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Russell Brand, Chris Brown for 'SNL'

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Russell Brand on the set of 'Arthur' in New York

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Russell Brand will make his hosting debut on Saturday Night Live this month.

NBC has announced that the Get Him To The Greek star will front the February 12 edition of the late-night sketch show. Chris Brown will also make his SNL debut as the musical guest for the same episode.

Confirming the news on his official Twitter feed, Brand joked: "I am hosting Saturday Night Live, Feb 12th. If you have any sketches/jokes please send. Remember, I will ONLY play drug addicts (sic)."

Brand will next star in the animated movie Hop, which is released April 1, and opposite Helen Mirren in Arthur, which arrives in cinemas on April 8. Brown's new album F.A.M.E. is released March 22.

SNL continues this weekend with guest host Dana Carvey and musical guests Linkin Park.

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