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Kristen Wiig Returning to SNL

Kristen WiigKristen Wiig will return to Saturday Night Live as host.

The Bridesmaids actress - who spent seven seasons on the show before quitting last year - will host on May 11, with Vampire Weekend as musical guests. Kristen, hailed by showrunner Lorne Michaels as one of the top three or four cast members of all time, recently admitted she has felt lost since quitting SNL, explaining, "The show was seven years of my life and a six-day work week and you're constantly with your friends all day, all night. You sort of live and breathe the show. Then, when it's over, you kind of feel a little lost ... It was definitely an adjustment - even just the hours and [no longer] being in New York."

However, it is a busy for year Kristen, who stars in four movies this year, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, The Skeleton Twins, Imogene and Hateship, Friendship.

Meanwhile, Zach Galifianakis will host the May 4 SNL episode, while NBC has announced Ben Affleck will take charge for the season finale on May 18, with musical guest Kanye West.


Kristen Wiig to Guest Star on ‘Arrested Development’

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Kristen WiigSo what has Kristen Wiig been up to since her departure from Saturday Night Live, you ask? Well, Arrested Development fans will be happy to hear that she'll be dropping in to guest star on the show.

Though details of the plot in which she will star in have yet to be revealed, it has been confirmed that she will portray a young Lucille Bluth (played by Jessica Walter).

The show - which had been cancelled by Fox after three seasons and later garnered a cult following - will premiere on Netflix in May, and the show's creator Mitch Hurwitz has affirmed that the long-awaited Arrested Development film will still happen: "This is the first act of what we would like to complete in a movie. These are episodes that set that up. One does not work without the other."

In addition to Wiig, Seth Rogan, Conan O'Brien, Andy Richter, John Slattery, Terry Crews, and Isla Fisher have also been confirmed as upcoming guest stars.

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Andy Samberg Won’t Be Returning to SNL

Andy SambergFirst Kristen Wiig, and now this?!

After rumors of his departure and the premiere of "Lazy Sunday 2," (with lyrics like "On these New York streets I hone my fake rap penmanship / That’s how it began, and that’s how I’m-a finish it," could it be any more obvious?), Andy Samberg has confirmed that he will not be returning as a cast member on Saturday Night Live next season.

“It’s an incredibly emotional and strange moment in my life. Obviously it’s not a huge shock, but I did officially decide not to come back," he said.

While Samberg claims that it was "one of the hardest decisions [he's] ever made," he revealed that he had some help from fellow cast member Wiig: "She kept saying it just feels like it’s her time. I connect with that. Something about it just feels like it’s the moment. My contract’s up and I did so much more than I ever thought I would ever even do."

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Kristen Wiig Leaves SNL?

Kristen WiigKristen Wiig held back tears as she made what is believed to be her last appearance on Saturday Night Live this past weekend.

The final sketch during the season finale saw the actress - who has been a cast member on the show for seven years - don a cap and gown with guest host Mick Jagger acting as high school principal during a graduation scene. Kristen's character was singled out as "one particular student who is leaving this summer," and she then danced with the Rolling Stones rocker, executive producer Lorne Michaels and other cast members to the group's hit "She's a Rainbow."

Kristen then struggled to keep her emotions in check as the show's full ensemble, including Amy Poehler and Jon Hamm, appeared to sing "Ruby Tuesday, which features the line :Still I'm gonna miss you."

Network NBC have not made any official announcement about Kristen leaving the show, or commented on the rumors that Jason Sudeikis and Andy Samberg are also departing as program regulars.

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Lindsay Lohan Mocks Troubles on SNL

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Lindsay Lohan on SNL

Lindsay Lohan poked fun at her troubled personal life when she hosted Saturday Night Live last weekend.

The Mean Girls actress - who has endured several stints in rehab and a string of legal problems in recent years - kicked off the show by referring to her stint under house arrest in the opening monologue. "Wait, so the alarm goes off if I leave the stage?" she joked.

Bridesmaids actress Kristen Wiig also mocked the guest host, giving her a hug that turned into a body search for illicit substances, quipping "she's clean" at the end.

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VIDEOS: SNL’s Finale Peppered with Special Guests, Classic Skits

Jimmy Fallon’s surprise SNL appearance reprised one of the show’s iconic bits: The Barry Gibb talk show. Justin Timberlake co-stars as brother Robin Gibb, as always. Together, the two brothers don’t take any crap. Watch the video above from a distance of at least 5 feet. Otherwise, the chest hair might get you. Follow the jump to other shining moments from Saturday night…

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Jane Lynch Shines on SNL

Everyone expected the to be hilariously funny, and somehow she managed to exceed all hopes.

From her singing monologue to her singing football skit, Lynch was one of the best hosts in SNL history … and yes, she spent some time delivering funny one-liners, too. View the video above to watch Lynch’s monologue, wherein she sings a new theme song for Glee.

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2010 Primetime Emmy Nominations

The road to the officially kicked off early this morning. Modern Family‘s Sofia Vergara (who received a nod) and Community‘s Joel McHale (who didn’t) were the ones who had the honor of reading this year’s list of nominees.

Although - with 17 nominations - once again topped off all dramas, 30 Rock did


lead the comedies. did. The freshman FOX series raked in a total of 19 noms, only a handful short of the overall leader. (HBO’s miniseries, The Pacific, received 24 mentions.) 30 Rock did receive 15 nominations, though, while Modern Family followed closely behind with 14.

The August 29 ceremony - which NBC will air live on both the East and West coasts - will be hosted by Jimmy Fallon. You can see a partial list of nominees after the jump.

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VIDEO: SNL Cast Members Talk About Betty White

Although the cast members of have not yet begun working with Betty White, they have nothing but great things to say about the Golden Girl.

“I’ve been a fan my entire life, so I’m extremely excited,” Kristen Wiig told the New York Post about their upcoming guest host. Bill Hader seconded Wiig’s enthusiasm. “I’m gonna be really starstuck by her,” he stated.

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VIDEO: Taylor Lautner in His SNL Promos

With those abs and that smile, Taylor Lautner could probably charm any woman—but can he win over a Saturday Night Live audience?

Make your snap judgments about Taylor’s comedic skills with these early promos. Anyone else feeling a Cougar Den skit right now?

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