“More than 800 people submitted ideas to a contest for a new type of condom to increase their use, including one with pull-tabs so they can be put on more easily – but is anyone really saying, ‘This is too difficult, I’ll just raise a child?’” – SNL, Weekend Update
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Well, everyone is going to have a different opinion. here’s mine: Her Opening Monologue- A bit forced and purposefully over-the-top – but she sure knows how to sell a musical number.Waking Up With Kimye- Kim and Kanye interview a Genius bar employee of the Apple store, a nerdy Gaga. Most of the funny is from the Kimye lines, the nerdy employee noted at one point that “people who try too hard with their outfits are maybe hiding something.” Freeze on a smirking Gaga. Worst Covers Ever- Adam Duritz from Counting Crows pitching an album called “WHAAAT.” Gaga covers Madonna’s “Express Yourself”, making fun of the similarities always drawn between her and Madge. This was the funniest moment of the night, I thought. First musical performance- Wearing an ill-fitting silver sparkly pantsuit Gaga performs “Do What U Want” with R. Kelly, who to me was at first unrecognizable. This seemed again, awkward. OK, if it was a rehearsal but not a great performance. Co-Op Interview- Gaga plays a tough tenant who claims the Marissa Tomei character in My Cousin Vinny was based on her. Not the best use of a supposed superstar though, kids. Spotlights Acting Camp- Gaga plays several campers who over-exaggerate their roles. Funniest as Forest Gump’s mother. Blockbuster- Blockbuster employees sad at the closing of the chain and enter a dream sequence that includes Queen Gaga whipping them with licorice. Bizarre but excellent use of the Queen. Second musical performance- “Gypsy.” She sells this song, but the overall effect is kind of discombobulated. Shirtless guy in purple sparkle tights and the odd mix of band and costumes makes it seem like sketch that is going to veer off into parody. Talent Pageant- Gaga is a stage mother and along with the Dad they encourage their fourth grade daughter. We never see the daughter. Funny and great use of the stage mother Gaga probably didn’t have. Old Lady Gaga- Fast forward to 2063, where Gaga is a washed up old lady trying to get a maintenance worker to realize who she is, by performing some of her hits. He apologizes for not recognizing her but explains that he’s more into classic rock “like One Direction”. This is her best of the night more sad than LOL funny, but she is the whole scene. Surely will be dredged up countless times over the next 50 years.
So, did you watch? What did you think? Overall, it was entertaining and the writers made pretty good use of her but it was not a home run to me. She doesn’t have Justin Timberlake’s seamless easy flair, or for that matter even Miley Cyrus’s on-camera charm, but projects like-ability. She seems to expose herself as a nerd (ie, she knows her references and is smart) The night veered from weird to funny to awkward and back again, but it wasn’t a disaster. But having said that, how many people on the planet can host a live TV show AND be the musical act too? OK, more than a few but it’s a pretty short list.
Eminem has been getting lots of press for his new record “Marshall Mathers LP2,” also knows as “MMLP2,” which is set for release Tuesday, just not the kind he might like. “Fag? Is this really recovery talk or are you running your own program these days?” Boy George tweeted at Eminem last week. “Really unhelpful.” At the heart of that controversy are lines like: “Little gay-looking boy / So gay I can barely say it with a straight face-looking boy.” There are also more explicit slurs peppered over the six-minute track. And Saturday, just minutes after Eminem’s performance of his new song “Bezerk” aired on “Saturday Night Live,” a barrage of gripes, most notably that he was lip-syncing, began appearing on Twitter. The high-energy rap with a full band, Detroit hype man Mr. Porter and big-bearded DJ Rick Rubin played over dubs from Billy Squier’s “The Stroke” and some Beastie Boys samples. “I do get excited to make the music,” Eminem said of his new album in an interview with the Detroit Free Press. “Obviously, I’m not the type to say I’m so excited to hear my (expletive). Never been that kind of dude.” That is for SURE. If you watched the show, at the end when Kerry Washington was doing her goodnights, Mr. Mathers looked like the proverbial deer in the headlights – glum, almost frightened and uncomfortable in his own skin. I’m not saying he isn’t talented, but this is NOT a happy man. Watch the clip. Do you think he’s lip-syncing?
If you’ve been missing Kristen Wiig on SNL, rest your eyes on the lovely, talented and CRAZY genius of Ms. Kate McKinnon. (via Buzzfeed)
The much-maligned-and-misunderstood-by-middle-aged-celebrities, Miley Cyrus proved that she can do what she wants to – from making fun of herself, her haters, Hannah Montana (RIP) and Michelle Bachman, to turning out two strong LIVE musical performances on this week’s SNL. For the record, as both host and musical guest Miley joins the ranks of Christina Aguilera, Desi Arnaz, Garth Brooks, Ray Charles, Deborah Harry, Janet Jackson, Quincy Jones, Kris Kristofferson, Queen Latifah, Jennifer Lopez, Ludacris, Willie Nelson, Olivia Newton-John, Dolly Parton, The Rolling Stones, Paul Simon, Britney Spears, Sting, Justin Timberlake, Lily Tomlin, Stevie Wonder, and Frank Zappa. So there.
Funny stuff about meth, Girls, Manolo Blahniks, and things of that nature on the 39th season premiere of SNL hosted by Tina Fey.
Tina Fey is returning to Saturday Night Live to host the Season 39 premiere with Arcade Fire as the musical guest on the Saturday, Sept. 28 premiere and Miley Cyrus will host and be the musical guest on October 5. The show has lost their star females like Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph and Kristen Wiig over the last few years and of the new cast members, Noël Wells, Beck Bennett, John Milhiser, Kyle Mooney and Mike O’Brien, only Wells is a lady. So, we’ll see how this season goes. (via Huffington Post)