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Melissa McCarthy Hosts an Uproarious SNL, Plus Peter Dinklage! (VIDEO)

Thompson on Hollywood By Maggie Lange | Thompson on Hollywood April 7, 2013 at 9:42PM

Melissa McCarthy displayed her range during her hosting gig at Saturday Night Live (clips below). She began her second turn hosting the show with a welcome and rare dose of old-school physical humor in her klutzy monologue.
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Melissa McCarthy

Melissa McCarthy displayed her range during her hosting gig at Saturday Night Live (clips below). She began her second turn hosting the show with a welcome and rare dose of old-school physical humor in her klutzy opening monologue.

While McCarthy held her own during a send-up of "The Voice," the cast-members playing Voice judges stole the skit. In order of the most hilarious misplaced enthusiasm: Usher (Jay Pharoah), Shakira (Kate McKinnon), Adam Levine (Bill Hader), and Blake Shelton (Jason Sudeikis), with a surprise appearance from Cee-Lo (Kenan Thompson). 

Best cameo: Peter Dinklage--as Peter Drunklage, a goateed grouch--joined Drunk Uncle (Bobby Moynihan) on Weekend Update to discuss the next generation. Clips below. 

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.