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'SNL' Recap: Andrew Garfield Romanced by Chris Martin (Video)

Emma Stone and Kiefer Sutherland make surprise appearances and Donald Sterling gets the "Saturday Night Live" treatment.

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Chris Martin, left, and Andrew Garfield

This week Saturday Night Live took on Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, who is under fire for making racist remarks.

On SNL, Sterling (Bobby Moynihan) hoped to repair his relationship with the black community, "especially Magic Johnson, who is clearly one of the good ones." He's continued to make ever-more racist comments in his attempts to show he wasn't racist. A sign of how not-racist he is? He said he had ditched his "half-black" mistress for one who is "three-quarters black." Dennis Rodman (Jay Pharoah) went to bat for Sterling, saying he's up there with Kim Jong-un.

Host Andrew Garfield enlisted The Amazing Spider-Man 2 co-star (and real-life girlfriend) Emma Stone multiple times during the show, most notably in a sketch taking place during the filming of their superhero sequel.

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The two repeatedly failed to make a kissing scene believable, so Coldplay's Chris Martin had to step in for Stone to plant one on Garfield.

Garfield unveiled a trailer for The Beygency -- a thriller about a man whose life is made a living hell after he admits to not being crazy about one of Beyonce's songs. (Watch for a pair of 24 cameos.)

During Garfield's opening monologue, Stone stopped by to give the him some comedy tips. Among them, make a self-deprecating jokes. Garfield's joke was a total fail: "Hey everybody, I'm a terrible father!"

Celebrity Family Feud saw Garfield do a spot-on Justin Timberlake, who made Steve Harvey (Kenan Thompson) feel uncomfortable by saying sexily: "I'm not here as a Grammy winner or as a movie star. Because tonight I want everybody to know -- it's just Justin."

Later, Coldplay showed off tunes from Ghost Stories, first with "Magic" and then giving a starry performance of" A Sky Full of Stars."

SNL is new next week with host Charlize Theron and musical guest The Black Keys.

SNL airs Saturdays on NBC at 11:30 p.m.

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