Can former Saturday Night Live cast member and recent Tea Party, anti-gay, anti-Muslim, anti-Obama nutjob Victoria Jackson make a comeback in Hollywood? She’s certainly going to try. Kelly Leonard, vice president of Second City comedy thinks she can. “Talent wins out. If she has talent, Hollywood will let you do anything.”
Oz the Great and Powerful ended up doing better at the box office than estimated, pulling in $80.4 million, making it the biggest opening since The Hobbit in December.
What happens when the internet gets a photo of Joseph Gordon-Levitt working out? Hilarity, that’s what!
Princess Lilian of Sweden has passed away at the age of 97. Originally a commoner, Princess Lilian was secretly wed to Prince Bertil for 30 years before the marriage became public so as not to threaten the line of succession.
Cats have no respect for personal property.
With Justin Timberlake pulling double duty as both host and musical guest, Saturday Night Live jumped 23% in the ratings from their last outing. And 2000% in being funny.
While these extra-large condom ads around the world are funny, I can’t understand why no one has adopted Zac Efron dropping a Magnum on the red carpet of The Lorax.
I use caffeine to be able to find my keys, my desk, and my wallet. It turns out flowers secrete caffeine to help bees find their way back to the flowers.
We’ve been saying for years that if Republicans want to strengthen marriage, they should work on divorce, not opposing marriage equality. Now some Iowa Republicans are proposing just that, introducing a bill that would make it illegal for parents of minor children to use no-fault divorces, instead having to prove adultery, abuse, or abandonment. While still horribly wrong, at least they’re listening.
Christine Quinn has officially launched her bid to become the first openly gay mayor of New York City. Quinn leads virtually all polls, with a high profile as City Council Speaker for seven years. If she has a liability, it’s not that she’s a married lesbian, it’s that she’s seen as too friendly to Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who people love to hate.
Shockingly, Greg Berlanti cast Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen in Arrow without ever seeing him with his shirt off. The first tape he saw of Amell shirtless, he thought it was a stuntman. “This guy is really ripped.”
Cheyenne Jackson hit up the Saturday Night Live broadcast this week with Nina Arianda
While Joseph Gordon-Levitt hung out at SXSW with Tony Danza
Though Ian Somerhalder preferred the company of Grumpy Cat
Eddie McClintock was at Oz Comic-Con with his son, Jack, and Aaron Ashmore
About the only interest I had in Splash on ABC was seeing Drake Bell in a Speedo. This is not working
Ben Cohen has been hanging out with Chef Art Smith in Los Angeles
Who might have been able to decorate a prettier cake than John Barrowman did on a morning show
I don’t know who Aske Bang is, but he’s in a trackie with snicks’ crush Allan Hyde looking very chav, so I included it
And Adam Lambert is feeling very blue
So let’s talk about Justin Timberlake and Saturday Night Live. Let me start by saying something you’re not used to: It was funny, probably the best episode in years. Not everything worked, but much of it did. My favorite skit, “Vegan-ville” isn’t online due to music rights, but it had me laughing so hard it actually hurt, and kudos to Justin for committing like that. The Elton John singing at Hugo Chavez’ funeral seemed a little weak for a cold open, but it was a good sketch.
While I can’t say I laughed that much at the Five Timer’s Club welcome given to Justin during the monologue, I have to be impressed with the number of stars who showed up – Tom Hanks, Candace Bergen, Steve Martin, Alec Baldwin, Paul Simon, plus Dan Akroyd tending bar with Martin Short as a waiter. I almost wish they’d gone for a smaller crowd and given them all more to do.
Something that really didn’t work was the Romantic Comedy sketch about a movie called She’s Got a Dick. While I suppose an argument could be made that Timberlake still falls in love with her and kisses her passionately even after he finds out her big secret is a positive, let’s be clear and simple: making someone’s gender identity the sum total of your joke is offensive, and shouldn’t be done
When Louis CK promotes his upcoming HBO special, he can’t just hype the show, he has to use it as an opportunity to mock the hype that every other comedian gives their show. Which is why people love Louis CK.
I’m completely unfamiliar with Comedy Central’s Nathan For You show. It mostly crossed my radar on Tumblr when they produced some easily defaced posters and hung them up to see which ones would be more likely to have dicks drawn on them. Does the tie-your-shoe poster look like a really hot opening to a porn scene to anyone?
A while back, I showed you the making of the Jurassic Park velociraptor suit. Now the same special effects wizards are back with the magic behind making the infamous spitting Dilophosaurus dinosaur.
On this video of young people playing with an electric fence, I can’t decide whether to scream “you idiots” at the screen or applaud the fact that they knew that as long as they had on shoes, nothing would happen.
At Paleyfest, Arrow released a new sizzle reel for the show, showing some of the future battles that Oliver has in front of him, the return of The Huntress, and more Colton Haynes as Roy Harper.