OK! Told You First: Kim Kardashian To Make Her 'SNL' Hosting Debut In October
Kim Kardashian is set to take over as host for Saturday Night Live on October 9th for the first time ever after OK! exclusively reported that the reality star had a secret meeting with Lorne Michaels back in August.
The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star took to her Instagram stories on Wednesday, September 22, to announce that she will be hosting with pop star Halsey taking over as musical guest.
The Emmy Award winning show's Twitter account posted next month's official lineup that also includes big names like Owen Wilson, Rami Malek and Jason Sudeikis being featured as hosts.
During the summer, insiders revealed that Kardashian was in "in high level talks" with Michaels to discuss the possibility of the reality star and fashion mogul taking her chance at hosting the long running sketch comedy show.
An insider said at the time, “Lorne Michaels was recently spotted at the Beverly Hills Hotel deep in discussions with Kim, and her momager-manager, Kris [Jenner]. Lorne wants her to do the show.”
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Although the 40-year-old may be new to starring in the sketches herself, the Kardashian crew is no stranger to being spoofed on the late night spectacle. Comedian and actress Nasim Pedrad portrayed the "Jam" singer in multiple sketches during her 2009 to 2014 run on the show. Her equally famous sisters and mother have also been parodied with Kristen Wiig, Vanessa Bayer, and Abby Elliott taking on the roles of the media sensations.
Kardashian is not the first reality star to tackle hosting for the larger than life show. Michaels has recruited the likes of businessman Elon Musk and even the SKIMS creator's best friend Paris Hilton during her height in the early 2000's.
There was also that infamous episode where prior to his election to the highest office in the land, former President Donald Trump took on the gig.