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‘SNL’: Dwayne Johnson Sings About Being “Franchise Viagra”

by Jacob Hall March 29, 2015 @ 8:57 AM
It has been a regular joke for a few years now that any struggling franchise just needs to bring Dwayne Johnson into the fold if it wants to regain relevance, but thanks to SNL, we now know that he is very aware of the joke. While guest hosting the world’s most famous live sketch comedy show, Johnson devoted his entire monologue to crooning a song about how he’s “franchise viagra.”

‘SNL’: Dwayne Johnson Returns as President “The Rock” Obama

by Jacob Hall March 29, 2015 @ 8:50 AM
There are few impersonations on SNL we enjoy as much as Jay Pharoah’s President Barack Obama, the chief subject of the latest episode’s cold open. But in a nice twist, the leader of the free world soon finds himself transforming into a monster of a man. Did you really think SNL would get Dwayne Johnson to guest host and not bring back The Rock Obama?

‘SNL’ Casts Dwayne Johnson in the Live Action Remake of ‘Bambi’

by Jacob Hall March 29, 2015 @ 8:42 AM
Between Maleficent and Cinderella, Disney has found a new way to print money by remaking their animated classics into live action films. And according to SNL, the upcoming Beauty and the Beast won’t be next. First, we’re getting the action-packed, Fast and Furious-inspired remake of Bambi that you never knew you wanted.

SNL Sets Michael Keaton and Taraji P. Henson as April Hosts

by Kevin Fitzpatrick March 26, 2015 @ 10:10 AM
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SNL will Rock Studio 8H once again this weekend in returning Furious 7 star Dwayne Johnson to the stage, but April may yet have even more gold in mind. Birdman star Michael Keaton will return to SNL as our first April host, followed by the unstoppable juggernaut of Empire breakout Taraji P. Henson.

SNL Preview: Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Drops the Mic on ‘Furious 7'

by Kevin Fitzpatrick March 25, 2015 @ 11:10 AM
SNL took a short break after Avengers star Chris Hemsworth put the hammer down on the long-running NBC sketch comedy, though an even more muscular outing will arrive this Saturday with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s fourth hosting. Check out the first promo of SNL’s last March installment, G.I. Joe references and all!

SNL Ranked: Chris Hemsworth Is an Electric Host

by Britt Hayes March 8, 2015 @ 9:27 AM
Chris Hemsworth has shown off his charisma, brawn and even a little wink of humor in the Marvel movie universe, but we’ve never seen him tackle flat-out comedy. Thor takes the SNL stage as this week’s host packing that signature charm and some solid comedic skills. The great time he has hosting the show is so infectious that it makes even the lesser sketches fun to watch. Read on for this week’s SNL rankings, from the best to the least memorable.

SNL Gathers the Four Hemsworth Brothers Together to Answer Some Questions

by Jacob Hall March 8, 2015 @ 9:22 AM
Whenever SNL breaks out the “guest host answers audience questions” template for the opening monologue, it feels like a sign that the writers waited until the last possible moment to write this bit and couldn’t come up with anything better. And yet, when they use this formula for Chris Hemsworth, it works for one reason and one reason alone: their guest host has a couple of famous (and not-so-famous) brothers who can join him on stage.

SNL: Chris Hemsworth Falls in Love With a Chicken in Outer Space

by Jacob Hall March 8, 2015 @ 9:14 AM
It’s an SNL sketch premise so silly that it feels like it belongs in the early ’90s, not 2015. Taking place in the distant future, the scene asks us to believe that chickens have evolved to be more intelligent than humans and that a chicken could command a spaceship of human beings and, most importantly, that a crew member played by guest host Chris Hemsworth would fall in love with the chicken.

SNL: Chris Hemsworth Joins the Cast of ‘Empire’

by Jacob Hall March 8, 2015 @ 9:07 AM
Fox’s new series Empire is huge. Like, insanely, impossibly, jaw-droppingly huge. In an age where ratings are steadily declining across the board as audiences cut cables and enter the brave new world of streaming, it’s a phenomenon. And like all phenomenons, it has to get targeted by SNL. In the most recent digital short, Empire is re-imagined with a brand new character: Chip the office manager, played by guest host Chris Hemsworth.