Earlier this year, Saturday Night Live celebrated its 40th anniversary with a star-studded special that featured past and current cast members, some of the show’s most iconic comedy sketches, and even brought Eddie Murphy back to the SNL stage for the first time since he departed the show in 1984. This season has been full of top-notch hosts and musical guests: Chris Rock and Prince; James Franco and Nicki Minaj; J.K. Simmons and D’Angelo; and Woody Harrelson and Kendrick Lamar, among others. As the season draws to a close, SNL has no plans of stopping the momentum, and is pulling in some serious heavy-hitters for the final three shows of its 40th year.
According to Miss Info, Scarlett Johanssen is set to host with Wiz Khalifa as musical guest on May 2, and Reese Witherspoon will host on May 9 with a performance by Florence + the Machine. The most highly anticipated musical act, however, is none other than Rihanna, who will appear on the season finale with Louis C.K. as host. Wiz, whose song “See You Again” from the Furious 7 soundtrack holds the #1 spot in the country, is preparing to hit the road with Fall Out Boy for the “Boys of Zummer” tour in June. Rihanna’s already had a phenomenal 2015, performing her single “Four Five Seconds” with Sir Paul McCartney and Kanye West on the 57th Annual Grammy Awards and starring in her first animated feature, DreamWorks’ Home. With fans anxiously awaiting the release of her next album, we can only imagine what Rihanna is going to bring to the SNL stage.
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