It's the most wonderful time of the year – and we're obviously referring to the pending reveal of PEOPLE's Sexiest Man Alive, not the Christmas carols your local radio station is already blasting.
Until this year's head honcho of hunk-dom is revealed, here's what you missed this weekend:
The party's not over just because you've put away your Halloween costume.
When you're done retiring your respective masks to the back of your closet, here's what you missed this weekend:
In a week that saw Saturday Night Live come under the microscope of The New York Times for the program's lack of diversity, specifically where black women cast members were concerned, the show cold-opened Saturday night with a skit starring guest host Kerry Washington, satirizing the situation – and even culminating with a pre-"Live from New York, It's Saturday Night" announcement from the Rev. Al Sharpton.
"What have we learned from this sketch?" Sharpton said, speaking directly to the camera. "As usual, nothing."
In the course of the sketch, the Scandal star played Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey (rather broadly) but drew the line when the name Beyoncé came up.
But the relevant topic was touched upon head on, although mock-seriously.
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.
If you were hoping to find out how the National Zoo pandas spent their Saturday, well, we have no idea.
We can, however, tell you who welcomed a new addition, who rocked the sweetest accessory and who didn't twerk on national television this weekend:
No one was more excited for Miley Cyrus to host Saturday Night Live than the singer herself.
Before (and after) hosting the live sketch comedy show on Saturday night, Cyrus, 20, turned to Twitter to share her delight with followers.
Although there she cautioned viewers there would be no twerking during her hosting gig, here's how Cyrus celebrated her stint on SNL:
Miley Cyrus cautioned viewers she wouldn't be twerking on Saturday Night Live.
But she commanded the stage on this week's edition of the NBC sketch comedy show, serving as both host and musical guest.
And she did some shimmying as an over-sexed Congresswoman Michele Bachmann in a parody video about the government shutdown.
The war of words between singers Miley Cyrus and Sinéad O'Connor has escalated into a potential legal battle.
What started as an open letter from one former pop princess to a current one – in which a concerned O'Connor, 46, urged Cyrus, 20, not "to prostitute" herself – has quickly turned nasty.
True or false: You spent the entirety of your weekend mentally preparing for the Breaking Bad finale.
If your answer is the same as ours, here are five things you might have missed: