Who’s on the shortlist to be Saturday Night Live’s first black female cast member since Maya Rudolph? Who attended Paul Walker’s memorial service? Does Evangeline Lilly’s original character Tauriel ruin The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug?
- Amy Adams got to kiss Jennifer Lawrence in their new film, American Hustle, and Adams has spilled that Lawrence is a good kisser. “She has very soft lips.” [People]
- Ten black female comedians are set to test for Saturday Night Live tomorrow in front of Lorne Michaels and it’s been confirmed at least one of them will be added to the show early next year. The short list includes Erica Ash, Tanisha Long, Leslie Jones, Natasha Rothwell and Sasheer Zamata. [Deadline]
- Paul Walker was finally laid to rest this weekend. After his quiet funeral, about 200 of his friends, family and former co-workers (including Tyrese, Ludacris and Michelle Rodriguez) assembled at a Universal soundstage for an emotional memorial. [Eonline]
- Even though Evangeline Lilly’s character Tauriel is an original creation for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, she says purists have nothing to worry about. Lilly explains that Tauriel draws the audience “deeper into Middle Earth.” [MTV News]
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