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Old 01/14/2010, 12:28 AM
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Default SNL rumored to be adding two African Americans?

http://www.dlisted.com/node/35595

This nighttime television show has caught a lot of flack because its cast has so few people of color that white cast members sometimes pretend to be Hispanic or black. To remedy this, they will be bringing aboard two African American cast members, both of whom really need the work. The female will be coming directly from a shuttered former competitor. The male is being hired primarily for name recognition, although his career has paled in comparison to that of his sibling. And, although this show is known for bringing aboard fresh young talent, both of these performers are nudging the half-century mark. (Blind Gossip)

Their guesses based on those hints:
MadTV's Debra Wilson? And Chris Rock's brother Tony? Or Eddie Murphy's brother Charlie?

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Old 01/14/2010, 12:50 AM
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If the female is coming "directly" from a former competitor, it's probably Erica Ash. Or maybe even Daheli Hall.

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Old 01/14/2010, 1:08 AM
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And, although this show is known for bringing aboard fresh young talent, both of these performers are nudging the half-century mark.
Doesn't sound like it, MADfan. Is Erica even pushing a quarter-century?

Fingers crossed for Charlie Murphy, at any rate. Just watched Chappelle's Show in its entirety while I was bedridden these past two weeks, and I sure wouldn't mind seeing more of him.

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Old 01/14/2010, 1:13 AM
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I have a feeling this may not be true. One because it's completely out of left field for the show to hire a half-century cast member, the writing of the post seems suspicious, and the fact that it was written 2 days ago, and I just did a google news search of SNL that didn't come up with any results.

Until I see some proof from a site that doesn't look like a blog, I'll believe it.

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Old 01/14/2010, 2:35 AM
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Maybe considering the current pathetic state of the show, they've realised they'd be better off going with some more seasoned performers.

To be fair, i'd be more interested in seeing Nicole RJ or Erica making it onto SNL over Debra, but she is arguably one of the strongest African American sketch comediennes to have presence in the last 20 years.

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Ok, checked and still no news other than this site. This has to be just a rumour if it hasn't been reported by anyone by now.

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I've always wondered why people weren't offended by all the black face BS they pull on SNL. Fred Armisen pretty much plays every minority character on the show.

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