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Leslie Jones Confirms She's Leaving 'Saturday Night Live'

Leslie Jones just confirmed that she’s moving on from Saturday Night Live and will no longer appear on the comedy variety show.

“Yes, it’s true I am leaving Saturday Night Live. I cannot thank NBC, the producers, writers, and amazing crew enough for making SNL my second home these last five years. Lorne Michaels, you’ve changed my life in so many ways! Thank you for being my mentor and confidant and for always having my back. You not only have my loyalty but you have my heart!! You have shown me skills I never imagined I had. I leave a better performer because of you,” Leslie posted on her Instagram.

She continued, “To the incredible cast members: I will miss working, creating and laughing with you. I will miss holding it down with Kenan everyday, I will miss Cecily’s impression of me making me laugh at myself often, I will miss Kate’s loving hugs and talks when I needed. And of course Colin, you porcelain-skinned Ken doll. I will miss all my cast mates!! Especially being at the table reads with them!! Everyone needs to know Leslie Jones couldn’t have done any of the things I did without these people.”

Leslie Jones concluded her note, writing, “One last thing – to the fans – you are the BEST!! Thank you for all the love and support through my SNL years and I know you will be as excited as I am when you see some of the amazing projects and adventures that I have coming up very soon! Love you all!! #iamnotdeadjustgraduating.”

News broke a few days ago that Leslie Jones would be departing, however, this is the first official confirmation we’ve received.

Leslie Jones Signs on to Host 'Supermarket Sweep' Reboot Following 'SNL' Depature

Leslie Jones has her next gig lined up following her departure from Saturday Night Live.

The 51-year-old actress has signed on to be the host of the upcoming Supermarket Sweep reboot, according to Deadline.

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In the gameshow, which previously had two revivals, contestants race around a supermarket with their shopping cart, collecting as high a dollar value in groceries that they can grab within a specified time limit.

There are reportedly multiple networks bidding on it, both traditional broadcasters and streamers.

Leslie will also executive produce the show.

Leslie Jones Won't Be Returning to 'Saturday Night Live'

Leslie Jones‘ departure from Saturday Night Live has just been announced.

The 51-year-old actress will not be returning for season 45, according to EW.

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Leslie began her run on the show back in 2014 when she took part in a Weekend Update segment. She was upped to a featured player later that year.

Her role on the show earned her two Emmy nods for Best Supporting Actress in 2017 and 2018.

During her run, Leslie took part in multiple films like 2016′s Ghostbusters and has several other feature films in the works.

She is also working on her own Netflix special, due out in 2020.

Sterling K. Brown, Josh Gad & Rachel Bloom Premiere 'Angry Birds 2' in LA

Sterling K. Brown, Josh Gad and Rachel Bloom teamed up for the premiere of their upcoming film The Angry Birds Movie 2!

The co-stars stepped out at the event on Saturday afternoon (August 10) in Los Angeles.

Josh was also joined by his daughters, eight-year-old Ava and five-year-old Isabella, while Sterling was accompanied by his wife Ryan Michelle Bathe and their son Andrew.

Other attendees included their co-stars Dove Cameron, Leslie Jones, Beck Bennett and Eugenio Derbez as well as supporters Viola Davis, Marla Sokoloff and Rebekka Johnson.

Angry Birds 2 hits theaters on August 16, the 10th anniversary of the hit video game.

FYI: Sterling is wearing Brunello Cucinelli pants, shirt and vest with Christian Louboutin shoes and a David Yurman watch.

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Leslie Jones Announces New Comedy Special with Netflix on 'Kimmel' - Watch Here!

Leslie Jones stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live on Thursday (August 8) and made a big special announcement!

The 51-year-old Saturday Night Live star revealed she’s working on her own Netflix stand-up comedy special. The hour-long special will premiere on Netflix in 2020.

“Y’all get to see what I really do: I am a stand up comic. It’s fun to be the actress and all this other stuff, but I am a stand-up, hardcore.” Leslie told Jimmy, adding that it would be recorded in Washington, D.C and that President Donald Trump is “banned” from the show.

“I don’t have a title yet, I’m playing with titles,” Leslie later continued. “The material is so close to me – I’m telling you guys, it’s going to be so good like oh my goodness, I can’t wait!”

Leslie Jones also talked about her time as a college DJ, getting no support from her family on her comedy career, her many jobs, and her latest film Angry Birds 2.

Angry Birds 2 flies into theaters on August 14th! Watch the trailer here.


Leslie Jones on Angry Birds Addiction & Stand Up Special
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See Pics of Vanessa Hudgens Co-Hosting 'Live! With Kelly & Ryan'!

Vanessa Hudgens chats with comedian Leslie Jones as she co-hosts Live! with Kelly and Ryan on Thursday (August 8) in New York City.

The 30-year-old actress joined Ryan Seacrest on the show and they also interviewed Whitney Cummings on the episode.

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Vanessa also told a story earlier in the program about boyfriend Austin Butler being cast as Elvis in the upcoming Baz Luhrmann biopic.

If you missed it, you can see her reactions on JJJ now!

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