–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.
When we read this interview with Dan Aykroyd, we thought for sure it was a joke; but there’s no element of sarcasm in it, no wink to the audience to show he’s playing around. The Blues Brothers actor told the AP, “I will walk out the door for the paycheck I deserve and working with the superstars. Otherwise, I won’t work as an actor. I’m sorry. I don’t have to, and why shouldn’t I get what is commensurate with what my market will bear today? It’s not the salary I used to get, and I don’t care if I play a supporting part. Fine. I’m reasonable…But I’m not going to work for nothing, and I’m not going to work for people who are unknown. I can’t do it.”
Um, wow? At least this explains why poor Justin Timberlake is in film voicing Boo-Boo in the new, terrible-looking Yogi Bear movie that comes out this week—he’s the opposite of an unknown, that’s for sure. We’re comedy nerds who grew upon Ghostbusters and Trading Places, but if Aykroyd is rich enough that he doesn’t actually have to work, and he’s not willing to work on small, low-budget projects, we’d rather he just didn’t make films at all. Especially not when they look as awful as Yogi—the tagline is (unintentionally) the funniest thing about it.