It would seem that there are two stages every iconic musician must got through in the twilight of their career: induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and a guest spot in one of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies. Such was the case with Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards, who — in a nod to Johnny Depp’s appropriation of elements of his persona — appeared in two films as the father of Jack Sparrow. And now the franchise has pulled in another iconic musician, with Beatles legend Paul McCartney sharing his slightly foppish character.
We knew going in that the SNL 40th anniversary special would be chock-full of just about every famous person who has ever walked within spitting distance of 30 Rockefeller Plaza and the opening monologue was quick to make use of this genuinely insane temporary cast of stars. Things got started on the right foot when the always-welcome Steve Martin took the stage ... but then he was joined by Tom Hanks. And then things got really crazy.
Merciful Zeus, if you thought Eddie Murphy returning to ‘SNL’ after 31 years for the 40th anniversary special on February 15 was big enough, wait until you get a load of the full roster. Rivaling turnout for the Emmys and Oscars combined, the upcoming ‘SNL’ reunion will feature everyone from legendary alumni like Bill Murray, Tina Fey and Chevy Chase, to favorite hosts like Alec Baldwin, and even Taylor Swift, why not!
Martin Short is a sketch comedy veteran, more comfortable on the Saturday Night Live stage than many of the actual cast members. Paul McCartney has been a guest on the show many times and seems to have little-to-no shame. Putting them together for a Christmas-themed sketch that segues directly into a musical performance was the highlight of last night's episode.
Talk about your Christmas come early! A few weeks ago during Jeremy Renner's stint hosting 'SNL,' we were ecstatic to learn that 'Django Unchained' star Jamie Foxx would return to hosting duties for the third time on December 8, with musical guest Ne-Yo. Now, 'Saturday Night Live' has unwrapped its best Christmas present yet, returning alumni Martin Short to the stage as host of the December 15 ou
After '30 Rock's' first live show back in 2010, viewers knew they'd be treated to a few surprise celebrity cameos during last night's second live outing but fans on the west coast might be feeling a little cheated after learning that east coast viewers got Paul McCartney while they were saddled with...Kim Kardashian.