Josh Hutcherson, Vanessa Bayer
Catching Fire may be igniting the box office, but unfortunately Josh Hutcherson failed to light even a spark on Saturday Night Live this weekend. Perhaps the writers checked out early for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, but whatever the reason, this weekend's episode can be filed under "dud." The show went for the bizarre this week, and some sketches worked (Vanessa Bayer dressed as a turkey), while others flopped (Beck Bennett as an office manager who has the body and mannerisms of a baby). Check out some of the better ones below:
Miley Cyrus did plenty of singing on Saturday Night Live this week, but thankfully left the twerking at home for the most part. Acting as both host and musical guest, Cyrus skewered the government shutdown in one sketch and parodied her infamous performance at the MTV Video Music Awards in another. She also performed her single "Wrecking Ball" (with clothes on) and an acoustic version of "We Can't Stop." Check out highlights from SNL below. How do you think Cyrus did as host?
Saturday Night Live is adding to its cast following the departures of Jason Sudeikis, Bill Hader and Fred Armisen.
Beck Bennett, best known for appearing in a string of AT&T kid commercials, SNL writer...
Saturday Night Live
Kristen Wiig hosted Saturday Night Live this week, returning to the stage for the first time since leaving the show "11 months and 30 days ago," as she noted in her opening monologue. The Bridesmaids star resurrected several of the characters she made famous, including Gilly, the Target lady, Garth and Kat (with Fred Armisen), and Dooneese (the creepy lady with baby hands and a huge forehead). She also brought with her Jonah Hill and her real-life BFF (and Bridesmaids co-star) Maya Rudolph. Watch some of the night's best sketches below:
Ellen DeGeneres, Kate McKinnon
This week, Jimmy Kimmel interviewed fans at the Coachella Music Festival about some hot new bands — the only problem is, the bands don't actually exist. But that didn't stop festival-goers from gushing about them. Elsewhere, Saturday Night Live's Kate McKinnon did her best Ellen DeGeneres impersonation in front of Ellen herself, and Boardwalk Empire's Steve Buscemi discovered a family connection with the band Vampire Weekend. Also, in random celebrity strokes of genius, Tilda Swinton led the audience at Ebertfest in a dance to Barry White in remembrance of Roger Ebert, and Buscemi's Boardwalk castmate Michael Shannon did a dramatic (and NSFW!) reading of a nasty letter from a sorority president. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of Top Videos:
Vince Vaughn hosted Saturday Night Live this weekend for the first time in 15 years, with musical guest Miguel. The episode included spoofs of the gun-control debate and (of course) Brad Paisley and LL Cool J's misguided duet "Accidental Racist."
Check out some of the highlights from Saturday's episode below. How do you think Vaughn did?
Kate McKinnon, Ellen DeGeneres
Ellen DeGeneres was the latest celebrity that Saturday Night Live spoofed — and the good-natured talk show host took it in stride.
Saturday Night Live
Joseph Gordon-Levitt brought his A-game— and some very strangely shaved facial hair — for his first time hosting Saturday Night Live.
In the most memorable sketches of the evening, The Dark Knight Rises actor played the son of the Dos Equis beer's faux spokesman, the self-styled Most Interesting Man in the World. Among his special abilities? He can make a woman cringe just by entering a room and he can almost do a 180 on his razor scooter. So why did he make Tres Equis Beer? "Because he was never....
Kristen Wiig, Jason Sudeikis and Andy Samberg
Is the face of Saturday Night Live about to change drastically?
Cast members Kristen Wiig, Andy Samberg and Jason Sudeikis are reportedly bidding the show adieu after the end of the season, a source tells Us Weekly. "It will be a huge blow to the show," the insider tells the magazine. "Without Andy's video shorts and Kristen saving every skit, they'll need help!"
Upright Citizens Brigade's Katie McKinnon is joining Saturday Night Live for the show's next new episode, Deadline reports.
The announcement comes after the show lost cast member Paul Brittain in January and amidst speculation about Kristen Wiig's status for next season. The Bridesmaids star's contract is...