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'SNL' Mocks Ozempic In Oscars Red Carpet Cold Open


No holding back. Saturday Night Live took plenty of shots at Hollywood in their Oscars red carpet cold open sketch on Saturday, March 11, and they even mocked Ozempic, the controversial weight-loss drug making waves among celebrities.

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Michael Longfellow impersonated Mario Lopez while Heidi Gardner was “either Maria Menounos or Kit Hoover — they haven’t told me which yet.” The duo were hosting the pre-show for the Academy Awards.

“You’re about to watch the 95th annual Academy Awards, sponsored by Ozempic,” Longfellow-as-Lopez said.

Heidi Gardner as Marina Menounos or Kit Hoover, Marcello Hernández as Mario Lopez, and Bowen Yang as George Santos during the Oscars Red Carpet Cold Open on Saturday, March 11, 2023. Will Heath/NBC

Gardner’s character added the company’s slogan: “Ozempic, I guess everyone in Hollywood has diabetes!”

Semaglutide injections, like Ozempic and Wegovy, have become increasingly popular and contentious among the stars. The drugs were initially approved by the FDA to improve the secretion of insulin in individuals with diabetes. Weight loss was an unintended side effect. The…

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