Weeks after her performance on “Saturday Night Live” was, well, universally loathed, Lana Del Rey returned to the show to defend herself … sorta. Kristin Wiig actually played the pop star — whose debut album, Born To Die, was released last week ant hit number one in the U.K. — in a “Weekend Update” segment that was, this time, pitch perfect. Watch it above!
The interwebsphere is a buzz with Lana Del Rey post SNL hatred. I just thought I would do something I never do and give my opinion on it. (irony)
I have many random thoughts. First, everybody calm down. It’s a little troubling that when a young girl fails at something that we keep kicking her why she is down. I get very protective of girls, especially young performers, because they live a hard, emotionally challenging, often physically challenging life where you are constantly given reasons to be insecure and have panic attacks. I totally get the stuff about her not deserving to be there and I don’t mean to insult musicians in any way if that’s how they feel obviously, but this is an opportunity to show us how hard being a performer is so maybe they can all be cut some slack. Flack? I think we take our performers for granted. It’s super fucking hard to entertain people and it takes a lot of work.
– Whitney Cummings took to her Tumblr on Thursday to defend Lana Del Rey’s right to be a human being who performed poorly on live TV for three whole minutes. Quel horreur! Whitney’s spot-on assessment about how the pile-on is a mix of jealousy and pretty-girl-hatred (which Whit knows a thing or two about), after the jump: Keep reading »
Did you catch Jimmy Fallon hosting “Saturday Night Live” this weekend? I’m not the hugest Jimmy fan, but I thought he did a great job hosting — after all, he was a fulltime cast member for years. And he didn’t do it alone! It was a full blown reunion of past cast members, including Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, who showed up with Jimmy to challenge Seth to a joke-off. Clip above!
Get a look at the holiday card sent out to some lucky recipients from the cast and crew of “Saturday Night Live” — it’s Norman Rockwell meets Stefon, “Weekend Update”‘s resident club kid! Seeing this gave me the gentle push I needed to spend 30 minutes watching Stefon skits on Hulu (four of which are above). Thanks, NBC!
Besides having a mad crush on host Charlie Day, part of the reason I was so psyched for this weekend’s “Saturday Night Live” was I couldn’t wait to see how the show handled Kim Kardashian’s divorce announcement. And I was not disappointed. The show did not hold back in its takedown of Kim’s 72-day marriage in an “ad” for E!’s “Kim’s Fairytale Divorce.” From “Kim,” “Kourtney,” and “Khloe”‘s monotone Hollywood whine to Bruce Jenner’s overdone facelift to Kris Jenner’s desperate desire to be seen as one of the sisters, the skit was almost — almost — too mean. And then there was Kris Humphries’ … well … you’ll see. Just watch!
Whether you’re surrounded by suburban moms or you get your suburban mom fix from Lifetime’s signature “women in peril” made-for-TV movies, you had to love this “Saturday Night Live” skit about a game show called “What’s Wrong With Tanya?” Anna Faris, Kristen Wiig and Vanessa Bayer fretted and panicked over just what’s wrong with a precious daughter. Did Tanya give birth in the school bathroom during prom? Is she illiterate? So many things to worry about! And Bill Hader is extra-creepy as the stock dude-who-is-up-to-no-good. Oh, Lifetime, I love you. [NBC.com] Keep reading »