Lindsay Lohan admitted to Matt Lauer on Thursday that she was counting on her Saturday Night Live hosting gig to begin proving to the world (movie producers) that she’s a trustworthy, still-promising actress who’s ready and willing to work again. Seems like a tall order for a show whose original cast was basically high the entire time they were on air and which has put some episodes in the hands of such capable hands as Charles Barkley.
So, how did she do? It’s kind of hard to tell — it seems like the writers didn’t really put all their faith in LiLo, since in most skits, she was relegated to the sidelines or the straight-man role. Her opening monologue provided the most self-aware laughs: Read more…
Whoa, guys. Maybe we drank Matt Lauer’s Kool-Aid, but we’re finding ourselves completely blown away by Lindsay Lohan’s interview on Today this morning. Disconcerting plastic surgery and bangs aside, Lindsay looked poised, confident and just the right amount of humbled as she spoke openly about the past couple years and how she plans to rehabilitate her image after feeling like she’s rehabilitated her self.
“This last whirlwind of experiences this past year and a half, I’ve kind of just taken a step back and been like, I’m not doing what I love to do and I need to find a way to find that balance again,” she said. As if she were speaking before a judge, or maybe a casting director, Lindsay repeated how much she wants to work again and acknowledged that she has to do a lot to make people want to hire her.
“I think that takes time. It takes actions. I need to go through the process of proving myself. With SNL, with being on time, keeping my … stuff together,” she said, admitting that she emailed Lorne Michaels repeatedly to convince him to have her host this week’s episode. Read more…
Lindsay Lohan is really taking it on the chin over her SNL promos, isn’t she? We would normally follow up that statement with a plastic surgery joke, except everyone on the planet has already done that for us. Look, we rip on Lilo as much as the next everybody, but all the concentrated face-centric Lohan bashing we saw today made us want to sit alone in a dark room and think about our lives. Since a lonely, darkened room is where we blog from anyway, we instead snapped out of it and collected the most vicious Lindsay Lohan SNL promo headlines we could find. For example, says Us Weekly:
Kristen Wiig‘s Vogue profile is basically a mushy love letter from every single person she knows. As it should be! “I don’t know if anyone ever showed up better equipped for the show than Kristen did,” SNL head writer Seth Meyers gushes. “She was immediately great at it, and it’s a very hard job to be great at. Her characters were broad but built out of incredibly subtle observations.” Sean Penn, Wiig’s costar in the upcoming film The Comedian, might have them all beat in the compliment department, though. “I don’t go to a dinner party where people don’t refer to her as a genius,” he claims. “She’s a writer, she can invent characters and stories, and she has a touch that translates. It’s her game to play.” Man, if only the Target lady could see Kristen now. You know she would approve.
As with most famous ladies, fame brings with it fashion, and in the article Wiig praises Alexander McQueen, Nina Ricci and Isabel Marant as her favorite couture. “I always say I want to look haunted.” the Bridesmaids star said of her Golden Globes Bill Blass frock. The only flaw we could find in the profile? The writer describing Kristen as “the face to watch in female comedy.” How about the face to watch…winning an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay? The face to watch…killing it on your TV every week? The face…who looks great despite what said face’s owner thinks? “I’m going to need a lot of under-eye work,” Wiig joked about hitting the red carpet. “Concealer.”
Lindsay Lohan‘s SNL hosting gig is in the news today, but before you roll your eyes and sigh like you always do, might we remind you that Lindsay Lohan is actually really, really funny? Okay, sometimes it’s unintentional, but for the most part it’s on purpose! “SNL! I love NBC!!!!!!!!!!!!,” Lilo tweeted on Saturday after it was announced she would be hitting the 30 Rock stage March 3, along with musical guest Jack White. To get you psyched up for Lindsay’s return to comedic greatness (and for a much needed break between her nip slip photos, courtesy of Terry Richardson), our top 5 funniest Lindsay Lohan moments include:
At least Daniel Radcliffe isn’t bad-mouthing you on Twitterâ€¦or Tumblrâ€¦or Facebook, Lana Del Rey. One down, millions upon millions to go! We’re sure the “Video Games” singer appreciates having someone in her corner, though, after critics tore into her Saturday Night Live debut. “It was unfortunate that people seemed to turn on her so quickly,” the Woman in Black actor said in Del Rey’s defense at the BAFTA nominations. “I also think people are making it about things other than the performance. If you read what people are saying about her online, it’s all about her past and her family and stuff that’s nobody else’s business.” Haters, if you’re going to hate, at least stay on topic!
Added Radcliffe, “I don’t think it warranted anywhere near that reaction.” Personally, we thought Lana’s performance was weird, slow and vocally all over the place…a.k.a. everything we like about a Lana Del Ray song. And her hair! It looked like a wig such as Aphrodite herself would wear! Or RuPaul! So what did you think? Was Daniel right to leap to Lana’s defense? Or was Lana Del Rey’s SNL performance enough to override both her celebrity supporters and that shimmering honey-colored mane?
Portlandia returned for its second season last Friday, and VH1 was there on the red carpet to talk to its stars Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein. We even bumped into movie legend Jeff Goldblum, who has a guest spot in this Friday’s episode. What did we talk to them about? Everything!
Ever heard of speed dating? Well our own Janell Snowden conducted a patented “speed interview,” and kept the questions flying. Very, very important questions. You’ll also find out what part of his body Jeff Goldblum is most proud of, Fred Armisen’s favorite SNL cast member of all time, and Carrie Brownstein’s secret girl crush. Check out the video below for the answers to these questions and so many more enlightening revelations!
Dust off your ukeleles, practice your jazz hands and stock up on insulin, because both Zooey Deschanel and Karmin are bringing their bright-eyed adorableness to Saturday Night Live next month. It was announced today that the stage at 30 Rock will feature The New Girl star, the hyper-upbeat YouTube sensations and their eerily similar brand of retro-sweetness on February 11. Meanwhile, Channing Tatum will host the week prior on February 4, though there’s no way he could possibly look as good in a Peter Pan collar and a Bump-It. Well…maybe if he was wearing just a Peter Pan collar and a Bump-It.
The combination of Deschanel’s tweeness and Karmin frontwoman Amy Heidemann‘s infinity smiles makes us more than a little worried that SNLwill transform into the Happy Sunshine Glitter Tap Dance Hour (trademark pending) for the night. But would that really be so wrong? Other than the number of hair bows we’ll have to see on a grown woman, would that really be so wrong? Maybe we can get both Zooey and Amy in a I Love Lucy sketch? Amy does mug to the camera like a overcaffeinated brunette Lucille Ballâ€¦which would make Zooey Ethel. We don’t mean that as an insult, Zooey. We mean that as an honor.
Katy Perry, like so many of her pop peers, often tries her darndest to look like a cartoon character onstage and at awards shows and the like. So we were quite curious to see what she’d wear for her hosting gig on Saturday Night Live, where the costumes usually range from dowdy to goofy to freakish. The result? Well, nothing they put her in was quite as flattering as her own typical style choice. And we’re glad of that. We don’t tune in on Saturday nights (or, well, flip on the TiVo on Sunday mornings) to see pretty. But just because we like making everything into a competition, we decided to ask you: Which of Katy’s SNL outfits was the absolute silliest? (Oh, and PS. We left out her Pippa costume as it was neither silly nor cute.)
We admit it: We let Matt Damon sneak a peek at your Christmas list. We were just so surprised he was talking to us! And that he was going through our garbage! Anyway, hope you like the L/XL Depends and tiny chickens he prepared. If not, they can still use them on the set of Matt’s upcoming SNL New Year’s Eve segment, co-starring Katy Perry, Val Kilmer and Andy Samberg, which shot in New York City today. After all, it’s really the thought that counts. Look, they’re even adjustable!