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Wednesday
May232012

Will Andy Samberg, Jason Sudeikis Remain on "SNL"?

C Flanigan/FilmMagic/Jamie McCarthy/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Saturday Night Live said goodbye to longtime cast member Kristen Wiig over the weekend.  SNL creator Lorne Michaels isn't sure whether any of Wiig's co-stars, namely Andy Samberg and Jason Sudeikis, will take a cue from her and also leave the NBC series.

It's been rumored for a while that Samberg and Sudeikis will move on.

When asked by TheWrap.com whether the two will remain on SNL, Michaels answered, "You never know," then added, "I think everyone gets through the season and just the level of fatigue by the end is just overwhelming, and it's a very emotional time.  I've had a rule since the second season, which is to not make any decisions in June.  We'll see in July."

Michaels can count on Fred Armisen returning for another season.  Though he's been more busy than usual the past two years due to his work on his IFC comedy Portlandia, Armisen tells TheWrap.com he wants to continue with SNL.

He says, "I hope things keep going.  I don't take anything for granted."

Armisen joined SNL in 2002.

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Thursday
Apr052012

Kristen Wiig, Andy Samberg, Jason Sudeikis Leaving "SNL"?

ABC/RICHARD CARTWRIGHT(LOS ANGELES) -- Saturday Night Live may be losing three of its most recognizable cast members at the end of the current season.

Us Weekly reports Kristen Wiig, Andy Samberg and Jason Sudeikis will say goodbye to SNL next month.

A source says, "It will be a huge blow to the show.  Without Andy's video shorts and Kristen saving every skit, they'll need help!"

A rep for Wiig and Sudeikis tells the magazine, "No decisions are made until the season is over."

All three cast members have busy movie careers, especially Wiig, who co-wrote and starred in the hit 2011 comedy Bridesmaids.

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Thursday
Jan262012

Andy Samberg Gets Silly at Sundance

C Flanigan/FilmMagic(PARK CITY, Utah) -- Andy Samberg just had Sundance. The I Just Had Sex singer/Saturday Night Live MVP/Lonely Island mastermind tore through the film festival last weekend to promote his rom-com with Rashida Jones, Celeste and Jesse Forever. He sat down with ABC News Now’s Popcorn with Peter Travers to talk about playing a slightly tweaked version of himself: “I was not rapping and I was not wearing a bird costume.”

He did, however, make a pretty amusing face when Travers asked him to impersonate a critic watching a Samberg movie and sang a couple bars of En Vouge’s Never Gonna Get It. Check out the video:

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Tuesday
Nov082011

'SNL's' Andy Samberg Hit with Copyright Infringement Suit

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Saturday Night Live comedian Andy Samberg has been slapped with a copyright infringement lawsuit claiming he stole material for two sketches, including an Emmy Award-nominated short featuring him singing with Rihanna, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

St. Louis-based production team Aleric Banks, who also goes by "Rick Tha Ruler," and Monique Hines allege they wrote the music Samberg used in his Rihanna collaboration, titled "Shy Ronnie," and his clip with Seth Rogen titled "Like a Boss."

The pair claims in court papers that Samberg stole their songs "verbatim" and added his own lyrics to them for musical skits on SNL in 2009.  The digital shorts have since gone viral with “Like a Boss” racking up some 72 million views on YouTube.  Samberg even recorded one of the songs for his group's album: "Like a Boss" appeared on The Lonely Island's album Incredibad.

Banks and Hines have filed suit against NBC Universal, Samberg, The Lonely Island, and Universal Republic Records in Manhattan federal court and are seeking unspecified damages for willful copyright infringement and unjust enrichment.

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Sunday
Jan302011

Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg Stops by 'SNL'

Photo Courtesy - NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Mark Zuckerberg surprised the Saturday Night Live audience this week when he joined guest host Jesse Eisenberg -- who played the Facebook co-founder in a not-so-flattering light in The Social Network -- for the show's opening monologue.

"Have you two not met? Awkward!" asked SNL's Andy Samberg, who was dressed as Zuckerberg, before leaving the stage.

"Did you ever end up seeing the film?" asked Eisenberg, who is nominated for a best actor Oscar for his portrayal. "What did you think?"

"It was interesting," said Zuckerberg with his teeth clenched.

"Interesting? I'll take it!" Eisenberg shot back.

In the past Zuckerberg has called the critically-acclaimed film "fiction."

"But, you know, I mean, the real story of Facebook is just that we've worked so hard for all this time. I mean, the real story is actually probably pretty boring, right? I mean, we just sat at our computers for six years and coded."

The Social Network is nominated for eight Academy Awards, which will be broadcast live Feb. 27 on ABC.

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