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Alec Baldwin’s Trump Impression Moves From SNL to Satirical Memoir

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick March 1, 2017 @ 10:16 AM
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It wasn’t terribly long ago we learned Alec Baldwin’s Trump impression would expand from SNL to “other venues,” but where Will Ferrell’s “W.” went to Broadway, Baldwin is going to print. He and Kurt Andersen will develop a satirical memoir of Trump’s “Really Tremendous” first 100 days, with Baldwin reading the audiobook.

Octavia Spencer SNL Promos See Seth Meyers’ Return (Sort Of)

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick March 1, 2017 @ 8:48 AM
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We’ve had a few weeks off from SNL, and considering Hidden Figures star Octavia Spencer will make her hosting debut this weekend, we’d forgive some unfamiliarity with the 30 Rockefeller Plaza studios. So it is with Spencer’s first promos, which bring a familiar face behind the desk from SNL’s Weekend Update glory days.

SNL Sets Scarlett Johansson’s Return, Octavia Spencer Musical Guest

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick February 23, 2017 @ 1:35 PM
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SNL didn’t quite have its ducks in a row with the announcement that Hidden Figures star Octavia Spencer would lead the first March show; lacking a musical guest to accompany. Now, not only has NBC filled out the March 4 dance card, but so too will Scarlett Johannson make a return appearance the following week.

Nope, Rosie O’Donnell Won’t Play SNL’s Steve Bannon

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick February 10, 2017 @ 5:10 PM
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The ongoing saga of SNL’s antagonistic relationship with the Trump administration yielded some strange results last week, as Melissa McCarthy’s Sean Spicer impression reportedly upset the tweeter-in-chief by casting a woman in a male role. The internet was quick to yield additional suggestions for female stars to play male Trump staff, including his longtime target Rosie O’Donnell, though SNL apparently declined.

SNL Tries to ‘Boycott’ Trump in First Snapchat Series

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick February 10, 2017 @ 12:27 PM
NBC
It was back in August we first learned that NBC would experiment with a few Snapchat additions to its most viral shows, and you’ve had at least four months to figure out what that means. Nonetheless, SNL is venturing into Snapchat content with its new Boycott series, as cast members try to get away from the Trump brand.

SNL Reportedly Considering Primetime ‘Weekend Update’ Spinoff

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick February 7, 2017 @ 9:13 AM
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It made sense of SNL stars Colin Jost and Michael Che to take Weekend Update out on the road for the election conventions, but now that we have a longer investment in political commentary, is it time to spin off the bit altogether? That’s the word on the street, as NBC is reportedly considering a primetime Weekend Update.

Sean Spicer a Good Sport About SNL’s Melissa McCarthy Impression

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick February 6, 2017 @ 9:15 AM
NBC
SNL is no stranger to the current White House’s disdain for Alec Baldwin’s Trump impression (probably why we’re seeing it more and more), though the series trotted out another unexpected addition over the weekend with Melissa McCarthy’s Press Secretary Sean Spicer. Thankfully, the real Spicer is a much better sport about it than his boss.