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Eddie Murphy Refused to Portray Bill Cosby on 'SNL 40' - Read the Explanation

This past weekend, Eddie Murphy‘s appearance on SNL 40 had many viewers upset that he did not bring back a classic character or tell jokes – and the reason is because the writers wanted him to portray Bill Cosby.

Former SNL cast member Norm MacDonald took to his Twitter to explain everything that went on behind the scenes at SNL 40.

“Among many other things, this show was to be the return of Eddie Murphy.” Norm wrote. “He knew the laughs would bring the house down. Eddie Murphy knows what will work on SNL better than any one. Eddie decides the laughs are not worth it. He will not kick a man when he is down.”

Read all of Norm MacDonald’s tweets inside…More Here! »

Why Wasn't Cheri Oteri Involved in 'SNL 40'? She Explains Here!

Saturday Night Live’s 40th anniversary celebration aired this past weekend, and Twitter was noticeably upset when former cast member Cheri Oteri was not involved.

The 52-year-old comedian, known for playing Spartan cheerleader Ariana, grouchy neighbor Rita DelVecchio, hyper child Althea McMahonaman, and more on SNL, went on Watch What Happened Live! to explain her absence.

“To be fair, I have to say that I wasn’t originally able to go,” Cheri said, “and then just a couple of days ago, I was able to pull it together. I really enjoyed the show, but the after-party when Prince sang with the B-52s with [Kate Pierson], I was like, ‘Woo!’”

She also revealed the person that got the most drunk at the after party. Watch below!


Why Wasn’t Cheri Oteri Involved in ‘SNL 40′?

Maggie Q Dishes on How Dylan McDermott Proposed to Her

Dylan McDermott suits up while walking the red carpet at the Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Celebration held at Rockefeller Plaza on Sunday (February 15) in New York City.

Also in attendance at the show that night was Lucy Liu.

The night before, Dylan was in West Hollywood with his fiancee (and Stalker co-star) Maggie Q for a Valentine’s Day date at Craig’s restaurant.

Maggie recently chatted with E! News to talk about how Dylan proposed to her.

“I don’t know if he wants me to go into the details on how he proposed, but I’ll tell you this much—he more told me that we were gonna be married, which I think is so funny,” she said. “Because he says, ‘You can’t ask Maggie because you can’t take the risk of Maggie saying no.’”

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Jimmy Fallon Recaps SNL's 40th Anniversary After Party Stories - Watch Here!

Jimmy Fallon is all smiles while sharing stories from his whirlwind of a night at the Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Celebration on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon!

The 40-year-old talk show host revealed some pretty epic behind-the-scenes stories from the after-party which included impromptu performances by Paul McCartney, Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, Ariana Grande, Debbie Harry, Michael Bolton, and Prince.

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Prince if you’re here I dare you to come up on stage,” Jimmy expressed to his audience. “All of the sudden the crowd parts, there’s purple smoke and the dude is floating, just floating towards the stage. “(Prince) gets on the stage, grabs his guitar, and says ‘dearly inebriated’ and he plays ‘Lets Go Crazy’”


Jimmy Fallon Recaps SNL’s 40th Anniversary

Leslie Jones Took Pics with Almost Every Celeb at 'SNL 40' Party

Leslie Jones poses with her Ghostbusters co-stars Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, and Kate McKinnon while celebrating after the Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Celebration on Sunday (February 15) in New York City.

The 47-year-old comedian, who is one of the current SNL cast members, took a ton of photos with celebs at the party and posted most of them to her Twitter account!

Leslie got to meet Taylor Swift, Kim Kardashian, Rihanna, Leonardo DiCaprio, and such SNL legends as Will Ferrell, Dan Aykroyd, and so many more.

See all the photos below!

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Dan Aykroyd Brings Back Super Bass-O-Matic Machine on 'SNL 40' (Video)

Dan Aykroyd holds up a fish while pitching the Super Bass-O-Matic 2051 machine in a skit at the Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Celebration held at Rockefeller Plaza on Sunday (February 15) in New York City.

The 62-year-old actor brought back his fast-talking pitch man character from the first season of Saturday Night Live. Watch the video below!

During the skit, which featured a cameo by Laraine Newman, Dan maintained his composure when his blender failed to work after he added more fish into it.

After the skit, Dan returned for a Blues Brothers sketch, alongside Jim Belushi, where they were introduced by Martin Short and Beyonce (Maya Rudolph).


Dan Aykroyd – Super Bass-o-matic Skit on ‘SNL 40′

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Paul McCartney & Paul Simon Perform on ‘SNL 40’ (Videos)

Check out Paul McCartney showcasing his vocals and piano skills while performing “Maybe I’m Amazed” at the Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Celebration held at Rockefeller Plaza on Sunday (February 15) in New York City.

“In the early Sixties a band came out of England and it changed the world But enough about the Rolling Stones: Ladies and gentlemen, Paul McCartney,” Keith Richards shared while introducing the 72-year-old singer. Watch the performance below!

Paul wasn’t the only music legend entertaining the star-studded crowd, Paul Simon also performed “Still Crazy After all These Years.”


Paul McCartney – ‘Maybe I’m Amazed’

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