Saturday Night Live welcomed Drake this weekend as host and musical guest on its first offering of 2014 and also gave new cast member Sasheer Zamata a chance to shine — even though the episode certainly wasn't one of the better installments from this season.
Despite his recent musical success, the Degrassi alum proved he's still got more than a few acting chops to show off, gamely doing impressions of everyone from Lil' Wayne to a dorky dad at a slumber party. Check out some of the highlights from the episode below:
Ted Danson, Arsenio Hall
This week, Anthony Hopkins discussed his Breaking Bad fan letter with Jay Leno, while Ted Danson played a game of "Cheers or CSI?" with Arsenio Hall. Jimmy Kimmel resurrected his annual Halloween candy prank video, and Aziz Ansari's new stand-up special premiered on Netflix. Also, a group of middle school football players put together a heartwarming special play for one of their teammates, and an aspiring filmmaker figured out a way to amuse New York City subway conductors on the job. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:
Win Butler of Arcade Fire, Reggie Watts, Jason Schwartzman
YouTube held its first-ever Music Awards Sunday, and the show was ... awkward.
Hosts Jason Schwartzman and Reggie Watts emphasized that the awards show was unscripted, but viewers probably would have been able to tell that even without the reminder. From the strange mini-scavenger hunts Schwarzman and Watts occasionally had to embark on to find the winner's name, to uncomfortable interludes between the performances, it's clear that the show has its share of bugs to work out before (if?) it returns for a second year.
Macklemore, Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber are among the nominees for the first annual YouTube Music Awards.
The nominations are based on YouTube data over the past year based on fan engagement, including views, likes, shares, comments and subscriptions. The winners of each of the six categories will be determined by fan votes, counted by sharing the official YouTube Music Awards nomination videos on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.
Kerry Washington will make her Saturday Night Live hosting debut on Nov. 2, NBC announced Wednesday.
Washington, who stars on ABC's Scandal, will be joined by Eminem, who returns for a sixth appearance as musical guest.
Kenan Thompson blames SNL's diversity issue on lack of talented black comediennes
YouTube is staging its first awards show later this year in New York City.
The show, hosted by actor Jason Schwartzman, will take place on Nov. 3at Pier 36 in Manhattan and will also be live-streamed, the Los Angeles Times reports. Acts including Arcade Fire, Eminem and Lady Gaga are scheduled to perform, and other performances from venues in Seoul, London, Moscow and Brazil will also be streamed leading up to the show.
Kirk Herbstreit, Eminem, Brent Musberger
Eminem was an unlikely guest on ESPN during halftime of the Notre Dame-Michigan college football game this weekend, and his interview with Brent Musburger and Kirk Herbstreit left many viewers wondering if the rapper is back on drugs.
While music fans across the country were waiting for the highly anticipated — and extremely brief — 'N Sync reunion at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night, one of the other biggest stars from the TRL era, Eminem, made some news of his own.
The rapper announced a new...
Eminem is opening up about his past drug abuse for one of the first times in a new documentary.
"I don't know at what point exactly it started to be a problem. I just remember liking it more and more," the rapper also known by his real name, Marshall Mathers, confesses in How to Make Money Selling Drugs.
Sacha Baron Cohen, The Dictator
The Dictator has won!
The Acadmy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has invited Sacha Baron Cohen to attend Sunday night's Oscar ceremony dressed as his title character in the upcoming film The Dictator, Deadline reports. This decision reverses the Academy's previous stance banning attendees using the red carpet for "stunting" or self-promotion. Baron Cohen had originally planned on walking the Oscars red carpet as the fictional Admiral General Aladeen.