Of all the positions on Saturday Night Live, sitting behind the iconic Weekend Update desk is, perhaps, the most prestigious and sought-after. Whether working solo or partnered up with an equally funny SNL co-star, the Weekend Update anchors have kept viewers informed on current events, with the added bonus of a hilarious punchline, over the past 40 years. As we celebrate the series’ anniversary, which VH1 Classic is currently honoring with its “SNL Rewind: 2015-1975 Mega Marathon,” we picked the top five Weekend Update hosts and hosting duos.
5. Seth Meyers
Seth Meyers was behind the Weekend Update desk from 2006 to 2014, both alone and with co-hosts (including Amy Poehler and Cecily Strong) making him the longest-running host on the show to date. While other memorable hosts went for snarky or biting (see: Dennis Miller), Meyers used his nice-guy charm to cut to the core of that week’s most notable news stories. It’s not hard to understand why Stefon loved him so much: Meyers was his strongest on Weekend Update, and the segment simply hasn’t felt the same since he left to take over Late Night for fellow former W.U. host Jimmy Fallon.
4. Chevy Chase
Because he’s Chevy Chase, and you’re not. Plus, ya know, without Chase, Weekend Update may have never existed. The Not Ready For Primetime Player co-created the segment with SNL writer Herb Sargent. The sharp-witted Chase—who was the first person to ever utter the iconic phrase “Live from New York, it’s Saturday night!”—was the original Weekend Update anchor and set the bar awfully high, despite his short tenure.
JWoww says that having a baby has put a halt to her sex life.
Recently, JWoww made an appearance on the HollywoodLife podcast, in which she admits that since she and her husband Roger have had their daughter Meilani, they’ve barely had any sex at all!
JWoww admits that she’s ready to kick her sex life back into high gear, but their 6-month-old daughter, Meilani, is still sleeping in bed with her and her husband, and it’s taken a major toll on their sex life.
JWoww said on the HollywoodLife podcast that despite the major lack of sex in her relationship with Roger, he’s totally fine with it!
“I always say I want to get her in her crib by 8 or 9 months. He said if this is going to kill my sex life, I’ll let it kill my sex life. She sleeps with her hands on his face.”
Snooki and JWoww, Nicole Polizzi and Jenni Farley, are moving on to a new chapter in their life.
The season finale of Snooki & JWoww is rapidly approaching, but it won’t just be the season finale — it will be the finale of Snooki and JWoww in general, as they’re leaving MTV and reality television. Jenni took to her blog to explain their reason for moving on from reality television.
“The end of Snooki and JWOWW is near! As women, it’s all about our kids. We don’t care about getting our hair or makeup done. We’re basically stay-at-home moms.”
She continues,”The “Snooki and JWoww” series finale airs next Wednesday where you will see Snooki and Jionni get married and our baby Meilani get christened. It’s the end of a big chapter of our lives and it’s bittersweet. I think both Snooki and I want our kids to grow up having normal lives and not be in front of the cameras 24/7. We did it as adults so we had a choice, it’s time we let them have that choice to.”
Don’t feel too sad, because Snooki & JWoww still have some future plans:
“Just because we won’t be on your TV screens anymore doesn’t mean you won’t be hearing our honest and dirty rambles! You just have to stay tuned to see where we’ll be next! Can’t wait for the next chapter in our lives!”
“Thank you EVERYONE for the Bday wishes! This year, I’m getting the GREATEST GIFT EVER. CAN’T WAIT,” he captioned the shot on his 34th birthday. “#BoyOrGirl #YouNeverKnow #WeDontEvenKnow #WeAreTakingBets.”
This marks the first time the couple have officially confirmed their pregnancy news.
Timberlake has been overseas on his two-year 20/20 Experience world tour, which he brought to a close with two New Year’s shows in Las Vegas.
The pop superstar, 34, and the Total Recall actress, 32, celebrated their second wedding anniversary in October.
We spotted the 7th Heaven alum in a gray maternity jumpsuit in December, and in a casual outfit last month.