It was recently announced that the boy band ‘NSYNC will be at Saturday Night Live’s 40th Anniversary show. The band revealed the news on social media. “Together again… Gee, it’s good to be together again #SNL40,” ‘NSYNC tweeted. The last time the boy band performed together was at MTV‘s 2013 Video Music Awards. Justin Timberlake was honored as the recipient of the Michael Jackson Vanguard Award, and the rest of the ‘NSYNC members (JC Chasez, Lance Bass, Joey Fatone, and Chris Kirkpatrick) joined Timberlake onstage. There is no information regarding whether the boy band will perform or not; the SNL show producers have not revealed which musical guests will perform on the anniversary special. Saturday Night Live producers released the entire list of musical guests which include Taylor Swift, 50 Cent, Arcade Fire, Jack White, Backstreet Boys, Paul Simon, and more.
Besides the musical guests, a host of other celebrities will also be at the show, including past cast members. Some of the expected guests include Eddie Murphy, Betty White, Chevy Chase, Derek Jeter, Tina Fey, Jerry Seinfeld, Will Ferrell, Tom Hanks, Dan Aykroyd, Amy Poehler, and many more. Out of all of the guests for Saturday Night’s 40th Anniversary show, Eddie Murphy is probably the biggest surprise on the list. The actor-comedian hasn’t made an appearance on the show since he left SNL in 1984. During his interview with NewsOne, Murphy said that he never went back to the show due to scheduling conflicts, however he later told Rolling Stone magazine a different story.
Murphy admitted to Rolling Stone that he held some animosity towards Saturday Night Live. “They were shitty to me on Saturday Night Live a couple of times after I’d left the show,” he told the magazine, and apparently one SNL skit in particular really angered him. SNL cast member David Spade performed a sketch in which he held up a picture of Eddie Murphy and said, “look children, a falling star.” Murphy said he was mad at Spade and SNL producers for the personal attack, though the comedian also said he was probably more mad at the producers because they allowed Spade to do the sketch. In the end, he decided it was finally time to bury the hatchet with David Spade and Saturday Night Live; the 40th anniversary special will air tonight at 8pm (Eastern standard time) on NBC.