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Wonder how the “50 Shades of Grey” screen tests might have gone if some of your favorite actors and actress had tried out for roles in the upcoming film version of the steamy bestseller? Thanks to the “Saturday Night Li...
Wonder how the “50 Shades of Grey” screen tests might have gone if some of your favorite actors and actress had tried out for roles in the upcoming film version of the steamy bestseller? Thanks to the “Saturday Night Live” players, you needn’t wonder any longer. Seth Rogen and Scarlett Johansson, Phillip Seymour-Hoffman and Kristen Stewart — or at least ersatz versions of the stars — are shown here giving it their all on Saturday night’s Miley Cyrus-hosted show.  So are Steve Harvey and Rebel Wilson and Jon Cryer and Jane Lynch, among others. Also read: Miley Cyrus Rips Miley Cyrus, Twerking, Republicans on ‘SNL’ (Videos) Some of the potential pairings for the “mommy porn” feature — like Shaquille O’Neal and Kristin Chenoweth — are funny before they even begin the auditions. How about Aziz Ansari and Mary Louise Parker? The post ‘SNL’ Spoofs ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Screen Tests Featuring Kristen Stewart, Seth Rogen and More (Video) appeared first on TheWrap.Related stories from TheWrap:Miley Cyrus 'SNL' Ratings on Par With Tina Fey Premiere Despite DelayMiley Cyrus Rips Miley Cyrus, Twerking, Republicans on 'SNL' (Videos)
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Putting on her best blonde wig and lowering her voice, Miley Cyrus spoofed the "Fifty Shades of Grey" audition process by trying out as Scarlett Johansson. In a “lost auditions tape” for the upcoming racy film, "SNL" cast mem...
Putting on her best blonde wig and lowering her voice, Miley Cyrus spoofed the "Fifty Shades of Grey" audition process by trying out as Scarlett Johansson. In a “lost auditions tape” for the upcoming racy film, "SNL" cast members did their best impressions of different celebrity pairings testing for the roles of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele. Watch below: Check out the fake, funny celebrity match-ups below: Scarlett Johansson and Christoph Waltz: Kristin Chenoweth and Shaquille O'Neal: Tracy Morgan and Tilda Swinton: Aziz Ansari and Mary Louise Parker: Jon Cryer and Jane Lynch Steve Harvey and Rebel Wilson: Philip Seymour Hoffman and Kristen Stewart: Seth Rogen and Emma Stone: SEE ALSO: Miley Cyrus Mocks Her VMA Performance On 'SNL' Join the conversation about this story »
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Cold Open -- Expectedly, SNL took up Miley's VMA appearance, using a flash forward to suggest that it was the moment that signalled the downfall of America, and then using Vanessa Bayer as "old-Miley" to offer sage advice to Young Miley ...
Cold Open -- Expectedly, SNL took up Miley's VMA appearance, using a flash forward to suggest that it was the moment that signalled the downfall of America, and then using Vanessa Bayer as "old-Miley" to offer sage advice to Young Miley pre-'VMA.' It's a high-energy sketch, and there's actually some decent, though generic stuff in it about Miley's need to make her own mistakes and learn from them. Unfortunately, Miley seems to be saying the words without expressing any actual self-awareness. The whole sketch crumbles into a mess of mediocre impressions and incoherence. 5/10 The Monologue -- One of the shortest "SNL" monologues I can remember. There's not much too it: Miley talks about the VMA performance, says she's not sorry, then there's a "Wrecking Ball" joke. The end. I feel like there was probably another idea that was scratched at the last minute. Points for brevity? 3/10 50 Shades of Grey Screen Tests -- The entire sketch is basically an excuse for the cast to show off their impressions. Noel Wells is terrific as Emma Stone; Taran Killem''s Christoph Waltz is fantastic; Nasim Pedrad does Aziz Ansari, and the unexpected MVP is Kenan Thompson's Steve Harvey, who ask Rebel Wilson if he can go straight to the butt stuff. 7/10 Girlfriends Talk Show -- A recurring sketch that wasn't particularly good the first time around, and it's not improved by the presence of Miley and a tired nod to twerking. But they do say "cray" a lot, which only highlights how long the sketch overstays its welcome. 4/10 Why Did We Stop the Government -- Taran Killem's blinged-out, ass-flaunting, gay-loving John Boehner and Miley Cyrus' slutty, tongue-wagging, booty-shaking, masturbating Michelle Bachman music video is .. uh, kind of great. No, it is spectacular. It is one of the few SNL sketches in recent years that's actually likely to get people upset (or at least the Tea Party). Fox News is going to go apeshit on Monday morning. Outstanding, and the perfect use of Miley. The song itself -- a reworking of one of Miley's hits -- isn't bad, either. 9/10 Piers Morgan Live -- Nasim Pedrad cracks out the Arianna Huffington impersonation in a sketch to discuss the recent cancellation of two Hillary Clinton biographies. There's a poor Breaking Bad parody, some lazy nods to a few other shows, and a couple of jokes about Clinton running in 2016, but the sketch is weak sauce. 3/10 Weekend Update -- A more relaxed Cecily Strong is already showing more confidence in her second week, and a very sharp winners/losers segment demonstrated a growing chemistry between Strong and Meyers. Strong even mastered one of the most important aspects of a successful "Weekend Update": She sold a couple of bad jokes with a acknowledging smirk. Kate McKinnon also does a segment as a wide-eyed stay-at-home Mom who is obsessed with Grand Theft Auto. McKinnon is quickly becoming the most reliably funny cast member on the show, and this is the best bit of the night. "I was supposed to run the car pool tomorrow, but do you know what I did instead? I shot a stripper in the boob for sport. Step the eff back, because Momma is a Latina warlord now!" Jay Pharaoh does a good Shannon Sharpe impression in another segment that doesn't gain much traction while Vanessa Bryant brings back Jacob, the Jewish son of Seth's podiatrist. It's a funny impression, but the segment quickly wears out its welcome. Headlines: 8/10; McKinnon: 9/10; Shannon Sharpe and Jacob: 5/10 Cheerleaders -- Miley plays a head cheerleader who tries to keep practice going in the midst of an alien abduction. This sketch is a goddamn mess that goes from bad to worse to WTF? It's painful to watch. 1/10 Mornin' Miami -- Three bored, grumpy and tired morning news anchors turn up the chipper during a series of promos. It works because the promo-spot parodies ride the wave just a hair above reality. McKinnon kills it again here: "Are ghosts real? Turns out, no! Here to talk about it is actor
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The thing to remember about Miley Cyrus is that before she literally destroyed the world (more on that later), what with her twerking and Terry Richardsoning, she was an actress. On a comedy. She grew up learning the finer points of timi...
The thing to remember about Miley Cyrus is that before she literally destroyed the world (more on that later), what with her twerking and Terry Richardsoning, she was an actress. On a comedy. She grew up learning the finer points of timing, and even if Hannah Montana wasn’t a GOOD show, it still taught her how to work in an ensemble. That’s why Miley didn’t embarrass herself when she hosted SNL in 2011, and she didn’t last night, either. In fact, she was, dare I say, actually…good. She delivered her lines flawlessly; played both serious, beaten down adults (“Mornin’ Miami”) and versions of herself (“We Don’t Stop,” which certainly won’t raise a fuss among conservatives); and appeared in nearly every sketch, all with a chipmunk energy that SNL so often lacks, especially when the show doesn’t begin until midnight. The episode itself was all over the place, with the worst sketch of the season airing right before the best, but some of the credit and none of the blame goes to Miley. I feel dirty. Cold Open It was smart to get everything Miley out of the way early: the VMAs performance, Vanessa Bayer’s spot-on impression, the public’s response, the twerking, and hey, bonus Jay Pharaoh-as-Will Smith. The framing device was clever, too, allowing the sketch to be more than JUST a series of references to real-life events and impressions, with Kenan’s Papa Joe describing the end of humanity. The apoctwerklypse, it were. The ending was a slight, moralistic cop out, but everything that came before it was, well, pretty cool, especially Bobby Moynihan’s sad bear. Monologue The shortest monologue in recent memory (you have to wonder if Lorne Michaels was afraid that if left to her own devices, Miley would grab the novelty-sized prop foam finger from the crowd and begin to diddle herself while changing the lyrics to every song on Sinéad O’Connor’s I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got to be about orgies) confirmed what we all suspected: Hannah Montana was murdered. I shudder to think where Bolt is now. 50 Shades of Grey Auditions Kenan’s Steve Harvey, Jay’s Tracy Morgan, and Kate’s everything were stellar, but it’s already clear impression sketches this season aren’t going to be the same, i.e. as good, without Bill Hader around to provide his Al Pacino or Vincent Price. Also, black women to help expand the impression base. But mostly Bill Hader. Girlfriends Talk Show I could have listened to Aidy talk about her mom’s recently divorced friend all night, but instead, Lil’ Tini happened, giving Miley an excuse to white-girl rap. She does an admirable job, as does Cecily Strong, who thankfully hasn’t landed in No Sketch Land since beginning her new gig as Weekend Update’s co-anchor, but “Girlfriends Talk Show” is only as funny as the lines Aidy delivers. And when she wasn’t talking about Donna, the quality dipped. We Did Stop Rarely do I stop and appreciate SNL‘s production values, but “We Did Stop,” a parody of Miley’s “We Can’t Stop” music video starring John Boehner (Taran) and Michele Bachmann (Miley), looked fantastic. That’s where the compliments end, though, because once you figured out the premise, “We Did Stop” never really went anywhere else. Think of this way: a parody should be funny even if the viewer hasn’t seen the thing being parodied; the laughs should stand for themselves, and I can’t imagine someone who hasn’t seen “We Can’t Stop” finding much delight in “We Did Stop,” once they’re over Bronzed Boehner and Confusingly Attractive Bachmann (and Sad Obama). Piers Morgan Reviews the Clinton Biopics Were it not for Arianna Huffington, Nasim Pedrad would be an endangered species. A decent concept — two Hillary Clinton biograp
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Actress Mo’Nique attends the 83rd Academy Awards Nominations Announcement held at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on January 25, 2011 in Beverly Hills *Mo’Nique has been out of the public eye ...
Actress Mo’Nique attends the 83rd Academy Awards Nominations Announcement held at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on January 25, 2011 in Beverly Hills *Mo’Nique has been out of the public eye since the cancelation of her BET talk show in 2011. But today we learn the Academy Award winner is looking to come back with yet another talk show, this time for national syndication. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actress and comedienne who won a best supporting actor Oscar for her work in the 2009 film “Precious,” is working on a syndicated talk show with ABC/Disney that could launch as soon as September 2014. The show, expected to be aimed at the daytime audience, has not yet been given a firm go, but it is being developed by Vicki Dummer, executive vp current series and specials, for the ABC Entertainment Group. BET’s “The Mo’Nique Show” ran from 2009-11. If her ABC/Disney project gets the green light, she’ll have some competition from fellow newcomers Meredith Vieira and Marie Osmond. Also, Fox is expected to decide later this month on whether to green light the Kris Jenner talk show and one called “The Real,” a younger-skewing multi-cultural version of “The View” featuring Tamera Mowry, Tamar Braxton and Loni Love. Mo’Nique would also likely face two other African American talk hosts next fall, Steve Harvey and Queen Latifah, if Latifah survives for another season. Sources at ABC insist Mo’Nique is not intended as a replacement for Katie, the talk show starring Katie Couric, which is in the second year of its two-year contract with ABC-owned stations and others around the country.
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According to Soap Opera Digest, Eric Marstolf is trying to set up Shawn Christian. They both appeared on the Steve Harvey Show. Here's a clip of Shawn's date from the Steve Harvey show:
According to Soap Opera Digest, Eric Marstolf is trying to set up Shawn Christian. They both appeared on the Steve Harvey Show. Here's a clip of Shawn's date from the Steve Harvey show:
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Ciara, Olivia Palermo and Steve Harvey attended the show. Continue reading...Follow WWD on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.
Ciara, Olivia Palermo and Steve Harvey attended the show. Continue reading...Follow WWD on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.
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Miguel highlighted the festivities during day two of the iHeart Radio Music Festival in Las Vegas with a live performance of tracks from his Kaleidoscope Dream LP. Steve Harvey ordered fans to touch themselves as he introduced Miguel, w...
Miguel highlighted the festivities during day two of the iHeart Radio Music Festival in Las Vegas with a live performance of tracks from his Kaleidoscope Dream LP. Steve Harvey ordered fans to touch themselves as he introduced Miguel, whose uptempo set full of sensual tracks provided the perfect soundtrack for the lovers in the house. He rocked the stage at the MGM Grand Garden Arena with a mix of new material and old favorites that kept the crowd jamming right alongside him. He even delivered a solo performance of “#Beautiful” – the popular duet track from Mariah Carey – before closing his set. Check the footage below to see Miguel’s performance at the iHeart Radio Music Festival. Purchase his Kaleidoscope Dream LP via iTunes. The post Miguel Blazes The Stage At The iHeart Radio Music Fest appeared first on Okayplayer.
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Katie Couric has shut down rumors that she will replace Barbara Walters on The View when the veteran journalist retires next summer. Walters announced her retirement in May, saying that the decision had nothing to do with recent health p...
Katie Couric has shut down rumors that she will replace Barbara Walters on The View when the veteran journalist retires next summer. Walters announced her retirement in May, saying that the decision had nothing to do with recent health problems. Walters suffered a concussion in January after tripping on the stairs at the home of Peter Westmacott, Britain’s ambassador to the US. She got the chicken pox a week later and took a six-week leave from The View to recover. Couric was rumored to be Walters’ replacement, but the 56-year-old insisted that the story was false. “No, that’s an example I think of a story, I guess, that was printed and then was repeated that’s just not true,” Couric told E! News. “It’s very flattering. I’m a big fan of Barbara’s and a big fan of the show, but it’s completely false.” Couric added, “Again, I think that unfortunately, linking has replaced reporting and it’s just a strange way of covering the news.” Barbara Walters also denied the rumor, telling the New York Daily News,“She is always welcome as a guest on The View and I was recently a guest on her show, but there is no truth to the rumor that she will be taking my place on The View.” The second season of Katie Couric’s talk show, Katie, premiered on September 9, with Lil Wayne as the guest. The “No Worries” rapper confirmed that he plans to retire by the age of 35, and said he stopped drinking sizzurp, the cough syrup concoction blamed for his seizures last year and earlier this year. The first season of the talk show was nominated for a People’s Choice Award for Favorite New Talk Show Host and a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Talk Show (Informative). She lost to Steve Harvey and The Dr. Oz Show. [Photo credit: lev radin / Shutterstock.com] Katie Couric: ‘I’m Not Replacing Barbara Walters On The View’ is a post from: The Inquisitr
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Miguel brought some rock and soul to Las Vegas on Saturday with his headlining performance at Day 2 of the iHeartRadio Music Festival. Following an introduction from Steve Harvey, the R&B maverick stormed the stage of the MGM Grand Garde...
Miguel brought some rock and soul to Las Vegas on Saturday with his headlining performance at Day 2 of the iHeartRadio Music Festival. Following an introduction from Steve Harvey, the R&B maverick stormed the stage of the MGM Grand Garden Arena dressed in all black. Miguel delivered a flawless 20-minute set of hits from his two albums, including a solo version of “#Beautiful.” Backstage he caught up with Boyz II Men members Shawn Stockman and Nathan Morris. Enjoy Miguel’s stirring set below: (photos via Christopher Polk & Ethan Miller/Getty Images North America)
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