Amy Poehler will host the 36th season premiere of "Saturday Night Live" on September 25 with musical guest Katy Perry. That's on a Saturday. Considering that everyone is either leaving (Will Forte) or getting fired (possibly Jenny Slate), the "SNL" alum and star of "Parks and Recreation" might have to calm the nerves of newbie cast members.
Hopefully it won't turn out like last year's season premiere, in which Jenny Slate uttered the word "f*ckin'" on live television. You can't do that kind of stuff, Jenny Slate! Now her head is on Lorne Michaels's chopping block. I don't watch the show anymore, but I've been told by people who do that Slate is groan-worthy. If you're going to shoot off at the mouth like sailor you should at least get people laughing. Off with her head, Lorne! (Deadline)
Sorry all you Fart Face fans, but the man behind the character you love so dearly is packing his fart face up and traveling on. Will Forte will not return to "Saturday Night Live" for the show's 36th season. Neither NBC nor Forte's people would offer a P.C. response as to why, but apparently the split is "amicable," like they always are according to lawyers.
The actor is now free to pursue other projects that aren't on Saturday night or live. The question is, can he remain relevant in movies for long if he's not continuely exposed to fans on "SNL"? MacGruber didn't do him any favors. I think Forte's a funny guy and all, but he's not exactly a household name like Will Ferrell was when he decided to jump Lorne Michael's ship. Unless your household is particularly fond of twisted, weird-ass sketches. In which case, your family should have dinner together more often. (Movieline)
Bad news for MacGruber and Co. Despite a relentless Internet marketing campaign and surprisingly positive reviews (relatively speaking), the film has completely tanked at the box office. The Village Voice is reporting that the SNL spin off pulled in a paltry $4.1 million over the weekend, included a disastrous $1.5 million from its opening night. Even with a budget of only $10 million, the results are disappointing. And the worst part of it all is that MacGruber's failure has basically killed any chance of me selling my Goat Boy spec script. Screw you, Will Forte! You've crushed my dreams, yet again! (Box Office Mojo)
With the Will Forte vehicle MacGruber due out in theaters this Friday, I decided to look into the funny little history of "Saturday Night Live's" adventures on the silver screen. Generally the movies were spun off from their more popular sketches (how the Roxbury guys were popular, I'll never know).I wanted to grade SNL spinoffs that were regular sketches with regular cast members. I also wanted to compare the merits of each using the two only barometers for success that Hollywood has: critical reception and, of course, money. Further, I studied a particular SNL cast member, and their career success as compared to their SNL movie vehicle.Here are the results.
The final SNL Digital short of the season is a valiant effort, especially since it aired early in the show. Hey kiddies, in case you think that's powdered sugar on Andy's nose, it's not. It's sweet, sweet cocaine. Stick around until the very end for the best part.Do a line of these potent links. Roman Polanski Was Always a Creep (Moviefone)Teen Idols Dish Out Dating Advice (Asylum)Is Will Ferrell Running the Fake Paramount Twitter? (PopEater)25 Awesome Shoes (HolyTaco)Pete Hammond Likes Shrek 4 (FilmDrunk)Tracy Jordan's Life in the Ghetto (Unreality)Wrestling Is Still Real to Me Darn It! (TotalProSports)Amber Lancaster Pics (Maxim)Rachelle Leah Covered in Grease (CagePotato)Miss US 2010 Stripper Pics (CelebJihad)33 Worst Band Names in History (Smosh)5 Celebrity Lesbians We'd Like to Get With (Pajiba)Bill Plympton's 'Horn Dog' (Atom)10 Sexiest Sidekicks (MadeMan)Busch, Gibbs Win the Weekend (AllLeftTurns)
"Saturday Night Live" is officially a hit again thanks to Betty White and her whore mouth. The Facebook-supported, hood-approved actress officially rocked it and helped the show score its highest ratings since a pre-election November 2008 episode.Many of the episode's sketches coasted by on the "Grandma says naughty words" schtick of which White is clearly a master. In fact, her muffin sketch is all anyone is talking about today as cubicles everywhere tune into "SNL" via Hulu. I hope I don't get caught by the boss but whatever. It wouldn't be the first time I was fired because of an old woman's vagina. (Reuters)
Betty White and Jay-Z will reportedly squash their long-standing beef for an upcoming episode of "Saturday Night Live." Hova will appear as the musical guest on the May 8th episode which White is hosting after being cyber-bullied into taking the gig.For those worried that White is not up to the after-hours task had best check themselves."It's lovely, and at my age it's certainly unexpected. I've got so much energy, it's ridiculous. I love working. My schedule is a feverish one, and I'm used to that." Betty White's album is expected to drop on Roc Nation before the end of the year. Streets is hungry for this one. (MTV)
Tina Fey hosted "Saturday Night Live" this past weekend and was lucky enough to have Justin Bieber as the musical guest. So of course they put together a pedophile sketch. It's understandable that Fey would want to rub Johnson's Baby Shampoo in Bieber's hair, but she should squirt some in has mouth while she's at it. Kid's talkin' way too gangsta lately. These links are very much of age. The Best Action Movies of the '70s (Moviefone) A Look Inside Erotic Photography (Asylum) Heidi Montag Shows Off Her F-Cups (PopEater) 5 People You Know Who Cheat On Their Taxes (HolyTaco) Mickey Rourke Method Acts With Pics of Dead Dogs (FilmDrunk) Peter Griffin Plays Modern Warfare 2 (Unreality) Brawling Season is Back for Marlins Fans (TotalProSports) Guide to Fake Military Titles (Maxim) Did Demian Maia Disrespect Anderson Silva? (CagePotato) Megan Fox Pic X-Rayed to Reveal Breasts (CelebJihad) Worst Job Applications Ever (Smosh) The Most Depressing Movie of All Time (Pajiba) Recession Song (Atom) Take the Stress Out of Tax Season (MadeMan) 10 Worst Paint Scheme Fails (AllLeftTurns)
Hip grandma Betty White will soon be staying up nine hours past her bedtime. People caught up with the aged star at Elton John's Oscars viewing party where she confirmed the rumors that she will appear on an upcoming episode of Saturday Night Live, though she doesn't know when. Originally, it was believed she would appear on a "Women of Comedy" episode alongside Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Molly Shannon but Lorne Michaels has shot down those reports.It's not known whether she will host or provide a cameo but White is just happy for to be a part of the confusing campaign. "I don't know why or how," says White, "but it's been wonderful." Though at the age of 88, I'm sure more than a few things confuse her. Like young women nowadays always putting their elbows on the table. Back in her day, a lady knew how to ensnare a man. (People)
We may have a problem on our hands as the combined might of college students and their Internet-savvy grandparents are realizing their strength. In the past week, not only have Facebook users managed to make a pickle more popular than Canadian ass-rockers Nickleback, but they may have also convinced Lorne Michaels to hire the dumb Golden Girl to host an upcoming episode of Saturday Night Live. A group of Betty White-heads nearly half a million strong took to the social networking site and petitioned for their favorite octogenarian to headline the show. And now Michaels is reportedly trying to put together a show that will work with White's advanced age. From Michael Aussiello:White would not be hosting alone. Rather, I hear SNL is putting together a “Women of Comedy” episode that would team the former Rose Nylund with several of her younger contemporaries. Ex-SNL MVP Molly Shannon is on board, I hear, and feelers have also been put out to Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.When told of the wellspring of support from her fans, White was reportedly thrilled/ready for dinner at 4pm. (EW)
Director: Jorma TacconeCast: Will Forte, Bill Hader, Val Kilmer, Kristen WiigSynopsis: A comedy based on Will Forte's bumbling secret agent whose lack of skill and abundance of personal problems serve as a detriment to him — and those around him.Release Date: April 23, 2010
I have to admit I don't watch Saturday Night Live much these days, but I do enjoy me a hilarious digital short every now and then. I feel like the Andy Samberg shorts are on a totally different level than the rest of the show. His heightened and irreverent humor always shines through, and he seems to get away with a ton of sh*t that never succeeds in the live skits. The Twizzle Wizzle short below is no exception. Imagine if The Wiggles did on television what I'm sure they do when they go back to their homes every night. Forced happiness wears on a person…
First off, what's happening in the above picture? Moving on, this past Saturday Joseph Gordon-Levitt performed "Make 'Em Laugh" from Singin' in the Rain on Saturday Night Live, and while he didn't put the stellar Donald O'Connor to shame, he did complete some awesome wall flips. The kid's got spunk, I'll give 'em that. If you didn't watch Joseph's monologue, take a look below. It's guaranteed to make you possibly chuckle. (via /Film)