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Reese Witherspoon and Louis C.K. Set as 'SNL's Final Season 40 Hosts

SNL just revealed two upcoming hosts. A week after Scarlett Johansson hosts on May 2nd, Reese Witherspoon will return for her second hosting stint on May 9th with musical guest Florence and the Machine. Witherspoon last hosted in 2001 in the first episode after 9/11.

The following week will be the season 40 finale, and they've got a big host set: Louis C.K with musical guest Rihanna. It will make C.K.'s third time hosting SNL.

Taraji P. Henson Helps Taran Killam Confront His Problems in This Week's 'SNL' Promos

Taraji P. Henson makes her SNL hosting debut this weekend, and last night NBC released the first round of promos. Most of the clip is just Taran Killam messing up take after take, but Henson also channels her Empire character to help Killam confront a recent problem he's had with cast mate Kyle Mooney.

Taraji P. Henson and Michael Keaton Set as April 'SNL' Hosts

NBC just announced two upcoming SNL hosts. According to TV Line, Michael Keaton will host SNL for a third time on April 4th with musical guest Carly Rae Jepsen, then Empire star Taraji P. Henson will make her hosting debut on April 11th with musical guest Mumford & Sons. The show returns live this weekend with four-time host Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.

Me and Mike O'Donoghue

The heavy door to the office slowly creaked open, and in stepped Michael O'Donoghue.

He wore a mustard-colored overcoat with matching fedora. His glasses were clear, both frame and lenses. He had a pencil-thin mustache. He quickly assessed the cluttered office, smirked, then lit a long brown cigarette.

An office mate of mine quietly protested, but did nothing. I walked up to Michael, introduced myself, then led him to a back room where we talked for a couple of hours.

Michael was effusive, generous, funny, serious. He read some jokes he had recently written, and naturally I laughed. It didn't matter what he read; the fact that Michael O'Donoghue was [...]

China Is Getting Its Own 'Saturday Night Live'

Saturday Night Live is heading to China. Bloomberg reports that Broadway Video has closed a deal with Sohu.com to launch a Chinese version of SNL. "China’s Communist Party has been looking for new ways to engage with an audience because past forms of preaching are no longer suitable for today," said Wang Sixin, a professor at the Communication University of China, on the news. "What Sohu needs to be careful about, though, is finding the right balance when doing satire about social and political issues." China isn't the first country to get its own version of SNL; Horatio Sanz worked as a consultant on SNL Mexico in [...]

Scarlett Johansson to Host 'SNL' May 2nd

Scarlett Johansson is returning to SNL next month. NBC announced over the weekend that Johansson will make her fourth hosting appearance on May 2nd after The Avengers: Age of Ultron premieres in theaters. The musical guest has not yet been revealed. Johansson last hosted in 2010 with musical guest Arcade Fire.

Michael Keaton Charms Cecily Strong in This Week's 'SNL' Promos

Michael Keaton returns to host SNL for the third time this weekend, and NBC just released the first round of promos featuring Keaton and Cecily Strong. Thankfully Strong is there to remind him about the famous "third time's a charm bracelet" rule.

Dwayne Johnson Debuts His New Wrestling Catchphrase in These 'SNL' Promos

SNL is back this weekend with four-time host Dwayne Johnson and musical guest George Ezra, and NBC just released the first round of promos featuring Johnson and Bobby Moynihan discussing their porn star names, monologue jokes, and Johnson's new and much wiser wrestling catchphrase.

'SNL's Uneasy Relationship with Twitter and Online Critics

Last November, SNL aired a mock promo for a hacky, whitewashed family sitcom called "The Dudleys." In the sketch, a voiceover explains the various lengths the show has gone to satisfy complaints on Twitter — "You tweeted, 'It's 2014, why can't any of The Dudleys be gay?' Well, we heard you loud and clear!" — with Woody Harrelson playing at various degrees of homosexuality before dialing it back up to a "gay 5." "The Dudleys" was a clever piece of satire in a great episode, but it also reflected a truth SNL's current cast and writers have been coming to terms with: they can't win on Twitter.

In some ways, [...]

Taran Killam Is a Big Fan of Dakota Johnson's Dad

Dakota Johnson makes her SNL hosting debut this weekend, and NBC just released the first promo reel featuring Johnson and Taran Killam, who is a big fan of Johnson's father Don from his groundbreaking work on Miami Vice.

Read a Bunch of Hilarious Recent FCC Complaints About 'Saturday Night Live'

These days, most SNL fans and haters go the internet route to voice their complaints about the show, but there are still plenty of people who file their complaints the old-fashioned way through the Federal Communications Commission. The Atlantic recently combed through three years of recent complaints made against SNL, and like most FCC complaints against comedy shows, they're very entertaining. According to The Atlantic, the most complaints came from Texas, California, New York, Michigan, and Colorado, and "smut" and "garbage" were two of the most frequently used words in the complaints. Here are some of the best ones:

On "Dick in a Box":

It [...]

Aidy Bryant, Dwayne Johnson, and George Ezra Get Comfy in These 'SNL' Promos

Dwayne Johnson returns to SNL this weekend, and NBC just released another round of promos to get you excited. The four-time host is joined by musical guest George Ezra and Aidy Bryant, who clearly has a deep appreciation for homemade cookies and manly muscles.

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson Is Hosting 'SNL' on March 28th

NBC has just announced that the next episode of SNL, airing on March 28th, will be hosted by Dwayne Johnson, known to some as The Rock and others as That Guy With the Hilarious Old Picture of Him Wearing a Turtleneck and a Fannypack. The musical guest will be George Ezra.

Kate McKinnon and Chris Hemsworth Attempt the 'Dirty Dancing' Lift in These 'SNL' Promos

Chris Hemsworth makes his SNL hosting debut this weekend, and NBC released the first round of promos featuring Hemsworth and Kate McKinnon, who thinks Hemsworth is the perfect host to attempt the Dirty Dancing lift with…but it probably would've turned out better if Hemsworth had seen the movie first.