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SNL's Jenny Slate Will Not Be Fired After F-Bomb

SNL Cast Member Jenny Slate

Despite her widely publicized foul-mouthed flub on the season premiere of Saturday Night Live, new cast member Jenny Slate isn't going anywhere.

"No truth to... read more

SNL Newcomer Drops an F-Bomb During Season Premiere

Jenny Slate, SNL

Saturday Night Live kicked off its 35th season with an F-bomb.

In a possible case of the first-night jitters, newcomer Jenny Slate made the verbal misstep of dropping the F-word in a sketch titled "Biker Chick Chat," her only prominent skit of the night. Slate, Kristen Wiig and host Megan Fox were all featured as tough-talking biker chicks with a penchant for using the words "freaking" and "fricking."

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Slate slipped up about a minute into the sketch... read more

Tonight's TV Hot List: Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009

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Here's some Fox news: The laugher opens its 35th season with actress Megan Fox, hot off her man-eating performance in Jennifer's Body, as a first-time host. It's been an off-season of high drama. Divisive politics, rude public behavior and stormy debates over health-care reform ruled the day — so we can expect the SNL players to tap into all that with their usual keen observation and comedic zeal. Speaking of zeal, passionate Irish überband U2 rally the evening with performances. Bono and the boys are in the midst of their sprawling 360° Tour (and just recently played two sold-out shows at Giants Stadium), so they should be in tight form.

Read on for previews of Unlikely Animal Friends, Children of the Corn, My Neighbor's Secret and iCarly. read more

Top 10 SNL Digital Shorts

Andy Samberg, Justin Timberlake

What will Saturday Night Live joke about when it premieres this weekend (11:30 pm, NBC)? Election season is over and they keep firing funny people. Thank God we still have Andy Samberg's digital shorts to look forward to.

SNL fires Michaela Watkins and Casey Wilson

Though the new SNL promo featuring Samberg and host Megan Fox made us crack a smile (namely that "keep it in your pants" bit), we're hoping for something at least as funny as these past digital-video hits. Check out our top 10 favorites and then weigh in on yours:

[Warning: Some of the clips contain adult language or situations.]

10. "Andy's Dad" (2008)
Featuring: Jonah Hill

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Creative Arts Emmys: Pushing Daisies Wins Big Despite Cancellation

Kathy Griffin

American Idol, Grey Gardens and the canceled Pushing Daisies won three awards each at Saturday night's Creative Arts Emmys, which also included acting wins for Tina Fey, Michael J. Fox and Justin Timberlake.

Host Kathy Griffin joked before the show that she planned to offend nearly everyone, including her competition in the two categories in which she was nominated.

"I'm going to offend... read more

SNL Fires Michaela Watkins and Casey Wilson

Michael Watkins, Casey Wilson

With the recent addition of two cast members to Saturday Night Live comes news that Michaela Watkins and Casey Wilson will no longer be on the long-running series.

Saturday Night Live adds two new cast members

Watkins began her short stint on SNL in November and had several memorable characters and impersonations, including Arianna Huffington and Today host Hoda Kotb.

"The only explanation I got from [Lorne Michaels] — and he's not known to say things just to make people feel better — was ... read more

Saturday Night Live Adds Two New Cast Members

Jenny Slate and Nasim Pedrad

Jenny Slate and Nasim Pedrad have joined the cast of Saturday Night Live, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

Check out photos of the SNL cast

According to The Comic's Comic, who first reported the castings, Slate is Columbia University graduate who has performed in weekly comedy showcases at New York City's UCB Theater. She also ... read more

Megan Fox to Host SNL Season Premiere

Megan Fox

SNL is about to become Sexy Night Live.

Transformers hottie Megan Fox will show off her funny side when she hosts the premiere of Saturday Night Live next month, according to Life & Style.

Check out smokin' hot photos of Megan Fox

"Megan is psyched to have gotten this opportunity," the source told the magazine. "She has a lot of ... read more

NBC Boss: Rocking the Emmy Nominations Proves "Quality Can Succeed"

NBC's 30 Rock collected 22 Emmy nominations, the most of any series.

A funny thing happened when the nominations were announced for the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards: NBC came away as the most recognized of the broadcast networks, with 67 total nods. 

Yes, NBC — the subject of so much ribbing about waning ratings, omnipresent reality programming and Leno-verdosing.

"It's exciting to get so many nominations and be so recognized," Ben Silverman, co-chairman of NBC Entertainment, tells TVGuide.com. "Across the board, it was a great day." Silverman himself even scored a nod, as an executive producer of The Office.

See the full list of Emmy nominees

Surveying NBC's embarrassment of Emmy riches, Silverman lauds 30 Rock's 22 nominations ... read more

Al Franken Wins Minnesota Senate Race

Al Franken

After a protracted recount, comedian-turned-politician Al Franken has won the Minnesota Senate race to give Democrats a 60-seat majority in the U.S. Senate.

The state's Supreme Court declared Franken, a Saturday Night Live alum, the winner on Tuesday by 312 votes out of 2.9 million cast. Republican incumbent Norm Coleman then conceded the drawn-out fight.

Get a behind-the-scenes look at SNL's political sketches

Coleman led Franken on ...
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