Regardless of troubled starlet Lindsay Lohan's most recent comeback attempts, abysmal reviews of 'The Canyons,' or Oprah Winfrey interviews, it would seem as if the Hollywood machine has shifted its eye toward tearing down more prominent young starlets. Could hosting the September 28 premiere of 'SNL' be the latest stop on Lohan's apparent comeback tour then, or has the rumor mill churned out another turd?
Late last night we heard that 'SNL' had begun the difficult process of staffing up in the wake of Fred Armisen, Jason Sudeikis and Bill Hader's departures, with Seth Meyers to exit for his new ‘Late Night‘ gig in 2014, while the latest update swings in both directions. Existing writer and '7 Minutes in Heaven' performer Michael Patrick O'Brien will go in front of the camera as a featured player, while several new writers have joined the staff for season 39.
'SNL' seemingly suffered a major blow this past season in losing such series greats as Fred Armisen, Jason Sudeikis and Bill Hader, with Seth Meyers to depart for his new 'Late Night' gig in 2014, so who's on deck to fill out the ranks? Sources say comedian John Milhiser, actress Noël Wells, and performers Kyle Mooney and Beck Bennett are among the top contenders for the cast, but how official is it?
Well, there's no stopping the train now, knock on wood. It will be some months until reigning late night king Jay Leno abdicates the 'Tonight Show' throne to Jimmy Fallon, changing the title to 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' in the process, but at long last, Leno finally has his official February exit date.
Before the critical accolades of 'Breaking Bad,' before the memorable stint on 'Malcolm in the Middle,' the great Bryan Cranston was just a working actor, the kind of guy who couldn't say no to a part unless he decided he didn't want to pay his rent. This means that the early filmography of the man who would be Walter White is filled with all kinds of odd projects ... and 'Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers,' a fact that Jay Leno dredged up when Cranston appeared on 'The Tonight Show.'
If you want to raise awareness for the new movie you're trying to crowdfund, there are few methods as amazing and hilarious as a celebrated and beloved actor insulting you and refusing to be in said project.
Comedian Adam Carolla is currently trying to secure funding for his next indie film, 'Road Hard,' and he invited 'Breaking Bad' star Bryan Cranston to help him sell it. But Cranston won't be in the movie. Oh, no. He would never stoop that low.
By the end of this year's 'SNL' season finale (which was hosted by 'Argo' director Ben Affleck), it was obvious that series veteran Bill Hader would be depart the series. But while it's still unknown if fellow veteran Jason Sudeikis will also be saying goodbye, it's now clear that Fred Armisen's final tribute performance was meant to confirm the 'Portlandia' star's 'SNL' exit.
It'll be a good long while before 'SNL' takes to Studio 6H again this fall, its first season in years without veteran player Bill Hader. And while not every episode from the past season landed, particularly Justin Bieber's double-duty hosting gig, one "train wreck" of a sketch never made it through the dress rehearsal phase, and almost seriously injured Bieber in the process.
Late night talk shows are full of celebrities pimping their latest projects, so it's always a relief when a guest shows up with something special. To wit: Here's Jack Black on a recent episode of 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!,' debuting a "sizzle reel" from his fake 'Teen Wolf' sequel, 'Adult Wolf.'