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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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Tina Fey talks nip slip, her adorably weird daughter on 'Late Night' -- VIDEO

Hold up: Did you hear that Tina Fey had a slight wardrobe malfunction at last Sunday’s Emmy Awards?

Yeah, that topless shot in her last batch of SNL promos wasn’t totally without context. “If you videotaped it and like, slowed it down for one second, when I went to hug my friend Tracey Wigfield, who I won the Emmy with, I guess there was a little momentary situation,” Fey explained to her longtime pal Jimmy Fallon on Late Night yesterday. Only “some creeper” would have thought to look for it, Fey said — and if you want to be that creeper, you’re welcome to scrutinize Fey and Wigfield’s acceptance speech.

In less naked news, Fey and Fallon also spent a good portion of their chat talking about their kids. Specifically, newish dad Fallon asked for advice from Fey, who by now is an old pro at raising daughters. Her best words of guidance: “You just want them to be little fun weirdos and nerds for as long as possible.” And if the stories Fey then told about her oldest daughter Alice are any indication, she’s certainly fomenting a wonderfully weird environment. (Also: Is it just me, or does Fey’s imitation of Alice make her sound an awful lot like Nasim Pedrad’s SNL character Bedelia?)

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'SNL' premiere promos: What's the only thing better than host Tina Fey? VIDEO

That would be the promise of a few cool cameos from the cast of Breaking Bad, which Fey slyly implies as a possibility in the promos below. Sure, she immediately backtracks, admitting that Saturday Night Live has no such thing planned — but we can dream, can’t we?

In any case, watching these promos sort of feels like coming home to the old Fey-era SNL — a comforting notion, considering how much the show will change this year. (The countdown to Late Night with Seth Meyers begins… now.) Sure, any Fey-hosted episode will necessarily feature plenty of big-name cameos (Amy?!) and callbacks (Palin?!) — but more importantly, it’ll have a backbone formed by Fey’s strong writing and zillion years of SNL experience. And if the promos are any indication, she clearly hasn’t lost her touch since 30 Rock ended.

Watch here — especially if you’ve ever wanted to see blurred footage of Fey’s chest. I know, I really buried the lead.

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Emmys 2013: Kevin Spacey and other Hidden Gems

If you were too caught up in the mandated Death Grip of the 2013 Emmys, you may have missed its most sparkling moments — its hidden gems, if you will. (Hidden Gemmys? No! Terrible!) After the break: Claire Danes cackling behind Amy and Tina, choice reaction shots from Jeff Daniels, Bryan Cranston, and Aaron Paul, Kevin Spacey’s show-stealer, and more… READ FULL STORY

Emmys 2013: Neil Patrick Harris kicks off the show with help from former hosts (and one Paula Deen joke)

And we’re off! Neil Patrick Harris kicked off the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards with a host-filled opening number. What started with an over-complicated binge-watching bit (that made at least one viewer very dizzy), turned into a bit of a rough start on stage for the usually musical host.

Shying away from said musical talent, Harris wasn’t exactly on his game when he first came out on stage, trying too hard to make a joke about the way “kids” watch television nowadays. But after the first Paula Deen joke of the night, Harris was joined on stage by previous hosts Jimmy Kimmel, Jane Lynch, Jimmy Fallon, and Conan O’Brien, who picked up the tempo (a little) with gender jokes, tap dancing, and those always funny 2002-was-so-long-ago jokes. READ FULL STORY

Kristen Wiig coming back to host 'SNL': What we do and don't want to see again!

Kristen Wiig is coming home again to host the May 11 episode of Saturday Night Live. Over six seasons, Wiig cemented herself as one of the funniest SNL cast members of all time.  She has killer impressions, her Drew Barrymore is spot on and her Kim Cattrall is scary good, created oodles of memorable characters, oh Target lady, and constantly swung for the fences. Here are some memorable sketches we want to see again (and a few that we don’t). READ FULL STORY

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'Admission': Which stars can always get you to see their movies?

Like a whole heck of a lot of people, I love Tina Fey. I love her so much, in fact, that I’m going to see Admission this weekend even though the movie doesn’t personally appeal to me. Fey is one of the few people on my list of stars that I’ll go to see in absolutely anything. Happily, Fey’s Admission co-star, World’s Most Likable Person Paul Rudd, also makes that list. Regardless of the story, I simply like watching the two of them onscreen together.

The other actress that I will support, regardless of the film, is Reese Witherspoon. I first fell in love with her in Legally Blonde, and then went back and watched some of her older movies that I had missed – Pleasantville and ElectionCruel Intentions and The Man in the Moon. And now, she’s my comfort food; I’ve been in theaters for every movie of hers since. READ FULL STORY

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