was done cracking jokes about prison rape, this weekend’s season finale was the highest rated in seven years
, thanks, mostly, to the star power of host Justin Timberlake
and musical guest Lady Gaga
. Listen, I want Justin to give up his acting aspirations and record a new album as much as anyone, but maybe he could get his acting fix by becoming a semi-regular cast member on “SNL”? He’s so good at it! Above, the hi-larious digital short featuring Justin and Andy Samberg’s “Dick in a Box” crooners singing about “3-Way (The Golden Rule),” in which a threesome with two guys “is not gay” so long as there’s a chick (a chola-licious Lady Gaga) in the middle. After the jump, two of my other favorite moments… Keep reading »
I have a sense of humor. I swear to God, I do. But, damn it, rape jokes are never funny.
Even though the opening skit of this weekend’s “Saturday Night Live” starred the only two black men in the cast as inmates at Rikers Island meeting accused sexual predator Dominique Strauss-Kahn (played by Taran Killiam), I was willing to go with it. Slightly racist casting there, but who knows, maybe they were the two cast members most enthusiastic about the material? Anyway, the skit was pretty funny: Keenan Thompson and Jay Pharoah played two guys locked in a cell bickering about the International Monetary Fund. I giggled a little, because it was silly. And then, at the end of the skit, Keenan says, “We’re going to rape you now.”
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Woo-hoo! Tina Fey is returning to her old stomping grounds, “Saturday Night Live,” this weekend. She will be hosting while Ellie Goulding, aka the chickadee who played the royal wedding, does the musical guest thing. “SNL” promos are never quite as funny as I want them to be, but still—just had to share these because we love Tina that much. [NBC] Keep reading »
“I can’t imagine Bristol would have been too psyched to [babysit] anyway; it was her 18th birthday, she was in New York City, and I had made a vicious joke about her a week earlier. But I appreciated the mom-ness of Mrs. Palin’s offer … I thanked her, saying Alice was too little to stay for the show.”
—Tina Fey shares in her new book, Bossypants, that when Sarah Palin appeared on “SNL” in 2008, she offered up daughter Bristol Palin to babysit for Tina’s daughter, Alice, on set. This was, err, while Tina was doing her famous impersonation of her. The fact that she would still offer that is almost enough to make me like Sarah Palin. For a minute, anyway. [Showbiz Spy] Keep reading »
hosting “Saturday Night Live
” could have been a hot, steaming pile of Disney dog doo … but it turns out the girl is pretty funny! Not only did she sing about her little bong incident during her opening monologue, but the girl gets mad props for making fun of herself in Vanessa Bayer
‘s skit, “The Miley Cyrus Show.” I don’t think I
could listen to someone mocking me and my dad to my face for five minutes straight. Miley did a kickass job channeling Justin Bieber
‘s swagger, too.
And now I’m going to go wash my brain out with soap because I just said, like, six nice things about Hannah Montana. [NBC] Keep reading »
Miley Cyrus is hosting “Saturday Night Live” this week with musical guests The Strokes and her previews hint at one of my favorite sketches ever, “The Miley Cyrus Show!” Hey, at least the girl doesn’t take herself too seriously, right? But really I hope there’s a skit addressing that video where’s she’s smoking saliva divinorum out of a bong and giggling like a fool. That was entertaining as all hell. (Also: drugs are bad, don’t do drugs!) [Celebuzz] Keep reading »
Chris Brown is hosting “Saturday Night Live” tomorrow night and no one cares.
I would have thought that, even after two years have passed since he beat the crap out of his then-girlfriend Rihanna, people would question “SNL”‘s decision. I would think there’d be more of a public uproar. I would have thought people would make a stink. But all I’ve found online was one piece on Clutch Magazine, an online mag for young black women, and a tiny blog post on The New York Observer‘s web site. Nothing from Feministing. Nothing from Jezebel (though they ragged on him for performing at a boxing match last spring). The Young, Black And Fabulous blog even said they were happy Chris Brown was performing on “SNL.”
Even a few friends I asked didn’t care. “Dude has a right to go on with his career,” one friend said. “A lot of performers have done f**ed up stuff in their personal lives. If they’re good, they’re good,” another said.
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Yeesh. Usually Russell Brand is a little funny, but these promos for “Saturday Night Live,” which he is hosting this weekend, are just terrible. Maybe Russell was just nervous because the musical guest is Chris Brown (boooooo) who beat the crap out of his wife Katy Perry‘s best friend Rihanna? That’s the only explanation I can surmise. [NYmag.com] Keep reading »