–by Meghan O’Keefe (@megsokay)
Superstar Justin Timberlake hosted Saturday Night Live last night for the fifth time, thus putting him in the elite “Five-Timers Club”. He also reunited with Lonely Island cohort Andy Samberg, impersonated Elton John, stood next to the Three Amigos, and brought us all down to Veganville.
Oh, and he sang two songs from his new album, too.
It is without question that Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are going to dominate this Sunday’s Golden Globes ceremony. We know this like we know the sun will rise tomorrow. Between their hosting gig and Andy Samberg‘s new job hosting the Independent Spirit Awards, we started to wonder which SNL alums have also tried their hands (and succeeded!) at the award show hosting game.
The holidays are a time to celebrate goodwill for all human kind. And that’s cool and all, but that stuff gets sort of old after a while. So now let’s take a minute and take a look at all famous folks who didn’t get the peace and harmony memo! We’ve assembled our list of the top 20 most brutal celebrity beat-downs of 2012. Join us in a chant of “Fight fight fight!” and check it out!
20. Rita Ora vs. Rob Kardashian: Rita Whora’s Revenge
Rob Kardashian didn’t handle his heartbreak all that great following his split with Rita Ora. Instead of posting passive aggressive Facebook statuses like the rest of us, he went on an all-out Twitter assault against his former flame, claiming that she cheated on him with 20 dudes, and coining the obvious pun, “Rita Whora,” which became a trending topic soon after. #Revenge? #SmallVictories
Stitches required: Just 1 for Rob’s broken heart.
Man, if you thought shooting Season 4 of Community was going to be awkward already, you were totally right! But now even more so! While cohosting Live! With Kelly this morning, Community star Joel McHale put in his two cents about the ongoing potty-mouthed voice mail feud between Chevy Chase and the show’s creator Dan Harmon. “And as I’ve said before, we said it on The Soup, it’s impossible because there’s no way Chevy could figure out voicemail,” McHale cracks to Kelly Ripa. “He hibernates for nine months out of the year, and when you wake someone up, they’re very disoriented and a lot of the time they don’t know what they’re saying.” Oh no, that’s bears, Joel! You’re thinking of bears!
And this after all those f-bomb-laced rants Chevy left on Harmon’s phone. Because Donald Glover was going to have to break the icy silence around the craft services table anyway, Joel took the opportunity to get in few more completely unnecessary digs at Chase’s behalf. “Maybe I should bait him into it.” McHale joked after Kelly suggested he get himself some fame off the feud. “‘Come on, you wuss, leave me a message.’” Chevy is probably fumbling confusedly with an iPhone as we speak! If someone tells him how to get to Contacts, Joel, you better watch your back.
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Looks like Chevy Chase is hoping to secure his legacy in the hollowed ranks of our favorite celebrity ranters. You got it, Chevy! After the Community star was caught cursing out the show’s creator Dan Harmon on voicemail (and after Harmon sort of apologized for playing it in public), Clark Griswald is back with a few editing suggestions and a whole truckload of f-bombs. “It’s just a f—ing mediocre sitcom! I want people to laugh and this isn’t funny. It ain’t funny to me because I’m 67-years-old and I’ve been doing this a long time,” Chase gripes on the recording. Man, what a diva. No…you know what? “Diva” is too flattering a term for these two. You have done nothing to earn your divadom, Chase and Harmon! Nothing!
Concludes the comedian, “I’ve been making a lot of people laugh a lot better than this.” So we have to ask: why is Chevy still on Community anyway? Seeing as how he apparently dislikes both the show and it’s creator, why doesn’t he just hang out at his mansion drinking mai tais and driving his hovercraft around the polo fields instead? Or whatever else it is that rich people do? We doubt Dan Harmon would mind, and Chevy could even write his character Pierce a spectacular exit from the show. For example, maybe rocketing off a cliff in a hovercraft while drinking mai tais. Now that is comedy!
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When we heard the profanity-laced, creatively insulting voicemail Chevy Chase left for Community boss Dan Harmon, we were slightly torn: On the one hand, Chase is pretty mean to Harmon in the message; on the other, this supposedly came after Harmon led a chant of “F— Chevy” at a party in front of the actor’s wife and daughter. Also, the audience laughter accompanying the voicemail seems pretty humiliating for Chase. Apparently, a whole lot of people on the Internets agreed, and Harmon took to his Tumblr yesterday with a sort of apology for allowing the whole thing to leak to the world.
“[A]s a guy who blogs or tweets every time he wipes his butt, hugs his cat or hurts his girlfriend, it’s conspicuously weird of me to say nothing at all about the giant fart with my name on it that you’ve been inhaling,” Harmon wrote, explaining that he played the voicemail for a monthly live show he does at a comic book store in L.A. “It was in that venue, months ago, that I made the horrible, childish, self-obsessed, unaware, naive and unprofessional decision to play someone’s voicemail to me. He didn’t intend for 150 people to listen and giggle at it, and I didn’t intend for millions of people to read angry reports about it.
“That was a dumb, unclassy, inconsiderate move on my part. I’m very sorry it’s reflecting poorly on the show,” he continued. Read more…
So, the audio of Chevy Chase’s voicemail message for Community executive producer Dan Harmon is making the rounds today, complete with the sound of people laughing as they listen to the actor calling the showrunner a “fat f—,” “sh– stinko” and “g–damn bad writer.” This was reportedly in response to Harmon leading chants of “f— Chevy” at a wrap party, after Chase walked off the set before finishing the last episode. Such antics, by both Chase and Harmon, would have seemed a whole lot more shocking a few years ago. Before Charlie Sheen. And Christian Bale. And… well, let’s just go through our favorite examples of celebrities telling off their bosses is a way none of us would ever dare. Then vote and tell us which you think was the most outrageous.
Bill O’Reilly: At some point during his tenure on Inside Edition (1989-95), O’Reilly took issue with the TelePrompter cues for him to throw to a Sting video. And thus, “F— it! We’ll do it live!” became his most infamous catch phrase.
Lily Tomlin: A whole new generation got to know the comedian after videos surfaced of her various fights with director David O. Russell on the I Heart Huckabees set in 2004. “F– you, mother—-er. F— you, f— you, f— you,” she says as Dustin Hoffman, Elizabeth Huppert and Mark Wahlberg sit quietly in the car with her.
Salma Hayek brought her bad self (and some big shoes) to the A Bid To Save Earth Green Auction at Christie’s in NYC yesterday, joined by her very lucky (and very rich) husband Francois-Henri Pinault. The Chevy Chase-hosted event made over $2 million for environmental causes—a number that might be a little more impressive if we didn’t just reference a French entrepeneur worth more than $16 billion, but a worthwhile venture all the same. Check out the gallery for more shots of Hayek, as well as lovely environmental warriors like Miranda Kerr and Doutzen Kroes.
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Reaction has been a little mixed on Sarah Palin‘s SNL appearance this weekend, but Alec Baldwin doesn’t want to hear shit from his fellow liberals about whether the VP nominee should have been allowed to bounce in her chair while Amy Poehler rapped and shot a moose. From his latest Huffington Post column:
Several people decried SNL for giving her a spot on the show. You’re kidding, right? The woman is the Vice Presidential nominee of one of the two major parties in this country. Don’t put her on SNL? With all of her exposure and the Tina Fey performance? What reality are you in?
If you think an appearance on Saturday Night Live would sway voters and actually affect the outcome of the election, you may have more contempt for the electorate of this country than the Republican National Committee does. And that’s a lot of contempt.
Slap! SNL vet Chevy Chase told Access Hollywood he’s one of those people who think Palin’s appearance on the show was a bad idea. For Palin.