The end of the Droughtlander is in sight! The first teaser trailer for season 6 was revealed at New York Comic Con. HL has all the latest news about filming, new cast members, and more.
It’s almost here! As we look ahead to the highly-anticipated sixth season of Outlander, STARZ dropped the first official teaser trailer on October 9. Season 6 is going to be epic. The hit show will return with an 8-episode season, including a 90-minute premiere episode. Season 5 ended in the first half of 2020, and fans have been waiting anxiously for season 6 ever since.
All of your favorites will be back, including Sam Heughan, Caitriona Balfe, Richard Rankin, and Sophie Skelton as Jamie Fraser, Claire Fraser, Roger MacKenzie, and Brianna MacKenzie. The stakes will be elevated once again for the Outlander characters in the highly-anticipated sixth season. From the teaser trailer details to the release date to new cast members, HollywoodLife has rounded up the key updates we know about season 6.
‘Outlander’ Season 6 Teaser Trailer
The Outlander season 6 teaser trailer dropped during the show’s New York Comic Con panel on October 9. The teaser gives glimpses of all your favorite characters –Jamie, Claire, Brianna, Roger, and more. From the looks of the trailer, season 6 will be the most challenging one yet. There is serious trouble coming. “It’s starting,” Claire says in the teaser. “A storm. The war. It’s almost here.” That war she’s talking about? The Revolutionary War.
STARZ didn’t release an official premiere date at NYCC, but the network did promise the show would return in 2022. STARZ did release the key art for Outlander’s sixth season. The artwork features Jamie and Claire holding hands as snow falls around them. “Come what may,” the key art reads.
Will There Be An ‘Outlander’ Season 6?
Yes, Outlander season 6 is definitely happening. The hit STARZ series was renewed for a fifth and sixth season way back in 2018. “Fans can rest assured their beloved Claire and Jamie will be back facing new challenges, adversaries, and adventures in seasons 5 and 6 as we delve into American history and continue the story of the Frasers as they settle in the New World,” STARZ boss Chris Albrecht said in a statement in 2018. Season 5 aired in 2020, so now we’re just waiting on season 6.
Ahead of the sixth season’s debut, Outlander has already been renewed for season 7, according to Deadline. The renewal announcement was made in March 2021. The seventh season will consist of 12 episodes. There are still three additional Outlander books by Diana Gabaldon to explore: An Echo in the Bone, Written in My Own Heart’s Blood, and the forthcoming Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone, so the series will likely extend beyond season 7.
What’s In Store For Season 6?
Season 6 will likely explore more of the sixth Outlander book, A Breath of Snow & Ashes, and possibly An Echo in the Bone. STARZ is describing season 6 as follows:
“The sixth season of Outlander sees a continuation of Claire and Jamie’s fight to protect those they love, as they navigate the trials and tribulations of life in colonial America. Establishing a home in the New World is by no means an easy task, particularly in the wild backcountry of North Carolina – and perhaps most significantly – during a period of dramatic political upheaval. The Frasers strive to maintain peace and flourish within a society which – as Claire knows all too well – is unwittingly marching towards Revolution. Against this backdrop, which heralds the birth of the new American nation, Claire and Jamie have built a home together at Fraser’s Ridge. They must now defend this home – established on land granted to them by the Crown – not only from external forces, but also from the increasing strife and conflict in the community within their care. For the Frasers and their immediate family, ‘home’ is more than simply a site in which they live, it is the place where they are laying the foundations for the rest of their lives. If Season 4 asked ‘What is home?’ and Season 5 asked, ‘What are you willing to do to protect your home?’ then Season 6 explores what happens when there is disharmony and division among the inhabitants of the home you’ve created: when you become an outsider, or an ‘outlander,’ so to speak, marginalized and rejected in your own home.”
‘Outlander’ Season 6 Release Date
Outlander season 6 will premiere in early 2022. The fifth season ended in May 2020, so it may be a bit of a wait until the sixth season. Back in March 2020, Sam responded to a fan on Twitter that he had started reading season 6 scripts.
Filming was delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, so it’s understandable that the series would need a full year in-between seasons. Season 6 will also have only 8 episodes, as opposed to the usual 13 episodes.
When Did Season 6 Filming Begin?
Initial plans for season 6 filming were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. In Nov. 2020, Sam gave an update about the delay. “We have been delayed,” he said on the UK daytime series This Morning. “We were supposed to start shooting by May. But we are gearing up. We’ve had fittings, we’ve got scripts, we are getting there. It’s just such an epic show it’s taking a while to get there, but we will be back for season 6.”
On Feb. 9, 2021, STARZ and Sony Pictures Television announced that production has started on Outlander season 6. The season is filming on location in Scotland. A behind-the-scenes video was released to give fans a look at the cast and crew back on set. The sets have been built, the costumes have been fitted, and the props are in place. Everything is ready. The title for the season 6 premiere is “Echoes.” STARZ and Sony Pictures Television also released a photo of Sam and Caitriona in character on set (see above).
As of March 29, the Outlander cast and crew were still filming season 6. Outlander released a minute-long behind-the-scenes video teasing the upcoming sixth season. Caitriona noted the “new things” of season 6 include “the fisherfolk, the Christie family.” Sam added, “The Christie family are kind of a blast from Jamie’s past as well.” Richard hinted at “lots of new characters, lots of new relationships. Lots of potential drama. It’s what Outlander does so well.”
Caitriona also said that everyone’s beginning to “find their feet” but “some are still struggling.” Sam noted that the theme of the season is “there’s a lot more turmoil here.” Caitriona posted a sweet behind-the-scenes photo with Sam on the same day the video dropped. “Back on the ridge…!!” she captioned the photo.
Sam opened up about how season 6 filming was going in a March 2021 interview. “We started in January and it’s going well. Obviously, it’s been tough with COVID protocols, but also the weather in Scotland has been pretty horrendous,” he told the Daily Record. “The snow has been bad, but it feels like the spring is finally here, there is hope around the corner!”
Filming is set to wrap up the first week of June. “We are excited to get into the editing room to work on bringing the fans one step closer to reuniting with the family back on Fraser’s Ridge,” Outlander showrunner Matthew B. Roberts said in a statement. “Filming in 2021 has presented an unprecedented set of challenges which led us to the decision to truncate the season in order to bring the fans the most vibrant and dynamic season as soon as possible. Dinna fash, we will then film an extended season seven with 16 episodes next year as life returns to normalcy.”
Christina Davis, President of Original Programming for STARZ, added, “We are committed to telling the story fully with gripping and bold storylines in the upcoming eight-episode season that introduces viewers to new characters including Tom, Allan and Malva Christie (Mark Lewis-Jones, Alexander Vlahos, and Jessica Reynolds) who create tension on the Ridge. We can’t wait for viewers to see the exciting sixth season that reflects the STARZ #TakeTheLead initiative through unapologetic storytelling and powerful female characters.”
How Did Season 5 End?
Season 5 ended with Claire being kidnapped and brutally raped by Lionel Brown and his men. She was rescued by Jamie, Fergus, Ian, Roger, and others who killed Claire’s captors except for Lionel Brown. Claire was unable to kill Lionel Brown when he was lying on her surgical table, but Marsali did the deed and poisoned him.
Lionel Brown’s brother, Richard, vowed revenge on the Frasers after Lionel’s death. “And you did what you must. So will I… when the time comes,” he threatened. Wendigo Donner also turned out to be a time traveler like Claire. He told her that he wanted to return to his own time, and Claire revealed that she knew of a stone circle he could travel through.
Roger, Brianna, and Jemmy traveled through the stones, but they ended up back in the 18th century. They’re still in Fraser’s Ridge for the time being.
After the finale, Caitriona admitted it’s going to take time for Claire to fully deal with the horrifying assault she experienced. “She wants to be superwoman and to be able to say that this is not going to break her, but the whole point is that she doesn’t really have control,” Caitriona told Elle. “This is something that’s going to take her own patience and the patience and love of her family to get her through this.”
Shows Similar To ‘Outlander’
The Droughtlander’s been tough, no doubt. However, there are a number of shows to hold you over until Outlander season 6 premieres. Outlander stars Sam and Graham McTavish teamed up for a new travel series called Men in Kilts: A Roadtrip With Sam and Graham, which is now available on STARZ. The series features Sam and Graham exploring their homeland of Scotland — everything from food to sports to beer.
There are also plenty of period dramas to hold you over until Outlander season 6. The Spanish Princess is a STARZ series that explores Catherine of Aragon’s rise to power in England and her marriage to King Henry VIII. The Crown’s first 4 seasons are now available on Netflix. The most recent season, which featured Princess Diana, swept awards season.
Poldark was a Masterpiece on PBS series that aired from 2015 to 2019. The series starred Aidan Turner as Capt. Ross Poldark, a redcoat returning to Cornwall after the American Revolutionary War, only to find his father dead and his true love about to marry someone else. The show became a fan favorite among viewers and is now available to watch in its entirety on Amazon Prime Video.
Outlander is full of epic battle scenes and jaw-dropping moments, so if you’re into that, Game of Thrones would be good to watch if you haven’t yet. All 8 seasons are available to binge on HBO Max. Plus, it’ll get you ready for the upcoming Game of Thrones prequel, House of the Dragon.
Season 6 Cast
In addition to Sam, Caitriona, Richard, and Sophie, many of the other Outlander stars will be back. Lauren Lyle (Marsali), César Domboy (Fergus), John Bell (Young Ian), Caitlin O’Ryan (Lizzie), and Paul Gorman (Josiah and Kezzie Beardsley) have all been pictured on the season 6 set. New cast members will also be joining the show in season 6. We’re talking about the Christie family. Book readers will be very familiar with this family.
STARZ released the character descriptions for Tom Christie (Mark Lewis Jones), Allan Christie (Alexander Vlahos), and Malva Christie (Jessica Reynolds). Their characters were teased in three videos released on the Outlander Twitter account on March 19.
Last but *certainly* not least… meet Alexander Vlahos (@vlavla) AKA our Allan Christie. Son to Tom and brother to Malva, Allan is highly protective of his family as they settle into this new environment. #Outlanderpic.twitter.com/7xMJPUtswB
Tom Christie is a “fellow Ardsmuir prisoner and devout Protestant who arrives on Fraser’s Ridge seeking a place to settle… though not without some tension.” Allan Christie is Tom’s son and Malva’s brother. Allan is “highly protective of his family as they settle into this new environment.”
Alexander teased that Allan has a “very dark history. But he’s also trying to find his way in the world. He’s come over to the settlers and to Fraser’s Ridge to try and take a claim of a little bit of his own manhood, I guess, trying to emulate his father, trying to follow in his father’s footsteps.”
Next, join me in giving the warmest of welcomes to @jesssreynolds_ who plays Malva Christie, Tom’s spirited daughter who is captivated by Claire’s work and modern thinking, getting her into trouble with her conservative father. #Outlanderpic.twitter.com/8cmmuofbN7
Malva is “Tom’s spirited daughter who is captivated by Claire’s work and modern thinking, getting her into trouble with her conservative father.” Jessica also notes in the behind-the-scenes video that Malva is “kind of in awe of Claire. I think when she gets to the Ridge she’s heard so much about Jamie and she expects him to kind of be the hero of her story, and then she sees the woman and she’s like, ‘Oh no, I’m more interested in that.’… We kind of start off with a very innocent, kind of eager to learn, she’s got the world in front of her, she thinks this is kind of her chance to blossom and become a woman potentially like Claire, and then lots of stuff gets in the way.”
HollywoodLife will keep you posted on all things Outlander season 6. The cast is keeping us fed until the premiere, and we’re thankful for that. The Droughtlander won’t last much longer!
Princess Love is unfazed by Ray J filing for divorce yet again. She also revealed he’s doing ‘great’ despite remaining hospitalized.
Princess Love, 37, has reacted to her husband Ray J, 40, taking action to officially end their marriage again. “[I’ve] never been better,” she told TMZ on October 8, while leaving LAX airport with her kids. It came two days after Ray J, who is currently in the midst of fighting pneumonia in hospital, filed for divorce for a third time. “He’s great,” Princess Love told the outlet. “He’s alive and well.”
As for whether the couple might rekindle their romance, she said, “I’m just focused on working right now and taking care of my kids. They’re my focus.” Before Ray J’s most recent filing, Princess had filed for divorce in May 2020. Nevertheless, the couple eventually got back together. After quarantining with their kids throughout the summer of 2020, Ray J went on to file for divorce in September but again, they committed to trying to make things work.
They moved to Florida with their kids, which is where Ray J is currently battling pneumonia in hospital. He and his manager, David Weintraub, both told TMZ via phone call that the singer was admitted to the hospital with breathing issues, and doctors placed him in the COVID wing assuming he had contracted the respiratory illness. “I thought it was over. I started praying and knew God is good so I just kept praying,” the TV personality told the outlet.
After testing negative for COVID five times, Ray J was moved out of the COVID wing and was treated for pneumonia. TMZ also reported that he was “getting oxygen but he still has difficulty breathing and talking” and is “asking people to pray for him.”
It comes just one month after her publicly denied rumors that he and ex-girlfriend Kim Kardashian have a second sex tape together. After Wack 100, Ray J’s former manager, said on a podcast that he had “more graphic footage” of Kim, Ray finally confirmed the speculation was untrue. “This ain’t cool – I been staying off the Raydar – Just staying focused and being humble and thankful for all the blessings I’m receiving. How can I show growth and maturity if this kinda of stuff keeps happening?” he wrote. “I’m a father now and my job is to be a great parent and put them first. This is not the message I want to send out – smh.”
Sam Asghari took to Instagram to share new video and pics of the sweet new pooch, which he called ‘the newest member of our family.’
Britney Spears, 39, has a new pet to know and love! The singer’s fiance SamAsghari, 27, shared the joyous news that he surprised her with a dog in an Instagram post on Oct. 8. The post included a video clip and two pics of the adorable pooch, including one of his paw on Sam’s hand, as the hunk played with him and pet him while wearing a green sleevess top and blue baseball cap.
“Surprised my fiancé with our newest member to the Family ❤️ Porsha #doberman #homesecurity, Sam captioned the post. Once it was shared, it didn’t take long for fans to respond with congratulatory messages that also compliment the gorgeous animal.
“So happy Britney has Sam in her life and now Porsha 💛💛💛, one fan wrote, referencing the new addition’s name. “So cute,” another wrote while others called Sam “a good guy” for giving the “Sometimes” crooner another thing to smile about.
In the video that had fans swooning, Sam also introduced Porsha to the world by saying a few words. “Her name is Porsha and she’s meant to unconditionally love you and is going to be trained to protect you from any motherf***** that comes around you with bad intentions,” he cheekily said as Britney filmed him.
Sam and Britney’s happy news about their new dog comes after she had some issues with her other two dogs. It turned out her housekeeper ended up taking the two dogs to the vet because she felt they were being neglected and Britney didn’t get them back until two weeks later.
In addition to her happy news about her new dog, Britney and Sam are still celebrating the news that her her dad Jamie has been suspended from her conservatorship. The lovebirds have been sharing posts that show how they’ve been spending some quality time since then, including a recent clip that had them indulging in desserts while aboard a private jet.
Teresa Giudice and Luis Ruelas are getting ready to move into their $3.35 million mansion in New Jersey.
Months after the couple purchased the seven-bedroom, seven-and-a-half-bathroom home, boxes were seen arriving to the newly-remodeled estate as the Real Housewives of New Jersey star, her boyfriend, and her builder and design team began documenting the move on Instagram.
On October 8, an insider told Page Six that Teresa and Luis’ home is a “Beverly Hills-style mansion in New Jersey” and is “absolutely breathtaking.”
“They paid significant attention to detail,” the insider continued, adding that the moving process is a “huge undertaking” for the RHONJ couple.
On Thursday, after boxes were dropped off at the estate, a couple of social media posts were shared, one of which said “it takes a village.”
Teresa and Luis, whose allegedly troubled past was a hot topic amid filming on RHONJ season 12, purchased the home in January as a “business investment” and two months later, in March, Teresa found a seller for her $2.2 million six-bedroom, five-and-a-half bathroom home in Montville.
“It’s hard for me to sell the house,” Teresa admitted on an episode of season 11. “[Joe Giudice] and I built the house together; we raised our four daughters in that home. [But] I am ready for a new beginning. I’m looking for a fresh start.”
Teresa finalized her divorce from Joe, the father of her four daughters, Gia, 20, Gabriella, 17, Milania, 15, and Audriana, 12, in September 2020 after 20 years of marriage. Two months later, Teresa went public with her romance with Luis, who is a dad of two sons.
According to a report from the Daily Mail, Teresa and Luis enlisted the help of the Fratantoni family, who own a design-build firm and an interior design branch, to update their 7,728-square-foot mansion, which boasts a home theater, an exercise facility, a rec room, a resort-style pool, and more.
Among the renovations were an update kitchen, with white countertops and black cabinetry, and new carpeting in the foyer.
In April of this year, while appearing on Watch What Happens Live, Teresa denied having plans to move in with Luis.
“Um, no — not at all,” Teresa responded. “It’s an investment property, so we’ll see where it goes from there.”
The Real Housewives of New Jersey season 12 began filming in June and wrapped in September. No word yet on an official premiere date for the new episodes.
Madonna took the stage at Ginny’s Supper Club in Harlem, NY for a Belvedere Vodka party where she performed some of her most iconic hits!
Madonna has no qualms about rocking a sexy outfit at 63. The legendary singer sported an ultra sexy black dress with a high slit for a midnight concert at a Belvedere Vodka event at Ginny’s Supper Club in Harlem, NY on Friday, Oct. 9. She paired the long-sleeved satin ensemble with a fishnet tight and platform shoe, adding a newsboy style cap at one point during the performance.
She looked incredible as she performed atop a piano and stage, selecting songs from her upcoming film Madame X along with tunes like “Like A Prayer” and “La Isla Bonita.” Musician Jon Batiste, 34, also took the stage with her, leading a “love riot” out onto the streets of the Harlem neighborhood! The jazz parade ended up at a local church near the iconic Apollo Theatre where she concluded with “Like A Prayer.”
Ahead of the performance, Madonna sipped a red Belvedere cocktail (dubbed ‘The Madame X’, consisting of Belvedere Vodka, pomegranate juice, lime juice, honey) as she wore a plunging, sheer black mini dress with a bustier style bra. Her glam was on point, too, with long blonde extensions and a dramatic bang, along with a fall-ready burgundy nail and matching lip.
Madonna’s daughter Lourdes Leon, 24, was amongst those in the intimate crowed, along with Steven Klein, Aquaria, Julia Fox, Gabe Ocasio-Cortez, and her Madame X directors Ricardo Gomes and SKNX.
The sexy performance comes hot off the heels of her eyebrow raising appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon where she sprawled across his desk in a cheeky bodysuit. “Artists are here to disturb the peace,” she proclaimed, quoting writer James Baldwin on Thursday, Oct. 7. Jimmy quickly took off his blazer to cover her, as Madonna retorted, “nobody’s going to see anything, my god.”
“I hope that I have disturbed not only your peace this afternoon but people’s peace while they watch the show, but I mean that in the best way,” Madonna also said.
Concert film Madame X, which takes fans behind-the-scenes of her 2019 show in Lisbon, Portugal, began streaming exclusively on Paramount+ on Friday, Oct. 8.
Saweetie is not letting false narratives about her live on the internet without setting a few things straight.
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In the world of social media, celebrities–and regular people–can be criticized and “canceled” online for things they said two weeks ago or two years ago. Now, Saweetie is feeling that very same wrath…but she’s not putting up with it.
An old livestream conversation between the rapper and Too $hort went viral this week, in which $hort talks about his affinity for mixed women. In the clip, the Bay Area artists talk about biracial or multiracial people, with Too $hort revealing that he hasn’t fallen in love with a woman that has not been mixed.
Too $hort spoke about mixed kids being pretty regardless of what their parents look like, and in response, Saweetie is seen laughing throughout the conversation. Once this resurfaced clip went viral, people condemned the rapper for her response.
Soon thereafter, though, Saweetie caught wind of the criticisms and uploaded the remainder of the video where she told the Bay Area legend that Black women are “beautiful on they own,” without having to be mixed with any other race.
In “disappointed, but not surprised,” news, the Justice Department is not filing federal civil rights charges against the Wisconsin officer who shot Jacob Blake, leaving him paralyzed from the waist down.
According to reports from the Chicago Sun-Times, after launching its own investigation into the incident, the DOJ announced on Friday, October 8 that it will not be pursuing charges against Kenosha Police Officer Rusten Sheskey, saying there was not enough evidence to prove he used excessive force or violated Blake’s civil rights.
“Accordingly, the review of this incident has been closed without a federal prosecution,” the Justice Department said in a news release.
Blake was shot multiple times on August 23, 2020 as he attempted to enter a vehicle with his young children. The officers were initially called to the scene over a domestic incident between two women, but, unsurprisingly, ended up targeting someone else. Sheskey tried to stop Blake from entering his car by pulling on his shirt, which is when Blake reportedly turned around and came toward the officer with a knife. He was shot seven times.
As previously reported, Sheskey was not charged by state prosecutors for the shooting. The officer told authorities that he used deadly force during the shooting because he was afraid Blake was trying to kidnap a child in his vehicle, but the children present were Blake’s biological kids.
Silk Sonic is finally giving us what we’ve been waiting for.
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Finally, just as all of us accepted that we should stop accepting the Silk Sonic album to drop sometime soon, Anderson .Paak and Bruno Mars announced they will release their debut studio album, An Evening with Silk Sonic, on November 12. Of course, the highly anticipated project will include their No. 1 hit “Leave the Door Open” and its follow-up single, “Skate.”
The fan-favorite duo surprised us all by announcing their new album release date on Friday, October 8, Bruno Mars’ 36th birthday.
“ALBUM DROPS NOVEMBER 12!!” Paak wrote in his Twitter announcement. “Now spam the comments with happy birthday wishes to my brother @BrunoMars.”
Though most folks in the music industry would avoid this very fate, .Paak and Mars’ new release date for An Evening With Silk Sonic now coincides with Taylor Swift’s next release, Red (Taylor’s Version).
“Got some news that I think you’re gonna like – My version of Red will be out a week earlier than scheduled (including the 4 disc vinyl) on November 12th !” she wrote on Twitter last week. “Can’t wait to celebrate the 13th with you and our new/old autumn heartbreak album.”
Swift recently moved her release date up from November 19, when many fans believe Adele will drop her highly-anticipated fourth album.
T-minus one hour month until An Evening With Silk Sonic.
Live from New York, it’s Saturday night! Season 47 of Saturday Night Live is well underway, and show runner Lorne Michaels has yet to disappoint with his choice of show hosts and musical guests. This week, Kim Kardashian, 40, is set to take the stage at Studio 8H alongside musical guest Halsey, 27.
The SKIMS founder follows season opener Owen Wilson, 52, who hosted on Oct. 2 with musical guest Kacey Musgraves, 33. Just like Kim, the Wedding Crashers star also made his hosting debut in season 47, chalking up the long wait to nerves. “I get really nervous with public speaking. I’ve never done any of those commencement addresses or Saturday Night Live just because I get too nervous,” he explained on a hike to friend Kevin Nealon in a YouTube video. Owen slayed it, and even had some help from his brothers Andrew, 57, and Luke, 50, during his opening monologue.
Learn more about this week’s show below.
Kim Kardashian Is Hosting ‘SNL’ For The 1st Time
After weeks of speculation, Kim was confirmed to be hosting the Oct. 9 show via SNL‘s official Twitter account on Sept. 22. The KKW Beauty founder will make history as SNL‘s first-ever reality star to serve as host on the long running NBC series.
Kim was rumored to be hosting the show after she was spotted enjoying a lunch with Lorne and her mom Kris Jenner, 65, at the Beverly Hills Hotel’s Polo Lounge back in August. Shortly after the meeting, HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY reported that the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star was “asked” to appear on SNL this season.
“Kim was asked to be a host for SNL…The desire is for Kim to host and potentially have some family members take part in skits or the opening monologue. If they can’t figure it out for the season debut, they still want her to do a hosting spot sometime during the season,” the insider told HL.
“OMFG no turning back now!!!! LOL,” Kim said via Twitter after the announcement was made, adding, “I’m hosting SNL!!!!!!”
Kim has been fodder for SNL humor in the past; notably impersonated by former cast member Nasim Pedrad a whopping 13 times between 2009 and 2014. Nicki Minaj also delivered her take on Kim in a Dec. 2014 episode when she was musical guest.
In the days leading up to the big show, Kim has turned heads in some seriously stylish outfits heading to and from rehearsals. The Armenian beauty stayed with her Balenciaga kick, sporting a silver tinsel coat over a tight black catsuit (including the pant-leggings she has worn several times, including to the Met Gala) for one outfit on Oct. 5. She bundled up in a puffy jacket for another, adding a dash of color with a bright pink suit on Oct. 7. Her sisters have yet to pop-up at the studio, however, her close friends Stephanie Shepherd and Tracy Romulus have been spotted with her daily.
Notably, Kim’s hosting debut comes amid her split from husband Kanye West, 44. The makeup mogul and Yeezy designer tied the knot back in 2014, snd share four kids together: North, 8, Saint, 5, Chicago, 3, and Psalm, 2. Kim filed for divorce from Kanye in Feb. 2021 citing irreconcilable differences. Recently, she has shown support for Kanye’s 10th album Donda: Kim was present for two back-to-back listening parties in Atlanta, curiously wearing a wedding dress for the third in his native of Chicago.
The appearance also comes hot off the heels of Kim and her family shooting their new reality series for Disney-owned streamer Hulu. The KarJenner clan wrapped their long running E! series Keeping Up With The Kardashiansafter 20 seasons earlier this year.
The ‘SNL’ Musical Guest Tonight Is Halsey
Halsey returns to Studio 8H for the fifth time on Oct. 9. The appearance comes just five weeks after the release of her latest album If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power. The project includes her last two singles, “I Am Not a Woman, I’m a God” — which was produced by Nine Inch Nails members Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross — as well as track “You Asked for This.”
The album is accompanied by a new documentary of the same name, set to begin streaming on HBO Max starting on Oct. 7. “I’ve always wanted to make that kind of a record that was unapologetic and just didn’t care about chart success or trends or whatever,” Halsey, née Ashley Nicolette Frangipane, said on Australian radio show triple j Breakfast in August, describing the albums theme as “the joys and horrors of pregnancy and childbirth.” The New Jersey native gave birth to her first child Ender Ridley with partner Alev Aydin on July 14.
“5th times the…charm? See you sooooon,” Halsey posted via social media after the announcement.
Halsey last appeared on SNL in Jan. 2020 when she performed “You Should Be Sad” and “Finally // Beautiful Stranger.” Her first-ever appearance on the series was in Jan. 2018 when she performed her breakout single “Him & I” with G-Eazy. She one again appeared in Feb. 2019 when she pulled double duty as both host and musical guest.
What Time Is ‘SNL’ On?
Saturday Night Live airs at 11:35 p.m. PST/EST and 9:30 p.m. MT on local NBC affiliates. The series can also be streamed live on the Peacock app.
Lauren also shared a sweet tribute to mark the end of her one year run. “What an incredible year spent with incredible people. I will always be so grateful,” the comedian began. “Cheers to all the cast members past, present, & future…so proud to be/have been a part of this amazing family. These three letters will always bring joy to my heart… SNL, I love you,” she also said.
A source tells HollywoodLife exclusively that Kate McKinnon will still remain an integral part of ‘Saturday Night Live’ as she films her upcoming ‘Tiger King’ series.
As Kate McKinnon continues to film her upcoming Tiger King series with Peacock, her colleagues at Saturday Night Live have had no problems accommodating her new work schedule. With SNL creator Lorne Michaels’ desire to have as much of the remaining cast on the current Season 47, a source has revealed to HollywoodLife exclusively that Kate, 37, will remain an integral part of the series despite her part-time status.
“SNL that has Kate McKinnon is just a better SNL,” our source said. “Lorne was really interested in bringing her back because she is such a powerhouse. Right now, she is working very hard to bring her Tiger King project to air as she is playing Carole Baskin and producing the show, so her attention has been focused on making that the best it can possibly be.”
With both projects demanding so much of the Emmy winner’s time, there’s just no feasible way she could appear on the NBC sketch comedy on a regular basis, resulting in some much needed compromises. “There has been an understanding and concessions made that when Kate can help with SNL, she will,” the source added. “A part time Kate is better than no Kate at all.”
The source added that the cast and crew are “being as accommodating as possible for this all to work out,” because “everyone loves” Kate. “She deserves to get this treatment and it’s working out for all involved,” the insider said. The part-time arrangement comes after initial speculative reports about the SNL veteran potentially not returning at all.
While Kate and other longtime cast, including Cecily Strong and Aidy Bryant, had been rumored to depart after the 45th season, it was another show favorite, Beck Bennett, to announce his departure. He announced his exit on September 27, thanking the series for “8 years of remarkable people and incredible experiences that completely changed my life.”
Featured cast member Lauren Holt also departed the series. Meanwhile, breakout featured players Bowen Yang and Chloe Fineman were promoted to regular cast members this season. Season 47 also welcomed three new featured players, Aristotle Athari, James Austin Johnson, and Sarah Sherman. The next episode of SNL will air on October 9 with host Kim Kardashian and musical guest Halsey.