Kerry Washington To Host ‘SNL’

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Criticism of diversity issues escalated for “Saturday Night Live” when cast member, Kenan Thompson, told TV Guide that it was the show’s sixth consecutive year without a black female cast member.

It’s just a tough part of the business,” Thompson said. “Like in auditions, they just never find ones that are ready.”

When asked how the show plans to handle any spoofs of black female celebrities, Thompson responded, “I don’t know. We just haven’t done them. That’s what I’m saying. Maybe [Jay Pharoah] will do it or something, but even he doesn’t really want to do it.”

Well producers have chosen to get “scandalous” because they just announced that Kerry Washington will serve as guest host next month with Eminem as the musical guest for her broadcast. This will be his sixth appearance on the show.

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