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  • Betty White’s dusty muffin gave Saturday Night Live its highest ratings in over a year. – NY Times
  • The other thing people watched this weekend was Iron Man 2. – E!
  • Some sad news to report: legendary singer and actress Lena Horne passed away last night. – NY Daily News
  • The Lost finale extravaganza is going to be hours and hours, and involves Jimmy Kimmel. – TV Guide
  • Mystery! No one can figure out if Joaquin Phoenix’s documentary is real or a farce. – LA Times

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  • It looks like Betty White might get to host Saturday Night Live after all! Okay, well, more like co-host, as there will be other funny ladies there too (the more the merrier I always say!). — EW
  • Shit that’s cool: William Shatner will star in the pilot of CBS’ Shit My Dad Says…I said it before and I’ll say it again, PLEASE KEEP THAT TITLE. —Fishbowl LA
  • I think it’s safe to say that Better Off Ted won’t be renewed. The guy who plays Ted (Jay Harrington) is set to star in a new show called Nathan v. Nurture and Bill Pullman has just signed on to co-star. Whoa, Bill Pullman! Where has that guy been? — Hollywood Reporter
  • Quentin Tarantino did something nice. And I’m sure it’s purely a coincidence that it was announced to the press right around Oscar time. —ABC

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  • Talk about hot for teacher!  Before he became a big television star, Don Draper taught high school drama in St. Louis–and guess which actor from a hit NBC show was his student? — E!Online
  • Calling all “wealthy businessmen,” Jennifer Aniston is looking for a date. — US Weekly
  • A Real Housewives of New York City insider (a.k.a. one of the housewives) spills the beans that Alex & Simon have been dropped from the guest list. — NY Daily News
  • Betty White’s cult-success (!) continues, this time with the magic of Facebook. — PopCandy

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  • Good news, Better Off Ted returns with a new season on December 8th!! Oh, and that other ABC show that just won’t quit already, Scrubs, returns for its 49th season on December 1st — The Futon Critic
  • In award-show host news: Ricky Gervais will host the 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards in January 2010. Hugh Jackman will not return to host next year’s Oscar telecast. All of this is about as riveting as actually watching the award shows — Gawker
  • Get out your best sweater set and curlers, Betty Draper is hosting Saturday Night Live on November 14. I bet Peggy Olson’s office liquor cabinet that Don will make a cameo — TV Guide
  • Fantastic, 100 days of pre, PREEEEEEE Olympics coverage, courtesy of NBC…yes, the same annoying network that brings you Leno every night at 10 PM — Los Angeles Times
  • You know that little Michael Jackson movie that no one has been talking about? Well, it made a lot of money over the weekend–just one more thing for the Jackson family to fight about — NY Daily News

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Out of the mouths of babes

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When Saturday Night Live announced this week that hottie Megan Fox will  host the premiere episode of the 35th season airing on September 26, the sound of fanboys fainting onto their Xbox consoles and computer keyboards could be heard all across this great nation.  Ok, so the kids at SNL have pretty much guaranteed that plenty of eyeballs will tune in, but will they get the laughs?  Is Angelina Jolie’s doppelganger funny?

Since we’ve only really seen her bend over cars, outrun gigantic robot aliens, and straddle motorcycles, who the heck knows? Luckily, we have IMDB to help provide us with some insight. They have this neat little section on each profile page called “Personal Quotes” where they’ve listed interesting things that movie stars have said.  Ms. Fox has about 3,000 quotes on her profile, so I took it upon myself to highlight some of the more “funny-ish” ones.*

  • Olivia Wilde is so sexy she makes me want to strangle a mountain ox with my bare hands. She’s mesmerizing.
  • If I ever lose a role because of my tattoos, I’ll quit Hollywood and go to work at Costco.
  • Hollywood is the most superficial thing you could possibly be a part of and if I weren’t attractive I wouldn’t be working at all.
  • I didn’t decide I’m gonna be an actress cause I wanna be respected for how I play chess.
  • I think one day I could be a very good actress. But so far, I haven’t done anything.
  • I’m not going to win an Oscar anytime soon. I’m not Meryl Streep.

*IMDB does not attribute where or when these quotes were pulled, so your guess is as good as mine.

Hmmmm…well, thanks IMDB, but that wasn’t helpful at all. Whatevs, I say let’s give the young lady a shot. There’s no way she could be worse than Paris Hilton. Anyway, I’ll close this post with Ms. Fox’s own words, as I think she puts it best (again, from IMDB):

“I’m definitely labeled in the pin-up category. I haven’t given people a reason to take my work seriously yet, which is my responsibility. I think the expectation for me, as far as my ability as an actress goes, is very low. I feel like that means I can only ever be an over-achiever when people expect so little from me.”

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