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Betty White Slays ‘Em On “Saturday Night Live”


Hey, did you catch Betty White hosting “Saturday Night Live” this weekend? There was a lot of hype surrounding this episode, so much so that it seemed almost important that Betty could live up to everyone’s expectations — but as far as I’m concerned, she did. Supported by some of the most beloved female cast members from “SNL”‘s recent past (Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Tina Fey, and Rachel Dratch, amongst others), the ratings for the episode — featuring musical guest Jay-Z — were the highest they’ve been in 14 months and the cast and crew gave Betty a standing ovation and presented her with flowers at the end of the show. It’s no wonder; Betty appeared in nearly every single sketch that aired during the live show, a feat not even younger hosts are asked to attempt — and that’s not including a handful of other skits that were performed during dress rehearsal but didn’t make the cut for the live show. Luckily, Hulu has those skits, which you can watch here. But before you do that, re-watch (or watch for the first time if you were crazy enough to miss it) Betty appearing alongside Molly Shannon and Ana Gasteyer in their NPR-spoofing sketch “Delicious Dish,” discussing her amazing, um, muffins. Keep reading »

Less Than 53 Hours Until Betty White Hosts “SNL”!


I’m really looking forward to my usual stay-in-and-be-a-homebody-loser-routine on Saturday night because Betty White is hosting “Saturday Night Live,” with musical guest Jay-Z. NBC has released a few more promos and if they’re an example of what’s to come, my excuse for not going out is golden. Is there anything more awesome than Betty White throwing up a gang sign?! Keep reading »

Gabourey Sidibe Pops Her Cherry On “Saturday Night Live”


Gabourey Sidibe hosted “Saturday Night Live” this weekend. Since we adore the girl, we were really looking forward to it. But in actuality, she was pretty eh—flubbing lines and breaking character on occasion. Perhaps live just isn’t her thing? Because the best segment of the night was a (we assume) pre-recorded short she did with Andy Samberg where they wage a Cherry Battle. What did you think of Gabby’s hosting abilities? Keep reading »

Whee! Gabourey Sidibe Is Hosting “SNL” This Weekend!

Judging by these promos, Gabourey Sidibe‘s hosting gig on “Saturday Night Live” is going to involve a lot of guns and Andy Samberg with his pants off. (But hopefully not so much high-pitched screaming.) But you know what this means, guys? There’ll actually be a black woman on “SNL” — not just Kenan Thompson in lipstick and a wig. Keep reading »

I Don’t Care, I Want A Shake Weight


I gotta be honest, y’all. I kind of want to try the Shake Weight. Sure, it makes your arms look like they’re giving a fairly vigorous handy, but is that really so embarrassing if you’re doing it in the privacy of your own home while wearing workout clothes? “Saturday Night Live” hilariously spoofed the, uh, sexual nature of the product’s infomercial, but that didn’t do much to dissuade my interest. My upper arms need some work. Seriously, Shake Weight people — send me one to test out! Keep reading »

Tina Fey: Not Feminist Enough?

I knew this was going to happen: Tina Fey hosted “Saturday Night Live” this past weekend and yesterday morning, our fellow lady blogs were all abuzz with complain-y posts. Bloggers I read and respect, including Sady Doyle at Feministe, Jessica Grose at Double X, and Irin Carmon at Jezebel, took to their blogs to react to Fey‘s hosting gig. And I understand why women were watching, fingers poised to the keyboard: Whip-smart and witty Fey is a role model for millions of women and girls.

Still, I’ll bet Jude Law didn’t have to deal with being over-analyzed to death the Monday morning after he hosted. Keep reading »

The 5 Best And Worst “SNL” Movies Of All Time

As those of us longtime fans of “Saturday Night Live” know, turning a five-minute skit into a two-hour movie can be either the best idea ever or the worst. Really, there doesn’t seem to be much middle ground when it comes to “SNL” films. Next month, “MacGruber,” the latest of the “SNL” flicks, hits theaters. In case you missed the skit on the small screen, Will Forte plays MacGruber—a spoof of the ’80s TV detective MacGyver. The film, based on some kind of far-fetched nuclear weapons plot, will also star Ryan Phillippe as his sidekick, Kristin Wiig as his love interest, and Val Kilmer as the villain. I must admit I’m a wee bit nervous. Is this film really a good idea? [Moviefone]

To help you judge, after the jump we acknowledge the “SNL” movies that were true hits. And some miserable misses. Keep reading »

Zach Galifianakis Was “So Raven” On SNL


I. told. you. so. Zach Galifianakis was SOLID GOLD as the host of “Saturday Night Live” last night, from the minute he walked on set during his opening monologue. The only thing to complain about — there wasn’t enough of him. While normally I’m happy to see hosts make minor appearances in plenty of the skits, Zach could have held his own against any of “SNL”‘s regular cast members. At least, that’s what he told me when we went on an imaginary date after the show. Keep reading »

Zach Galifianakis Is Going To Rule So Hard On “SNL”


Over the weekend I had a dream about Zach Galifianakis that gave me a tingle in my lower parts. Ever since, it’s been hard to think of anything else. I don’t know what it is about him — his beard, his cushion-y physique, his hilarious charm maybe? — but I am seriously crushing. I can just look at him and laugh. Which is why I am so super excited for Zach to host’s this weekend’s episode of “Saturday Night Live.” Maybe I’m building it up too much, but I think we’re in for one of the funniest episodes ever. Yeah, I said it. Keep reading »

Jennifer Lopez Nails Rihanna On “SNL”


Jennifer Lopez hosted and performed on “Saturday Night Live” this weekend and as you might expect of the totally meh singer/actress, the episode was only so-so. However, the opening skit, which spoofed the catastrophe known as “We Are The World 25″ (which was filled with “half famous randoms”) was hilarrrrrious and J.Lo herself did a pretty dead-on impression of Rihanna. (As was Kristin Wiig’s Gwen Stefani.) Check it out above. Keep reading »

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