SNL's Latest 'Scandal': Kerry Washington and Eminem are set to appear tomorrow

Written By Sun-Times Wire Posted: 11/01/2013, 04:57pm

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Eminem and Kerry Washington are set to host "Saturday Night Live."

Eminem and Kerry Washington are set to host “Saturday Night Live.”

Get ready for Kerry Washington and Eminem tomorrow night.

Washington, the newlywed, rumored-to-be-pregnant star of “Scandal,” will host. And according to the promo, below, Eminem will apparently provide the anger, er music.:

It’s not likely that Washington’s appearance is an answer to the recent criticism that “SNL” hasn’t recently hired any black female cast members. (The last was Maya Rudolph, who is biracial, and left the show in 2007. After the issue was discussed this week by black cast members Kenan Thompson and Jay Pharoah, series executive producer Lorne Michaels made it clear that resolving the issue of black women as featured players on “SNL” is still on the to-do list.)

Similarly, it’s not likely that Eminem’s appearance is an answer to Kanye West’s former turn on “SNL” where he scowled through his promos. Then again, maybe it is, because that’s why the promo is funny. Or maybe it’s funny because Em participating in sketch comedy is really difficult to visualize.

Either way, we all get more Washington, plus we get to search for (and tweet about) her possible baby bump. And, we all get to hopefully learn more of Em’s inner comedian. Sweet and sassy meets 8 mile. A perfect pair.

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