Forget all about that crap rumor of Lindsay Lohan hosting the 'SNL' season 39 premiere, much more credible intel points to an even crazier female figure: Lady Gaga! Unsurprising given her showy VMA performance and upcoming album release, the queen of weird will return to the 'SNL' stage in season 39 to perform, but is there any chance the star will take up hosting duties as well?
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?
By the end of 'SNL''s most recent season, it had seemed apparent that longtime series stars Bill Hader, Fred Armisen and Jason Sudeikis were bound to exit the sketch comedy show before the fall, though Sudeikis' departure was repeatedly implied to be unofficial, even debatable. Now, as the summer moves into its later months, the 'We're the Millers' star has officially confirmed his 'SNL' days are done.
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.
Anyone following NBC in recent years would know of the network's occasional ratings trouble, but could the network's newest projects bring in an audience of biblical proportions? Following the mammoth success of History's 'The Bible,' NBC has won the rights to air Mark Burnett and Roma Downey's sequel series 'A.D.: Beyond the Bible,' and may look to develop a new sketch comedy series, as well.
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.
The most recent season of 'SNL' that made its closing bow this past weekend proved particularly difficult, saying goodbye to both veterans Bill Hader and Fred Armisen, with knowledge Seth Meyers would move on to his next venture in 2014. Jason Sudeikis' status has remained unconfirmed, however, so what chance do we have of having the 'We're the Millers' star return for season 39? Hear the latest from Sudeikis himself inside!