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- 04/15/12--13:11: _Basic actor talks a...
- 04/15/12--13:12: _♕ Britney Spears gi...
- 04/15/12--13:12: _Flawless Brits at t...
- 04/15/12--13:13: _'Downton Abbey': Ma...
- 04/15/12--13:17: _New The Amazing Spi...
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- 04/15/12--13:25: _Alex Clare Talks Mi...
- 04/15/12--13:26: _Mitchfest announces...
- 04/15/12--13:30: _Celebrity picture post
- 04/15/12--13:44: _NEW GIRL: "Kids" & ...
- 04/15/12--13:45: _Radiohead's complet...
- 04/15/12--14:29: _guess whose wonderf...
- 04/15/12--15:24: _Happy Birthday, Emm...
- 04/15/12--15:24: _Why you should go s...
- 04/15/12--15:25: _Lots of SPOILERS fo...
- 04/15/12--15:25: _SNL Explains the Nu...
- 04/15/12--15:29: _MTO SUPER-WORLD-MEG...
- 04/15/12--15:30: _Cosby: It’s as if h...
- 04/15/12--15:43: _'SNL' spoofs covera...
- 04/15/12--12:58: Romney On 'SNL'? GOP Candidate Asked To Host By Lorne Michaels
- 04/15/12--13:11: Basic actor talks about love of basic film trilogy.
- 04/15/12--13:12: Flawless Brits at the Olivier Awards
- 04/15/12--13:13: 'Downton Abbey': Maggie Smith asks to be written out - report
- 04/15/12--13:19: Emma Watson & Lily Collins: Mulberry BBQ
- 04/15/12--13:26: Mitchfest announces lineup
- 04/15/12--13:30: Celebrity picture post
- 04/15/12--13:44: NEW GIRL: "Kids" & "Tomatoes" - Stills & Exclusive Sneak Peeks!
- 04/15/12--13:45: Radiohead's complete two-hour Coachella set
- 04/15/12--14:29: guess whose wonderful posterior dis be
- 04/15/12--15:24: Happy Birthday, Emma Watson: Cake and Smoochies @ Coachella
- 04/15/12--15:24: Why you should go see Cabin In the Woods ASAP
- 04/15/12--15:25: Lots of SPOILERS for new episodes of TVD + more pics of Nina and Ian
- 04/15/12--15:25: SNL Explains the Nudity in Game of Thrones
- 04/15/12--15:30: Cosby: It’s as if he’s had the surplus since he moved into office’
- 04/15/12--15:43: 'SNL' spoofs coverage of Trayvon Martin case
Lorne Michaels, the show’s executive producer, has offered a guest spot to Romney, who is considering it.
Michael Fassbender will soon be appearing in the Ridley Scott sci-fi epic Prometheus but perhaps he only took the role because it was the next best thing to another beloved space franchise. You see, the actor loves Star Wars, he had tons of Star Wars toys growing up, and he still has them.
Prometheus may or may not be an Alien prequel but who are we all kidding? It is. So it’s fun to hear that Fassbender is a fan of continuing sci-fi material.
”Star Wars was really the only sci-fi sort of fascination I had as a youngster. I collected and I’ve still got the AT-AT and the Millennium Falcon and the Ewok village,” Fassbender told Absolute Radio. “I suppose they are worth a bit of money. I sort of passed them on I think, and also I took them out of their box.”
Yes! He’s in the “take your toys out of the box and actually play with them” crowd. This makes me happy.
Fassbender went on to describe the Ewok village set to them, just in case there was any question of his sincerity. “It’s kind of like three trees, or four perhaps, they’re sort of joined together with the platform bit. It’s quite cool, you can go into the trunk of one and come out the other, and there’s a little sort of wind up trap net thing where you can sort of reel somebody up,” he said.
It seems being a fan of something like Star Wars helped him to understand the seriousness of taking on the role of someone like Magneto in X-Men: First Class.
“There’s always a pressure. I sort of had that with X-Men anyway. You know you’ve got a very large vocal passionate fan base, and you want to do them proud,” he said. But you take that on board and then you kind of have to dismiss it. Because you want to make choices that are bold and definite, and if you’re worried about what other people are going to think other than your director, then the character will be neither here nor there.”
This flop *would* love Star Wars. One trilogy to rule them all, bitches.
Britney Spears gave a waiter $100 after he helped calm down her five-year-old son Jayden. The Hold It Against Me singer was out eating at a restaurant in San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles with Jayden and six-year-old son Sean when her youngest began crying and wouldn't stop.
However, an intrepid employee at the establishment saw the problem and brought over crayons to distract the youngster, impressing Britney who gave him the generous gift after she finished with her meal.
An onlooker told the National Enquirer magazine: "Britney just couldn't calm her tyke down. "But a sympathetic waiter, not one assigned to her table, helped save the day when he came over with a box of crayons and started drawing animation action characters. Jayden's tears dried up instantly as he and his brother got totally absorbed and happy." Britney - who became engaged to long-term boyfriend and manager Jason Trawick in Las Vegas last December - gave the money in addition to the tip for the meal.
The star is currently believed to be in negotiations to become a judge on the US version of X Factor, following the departure of Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul from the panel.
Sourceney | what is the highest amount of money have y'all tipped someone, ontd?
The British equivalent of the the Tony Awards for West-End theatre are airing right now at http://www.olivierawards.com/ !
The musical stage adaptation of 'Matilda', produced by the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, leads the nominations.
Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller shared a win for Best Actor in their turns as Frankenstein and The Monster, in 'Frankenstein'.
Look at that wind in the hair! Tyra would be proud....
James McAvoy and Anne-Marie Duff
Downton Abbey's Dan Stevens and his wife, Susie
Smash's Jack Davenport
SIR PATRICK STEWART
Jonny Lee Miller
According to a report by the U.K.'s Daily Mail newspaper, Maggie Smith has asked to be written out of "Downton Abbey" after Season 3.
Smith plays the extremely popular, acid-tongued Lady Violet, the Dowager Countess of Downton. The show is currently filming its third season and according to the Daily Mail's source, Smith has agreed to do the Season 3 Christmas special, but has asked that Season 3 be her last season.
"She is filming until August and then wants to leave, going out on a high. She thinks that three series is enough and she wants to get back to the stage and big screen," says the source.
Zap2it previously reported that Smith had not yet renewed her contract for Seasons 4 and 5, as many of the main actors have. It was also revealed recently by PBS executive producer Rebecca Eaton that Season 3 will feature a major character death.
There is no word as to whether that character will be Lady Violet, but narratively it does kind of make sense. Will it be a very dark Christmas at Downton as they all mourn the passing of Lady Violet?
As fans, we aren't sure that's how we want Violet (and Maggie Smith) to go out, but on the other hand - where else would she go? She's probably not going to move away. Hmm.
In case the latest action-packed international trailer trailer for "The Amazing Spider-Man" wasn't enough web-covered goodness for one day, a new poster for director Marc Webb's Columbia Pictures franchise reboot has surfaced on AddictoMovie that puts the high-swinging wall-crawler, and his web-shooters, front and center.
The film, which opens July 3, stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Martin Sheen, Sally Field, Irrfan Khan, Denis Leary, Chris Zylka, Campbell Scott, C. Thomas Howell, Embeth Davidtz and Annie Parisse.
"The Amazing Spider-Man" is the story of Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield), an outcast high schooler who was abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben (Martin Sheen) and Aunt May (Sally Field). Like most teenagers, Peter is trying to figure out who he is and how he got to be the person he is today. Peter is also finding his way with his first high school crush, Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone), and together, they struggle with love, commitment and secrets. As Peter discovers a mysterious briefcase that belonged to his father, he begins a quest to understand his parents’ disappearance — leading him directly to Oscorp and the lab of Dr. Curt Connors (Rhys Ifans), his father’s former partner. As Spider-Man is set on a collision course with Connors’ alter-ego, The Lizard, Peter will make life-altering choices to use his powers and shape his destiny to become a hero.
Unnecessary reboot, the trailers are not exciting, Tobey + Kirsten were better, it will flop... What else? <----- sarcasm, btw.
Emma Watson and Lily Collins are all smiles as they pose for a picture at the Mulberry BBQ Pool Party during the 2012 Coachella Film Festival at the Parker Palm Springs on April 14 in Palm Springs, California.
Happy birthday, Emma!
by Andrew Hampp, N.Y. | April 14, 2012 10:00 EDT
Just over a month ago, U.K. singer-songwriter Alex Clare thought his career in music had reached a standstill. "The Lateness of the Hour" came and went with little fanfare in his home country despite top-of-the-line production from Major Lazer producers, Diplo and Switch. He also had to turn down a high-profile supporting slot on Adele's fall tour due to personal commitments. Those events and more prompted Clare's label, Island Records UK, to essentially drop him after a little more than a year, leaving him to pursue work with a realtor friend in East London to make ends meet, essentially "acting as a slum lord," he says.
"Obviously record deals are a finite bit of money, and I found out I kind of needed to make ends meet," Clare says on the phone from his home base of Southeast London. "But I kept getting emails from Island saying, 'We want to use your song for an advert,' so I said 'yes of course' even though I kept thinking nothing would come of it."
Cut to the week of March 5, and suddenly Clare's song "Too Close" was getting the widespread exposure it never received in the U.K., courtesy of a new campaign for Microsoft's Internet Explorer 9. The browser's multi-million dollar media outlay made a big impact its first week out when 60-second ads that made dramatic use of the dubstep-inflected power ballad started airing during broadcast prime-time and in movie theaters before major titles like "The Hunger Games." TV viewers and theater-goers started Shazam-ing the song on their smartphones and searching for the track on YouTube and iTunes. Apple even took the rare unsolicited move of buying keywords on Bing and Google to further connect the dots for fans of the song. By the week ending April 1, the song debuted at No. 68 on the Hot 100, and sales totaled over 100,000 downloads after the first weeks of release.
The song's instant popularity prompted Universal Republic to hastily sign Clare to a U.S. distribution deal that rush-released his album on iTunes March 24, with sales high enough to earn the set a No. 2 debut on Heatseekers and an entry at No. 123 on the Billboard 200, with sales of 4,000 units. It tops this week's Heatseekers chart despite a slight sales dip. A physical copy will hit retail April 24.
The newfound attention comes nearly two years after the first sessions for "Lateness of the Hour" first began with Diplo and Switch in New Orleans. Clare got connected with the producers via Island's A&R head Nick Huggett, the man who helped sign Adele to Columbia Records and also first connected Diplo and M.I.A. Clare had a handful of songs for the album (including "Too Close") already produced in demo form before hitting the studio with the Major Lazer producers. After a few weeks in New Orleans, subsequent sessions followed later in the year in Jamaica and eventually Los Angeles, working around Diplo's tour schedule.
"They wanted to focus more on live instruments which was something I don't think they're used to," Clare says of the collaboration with Diplo and Switch. "It was a challenge for them, a challenge for me and good things came out of it. We clicked very quickly."
Clare was born and raised in Bromley, a neighborhood in South East London notable as the birthplace of H.G. Wells and David Bowie and, in more recent years, as a big hub for the city's skating and drum-and-bass communities. Clare describes his music career as kind of an accidental hobby. "Most of my friends grew up playing in bands because there was literally nothing else to do. It was just a gig."
His childhood surroundings as well as his love for literature inspired album cuts like "Whispering" and "Tight Rope," but it's his personal relationships that comprise the bulk of the album's stories. Clare says his relationship with Amy Winehouse in 2006, which occurred during a break from then-ex Blake Fielder-Civil, is not specifically addressed on the record, nor is any one person. Even so, he and Winehouse remained on good terms during the years after their romance. "There were a lot of emotions there that obviously didn't end up at the time it was happening, but we got to a very good place. We stayed friends above all."
"Too Close," however, was inspired by a particular relationship with a close friend that turned romantic. "One thing led to another, but it didn't really work out and that felt too close," he says.
The renewed interest in Clare's career has promoted the singer to head back in the studio to start work on a planned new EP with synth artist James Greenwood, who's done played with bands like Death in Vegas. A U.S. tour is also in the works, though no specific plans have been confirmed. He may even pitch the new music to his old label in the U.K., against whom he harbors no ill will. "They're very good at developing acts, they just kind of hit a wall. Promotion has to kind of have a free will," he says. "I've got a big debt of gratitude to Microsoft."
I love him. So much. His album was one of the overlooked LPs in 2011 IMO and I'm really glad he's getting some love now. Too Close just charted at #37 in the UK as well and is still climbing. Here are some of his other songs:
Up All Night
Cover: When Doves Cry (Prince)
Cover: Damn Your Eyes (Etta James)
There is no way to really be prepared for the experience of being in such a large gathering of womyn in a totally womyn-created environment ). It is exhilarating, exciting, liberating and overwhelming at times. For many of us it is a relaxing, organic environment where we feel most whole and most truly ourselves
Sample workshops for everywomon:
Breast Casting for Womyn of Color ~ Cassandra Buchanan
The Good Butch ~ Lauri 'Gunner' Wollner
Healing Ways: The Elements ~ Kim Smith and Emmagene Borden
When I Doubt Myself and Other Womyn: Confronting Internalized Misogyny/Internalized Male Supremacy ~ jona olsson
Woman Shaman: Dreamers, Healers, Prophets ~ Max Dashu
Womyn of Color Tent: Future Directions ~ Reseda Jackson and Cassandra Buchanan
and many more...
Lauren Conrad and Lea Michele
Emma Watson and Lily Collins
Fergie and Josh Dushamel
Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder
Naomi Watts in LA
Pippa Middleton in Paris
Kirsten Dunst in LA
Drew Barrymore in Silverlake
Halle Berry at the Jenesse silver rose gala
Kelly Ripa at the TV land awards in New York
Gwen Stefani and Zuma
Paz Vega and her daughter Ava
The Olivier awards
James McAvoy and Ann Marie Duff
Charlize Theron and baby Jackson
Heidi Klum in Brentwood
Jessie J in Hollywood
Lauryn Hill in London
Louise Rednapp in Barbados
Rachel Zoe and Roger Berman
Solange Knowles at the Ferragamo flag store opening
Kym Johnson at a Dancing with the stars event
Chloe Sevigny - April 11, 2012 - NEW MUSEUM 35th Anniversary Gala held at Cipriani Wall Street, NYC.
Ciara at a post Grand Prix show in Ciara
Paula Abdul at Mike Tyson~undisputed truth
Delta Goodrem at the Logie's
Russell's daughter (guest star Annalise Basso, C) develops a teenage crush on Nick (Jake Johnson) when Jess (Zooey Deschanel) babysits her for the weekend in the "Kids" episode of NEW GIRL airing Tuesday, April 17 (9:00-9:31 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
Photo Credit: Patrick McElhenney/FOX
Sneak Peeks for 'Kids'
Cece (Hannah Simone, L) and Jess (Zooey Deschanel, R) in the "Kids" episode of NEW GIRL airing Tuesday, April 17 (9:00-9:31 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
COURTESY OF FOX BROADCASTING COMPANY
Russell's daughter (guest star Annalise Basso, C) develops a teenage crush on Nick (Jake Johnson, L) when Jess (Zooey Deschanel, R) babysits her for the weekend in the "Kids" episode of NEW GIRL airing Tuesday, April 17 (9:00-9:31 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
COURTESY OF FOX BROADCASTING COMPANY
Schmidt (Max Greenfield, L) asks Cece (Hannah Simone, R) out in the "Kids" episode of NEW GIRL airing Tuesday, April 17 (9:00-9:31 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
COURTESY OF FOX BROADCASTING COMPANY
Winston (Lamorne Morris, R) helps his new boss in the "Kids" episode of NEW GIRL airing Tuesday, April 17 (9:00-9:31 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
COURTESY OF FOX BROADCASTING COMPANY
Jess (Zooey Deschanel, C) has dinner with Russell (guest star Dermot Mulroney, L) and his ex-wife Ouli (guest star Jeanne Tripplehorn, R), in the "Tomatoes" episode of NEW GIRL airing Tuesday, April 24 (9:00-9:31 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
Photo Credit: Greg Gayne/FOX
Saturday night at Coachella, Radiohead fans enjoyed an epic two-hour headlining performance from the band, where they played everything from their old hits ("Karma Police") to their newer tracks ("Identikit") to a crowd of screaming festival goers.
RollingStone.com hailed the set as being "easily the largest gathering at the festival so far." Radiohead first headlined the Coachella Music Festival in 2004.
1. Bloom (1:05)
2. 15 Step (7:30)
3. Weird Fishes/Arpeggi (11:40)
4. Morning Mr Magpie (17:25)
5. Staircase (22:40)
6. The Gloaming (27:20)
7. Pyramid Song (31:10)
8. Daily Mail (36:30)
9. Myxomatosis (40:15)
10. Karma Police (45:15)
11. Identikit (50:30)
12. Lotus Flower (54:30)
13. There There (59:55)
14. Bodysnatchers (1:05:40)
15. Idioteque (1:10:00)
16. Lucky (1:17:20)
17. Reckoner (1:21:50)
18. After the Gold Rush intro, Everything In Its Right Place (1:27:25)
19. Give Up the Ghost (1:37:20)
20. Paranoid Android (1:43:04)
Crying at how perfect this was. Loved the encores <3
Leighton Meester's! Hope I didn't make that too hard.
Emma Watson at Cochella with her boyfriend and her friend Sophie - 14 April
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Positive reviews and word-of-mouth may power Lionsgate's "The Cabin in the Woods" at the box office this weekend, although it's unlikely to knock "The Hunger Games" out of the top perch.
The much-buzzed-about horror film, about five friends vacationing together in a remote location, features a screenplay co-written by Joss Whedon that puts an unexpected twist on the horror-film genre.
Here's what some of the reviewers are saying:
A.O. Scott of The New York Times: "Dismissing the recent vogue for technically crude, fake-real shockers in the "Paranormal Activity" manner - and sidestepping the gory sadism of the torture subgenre of the "Saw" and "Hostel" pictures - this movie evokes the playful pseudosophistication of the "Scream" franchise.
Los Angeles Times critic Betsy Sharkey: "Because, really, "The Cabin in the Woods" is an inside joke - a one-way ticket to all the genre's worst nightmares told in a very tongue and cheeky "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" ('92 movie, TV series, multiple spinoffs, all conceived by Whedon) style. The laughs come easily, the screams not so much. It's as if the filmmakers got so wrapped up in the satire they forgot to include the intense sensation of rising dread that creates all the thrills and chills that are part of the attraction."
Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times: With the warning, "You won't see the end coming," Ebert writes, "This is not a perfect movie; it's so ragged, it's practically constructed of loose ends. But it's exciting because it ventures so far off the map. One imagines the filmmakers chortling with glee as they devise first one bizarre development and then another in a free-for-all for their imaginations. They establish rules only to violate them. "
Rolling Stone magazine critic Peter Travers: "Cabin keeps springing scary surprises. And it's wicked, twisted fun until the violence starts nagging at you. The gods and monsters of the movie never question their appetite for gutting pretty young things. But you'll question yours for sure before the film's shocking end."
Seriously guys, GO SEE THIS MOVIE. It is fantastic and like nothing you would ever expect! Totally a film you should experience in the theatre.
From Ep 3.19 ”Heart of Darkness”:
“We have a very passionate fandom that has very passionate opinions about things like whether Elena should be with Stefan or with Damon,” Plec says. “With Stefan’s encouragement, Elena is trying to understand and explore this relationship that she’s developed with Damon. There is some series-wide epicness that goes down in this episode, for sure.” (Something she and the series’ director of photography Dave Perkal will talk about on that NAB panel is how they strive not to make the best-looking episode of television each week, but the best-looking movie you could see on TV. “We don’t tend to go on the road very often, and we’ve got Damon and Elena in a motel,” she says. “It’s a dive motel by our production office that we called Crack Alley,” she adds. “It’s a very dingy, disgusting exterior, and Dave Perkal and Chris Grismer, who directed the episode, worked together to make it sexy and interesting and visual in spite of the complications of the location itself.”
From Ep 3.20 “Do Not Go Gentle”:
“Stefan and Elena have had a lot of beautiful moments together at these decade dances in spite of the chaos that tends to drown them at these events. This episode, they’ll definitely get to have a nice moment or two before the s— hits the fan.” Yes, there is a promo shot of Elena sobbing in Stefan’s arms. How dark will the show’s annual decade be this season? “All I can say is that I’ve watched the episode five times now through the editorial process, and every single time I end up crying like a baby with Elena. I’m not in Stefan’s arms. I’m alone,” she laughs. “But it’s a pretty powerful episode. We’re really proud of it.”
May 3rd ~ “Before Sunset”
“Things get pretty harrowing as we get to the end of the season. We’ve got Klaus [whose plan is to leave town with Elena, whose blood he needs to make more hybrids] stepping up his game and returning to a more villainous place. We’ve got our heroes in dire straits. We’ve got Elena in the center of it all, as usual. We’ve got basically everybody stepping into battle because the enemy, who I can’t define for you at this moment because the April 19 episode tees it all up, is taking some pretty relentless and hardcore extremes against our heroes.”
“It will not be easy. It will be very emotional for both sides because it’s going to be a very honest, very pure, very difficult decision. Hopefully if we’ve done our jobs right with Elena’s character over the season, we’ll understand why she’s making the decision that she’s making and how that decision is meant to be right for where she is in her life right now. I cried many, many times. I haven’t seen it yet. I have no idea if that ended up on the screen. I don’t want to brag,” she laughs. “But it was a very, very emotional experience writing the finale, for a lot of reasons, one of which has already been talked about in the press. We do flashback to a time when Elena’s parents were still alive and when she was a cheerleader dating Matt, the football player, and before Bonnie knew she was a witch and thought she was just uncannily psychically available to predict fashion trends. It’s just a really poignant, sweet and bittersweet reflection back to a time when life was so much simpler for all of our humans and former humans. I hope it turns out as well as we want it to because it’s a really special episode.”
HBO's Game of Thrones has a lot of nudity in it, sometimes that nudity seems completely gratuitous and unnecessary. Last night, Saturday Night Live proposed a theory as to why that is.
: As QUICKLY as the Kanye West, Kim Kardashian romance HEATED UP . . . is as quickly as it FIZZLED OUT. MediaTakeOut.com spoke with a G.O.O.D. friend of Yeezy who told us that WHATEVER it was that Yeezy and Kim had before . . . is now OFFICIALLY over.
Bill Cosby sits down with David Gregory in a PRESS Pass interview and defends President Obama’s actions during his time in office, saying Obama’s battling people who seem to want him to fail. Cosby added that the president has displayed an enviable level of patience in explaining the tough positions he’s had to take to help America rebound from the financial meltdown.
"Saturday Night Live" took jabs at Piers Morgan, Kim Kardashian, Kanye West and “Game of Thrones" Saturday night, but it was cast member Jay Pharaoh rather than host Josh Brolin who earned the most buzz.
In a controversial skit, cast member Taran Killam reprised his role as news commentator Morgan, and discussed the controversial Trayvon Martin case with a slew of famous figures, including Ozzie Guillen (played by Brolin), West (played by Pharoah), and Kim Kardashian, played by Nasim Pedrad.
“I feel for (Martin),” West said. “Maybe it’s just the black man in me.”
Replied Kardashian, “I also know what it feels like to have a black man in me.”
The sketch had viewers torn. Many posted angry remarks saying tackling the Martin case crossed the line. Others enjoyed the spoof of West and Kardashian, as well as the take on over-sensationalized media.
And a certain talk-show host himself now wants to get in the game.
Tweeted the real-life Piers Morgan, “I think it's time I hosted #SNL -- they're using me every week for ratings anyway. May as well get paid for it... Lorne?”
Pharoah started to earn raves beginning with host Brolin's opening monologue, when he joined the actor for a spoof of Brolin's upcoming film, "Men in Black 3," with Pharoah playing Will Smith to Brolin's Tommy Lee Jones. For Pharoah, who hasn’t played as prominent a role in past episodes, it may have been a career-defining moment.
Wrote viewer Evan Pellegrino on Twitter,“Jay Pharoah's first break on #SNL. You're officially a cast member buddy.”
Terry Lusk added, “Jay Pharoah gettin' a lotta love tonight. Brolin merely average. #snl.”
In one of the night's most-buzzed-about skits, “Booker T. Washington Prom,” Pharoah played a principal who interrupts a dance to reprimand students for spiking the punch and bringing an iguana as a date.
Brolin, acting as a drunken teacher, had the line of the night. “Let's have a “Hunger Games”-themed prom with no food, and lots of weapons.”
Additional highlights from the show included Steven Spielberg’s appearance in a digital short pitch for “Laser Cats 7;” a spoof of sex scenes in the HBO series, “Game of Thrones;” and a parody of high school parodies, where everyone got their moment to stroll in the hall of slow motion.
Musical guest Gotye’s performance divided some viewers. The emerging Australian act had some singing praises, and others wondering whether they’d missed something.
Tweeted New York Times cultural reporter, Dave Itzkoff, “Gotye, I didn't getye. #SNL.”