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Conan O’Brien, Tom Hanks, Drew Barrymore, Danny DeVito chat favorite #snl hosting moments

Over its 40-year run, Lorne Michaels’ brainchild Saturday Night Live has seen a lot of writers, hosts, castmembers and musical acts pass through Studio 8H. For its SNL reunion issue, The Hollywood Reporter rounded up some of these personalities and asked them to share memories from their time on the late-night sketch-comedy show.

Former staff writers J.B. Smoove and Conan O’Brien talked about the anxiety of pitching sketches, while Sarah Silverman recounted her first meeting with her fellow writers: “I was introduced to the other three kids that were my age and they thought I was a typist.”

Former writer Rosie Shuster recalled how she used to get into trouble.

Having all hosted five times or more, Christopher Walken, Tom Hanks, Danny DeVito and Drew Barrymore talked about their experiences doing the live television show.

“I always bring ideas, they always say they like them, and then they never make them,” said fellow five-timer Ben Affleck. The Gone Girl actor also remembered the anxiety he felt the first time he hosted, saying, “All of a sudden I am thinking to myself that this is actually live. … If I have a nervous breakdown it’s like, that’s it, I’m finished.”

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Drew Barrymore talks motherhood, acting less… and desk job ‘fantasy’

This morning Drew was interviewed on the Today show by Savannah Guthrie.

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From flower child to CEO of Flower, her very own beauty brand, Drew Barrymore has had quite the career evolution since her days as the adorably pigtailed little sister from “E.T.”

These days, the mother of 2-year-old Olive and 6-month-old Frankie is spending less time reading scripts and more time in a lab coat, as she juggles parenthood and her ever-growing makeup business. Here’s what she revealed when she sat down with fellow new mom, TODAY’s Savannah Guthrie, to talk business and babies.

1. On how her turbulent childhood shaped her ‘very traditional’ parenting style

“I had a very untraditional upbringing, so I looked at it from afar and just thought, ‘Well that’s the exact opposite of how I’d want to raise my kids.’ But it doesn’t make me bummed out that I didn’t have parents. It’s like, thank God that I didn’t because maybe I wouldn’t be this aggressively excited about tradition and values and Christmas cards and Halloween costumes… and being so present.”

2. On her next career move

“I think I will act less and less…I find the hours at this point in my life too difficult with kids,” she says. “It’s hard to be present when you wake up before them and come home after they’ve gone to bed. That’s just not the way I want to have this journey with my kids at this point in their life. But maybe when they’re older, I will feel differently.”

3. She’s actually really jealous of your job

“I would love to be a CEO! I’ve always had that desk fantasy and normal office job.”

4. Why she’s glad to be turning 40

“I’m so relieved to be 40. I’ve already started saying I’m 40 and my husband’s like, ‘Honey, you’re still 39. Why are you saying you’re 40?’… I’m just so excited! It feels good. It feels right.”

5. What she’d say to her 20-year-old self

“I don’t think she would have listened. Unfortunately I know that I’d be wasting my breath.”

6. On her basic beauty philosophy

“I just think that every woman, naked in her closet, has the things that she’s liking and battling with … It’s like when I go and try on clothes in a dressing room, I try to be excited about the things that are looking good, as opposed to that pile that really made me feel horrible … And you appreciate every moment, ’cause it’s only gonna sag more. So let’s appreciate today and be brave.”

7. What makeup item she’d bring to a desert island

“It was Skincognito, our foundation stick, but now it’s the DB Highlighter Roller Ball. I’m obsessed. I love things that are, in one, able to cover blue and red and brown and purple. Because that’s the colors you have on your face. I have blue eyes, or purple blue, I have red capillaries, I have brown sun damage. And then you get the odd spot that’s bright red; I need something that can cover all those colors.”

8. Will she have more kids?

“I’m open-minded about it. We’re really happy with where we are … So I think if we got pregnant we’d be the happiest people on Earth, and then we’d just feel even luckier. I think we’d also be completely content to stay right where we are.”

9. On what motivates her

“I have no idea! It’s the weirdest thing. I think it’s just a mind that always is working and, instead of shutting it down, I embrace it.”

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Drew got Challenged in the The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Drew & Chris Miller both got challenged and decided to do their Ice Bucket Challenge together!

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Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore quiz each other

As all know Drew & Adam are good friends! So USA Today had the two friends quiz each other!

NEW YORK – Put two famous people in a very small, somewhat claustrophobic room together after giving them a lengthy homework assignment, and something strangely magical happens.

You learn that Drew Barrymore would love to remake Five Easy Pieces, and play the Jack Nicholson part – although she’d never actually do it because really, why mess with perfection? And that Adam Sandler knew he’d nailed a joke as a kid when he’d see his dad’s belly rolling with laughter.

While in the throes of promoting Blended, their third film together, Sandler and Barrymore sat down for a midday chat. Their film brings them together on screen, as two single parents who somehow find one another, as parents in romantic capers tend to do. And each brought questions to ask the other.

“I have questions for you, Drew. You better get them right,” announces the ordinarily press-shy Sandler.

“It’s called preparation,” he says.

Their new project is a reflection of where both actors are in real life; both are married with young daughters. “I feel capable and happy and strong. What really plays the biggest part in this is one, I’m with a really safe group of people. So that’s everything. I feel supported. Everyone is happy and good to each other. This is family. And also, my kids are healthy. That’s most important,” says Barrymore, whose daughter Olive is almost 2 and Frankie arrived on April 22.

Their careers have gone in different directions. Sandler became his own industry, releasing comedies that generate dollars, if not critical accolades. Even sitting down for this interview is a stretch for Sandler, who hasn’t done print in roughly two decades. Why? He doesn’t need to glad-hand the media, because his films make bank on their own. Case in point: 2013’s Grown Ups 2, not exactly on anyone’s top ten list, grossed $133.7 million domestically. And Sandler’s estimated lifetime box office gross according to BoxofficeMojo.com: $2.3 billion.

And Barrymore has veered away from moviemaking largely in favor of running her makeup company, Flower, and starting a family with her third husband, art consultant Will Kopelman. But here they are, Sandler on his Apple laptop, Barrymore holding an old-school list of questions on paper. So, go.

On comedy:

Barrymore: “When did you first make someone laugh as a kid? Who was it and when was it?”

Sandler: “Let’s see. I don’t remember the first one. I believe I was always trying to make my father laugh. It was the most important thing in my life as a child, making sure pops was happy. If Stan liked it, the whole house was happy. When my father laughed, he had a big hearty laugh, and it was just – it felt good, felt good. That was the man I wanted to see smile the most.”

Barrymore: “Do you have a particular memory, being in your pajamas, doing a bit for him?”

Sandler: “I know that we had a bunch of different hats in the house. I would run down the hallway and throw on a different hat and try and do an impression of somebody, or an accent, anything to make the man happy. My father was usually laying in his bed in his underwear. If he was laughing, I’d see his belly shaking.”

Barrymore: “The belly meter.”

Sandler: “The belly meter, exactly. If it was shaking for more than 20 seconds, we knew we had a good bit going.”

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Drew Barrymore Feels “Awkward” Doing Romantic Scenes With Pal Adam Sandler, Says Adam Sandler!

E!Online spoke with Adam about working with Drew as he insists that he scares Drew off!

Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler’s new film Blended is the third film that the actors have starred in together playing love interests (they’ve also costarred in The Wedding Singer and 50 First Dates).

So are Sandler or Barrymore getting tired of working together?

“She wouldn’t want it every day, so I have to give her a pass every four or five years,” Sandler joked to us exclusively at last night’s Blended premiere in Hollywood. “And then I jump in and remind her of why she moved on.”

As for having to repeatedly romance a longtime friend onscreen, Sandler says, yes, it does get awkward.

“Absolutely, for Drew every time,” he laughed. “It’s been awkward when we were strangers for her. But I keep saying, ‘They paid you, buddy, get in here.'” LOL!

Meanwhile, at last night’s premiere, Barrymore gushed about her 1-month-old daughter, Frankie, and her 20-month-old daughter, Olive. “The girls are happy and healthy and I’m just so lucky right now,” she said. “It’s insane.”

As for her recent family photo shoot, Barrymore said, “It was ridiculous. We are like anything but the perfect family. It was like, ‘Oh my god, this is nuts! I hope we get a picture, but if we don’t, who cares?’ But it was great.”

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