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January Jones Tries to Bring the Funny for Saturday Night Live

January Jones

Mad Men's January Jones tried her hand at comedy this week when she hosted Saturday Night Live. But was she able to cut loose from the stiff Betty Draper persona we've all come to know? Let's check out some clips:

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This was really the only Mad Men gag of the night. Jones monologue was almost immediately interrupted by a group of obsessed fans, which Jones referred to as "Mad Mennies." They even ended up on stage to sing the show's theme songs with their original lyrics.

Watch the video after the jump.

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NBC Gets Ready for a Sing-Off; Announces Holiday Specials

The Sing-Off

NBC will premiere its new singing competition special The Sing-Off on Monday, Dec. 14. The four-night show will feature a cappella groups from across the country competing for a recording contract with... read more

Taylor Swift Alludes to Kanye Once — Once!

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift could've — but she didn't.

Defying expectations raised earlier in the week, the 19-year-old singer opted against using the bully pulpit of Saturday Night Live's opening monologue — or any subsequent skits — to hit back hard at Kanye West, read more

Tonight's TV Hot List: Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009

The Wanda Sykes Show

Wanda Sykes Show
11/10c Fox
Stand-up comedian, sitcom sidekick, Emmy co-host... The list comprising Wanda Sykes' resume could go on, but here's the newest item she can add to it: talk-show host. Tonight marks the debut of this funny lady's foray into the talk-show arena, and naturally she's putting her own spin on things. Both regular panelists and celebrities will participate in a panel discussion that touches on current events and pop culture, and the show will also feature some field pieces and comedy segments.

Read on for previews of Saturday Night Live, Ann Rule's Too Late to Say Goodbye, John Fogerty: Live by Request and Rise and Fall of the Berlin Wall. read more

Taylor Swift and Bill Hader Confront Kanye-Related Expectations in New SNL Clip

Taylor Swift

Anticipation has been mounting about whether Taylor Swift will take aim at Kanye West when she hosts Saturday Night Live this week. But it's SNL cast member... read more

January Jones, Joseph Gordon-Levitt to Host SNL

January Jones, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Saturday Night Live is about to get a little mad.

The variety show has tapped Mad Men actress January Jones as well as actor... read more

Taylor Swift Talks about SNL and "Team Jake"

Taylor Swift, Taylor Lautner

Even though she performs in front of thousands of people night after night, Taylor Swift isn't taking her upcoming Saturday Night Live hosting duties lightly.

"I'm so excited, not sure if I'm ready," she tells CMT Radio Live with Cody Alan. "I try to... read more

Tonight's TV Hot List: Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009

Sorority Wars

Sorority Wars
9/8c Lifetime
Lucy Hale, Courtney Thorne-Smith and Faith Ford star in this 2009 cable comedy-drama about the trials of Katie (Hale), a college freshman who hopes to follow in the footsteps of her sorority-legend mom (Thorne-Smith). Unfortunately, the Delta gals of today aren't quite what they used to be, and when Katie exposes the sisterhood's shady dealings, she becomes the target of a malicious smear campaign. Luckily for Katie, there are rival houses on campus.

Read on for previews of the Fox Reality Channel Reality Awards, iCarly, Tailgate Warriors with Guy Fieri and Saturday Night Live. read more

Top Moments: Balloon Boy, Amazing Race, "Intercoursing" and More!

Tina Fey, Katherine Heigl

This week TV made us feel things. Trauma panicked us with a disgruntled employee shooting at his co-workers. Modern Family made us squirm and laugh with an off-color wedding toast. The contestants of The Amazing Race made us feel smart. And the idea of a little boy in a balloon crashing to his death made us all hold our breath and pray for his safety... and then puke. Welcome to this week's Top Moments: Funny Feelings Edition.

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Taylor Swift to Host Saturday Night Live — Perhaps at Kanye's Expense

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift will host Saturday Night Live on Nov. 7 — without Kanye West, but don't rule out any West impersonations.  

"I've been thinking about skit ideas for a long time," Swift told the Associated Press. "There are definitely some hilarious things that have happened to me over the past couple of months that I think will be pretty substantial skits."

Last month, West swiped the mic away from Swift during her acceptance speech at the MTV Video Music Awards, for which he later apologized.

Beyonce says Kanye West was "standing up for art"

But Swift is poised to be ...
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