The Lord of Late Night: The Return of the King! That was the vibe from last night’s year-end Saturday Night Live, in which Jimmy Fallon fulfilled his destiny and hosted a cameo-filled spectacular. It’s already being hailed as an instant classic, from the moment he groped Amy Poehler’s boob to the seasonal ice-rink farewell. He sang, he danced, he didn’t dance; it was a delight. A Fallon episode might just have to become a new SNL Christmas tradition.
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Katy Perry was a sparkly treat of a host on this week’s Saturday Night Live, but she was forced to share the spotlight with the likes of Matt Damon, Val Kilmer, and “national treasure” Alec Baldwin. Still, the “I Kissed a Girl” singer, who we now know wrote that song based upon her old volleyball coach, was more than game, nailing a Florence Welch impression, flashing a Jewel of a breast tattoo, and standing up to the Queen as a potty-mouthed Pippa Middleton. But was it enough?
How does she compare to the best of this season’s Saturday Night Live‘s hosts? Melissa McCarthy remains the frontrunner in EW’s season-long contest, with 40.3 percent in the most recent poll. Her steady support seems solid. Last week’s host Steve Buscemi jumped into second place with 27.0 percent. Jason Segel (and the Muppets) bled more than half his support but still finished third with 16.9 percent, and Emma Stone held tough with 10.7 percent of voters. Baldwin’s cameo on last night’s “Weekend Update” proved too little too late, and the all-timer was eliminated (5.0 percent) after hanging around since the season premiere.
Will Perry have staying-power? 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 next Saturday against… Jimmy Fallon! Ultimately, we’ll crown the Saturday Night Liveliest host at the end of the season. Watch and vote below. READ FULL STORY
Boardwalk Empire‘s Steve Buscemi ushered in the holiday season Saturday night, hosting SNL for the first time since 1998. Back then, he was a revered character actor most famous for playing the “weaselly thug” from Fargo who got shoved into a wood-chipper. Today, he’s the star of HBO’s award-winning drama — buuuuut still most famous for being fed to that wood chipper, no? READ FULL STORY
Jason Segel received more than a little help in his first outing as host of Saturday Night Live. Not only did the Muppets take the time to get things started, but Segel later made out with his I Love You, Man co-star, Paul Rudd. Audience reaction seemed mixed, but I thought Segel fit right in with the cast. Embracing the shame is part of Segel’s comic DNA — see Forgetting Sarah Marshall — so I loved his commercial for the Kemper-Pedic mattress. But how does he compare with the season’s top hosts so far? Melissa McCarthy remains the frontrunner in EW’s season-long hunt to determine the best SNL host, with 55.3 percent of last week’s vote. Emma Stone was the first choice of 34.8 percent of voters, and Charlie Day (5.8 percent) and Alec Baldwin (3.2 percent) are still hanging on. The Guys could use a boost. READ FULL STORY
Anna Faris is out. Emma Stone is up. EW’s season-long hunt to determine the best Saturday Night Live host kicked off last week, with voters celebrating Melissa McCarthy with an overwhelming 74.2 percent of the vote. Charlie Day (12.1 percent), Alec Baldwin (9.8 percent), and Ben Stiller (2.3 percent) survived to compete against Stone, who was well-received in her return to the show. Her awkward bridal-shower guest and 1964 Miss America winner held their own against Kristen Wiig’s comic creations, proving that Stone belongs in the conversation of talented recent hosts.
But who’s been the best host so far this season? As explained last week, this isn’t a popularity contest; simply “Who had the best Saturday Night Live episode?” Below, I’ve embedded one clip for each of the five hosts, just to remind you of their recent performances. Vote below, and the host with the least popular support will be eliminated, and the other four will advance next week to compete against Saturday’s host, Jason Segel. Ultimately, we’ll eliminate the less buzzy hosts and crown a Host With the Most at the end of Saturday Night Live‘s season. Can anyone touch McCarthy, or is this race already won? Watch and vote below. READ FULL STORY
For an episode of Saturday Night Live that seemed to rely heavily on recurring characters and sketches, returning host Emma Stone helped to make the whole thing feel fresh thanks to her energized, no-holds-barred approach to hosting.
There was never a shred of doubt that SNL would have their turn to poke fun at Gov. Rick Perry and his instantly infamous “oops” gaffe, but the cold opening parodying the moment felt too late to the game. (Especially after seeing Perry’s legitimately funny, self-deprecating Letterman appearance on Thursday.) Despite Bill Hader’s best efforts (I think he really just needed the help of his hula girl again), the six minute-long sketch ran uncomfortably long, even by Rick Perry standards. Eventually, Andy Samberg’s Rick Santorum cried “Somebody make it stop!” — I felt the same way. READ FULL STORY
How does one cap off a top-notch year that’s included attending the Golden Globes as a first-time nominee, starring in crowd-and-critic-pleasing (Crazy, Stupid, Love.) and box office-topping (The Help) movies, and going back to being a red head? Why, by hosting Saturday Night Live, of course.
She’s back! After turning out one of last season’s best installments of Saturday Night Live, Emma Stone is back to continue her reign as the wizard of awesome. From the looks of this SNL promo for this weekend’s episode, the actress is willing to commit to every bit, showing off her range from comic gem (“I’m hosting Emma Stone this week, with musical guest Coldplay”) to flat-out adorable leading lady. (Check out her hilarious meet-cute with Fred Armisen.) Hmm, maybe we should have waited an extra week to ask this. Watch the full clip below: READ FULL STORY
This weekend’s installment of Saturday Night Live, the Anna Faris-hosted Halloween episode, was a disappointment to say the least. Aside from the Digital Short interviews with Drake and the Michigan State cable access send-up “J-Pop America Fun Time Now” providing the few actual laughs during the broadcast, it was an uneven clunker. In fact, the best moment of the night wasn’t even a sketch. It was when the TV screen announced that Charlie Day would be hosting the upcoming Nov. 5 episode with musical guests Maroon 5. Shouting! Possible nudity! This episode will have everything!
But, the excitement doesn’t stop there for fellow SNL fans like me who were worried about the lackluster Faris and Ben Stiller episodes following up the season opening knock-out one-two punches from hosts Alec Baldwin and Melissa McCarthy. In addition to the always-hilarious Day getting his first go at hosting, Emma Stone will return to Studio 8H after delivering one of last season’s best episodes. READ FULL STORY
'Star Wars' stands up to cancer, with the help of Andy Samberg, Emma Stone, Seth Rogen, and more! -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO
Stand Up To Cancer — the initiative established three years ago to help sponsor cutting-edge cancer research — has teamed up with the folks at Star Wars for a special line of Star Wars-themed SU2C t-shirts called “Use the Force for Good.”
To mark the event — which coincides with the release of the Star Wars Blu-ray editions — a gaggle of geek-friendly celebs have gathered together to express their love of Star Wars and their commitment to SU2C. You can check out the video of Emma Stone, Zach Galifianakis, Seth Rogen, Aziz Ansari, Bill Hader, Andy Samberg, Ken Jeong, Ed Helms, Jaime King, and Samuel L. Jackson below, along with some exclusive outtakes featuring Samberg, Stone, Hader, Rogen, Jeong, and Helms. Stone also discusses how the late Laura Ziskin, the producer of The Amazing Spider-Man who was instrumental in SU2C (especially its two national telethons), was the catalyst for her involvement in the organization. Check the videos out below: READ FULL STORY
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