NBC went a little overboard with its special celebrating Saturday Night Live’s 40th anniversary. If you count the hour-long red carpet special, the entire tribute clocked in at four and a half hours. Mind you, the last hour was filled mostly with commercials, but still. A tad overkill.
With that being said, there were plenty of memorable moments from a star-studded roster including SNL alums Tina Fey, Kristen Wiig, Jane Curtain, Amy Poehler, Dana Carvey, Mike Myers, Martin Short, Steve Martin, Adam Sandler and plenty more fan favorites. They were joined by A-list stars such as Edward Norton, Emma Stone, Kerry Washington, Jerry Seinfeld, Michael Douglas, Sean Hayes, Melissa McCarthy and Taylor Swift to name just a few.
Throughout the night, Lorne Michaels and company resurrected popular skits including Celebrity Jeopardy once again featuring an inappropriate Sean Connery, Maya Rudolph as Beyonce and Mike Myers and Dana Carvey reuniting for Wayne’s World. Another highlight saw Jane Curtain joining Tina Fey and Amy Poehler at the Weekend Update anchor desk.
The two most disappointing moments was the N Sync reunion that was rumored but never happened and Eddie Murphy’s awkward return to his former stomping grounds. Talk about underwhelming.
Check out my favorite moments below which includes Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake’s sensational opening number referencing SNL’s most iconic moments from the past four decades. Be sure to weigh in afterward on your favorite and least favorite moments.
Mariah & Whitney. Celine & Barbra. Britney & Rihanna. Those pairings have given us some pretty great duets. Now, we can add Robin Thicke and Will Ferrell to that group ;) Okay not really, but it’s a fun listen nonetheless.
Ferrell in his Ron Burgundy alter ego delivers spoken word as Thicke taps into his upper register to cover Christopher Cross’ classic “Ride Like The Wind.” The collaboration is for Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues which opens December 18.
Word on the street suggests an accompanying music video is also in the works. I can’t wait. Should be an equally fun ride. As an aside, I have to give Robin props. His parts sound fantastic. A solo version could’ve easily fit in on his current studio album. Check out the duet below.
With Paul Rudd and One Direction on tap, Saturday Night Live rebounded after hitting a season low among adults 18-49 when Josh Hutcherson and Haim dropped by. Creatively speaking, the sketches improved massively as well. Rudd is hilarious on his own, but with surprise help from his Anchorman 2 cast mates, it reached a whole new level.
Kristen Wiig reprised Dooneese in a Sound of Music segment. Will Ferrell, Steve Carrell and David Koechner backed up Rudd during his opening monologue where they faced off against One Direction. Other highlights include the Michaelangelo small penis sketch, 1D concert line clip, the first black movie for white audiences and Jebidiah Atksinson’s holiday movie reviews. Check out all the clips below.
It’s that time of the year for all those year-end lists. GQ magazine revealed their picks for their annual Men of the Year issue. Not surprisingly, Justin Timberlake is one of them. Dude had a killer comeback with regards to music by dropping not one but two hit albums. Sadly, in cinematic terms, not so much. Have you seen Runner, Runner? Here’s a partial list of accomplishments as to why GQ honored the 32-year-old entertainer.
Check out the other covers below featuring the publication’s other Men of the Year. They are Kendrick Lamar (Rapper of the Year), Matthew McConaughey (Leading Man of the Year), Will Ferrell (Funny Man of the Year) and the late James Gandolfini. Just in case you were wondering, Timberlake gets the #Hashtag of the Year title. The December issue hits newsstands November 19.
Ron Burgunday and his Channel 4 news team leave San Diego for the Big Apple in the highly-anticipated sequel. Being as sheltered as they are, the boys encounter and experience new things. Naturally, when they come across the gay anchor at GNN, they can’t quite tell the difference between homosexuals and vampires. It’s silly, ridiculous and exactly what you’d expect (and want) from Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.
Along with the Ferrell, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, David Koechner and Christina Applegate reprise their roles. In addition, the film has rounded up practically everyone in Hollywood for either a cameo or small speaking role. Megan Good, Kristen Wiig, Harrison Ford, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, John C.Reilly, Jim Carrey, Kanye West, Sacha Baron Cohen, Liam Neeson and Kirsten Dunst are just a few of the names you’ll see in the sequel. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues premieres worldwide on December 20, 2013. Check out the second trailer below.
Up until this point, we’ve only seen a couple of teasers featuring Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd and David Koechner banter back and forth. At long last, the first official trailer with actual footage from the film has surfaced. Anchorman: The Legend Continues doesn’t hit theaters until December 20, 2013 but you can get your first look now.
In the trailer, we see Ron Burgundy and his news team entering the 80s. Appropriate given the fact the original Anchorman film hit theaters almost a decade ago. They try to adjust by taking a job at a CNN-style 24 hour news station. There, they face off against a young handsome anchor played by James Marsden and a legendary newscaster in the form of Harrison Ford. The highlight for me though is seeing Kristen Wiig in the trailer. She plays a similarly dimwitted character as Steve Carell’s character’s potential girlfriend.
Other famous faces joining the sequel are Liam Neeson, Vince Vaughn, Nicole Kidman, John C. Reilly, Kanye West and Meagan Good. The latter seems to play a love interest of sorts. The scene where he’s trying to breakdown race barriers at dinner with her family is hilarious. I wonder what this means for Christina Applegate’s character in the film. Check out the trailer below.
The very first teaser trailer for the Anchorman sequel premiered in May 2012. Almost a year later, Paramount finally drops another one for the early-awaited flick. Like the first clip, it features Will Ferrell as Ron Burgundy, along with Steve Carell, Paul Rudd and David Koechner standing alongside him. The foursome take turns dropping their unique catchphrases.
Also returning for the second film are Christina Applegate and Vince Vaughn. New blood comes in the form of Kristen Wiig, Harrison Ford and Greg Kinnear. The Anchorman sequel also features a few notable cameos including Jim Carrey, Drake, Kirsten Dunst, Nicole Kidman, Kanye West, Amy Poehler and Tina Fey. Catch all the action when Anchorman: The Legend Continues hits theaters on December 20, 2013. This time around the action moves from San Diego to New York. Check out the teasers below.
Last night, the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards took place, hosted by the hilarious Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. The duo made such a great team, I only wish there had been more of them! There were several very funny moments throughout the night, as well as some touching moments such Jody Foster’s acceptance speech for the Cecil B. DeMille Award. Another of my favorite parts of the night was when Kristen Wiig and Will Ferrell were presenters together. I was laughing my head off. I’m not sure what was with Tommy Lee Jones’ stank face during that portion of the evening, but whatever. I also loved when Adele won for “Skyfall” and they cut to Taylor Swift’s “less than impressed” face.
I watched the Awards show at Donovan & Brian‘s house along with some Homorazzi cast members and some of our other friends. As you may already know, we had made some predictions as to who we thought would win. I’ve included the results of those predictions within the list of winners below. I’m just going to put it out there right away, I suck at these types of predictions and totally lost. LOL.