John Goodman hosted Saturday Night Live for the first time in twelve years last night (and coincidentally it was his thirteenth time taking the reins at Studio 8H) with musical guest Kings Of Leon. The comedy giant brought his usual energy and perfect comic timing to the show, but he also brought along Sylvester Stallone and Robert DeNiro for the ride.
Saturday Night Live is not only an American comedy institution, but it’s also a hotbed of celebrity cameos. Last night Sylvester Stallone and Robert DeNiro showed up opposite Goodman in a flimsily-premised sketch about the “Three Wise Guys.”
As always, Goodman seemed game for anything, whether it was doing a stupid dance dressed as a snowflake, squeezing into skinny jeans in an H&M sketch or dancing to R. Kelly in drag. He even showed up on Weekend Update as Drunk Uncle’s Drunk Uncle. Together, Goodman and Bobby Moynihan slurred through some absurd racial slurs and mocked youth culture.
Drunk Uncle also took a moment to say goodbye to Seth Meyers, which adds more fuel to the rumors that Lorne Michaels wasn’t able to convince Meyers to stay on Weekend Update for the rest of the year. Meyers is set to take over Late Night in early 2014, just as Jimmy Fallon takes over The Tonight Show from Jay Leno.
Saturday Night Live is about to undergo another big midseason change in early 2014: they’re finally hiring a black female cast member. “Secret” showcase auditions were held earlier this month and the top ten finalists are auditioning for Lorne Michaels tomorrow at 30 Rock.
Saturday Night Live returns next week with two familiar faces: Jimmy Fallon will host and Justin Timberlake will be the musical guest.
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Source: John Goodman, Sylvester Stallone & Robert DeNiro Were A Bunch Of Wise Guys On SNL
Who’s on the shortlist to be Saturday Night Live‘s first black female cast member since Maya Rudolph? Who attended Paul Walker‘s memorial service? Does Evangeline Lilly‘s original character Tauriel ruin The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug?
- Amy Adams got to kiss Jennifer Lawrence in their new film, American Hustle, and Adams has spilled that Lawrence is a good kisser. “She has very soft lips.” [People]
- Ten black female comedians are set to test for Saturday Night Live tomorrow in front of Lorne Michaels and it’s been confirmed at least one of them will be added to the show early next year. The short list includes Erica Ash, Tanisha Long, Leslie Jones, Natasha Rothwell and Sasheer Zamata. [Deadline]
- Paul Walker was finally laid to rest this weekend. After his quiet funeral, about 200 of his friends, family and former co-workers (including Tyrese, Ludacris and Michelle Rodriguez) assembled at a Universal soundstage for an emotional memorial. [Eonline]
- Even though Evangeline Lilly’s character Tauriel is an original creation for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, she says purists have nothing to worry about. Lilly explains that Tauriel draws the audience “deeper into Middle Earth.” [MTV News]
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Source: First Dibs: Did Amy Adams Like Making Out With Jennifer Lawrence?
Beyoncé dropped her new album Beyoncé on iTunes and surprised fans worldwide on Friday. Among the 14 tracks is the song Blue (feat. Blue Ivy) – about her and Jay-Z’s almost 2-year-old daughter Blue Ivy. In a short video clip the singer is seen carrying her at the beach.
She states, “I see music. It’s more than just what I hear. When I’m connected to something, I immediately see a visual or a series of images that are tied to a feeling or an emotion, a memory from my childhood, thoughts about life, my dreams or my fantasies. And they’re all connected to the music.”
She continues, “I didn’t want to release my music the way I’ve done it. I am bored with that. I feel like I am able to speak directly to my fans. There’s so much that gets between the music, the artist and the fans. I felt like I didn’t want anybody to give the message when my record is coming out. I just want this to come out when it’s ready and from me to my fans.”
Beyoncé began recording new music in the summer of 2012 in The Hamptons. According to E! News – she worked with loads of singers, lyricists, producers, stylists, photographers and directors to bring her vision to life. Among them are Timbaland, Justin Timberlake, Pharrell Williams, The-Dream, Sia, Ryan Tedder, Miguel, Hit Boy, Ammo, Boots, Detail, Jake Nava, Hype Williams, Terry Richardson and Jonas Åkerlund.
The backdrops for her 17 music videos include New York City, Houston, Paris, Sydney and Rio de Janeiro.
“I just want to give my album to the people I love and respect and hope that they feel the same thing I felt when I made the music,” she says.
Source: Beyoncé’s Music Video Includes Blue Ivy
Vanessa Hudgens turns 25 years old today, and instead of having a quarter life crisis — or a public meltdown like other young Hollywood starlets these days — the High School Musical alumna is throwing herself into her work, somewhat responsibly. Not only has she continued departing from her Disney days by assuming adult roles in films like Spring Breakers and Gimme Shelter (January 2014), but she’s also becoming the face — ahem, and body — of charitable organizations the world over.
It’s been fun watching Vanessa grow up since she first sang her way into our hearts. But one thing we’ve noticed is that she’s become increasingly comfortable shedding clothing along the way. That’s why we created a playful little (not necessarily chronological) striptease in the gallery above.
Happy Birthday, V! Here’s to three more quarters of a century.
Source: Happy Birthday, Vanessa Hudgens! Watch Her Grow Up, And Strip Down, Before Your Eyes