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Empire's Taraji P. Henson Slaps Taran Killam in the Face in SNL Promos (VIDEO)

Originally posted 04/08/2015 10:45AM

Empire's first season may have wrapped, but that doesn't mean Taraji P. Henson has quite finished emulating Cookie Lyon.

The actress, 44, is hosting Saturday Night Live this week, and she unleashes her inner Cookie to slap Taran Killam across the face in new promos.

Because she can.

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Dwayne Johnson Stars as Bambi in This Hilarious SNL Clip

Originally posted 03/30/2015 08:10AM

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's hosting stint on Saturday Night Live this weekend was proof that the actor and wrestler's comic timing is as impressive as his physique – and, beyond that, he's game for just about anything.

Case in point: The above sketch, which saw him starring as the titular forest animal in a live-action reboot of Disney's Bambi.

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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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Taran Killam and Cobie Smulders Welcome Second Child

Taran Killam and Cobie Smulders Welcome Second Child

Originally posted 01/28/2015 07:15PM

The new addition joins big sister Shaelyn Cado

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Taran Killam and Cobie Smulders Expecting Second Child

Taran Killam and Cobie Smulders Expecting Second Child

Originally posted 10/21/2014 03:00PM

The actors are already parents to 5-year-old daughter Shaelyn

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Watch Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill Reenact Titanic Scene on SNL

Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill Reenact Titanic Scene on Saturday Night Live

Originally posted 01/26/2014 12:45PM

Jonah Hill is nominated for an Oscar for The Wolf of Wall Street but that doesn't mean he can get away with acting like a big shot. At least according to his costar, Leonardo DiCaprio.

Hill, who was hosting Saturday Night Live, acted a little bothered when several SNL cast members began asking him about the Wolf star during his opening monologue.

"What is it like working with Leonardo DiCaprio?" asked one. "What's Leo's hair like, is it like beautiful?" asked another.

Then Taran Killam, dressed as Hill's Moneyball costar Brad Pitt, asked, "What's DiCaprio like? I bet he's the best!"

Hill, 30, then explained that Leo wasn't even supposed to be in the movie with him. That's when DiCaprio, 39 walked onto the set. "I have a question," he asked. "What the hell are you doing, man?"

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Mom-to-Be Kerry Washington Goes for Laughs in SNL Promos

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Watch Kerry Washington's Funny Saturday Night Live Promos

Originally posted 10/30/2013 02:30PM

Just when we thought we couldn't love Kerry Washington any more, along come the promos for her appearance on Saturday Night Live.

She's funny! Is there anything this woman can't do?

The new mom-to-be doesn't display even the hint of a baby bump as she kills it alongside Taran Killam in a series of promos for her hosting gig on Saturday.

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LOL! Brad Pitt's Chanel Ad Gets SNL Treatment

Saturday Night Live Parodies Brad Pitt's Chanel Ad

Originally posted 10/21/2012 12:30PM

From Chanel ... to Taco Bell?

Brad Pitt is now hawking everything from Mexican food to canine contraceptives – in a series of Saturday Night Live parodies, that is.

In response to his seriously sexy ads for Chanel No. 5 that debuted earlier in the week, Taran Killam got into character as the company's first-ever male spokesman.

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Jay Pharoah's Saturday Night Surprise! | Jason Sudeikis

UpdatePosted 10/17/2012 06:00AM

Jay Pharoah's Saturday Night Surprise!

Originally posted 10/17/2012 06:00AM

Saturday Night Love!

The cast of Saturday Night Live surprised funny man Jay Pharoah with a birthday bash following Saturday's show in New York.

At Frames Bowling Lounge, cast members past and present came together to celebrate, including Jason Sudeikis, Kenan Thompson, Seth Myers, Bobby Moynihan, Vanessa Bayer, Taran Killam, Kate McKinnon, Nasim Pedrad and Cecily Strong.

"Jay was shocked when his closest friends and family belted out 'SURPRISE!' upon his arrival," an onlooker tells PEOPLE. "His expression was priceless!"

The hilarious crew toasted to Pharoah, wishing him all the best in Frames's private VIP room, with cocktails and beer.

– Carlos Greer

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