On of the most fun moments of the week is the mid week before a new episode of SNL. Mainly because the promos for the new show are released. They give us a look into what’s going on at the studio 8H each week. This week Paul Rudd returns with musical guest One Direction. Last time Rudd hosted the show, we were treated to the instant classic, “We’re The Dancers” sketch with Justin Timberlake and Beyonce. And that’s something we can all hope for.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Be sure to stuff your face with plenty of good eats and remember not to be an a$$hole to people. Yup, that’s our official mantra for the season, don’t be that guy. Also, if you’re looking for something to distract you while you’re waiting for the turkey to cook, why not watch one of our 7 Great Thanksgiving Movies with the family?
And also a happy Chanukah to our friends celebrating today. Read More
Younger people tell me that Josh Hutcherson is a movie star. Something about pita bread and Jennifer Lawrence shooting a bow and arrow… yeah I get that. But people that don’t read Y.A. novels or see the films based on them might not really be familiar with the actor. But I’ll take his IMDB page for it, he’s been in some films, just none I’ve ever watched.
If I were to just say, “the Hunger Games isn’t my thing. So the guy from the Hunger Games hosting SNL won’t be my thing,” I’d be lame for me to say. And dammit I don’t want to be lame. So with such little I know about this week’s host I’m going into this week of hosting Saturday Night Live just hoping it’s not a trainwreck.
Turns out Hutcherson was not half-bad. He was likeable and didn’t seem too overzealous (read not annoying to this crotchety guy in his 30s). Also, it turns out, his taste in 80′s music is pretty good. Pretty, pretty good. Read More
Saturday Night Live has announced who we can expect to see on its final episodes of 2013, and it includes familiar faces. Paul Rudd is up first, slated to host the December 7 episode with musical guest One Direction (cue screaming girls). Then John Goodman returns to host the December 14 show with musical guest Kings Of Leon. And finally, SNL has Jimmy Fallon once again hosting its episode before Christmas break with Justin Timberlake as the musical guest.
Right off the bat, we’re excited to see all three hosts back on the show. In fact, we’re really pumped to see Goodman back, who’s been absent from the show over the past few years after hosting 12 times between 1989 and 2001 (so often that it became the butt of jokes). And though it’ll be weird seeing Timberlake not host an SNL episode, we’re sure he’ll be in plenty (if not most) of the skits along with the soon-to-be Tonight Show host.
November is the month of first timers, last week was Lady Gaga taking a stab at the hosting reigns at Saturday Night Live. This week Josh Hutcherson will take his first swing. We’re also currently taking on all bets to how big a percentage The Hunger Games will be referenced this week.
In general, my taste in music doesn’t really lean towards pop, so I would not classify myself a fan of Lady Gaga. While she’s had her share of WTF? moments every time I’ve caught a live performance, there’s not much of a doubt that she really is good at her trade of entertaining. When the announcement came through that she was to host SNL, there was little doubt the NY native would be both good at it and psyched to be a part of such a longtime NYC institution.
Every time a musical guest hosts Saturday Night Live there’s a problem. That problem is there is going to be a lot of musical performances or themed sketches to the show. In the end, clearing the songs seems to be a total pain in the ass and those in charge aren’t often too concerned will making them all available online afterward.
That said, the Gaga hosted episode of SNL will go down as one of the best debuts we’ve gotten. Gaga was willing to do a lot, more than capable of entertaining a crowd, good with her timing. Now, if we could just see the entire thing online. Read More
Update: Despite Taran Killam’s Instagram post insinuating so, The Lonely Island did NOT end up appearing in tonight’s episode of Saturday Night Live. Not exactly sure why the comedy trio were mentioned in Taran’s picture (maybe one of the guys directed tonight’s “Blockbuster” short?), but no cameo after all. We’ll keep you posted on any developments of this, but feel free to read our original article/reasoning as to why a guest appearance from The Lonely Island would’ve made sense below.
With Lady Gaga pulling double duty tonight on Saturday Night Live, it seemed likely that a few “surprise” guests would make an appearance. Now it’s safe to say that one of those surprises will come from The Lonely Island.
Taran Killam essentially let the cat out of the bag with a post on his Instagram that included the text “Been awake since 6:30am. Almost at 24 hours. Still shooting. Damn you Lonely Island.” Of course, SNL and NBC are staying mum (likely trying to keep it as a surprise). It’s also unclear as to how much screen time Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone will get on SNL tonight. However, Killam’s picture makes it seems pretty certain that we’ll at least be getting a new Lonely Island video.
While we can only assume that Gaga will be in the video in some fashion, this wouldn’t be the first time the singer has teamed up with Lonely Island (thanks to her and Justin Timberlake, we learned about the golden rule in three ways). It’s also not the first time that The Lonely Island has popped up on SNL since Samberg left the show, debuting their song with Adam Levine during the episode he hosted.
Lady Gaga is pulling double duty this weekend on Saturday Night Live as both the host and musical guest. She cut some promos for her appearance with Keenan Thompson and like expected, she was a bit more overdressed than Thompson. Well, that’s if you consider Tinkerbell on New Years morning a dressing.