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Eddie Murphy Refused to Play Bill Cosby on ‘SNL40,’ According to Norm Macdonald
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While the recent 40th anniversary episode of Saturday Night Live had its highs and lows, the general consensus was that “Celebrity Jeopardy” was one of the top sketches, while Eddie Murphy’s jokeless monologue was a bizarre low moment. But according to Norm Macdonald, Murphy was supposed to have a role in “Celebrity Jeopardy” that would have been perfect, only he refused to do it. More

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Why Leslie Jones is the New Hire ‘SNL’ Desperately Needed
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Late yesterday “Saturday Night Live” announced it had hired comedian Leslie Jones as a featured player, starting with this weekend’s show hosted by Jim Carrey. Jones, who was hired as a writer in early 2014 after losing out on a cast spot to current featured player Sasheer Zamata, has made several appearances on the show already, the first of which — a Weekend Update appearance discussing slavery and body image for contemporary black women — engendered quite a bit of controversy. But it’s that controversial edge that makes Jones such a great hire for “SNL.”
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