Lindsay Lohan was back on SNL for her fifth time and the episode did not disappoint (at least for the most part). When she did her opening monologue, the SNL cast pretended that they all trusted the former bad girl, but their actions said otherwise. From an alarm going off when she stepped off of the stage to Kenan Thompson checking her pupils to Kristin Wiig patting her down. They even had John Hamm in the audience as a backup host in case Lohan proved unreliable.
I was seriously laughing so hard watching one of the first sketches of the night – “The Real Housewives of Disney“. It was absolutely hilarious and my favorite part of the episode. With Snow White, Cinderella, Jasmine, Rapunzel, and Belle, the ladies nailed it with their Real Housewives version of the Disney characters. Oh and the gay Prince Charming was amazing. “Rapunzel, Rapunzel… burn that dress.” LOL. This may likely end up being the funniest sketch of the season.
The 2012 Psychic Awards was a pretty funny concept as well, with the winners already knowing who won moments before they were announced. The best part of the sketch was where instead of a montage of the people that died in the past year, it was a montage of the people that were going to die in the coming year… all of whom were sitting in the audience to learn the news. LOL.
This Saturday, Lindsay Lohan will be hosting SNL for the the fourth time and it will also be her first big public gig in quite some time. Personally, I have a hunch that this is the comeback we’ve been waiting for. Everyone is beyond tired of the former ‘Mean Girls’ star’s troubles, and I think she finally is as well.
On Tuesday, Matt Lauer from The Today Show sat down with Lohan for a candid interview about where she’s at right now. When asked if she’s tempted when she goes out to a club, she responded, “That’s not my thing anymore. I went out, actually, a few months ago with a friend. And I was so uncomfortable. Not because I felt tempted, just because it was just the same thing that it always was before. And it just wasn’t fun for me. I’ve become more of a homebody. And I like that.”
He also asked her commitment level when it comes to work, given her past troubles. “I don’t want people to have that reason to be scared anymore. So being able to have this opportunity with ‘SNL’ and the film, I’m gonna do what I’m supposed to do, and enjoy doing it, and do it as best as I can.” More in the clip below. The full interview will be show on The Today Show tomorrow (Friday).
I’m filing this under what the what?! In an interesting move from Lorne Michaels and the camp over at Studio 8H, it has been decided that Lindsay Lohan will host an upcoming episode on March 8. The musical guest for the night? Jack White. Lindsay hasn’t hosted the show since 2006 when she was promoting her films Prairie Home Companion and Just My Luck with musical guest, Pearl Jam (so random). However, it was her 2004 appearance that has us all remembering how funny Lindsay can be.
You may remember a one, Debbie Downer skit where all of the actors involved broke down in absolute laughter. It doesn’t help that Jimmy Fallon started the laugh train, not surprising considering he breaks during almost every single sketch. In any case, I hope they pay a little bit of homage to this skit when she hosts in three weeks. Yes, I think they should bring back Rachel Dratch, Amy Poehler and Horatio Sanz.
Lindsay hosting the weekly comedy show comes on the heels of us learning that Lohan has been commended by Judge Stephanie Sautner for making vast improvements with her probation restrictions. With them being lifted shortly, it only makes sense that immediately, she come to NYC and host SNL, right? Check out that hilarious Debbie Downer skit below to remember Lindsay in her prime.
HOORAY! This is amazing news. SNL alum Maya Rudolph will be hosting the weekly variety show later this month. She will take the stage on the February 18 episode with musical guest Sleigh Bells. This will be the first time she’s hosted the show since she left in 2007. This past December they also had former SNL alum Jimmy Fallon also host the show.
We last saw Rudolph as the bride in Bridesmaids, which was nominated for two Academy Awards. Wait it is just me or is it kind of weird that Rudolph and Sleigh Bells are in the same episode? LOL. This week, New Girl star Zooey Deschanel will be hosting the show with musical guest Bon Iver.
I’m curious to see what SNL characters Rudolph will bring back in her one off episode. She’s known for some pretty funny characters, as well as her ability to transform into different races and use different accents. Whitney Houston has to be one of my favorites of her celebrity impressions. I’ve included a couple past sketches below to get you excited.
Last night, Channing Tatum made his SNL debut as host for the evening. With his forthcoming film Magic Mike being about his former life as a stripper, it was only fitting that the show touch upon it in a skit or two. However, it seemed that the writers got a little lazy this week and opted to include Tatum’s stripper moves into almost every skit. It all began with his opening monologue.
The concept for Channing’s opening bit was to recognize a few people in the audience who were former costumers of his old strip club stumping grounds. Although he remembered them, many of his clients opted to deny they had ever met him. However, Fred Armisen nailed it as a creepy male costumers who passes out when Channing ripped open his shirt, only to find that the doctor was also a former client.
Two of the show’s biggest highlights actually had nothing to do the evening’s host. Bon Iver, the night’s musical guest hit two home runs with their performances of Holocene and Beth/Rest. If you’ve never heard Bon Iver, I’d compare them to the Dave Matthew’s Band for the current generation. Another highlight was Kristen Wiig’s portrayal of Lana Del Rey during Weekend Update. Bang on! Check out last night’s sketches below.
Pop duo Karmin is well on track to make 2012 their year. Before the end of 2011, the two released their first official debut studio single, “Crash Your Party“ which showcased the fact that members Nick Noonan and Amy Heidemann could do more than just a cover in their apartment with a camera. The track caught the attention of many and with the help of Epic Records, landed them a spot performing on SNL alongside Zooey Deschanel on February 11.
Just in time for their television appearance, the duo has released a new, radio-friendly track titled “Broken Hearted“. While the title suggests a melancholy melody, Amy’s vocals are anything but as she sings to a man to not leave her “broken hearted tonight”. My question is, where are Nick’s vocals on the track? Are those his pipes crooning out the harmonies in the chorus?
I am so excited to see more of Karmin this year and cannot wait to check out their first full-length studio album set for release later this year. These two are fresh and are definitely helping define a new genre of music known as swagger-pop. But, is it hard to take fresh-faced Amy seriously during her rhymes and using quirky words like cheerio in their songs? Give a listen to “Broken Hearted” below.
One of the funniest SNL sketches of all time for me was with Rachel Dratch as “Debbie Downer” in Disneyland with guest host Lindsay Lohan. The woman could not keep a straight face, and nor could anyone else. She had so much difficulty delivering her lines and I just died of laughter.
Well, in this new segment “Get Into the Snuggie With Billy” on Billy on the Street, Billy tells Rachel that she has to try to name 20 white celebrities in 30 seconds. As soon as he said that to her, she BURST out laughing and couldn’t stop (reminding of the SNL sketch). It gets even funnier when she accidentally names that shouldn’t go together, but you know how the brain works with word association. It’s hilarious and I’m not going to spoil it.
It’s your lucky day because I’ve included this new video, as well as the epic SNL sketch as Debbie Downer. Enjoy! (I know I did). Watch them both below!
Since last weekend’s SNL episode, a lot of the discussion in the media this week has been Lana Del Ray‘s performance as the musical guest. I happened to have watched the episode myself and was definitely… confused to say the least about her performance, where she sang “Blue Jeans” and “Video Games“. I was thinking, “Is there something I’m missing?” She seems so disinterested in what she was doing and her voice was all over the place. The media had a field with this performance since then, even comparing the performance to Ashlee Simpson’s lip-syncing ordeal.
So what does she have to say about this? Well, this week she sat down with FUSE and in terms of her live singing ability, she had the following to say: “I think like, the people who have been listening to my music for a little while know that I’m more of a writer and, like, a studio singer. So I think if you come to the show, you just come to hear the songs on the record that you might like.” Hmm, isn’t that why everyone goes to concerts? She also said, “You can’t expect too much from my show.” Crazy! You never expect someone to say that about their own performance. That being said, at least she’s being honest. I dunno, what do you think about all of this?
Check out her interview below and see for yourself. Do you think she’ll be able to recover from this? Either way, I’m certain it will haunt her for the next while anyway.