When 'SNL' is on point, there are few live, late night variety shows that skewer American politics so well (but then again, it really does have that category all to itself). There was no way the show was going to miss an opportunity to make fun of the recent government shutdown and there was no way they weren't going to use guest host Miley Cyrus to help do it. The result? A truly bizarre and inspired parody of the music video for Cyrus' "We Don't Stop," which puts Michele Bachmann and John Boehner front and center. Naturally, the new song is called "We Did Stop."
There are few 'SNL' sketches as reliably funny as fake screen tests, which give the cast the opportunity to show off their best and craziest celebrity impersonations. It felt especially important in the most recent Miley Cyrus-hosted episode of the show -- with so many of the big names gone, this was a chance for the lesser known cast members to step up to the plate. And you know what? They did. Mostly.
Whatever you think of her, Miley Cyrus is a huge deal right now -- love her or hate her, the pop starlet fond of making bold statements is gracing the 'SNL' stage tonight as both host and musical guest. Of course, it's the former we're more concerned with. Can this former Disney sensation leave a positive impression? Or any impression, really -- she loves to push buttons. Read on for our review of tonight's all-new episode of 'SNL.'
The fervor over Miley Cyrus at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, and all the naked wrecking ball swings since seems to have died down, but will this Saturday's all-new 'SNL' start the gossip machine anew? The tongue-wagging Cyrus will pull double duty on this weekend's Tina Fey-follow up, so what do the first new 'SNL' previews of the week have to offer?
'South Park' doesn't lend itself to promotional campaigns that starts months before a premiere in the same manner as other shows, though we're glad to see Matt Stone and Trey Parker back in the saddle for the upcoming seventeenth season, set to premiere on September 25. To that end, Comedy Central's first teaser for the coming premiere reveals a number of potential targets for parody, so what's the latest from 'South Park' season 17?
Just when you thought 'SNL' couldn't have put that Lindsay Lohan rumor to bed any harder, the first three episodes of the 2013-14 season will blow the lid off '30 Rock' altogether. Alumni Tina Fey will host the September 28 'SNL' premiere, with the weeks that follow to include the likes of twerqueen Miley Cyrus, Bruce Willis, and even a returning Katy Perry!
Will the 'Two and a Half Men' crazy never end? Earlier this week, all eyes were on young star Angus T. Jones when his "Forerunner Chrconicles" religious rants hit the web, denouncing the ten-year show as "filth" and urging viewers not to watch. Since then, Jones has since apologized and vowed to remain with the series, in spite of Charlie Sheen's comments, but could recent guest star Miley Cyrus be on deck to replace Jones? Almost certainly so, according to insiders!
It's hard to think of Miley Cyrus as anything other than Hannah Montana, even now when she's smoking bongs, cutting her hair to look like Draco Malfoy and getting engaged to 'The Hunger Games' heartthrob Liam Hemsworth. Perhaps if she lands a gig on the Lifetime network playing one of the most infamously recognized criminals in history, she'll be able to completely break that image.
So, Miley Cyrus got a haircut -- Have you seen this? Have you heard about this? -- and it basically looks as if Hannah Montana snuck into her bedroom one night with a pair of scissors crying, "Miley, Miley, Miley! It's all about Miley!" The only good thing to come of this new "edgier" look is the Photoshop revolution of plastering it on other celebrities. Well, that and the latest revelation that her and Draco Malfoy are now the same person.
Well if you're going to go down, go down singing, right Is that how that goes? Hmm. It's still unknown whether or not 'Two and a Half Men' will begin its final season when the tenth year debuts on September 27, or if an eleventh season is in the cards, but for now things are certainly kicking off with a bang. We'd already heard that legendary singer Michael Bolton would be dropping by the show as himself, but now edgy pop sensation Miley Cyrus is the latest big name attached to 'Two and a Half Men' season 10. The real question is, who will she play, and for how long?