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Lorne Michaels Defends Kanye West's SNL Outburst: 'He Just Always Delivers'

Originally posted 03/02/2016 01:20PM

Lorne Michaels says that Kanye West's Saturday Night Live outburst wasn't nearly as dramatic as it sounded.

"Kanye's been on the show a lot of years, and it's always different," Michaels told E! News at the premiere of SNL alum Tina Fey's movie Whiskey Tango Foxtrot. "He's an artist, you know? A great artist."

Audio from the incident was leaked shortly after West's Feb. 13 performance and featured the rapper, 38, reportedly yelling, "Don't f--- with me" after finding out that producers had removed part of his set for the show.

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Meet Pete Davidson: SNL's 21-Year-Old Phenom

Originally posted 10/31/2015 03:45PM

For comedians, few stages are more intimidating than that of NBC's legendary Studio 8H, home of Saturday Night Live for over 40 years.

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See All the Best Celeb Instagrams from the White House Correspondents' Dinner

See All the Best Celeb Instagrams from the White House Correspondents' Dinner

Originally posted 04/26/2015 10:50AM

Despite being dubbed "nerd prom" by social media, the White House Correspondents' Dinner is one of the most star-studded events of the year. Packed not just with political figures and journalists, the WHCD is also well-attended by models and stars from TV and film.

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Saturday Night Live

Mike Myers: 'I Was Scared' to Do 'Wayne's World' on SNL's 40th Anniversary Special

Originally posted 04/04/2015 01:45AM

[YOUTUBE "fpUtiqPmVIE"] It was one of the highlights of Saturday Night Live's 40th Anniversary Special, but the "Wayne's World" sketch, featuring Mike Myers and Dana Carvey, almost didn't happen.

"I didn't know I was invited. I never received a formal invitation," Myers told David Letterman on The Late Show on Friday.

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Leslie Jones Named New SNL Cast Member

Leslie Jones Named New SNL Cast Member

Originally posted 10/20/2014 10:50PM

Saturday Night Live just added a new face to the cast of its 40th season.

Leslie Jones is the latest lady to join the show as a full-fledged cast member after becoming a writer earlier this year.

Jones first auditioned for the coveted spot last fall as one of twelve finalists, but the role was ultimately offered to Sasheer Zamata.

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Meet Your New SNL Weekend Update Anchor

Meet Your New SNL Weekend Update Anchor

Originally posted 09/12/2014 11:40AM

Live from New York, we have a new co-anchor for Weekend Update!

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Stars Recall the Thrill of Hearing Don Pardo Say Their Name for the First Time

Stars Recall the Thrill of Hearing Don Pardo Say Their Name for the First Time

Originally posted 08/19/2014 09:15AM

For so many stars, hearing Don Pardo say their name meant they'd arrived.

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Credit: Annie Leibovitz exclusively for Vanity Fair
Who Does Jimmy Fallon Credit as His Guru?

Jimmy Fallon: Mentor Lorne Michaels 'Helped Me With Everything'

Originally posted 01/08/2014 07:30AM

Jimmy Fallon takes over The Tonight Show next month, yet the still-humble late-night host makes it clear who deserves the biggest thank-you for his success: Saturday Night Live mentor Lorne Michaels.

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Credit: Cover photograph by Marco Grob for TIME
Seth Meyers on Taking Over Late Night: No Singing, More Sketches

UpdatePosted 01/03/2014 06:30AM

Seth Meyers on Taking Over Late Night: No Singing, More Sketches

Originally posted 01/02/2014 05:15PM

If you're expecting Seth Meyers to do the "History of Rap" with Justin Timberlake when he takes over Late Night from Jimmy Fallon on Feb. 24, think again.

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