Robert De Niro, Paul Rudd Host “SNL” In December. This December, the hosting duties on “Saturday Night Live” are all taken by actors making their return to the real 30 Rock. Robert De Niro, Paul Rudd, and Jeff Bridges are all set to host. Robert De Niro will host the December 4th episode, hosting for the third time. The “Little Fockers” star will be joined by musical guest Diddy-Dirty Money. The following week, two Pauls will takeover the show. Paul Rudd, star of the upcoming “How Do You Know,” will host while Paul McCartney will hold the reigns as musical guest for the third time. “Wonderful Christmastime” indeed! On December 18th, “Tron: Legacy” star Jeff Bridges will return to host for the second time with Eminem also returning as musical guest for the fifth time. He’s reportedly being joined by Lil Wayne this time, performing their single “No Love.” Next up as host is Anne Hathaway on November 20th, who’ll be joined by Florence + the Machine, days before her “Love and Other Disasters” hits theaters. De Niro, Eminem McCartney and company join an impressive list of hosts and musical guests this year during the show’s 36th season, which have included Jane Lynch, Amy Poehler, Kanye West, Scarlett Johannson and Rihanna.
Jane Lynch, Kanye West Lead New Season Of “SNL”. “Saturday Night Live” is returning to NBC this week and among the guests, they’ve lined up an SNL alum, Sue Sylvester, and Kanye West. The show’s believe-it-or-not 36th season premieres September 25th and returning with it is former cast member and “Parks and Recreation” star Amy Poehler. Katy Perry, coming off her #1 album and singles, will be the first musical guest for the season. On October 2nd, “Breaking Bad” star and Emmy winner Bryan Cranston will host for the first time. Kanye West, who included the lyrics “F—‘SNL’ and the whole cast/Tell ‘em Yeezy said they can kiss my whole ass” in this year’s “Power,” seems to have forgiven the show’s cast and crew for whatever angered him, seeing as he’s the musical guest for that show. October 9th sees Sue Sylvester herself Jane Lynch hosting her very own episode of “SNL.” Sue’s Corner on Weekend Update? Yes, please. The show will feature Bruno Mars, who recently made news for being arrested for drug possession, as the musical guest. He’s currently topping the charts with his hit “Just the Way You Are.” Also rumored to be lined up for “SNL” throughout the rest of the month are Emma Stone and Jon Hamm. Before her recent drug test failure, “SNL” was reportedly in talks with Lindsay Lohan to host. Looks like “SNL” could be doubling this year as an outreach program.
”Parks And Recreation” Production Date Moving Up For Amy Poehler’s Pregnancy Amy Poehler’s pregnancy will not be affecting her NBC show. The peacock network is working on a production schedule to accommodate the “Parks and Recreation” star’s expanding belly. The former “Saturday Night Live” star has just recently announced that she is expecting her second child with husband Will Arnett. The baby is set to join 16-month-old big brother Archie. NBC and Universal Media Studios are now moving up the production for the third season of the comedy series, which would mean production on the season will start immediately after season two wraps up, Variety said. This would give Poehler enough time to take a maternity leave without compromising the show’s airing schedule.”Parks and Recreation” will return with original episodes in the fall as planned.
Robert Pattinson and Zac Efron are vying for Choice Male Hottie Teen Choice Award with the likes of Chace Crawford, Jonas Brothers, and Taylor Kitsch. The list of nominees for 2009 Teen Choice Awards has been unveiled and it sees the likes of Robert Pattinson and Zac Efron being nominated for Choice Male Hottie prize. Both movie heartthrobs vie for the category with fellow actors that include Chace Crawford, Jonas Brothers, and Taylor Kitsch. Zac and the Jonas boys, additionally, are nominated for Choice Red Carpet Icon: Male. Their competitors for the gong include “American Idol” season 8 runner-up Adam Lambert, Justin Timberlake, and Kanye West. As for Choice Female Hottie Teen Choice Award, the nominees are Miley Cyrus, Megan Fox, Vanessa Hudgens, Beyonce Knowles, and Blake Lively. Miley, in the meantime, is also nominated for the category of Choice Red Carpet Icon: Female. She competes against the likes of Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Rachel Bilson, and Eva Longoria. Beside them all, this year’s Teen Choice Awards also lists senior actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie among its nominees. The celebrity partners are vying for the category of Choice Celebrity Activist. 2009 Teen Choice Awards will be aired Monday, August 10, on FOX. Jonas Brothers have been tapped to serve as both hosts and performers at the 11th annual awards gala. Fans ages 13-19 can vote once each day for their favorite in movie, TV, music, and other categories starting from today at Teen Choice Awards 2009.
List of 2009 Teen Choice Awards Nominees in Sports and Other Categories:
Choice Male Hottie
Choice Female Hottie
Choice Web Star
Choice Red Carpet Icon: Male
Choice Red Carpet Icon: Female
Choice Celebrity Activist
Choice Athlete: Male
Choice Athlete: Female
Kerri Walsh and Misty May-Treanor
Choice Action Sports Athlete: Male
Paul Rodriguez (Skateboarding)
Ryan Sheckler (Skateboarding)
Kelly Slater (Surfing)
James Stewart (Motocross)
Shaun White (Snowboarding)
Choice Action Sports Athlete: Female
Gretchen Bleiler (Snowboarding)
Torah Bright (Snowboarding)
Stephanie Gilmore (Surfing)
Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins (Skateboarding)
Carissa Moore (Surfing)
Eminem returned to the spotlight Sunday, spitting the lyrics of his name-dropping singles “We Made You” and “Crack A Bottle” from his hit album Relapse at the MTV Movie Awards. But not long after his performance, he stormed away from his seat in the auditorium when Sacha Baron Cohen, dressed as his flamboyant character Brüno in angel wings and a barely-visible thong, descended on wires and landed face down in the rapper’s lap. Bodyguards pounced and Eminem’s entourage made its exit in what was the most outrageous moment of a night of filled with irreverence. Other examples: host Andy Samberg spoofing box office hits like Slumdog Millionaire (which was nominated six times but came up empty handed) and Star Trek, Amy Poehler accepting the Golden Popcorn trophy for the best “WTF moment” and Forest Whitaker singing an operatic rendition of Samberg’s Emmy Award winning song “D- in a Box.” But the night belonged to the film sensation Twilight, which picked up five awards, including the top prize for best movie. After Shia LaBeouf handed out the best fight award to its stars Robert Pattinson and Cam Gigandet for their tussle in the vampire movie, Pattinson also picked up the award for the best breakthrough performance by a male. Later, he and costar Kristen Stewart teased the crowd by nearly reenacting the kiss between their characters Edward Cullen and Bella Swan while accepting the award for best buss. Stewart also won the prize for best female performance. “I was just about as awkward as you thought I was going to be,” the flustered star said at the podium. Other winners included High School Musical 3: Senior Year’s Ashley Tisdale, who won in the female breakthrough performance category while her costar Zac Efron (see photo) won for best male performance. Jim Carey won for best comedic performance for his role in Yes Man and Heath Ledger was posthumously honored for his legendary performance in The Dark Knight. The best song from a movie went to Miley Cyrus for “The Climb,” which was featured in Hannah Montana: The Movie.
Efron, Kiefer Sutherland and Triumph the Insult Dog presented former MTV Movie Awards host Ben Stiller with the MTV Generation Award, honoring the actor for a career of “selling out box offices without selling out.”
People has unveiled its 20th annual 100 Most Beautiful People list, and overall we have to say the list was fairly predictable. Angelina Jolie, George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Jennifer Lopez, Halle Berry and People’s Sexiest Man Alive Hugh Jackman all made the list along with Michelle Obama and those much discussed arms of hers. Pop phenoms Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, Zac Efron, Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato were also not shocking additions. We highly approve of relative newcomers and on-screen couples Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart from “Twilight,” and Dev Patel and Frieda Pinto of “Slumdog Millionaire.” We’re 100% behind the decision for a “Stars Without Makeup” section, including our favorite supermodel ever, Cindy Crawford, and the cute girls of “90210. Kudos also to the comedians on the list who prove nothing is sexier than a sense of humor. Jimmy Fallon, Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Tina Fey, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Mann and Chelsea Handler all made the cut. Now on to the more surprising decisions! Christina Applegate made the cover! We’ve loved the actress since her early days on “Married with Children,” and though the show isn’t a smash, we were glad to see Applegate rebound into the spotlight with “Samantha Who?” as well as a stint on Broadway. Though she was an unlikely choice, her breast cancer double mastectomy and recovery story is surely one of the most beautiful tales we witnessed all year. At 37 years old, Applegate remains as pretty on the outside as she is in her heart. Here’s where People’s list starts to fall off. Aside from the obvious choices that bored us, the magazine screws up and picks Taylor Momsen, young Jenny from “Gossip Girl,” instead of Leighton Meester or Blake Lively, the stunning Blair and Serena. Sure, they might have been on last year’s list, but they are far and above the prettiest young things on TV. And the worst thing about the list? People singles out two of the Jonas Brothers—Nick and Joe Jonas—and excludes Kevin Jonas from the list. Way to be completely shallow! As women who don’t even fully understand or appreciate the obsession with the Jonas Brothers, we still think this move is totally screwed up, and thus have soured on the list. The 100 Most Beautiful People in the World issue hits newsstands later this week.