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[02/01/11 - 12:05 PM]
Host Russell Brand and Musical Guest Chris Brown Make "SNL" Debuts on February 12
Brand will lend his voice to the upcoming animated feature "Hop" due out April 1st, and will also star in the remake of "Arthur" alongside Helen Mirren on April 8.

[via press release from NBC]

HOST RUSSELL BRAND AND MUSICAL GUEST CHRIS BROWN MAKE SNL DEBUTS ON FEBRUARY 12

New York, NY - February 1, 2011 - Comedian Russell Brand and musical guest Chris Brown will make their debut appearances on "Saturday Night Live" for the February 12 show.

Russell Brand, taking his first turn as SNL host, will lend his voice to the upcoming animated feature "Hop" due out April 1st, and will also star in the remake of "Arthur" alongside Helen Mirren on April 8th. Brand shot to fame in the Judd Apatow box office hit, "Forgetting Sarah Marshall," and has also appeared in "Bedtime Stories" with Adam Sandler and Keri Russell, and "Get Him To The Greek" with Jonah Hill.

Grammy nominated and multi-platinum recording artist Chris Brown will also make his first appearance as musical guest. Brown�s single, "No BS" has currently held the top spot on the Urban Mainstream radio airplay chart for two consecutive weeks. His other single, "Yeah 3X" is also enjoying success in the Top 5 on the Mainstream Top 40 and Rhythmic radio airplay charts, while his newest single "Look At Me Now" featuring Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes is already climbing the charts. Brown�s fourth album "F.A.M.E." is due out March 22nd.

"Saturday Night Live" is produced in association with Broadway Video. The creator and executive producer is Lorne Michaels.





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