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I-G-G-Y brought her Australian swagger to Studio 8H this weekend, wowing audiences with two solid back-to-back performances. The 24-year-old rapper didn’t embarrass herself in her Saturday Night Live debut.

If Azalea had any nerves, she certainly didn’t let them affect her. Sadly, the same can’t be said about Danish singer MØ. The talented yet relatively unknown singer appeared/disappeared numerous times during “Beg For It.” Iggy somewhat addressed it afterward by writing, “MO congratulations on your first television! (It only gets easier!)” on her Instagram profile.

Rita Ora made a surprise appearance during the “Fancy” and “Black Widow” medley. Too bad Charli XCX didn’t tag along as well. It wasn’t the same with the background vocalists singing the hook of “Fancy.” Check out both performances below and weigh in afterward.

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SNL Alum Jan Hooks Dead At 57

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Saturday Night Live alum Jan Hooks is dead at the age of 57. No official cause of her death has been revealed, but TMZ reports that she had been battling a “serious illness.”

Hooks starred on the long-running sketch comedy show from 1986 to 1991, working alongside Dana Carvey and Phil Harman during one of the show’s glory periods. Her most memorable skits included celebrity impersonations of Kathie Lee Gifford, Hillary Clinton, Tammy Faye Baker and Sinead O’Connor. But it was the combo duo of Nora Dunn and herself as the hilarious Sweeney Sisters that is most beloved.

After her stint on SNL, Jan appeared on Designing Women, 3rd Rock From The Sun and 30 Rock. Her big screen credits include Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure and Coneheads. Our condolences go out to her family and friends. Check out some of her memorable moments on SNL below.

see some of her skits after the jump

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Saturday Night Live’s milestone 40th Season got off to a rocky start. The Chris Pratt and Ariana Grande combo proved not so potent.

At least not according to the ratings. The season premiere scored a soft 4.0 overnight household rating and a 2.1 adults 18-49 demo. Last year’s opener featuring Tina Fey and Arcade Fire scored with a 4.7 household rating and a 2.7 adults 18-49 demo.

In terms of skits, at least there were a few gems. Naturally, with Guardians of the Galaxy being a summer blockbuster, there was a faux Marvel movie trailer in the mix. The NFL was mentioned in a couple of sketches. Not surprising given all the bad press the league has garnered. Check out all the vids below including Michael Che’s debut as the Weekend Update co-anchor. He’s the first black SNL cast member to hold that gig.

check out all the skits after the jump

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Saturday Night Live kicks off Season 40 this weekend. Chris Pratt captains the ship with Ariana Grande as the musical guest. It’s the first time Pratt, and I predict not the last, he’ll be hosting the long-running program.

With Guardians Of The Galaxy being such a big blockbuster this summer, naturally the promos featuring Kate McKinnon reference the smash film. Watch McKinnon rub up on Pratt’s ‘Star-Lord,’ ask who Anna Faris is and more amusing moments below.

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Is Kenan Thompson Leaving Saturday Night Live?

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OMG!!! Please say it isn’t so. Who’s going to play Whoopi Goldberg for future skits on Saturday Night Live? #travesty

According to TMZ, the show’s most seasoned active performer is planning to leave at the end of the 2014-15 season. Their sources say Kenan Thompson wanted out last season, but producer Lorne Michaels convinced him to stay since there was massive cast changes last year.

The 36-year-old joined the show in 2003, making him the most tenured African-American cast member in the show’s 40-year history. Reportedly, he wants to move to the West Coast with his wife and new baby to pursue new opportunities.

Will you miss Kenan? What’s your favorite performance of his? Weigh in below after reliving his hilarious impersonation of Whoopi.

UPDATE: EW.com reached out to an SNL spokesperson. They said the report is “inaccurate as the season hasn’t even started and cast decisions aren’t made until the end of the season.”

watch Kenan as Whoopi after the jump

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Darrell Hammond appeared on Saturday Night Live for 14 years before leaving in 2009. This Fall, he returns to his former stomping grounds.

The 58-year-old has been tapped as the new announcer for the long-running staple. He replaces Don Pardo who’s voiced the series for decades until his death at 96-years-old in August. Hammond has previously on occasion filled in when Pardo had laryngitis. Hammond spoke to USA Today about his new gig.

“He was a lovely person. When he passed, they wanted me; it felt right for me to be the one to replace him,” Hammond tells USA Today. “It’s been a very improbable life; I didn’t expect something like this, but it feels real good.”

read what Lorne Michaels has to say about Hammond after the jump

Cecily Strong Replaced As SNL Weekend Update Anchor

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After two years co-anchoring Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update, Cecily Strong has been ousted. She will, however, remain as a regular cast member.

The 30-year-old joined Seth Meyers at the famed desk during the 38th Season and sat alongside Colin Jost last season. It appears, the big boss wasn’t happy with their chemistry or lack thereof. In a rather surprising move, Strong is the one being replaced and not newbie Jost.

“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.”

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Chris Pratt Tapped To Kick Off SNL’s 40th Season

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Chris Pratt is a hot commodity these days after powering Guardians Of The Galaxy to box office glory. Saturday Night Live wisely picked the 35-year-old actor to kick off the show’s milestone 40th Season. It’ll be his first time hosting the veteran show. Joining him as musical guest for the premiere on September 5 is Ariana Grande. Find out who’s hosting and the musical guest the following week below.

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