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Justin Timberlake to Host ‘SNL’ Season Finale

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Justin Timberlake is ready to flex his live acting chops. The entertainer has reportedly been tapped to host the season finale of ‘Saturday Night Live’ on May 21, according to a tweet from the official ‘SNL’ Twitter account. Though the tweet was quickly deleted, the message was in response to a fan asking who would serve as master of ceremonies during Season 36’s last episode.

“I didn’t realize that @nbcSNL isn’t back until May 7th!!! What am I going to do!? Is Tina Fey the season finale!”‘ the fan wrote. “Nope! We have Timberlake after that,” responded a rep using the ‘SNL’ Twitter page.

This marks the first time that Timberlake has hosted ‘SNL’ since May 9, 2009. His past appearances have been wildly popular thanks to his viral videos for ‘Dick in a Box’ and ‘Motherlover,’ earning a Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series in 2009. He made his first hosting appearance in 2003, and also served as musical guest, reprising his hosting duties two more times since then.

Timberlake has been focusing more on his acting career since the release of his 2006 sophomore album, ‘FutureSex/LoveSounds.’ He will next be seen in the raunchy comedy ‘Bad Teacher,’ co-starring ex-girlfriend Cameron Diaz. The film lands in theaters on June 24.

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