Live from New York — okay, it’s actually Sunday night, but it’s still time to celebrate ‘Saturday Night Live!’ On Feb. 15, Hollywood’s finest joined New York’s funniest to celebrate 40 years of ‘SNL’! Check out who stepped out on the red carpet.
If you were anyone important in music, movies and TV in the last 40 years, you’ve probably asked to host or perform an SNL. Perhaps that’s why the red carpet for the 40th anniversary celebration was so star-studded. Everyone from Justin Timberlake to Melissa McCarthy was there — and boy did they look g-ood!
‘SNL’: 40th Anniversary Red Carpet
Like Amy Poehler! Seth Meyer‘s best gal took to the carpet as a vision in white in a floor length dress and a rocking leather jacket. As we said, Justin Timberlake strutted down the carpet and he brought along with him his good friend Jimmy Fallon, and it looks like they got into the spirit of the evening early by paling around with the photographers. Making handsome ever more adorable.
But these fabulous people were only the beginning! The show and carpet welcomed dozens of major stars and many of your favorites to Rock Center like Emma Stone, Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift, all looking more than the next!
There will be tons of great sketches and performances for fans of SNL to enjoy after the red carpet. In celebrating their 40th, the crew behind the variety show has pulled out all the stops to ensure this will be their biggest show yet. Eddie Murphy returns to Studio 8h for the first time in 30 years. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will return to the Weekend Update desk. But perhaps the biggest surprise — a reunion of *NSYNC is set to be staged! Will they perform? Better yet — will they battle agains the Backstreet Boys, who are also set to appear? It should make for a moment to remember!
But what about you, Hollywoodlifers? What SNL moment are you hoping to relive during the 40th anniversary special?
— Dina Sartore-Bodo