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Remember that wonderful moment when Daniel Craig made his 007 debut coming out of the water in those tight blue swim trunks? SIGH. One fan fondly remembers that iconic scene so much, a whopping 44,450 British pounds was shelled to win the size L bathing suit at an auction. Maybe it was Dame Judi Dench’s intro that sealed the deal. She joked, “All I’m going to tell you is they’re unwashed.” I wonder if they still have Craig’s “essence”. And by “essence”, you know what I mean ;) The auction was part of Global James Bond Day on October 5, honoring the 50th anniversary of the spy film franchise.

In other James Bond-related news, Craig hosted last night’s Saturday Night Live. Unlike most of the writers, I don’t watch SNL religiously. That said, the second I heard the episode featured a 007 spoof centered around Bond Girls, I had to check it out. We all know the iconic ones like Jane Seymour, Ursula Andress and Halle Berry, but there are a handful of “lesser known” Bond Girls. In the faux commercial, the SNL cast do an excellent job mimicking Lea Michele, Ellen DeGeneres, Diane Keaton and others in their forgotten Bond roles. Watching Michele annoy Daniel Craig by perkily singing was hilarious. Check out the skit below.

  • Diane Keaton in “Never Die Twice Tomorrow”
  • Jodie Foster in “Kill Me Once, Shame on You”
  • Lea Michele in “Hippopotopussy”
  • Molly Ringwald in “The Man Who Was a Gun”
  • Ellen DeGeneres in “Honey, I Killed the Spy”
  • Penny Marshall in “Quantum of Leap”

watch the SNL skit after the jump

Bruno Mars has just released his new single “Locked Out Of Heaven” and we’ve got your first listen below. As soon as I pushed play on the track, I loved it already. As I’ve said in the title, it’s catchy and of course has Mars’ signature sound. This is the first single from his second solo album, Unorthodox Jukebox which is due out on December 11.

In addition to this song release, there was also more big Bruno news as it was also just announced that on October 20, the singer would be both the host and the musical guest on Saturday Night Live!

I have no doubt that this single will do well and I can’t wait to hear the rest of his album when it comes out. Listen to “Locked Out Of Heaven” below and let me know what you think!

Listen to the new song after the jump…

Last night, Joseph Gordon-Levitt hosted SNL with musical guest Mumford & Sons and overall, I found it pretty mediocre. The opening monologue was awesome, with Levitt doing a little parody of Magic Mike and putting on a little strip show for the audience. I have to say, he’s turned into a man over the last couple years and he’s gotten very hot. I noticed this in The Dark Night Rises.

Other than that, I loved Weekend Update, as well as the following sketches: “Undecided Voter” (which made fun of uneducated voters), “My Daughter” (where Levitt was dressed in drag), and “Live with Kelly and Michael Cold Open,” where they made fun of the new host… and Kelly of course.

What did you guys think of the episode last night? It really made me miss Kristin Wiig. That being said, I’d say that Vanessa Bayer, Fred Armison, Kate McKinnon, Bill Hader and Naseem Pedrad stood out as the strongest in the cast. Re-watch Levitt’s sexy opening monologue from last night by checking out the video below.

Watch the video after the jump…

Last night, Seth MacFarlane helped kick of a new season of Saturday Night Live as the host with the most…voices! The Family Guy creator and star showed off his comedic talent in his opening monologue and in various skits throughout the show and he was thoroughly entertaining. The musical guest for last night’s episode was Frank Ocean.

There was a creepy puppet skit, a Ryan Lochte impression during Weekend Update, Jay Pharoah as the new President Barack Obama impersonator, and even a sketch that included “Gangnam Style” with a special appearance by Psy himself!

Did you watch Seth MacFarlane on SNL? What did you think of the episode? What about some of the new cast members? Next week Joseph Gordon-Levitt will be hosting the show with musical guest Mumford & Sons. Watch some of last night’s sketches below. Unfortunately, some are only viewable in the U.S.

Watch some of the sketchs after the jump…

Meet The New Additions To Saturday Night Live

In: Donovan, TV Shows

Saturday Night Live begins its 38th season this weekend with Seth MacFarlane hosting and Frank Ocean as the musical guest. Ever since the sketch comedy show lost three of its most high-profile cast members after last season, fans have been wondering who would be called in to fill Kristen Wiig, Andy Samberg and Abby Elliott’s shoes. With just five days before the premiere, we finally have the official announcement.

Aidy Bryant, Tim Robinson and Cecily Strong are the newest additions to the long-running NBC show. All three comedians are veterans of Chicago’s famed improv troupe, The Second City. In the past the comedy troupe has been a fertile recruiting ground for SNL, beginning with John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd and Bill Murray back in the day.

Bryant hails from Phoenix, Arizona and has a theater degree from Columbia. Robinson comes from Detroit, Michigan and has an upcoming gig on CBS’ midseason comedy, Friend Me. Strong comes from the national touring company of the Second City improvisational theater in Chicago. Only time (and future sketches) will tell if the trio are worthy successors to Wiig and crew. In the meantime, check out videos of each of the newbies below.

check out a couple of skits after the jump

A 28th season of SNL begins on September 15 and the first batch of hosts and musical guests have just been announced. The sad thing about this upcoming season is that it will be short at least three former cast members, including Kristin Wiig, Andy Samberg, and Abby Elliott.

On its second weekend back (September 22), Joseph Gordon-Levitt will be hosting the show with musical guest Mumford & Sons. Gordon-Levitt previously hosted back in 2009. The week following that (October 6), Daniel Craig (the sexy James Bond) will be hosting with musical guest, Muse. Craig will be promoting the latest Bond movie, Skyfall and this will be his first time hosting SNL.

The person hosting the season premiere will be hosting with musical guest Frank Ocean, who came out as gay not too long ago. Find out who the season premiere host is below.

Find out who is hosting the Season Premiere after the jump…

Andy Samberg Is Leaving SNL

In: Celeb Gossip & News, Patrick, TV Shows

It’s official. After months of speculation, Andy Samberg has officially stated that he is in fact leaving SNL and will not be returning. This news comes just a couple weeks after the season finale when fellow cast members bid farewell to Kristin Wiig, who will also not be returning next season. Samberg made the announcement to The New York Times yesterday.

“Obviously it’s not a huge shock, but I did officially decide not to come back,” he told the paper. The ‘That’s My Boy‘ star added that this is an “incredibly emotional and strange moment in my life.” Wiig had said she felt that it was her time to leave the show, and Samberg felt the same about his own career. “I connect with that. Something about it just feels like it’s the moment.” As you’d expect, he’s definitely open to hosting in the future or doing a guest spot, should the opportunity arise. “That’s the kind of thing that I really do hope happens.”

So I guess that means no more ‘The Lonely Island‘ digital shorts for SNL? Check out some of the hilarious videos they’ve created below.

Watch after the jump…

SNL Bids Farewell To Kristen Wiig

In: TV Shows, Tyrell

Did you catch Saturday Night Live last night? Hosted by Mick Jagger, the rock star managed to make us laugh hysterically a few times including the multiple jabs at his crazy stage antics. But, the emotion ran over when the show aired their final skit of the season: a farewell to the brilliant, talented and funny Kristen Wiig.

Yes, Kristen is saying farewell to the Saturday Night crew like all the best and funny ones do. Kristen clearly proved that she’s ready to take over the world when she co-wrote and starred in “Bridesmaids.” Now, she’s ready to take on more film roles and write them too! To say goodbye, Mick and company serenaded her with the song “Ruby Tuesday” while each cast member took a turn dancing with her. Even creator and executive producer Lorne Michaels took a turn dancing with her. The part that will choke you up is watching her dance with fellow cast members Bill Hader and Jason Sudeikis. The poor guy can barely hold himself together.

Kristen will truly be missed on the show as she was a refreshing sight to many skits over what some may say is a dry, few seasons. Watch the touching tribute below.

Watch the cast and crew of SNL bid farewell to Kristen Wiig after the jump.

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