might be closing fast," Late Night host Seth Meyers quipped following part two of the first Democratic candidates debate Thursday. His guest, Saturday Night Live cast member Kate McKinnon, immediately rose to the occasion, offering an impression of the author and spiritual...

Critics Fail to Sing Yesterday 's Praises
What Critics Are Saying
About Yesterday

What Critics Are Saying About Yesterday

It's decent, but they fault its 'cheap gags' and 'romantic apex'

(Newser) - Hit by a bus during a worldwide blackout, a struggling singer-songwriter awakes to a world in which the Beatles never existed and so steals the band’s material for his own. That’s the premise of Yesterday , which has audiences dancing. They give the film a 91% rating on Rotten...

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