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Stars Banned From 'Saturday Night Live'

Adrien Brody red carpet in suit

1. Adrien Brody

Adrien Brody hosted the show in 2003, and when he was introducing Sean Paul, he went off-script with an improvised Jamaican accent. He also wore a dreadlock wig. Lorne Michaels reportedly was unhappy with the improvised intro to the reggae singer’s performance.

2. Sinead O’Connor

In what is perhaps the most well-known case of an artist being banned from the show, Sinead O’Connor performed in October of 1992. During the performance, she ripped a photo of Pope John Paul II in half while singing Bob Marley‘s “War.” (According to later interviews, she held up a photo of a starving child in interviews.) Joe Pesci would later address the incident a week later in his monologue, and re-runs of the show included her rehearsal footage.

“I think it was really important and artistic…for an Irish female Catholic survivor of child abuse, to have made such an artistic and spiritual gesture really was very important,” she later told WSJ.

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