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Meet Saturday Night Live's New "Weekend Update" Anchor Cecily Strong

Cecily Strong

When Cecily Strong sat in Saturday Night Live's "Weekend Update" anchor chair for the first time this fall, she had only one goal in mind: Don't cry. "I'm a crybaby, so I express every emotion with tears," says the Springfield, Illinois, native. "But they would've been happy tears — I would've been bawling because I was so excited."

You can't blame her for being psyched. In only her second season on SNL, she's been promoted from lowly featured player to heir to the throne coanchor Seth Meyers will vacate when he leaves to host NBC's Late Night early next year. "Cecily's had a meteoric rise, as opposed to my molasses-like one," quips Meyers.

It's almost literally a dream come true for Strong, who... read more

Kenan Thompson Blames SNL's Diversity Issue on Lack of Talented Black Comediennes

Kenan Thompson

When Saturday Night Live announced this season's six new cast members, many were shocked to see that the sketch comedy show  would be devoid of a black female cast member for the sixth year in a row.

In a world where we have a black First Lady and pop culture is defined by Scandal, Rihanna, Oprah, Nicki Minaj and Beyonce, this is... read more

Sarah Silverman, Topher Grace and Patti Lupone Join HBO's Lorne Michaels Pilot

Topher Grace, Patti LuPone, Sarah Silverman

Sarah SilvermanTopher Grace and Patti Lupone are set to star in HBO's Lorne Michaels comedy pilot People in New Jersey.

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Fox Orders Ensemble Comedy From John Mulaney and Lorne Michaels

John Mulaney

Fox has given a series order to Mulaney, a new ensemble comedy from comedian John Mulaney and Saturday Night Live showrunner Lorne Michaels.

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Saturday Night Live's Cecily Strong to Co-Anchor "Weekend Update" with Seth Meyers

Cecily Strong, Seth Meyers

Cecily Strong will join Seth Meyers as the co-anchor of "Weekend Update" when Saturday Night Livereturns for its 39th season later this month, the New York Times reports.

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Saturday Night Live's Seth Meyers Marries Alexi Ashe

Alexi Ashe and Seth Meyers

Weekend update: Seth Meyers married his longtime girlfriend, Alexi Ashe, on Sunday, People reports.

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The Best Possible SNL Cast Replacements

John Mulaney, Nicole Byer

Listen up, Lorne Michaels! The fall season's almost here and we still haven't heard a peep about who's going to replace Saturday Night Live cast members Jason SudeikisBill HaderFred Armisen and the soon-to-depart Seth Meyers.

So if you're having trouble making up your mind on who to hire, let me help you out.

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Bill Hader Leaving Saturday Night Live

Bill Hader

Bill Hader is leaving Saturday Night Live, he told The New York Times.

"It was a hard decision, but it has to happen at some point," Hader said. read more

Seth Meyers to Replace Jimmy Fallon on Late Night

Seth Meyers

Seth Meyers will replace Jimmy Fallon on Late Night when Fallon takes over The Tonight Show from Jay Leno in 2014, NBC announced Sunday.

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Kristen Wiig Returns to SNL: Which Characters Did She Resurrect?

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:

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