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'Saturday Night Live' best host poll: Cameron Diaz crashes the boys club

In the three years EW has been handing out an award for the best Saturday Night Live host, men have dominated the competition. (Though it might be more accurate just to say that Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake have dominated.) Melissa McCarthy has been runner-up twice, but for the most part, guys have topped the weekly polls. As a result, we’ve taken to calling our best-host poll the race for Mr. Saturday Night. But it doesn’t have to be, obviously.

One week after Sarah Silverman was eliminated, Cameron Diaz hosted SNL, and she now faces a quartet of guys, led by Woody Harrelson. Diaz was game, spoon-feeding Baby Boss, grooving with the Yr Girls, and getting her Ms. Hannigan on. Perhaps this season will end with the crowning of the first Ms. Saturday Night.

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Cameron Diaz hosts 'Saturday Night Live' this weekend -- talk about it here!

It pains me to write this, but: Cameron Diaz has had a rough few years, career-wise. For the past half-decade, she’s starred mostly in films that failed critically, commercially, or both. The role call: Sex Tape, The Other Woman, The Counselor, Gambit (which wasn’t even released theatrically in the US), What to Expect When You’re Expecting, The Green HornetKnight and Day, and The Box. (A few exceptions: Bad Teacher, which got mixed reviews but grossed over $100 million—enough to inspire both a quickly-canceled CBS sitcom and a sequel, which is still in development—My Sister’s Keeper, which landed more with a “meh” than a thud, and Shrek Forever After, which of course made approximately one bajillion dollars.)

Despite all this, though, Diaz still carries an A-list sheen; hearing that she’s coming back to SNL doesn’t inspire the same trepidation as hearing that, say, her costar in The Mask was returning to the show. Why? Maybe because no matter what’s happened over the past two decades or so, Diaz still seems like the ultimate Cool Girl—both in the Gillian Flynn sense, and also according to a more general definition of the term (a likable woman). Seeing her pop up on screen is sort of like seeing an old friend—even if you can’t really remember the last time you and that friend did something really fun together.

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Your guide to this weekend's holiday TV movies

Hallmark Channel’s Countdown to Christmas kicked off Halloween night—you read that right—and the network is holiday movies 24/7 this weekend. Lifetime is also ringing in the season early. (ABC Family, meanwhile, has to wait for Dec. 1 before it starts its 25 Days of Christmas.) May we recommend:

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Stephen Merchant has a tip for watching sex scenes with your parents

Stephen-Merchant

Stuart, the single Brit looking for love in Los Angeles—or, more accurately, a makeout session with a model— returns to HBO Saturday night with the premiere of Hello Ladies: The Movie. To celebrate the conclusion of last year’s hilarious one-season wonder, we gave star/cowriter/director Stephen Merchant a special romance-themed version of our Pop Culture Personality Test. Watch the video below to find who was his first celebrity crush, what song puts him in the mood (and why you never want to put your iPod on shuffle), which movie sex scene made him uncomfortable, and what he considers to be a relationship deal-breaker. READ FULL STORY

Bobby Moynihan: Drunk Uncle, Aunt Linda, and Stefon are one big family

Marvel and DC may have the movie market cornered on interconnected franchises, but after Bobby Moynihan’s recent interview with TimeOut New York, they might have new competition: The “Weekend Update” cinematic universe.

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This week's best Sound Bites: Jimmy Fallon, 'Dumb and Dumber To,' 'New Girl,' and more

Every week in Sound Bites, EW spotlights the most memorable lines of the week. This week features Jimmy Fallon’s crack on Kim Kardashian’s (butt) crack, Nick (Jake Johnson) addressing the laziness of men in New Girl, and a burn on Arizona State from Dumb and Dumber To. These are the best quotes of this week gathered from TV, film, and more.

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PopWatch Confessional: What makes you embrace your inner badass?

Let’s face it: If you spend your days voluntarily staring at a variety of glowing rectangles, chances are you’re probably not much of a daredevil. That said, the things you’re seeing and hearing via those rectangles might inspire you to wish you could change your ways—if only for a few minutes after the movie/show/song is over.

So in honor of Mockingjay — Part 1‘s rebelliously action-packed release this weekend, we’ve posed the following question to our staff this week: What’s the movie/TV show/song/book that makes you embrace your inner badass?

Ashley Fetters, EW.com news editor: I’ll never get over my first encounter with Lara Croft. I apologize in advance, purists: The iteration I loved was Angelina Jolie in Tomb Raider, not the video-game character. But either way, I think it was the first time I’d ever seen strength and swagger look so damn cool on a woman. Today there are, like, 20 different badass movie women I routinely pretend to be when I’m at the gym (Run Lola Run‘s Lola when I’m on the treadmill, Demi Moore in G.I. Jane when I’m successfully executing 500 one-arm push-ups, etc.), but whenever I need to summon the guts to handle something that terrifies me, the question is still, WWLCD? READ FULL STORY

Mark Ruffalo, Stephen Merchant play 'Musical Beers' on 'Tonight'

Last night, The Tonight Show launched a new game. Everyone, meet “Musical Beers”—the perfect crossover between beer pong and musical chairs. And yes, it’s exactly what it sounds like.

To kick off the new game, Jimmy Fallon invited guest Mark Ruffalo, along with Stephen Merchant, out for some very messy fun before very quickly knocking Merchant out of the competition. Yeah, things get competitive.

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Stephen Colbert interviews the 'voice of the left' -- Jon Stewart

With only a few weeks of shows left, Stephen Colbert begrudgingly invited one final “liberal lion” guest onto his show for an interview: Jon Stewart.

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Gwyneth Paltrow, Britney Spears, and more read 'Mean Tweets' on 'Kimmel'

Jimmy Kimmel’s “Mean Tweets” segment returns with more burns on celebrities, smashing the delicate glass houses of compliments that celebrities seem to live in.

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