Kerry Washington, Eminem Coming to ‘SNL’ Nov. 2

Kerry Washington, Eminem Coming to 'SNL' Nov. 2

“Scandal” star makes hosting debut

“Scandal” star Kerry Washington will host “Saturday Night Live” with musical guest Eminem on Nov. 2.

Their appearances will come a week after previously announced host Edward Norton and musical guest Janelle Monáe. Both will be making their first appearances on the show with the Oct. 26 episode.

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Though Eminem has appeared as a musical guest five times before, this is also Washington's hosting debut.

Washington brings an African-American female voice to the show at a time it is again being criticized for a lack of diversity. In an interview with TVGuide.com Monday, cast member Kenan Thompson said no black female comedians have been “ready” recently.

“It's just a tough part of the business,” Thompson said. “Like in auditions, they just never find ones that are ready.”