Katy Perry tweeted yesterday that she won’t be attending tomorrow night’s People’s Choice Awards. Despite an ultra-successful 2011 that led to seven People’s Choice nominations, it’s been a rough couple weeks for Perry. She officially split from husband Russell Brand on Dec. 30, during a two-week time period when she was abandoned her Twitter feed completely. Personal dramas aside, Perry’s decision to skip this particular awards show brings to light greater implications about the People’s Choice Awards. See why Perry’s no-show matters and register your RSVP after the jump. READ FULL STORY »
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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.
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 »
Don’t worry Stefon, we’ll tell her. (Psssst Katy, he’s definitely not the one that got away.)
While Katy Perry has appeared on Saturday Night Live before (she was the musical guest during an episode last September, in which she also appeared in a sketch poking fun at herself and her Sesame Street controversy), this will mark the pop star’s first go as a host. Perry will also be accompanied by her touring buddy Robyn, who will be on hand as musical guest for tonight’s brand-new episode. Watch the latest promo featuring Perry, Robyn, and Bill Hader’s Stefon below. (I would have guessed they’d save Stefon for next week’s year-end episode when Jimmy Fallon returns to SNL as host, but an early Stefon arrival is just as good as any early Christmas present.) READ FULL STORY »
It’s not often Katy Perry finds herself competing with Steve Buscemi for bragging rights to something. (Sometimes, sure, but not often.) But the singer will be doing just that this weekend as she gets ready for her first Saturday Night Live-hosting gig, just one week after the Boardwalk Empire star turned out to be one of this season’s unsung heroes.
The promo clip for Perry’s episode of SNL (which she’ll host while her tour-mate Robyn serves as musical guest,) arrived and with it, in addition to wearing a shirt that even cats couldn’t get on board with (just ask this one…or this one,) the pop star shows off her comedic chops. While her imitation of her hubby Russell Brand is pretty great, she might might want to try her hand at drama another time. Or, for now, just leave that to Buscemi. Watch: READ FULL STORY »
Russell Brand dropped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show today. In his interview, the funnyman addressed rumors that he and wife Katy Perry are on the verge of divorce. “There are always rumors, aren’t there? In the end you have to just not engage with Internet technology,” he said, then joked, “which is difficult because a lot of the nude women websites I quite enjoy!”
Brand called the Internet “a wicked little liar” and added that “being famous is like a little bit of you is taken away, and goes off, and lives on its own and does what it wants.” Still, he insisted, “I’m married to Katy perpetually. ‘Until death do us part‘ was the pledge. I’m still alive!” Brand also talked about having kids in the interview. See his take on the possibility of little Brand-Perry babies after the jump.
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