Lindsay Lohan's taking her music career to the next level on SNL tonight -- TMZ has learned, the actress plans to SING the majority of her opening monologue on the sketch show.
Sources tell TMZ, nothing's off the table either -- Lindsay will poke fun at all the recent mishaps in her life ... arrests, endless court dates, necklace-stealing sagas, jail, morgue duty ... the list goes on.
But Lindsay won't be alone on stage -- we're told several cast members will join her in chorus.
Sources tell us, Lindsay wants to show the world she doesn't take herself as seriously as people think -- and actually has a sense of humor about the legal troubles that have plagued her the last few years.
We're told Lindsay has also extended several personal invites to famous friends to join her on the show -- and they unanimously accepted. No word yet on who the surprise guests might be.
Bottom line ... Lindsay knows there's a lot riding on tonight's performance -- so she's determined to make it one for the ages, practicing non-stop all week long.
Speaking of singing -- let's all take a moment to remember Lindsay's foray into pop music ...
I'll Joke About ANYTHING
on 'Saturday Night Live'
2/27/2012 4:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Lindsay Lohan has been the butt of jokes on "Saturday Night Live" for years, but TMZ has learned that this coming Saturday ... the LiLo jokes will be made by Lindsay herself.
As TMZ first reported, Lindsay has been dying to do "SNL" as a way to re-establish her career and reached out to Lorne Michaels personally to make it happen.
According to our sources, Lindsay plans on using all the unpleasantness from the last few years as fodder for the show. We're told Lindsay has already told "SNL" that she is game for anything and nothing is off limits.
Our sources say Lindsay wants to show that she is "in on the joke" -- so expect to see references to any number of DUIs, alleged necklace thievery, jail stints, mug shots ... and on and on.
Doing 'SNL' Was My Idea
2/19/2012 12:31 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Lindsay Lohan was DYING to do "Saturday Night Live" again -- and kickstart her comeback -- so she reached out to Lorne Michaels herself to book the hosting gig ... TMZ has learned.
Sources close to Lindsay tell TMZ she has always felt the "SNL" executive producer has been very fatherly towards her throughout the years. We're told LiLo has always enjoyed doing the show, but was waiting for the right time to do it again.
So now that her community service is coming to an end, our sources say Lindsay called up Lorne and asked him to consider her for the show again. We're told they had multiple conversations and eventually settled on a date ... March 3.
According to our sources, Lindsay feels doing "SNL" again will remind people she's an actress ... not a defendant.
Lana Del Rey Wasn't THAT Bad
on 'Saturday Night Live'
1/17/2012 4:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
He added, "I also think people are making it about things other than the performance. If you read what people are saying about her online, it's all about her past and her family and stuff that's nobody else's business."
Daniel Radcliffe is coming to the defense of the singer he introduced on "Saturday Night Live" this weekend ... sorta.
Radcliffe was at the Bafta nominations ... when he was asked about Lana Del Rey -- who's been TRASHED by music critics and people with ears alike who suffered through her baffling performance on the show (below).
Radcliffe responded, "It was unfortunate that people seemed to turn on her so quickly."
Radcliffe concluded, "I don't think it warranted anywhere near that reaction."
I'm an 'American Treasure'
12/11/2011 4:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Alec Baldwin took even more unrelenting shots at American Airlines last night -- mocking his recent cell phone debacle on "Saturday Night Live" ... even referring to himself as an "American treasure."
Among the awesomeness ... Alec -- pretending to be the pilot of his ill-fated flight -- explained why he slammed the lavatory door so loudly during his alleged standoff with a flight attendant ... claiming, "Words with Friends" can be "frustrating."
Watch the clip.
Saturday Night Live's
Top 4 Cast Members EVER Are ...
12/3/2011 3:34 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
"Saturday Night Live" legend Chevy Chase believes four SNL cast members truly stand out as the best ever -- and one might shock you ... because rumor has it ... Chevy despises the man.
Here's another hint -- two are dead.
I'm Not Mad at 'SNL' Anymore
11/3/2011 4:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Good news boys and girls ... Mr. Robinson might actually return to the neighborhood.**
Eddie Murphy just told Ellen Degeneres he's finally gotten over his beef with "Saturday Night Live" ... the show that helped launch him into superstardom 25 years ago.
During the interview, Ellen asked, "Is there something going on that you have not been back for a while on SNL? Will you go back and host?"
Eddie replied, "Not anymore. Now, I’m cool. I would go back if it was the right stuff, situation."
When Ellen asked why Eddie had issues with the show, he didn't come all the way clean ... but explained, "It was couple ... Over the years ... they did little s**tty stuff where I was like, hey, f*ck y’all. I’m not trippin. It was years ago. I don’t have any bad blood with that show. And that show is such a big part of my past. I love being part of it. Yeah, I wanna go back."
It's long been rumored that Eddie's problem with "SNL" started with a sketch on David Spade's Hollywood Minute segment ... when a picture of Eddie appeared on screen and David said, "Look children, a falling star ... quick, make a wish!"
**For those too young to get the reference, check out Eddie's old Mr. Robinson's Neighborhood sketch (below) ... hilarious.
My Gay Jokes Were
6/10/2011 9:09 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Tracy Morgan just issued an apology for the homophobic "jokes" he told during a performance in Nashville last Friday -- saying he "went too far" and his act was "not funny in any context."
In the statement, which Morgan sent to several gay rights groups, the comic says, "I want to apologize to my fans and the gay & lesbian community for my choice of words at my recent stand-up act in Nashville."
"While I am an equal opportunity jokester, and my friends know what is in my heart, even in a comedy club this clearly went too far and was not funny in any context.
As TMZ previously reported, Morgan ignited a firestorm for the homophobic content in his act -- in which he said he would stab his son if he acted gay.
Back in Morgan's "Saturday Night Live" days, the actor starred in a sketch called" Homocil" -- in which he takes pills to "deal" with the fact that his son is gay.
Timberlake Targets Bieber in Unaired 'SNL' Sketch
5/25/2011 1:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Timberlake took aim at Justin Bieber during "SNL" rehearsals last week ... saying in an unaired sketch, "Why don't you put a wig on a chipmunk and tell it to act like a Black man!"
During the sketch -- in which JT plays Wolfgang Mozart -- Timberlake jokes about his pursuit of an acting career, his lack of accolades for "The Social Network" and public fascination with Bieber.
When JT's posse threatens to start hanging out with Bieber in the sketch, Timberlake drops the line -- "Why don't you put a wig on a chipmunk and tell it to act like a Black man!"
So far, Bieber has yet to tweet about the situation.
Justin Timberlake & Olivia Wilde Party Together
5/23/2011 9:30 AM PDT BY Johnny Lopez
Live from New York ... Lady Gaga Is NOT a Diva!
5/23/2011 6:35 AM PDT BY Johnny Lopez
She sang, she danced, she got in a 3 way with Justin Timberlake and Andy Samberg, but one thing we're told Lady Gaga didn't do on "Saturday Night Live" this weekend ... act like a diva.
Believe it or not, a source connected to the show tells us Gaga was very down to Earth from the second she arrived to the set to prep for the show.
We're told Gaga personally greeted everyone on the staff she worked with last year with a kiss ... hung out before and after rehearsals ... and even ate her lunch sitting on the floor while chatting up the crew.
Maybe she really was born this way.
Justin Timberlake on 'SNL' --
The Golden Rule
5/22/2011 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Timberlake & Samberg
New 'Mother Loverin' Photos!
5/20/2011 5:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
We told you Justin Timberlake and Andy Samberg were re-donning their awesome '90s R+B suits for another "D**k in a Box" type "SNL" skit in NYC yesterday ... and now TMZ has the pics!!!
Susan Sarandon and Patricia Clarkson were also on set -- sporting the kind of lingerie they wore back in the "Mother Lover" video back in 2009.
Timberlake is slated to host the show this weekend. Any other skits you're hoping he brings back???