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The 18-year-old singer/actress is slated to host "Saturday Night Live" for the first time on March 5, People.com has confirmed. Unlike some previous genre-spanning celebs who have hosted the sketch-comedy show such as Justin Timberlake and Jennifer Lopez, though, Cyrus won't pull double duty as the evening's musical guest. There's no word yet on who will provide the musical entertainment on the episode.
The teenage phenom has been something of a fixture on "SNL" over the past season, with new castmember Vanessa Bayer's dead-on impersonation of the "Hannah Montana" star in the sketch "The Miley Cyrus Show" seen semi-regularly on the late-night program.
In it, Bayer — joined by Jason Sudeikis as her overly eager dad, Billy Ray Cyrus — portrays Miley as she interviews other celebrities while often interjecting her own stories and expressing that everything is, well, "pretty cool."
Cyrus — who has two upcoming comedy films, "So Undercover" and "LOL," in the works — has also been the butt of some jokes because of her now-infamous bong/salvia-smoking moment, which was all caught on tape and posted online in December 2010.
The teen sensation has since addressed the incident, admitting in a recent Marie Claire cover story, "For me it was a bad decision, because of my fans and because of what I stand for."
In addition to the "SNL" hosting gig in three weeks, Cyrus will appear at Sunday night's Grammy Awards as a presenter.
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