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Edward Norton speaks Japanese, flirts with Bobby Moynihan in 'SNL' promos -- VIDEO

Make that “is flirted with by Bobby Moynihan” — the Academy Award-nominated actor doesn’t exactly reciprocate the Saturday Night Live cast member’s advances. The Japanese thing, though, is totally legit; Norton studied the language at Yale and worked in Osaka for five months shortly after graduation, and he’s still got a pretty good handle on the language.

Anyway, Norton’s promos are pretty endearing, and he seems pretty relaxed and confident in the following clip — especially for a first-time host (albeit one who’s done cameos on SNL before).

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Bruce Willis hosts 'Saturday Night Live' tonight: Talk about it here!

Don’t be alarmed if this week’s episode of SNL already feels like it’s going to be a bit of a letdown. The show’s 39th season premiere boasted six brand-new cast members, a new Weekend Update anchor, and Tina Fey. Last week’s Mileypalooza carried with it a feeling that anything was possible — and the football game that delayed the cold open for 27 minutes only stoked our anticipation.

Tonight’s episode, by comparison, seems much less exciting. The host isn’t a seasoned vet known for bringing out the best in SNL‘s cast and crew or an unpredictable pop wild child. Instead, it’s Bruce Willis. Don’t get me wrong — I like Bruce Willis! But given his sleepy presence in this week’s promos, I have a feeling that John McClane won’t exactly bring a high amount of energy to Studio 8H this week. In fact, I’ve got a sneaky premonition that tonight’s show is going to be a lot like the one Robert De Niro hosted back in 2010 — an uneven affair built around a stony-faced straight man. I can almost guarantee we’ll see at least one sketch starring Willis as Movie Star Bruce Willis, and another where he’s dressed in a skirt.

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Watch Bruce Willis snuggle up to Cecily Strong in new 'SNL' promos -- VIDEO

Looks like this Saturday is going to be a good night to die hard as Bruce Willis will be hosting Saturday Night Live with musical guest Katy Perry.

Refusing to believe that Willis is also just another family man actor, Cecily Strong informs him that “a group of evil geniuses have taken over Rockefeller Center. You have to save us!” Yet Willis nonchalantly responds by whipping out his cell phone and dialing 9-1-1. “Oh-h, Yippie-Yi-Kayay, Motherhumpers,” says Strong. READ FULL STORY

'Saturday Night Live' recap: Miley came in like a wrecking ball

Say what you will about Miley Cyrus, but you’ve got to admit a few things: One, the girl clearly has a healthy sense of humor. And two, when she’s not distracting you with foam fingers and errant tongues and several square inches of bare skin, it’s a lot easier to appreciate how good her singing voice really is. (See also: Her cover of godmother Dolly Parton’s “Jolene,” posted on YouTube just nine months ago.)

Both of Miley’s strong suits were on full display last night, making for an SNL totally worth staying up late for. Like, really late; the show’s live feed was delayed 27 minutes due to a college football game that just couldn’t stop. (Actually, maybe not that late after all — in true SNL fashion, the post-”Weekend Update” material was pretty weak.)

Miley didn’t quite prove herself a tour-de-force like Justin Timberlake, the last host-slash-musical-guest to come before her — but she was miles ahead of the guy who pulled double duty the month before Timberlake did. Anyone hoping for Sinead O’Connor digs must be disappointed. Everyone else should be pleased by Miley’s showing — specifically, her work in two straight-up great sketches:

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Miley Cyrus takes over 'Saturday Night Live' tonight: Talk about it here!

Oh boy. Where do we even begin?

When Miley Cyrus first hosted SNL in 2011, she was a fresh-faced teenager with Disney Princess hair and middling name recognition among the over-18 set. (Hannah Montana‘s finale had aired just two months before.)

Sure, Cyrus’s reputation wasn’t exactly squeaky clean — not after her Teen Choice Awards pole dance, or that videotaped bong rip. But when Cyrus addressed her growing pains in a cheeky musical monologue, she seemed no different from countless former child stars who had followed similar rebellious trajectories. Plus, as she reminded us in song, it’s not like she had ever done anything illegal or truly harmful: “I never stole a necklace or got a DUI/Never cheated on my wife like that golfer guy/So what, you can see a little boob from the side?/I’m sorry that I’m not perfect.”

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Miley Cyrus talks tongues and 'the children' in 'SNL' promos -- VIDEO

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Thought things got weird at SNL last week? Well, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet — because this Saturday, the one and only Miley Cyrus will serve as both host and musical guest. And if there’s anything we’ve learned over the past few months, it’s to expect the unexpected from The Artist Formerly Known as Hannah Montana.

Thankfully, the girl clearly has a sense of humor about herself — as you’ll see in the following promos. Take, for example, the first segment, in which Taran Killam immediately addresses the foam elephant in the room:

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Lena Dunham and Mindy Kaling watched the 'SNL' 'Girls' parody together

Hollywood’s most exclusive Saturday Night Live viewing party? That’d be Mindy Kaling’s — an event so swank that its guest list was limited to exactly one member.
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'SNL' premiere recap: Highlights, lowlights, and whatever Arcade Fire was doing -- VIDEO

The theme of Saturday Night Live‘s 39th season opener: “SNL is back… and starring a bunch of people you’ve never heard of!”

This meta focus made sense — as Tina Fey(‘s plastic surgeon) said in her monologue, this is a “rebuilding year” for NBC’s sketch series. But even though the show seemed determined to remind us about how much it had changed, the premiere was a fairly smooth ride from start to finish. Maybe that was due to a longer rehearsal period than usual; maybe it was the steadying presence of Fey herself, who always seems to have a blast when she returns to her TV home. Or maybe it’s because SNL itself has become a well-oiled machine, one built to survive any major departures — except perhaps that of Lorne Michaels himself.

But I’m getting ahead of myself. Let’s pull back and discuss the show itself — its best moments, its worst moments, and… whatever you’d call Arcade Fire.

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Tina Fey hosts tonight's 'Saturday Night Live' premiere: Talk about it here!

Tonight officially marks the beginning of SNL‘s next era.

Now that Bill Hader, Fred Armisen, and Jason Sudeikis are gone — on the heels of Andy Samberg and Kristen Wiig, who left in 2012 – SNL‘s mid-aughts dynasty has finally taken its final bow. In its place, we’ve been left with a cast that has less collective SNL experience than any other in recent memory. Currently, the sketch shows featured players — who include six new performers — outnumber its full cast members nine to seven. That disparity will grow even larger when Seth Meyers departs for Late Night in February 2014.

Big changes are happening behind the scenes as well. READ FULL STORY

More 'SNL' promos, featuring Tina Fey and Arcade Fire at its most terrifying -- VIDEO

Who is Arcade Fire? Here’s a hint: It’s the band that’s haunting your dreams. Not due to their lush melodies and evocative lyrics, but because seeing the band’s members wearing giant facsimiles of their own heads is legit scary.

Really:

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