Lindsay Lohan returned to host Saturday Night Live for a fourth time this weekend, and the results made some wonder whether she’ll ever go on to join the exclusive Five-Timers’ Club. For an actress who spent the week telling other NBC shows how hosting was part of her professional rehabilitation and an opportunity to get producers to trust her again, she didn’t exactly spend much time learning her lines. She had a few funny moments, especially her opening monologue, but it will be interesting to see if viewers adored her as much as the staff at Saturday Night Live seems to. READ FULL STORY
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Maya Rudolph was one of Saturday Night Live‘s most popular female cast members — How popular? Wink, wink — and her return to Studio 8H to host on Saturday felt like an exclusive party that we had accidentally been invited to. Joining her were Amy Poehler and Justin Timberlake — and Bill O’Reilly, swimsuit covergirl Kate Upton, and Paul Simon — giving her welcome-back some oomph. It didn’t need it, though it was great fun to see Rudolph crack-up alongside Poehler and her Bridesmaids co-star Kristen Wiig in separate sketches. It was ladies night all over again.
So 15 episodes into the 37th season, our best-host contest has been dominated by a Bridemaids co-star and an SNL alum. So Rudolph seemingly has the perfect background to make a major impact. Jimmy Fallon scored 38.0 percent in the most recent poll, and though Melissa McCarthy slipped to third place with 26.9 percent, she’s likely in for the long haul. Newcomer Zooey Deschanel displaced McCarthy in second, with 27.0 percent, and Daniel Radcliffe drew 6.5 percent of the vote to eliminate Channing Tatum.
Below, I’ve embedded one clip for each of the five remaining hosts, as reminders of their recent performances. How do you possibly grade them against each other, ignoring guest cameos and fluctuating writing? Your guess is as good as mine. But at the very least, try to be objective and don’t reward or penalize a host for their latest movie or TMZ.com photo. It’s all about Saturday night. Vote below, and the four top vote-getters will advance to compete against Lindsay Lohan in two weeks. Ultimately, we’ll crown the Saturday Night Liveliest Host at the end of the season. Watch and vote below. READ FULL STORY
New Girl star Zooey Deschanel is both revered and ridiculed for being the Queen of Quirky, and she didn’t run from it as host of Saturday Night Live. In her opening monologue, she played her ukulele and sang a quirky Valentine’s Day song while wearing a trademark quirky red dress with white hearts on it. Later, she gamely appeared in “Being’ Quirky with Zooey Deschanel,” playing an Olsen twin opposite Abby Elliott’s meowing “Zooey.” Too much quirk? Just enough?
It will be interesting to see how the polarizing star fares in our increasingly competitive Saturday Night Live host poll? After several weeks in the mix, Jason Segel was eliminated after a respectable debut showing from Channing Tatum, who nabbed 14.0 percent of the vote in our most recent poll. Heavy favorites Jimmy Fallon and Melissa McCarthy both saw their support grow, scoring 38.6 and 31.6 percent of the votes, respectively, while Daniel Radcliffe retreated to 10.1 percent and now finds himself in danger of walking the plank before SNL all-star Maya Rudolph takes the stage next week.
Below, I’ve embedded one clip for each of the five remaining hosts, as reminders of their recent performances. Vote below, and the recent host with the least popular support will be sent packing, and the other four will advance to compete against Rudolph. Ultimately, we’ll crown the Saturday Night Liveliest Host at the end of the season. Watch and vote below. READ FULL STORY
When Daniel Radcliffe said he lost his virginity to Maggie Smith on Thursday’s Watch What Happens Live, I was convinced nothing he said thereafter could top that. “Yes, it was Maggie,” he confessed. “She was gentle.”
The (untrue) revelation was only the tip of the iceberg in the bizarrely awesome things we learned about The Woman in Black star, thanks to the wacky and wondrous mind of Andy Cohen. Whether it was that autograph hunters infuriate him, or he hasn’t read The Hunger Games (the horror!), we were given more than enough essential Radcliffe info to satiate even the most avid fan.
More highlights from the interview: READ FULL STORY
Channing Tatum took Daniel Radcliffe’s “exposed forest” and raised it infinity on Saturday night. Yes, the handsome actor was once a male stripper, and you knew Saturday Night Live would not let that unique biographical nugget pass just as you knew Radcliffe wasn’t going to escape without a Harry Potter sketch when he hosted. Tatum was a good sport about it, stripping, grinding and/or licking a stripper pole in multiple skits, and good for him.
But what are his chances of making a dent in our Saturday Night Live host poll? We’ve already bid adieu to some pretty solid hosts — Alec Baldwin? Emma Stone? — and the surviving competitors are all powerhouses. Daniel Radcliffe elbowed Jimmy Fallon out of the way, earning 38.8 percent of the vote in our most recent poll, compared to Fallon’s 33.9 percent. Melissa McCarthy remains lurking with a solid 21.9 percent percent, and Jason Segel stayed alive with 5.5 percent. Charles Barkley was one-and-done with only 0.9 percent. Thanks for playing, Chuck.
Below, I’ve embedded one clip for each of the five remaining hosts, as reminders of their recent performances. Vote below, and the host with the least popular support will be sent packing, and the other four will advance to compete against Zooey Deschanel next week. Ultimately, we’ll crown the Saturday Night Liveliest Host at the end of the season. Watch and vote below. READ FULL STORY
Daniel Radcliffe has been remarkably candid about the excessive drinking he did before August 2010, when he recognized he had a problem and quit. But as he’s doing interviews to promote The Woman in Black, he’s sharing even more. He tells Heat magazine he was drinking nightly. “I can honestly say I never drank at work on Harry Potter. I went into work still drunk, but I never drank at work … I can point to many scenes where I’m just gone. Dead behind the eyes.” That’s sad on multiple levels: As a fan, it’s tough to hear that someone wasn’t fully present for a film that means so much to you, but it’s also difficult to imagine how hard that must have been for Radcliffe — the Harry Potter kids have always been the poster children for healthy young actors.
Radcliffe knows how lucky he is that the tabloids never got ahold of this story at the time. The reason they didn’t is the same reason he sobered up: READ FULL STORY
Even if the groundhog sees his shadow on Thursday and winter sticks around, awards season is still heating up. Tonight’s Screen Actors Guild awards will honor the industry’s best — and feature some of Hollywood’s hottest names. Later this week, Super Bowl madness begins, starting with Lenny Kravitz at the NFL Honors on Saturday and running straight through to a halftime show starring Madonna and LMFAO that’s sure to blow Indianapolis away. We’ve got all the info on the week for your pop culture needs. xoxo, EW.
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With the lead actor’s race in hot contention, the annual Screen Actors Guild awards are a clash of the (heartthrob) titans this year, as George Clooney, Brad Pitt, and Leonardo DiCaprio are all up for the prize. Check back to EW.com for the winners and on-the-scene updates later tonight! READ FULL STORY
Broadway has never been a stranger to hosting young celebrities, but more often than not, it’s the girls who take the stage — Abigail Breslin, Claire Danes, Diana DeGarmo, Scarlett Johansson. (We really covered the spectrum with that list.) Given all the recent hubbub about How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (which welcomed Nick Jonas this week), it’s nice to remember that Hollywood’s young leading men are also shipping out and hitting the Great White Way.
For starters, Jonas follows in the footsteps of Daniel Radcliffe and Darren Criss, who both starred in the revival of How to Succeed. Hunter Parrish (Weeds) has been headlining as Jesus in the angsty revival of Godspell. READ FULL STORY
He sang, he danced Irish jigs, he attempted Chinese calligraphy, he “exposed his forest” in Target, he even kissed a herd of hobos. You can’t say Daniel Radcliffe wasn’t game in his first hosting opportunity on Saturday Night Live. Though some thought the episode was disappointing, I’d counter with merely “uneven,” and credit him with sparking some truly memorable skits. You knew there was going to be a Potter sketch, and this one, in which Radcliffe’s Harry just wanted to rehash the good ole days, delivered (though nothing will ever touch “Hermione Spring Awakening,” with Lindsay Lohan). He was also great as the “shockingly unfamous and untalented” dilettante on “You Can Do Anything!” and he even committed to playing Casey Anthony’s sarcastic adopted pooch in a Weekend Update bit that was funnier than it deserved to be.
If Radcliffe didn’t win over everyone, at least he has the competitive benefit of following Charles Barkley in our latest Saturday Night Live host poll. Barkley earned some chuckles — in fact, he survived his first week at the polls, eliminating Emma Stone. (Let me say that again: Charles Barkley. Eliminated Emma Stone.) Jimmy Fallon remained at the top with 53.4 percent of the vote, and only Melissa McCarthy remained in striking distance with 26.2 percent. Barkley drew 7.9 percent, and Jason Segel tripled his previous poll’s support to stay alive with 6.5 percent. Stone was eliminated with only 6.1 percent, a shame since she probably would’ve gained some more votes once her episode is rebroadcast next Saturday night. Sigh.
Below, I’ve embedded one clip for each of the five surviving hosts, as reminders of their recent performances. Vote below, and the host with the least popular support will be sent packing, and the other four will advance to compete against Channing Tatum on Feb. 4. Ultimately, we’ll crown the Saturday Night Liveliest Host at the end of the season. Watch and vote below. READ FULL STORY
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