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Martin Short hosted. Paul McCartney performed. And Tom Hanks, Alec Baldwin, Samuel L. Jackson and Tina Fey all made cameos.

But the New York Children's Choir stole the show at Saturday Night Live this weekend, as it opened the program with a beautiful rendition of "Silent Night."

The move was made in honor of the Connecticut shooting victims who died at the incomprehensible hands of Adam Lanza. Watch the moving gesture now:

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Jamie Foxx rocked Saturday Night Live with a hilarious monologue this weekend, musing on current events and how America is changing with regard to race.

The talented actor's refrain for this opening bit? "How Black is That?"

All across this great nation, black is the new white, are we right?

Foxx thinks so, referencing the plot of his upcoming film Django Unchained, Jay-Z's ownership of the Brooklyn Nets, President Obama's dancing skills and much more.

The 44-year-old not only killed with his jokes, but showed his versatility: he's also a wonderful singer, a talented pianist, and a rapper who can hold his own.

Special guest 2 Chainz would no doubt agree.

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie appeared on Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update to chat with Seth Meyers about Hurricane Sandy relief and more.

While he ruffled GOP feathers by praising President Obama's response to the storm, the outspoken governor's crisis management earned him well-deserved bipartisan praise.

Not that it didn't come at a cost; Christie told Meyers he's worn that same wet fleece for three weeks. At least New Jersey residents are patient, he noted ... yeah, right.

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SNL's new Digital Short, "The Legend of Mokiki and the Sloppy Swish," is a creature unto its own, but the absurd video and dancing are already inspiring parodies a la Gangnam Style.

You could say the Sloppy Swish is literally contagious.

This weekend, Saturday Night Live introduced viewers to Mokiki, a medical lab test patient turned dance machine who wanders through NYC performing his signature dance move.

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Marlee Matlin is very unhappy with Saturday Night Live.

The Oscar-winning deaf actress took to Twitter this week and slammed the show for one of its most recent skits, during which the series mocked New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's sign language interpreter, Lydia Callis, for her animated expressions.

Saturday Night Live Sign Language Skit

"Millions of deaf people use sign. Why poke fun/fake it? Poke fun at ME but not the language. Would they do that to Spanish or Chinese? FAIL," Matlin wrote.

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Cat Woman and Aaron Cross will take to the Saturday Night Live stage next month.

The iconic sketch comedy show announced today that Anne Hathaway and Jeremy Renner will host the program's November 10 and November 17 episodes, respectively.

It will mark the actor's first time as emcee and Hathaway's third go-around.

  • Anne Hathway with Short Hair
  • Jeremy Renner on the Red Carpet

Joining the Les Miserables star will be musical guest Rihanna (in promotion of her album "Unapologetic"), while Adam Levine and Maroon 5 will join Renner.

Louis C.K., meanwhile hosts this Saturday and has filmed a few hilarious promos for the installment. Watch them below:

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Seth MacFarlane impersonated Ryan Lochte on Saturday Night Live's “Weekend Update” segment two nights ago, giving Seth Myers a preview of fall TV shows.

The Family Guy and Ted movie creator just eviscerated the Olympic champion, portraying Lochte as a dumb jock with lines such as “I was America in Olympics.”

"Ryan" referred to Matthew Perry's new show Go On as "Goon" (he didn't realize it was two words) and kept calling Animal Practice “Monkey Hospital.” #JEAH!

The kicker? At one point he randomly says, "It feels so weird to be dry."

Watch Seth's brutal parody of the Olympic swimming champ here:

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Three are out, and three are now in.

Following the departures of Kristen Wiig, Andy Samberg and Abby Elliot from Saturday Night Live, the iconic sketch comedy program has confirmed a trio of replacements, all of whom are veterans of the Second City improve troupe in Chicago. They are:

  1. Aidy Bryant
  2. Tim Robinson
  3. Cecily Strong
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The new players will come on board for Season 38, which kicks off on September 15 with host Seth MacFarlane and music guest Frank Ocean.

Subsequent hosts include Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Daniel Craig.

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In the wake of a mammoth cast shakeup - Kristen Wiig, Andy Samberg and Abby Elliot are all out - Saturday Night Live has announced its first three hosts and musical guests for its upcoming 38th season.

September 15: Seth MacFarlane/Frank Ocean
September 22: Joseph Gordon-Levitt/Mumford & Sons
September 29: Daniel Craig/Muse


The season premiere gig will mark MacFarlane's first SNL hosting experience.

He'll be on hand to promote the return episodes of Family Guy, American Dad (both September 30) and The Cleveland Show (October 7), along with the DVD release Ted.

Ocean, meanwhile, has come out with his first solo album and also made headlines in July for revealing he's bisexual.

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The Saturday Night Live cupboard just got a bit more bare.

With Kristen Wiig and Andy Samberg already out, and Jason Sudeikis also considering an exit, Splitsider confirms that Abby Elliott will not return for Season 38 of the iconic sketch show.

Abby Elliott on SNL

Elliott joined the cast in 2008.

She is responsible for such hilarious impressions as Angelina Jolie, Rachael Maddow, Anna Faris, Meryl Streep and Khloe Kardashian. The comedian also cracked us up last season in Quirky Girl With Zooey Deschanel (above).

We'll miss her.

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