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SNL Imagines an Even More Awkward Fifty Shades Press Tour (VIDEO)

Originally posted 03/01/2015 01:55PM

Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan had a pretty exhausting press tour for Fifty Shades of Grey, but they never had to put up with anything quite like this.

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UpdatePosted 02/25/2015 05:40PM

Dakota Johnson Addresses That Awkwardness with Mom Melanie Griffith in SNL Promos (VIDEO)

Originally posted 02/25/2015 03:20PM

[YOUTUBE "LOdrQo3KpIY#t"] In anticipation of this week's Saturday Night Live, host Dakota Johnson pokes fun at herself with a little help from Taran Killam.

When Killam asks Johnson, 25, if her mom, Melanie Griffith, ended up seeing Fifty Shades of Grey after their mother-daughter spat on the red carpet at the Oscars, she responds with a whine: "Nooo she didn't, and I'm reallllly upset about it!"

He sympathizes, "So not fair, she's, like, not supporting you!"

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Has Saturday Night Live Gone Country?

Zac Brown Band to Perform on Saturday Night Live

Originally posted 02/25/2015 05:00PM

First Blake Shelton, now the Zac Brown Band! One might think Saturday Night Live has gone country this season.

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Bill Clinton Sent Pete Davidson a Nice Letter When He Joined SNL – Why Is He Just Getting It Now?

Bill Clinton Sent Pete Davidson a Nice Letter When He Joined SNL – Why Is He Just Getting It Now?

Originally posted 02/25/2015 02:40PM

Bill Clinton likes saxophones, chicken enchiladas and, apparently, Pete Davidson's tenure on Saturday Night Live.

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Bill Cosby Is 'Appreciative' of Eddie Murphy for Not Impersonating Him on SNL

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Bill Cosby Is 'Appreciative' of Eddie Murphy for Not Impersonating Him on Saturday Night Live

Originally posted 02/19/2015 02:10PM

Eddie Murphy's highly anticipated return to Saturday Night Live for the show's 40th anniversary was lacking one vital component: a performance.

So what happened?

Former SNL cast member Norm Macdonald revealed on Twitter Wednesday that it was his job to convince Murphy, 53, to impersonate Bill Cosby in the "Celebrity Jeopardy" sketch.

But Macdonald, 51, was not successful. And Cosby, 77, is grateful.

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Why Eddie Murphy Didn't Perform on the SNL Reunion

Originally posted 02/19/2015 05:30AM

To hear – or read – Norm Macdonald tell it, "Eddie Murphy knows what will work on SNL better than any one."

And yet Macdonald couldn't convince Murphy to participate in the "Celebrity Jeopardy" skit during Sunday's mammoth Saturday Night Live reunion special on NBC.

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Tracy Morgan Is 'Working Hard to Get Well,' Says Lawyer

Tracy Morgan Is 'Working Hard to Get Well,' Says Lawyer

Originally posted 02/18/2015 02:00PM

While dozens of cast members returned to the Saturday Night Live stage for the show's star-studded 40th anniversary special on Sunday, one veteran comic was a no-show: Tracy Morgan.

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Fans Petition for Nicolas Cage to Host Saturday Night Live

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Fans Petition for Nicolas Cage to Host Saturday Night Live

Originally posted 02/17/2015 06:30PM

"Nicolas Cage is the most accomplished Renaissance man the solar system has ever witnessed."

That's the start of a Change.org petition created by superfan Christopher Isaacson to have the actor, 51, host Saturday Night Live for a second time.

Like Cage, Isaacson himself has a flair for the dramatic: "For him to not host Saturday Night Live for the first time in over 20 years would be a crime against humanity," he writes.

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