Last night, Justin Timberlake hosted 'Saturday Night Live' for the fifth time, forever cementing him as one of the immortal show's greatest and most enduring guest hosts. Rather than give us a traditional opening monologue, Timberlake welcomed everyone to the show and immediately whisked us away to the Fiver Timers Club, where all of the great SNL hosts get to hang out...and where Dan Aykroyd is the bartender.
While most would agree that this past weekend's 'SNL' host Kevin Hart did an admirable job picking up where 'Django Unchained' star Christoph Waltz left off, this weekend 'SNL' really pulls out the big guns tapping five-time guest Justin Timberlake as both host and musical guest. Expectations are sure to run high for the hour, so how does an old pro like JT fair in the promos for this weekend? Get a sneak peek of Justin Timberlake without his "Suit & Tie" inside!
Admittedly we'd been hazing 'SNL' of late for its emphasis on musical stars to host, namely Bruno Mars, Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine, and most recently the two-sided flop of Justin Bieber. Now, the original two-sided Justin has returned, as the long-running NBC sketch comedy series has tapped favored guest Justin Timberlake to both host and perform on March 9! Get the latest on Justin Timberlake's big 'SNL' return inside!
It seems that despite general apathy toward a sequel, Warner Bros. has decided that 'Yogi Bear' made enough money to warrant a sequel. And they've tapped director Jay Chandrasekhar of Broken Lizard fame to take the helm as they forge ahead on 'Yogi Bear 2.'
Movie star Justin Timberlake hasn't had the same resonance as musical sensation Justin Timberlake (or even 'Saturday Night Live' Host Justin Timberlake), but he keeps trying and works with good people. His rumored next film could be promising: 'The Last Drop,' which will be directed by Peter Sollett.
My wife doesn't follow movie news and is impervious to advertising. "What is this, a baseball movie?" she asked as we settled in for 'Trouble with the Curve.' "Kinda," I said. "Clint's a gruff baseball scout, out on the road with his estranged daughter." "Uh-oh," she chimed as the lights dimmed. "Life lessons!"
Life lessons indeed, and they come at you with the subtlety of an aluminum bat cranking a deep line drive. Clint, craggier than ever, begins each day arguing with his prostate, eating junk food and rooting through a stack of papers reporting high school and college score results. "He's the last scout in the majors who doesn't use a computer!" they muse at the Braves' home office. Nasty, conniving Matthew Lillard means it in a bad way, while John Goodman looks fondly upon Clint's old fashioned ways.