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Ryan Gosling Jay-Z will headline 'Saturday Night Live' season opener

Saturday Night Live Returns Sept. 30 With Host Ryan Gosling AP Images Ryan Gosling left and Jay Z
Lamar Ellis | 26 August, 2017, 02:11

And the show's musical guest will be none other than rap icon JAY-Z.

Hosted by Ryan Gosling, the season premiere is slated to air on September 30.

SNL announced the news on Instagram, sharing a photo of the night's lineup tacked onto a cork board.

To help with the night's festivities, actor Ryan Gosling has signed on to host.

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The Russian Foreign Ministry on Wednesday confirmed reports about the death of Russia's Ambassador to Sudan Mirgayas Shirinsky. Less than a month earlier, the Russian ambassador to India, 67-year-old Alexander Kadakin, died after a short illness.

Jay, 47, has quite the storied relationship with the show as he has been the musical guest three previous times in 2000, 2002, and 2017. He also joined Beyoncé for "Crazy in Love" in 2003 and Justin Timberlake for "Suit & Tie" in 2013.

Gosling's appearance lines up with the October 6 release of Blade Runner 2049, which he stars in with Harrison Ford, while JAY-Z's most recent album, 4:44, dropped on June 30. No word yet if they will be doing the same this season.

The announcement was made during last night's "Weekend Update: Summer Edition".

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