I can’t lie and pretend I was excited when I heard the news that Justin Bieber was hosting Saturday Night Live, but sometimes low expectations can yield unexpectedly happy returns.
In that spirit, the good news for Bieber is that he fared funnier than fellow pop star Adam Levine, who hosted SNL two weeks ago. Indeed, Bieber proved a self-deprecating headliner, gamely allowing himself to be the butt of jokes about looking like he’s 11, still possessing his baby teeth and resembling talk-show maven Ellen DeGeneres (among other lesbians).
The bad news? The show’s ever-inconsistent writing staff trotted out another unwanted take on “The Californians,” totally fumbled the cold open, and pretty much wasted Academy Award winner Whoopi Goldberg’s in an opening-monologue cameo. In other words, Bieber’s installment ranks around mid-pack in the countdown of episodes this season.
Below are my picks for the week's best and worst sketches:
BEST: Angry Brother On paper, you wouldn’t expect huge laughs from a sketch about a loser brother ridiculing his college-student sister’s boyfriend for accidentally flubbing his words and saying “glice.” But Taran Killam’s sensationally rageful performance elevated this one to awesome heights. Bieber proved an excellent straight man, until, of course, he briefly broke character and began chuckling at the lunatic all up in his face. And who could blame him?
BEST: The Miley Cyrus Show It seems like it’s been forever since we got to see Vanessa Bayer just bein’ Miley, and her always spot-on skewering of the now all-grown-up star included bits about her new hairstyle, possible marriage and (very wordy) tattoo. Bonus points to Killam (as Liam Hemsworth) for his priceless reaction shot to Miley’s vows.
HONORABLE MENTION: Bravo’s Newest Spinoffs I wish this ad for copious/ridiculous Bravo reality spinoffs had been a little bit sharper, but a number of its scattershot punch lines landed nicely. Don’t be shocked if that tag line from Bobby Moynihan’s gay limo driver — “I drive men crazy…and also to the airport” — is the jumping-off point for a brainstorming session with Andy Cohen and his Bravo staffers come Monday morning.
WORST: Super Bowl Blackout “That seems like it’s been about 15 minutes. No? It’s been less than one minute?” said Kenan Thompson, playing CBS sports analyst James Brown in a spoof about the network’s attempt to fill airtime during last weekend’s Super Bowl blackout. Unfortunately, that quote could also serve as a review of the entire cold open.
WORST: ’60s High School The “joke” here centered around a Grease-esque, boys-on-one-side/girls-on-the-other singalong in which Cecily Strong’s teen beauty recounted increasingly weird details from her date with a boy who turned out to be a pre-teen. Exhibit A (for Awful): Bieber’s babyfaced “Billy” cried because there weren’t actual puppies down Angie’s sweater. Yeah, it was that pitiful.
What did you think of this week's SNL? How would you rate Bieber as host? What did you think were the best and worst sketches? Sound off in the comments!
Justin, 18, had many great moments on the Feb. 9 episode of SNL, but it was when he played the president of Miley Cyrus’ fanclub, during an appearance on The Miley Cyrus Show sketch, that caught our attention! The conversation quickly turned to Justin’s personal life:
"I also heard he got busted for smoking weed and he's really sorry about it and people make mistakes and he's never gonna do it again," Justin said.
“Yeah, right. Me too,” joked “Miley,” as the audience roared with laughter.
Justin Bieber: I’m Single & Ready To Mingle
“Tonight, I’m looking a future Mrs. Bieber,” Justin said during his opening monologue, throwing a dagger into the hearts of Jelena fans everywhere. Justin handed out a number of roses to random girls in the audience (I’m pretty sure they had rehearsed this) before picking Whoopi Goldberg as his dream girl.
During the later sketches in the show, Justin was impersonated by cast members who posed as his body doubles and he participated in a "Californians" sketch.
What did you think of Justin’s hosting gig, HollywoodLifers? The Miley Cyrus Show sketch was the best scene of the night — by far! Do you agree?
Wow! Gabby is taking after the First Lady of the United States. The Olympian gold medalist was spotted with new bangs at the Hall of Game Awards on Feb. 9. She looks phenomenal!
Gabby Douglas received a lot of unnecessary attention about her hair over the summer, when she competed in the Summer Olympics. However, Gabby’s hair is now going to be getting attention in a positive way — she has sexy new bangs!
In August of 2012, Gabby, 17, was criticized for the way her hair looked during competitions. She defended herself and told Us Weekly, "They have no idea what they're talking about. You sweat and all the gel and hairspray comes out. Even if we did fix our hair, our coach would be like, 'This is not a beauty pageant! Leave it alone.’”
It appears as though Gabby gave her hair a lot of thought since then, because her hair makeover is such a transformation! And we have a feeling who gave her the inspiration — Michelle Obama!
Michelle Obama Gets Bangs
On Jan. 17, her 49th birthday, the First Lady revealed an edgy new haircut on Twitter! In a photo alongside Inaugural citizen co-chair David Hall, Michelle flaunted a dramatic new set of thick, face-framing bangs. We were huge fans of the look then, and we’re huge fans of it now!
What do YOU think of Gabby’s new look, HollywoodLifers? Are you a fan? Did she get inspired by Michelle Obama? Tell us how you feel!
Rag & Bone brought us side-swept bangs, low, chic chignons and a futuristic yet retro eyeliner look. Revlon Global Artistic Director Gucci Westman created the look and shares the inspiration behind her idea!
Rag & Bone’s Fall 2013 collection was peppered with masculine designs, versatile suits and over-sized jackets, so it was fitting that the make up look was a juxtaposition — girly, minimalistic and soft. See what Gucci Westman had to say about her inspiration for the collection below.
Revlon Global Artistic Director Gucci Westman Speaks On The Rag & Bone Look
“I wanted to create a look that was super girly and contrasted with the masculine feel of the collection. The focus of this look is definitely the eyeliner. I added a bit of a modern twist to a classic 60's look by using a gel liner across the top of the lid. I kept the rest of the look simple and paired it with natural and luminous skin. I love how the whole look is a bit retro, but still fresh.”
Models like Cara Delevingne walked the catwalk wearing Revlon’s ColorStay Crème Gel Liner in Black.
To get the complete look of the models, start by using Revlon PhotoReady Perfecting Primer and Revlon PhotoReady Color Correcting Primer. After the primer has dried, use Revlon Nearly Naked Makeup for a flawless finish that looks natural. Keep Revlon Nearly Naked Pressed Powder on hand for touch-ups.
Along with the gel liner, use Revlon PhotoReady 3D Volume Mascara to make lashes pop.
To really feel like you’ve just stepped off the catwalk, finish off with Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede Lipstick in Supermodel.
And the best news? All of these products are $12.99 or less, so you can really get the look on a budget.
HollywoodLifers, would YOU ever try this retro yet futuristic eyeliner look?
This show’s hair had us envious and also excited to re-create the every day look! On the models, hair was sleek, straight and shiny and TRESemmé Stylist Jeanie Syfu is sharing how YOU can get the exact look.
The inspiration behind Rebecca Minkoff‘s collection was “inspired by Neil Armstrong's trip to space” and “featured strong silhouettes, offset with soft fluid fabrics in cosmic prints.” In order to compliment the collection, TRESemmé Stylist Jeanie Syfu created “a simple, yet bold style.” Here’s how you can get the look just like the runway models!
Jeanie Syfu’s Five Quick Tips For Amazing Hair That Is Runway Worthy
1) Start by applying TRESemmé Thermal Creations Volumizing Mousse throughout the roots and mid-lengths and TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Heat Protection Shine Spray to the ends
2) Blow dry with a round brush, lifting at the roots and smoothing through the ends
3) Starting at the nape of the neck, liberally spray 1-2″ sections of hair with TRESemmé 24 Hour Body Finishing Spray before straightening with a flat iron. Continue flat ironing hair in sections, working up the head to the temples
4) Create a middle part with a tail comb and take a thin, vertical section of hair, parallel to each side of your part, and lightly tease the hair for volume
5) Gently brush through the ends and finish with TRESemmé Smooth & Silky No Frizz Shine Spray
All you need for this sleek and polished look is a blow dryer, a flat iron, a round brush, a tail comb, clips and a spray bottle!
HollywoodLifers, are YOU going to try out this sleek hairstyle?
Rihanna is hoping to make her Grammys performance special on Feb. 10, bringing Chris on stage for a magical performance! Should they do it?
Rihanna and Chris Brown are going to the Grammy Awards together on Feb. 10. And now we’re hearing that RiRi is hoping to bring her man on stage with her during her highly-anticipated performance!
A source close to Rihanna tells HollywoodLife.com exclusively, “She isn’t telling anybody anything about what she’s performing because I don’t even think she nailed it down yet. When they rehearse, it’s way under wraps and there aren’t too many people back there. She was leaning towards ‘Nobody’s Business’ weeks ago and wanted Chris to bust out with her on stage, but I don’t know if she thought the powers that be would let that happen.”
Whether or not they do sing that song together, we definitely know the couple WILL attend the awards ceremony together. That’s a plus, right?
Rihanna & Chris Brown Will Go As Each Other’s Date To The Grammys
Chris, 23, will be on the Unapologetic singer's arm at the Staples Center in L.A. on Feb. 10, four years after the two were involved in the infamous assault that changed both of their lives.
Our source adds, "Rihanna's turned up and getting into that performers frame of mind right now. She's focused and looking forward the the Grammys and [she] will be with Chris the whole night, so you know that's going to be extra f**king special. He already told her he would go with her, so its a wrap."
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Should Rihanna and Chris sing “Nobody’s Business” at the Grammys?
Watch out, Rihanna! You may be going to the Grammys with Chris Brown, but his ex Karrueche won’t be far behind! A source close tells HollywoodLife.com exclusively that Karrueche will also be attending the ceremony on Feb. 10.
A source close to Karrueche tells HollywoodLife.com exclusively, “Karrueche might hit up the Grammys because she got an invite from a friend who works in production. She wants to go and will probably just go. She knows Chris will be there and so will Rihanna, but she’s doesn’t care about all that drama — she just wants to go to enjoy the festivities, the crowd and the music that the Grammys bring.”
Karrueche Wants Chris To Win A Grammy
Our source adds, “Now, you know she wants Chris to win, that’s her soldier. She’s got nothing but love for him and if he wins, she will be happy.
Will Karrueche Leave When Rihanna Performs?
“Karrueche wants to see everybody perform, get up on stage and do their thing. She likes music and wants to be part of the night. I’m sure if Rihanna gets up there and kills it, Karrueche will share with a few claps. She has no issues with Rihanna and she’s not going to go to start drama. She’s too old for that. She was invited and just wants to enjoy the night.”
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Should Karrueche be going to the Grammys?
Pattie Mallette Talks About Justin Bieber & Selena Gomez’s Relationship
Pattie, 37, opened up to AP when asked about her son’s relationship with the Wizards of Waverly Place actress.
“I have no idea if they’re on-again, off-again,” Pattie said. “It’s a constant thing. Today I’m not sure where they stand. I try to stay out of it. He’s 18. He doesn’t want me getting involved in his romantic life.”
“I thought, I’m a mom, I don’t want to see that,” Pattie sighed, shaking her head, when asked about his butt pic. “I don’t want to see him doing that kind of stuff. But, you know, he’s 18. He’s making some of his own decisions and he’s going to make some mistakes and he’s going to make some good choices, too.”
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Should Justin and Selena get back together? Or are they better off apart?
WATCH: Pattie Mallette Speaks About Justin Bieber’s Love Life
Fox’s rejiggered, more-24ier-than-ever! Touch returned on Friday night to 3.8 million total viewers and a 1.0 demo rating across its two-hour opener. That’s down 20 and 23 percent from its Season 1 finale. (The series’ launch led out of Idol so… oranges.)
Also opening on the low side Friday was CBS’ The Job, which with 4.1 mil and a 0.9 was down more than 50 percent from time slot predecessor Undercover Boss and only outrated Nikita in the 8 o’clock hour.
Lead-out CSI: NY (9.44 mil/1.6) nonetheless ticked up to match its season high in the demo. Blue Bloods was flat at 11.1 mil/1.5, drawing the night’s largest audience (as always).
* The CW’s aforementioned Nikita (1.42 mil/0.5) was up 15 percent and a tenth.
* Both ABC’s Last Man Standing (7.35 mil/1.6) and Malibu Country (6.2 mil/1.3) saw gains — and ABC notes that the latter now stands as this TV season’s most-watched new comedy (edging out NBC’s Go On). Shark Tank (6.2 mil/1.9) nabbed the night’s best demo rating, but dropped a few eyeballs week-to-week.
* NBC’s all-news Friday line-up fared well, with Dateline (7 mil/1.5) surging 60 and 36 percent in its earlier slot and drawing its largest audience in 16 months. Rock Center (5.5 mil/1.3) surged 63 percent in the demo from its last Thursday outing and scored its best numbers since Sept. 13.
After watching the documentary The Business of Being Born, the couple decided on their unconventional delivery method.
“Thx @RickiLake 4 making ‘The Business of Being Born’ it changed my life & I’m looking forward 2 my home water birth wish me luck!” Amber tweeted on Feb. 2. Ricki Lake, who executive produced the film, welcomed her second son Owen via a water birth.
The documentary follows different pregnant women and their at-home deliveries. According to AmericanPregnancy.org, water births are when the mother goes through labor in a tub of water then gets out to give birth. Also the mother may choose to give birth in the tub. Instead of a doctor, midwives and doulas are present to help the couple deliver their baby.
Wiz Khalifa Talks About What The Delivery Will Be Like
In an interview with L.A. radio show Big Boy’s Neighborhood, Wiz said, “We gonna have a midwife and a doula at the crib, and she’s gonna be in a pool, and it’s gonna be like a relaxing environment, and when she’s ready she’s gonna tell me when to stick my hands down there and I’m gonna pull the baby out.”
He aslo revealed that he can’t wait to be a dad. ”I’m excited, I’m ready,” he continued. “I mean I’m nervous too, but it’s a good nervous. It’s not like a confused nervous, like, ‘What do I do?’”
Amber Rose Wants A ‘Full-Throttle’ Pregnancy With No Medicine
“I don’t want no medication,” she said during the radio interview. “We take home birthing classes to teach us how to do it, and we’re gonna have our midwife, and when the baby’s head comes out, he’s gonna be Dr. Wiz. He’s gonna be the first person to touch the child. No doctors, no gloves.”
What do you think Hollywoodlifers? Is a water birth a good idea?
The ‘Teen Mom 2′ star and her husband Courtlands' marriage was doomed for trouble since they said 'I do.’ A source reveals to HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY the real reason why Courtland put a ring on it.
Jenelle Evans shocked Teen Mom 2 fans when she married her boyfriend Courtland Rogers at a surprise courthouse ceremony on Dec. 4. Their quickie marriage only lasted eight weeks before they separated, and a source reveals to HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY why they tied the knot — and why it fell apart so fast.
A source close to the situation tells HollywoodLife.com that Courtland was just in the relationship for the MTV fame.
"He is older then her and known as a rich kid,” the insider reveals. “So she saw him as a meal ticket and he saw her as a way to get 15 minutes of fame.”
The source adds that Courtland grew up in a family with money because his family has owned local KFC chains for generations.
Behind Jenelle Evans & Courtland Rogers’ Split
Jenelle is planning to file for a divorce, but she and Courtland have been separated since their explosive fight on Jan. 21. Jenelle’s lawyer Dustin R. T. Sullivan revealed to HollywoodLife.com that the law in North Carolina does not allow people to file for a divorce unless they have been separated from their spouse for a year.
Jenelle’s lawyer said that’s why he hasn’t filed for divorce yet, but she did file legal assault charges against Courtland on Jan. 23. The charges include four counts of assault on a female, and two counts of battery on an unborn child.
Just two days after she filed charges, Jenelle was rushed to the hospital due to excessive bleeding, and she later found out she suffered miscarriage with the baby that she was carrying for 8 weeks.
Courtland Rogers & Jenelle Evans Unlikely To Get Back Together
Jenelle moved out and moved on with her ex-fiance Gary Head after she accused Courtland of cheating on her with several other women. But the insider is not shocked by those allegations.
"Women are like meat to him. He goes through them so quickly,” the source reveals. “He is never satisfied"
Tell us what you think HollyMoms. Was Jenelle and Courtland’s marriage a publicity stunt?
Selena founded the band in 2008. Since their formation, Selena Gomez & the Scene has released three studio albums, seven singles and nine music videos. Currently, they are working on their fourth studio album. So excited! Selena said, “I want to be able to write about things I’ve never talked about before and tell a story with this album, because I’ve never actually had time to go in and do that.” Does this mean we’ll get an inside look at her relationship with Justin? Cross your fingers, HollywoodLifers!
Selena and Taylor Love Singing About Boys
Selena and Taylor are certified besties, and we all know if you spend enough time with someone, you start to sound alike! Selena revealed that Taylor (along with Skrillex) was a huge influence on her new album. This can only mean one thing–lots of delicious, juicy love ballads! Hooray!
Selena told MTV news, ”I think the older I’m getting the more I’m just kind of like I’m cool to share my side of the stories as much as I can, so I’m having a lot of fun.”
The Grey’s Anatomy and 24 actress will play Special Agent Paris, the athletic, smart, witty and bold leader of the Red team. Paris has a Degree in Forensic Science, can drive a golf ball 300 yards and has a brain snapping IQ in the 98th percentile. She prefers to, and often does, work alone.
We'll get our first glimpse of the spin-off — in which a mobile team of agents live and work together as they cross the country solving crimes — when it airs as a two-part episode of NCIS: LA later this season.
Leave it to Kim and Kanye to stir up a bit of controversy! The parents-to-be imitated the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue in Brazil on Feb. 9. Do you think it was inappropriate?
Kanye West posed on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, wearing a crown of thorns and wrote a rap song called “Jesus Walks.” Now, he and Kim Kardashian are copying a Jesus Christ statue, the iconic Christ the Redeemer, in Brazil on Feb. 9.
Kim and Kanye are currently sightseeing in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Wearing a bright pink dress, Kim, 32, showed off her growing baby bump and imitated the statue’s pose first. Then, she and Kanye, 35, copied the pose together, drawing attention from other sightseers.
Fans React On Twitter
One fan on Twitter said, “adorable.” Another said, “Ironic because they both need Jesus! LOL.”
One fan, who seems to be super excited for the arrival of the Kimye baby, said, “I’ve heard that Kanye and Kim’s baby is the second coming of Jesus…” So I guess in that sense, the picture is appropriate, not offensive.
Kanye West Poses As Jesus Christ On ‘Rolling Stone’ Magazine
In 2006, Kanye stirred up more controversy when he posed as Jesus Christ on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. The “Jesus Walks” singer wore a crown of thorns. Plus, during The Concert for Sandy Relief in December, Kanye wore a Jesus Christ hoodie.
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Are Kim and Kanye being offensive? Or was the photo taken all in good fun?