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Taran Killam & Jay Pharoah Set to Depart 'Saturday Night Live'

Saturday Night Live just announced that fan-favorite cast members Taran Killam and Jay Pharoah won’t be returning for the show’s 42nd season.

The news comes as a surprise as Taran and Jay joined the cast in 2010 and were reported to have signed seven year contracts. This means their run was ended one season early.

“You sign for seven years, so I had one more year. I had sort of had it in my head I would make this upcoming year my last year, but then heard they weren’t going to pick up my contract. I was never given a reason why, really,” Taran explained to Uproxx.

Both actors have other projects in the works including Taran‘s flick Why We’re Killing Gunther with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jay‘s animated film Sing.

Brie Larson & Taran Killam Get Ready For Kentucky Derby in 'SNL' Promo

Brie Larson laughs at cast member Taran Killam in a new promo for this weekend’s episode of Saturday Night Live.

The 26-year-old actress is set to take on hosting duties during the show while Alicia Keys will serve as the musical guest.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Brie Larson

In the hilarious promo, Brie asks Taran about his pink Kentucky Derby hat but it seems like it might just be one of his “everyday hats!”

Check out the entire promo below…


Brie Larson & Alicia Keys SNL Promo

Ariana Grande Admits to Enunciation Problems in 'SNL' Promo

Ariana Grande sits at a table overlooking the New York City skyline with Taran Killam for the new Saturday Night Live promo video.

In the clip, Taran starts singing Ariana‘s hit song “Problem,” but he gets nearly all the lyrics wrong.

“Are you saying ‘prom production?’” Ariana asks. “I don’t blame you, enunciation isn’t my forte, but it actually is ‘one less problem without you.’”

Make sure to watch Ariana as the host and musical guest on SNL on Saturday (March 12) on NBC!

FYI: Ariana is wearing Anne Sisteron jewelry.


SNL Host Ariana Grande Can See Her House From 30 Rock

Melissa McCarthy & Kanye West Get Ready for the 'Biggest Show Ever' in 'SNL' Promo

Melissa McCarthy and Kanye West share the stage in a new promo for this weekend’s episode of Saturday Night Live.

The 45-year-old Ghostbusters actress will be taking on hosting duties while Kanye will be joining her as musical guest.

In the promo, the duo is joined by SNL cast member Taran Killam who says it will be “the biggest show ever.” When Melissa tells Taran to stop, he doesn’t quite have the reaction she’s expecting.

Check out the entire promo below…


Melissa McCarthy and Kanye West SNL Promo

Tina Fey, Amy Poehler & Maya Rudolph Are 'Sisters' In New York!

Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and Maya Rudolph strike a pose together while attending the premiere of their latest film Sisters held at the Ziegfeld Theater on Tuesday (December 8) in New York City.

The three ladies were joined at the event by their co-stars Ike Barinholtz, Kate McKinnon, Rachel Dratch, Bobby Moynihan, Britt Lower, and John Cena with his love Nikki Bella.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Tina Fey

Also in attendance to show their support for the flick were Broad City’s Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson, Jane Krakowski, Natasha Lyonne, Jennifer Westfeldt, Rosanna Arquette, Taran Killam, Zosia Mamet and boyfriend Evan Jonigkeit, Jon Glaser, Greta Lee, Julie Klausner, Nico Tortorella and Ben Pratt.


‘Sisters’ Featurette

FYI: Tina is wearing an Oscar de la Renta dress. Amy is wearing a Tadashi Shoji dress paired with Brian Atwood shoes. Maya is wearing a Peter Pilotto dress with Jennifer Meyer jewelry.

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Jesse Eisenberg, Edie Falco & More Hit The Stage At 24 Hour Plays: On Broadway!

Edie Falco, Jesse Eisenberg and Julia Stiles strike a pose while attending the 15th Annual 24 Hour Plays: On Broadway after party held at BB King on Monday (November 16) in New York City.

The three actors were joined at the event by Amber Tamblyn and her hubby David Cross, Ben Foster, Taran Killam, Jason Biggs, Sasha Alexander, Ari Graynor, Margarita Levieva, Geoffrey Arend, Rachel Dratch, Molly Ringwaldm, Jay Pharoah, Rosie Perez, and Questlove.

The annual event draws distinguished artists from throughout the entertainment industry who join forces in an extreme theatre endeavor: writing, directing and performing six original short plays from the ground up in 24 hours. Proceeds from the performance support New York’s Urban Arts Partnership in its efforts to close the achievement gap in NYC’s underserved public schools.

25+ pictures inside of Jesse Eisenberg, Edie Falco and others at the event… More Here! »

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Donald Trump Gets Heckled During 'SNL' Monologue - Watch Now!

Donald Trump finally took the Saturday Night Live stage late Saturday evening (November 7) and it was pretty huge!

All week the SNL team has been on high alert to look-out for hecklers in the audience and their fears were proven true when a crowd member shouted “Donald Trump‘s a racist.”

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But the heckle didn’t come from just anyone – it was Larry David who jokingly explained that he was told he’d get $5,000, which Donald agreed that was a respectable business move.

Donald was also joined on stage by two other versions of himself, portrayed by SNL cast members Taran Killam and Darrell Hammond, who he told didn’t have his “talent, my money or especially my good looks.”

Watch the full monologue below, where Donald also explains why he took the hosting gig and tries to settle his beef with Rosie O’Donnell after calling her rude names during a debate…

Donald Trump Saturday Night Live Monologue
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