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Drake as Lil Wayne as Steve Urkel

The first Saturday Night Live episode of 2014 aired last night (1/18) with Drake as the host and musical guest. He acted in most of the sketches, including "Hip Hop Classics Before They Were Stars" where he impersonated Lil Wayne as Steve Urkel on "Family Matters" and Jay Z on "Mr. Wizard." That same sketch also had Kenan Thompson playing Rick Ross as the red Teletubby. Drake also did a sketch re-enacting his Bar Mitzvah and "Resolution Revolution" where he rapped about (and then broke) new year's resolutions to stop drinking and smoking, and then did Cosplay dressed as a wizard for the "no more Cosplay" resolution. He was in a few other sketches too, including impersonations of A-Rod and Katt Williams, all of which can be watched in the full episode video below.

For Drake's musical performance, he did "Started From the Bottom" into "Trophies" and a stripped down version of "Hold On We're Going Home" into "From Time," the latter of which featured an appearance by Jhene Aiko who also sings on the album version of the song and sang with him at his recent Barclays Center show. Videos of those performances are below too.

In addition to all the Drake stuff, the episode also marked the debut of new cast member Sasheer Zamata, SNL's first African American female cast member since 2007, when Maya Rudolph left the show. It was also the first episode that SNL's two new female African American writers, LaKendra Tookes and Leslie Jones, contributed to.

Videos below...

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photos by Chris La Putt

King Hippo come to life - Saturday @ NY Comic Con
NY Comic Con 2012 in pictures

and just in time for tonight's Walking Dead premiere...

NY Comic Con 2012 in pictures

More pictures from this weekend's New York Comic Con at the Javits Center, below...

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photos by Chris La Putt

Sakura Masturi - Cherry Blossom Festival 2011 - Brooklyn Botanical Garden
Sakura Masturi - Cherry Blossom Festival 2011 - Brooklyn Botanical Garden

"Hello Spring. Hello, all you gorgeous pink blossoms. And hello, crowds.

I'll admit, I can't remember if we ever went to the Cherry Blossom Festival at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden before (that's what happens when you get old, you know. You start forgetting stuff). I also think this to be true because I would think that I'd remember all the Cosplay dress up action, you know? Can someone tell me when this all started? I don't really get the connection between the two, other than the festival being a celebration of Japanese culture, so hey, let's dress up as anime and manga characters and walk around the gardens yielding larger than life cardboard samurai swords. Whatevs. It was cool." [sweetfineday]

A set of pictures from some of Saturday's action (the festival also happened on Sunday) are in this post. They continue below...

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