breaking news

NEW DETAILS: Armed runner stopped sex assault on trails near Rainey Street, records show

Alec Baldwin to host 'Saturday Night Live'


Alec Baldwin is scheduled to host to "Saturday Night Live" on Feb. 11 amid his ongoing battle with President Donald Trump.

>> Read more trending stories

Ed Sheeran will appear as the night's musical guest.

Baldwin, who has played the president multiple times in the run-up to and since the election, will host the show for the 17th time. He holds the record for the most times hosting the sketch comedy hour, trailed by comedian Steve Martin, who has hosted 15 shows, and actor John Goodman, who has hosted 13 episodes.

>> Related: Trump blasts 'Saturday Night Live,' Alec Baldwin on Twitter – again

Baldwin has frequently been the target of attacks by Trump, who has criticized the actor for his portrayal of the business mogul-turned-politician.

President-elect Donald Trump only wants to talk about what is really important in this country. #SNL pic.twitter.com/1rSIJydIIJ

— Saturday Night Live (@nbcsnl) January 15, 2017

In an early morning tweet on Dec. 3, Trump called "Saturday Night Live," "totally biased" and "unwatchable" after Baldwin portrayed him as too preoccupied with Twitter to pay attention to a security briefing.

*retweets* #SNL pic.twitter.com/SmNcJ09mWa

— Saturday Night Live (@nbcsnl) December 4, 2016

"The Baldwin impersonation just can't get any worse," Trump wrote. "Sad."

Just tried watching Saturday Night Live - unwatchable! Totally biased, not funny and the Baldwin impersonation just can't get any worse. Sad

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 4, 2016

Baldwin responded on an account dedicated to his Alec Baldwin Foundation.

"Release your tax returns and I'll stop," he wrote.

...@realDonaldTrump

Release your tax returns and I'll stop.
Ha

— ABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) December 4, 2016


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Austin360

You can take a tour of the medieval South Austin home fit for a king
You can take a tour of the medieval South Austin home fit for a king

Remember that really cool medieval mansion in South Austin that straight up looks like something out of a “Game of Thrones” episode?  Yeah, the one with custom stained glass, a royal purple dining room and secret gardens around every corner. Well, you can now get a look inside the multi-million-dollar home without shelling out...
Little Big Town tour with Kacey Musgraves, Midland coming to Austin
Little Big Town tour with Kacey Musgraves, Midland coming to Austin

Country music superstars Little Big Town are set to hit the road next year and a February 9 show at the Frank Erwin Center is the second stop on “The Breakers” tour. Kacey Musgraves and Midland will be along for the ride. Little Big Town returns to Austin for Saturday’s iHeartRadio Country Festival at the Erwin Center...
Festival guide: Food, fun, music and more in Central Texas this fall
Festival guide: Food, fun, music and more in Central Texas this fall

Well, we survived another long, hot summer (with a couple of very wet days there near the end). Fall brings a bevy of festivals to Central Texas. Whether you’re looking for live music, fabulous food or just a place to take the family for weekend fun, we’ve got you covered. Are we missing one? Email cgonzales@statesman.com and we’ll...
Boxed cake mix sweetens life in far-flung regions of Alaska 
Boxed cake mix sweetens life in far-flung regions of Alaska 

In a modest boardinghouse on an Alaskan island just 30 miles across the sea from Russia, a handwritten order form hangs on the refrigerator. There are photos of cakes a few women in this village can make for you: rectangles of yellow cake and devil’s food enrobed in buttercream, with local nicknames piped out in pink. “Happy Birthday Bop-Bop...
Food safety first 

So many families have been affected by Harvey and Irma, and unfortunately, the hurricane season isn't over yet. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and foodsafety.gov offer guidance on food safety issues after a hurricane or flooding, as detailed below. The first order of business in cleaning up after a disaster is to assess all food and equipment...
More Stories