'Saturday Night Live' to Celebrate Its 40th Anniversary with an EPIC Special!


Saturday Night Live (SNL) returns for its 40th season this weekend with brand new episodes (one week after U.S. premiere) every Saturday!

The first episode is hosted by Chris Pratt, fresh off the massive success of Guardians of the Galaxy, and features Ariana Grande, the new Queen of Pop. Here are five reasons why these two make the perfect match to kick off this sizzling season! Be sure to stay tuned to upcoming episodes with Sarah Silverman and Maroon 5 airing on 11 October, and Bill Hader and Hozier airing on 18 October.


Chris Pratt

1. Everyone loves a ‘rags to riches’ story
- After dropping out of college in the first semester, Chris took on odd jobs, such as a   
  coupon salesman.
- While working as a waiter at Bubba Gump Shrimp, he met and charmed Commando star 
  Rae Dawn Chong, who offered him a role in her short horror movie called Cursed Part 3.
- That paved the way for his life in Hollywood

2. Becoming one of the world’s hottest movie stars
- He is mostly recognised for his supporting role as Andy Dwyer on the TV series Parks &   
- He has landed roles in a wide variety of hit films that tested his range as an actor, 
  including Moneyball, Zero Dark Thirty , The Five Year Engagement, and Her.
- 2014 marks his christening as the one of the world’s hottest movie stars, as he finally 
  landed lead roles in Hollywood blockbusters – as the unassuming Lego construction 
  worker, Emmet, in The Lego Movie, and as Peter Quill in the Marvel superhero movie, 
  Guardians of the Galaxy.

3. Chris is rooted in comedy
- From roles in The Lego Movie, Parks & Recreation , Bride Wars, Jennifer’s Body, What’s 
  Your Number?, and Delivery Man, it’s not hard to see why Chris Pratt is born to do 
- What’s more, Chris is also married to the comedy icon, Anna Faris!

Ariana Grande

4. The biggest pop star of 2014 is a Nickelodeon alumni
- Who doesn’t love a Nickelodeon darling? That’s right, before charming the masses, 
  Ariana was known for her roles as Cat Valentine in the Nickelodeon TV shows, Victorious 
  as well as Sam & Cat. Sam & Cat airs on weekdays at 4.35pm (SG) on Nickelodeon.

5. The sky is the limit for Ariana
- Now, Ariana has transformed into one of the most recognizable pop stars of the year after 
  her new album My Everything debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart, and she   
  performed with Jessie J and Nicki Minaj at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards. She is set 
  to take Glasgow by storm with a performance with Ed Sheeran at the 2014 MTV EMA.
- Since dominating the 2014 MTV VMA stage last month, Ariana has been nominated in six 
  MTV EMA categories, including Best Song, Best Pop, Best Female, Best New, Best Push 
  and Biggest Fans.
- MTV will also be airing a special My MTV: Ariana Grande on Sunday, 19 October at 
  5.30pm (SG) where she takes over the reign as the MTV’s music programmer!