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Since leaving the show in 1993, Chris Rock has surprisingly only hosted Saturday Night Live once. That was back in 1996 with The Wallflowers as the musical guest. This weekend, the 49-year-old comedian returned for a second time.

Rock kicked off the show with a controversial opening monologue. He delivered jokes about the Boston Marathon bombings, anti-gun regulations, the commercialization of Christmas and 9/11. Rock joked the corporate sponsor of the rebuilt Twin Towers should be Target. Too soon?

The political trend continued throughout the show. ISIS appeared in pitch perfect parody of ABC’s hit show Shark Tank. The terrorist group were seeking a $400 million investment for a 1 percent stake in their organization. The cast perfectly embodied the sharks.

Another highlight was a mock advert promoting a new drug called Swiftamine. It’s targeted at adults who experience vertigo after enjoying a Taylor Swift song.

Check out the hilarious clip and the others below, along with a medley performed by the one and only Prince. In a first for the show, he performed one eight-minute performance as opposed to taking to the stage twice for two four-minute sets.

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With back-to-back box office disappoints courtesy of Jack & Jill and That’s My Boy, it’s only natural Adam Sandler film a sequel to his last hit. Grown Ups 2 reunites Kevin James, Chris Rock and David Spade back with Sandler. Once again the foursome act like adolescent teens at summer camp. I have to admit that I sorta enjoyed the first one and the trailer looks like the same sort of silly antics are in store. How else would you describe a deer peeing in Sandler’s face?

As entertaining as that is, the trailer is all about the cameos. Taylor Lautner and his mob of angry frat boys force Sandler and the guys to strip down and cliff jump. It results with Spade yelling “I was inside you” to one of the guys. Andy Samberg pops up as a flamboyant male cheerleader. The former SNL comedian does his best Tawny Kitean impersonation, spreading his “cherry pie” all over a car windshield. Check out their appearances along with Shaquille O’Neal’s below.

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As promised, after The Oscars last night Jimmy Kimmel debuted his Movie: The Movie: 2V trailer and in case you missed it, we’ve got it for you to check out below. The hilarious movie parody video features 21 celebrities and tells the epic story of a world threatened by sexy vampires, sexy zombies, sexy mummies, and sexy leprechauns.

The cast includes: Rachel Weisz, Armie Hammer, Topher Grace, Jessica Chastain, Jude Law, Gerard Butler, Bryan Cranston, John Krasinski, Oprah Winfrey, Bradley Cooper, Kerry Washington, Guillermo Rodriguez, Jason Schwartzman, Chris Rock, Salma Hayek, Bruno Mars, Amanda Seyfried, Channing Tatum, Samuel L. Jackson, Wolf Blitzer, and even Matt Damon.

Kimmel plays the man who leads the charge of people who fight to stop the Sexpocalypse. Some of my favorite moments include when Kimmel calls Oprah (who plays the president) and she hangs up on him, when Matt Damon is told to pretend he’s eating a big sandwich but they really just want him to look like he’s giving head, and when Kimmel shouts, “Release the Tatum!” and a giant Channing Tatum comes out that fights the sexy monsters by thrusting from his manhood. Watch the epic and hilarious video below.

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A week after the Sandy Hook shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, two videos from very opposing camps hit the internet. First you have celebrities asking in a PSA, “How many more colleges? How many more classrooms? How many more movie theaters? How many more house of faith? How many more shopping malls? How many more street corners?” Demand A Plan is a grassroots initiative to mobilize Americans to DEMAND a plan to end gun violence from Congress and President Obama. Reese Witherspoon, Beyonce, Michelle Williams, Selena Gomez, John Hamm, Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson and many, many more lend their voices to the PSA.

Coincidentally on the same day, National Rifle Association president Wayne LaPierre, held a live press conference. LaPierre claims the media is to blame for the shootings and not guns. He explains that the entertainment industry makes “the filthiest form of pornography,” citing violent music videos and films Natural Born Killers and American Psycho. He further goes on to say that “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.” His most controversial comment that has celebrities on Twitter in a tizzy is his claim that had armed guards been at Sandy Hook, innocent lives would’ve been spared that day. Check out both vids below.

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This coming January 2013 is Vanity Fair‘s first ever comedy issue and it’s guest edited by Judd Apatow. For the issue, Apatow brought together his most talented friends and idols to contribute, write, and pose for a 19-page Mark Seliger portfolio. There are three different covers to this issue, with four different comedians looking fabulously funny on each. I’ve included all three of them below and you can vote for which one you like best.

This is only the third time since Graydon Carter became the editor of the magazine 20 years ago that someone has been a guest editor. The last guest editor was Bono when he guest-edited the Africa issue in July of 2007. Before that, Tom Ford guest-edited a Hollywood Portfolio in March of 2006. With the comedy genre booming these days, Carter felt like it was the perfect time for such an issue and that Judd Apatow was the perfect choice for the job.

In the first cover shown above, Jim Carrey is dressed up as Evel Knievel, Maya Rudolph is doing an ancient Egyptian like Steve Martin in his King Tut days, Will Ferrell is done up like a corny cowboy, and Amy Poehler as a 60s go-go girl. Check out the other two covers below, featuring comedians like Kristin Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, and more.

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In 2007, actress and screenwriter Julie Deply debuted her film “2 Days in Paris” at the Berlin International Film Festival. It received critical acclaim there and impressed audiences here in North America as well. Now, Julie is ready to release the sequel to her hit indie film with “2 Days in New York.” This time around, she’s placed Chris Rock alongside her to play her romantic lead.

In the film, Julie’s character Marion and her boyfriend Mingus (Rock) have a picture perfect life in the city of New York. Then, it all gets turned upside down when Marion’s family decides to come and visit. Mingus tries to keep it all together but he can’t help but get frustrated with the events coinciding with Marion’s parents arrival. Will Mingus be able to stay sane for the duration of their visit? Check out the movie trailer below and tell us if you’ll check this film out in the comments.

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Coincidently, right after the star-studded ensemble cast movie ‘New Year’s Eve‘ opened in theatres, the trailer for another celeb-filled flick has just been released. This film, based on on a best-selling book and is called: ‘What To Expect When You’re Expecting‘. The premise is “a look at the lives of five couples as they prepare to become parents”.

Familiar faces include: Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Matthew Morrison, Joe Manganiello, Chace Crawford, Chris Rock, Elizabeth Banks, Dennis Quaid, Anna Kendrick, Megan Mullally, and many more.

After watching the trailer myself, I have to admit that it actually does look quite good. There are a lot of funny lines AND hilarious people in it. Apparently, they had even tried to get Kristin Wiig in the film but she wasn’t able to do it due to SNL scheduling conflicts. With the combination of famous faces, funny lines, and hot eye candy (Morrison, Manganiello, and Crawford), it’ll be worth seeing for sure. Check out the trailer below and learn more about “What to Expect When You’re Expecting”!

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Movie Review: Grown Ups

In: Movies, Patrick

What do you get when you bring together so many great comedic actors, great writing, and some hilarious writing? You get this movie: Grown Ups. Written by both Adam Sandler and Fred Wolf, the film is a movie everyone can relate to and a movie that will make you laugh your ass off – only if you can appreciate simple and sometimes vulgar Family Guy type humor.

Here’s the synopsis, in a nutshell: After their high school basketball coach passes away, five good friends and former teammates (Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, Rob Schneider) reunite for a Fourth of July holiday weekend to pay their respects. They’ve all “grown up,” but are still very much have their childhood personalities. Sandler plays the one who “made it,” Rock plays the groups nag, Schneider plays “Mr. Nice”, James is the pudgy one, and Spade plays the oversexed one. I’m sure we can all relate to such a combination of friends. I’d probably be Schneider.

So after they all pay homage to their former coach at his funeral, they all decide to take a week’s vacation and meet up at this cabin for old times sake. With that, they all get to meet each others families. Former buddies get to judge each other on their choice of wives, how they’ve raised (or haven’t raised) their children, and what they’ve done with themselves professionally, all while catching up on old times. Stepping outside the film, I thought it was great to see this combination of comedians in these roles, as they too have known each other for quite a long time, working in the same industry together. My guess is they had a blast filming it!

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