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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Fair warning: If you’re a guy’s guy, this clip might bring you to your knees with its goodness. Last night, Jimmy Fallon once again dove into the crevasses of his kooky mind and found a way to bring together Knicks superstar Jeremy Lin and grunge legends Pearl Jam. I like to think of this as the peanut butter and chocolate of pop culture: two seemingly different things that have come together in delicious (and hilarious) pairing.
With a Kim Kardashian shout-out thrown in for good measure, this is as close to current-events perfection as we humans may ever get. See Fallon’s howling homage after the jump. READ FULL STORY »
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 »
It seems like Michelle Obama‘s “Let’s Move!” initiative is a program that’s not only been set in motion to defeat the ongoing struggle of childhood obesity in America, but one that’s also focused on the First Lady single-handedly kicking the butt of each and every one of our beloved talk show hosts. (It’s pretty safe to say, so far she’s winning that particular part of the challenge.)
Apparently Jimmy Fallon missed when Mrs. Obama bested Ellen DeGeneres in a push-up challenge on her show a few weeks ago, because the Late Night host unwisely challenged the First Lady to a friendly fitness competition at the White House. Watch the clip below as Fallon, representing for Team 12:37 AM Coach Potato, faces Michelle “Eye of the Tiger” Obama in hula hoop, tug of war, dodge ball, potato sack race, and yep, push-up competitions, below. (Let’s just say it, Jay Leno got off easy.)
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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 »
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 »
Mixing football phenoms with pop music can often lead to disastrous results (the Black Eyed Peas halftime show, the Super Bowl Shuffle) but leave it to — who else? — Tim Tebow to restore the faith. Tebow has already been the divine inspiration for catchy, clever fan mixes and a genius rewrite of “St. Elmo’s Fire” (“Tim Tebow’s Fire”) by none other than John Parr himself.
Last night Jimmy Fallon joined the legion of musical reimaginings about the Denver Broncos quarterback when he turned David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” into an ode to Tebow. READ FULL STORY »
You can take the girl out of Philly, but you definitely can’t take the Philly out of the girl. (Especially when said girl is Liz Lemon and an acceptable meal in said city is Pat’s cheese steaks and Tastykakes.) Tina Fey was ready to let her inner Philly girl out when she learned that fellow native ?uestlove told Andy Cohen during a visit to Watch What Happens Live that the 30 Rock star is “never nice to the Roots.”
Fey, who stopped by Late Night With Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday night, admitted in her best South Philly accent that her initial reaction to the ?uestlove smack-talk was to ”drag him behind a Wawa and we’re going to fight.” (Quick side note, PopWatchers: As someone who lived in southeast Pennsylvania for most of my life, I can assure you, there is no word that brings greater joy to someone’s ear from that region than “Wawa.” Wawa, in case you’re not familiar, is a convenience store-gas station-wonder emporium. Also, can someone please go pick me up a Shorti?)
The new mom decided better against that course of action and brought the Fallon bandleader the ultimate Philadelphia gesture: The Hoagie of Forgiveness. (Unless it’s from Sheetz. In which case, it doesn’t count.) The two, with the help of Fallon, bit into the sandwich (“With this hoagie, I thee friend,” ?uestlove vowed) and put their beef, which had just been one big misunderstanding in the first place, behind them.
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In basketball terms, this week’s Saturday Night Live with NBA icon and Weight Watchers spokesperson Charles Barkley may have been a brick. But perhaps the convivial Less-Round Mound of Rebound deserves the benefit of being graded on a curve. After all, even though this was his third time hosting, he’s still more famous for delivering forearms and clutch jumpers, not punchlines. So maybe he gets some extra credit for playing Shaquille O’Neal in a parody of their NBA studio show — even if it wasn’t nearly as funny as the actual thing — for both breaking up with and hoisting up wee Paul Brittain, and for truly buying into the late great Dongfather character. Maybe.
Even with some generous reviews, however, Barkley has his hands full in the latest week of voting for our Saturday Night Liveliest Host contest. Performance aside, he’s also in the unenviable position of following the warmly-embraced holiday-themed episode with Jimmy Fallon. The SNL alum scored an unprecedented 81.0 percent of the vote in our most recent poll. Melissa McCarthy placed a distant second (14.8 percent) after dominating the competition most of the fall. Jason Segel (2.0 percent) edged Emma Stone (1.8 percent) for third place, and Katy Perry was retired.
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 Daniel Radcliffe on Jan. 14. 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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