Who Is Hosting ‘Saturday Night Live’ Tonight? 2/3/18

SNL has prepared a treat for its fans tonight. Natalie Portman will host for the first time in over a decade, and Dua Lipa will be this evening's musical guest. 

Portman last hosted in 2006, and is taking the SNL stage to promote her upcoming science fantasy film Annihilation, which co-stars Oscar Isaac, Tessa Thompson, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Gina Rodriguez. The film will be released February 23, 2018.


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That isn't all Portman has been making headlines for recently. At the Golden Globes, the mother-of-two called out the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for snubbing female directors for the award. Portman introduced the category saying, "And here are all the male nominees," as Ron Howard laughed awkwardly. (Many people believe Greta Gerwig was snubbed for her directorial debut, Ladybird. Gerwig has been nominated for Best Director at this year's Oscars, making her just the fifth woman to be recognized by the Academy with a best-director nod.)

Portman currently has two other projects in various stages of production: Vox Lux and The Death and Life of John F. Donovan. Vox Lux is still in pre-production and is set to star Portman, Jude Law, and Stacy Martin. Its IMDB summary currently reads "An unusual set of circumstances brings unexpected success to a pop star." The Death and Life of John F. Donovan stars Portman alongside Jessica Chastain, Bella Thorne, Jacob Tremblay and Kit Harington. On IMDB, the film's summary reads, "A decade after the death of an American TV star, a young actor reminisces [about] the written correspondence he shared with him, as well as the impact those letters had on both their lives."

This Is Dua Lipa's First SNL Performance

Tonight marks 22-year-old Dua Lipa's SNL debut. The British singer's song New Rules recently soared to No. 1 on Billboard's Pop Songs radio airplay chart.

Lipa was born in London to Albanian parents. In 2008, she moved to Kosovo with her family. Like many young artists, Lipa got her start in music by uploading cover videos to Youtube. In 2015, she signed with Warner Music Group. Lipa released her first single, "New Love," in August 2015. She released her second single, "Be the One," just two months later. The song did well across Europe and reached No. 1 in Belgium, Poland and Slovakia.

Lipa's self-titled studio album was released on June 2, 2017. "New Rules" became the first song in nearly two years to reach the top in the UK since Adele's "Hello" in 2015.

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Amendment 4—a Florida referendum restoring voting rights to former felons—passed in 2018 with 65% of the vote, paving the way for an additional 1.4 million voters in the swing state.

Republican Governor Ron DeSantis immediately took steps to undermine the public will by signing into law a bill that would only restore voting rights to felons who fully pay all fees and fines imposed after leaving prison.

Under Florida law, court debts left unpaid after three months are referred to private debt collectors, who can then tack on a surcharge of up to 40%.

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A day after Senators took an oath of impartiality in the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump, the President eagerly announced the team of lawyers who will be defending him.

Two names on the list stood out.

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Now that the impeachment articles have been transferred to the U.S. Senate and Senators have been sworn in as jurors, Donald Trump's Senate impeachment trial is officially underway.

And while it's adjourned for the long weekend, the White House just announced their legal team, and it's a doozy.

In addition to lead attorneys Pat Cipollone and Jay Sekulow, Trump's legal team will consist of five additional lawyers who are expected to have speaking roles on the Senate floor throughout the trial:

  • Robert Ray
  • Alan Dershowitz
  • Ken Starr
  • Jane Raskin
  • Pam Bondi
Yep, you read that right, Ken Starr, of Clinton impeachment infamy.

And none other than Monica Lewinsky herself weighed in with a reaction that was relatable AF:

Many were here for it and had Lewinsky's back.





But doesn't that sentiment pretty much define every day?



And how is that going to. go for Starr?

Fair:

Can we make this happen, please?


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"Promises made, promises kept" is one of President Donald Trump's most repeated campaign slogans, but according to the Washington Post, those might just be empty words.

In 2016, the Post launched the Trump Promise Tracker, which kept a record of the 280+ promises Trump made during the campaign. As the end of his first term draws nearer and nearer, the Post has been updating the tracker of which promises Trump has kept since his election.

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Far-right television personality Sean Hannity is a crucial part of Fox News' evening efforts to spin reality in favor of President Donald Trump.

On Wednesday night, that required Hannity to dismiss Lev Parnas, the right hand man of the President's personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani.

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Maine's senior Senator, Republican Susan Collins, trended on Twitter Wednesday.

But with the reason why, Collins' 2020 senatorial campaign probably wished she hadn't.

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