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Saturday Night Live Adds First Latina Cast Member EVER — Also Two More White Dudes!

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Time to pump in some fresh blood!

Last month, Lorne Michaels made the surprising decision to not renew the contracts of two of Saturday Night Live's veteran cast members — Taran Killam and Jay Pharoah.

But like always, the aftermath of the brutal cuts comes with the addition of new faces on the NBC sketch series.

Video: Taran Says Goodbye To SNL With An HBO Spoof!

And this batch of newbies particularly excites us, because the long-running series finally added a Latina cast member!

America's Got Talent standout Melissa Villasenor is one of the three new featured players to debut on SNL's Season 42 premiere!

The LA-based standup and master impressionist joins the cast with

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Jay Pharoah Finally Breaks His Silence After Surprise SNL Firing… But Is He Hinting At Behind-The-Scenes Drama?!

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Live from New York it's… only three of the cast?

Television viewers were modestly shocked on Tuesday when it was announced that both Taran Killam and Jay Pharoah had been unceremoniously fired from Saturday Night Live after six years on the late night sketch show.

Not only were they arguably the two most talented male players in the cast, but they're also two of the most featured comedians… which means Lorne Michaels must have something big planned for Season 42 to replace them…

Photo: 21 Saturday Night Live Cast Members Who Got Fired!

While Taran addressed his sudden departure shortly after the NBC news broke, Jay remained suspiciously quiet all day long — as did fellow axed actor Jon Rudnitsky, but he was still new, so…

Luckily, the Barack Obama impersonator finally referenced his termination in an Instagram post on Wednesday alongside Taran and Vanessa Bayer… but is he subtly placing blame on

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A THIRD Saturday Night Live Cast Member Just Got Cut — PLUS 20 Other SNL Stars Who Were Fired!

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We guess bad things really do come in threes…

Saturday Night Live viewers were shocked on Tuesday when it was reported that fan-favorites Taran Killam and Jay Pharoah had both been let go from the late night show after six years on the air.

However, it seems as though Lorne Michaels wasn't content with cutting just two of his line-up, because featured player Jon Rudnitsky followed them right out the door later the same day!

But if Jay, Jon, or Taran happen to be your favorite, don't fret — plenty of today's hottest stars were one once fired from the NBC series, too!

Just look at Robert Downey, Jr., Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Sarah Silverman! All three of them had less-than-stellar stints on the show, and they turned out fine.

So who else has been fired from SNL in its 41-season span??

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Jay Pharoah & Taran Killam Are NOT Returning To Saturday Night Live — So What Happened?

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Saturday Night Live has dropped two of its longtime cast members!

On Monday, it was confirmed that Jay Pharoah and Taran Killam will not be returning to the NBC sketch show for its 42nd season as the twosome will be pursuing "other opportunities". Whoa.

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As you surely know, both Jay and Taran have been with SNL for six seasons and have created countless memorable characters. Mr. Pharoah alone has famously impersonated Barack Obama, Jay Z, Dr. Ben Carson, Will Smith, etc. Not to mention, Killam is best known for his impersonations of Matthew McConaughey, Marco Rubio, and more.

If you're baffled as to why Lorne Michaels would dump two of the show's seasoned vets, you're totally not alone! In fact, not long after the departure news hit the media, Taran opened up to Uproxx about his shocking exit. He dished:

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Margaret Cho, John Oliver, Judd Apatow, & More Carpool With Jerry Seinfeld In Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee's Season 8 Trailer! Watch!

Fasten your seatbelts, ’cause we're in for a bumpy ride full of Bill Cosby jokes!

Crackle dropped the Season 8 trailer for Jerry Seinfeld's web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee on Monday, and the unscripted talk show is getting bolder than ever before — and we ain't talking coffee!

The trailer teases an unsurprisingly all-star lineup of comedic passengers, including John Oliver, Margaret Cho, Jim Gaffigan, JB Smoove, and Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels!

Video: John Oliver Just Gave Away $15 Million On Last Week Tonight!

But based on the clip, we're most excited to watch the episode featuring filmmaker Judd Apatow — who busts out an unflattering Cosby impression during the java portion of the show!

Ch-ch-check out the funny trailer (above) and watch Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee Thursdays on Crackle!

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Drake Raps About Being A Meme On Saturday Night Live & Has MAJOR Beef With The Entire Cast! Watch His SNL Highlights!

Depending on his mood, Drake can be a super nice Canadian or a cut throat rapper.

But the 6 God poked fun at both of his personas hosting Saturday Night Live this weekend!

Showing off his comedic chops, Drizzy sang through his monologue to lament about being a constant internet meme — which included a hilariously bad Rihanna impersonation.

And fortunately, the rapper's self-referential jokes were just getting started!

Photo: Drake Declares His Love For Sarah Silverman!

One of the funniest bits of the night was a digital video called Drake's Beef, which shows the polite performer being dissed backstage by several SNL cast members — then fantasizing ferocious raps about his new nemesis like Leslie Jones, Pete Davidson, and even Lorne Michaels!

Drake also showcased his Toronto accent in a round of Black Jeopardy — where his clueless Black Canadian character totally stole the sketch!

Ch-ch-check out Champagne Papi's funny SNL highlights (below)!

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Saturday Night Live Announces Plans To Cut Out TWO Commercial Breaks From Its Episodes Going Forward — But There's A Catch…

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Get ready for more sketches on Saturday Night Live — they'll just be a little different…

According to NBC, they are planning on cutting down commercial time on SNL next season in an effort to give viewers more content, which in and of itself sounds great — only there's a catch!

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In a statement released on Monday, SNL created and executive producer Lorne Michaels spoke of the change, in which the show will be removing two commercial breaks:

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