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Maya Rudolph

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Maya Rudolph Parodies Rachel Dolezal on Late Night with Seth Meyers

Originally posted 06/23/2015 12:20PM

Maya Rudolph found herself in a hairy situation on Monday night.

The comedian reunited with fellow Saturday Night Live alum Seth Meyers on Late Night and proceeded to pull off an impression of embattled former NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal, who has been widely criticized for passing herself off as African-American.

"I remember Tina [Fey] saying when Sarah Palin was happening, everyone kept saying ... her doorman's like, 'You gotta be Sarah Palin!' But it happens to me every day, people are like, 'Oh, it's too bad, you haven't been on SNL since 2007. You have to play this lady.' "

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The Best (and Weirdest) Advice from 2015's Famous Commencement Speakers | Matthew McConaughey

The Best (and Weirdest) Advice from 2015's Famous Commencement Speakers

Originally posted 05/18/2015 05:15PM

Graduation season is well underway, as many colleges and universities across the country have already celebrated, and said farewell, to the class of 2015. No graduation ceremony would be complete without a commencement address, often done by a renowned guest.

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Saturday Night Live: Celebrating the 40th Anniversary Special's Best Comebacks and Cameos

Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live: Celebrating the 40th Anniversary Special's Best Comebacks and Cameos

Originally posted 02/16/2015 05:10PM

Saturday Night Live's 40th anniversary had enough star power to light up all of Manhattan. Even at three and a half hours long, some of the much-hyped appearances left us wanting more – in a good way. Whether their sketches were sentimental or sidesplitting, five celebrity regulars and five SNL vets stood out from the remarkable pack.

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Maya Rudolph Would Be 'Crazy' to Have More Kids

Maya Rudolph Would Be 'Crazy' to Have More Kids

Originally posted 12/12/2014 10:10AM

"It's sad that the baby days are over, but it's also like, 'Okay, everybody's healthy, we did it,' " she tells PEOPLE

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Friends Since Childhood: Justin Timberlake, Ryan Gosling and More | Justin Timberlake, Ryan Gosling

Justin Timberlake, Ryan Gosling and More Celebs Who Have Been Friends Since They Were Kids

Originally posted 08/03/2014 07:00AM

If you're a Hollywood star, your childhood friends usually have a limited number of roles available to play. They can be a loyal sidekick, your crew's comical mascot, or maybe the personal assistant who will eventually take you down in a bloodless celebrity coup.

But for a lucky few stars, the people they grew up with became celebrities themselves, with their own fans, their own love interests and their own trending topics.

It must be a welcome surprise. After all, it's lonely at the top, but it's a little less lonely when your childhood friends are there, too.

In honor of International Friendship Day – commonly celebrated on the first Sunday in August – we're rounding up the celeb pairs who have known each other since before they were famous.

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And They Sing, Too: Celebs with Surprise Musical Pasts | Catherine Zeta-Jones, Russell Crowe

And They Sing, Too: Celebs with Surprise Musical Pasts

Originally posted 06/20/2014 03:00PM

Fans of Orange Is the New Black surely remember the scene at the end of the first season in which seemingly mute Norma (Annie Golden) breaks her silence by singing. Golden's sweet voice surprised viewers, and they might be just as shocked to learn that the actress has a history as a singer.

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UpdatePosted 05/18/2014 11:00AM

SNL Season Finale Recap: The Return of Andy Samberg … And Many Others

Originally posted 05/18/2014 10:00AM

Saturday Night Live generally keeps its departed cast members close, unless you've done something to really offend the show. So having Golden Globe winner and Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Andy Samberg on to host the last episode of the show's season wasn't a stretch, though the parade of alumni the show brought out at different points felt appropriately momentous for a season-closer.

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Amy Poehler: Female Friends Will Outlast the Men in Your Life

Amy Poehler: Female Friends Will Outlast the Men in Your Life

Originally posted 02/06/2014 08:45AM

It's no surprise to hear that Amy Poehler is all about girl power.

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6 Things to Know About SNL's Newest Cast Member Sasheer Zamata

6 Things to Know About Sasheer Zamata, Saturday Night Live's Newest Cast Member

Originally posted 01/08/2014 11:55AM

After its lack of diversity became a social-media talking point and topic for criticism, Saturday Night Live officially hired comedian Sasheer Zamata on Monday.

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SNL Is Casting at Least One Female African-American – Within Weeks

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Saturday Night Live Is Casting at Least One Female African-American

Originally posted 12/13/2013 12:30PM

Saturday Night Live plans to add one or two black female performers to its cast as soon as January.

A representative for the NBC sketch-comedy show on Thursday confirmed reports it's answering complaints about its lack of diversity by staging showcases to choose at least one black female cast member and to hire her within weeks.

In recent weeks, the show has seen two-dozen candidates in Los Angeles, Chicago and New York.

The New York Times reported that a special audition for seven or eight finalists will be held Monday on the SNL stage in Manhattan.

It's "100 percent good for the show to have an African-American woman" in its ranks, executive producer Lorne Michaels told The Times.

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