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Michael Che Replaces Cecily Strong on SNL's Weekend Update

Cecily Strong is being replaced as an anchor on Saturday Night Live‘s Weekend Update segment by comedian Michael Che.

The show’s creator and executive producer Lorne Michaels confirmed the news to The New York Times, saying the switch came after trying “a number of different combinations” over the last few weeks.

Michael worked on SNL as a writer last season and he is best known for his work as a correspondent on The Daily Show. Cecily will still remain on the series as a featured player.

Michael is a strong writer and he’s really funny,” Lorne said. “It’s always difficult to make changes and make ‘Update’ different from what’s gone before.”

“It struggled to find an identity last season… because what had come before had been pretty brilliant,” Lorne added. “This is about a new era, what feels appropriate for now. That’s why we did a lot of combinations and tests, and this is kind of where we came out.”

This will be the first time in SNL history that two men sit at the anchor desk.

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Daniel Craig Makes Jimmy Fallon Crack Up at American Songbook Gala!

Daniel Craig makes Jimmy Fallon laugh super hard while enjoying The Great American Songbook gala honoring CAA talent agent Bryan Lourd held at Alice Tully Hall on Monday evening (February 10) in New York City.

The 45-year-old British actor got up on stage, but did not sing like many of the stars did that evening. “Lucky for you,” Daniel quipped about his bad singing voice (via Variety).

While at the gala, Jimmy hung out with various guests including his SNL producer Lorne Michaels, Bravo’s Andy Cohen, and LuAnn de Lesseps aka Countess LuAnn from The Real Housewives of New York.
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Tina Fey & Jimmy Fallon - NBC Golden Globes After Party 2014

Tina Fey and Jimmy Fallon stop for a photo together while attending NBC’s After Party following the 2014 Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday (January 12) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 43-year-old 30 Rock star hosted the ceremony with her pal Amy Poehler. During the show, Jimmy, 39, hit the stage to present an award.

At the party, Tina and Jimmy met up with Lorne Michaels, who is the creator of Saturday Night Live and will be producing The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon starting later this year.

FYI: Tina is wearing a Carolina Herrera dress and Cartier jewels. Jimmy is wearing a Saint Laurent tuxedo.

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Tina Fey & Kristen Wiig Cameo for Martin Short's 'SNL' Monologue!

Martin Short says a quick hello to Tina Fey and SNL creator/producer Lorne Michaels during his opening monologue as host of last night’s Saturday Night Live!

The 62-year-old comedian sang his own rendition of “It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” where numerous other stars cameo’d including Kristen Wiig, Tom Hanks, Jimmy Fallon, and Samuel L. Jackson!

SNL has always been my first love, followed by my movies, then theater, then my money and my family,” Martin joked during the opening.

The show opened with a tribute to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings with the New York City Children’s Chorus singing “Silent Night”. Check out the song inside, and watch Martin‘s opening below.








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January Jones & Jason Sudeikis: Emmys Party Time!

Mad Men‘s January Jones and SNL‘s Jason Sudeikis make a cute couple at 42 Below‘s exclusive pre-Emmy party for TV producer Lorne Michaels at the Sunset Tower Hotel on Saturday (August 28) in Los Angeles.

Old and new cast members of Lorne‘s 30 Rock and Saturday Night Live were in attendance including Maya Rudolph, Jane Krakowski, Katrina Bowden and Kristin Wiig with boyfriend Brian Pestos).

Other pics include January wearing Paige Denim’s Skyline Ankle Peg jeans and an A.L.C. bandage top while heading to Emmys rehearsals at L.A.’s Nokia Theatre on Saturday (August 28).

The 32-year-old actress will be presenting at tonight’s ceremony, as will her Mad Men co-star Jon Hamm!

FYI: January wore a Reem Acra cocktail gown to the pre-Emmy party.

15+ pictures inside of January Jones heading to Emmy rehearsals…

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