Saturday, January 29, 2011

Jesse Eisenberg/Nicki Minaj - Thoughts

Post your thoughts on tonight's SNL after it has aired! Did Jesse Eisenberg impress as host? Did Mark Zuckerberg show his face as rumoured? How about Nicki Minaj and her appearance in the digital short? Favourite sketch? MVP of the show?

Comment, comment, comment!

Friday, January 28, 2011

SNL Promo #2- Jesse Eisenberg/Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj + John Waters appearing in this weekend's SNL digital short | BlackBook Magazine

Minaj spoke to BlackBook Magazine about her upcoming video for Fly with Rihanna and was able to confirm that she will be following in Rihanna’s footsteps in participating in tomorrow night’s digital short.

UPDATE - Splitsider now reporting that the incomparable filmmaker John Waters will also make an appearance in the short.

Lorne Michaels to appear on Master Class on Sunday 30th January

Lorne Michaels is the subject of this Sunday's Master Class on OWN (The Oprah Winfrey Network). Master Class features different celebrities speaking one-on-one to the camera about their lives and if this preview is anything to go by, Lorne's episode should be quite interesting.
Michaels will discuss SNL and some of the show's most memorable moments, cast members and hosts as well as his own legacy as executive producer of the show.

"Do I want to be one of those people who insists on working after he has a stroke? No, but I don't really intend to be that person to have a stroke if I can possibly avoid it," the New York Post quotes him as saying.

Master Class airs Sunday at 8/7c on OWN.

Mark Zuckerberg to appear on Saturday Night Live?

The New York Post is reporting today that SNL producers are working to get Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to appear on tomorrow night's show, which is slated to be hosted by The Social Network star Jesse Eisenberg.

According to sources, Zuckerberg is interested in appearing on the show in order to demonstrate that he has a sense of humour. Reps for both Mark Zuckerberg and SNL declined to comment on the speculation.

Keep your eyes peeled for a 26 year old billionaire on tomorrow night's broadcast!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

SNL promo picture featuring Minaj, Eisenberg + Thompson | EW

SNL promo picture featuring Nicki Minaj, Jesse Eisenberg and Kenan Thompson. In other news, I am inordinately excited and intrigued by this Saturday’s show.


Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Residents of Chicago might want to head to Macy's at Randolph and State Street to see an oil portrait of Seth Meyers. How did a portrait of Seth Meyers come to be displayed here? Well, WBEZ Chicago asked Meyers just that, to which he replied -

"5/6 years ago I went to Chicago for a charity event. There was a giftbag that included a sitting at a portrait gallery. I was DEFINITELY the only person there who went up and did the sitting. The nicest dude on earth was running the place and took the photos.  I explained to him that my goal was to get a giant oil painting of myself for my brother. He understood that I was posing ironically. I got the proofs but paying for the portrait was prohibitively expensive. I seriously considered it but it seemed wasteful to drop that kind of money for something my brother might hate."

The artist is Don Sayles, owner of Classic Portrait Source. How much does Sayles estimate its worth to be? A not so meagre $5,500. 
Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein talk Portlandia on the excellent podcast The Sound of Young America. Right click to download.

Bridesmaids receives R-rating

Box Office Mojo reports that Kristen Wiig's upcoming comedy "Bridesmaids" has received an R-rating for "some strong sexuality, and language throughout.”
The film, produced by Judd Apatow, hits theaters May 13.

SNL Promo - Jesse Eisenberg/Nicki Minaj

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Seth Meyers joins cast of New Year's Eve

Seth Meyers has joined the star-studded cast of New Year's Eve, the ensemble romantic comedy that has been pitched as a spin-off of last year's Valentine's Day. Meyers will reportedly play a broke dad who wants his wife (played by Jessica Biel) to deliver the first baby of the year in order to win $25,000. 

New Year's Eve has already assembled a giant cast - Robert De Niro, Ashton Kucher, Halle Berry, Hilary Swank, Sarah Jessica Parker, Sienna Miller, Michelle Pfeiffer, Sofia Vergara, Lea Michele, Abigail Breslin, Zac Efron and Jon Bon Jovi. It is due for release December 9. 

This is Meyers' second foray into romantic comedies this year - he is currently shooting the Sarah Jessica Parker comedy "I Don't Know How She Does It".

Monday, January 24, 2011

James Franco SNL Doc to Hit Theater in May | Movieline

"As part of his studies at NYU, Franco shot a behind-the-scenes documentary about Saturday Night Live for a school project - and after playing the festival circuit, it was picked up by Oscilloscope for distribution. Franco told Movieline that Saturday Night will finally hit theaters in limited release in late May. "