Tuesday, August 31, 2010

EDitorial: Why all the new hires on SNL? And who might get the cut.

So Lorne just hired three new performers and a batch of new writers as Will Forte leaves SNL (voluntarily) and some writers leave as well.

And this helps prove my theory correct. Assuming Lorne isn't announcing any cuts this season, then Lorne is expecting an exodus (whether natural or prodded on). This makes sense, seeing how last season we had three featured players, and the other 8 performers (Kristen, Bill, Jason, Andy, Kenan, Fred, Seth, & Will) are now approaching at least 6 years (this is Seth's 10th season and Fred's 9th). So what that typically means is that Lorne has to be ready so that he doesn't repeat the 1979 travesty (that is where all his last performers gave in their final season, and the next season Lorne tried to scramble together the writers to be performers, the audience didn't care as much and Lorne got replaced; Lorne came back with a vengeance in 1985).

And what "ready" means is that he needs other performers out there that the audience likes, so that if his four big stars left in the same season, he still has a good show. Makes sense. He did the same thing in 2005 by bringing in Jason, Andy, Bill, and Kristen (all were huge hits). Of course that gave him 16 players!!! Wow, talk about fighting for air time!

The down-side of this strategy is that if he doesn't get an exodus, and the new guys rock and roll (like they did in 2005), then he has to do what he did in the 2006-2007 season... let some of his older players go (Sanz, Parnell, and Finesse Mitchell). And then that season Fey and Dratch also left. So between a 2-person exodus and letting three people go (I agree with all three cuts and I don't think Dratch added enough), he was left 11 cast members (and no featured players) in the 2006-2007 season.

(In fact, that's why there are reruns and specials during the SNL season... because the studio told Lorne that he has to cut more cast or cut episodes... so he's choosing to keep as many cast members as he can.)

So... here is my prediction about how it's going to go down...

This season, Abby, Bobby, Nasim, and these new players really prove themselves. I mean check out the Scrubs Interns episode with Taran Killam. He stole that show. If SNL didn't pick him up, someone would have handed him his own sitcom after something like that. The webisode was almost like an audition to SNL, what with the impressions, the touchy-feely shtick, and the dance off (not to mention the awkwardness on camera that he faked). Plus the dude has been on Scrubs, MadTV, and he used to be in the Groundlings (like Will Ferrell and others).

If the other two can pull off humor like that then we've got a new future for SNL. ...And a potential repeat of 2006 on SNL (where Lorne is going to hope for an exodus or else he has to cut a few off).

Last season, there were 12 players on SNL, and now they're adding an additional 3. Subtract Will Forte (who recently announced that he's choosing to leave), and we're left with 14 players.

Next year, the 2011-2012 season, if no one leaves, then Lorne might have to let someone go.

Kenan Thompson is entering his 8th season right now, Fred Armisen: his 9th, and Seth Meyers: his 10th. This is Jason Sudeikis' 7th, and 6th for Bill Hader, Andy Samberg, and Kristen Wiig.

So Kristen Wiig has a chance to break out in films with her Bridesmaids film (and she's been supporting in dozens of films, so she has what it takes), Jason Sudeikis has been a late bloomer, but he's been on 30 Rock 12 times now, Cleveland Show 19 times, a larger part in Bounty Hunter, and he's got a great lineup of films coming, including a starring role that could break him out. And I think while Lorne is in no hurry to lose Andy Samberg, The Lonely Island would merely have to say to Lorne, "We want you to produce our show," and then BAM - Andy's gone and on his own show.

And then Fred Armisen might leave SNL simply because he knows that he should leave before he gets cut in order to save some face. (I could see Fred supporting on a sitcom, but he couldn't lead a film.)

Meanwhile Bill Hader is racking up the supporting roles, but he's failing to line up a potential break-out role (not sure why he didn't muster some momentum from his awesome Super Bad performance opposite Seth Rogen to pitch Seth a buddy comedy).

Kenan Thompson continues supporting roles (he's Greedy in Smurfs), but he's already had his chance to star in films twice, so he probably knows that supporting film roles and SNL are as good as it gets for him (unless he can land a supporting role on a sitcom).

I see Seth Meyers sticking it out on SNL until he's given a high-profile talk show gig. With the NBC debaucle, Lorne probably couldn't get him one, so Seth would probably need to land it on his own and not on NBC. Lorne has no reason to cut him since he's popular and only on Weekend Update.

So these are the people who might leave because they're pursuing TV, film, or saving face, in order of how likely I think they are to leave after the 2010-2011 season...

1. Kristen Wiig (to a sitcom or films)
2. Jason Sudeikis (to a sitcom or films)
3. Andy Samberg (to his own skit show with TLI or doing music full-time)
4. Fred Armisen (to save face and pursue smaller projects, like Will Forte just did)

And then here are the cuts that I see likely if Lorne is forced to let someone go (listed in order; note that I love these people and think they're hilarious, so don't get me wrong; it's more about the business of it):

1. Fred Armisen (his Obama impression is his insurance, but it won't last forever)
2. Kenan Thompson (being the only black cast member is his insurance, but it won't last forever)
3. Jenny Slate (if she makes it to this coming season, she will probably be the female cast member with the most to prove, especially because Vanessa Bayer looks spunky, fresh, and super creative)

I don't think Lorne will let these people go that I'm listing below (in order of how valuable they are to him):

1. Kristen Wiig (come on; she's the Eddie Murphy of the female cast)
2. Andy Samberg (the dude put YouTube on the map, his fan base is through the roof, his record(s) sell, and he seems to get nominated for an Emmy (or Grammy) every year; if Lorne was thinking of letting him go, he'd just drop Andy down to the Digital Shorts only before he'd ever let Andy go)
3. Bobby Moynihan, Abby Elliott, and Nasim Pedrad (Lorne needs fresh blood and a future to SNL, and these are them)
4. Jason Sudeikis (Jason is a do-all straight man and very charming; with Will Forte out of the picture, Jason needs to be there to fill that role)
5. Bill Hader (Bill has some great impressions, a huge fan base, and he's also a do-all actor; plus he hasn't been around as long as Fred and Kenan)
6. Seth Meyers (he's been around forever, but he's only on Weekend Update and he's still super popular; the only reason to let him go is if a producer wanted to move on because they didn't like him as the head writer or something)

So again, it falls on Fred Armisen, Kenan Thompson, and Jenny Slate as the most likely candidates to get cut (if the need arose).

What do you think?


Andy Samberg cameo Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist

Andy steals this scene. This film is from 2008.

This clip might not last long. Leave a comment if it's gone.


Monday, August 30, 2010

Andy Samberg attended the Evening Before Emmy party

Television Industry Comes Together to Support Motion Picture & Television Fund

CENTURY CITY, CA, Aug 29, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- The entertainment industry came out full-force tonight as Emmy nominees and presenters joined hundreds of celebrities and other members of the television community for the annual "Evening Before" pre-Emmy party to benefit the Motion Picture & Television Fund.

Among the celebrities who attended were George Clooney, Jon Hamm, Ryan Seacrest, Anna Paquin & Stephen Moyer, John Krasinski & Emily Blunt, Ty Burrell, Tom Hanks & Rita Wilson, Christina Applegate, Lea Michele, Mark Salling, Ricky Gervais, Matthew Morrison, Elisabeth Moss, January Jones, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Julianna Margulies, Sharon Stone, Neil Patrick Harris, Edie Falco, Kristen Bell, Sally Field, Bryan Cranston, LL Cool J, Julie Bowen, Kathy Griffin, Mariska Hargitay, Julia Louis-Dreyfuss, Alan Cumming, J.J. Abrams, Jerry Bruckheimer, Sofia Vergara, John Slattery, Andy Samberg and Christine Baranski.

"Our sincere gratitude and thanks goes out to our sponsors, who continue to support our efforts every year, as well as the television studios, networks, talent agencies and individuals who came out to support MPTF," said Ken Scherer, CEO of the Motion Picture & Television Fund Foundation. "I am always deeply touched by the generosity of spirit in the conversations I have with those who attend these events and the compassion they have for all those MPTF helps each year, from providing healthcare to helping pay rent and buying food for people at times of crisis."

Read more:


Sunday, August 29, 2010

SNL News: 3 New Performers

It seems that those writers SNL hired were performers who might not have made the cut to perform on SNL (maybe they auditioned or Lorne just liked their material). However, SNL still offered them jobs as writers, and, because they have common sense, they took the gigs. That said, in the rounds that Lorne and Kristen Wiig have been making (and probably others), SNL did select three new performers to replace Will Forte. More of my opinions after the news story...

Three comedians — Paul Brittain, Vanessa Bayer, and Taran Killam — are rumored to join the cast of Saturday Night Live for its 36th season.

According to The Comic’s Comic, Brittain is a Chicago-based improviser and sketch comedian, Bayer is a Cleveland native who also performs throughout Chicago, and Killam has been on-air with MADtv and Nick Cannon’s Wild ‘N Out.

FYI: Yesterday, it was announced that Will Forte decided to call it quits after eight seasons on SNL.

Here are video clips of Bayer and Killam…

Vanessa Bayer: Blue Shield of California Commercial

Taran Killam: Scrubs Interns - Webisode 5

Article from:

Thanks to Rishabh for the scoop! You can check out Rishabh's Adventures of Billy the Worm blog here:

So Killam is more of a progressive step, since he's already been doing his comedy on TV for awhile (similar to how Amy Poehler and Kenan Thompson both were doing comedy on other shows before SNL). (I'm actually surprised Killam would take this gig, because he would probably be offered his own sitcom otherwise.) And Bayer and Brittain are more of the "finds." So we'll continue to check these three out and let you know what we think.

Brittain and Bayer were both confirmed through their improv organization, the Improv Olympics. Taran has not yet been confirmed through a direct source (SNL, The Groundlings, or Killam).

If you find more videos of these three in action, send them our way!

What do you think about these three?

Thanks, and...


Saturday, August 28, 2010

Andy Samberg poses as Paul the Octopus

LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 14: (L) Actor Andy Samberg and (R) John Lutz at the 2010 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 14, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.

And others from the show:

Host Seth Meyers and actor Andy Samberg onstage during the 2010 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 14, 2010 in Los Angeles, California...

More here:


Friday, August 27, 2010

SNL News - the writers change

Second City performer Tom Flanigan has been hired as a writer by SNL. Flanigan joins fellow Second City performer Shelly Gossman who was also hired to the writing team.

Hannibal Burress leaves SNL to write for 30 Rock. After a successful album release, Hannibal is going to go try his writing pen on a sitcom. Chelsea Peretti leaves SNL to join the writing staff of Parks & Recreation.

Could it be that SNL won't add any fresh faces, and that their recruiting was only for writers? Could it also be that Lorne wants to test out a few performers as writers first?


Thursday, August 26, 2010

SNL News - Will Forte leaves SNL

MacGruber has survived his last explosion.

Will Forte is keeping up the "Saturday Night Live" tradition of late-August departures by not coming back to the series for Season 36.

The New York Times reports that multiple sources say Forte won't be coming back and that the parting was amicable -- though at Forte's request. He wants to devote more time to other projects.

Hopefully those other projects will bring him more success than "MacGruber," the hilarious but certifiable bomb adaptation of one of his many "SNL" characters.

And there've been so many... the Falconer, Clancy T Bachleratt, absent-minded ESPN Classic commentator Greg Stink and, most recently, the monotone lothario Hamilton, whose inappropriate speeches at weddings, funerals and Q&As made for some of last season's funnier sketches.

UPDATE: NBC referred Zap2it to Forte's personal publicist who confirmed the news, saying, "After eight great seasons, Will has made the decision to move on from SNL to pursue new opportunities. He is eternally grateful to Lorne and all of the incredible people he worked with over the years."

So what do you think -- a good or bad move for Forte? And, most importantly, how much will you miss him?


Thanks to TheKinkySurgeon for the scoop!

Okay, so I'm actually more surprised that this came at Will's request. Lorne will need to clean house soon (the average stay is approaching 8 years instead of 4-6), but he does need to line up new performers.

So Lorne is probably happy about this, because he has one less tough decision about who to ask to leave.

My personal opinion is that Will won't be terribly missed. He is a great straight man, MacGuber is amazingly and consistently funny on SNL, and his songs are hilarious (and I love his dancing coach), but his humor is usually too weird. He's bombed in two movies now that he's starred in.

So is this a good move for Will? Hard to say. He was great and valuable on SNL, but it's better to leave voluntarily for your career than to get kicked off. He picked a great time to go. So really it's just a question of what he has in mind and if it will succeed. If it's another movie... probably not.

We told you so! Oh, and I have to leave you a "We told you so!" I wasn't sure that it would come from Will Forte (versus from Lorne and SNL), but over here we predicted that Will would depart soon...

7/30/10 - Our cast change picks
2/29/08 - Is Will Forte next to leave SNL?

What do you think? Will you miss him? Is this a good move for him?


Andy Samberg in September's V Magazine


Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Space Chimps 2 coming direct to DVD

"Space Chimps 2: Zartog Strikes Back" is coming the 5th of October, 2010 (DVD premiere).

This is interesting, because the first one didn't perform in the US as well as they hoped, and so the sequel has been released in theaters in other countries, but in the US it's going straight to DVD.

Here are the international releases...

UK - 28 May 2010
Israel - 22 July 2010
Kazakhstan - 5 August 2010 (3-D version)
Russia - 5 August 2010 (3-D version)
USA - 5 October 2010 (DVD premiere)
Netherlands - 16 December 2010

Wikipedia still thinks Andy Samberg is going to be in the DVD release, but it doesn't have the news that Space Chimps 2 is coming to DVD for the US.

The director of Space Chimps 2 is John H. Williams. This is his directorial debut (sad that he's debuting on DVD in the US). He produced all four Shrek movies. Using that momentum, he started Vanguard Animation (not a huge leap, considering he was already running Vanguard Films), so that means he also produced Valiant, Happily Never After (but he let the DVD sequel go to the studio execs, which is why it has no name actors and why it's so horrible), Space Chimps, and now Space Chimps 2. Their next project is Emo Boy, based on a comic book. More on Emo Boy: http://comics.wikia.com/wiki/Emo_Boy


Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Andy Samberg presents an Emmy to Neil Patrick Harris

Andy and Seth come on at 0:27

So unfortunately we miss the joke that Andy and Seth must obviously deliver before presenting, but still. It's also interesting that Neil Partick Harris was nominated for and lost 5 Emmys before the event, but at this event, he won 2 separate Emmys, becoming a multi-Emmy winner.

Bonus video on Neil's wins:

Andy has had 3 Emmy nominations and 1 win.


Monday, August 23, 2010

Was Andy Samberg onto Mark Wahlberg?

It was fun when we were all discovering Wahlberg's latent sense of humor, watching him pop up as a supporting character in Huckabees or The Departed with crack comic timing, or even parody himself on SNL as a good-humored response to Andy Samberg's brilliant Mark Wahlberg Talks To Animals. But Samberg was onto something in that skit that we all chose to ignore.

We laugh with Wahlberg when he's playing off his trademark intensity, but we laugh at him when he doesn't realize he's still being way too intense to be funny. The way he talks to the chicken? That's how he talks to everyone in the scene with him in all of his comedies, and it's been funny this whole time because we never put up with it for longer than a minute-long bit in a scene.

Read the full review of The Other Guys:

Basically, the author's point is that Mark is too hard to endure when you get a full movie of his intensity and speech patterns in a comedy. And essentially Andy Samberg was onto that when highlighting Mark's intensity in the SNL spoof.


Sunday, August 22, 2010

Andy Samberg loses the Emmy to Randy Newman

Randy Newman beats Andy Samberg & Co. to win Best Original Music & Lyrics Emmy.

Newman won for his song When I’m Gone which was written for the finale of Monk, beating Shy Ronnie.


Thanks to Janey for the scoop!

So this was Andy's third Emmy nomination (**** in a Box, Mother Lover, and now Shy Ronnie). Andy won the Emmy for **** in a Box. He was also nominated for a Grammy for I'm on a Boat.


Saturday, August 21, 2010

Jimmy Fallon should host SNL

Jimmy Fallon would be a great host! Plus Andy does like the only great Jimmy Fallon impression, so it would be hilarious if they did like Celebrity Jeopardy or something and played each other!

Plus Jimmy and Andy are great friends and have amazing chemistry together (as well as Jimmy and Kristen), so you'd know Andy would be an active participant in that episode.

Jimmy was on SNL from 98 to 2004. He never hosted SNL, but he cameo'd on 4/9/05, 2/4/06, 12/16/06, and 5/9/09. (The last two were when Timberlake hosted, so they could do the Barry Gibbs Talk Show together.)

Plus it was Jimmy who got Andy to perform I'm on a Boat live (for the first time), and to bring back Lazy Sunday with Chris Parnell (and to make it look like it wasn't rehearsed until they got going)...


Friday, August 20, 2010

Fred Armisen and Abby Elliott are dating!

As a disclaimer, this looks a little like celebrity gossip, so it might not be 100% true, but there are quotes and stuff, so it probably is true.

Fred Armisen has been linked with 'Saturday Night Live' costar Abby Elliott, with Life & Style reporting he's officially dating the actress, who is two decades his junior. This news comes just days after Armisen's split from 'Mad Men' star Elisabeth Moss was revealed; the married couple separated in May after 10 months of marriage in what was termed an amicable separation.
Armisen, 43, joined 'SNL' in 2002; Elliott, 23, came onboard in 2008. Of the new couple, a source tells Life & Style: "After the split, Fred sought comfort in Abby. They just started dating a few months ago. Fred and Abby are getting to know each other in a romantic way and taking things slowly. But they're enjoying each other's company."

Read more here:

Thanks to Kylie for the scoop!

So what's interesting is that Andy went to their wedding (Fred and Elisabeth). Also, they were only married for 10 months. That's sad, because the first year of marriage is the one to beat since it's the year of crazy "wait what did I do" thoughts, arguments, and a rude awakening from the twitterpation of dating. It's where you fall out of love and into lifelong companionship and true love. It's hard for everyone.

Now the other interesting thing is that I'd never expect Fred Armisen to be the one playing the field and moving on to relationships with attractive younger starlets like this. Abby's quite the catch.

So congrats to Fred and Abby, but it's sad that it's coming after the demise of Fred's marriage. It should be cool for Andy though, because he's probably a little more likely to hang out with them both now (with their powers combined, Abby and Fred are probably a ton of fun as a couple).

What do you think?


Thursday, August 19, 2010

Mark Wahlberg wasn't angry with Andy Samberg (or impressed)

Mark Wahlberg answers a question about Andy Samberg...

Q: Were you actually upset with Andy Samberg's Saturday Night Live impersonation of you? —Danny Gill, Cincinnati

A: No. No. But did I do a good job? Did people believe that I was [angry]? I wasn't aware of the skit, and then people showed it to me. I was like, Well, it's not that funny, but it's still flattering to be spoofed on Saturday Night Live. I had been asked a number of times to host the show, so it seemed like a good way to check it out.

In case you missed that sketch, we embedded it above.



Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Faith's Invisible Handshake Andy pic

Thanks Faith! Enjoy!

Happy Birthday, Andy Samberg!!!

David Andrew "Andy" Samberg is now 32. He was born August 18, 1978 and is an American actor, comedian, rapper and writer best known as a member of the comedy group The Lonely Island and as a cast member on Saturday Night Live.

Thanks for making us laugh, Andy!

Shared birthdays (with their ages)...

Former first lady Rosalynn Carter, 83. Director Roman Polanski, 77. Attorney and author Vincent Bugliosi, 76. Olympic gold-medal decathlete Rafer Johnson, 75. Actor-director Robert Redford, 74. Actor Christopher Jones, 69. Rhythm-and-blues singer Sarah Dash (LaBelle), 67. Actor-comedian Martin Mull, 67. Comedian Elayne Boosler, 58. Country singer Steve Wilkinson (The Wilkinsons), 55. Actor Denis Leary, 53. Actress Madeleine Stowe, 52. News anchor Bob Woodruff, 49. Bluegrass musician Jimmy Mattingly, 48. Rock singer and hip-hop artist Everlast, 41. Actor Christian Slater, 41. Actor Edward Norton, 41. Actor Malcolm-Jamal Warner, 40. Actress Kaitlin Olson, 35. Actor-comedian Andy Samberg, 32. Actress Parker McKenna Posey, 15.


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

How Andy Samberg prepared for the Lexus event (video)

Check out my interview with "SNL's" Andy Samberg at the Lexus Darker Side of Green Event at the Palihouse in West Hollywood. Andy was the moderator for the environmental issues debate. Interview on July 8th, 2010.

Andy quotes Last of the Mohicans. Nice!

Andy's running out of ideas. =^)

Thanks to Anony for the scoop!


Monday, August 16, 2010

Andy Samberg (video) at Nokia Live in Los Angeles

July 15, 2010

Andy's on from 0:10 to 0:43.

Andy's with Akiva Schaeffer and Chester Tam. This was after the ESPY awards, where Andy dressed like an octopus.

It's cool that Andy hugged that woman and is cool with the production crew.

Thanks to Anony for the scoop!


Studio News: New Cartoon: Dr. Octopus' Laser

Spider-Man can't stand up to Dr. Octopus' new laser! Hahahaha. The technology of Dr. Octopus' new laser is going to take Spider-Man off guard!

Not for the squeamish! Also includes a bonus cartoon: Buttterfly!

Animation by Chris from ItsChrisLife. Go check out his other great animations and GO SUB HIM:


Subscribe on our channel if you haven't! We've got longer spoofs and shorts coming, as well as more short ones: www.youtube.com/theanimationempire

Thanks for watching!


Sunday, August 15, 2010

Lorne Michaels is still looking for talent for SNL


Lorne Michaels: Yes. Kristen (Wiig) and I saw some shows at Second City and the Groundlings in L.A. We're also holding auditions soon in New York. We're always in the process of putting together the strongest possible cast.

Read the rest of Lorne's interview here:


Saturday, August 14, 2010

Andy Samberg might be in the next Jack Johnson music video

Jack Johnson already talked to Andy and it's on...

There is the good-humored middle ground, of course. The "Saturday Night Live" on-point spoof "The Mellow Show," hosted by a Johnson (played by Andy Samberg) who randomly gives shout-outs to vegan cookies, cargo shorts and Ultimate Frisbee.

"Yeah, it's pretty funny," Johnson said of the "SNL" skit. "I was just talking with Andy Samberg the other day for the first time ever. Hopefully it will work out, but Andy and I are going to shoot a video for the next single on the record, "At or With Me." I want to leave the video a surprise, because it's a little unexpected, but I'm going to kick his (expletive) pretty hard."

Read the rest of the interview here:

It's interesting that Jack doesn't want to give it away, but he already told us the gag and the song! What else is there to not give away? =^)

It's also interesting to note that Andy finally met Jack Johnson!

Thanks to Janey for the scoop!


Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph in Bridesmaids

Maya Rudolph and Kristen Wiig film "Bridesmaids" in Los Angeles, CA on August 9, 2010.

This isn't Andy news, but we wanted to send this out and let you know that we've got more pics on this film over at our Kristen Wiig Daily blog:


And click here on this category page to get all the latest Bridesmaids info:


And be sure to check out our blog for the daily scoop on Kristen:


Thanks to Faith for the idea of this post!


Friday, August 13, 2010

Andy Samberg at JUF (video interview)

From one of Andy's interview appearances. This one was done by the Jewish United Fund and US Bank...

6:00 p.m.

More about the event here:

"It's like them and cops." Hahahaha

"Sure, let's talk a little Judaism."

Yes, Andy, we love Judaism!


Andy Samberg & Seth Meyers to present at the Creative Arts Emmys

The Television Academy of Arts & Sciences announced presenters for the 2010 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy® Awards. This year, presenters will be showrunners paired with talent from nominated programs. This will not only add a star quality to the list of presenters, but will allow for the cast and producers of many of the nominated programs to celebrate and honor their colleagues.

Presenters include Jane Lynch & Ryan Murphy (Glee), John Lithgow & Clyde Phillips (Dexter), Christina Hendricks & Matthew Weiner (Mad Men), Elizabeth Mitchell & Damon Lindelof (Lost), Rico Rodriguez & Steve Levitan (Modern Family), ...

Seth Meyers and Andy Samberg (Saturday Night Live) and more.

The aforementioned shows have a combined 67 Emmy nominations this year.

The Primetime Creative Arts Emmys will be held on Saturday, August 21 and will air as a two-hour special on E! Entertainment Television on Friday, August 27.


Thanks to Rachel for the scoop!


Thursday, August 12, 2010

Will Andy Samberg perform Shy Ronnie live with Rihanna at the Emmys?

Andy’s reaction to receiving an Emmy nomination for ‘Shy Ronnie’ and whether or not he’d be willing perform it with Rihanna at the telecast.


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

SNL Host News: Will Conan O'Brien host SNL next season?

There's a Facebook group that would like that (it worked for Betty White, and that episode had the best ratings of the season):


Conan O'Brien has been working on television since before The Simpsons! He was hired to write for SNL in 1987 and he hosted the show in 2001. Let him host again!! Yes, there is tension between Conan and NBC right now, but this would be great!!!

Thanks to Anony for the scoop!


Tuesday, August 10, 2010

SNL Host News: Jane Lynch (Glee) to host SNL next

According to Movie Line, GLEE star and Emmy nominated actor Jane Lynch will be hosting the October 9 edition of "Saturday Night Live" (premiere of the show's 36th season).

Lynch has sketch comedy experience and has appeared at Second City in the past.

Lynch was recently nominated for the Emmy Award for Supporting Actress in a Comedy. The trophy will be awarded on August 29. Lynch will return to play Sue Sylvester when GLEE begins its second season on September 21.

Television's most award-winning new series, GLEE was recently honored with 19 Emmy nominations; a Peabody Award; a Golden Globe for Best Television Series, Comedy or Musical; a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series; and a People's Choice Award for Favorite New TV Comedy. The music from GLEE is an international sensation with "Glee: The Music, Volume 1" and "Glee: The Music, Volume 2" topping charts in Australia, the U.K., New Zealand, Ireland and Canada. In the U.S., over 4.5 million songs have been downloaded, and both albums have been certified Gold for sales in excess of 500,000 units.

GLEE follows an optimistic teacher who - against all odds and a malicious cheerleading coach - inspires McKinley High's Glee Club to conquer the world one singing competition at a time. GLEE stars Dianna Agron, Chris Colfer, Jessalyn Gilsig, Jane Lynch, Jayma Mays, Kevin McHale, Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Matthew Morrison, Amber Riley, Mark Salling and Jenna Ushkowitz.

GLEE is produced by Ryan Murphy Television in association with 20th Century Fox Television. Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan are co-creators of the series. Murphy, Falchuk and Dante di Loreto serve as executive producers, while Ian Brennan serves as co-executive producer

Read more: http://www.broadwayworld.com/article/GLEEs_Jane_Lynch_to_Host_Saturday_Night_Live_20100808#ixzz0wD39FBgJ

Of course, Jane Lynch had her own Facebook petition page going on (like Betty White):


Thanks to Kylie, Amy, and Faith for the scoop!


Monday, August 09, 2010

Andy Samberg's moon theory (video interview)

This is an interview that Andy gave last month when he was hosting the environmental debate.

Kristen Bell, Andy Samberg and Mark McGrath talk going green with Raj Nair and Deidre Behar at "The Darker Side of Green Media" debate in West Hollywood.

Thanks to Anony for the scoop! Enjoy!

And in other news, paparazzi are annoying (featuring Andy's pal, Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel):

"Just because you're big, you're not a tough guy." - Said to Justin's bodyguard.

Pics of Andy Samberg at his college interview

From one of Andy's two college interviews he did this year:


Saturday, August 07, 2010

Hot Rod typography video - Andy Samberg's voice

This is my kinetic typography assignment for class. Ah, what a great scene. If you haven't, go watch Hot Rod. 'Tis a great film.


Made with After Effects.


Thursday, August 05, 2010

Andy Samberg & Jorma in I'm On a Boat twitter pic

This pic is from Jormas twitter page:

Note: The concensus is that this Jorma Twitter account is fake.


Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Stills from Andy Samberg's Great Day digital short

"…Cause we live in… the Matrix.”

“He’s on drugs.”

"Now I'm over here!"

"The birds are chirping."



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