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Posted Wednesday 2/07/18 at 2:44PM EST
Andy Samberg describes filming SNL’s “Natalie’s Rap 2” in Los Angeles during Brooklyn Nine-Nine breaks
Samberg says he first got the call Wednesday night, three days before airtime, asking him and his fellow Lonely Islanders to figure out a sequel to Natalie Portman’s 2006 rap while simultaneously working on his Fox sitcom. “I will say, I wish they had called us on Monday!” he says. “There were many things we would have done differently, but that’s SNL. In the end, it seems like it came out pretty good. As long as the audience laughs, it’s a win.”
Posted Tuesday 2/06/18 at 11:36PM EST
Why did SNL cut Natalie Portman's “brilliant, twisted” evil stepmother sketch from writer Julio Torres?
Torres’ ideas for sketches have been so “weird and wonderful” that he was the subject of a New York Times profile last year during his first season on Saturday Night Live. Yet his “weird work has been very scarce this season,” as Joanna Robinson points out, noting that the Portman “cut for time” sketch came from Torres.
Posted Tuesday 2/06/18 at 2:36AM EST
Watch Natalie Portman’s SNL “Cut for Time” sketch
Portman plays the “wicked stepmommy” in the “My Little Stepchildren” sketch.
Posted Sunday 2/04/18 at 3:33AM EST
Does SNL have an Alec Baldwin problem?
Baldwin, who reprised his President Trump impression on SNL this weekend, has been a vocal defender of accused sexual abusers like James Toback and Woody Allen while also sparring with Rose McGowan and Allen’s daughter, Dylan Farrow. As a result, he may be undercutting his satirical take on Trump, according to The New York Times’ Dave Itzkoff. “To their growing discomfort, some viewers and critics are finding Mr. Baldwin’s behavior to be offensive,” says Itzkoff. “They feel it is undercutting his satirical commentary on Mr. Trump and reveals a tone-deafness on the part of Mr. Baldwin and, by extension, Saturday Night Live.” He adds: “What’s worse, these critics say, is that in this #MeToo moment, Mr. Baldwin epitomizes a classic insincere male ally: With his star turns on SNL, his scalding portrayal of Mr. Trump and his own pledges to be more conscientious about how he treats women, he has enjoyed the benefits of associating with this progressive, female-positive movement while falling short of its values.”
- SNL responds to Brigitte Bardot and Catherine Deneuve decrying the #MeToo movement
- Watch SNL's cold open flub
- Natalie Portman impersonates “lookalike” Millie Bobby Brown in “Stranger Things 3” sketch
- Tina Fey and Rachel Dratch returned for Revolutionary War-themed Super Bowl sketch
- Portman unveiled "Natalie's 2nd Rap” featuring Andy Samberg
- Charles Barkley to host SNL for fourth time on March 3 with musical guest Migos -- Barkley previously hosted in 1993, 2010 and 2012
- SNL didn’t air live on the West Coast Saturday due to NBC airing the NFL Honors awards show, which was tape-delayed by six hours
Posted Friday 2/02/18 at 6:18PM EST
Watch Natalie Portman’s 360-degree SNL promo
Saturday Night Live goes behind-the-scenes with a 360-degree look at the shooting of this week’s promo.
Posted Wednesday 1/31/18 at 2:09PM EST
Natalie Portman films an “extra-dramatic” SNL promo
“I’ve saved worlds. I’ve decimated evil. I’ve fallen in love. I’ve died. I’ve conquered,” says Portman in the voiceover as the camera focuses on her intense face. "But those were only characters. This Saturday, I’ll show the world what I, Natalie Portman, can do.”
Posted Monday 1/22/18 at 5:00PM EST
Natalie Portman to host SNL for the first time in 12 years
Portman’s first time hosting Saturday Night Live in 2006 was notable for its viral “Natalie Raps” digital short. She’ll host for the second time on Feb. 3, joined by musical guest Dua Lipa.
Posted Friday 1/12/18 at 2:44PM EST
Oprah to interview Reese Witherspoon, America Ferrera, Shonda Rhimes and more on their Time’s Up initiative
Natalie Portman and Tracee Ellis Ross will also be part of Oprah Winfrey’s discussion on sexual harassment in Hollywood this weekend on CBS Sunday Morning.
Posted Monday 11/20/17 at 11:08PM EST
Abbi and Ilana sent a note of apology to Broad City superfan Natalie Portman for making fun of Garden State
Since Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer apologized for making the 2004 Zach Braff film the butt of many jokes, Portman has become pals with Abbi.