Christina Applegate Will Play An Iconic Rocker On This Weekend’s ‘SNL’ — EXCLUSIVE VIDEO 


ALTJenna Maroney would be so jealous. Not only is another immensely talented blonde beauty going to be hitting the stage on live television in Rockefeller Center this weekend, but she’ll get to play Janis Joplin, too. And she presumably won’t even have to call her Jackie Jormp-Jomp either. Playing Joplin for a sketch was one of the details that Christina Applegate — who is returning to host Saturday Night Live for the first time in 19 years — revealed during a chat with

In addition to sharing that exciting tidbit that she’ll be playing the iconic rocker during this weekend’s brand-new episode (which will feature musical guests Passion Pit), the Up All Night star also talked about her respect and admiration for SNL‘s showrunner and creator Lorne Michaels and how the show has remained a “well-oiled machine” even after all these years. Somewhere, Liz Lemon is weeping that she didn’t snag Christina Applegate for TGS
Check out our exclusive look at the video featuring this weekend’s host Applegate, who talks more about why she’s not only thrilled to be back at SNL, but in New York City, as well. Watch: 

Are you excited to see Christina Applegate host SNL this weekend? What else do you think she’ll play in sketches? Post in the comments section below. 


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Staff editor Aly Semigran is a New York City native who grew up in Philadelphia and spent the better part of her youth trying to figure out what the Philly Phanatic was (an anteater?), quoting 'The Simpsons,' and learning all about movies from her dad. After graduating from Temple University, where she studied journalism, she moved back to NYC and began her career as a freelance entertainment journalist. Her work has been published in Entertainment Weekly, Maxim, Philadelphia Weekly, Philadelphia City Paper,, and She is thrilled to be a part of the team and she is still quoting 'The Simpsons.' ('I'm Idaho!')