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Yes, I know that Alex and Sierra are fan-favorites, but come on — who could really create a hit record? Think about the radio for a moment, and it’s Jeff who can be a hit maker!
If there was any contestant who delivered big-time with their X Factor finale performances Dec. 18, it was Jeff Gutt. The Detroit-born 37-year-old with the sexy, raspy voice was a rock star with every note.
While Alex & Sierra are cute and delivered a pretty rendition of “Say Something,” they totally wimped out on both their duet of “Bleeding Love” with Leona Lewis and their delicate rendition of “Give Me Love”.
Hey, I know it’s heartwarming to see them look adoringly into each other’s eyes, but honestly, when was the last time that a sugary, folksy duo ever had a hit record? I’m sorry, »
- Bonnie Fuller
Julia Roberts was thrilled to meet Kings of Leon at a movie screening. The beautiful Us actress was at an event for her new film 'August: Orange County' - which features the band on its soundtrack - and it is said she couldn't contain her excitement. A source told the New York Post newspaper: ''In a green room [at the Ziegfeld Theatre], a photographer took cast shots, and Julia was saying, 'I feel really uncomfortable right now. Is anyone else uncomfortable because Kings of Leon are here? They're so amazing.' '' The 46-year-old star met the group at the premiere for the movie, and she then asked them to pose for photos with her and the cast, including Chris Cooper and Juliette Lewis. It is said the cast then abandoned the VIP area at the after party in favor of spending the night ''on the dance floor'' with the rockers. An insider said: »
The longlist for the Best Song category in the Oscars has been announced – so what should make the cut?
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the longlist of songs for its Best Original Song Oscar in 2014, ahead of the nominations for the shortlist on January 14.
The list features 75 songs written for movies over the last year, with artists including Taylor Swift, Beyoncé, U2, Coldplay, Kings Of Leon, Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and M83 all making the grade. Pharrell is included for his hit Happy, currently in the top 5 of the UK charts, which appears in Despicable Me 2, and other animated films make up a large proportion of those selected: Epic, Turbo, The Croods, Planes, Escape From Planet Earth and Monsters University all also get a mention.
The Great Gatsby, with its bold and incongruous soundtrack of modern musicians, gets five mentions for songs by Jay Z, »
- Ben Beaumont-Thomas
Seventy-five songs have been deemed eligible for the Oscars' fickle Best Original Song category, it was announced today. There's plenty of big names in the mix, including Beyonce, Jay-z, Kings of Leon, Coldplay, U2, Taylor Swift, Lana Del Rey, Karen O, Fergie and Snoop Dogg (Lion?). An expected omission was any song off the soundtrack from "Inside Llewyn Davis," which didn't make it past the Academy's rules (which didn't stop the Golden Globes from nominating "Please Mr. Kennedy"). Notably also included was "Doby," a song from "Anchorman 2" written by star Will Ferrell, director Adam McKay and composers John Nau and Andrew Feltenstein (the song is performed in the film by Ferrell and what sounds like a children's choir). Could certainly make for an entertaining moment during the ceremony if it ends up making the cut. To be eligible, a song must consist of words and music, both of which »
- Peter Knegt
Taylor Swift, U2, Coldplay, Jay-z and the Kings of Leon could all end up performing on the Academy Awards next year, if Oscar voters choose them from the list of 75 eligible songs released by the Academy on Friday. All of those pop stars perform songs that qualified in the much-maligned Best Original Song category, which over the last three years has ranged from a low of 39 in 2011 to a high of 75 in 2012 and now 2013. U2′s “Ordinary Love” and Coldplay’s “Atlas” are featured in the films “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” and “The Hunger Games: Catching »
- Steve Pond
Lucky number 13! The legendary John Goodman hosted Saturday Night Live last night for the thirteenth time! Check out his highlights, including a few special cameos and a visit from Drunk Uncle below. Plus, enjoy two performances from Kings of Leon (“Temple” and “Wait For Me”). As always, the full episode will be posted to NBC.com/snl and the NBC App later this morning. And as if I need to remind you: It’s officially Jimmy Fallon/Justin Timberlake week! Saturday Night Live Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/snl Twitter: https://twitter.com/nbcsnl #SNL Google+: https://plus.google.com/+SaturdayNightLive Instagram: http://instagram.com/nbcsnl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/nbcsnl/ Tumblr: http://nbcsnl.tumblr.com/ Vine: @Nbcsnl Obama Mandela Cold Open President Obama addresses the controversies he encountered at the memorial service for Nelson Mandela. John Goodman Song Monologue John »
- April Neale
John Goodman‘s 13th turn as host of Saturday Night Live, joined by musical guest Kings of Leon, drew a 4.5 in the metered markets households. That was down 8% from last week when the show was hosted by Paul Rudd with teen superstars One Direction as musical guests. In the 56 metered markets, last night’s SNL posted a 2.1 in adults 18-49, down 16%. In primetime, the rebroadcast of NBC‘s highly rated The Sound Of Music live special did a 0.7 in 18-49 and 3.2 million viewers. While nowhere near the ratings for the original telecast, the three-hour special delivered NBC’s highest rated and most watched Saturday in a month. Related: John Goodman Makes 13th Trip To ‘SNL,’ Stallone & De Niro Cameo For Christmas Pic: Video »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
John Goodman hosted Saturday Night Live this weekend - and he dressed up as Dog the Bounty Hunter and attempted to squeeze into a pair of jeggings. Which was more scarring? Who can say. The cold open nicely skewered the Mandela funeral's errant sign language interpreter and saw German Chancellor Angela Merkel begging President Barack Obama for a selfie. Kate McKinnon and Goodman had a great sketch together as the only remaining two people at a bar during last call, who decide to make the most of it ("I choose you out of zero more choices, she says"). McKinnon sells »
- Alex Heigl
Thirteen times; seriously, John Goodman has now hosted Saturday Night Live 13 times. I can’t think of anything significant I’ve ever done 13 times. And I was really looking forward to maybe rubbing Goodman’s episode in the faces of those who are just holding on until Fallon/Timberlake next week. It’s not that those two aren’t great; they are, and all of my fingers are crossed for them. But Goodman has been just as good in the past, an SNL champion if ever there was one.
It was 2001 when Goodman last hosted and, for reference, Ja Rule was the musical guest. »
- Jodi Walker
John Goodman hosted Saturday Night Live for the first time in twelve years last night (and coincidentally it was his thirteenth time taking the reins at Studio 8H) with musical guest Kings Of Leon. The comedy giant brought his usual energy and perfect comic timing to the show, but he also brought along Sylvester Stallone and Robert DeNiro for the ride.
Saturday Night Live is not only an American comedy institution, but it’s also a hotbed of celebrity cameos. Last night Sylvester Stallone and Robert DeNiro showed up opposite Goodman in a flimsily-premised sketch about the “Three Wise Guys.”
As always, Goodman seemed game for anything, whether it was doing a stupid dance dressed as a snowflake, squeezing into skinny jeans in an H&M sketch or dancing to R. Kelly in drag. He even showed up on Weekend Update as Drunk Uncle’s Drunk Uncle. Together, Goodman and »
- Meghan O'Keefe
When it's a host's 13th time on "Saturday Night Live," there are a few givens: first, there will be mad special guests. Second, it's definitely going to be funny. Both were true for John Goodman, whose lucky 13 on Dec. 14 saw special guests like Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone perform in a solid lineup of funny sketches.
Let's revisit them:
Mandela Sign Language Interpreter Cold Open
The "SNL" opening sketch is often a snoozer -- something political-themed and not laugh out loud funny -- but Kenan Thompson as a "sign language" interpreter gesturing nonsense behind Jay Pharoah's President Obama was hilarious.
Nailed it -- we assumed Goodman would sing in his monologue, though it wasn't a folky "Inside Llewyn Davis" tie-in, instead a duet with Thompson on the surprisingly catchy "All I Want for Christmas is Booty."
Guy Fieri Christmas Special
This commercial for a completely insane faux »
Obama On Mandela Funeral
Jay Pharoah reprised his impersonation of Barack Obama in Saturday Night Live’s cold open, while Kenan Thompson played the now infamous fake sign language interpreter from Nelson Mandela's funeral. Kate McKinnon joined him at the podium as German Chancellor Angela Merkel and asked for a selfie with the president, saying, “I feel like you kind of owe me after that wiretapping mein cell phone thing.”
Dearborn Community Playhouse Holiday Pageant
Donning a Midwestern accent, Goodman played a doctor who moonlights as a snowflake in the Dearborn Community Playhouse Holiday Pageant. As he teetered back in forth, he was joined by Aidy Bryant, Vanessa Bayer and Thompson. All of the snowflake dancers were heard in voiceover cursing themselves for »
John Goodman is hosting "Saturday Night Live" for the 13th time on Dec. 14. He's currently promoting his new Coen Brothers film, "Inside Llewyn Davis," about a folk singer in 1960s Greenwich Village. "SNL" is fond of musical monologues. Put two and two together: Don't you think it's a safe assumption that he'll sing in the opener?
This isn't a prediction based on much more than common sense, but it is something we'd like to see in the show. Also welcome: cameos from any of Goodman's "Ild" costars, especially that cute cat (or that cute Oscar Isaac, that works too).
Behind Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin, Goodman has the most "SNL" host notches on his belt, so they'll probably bring in some big-gun old-timer guest stars in addition to some of Goodman's co-stars. Goodman has also appeared in some of "SNL's" most iconic sketches over the years, so hopefully we'll see more of those, »
With all the hubbub surrounding Saturday Night Live’s imminent cast addition, it could be easy to forget that there will be a new episode of the show tonight. But SNL does indeed have 90 minutes of new material (minus commercials and wailing from Kings of Leon) to present for our viewing pleasure this evening — and it’s going to be good.
Why do I predict that? Because of this:
And, of course, this:
With 12 stints under his belt, »
- Hillary Busis
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SNL star Taran Killam and the 61-year-old Alpha House star attempt to sing a few holiday carols, though both men are a bit tone def. The guys then decide that it would be a "heck of a lot cuter" if they were shrunk down on the Christmas tree.
After viewing these promos, will you watch Goodman host SNL? »
This article first appeared on billboard.com. Kings of Leon announced the first leg of the band's Mechanical Bull tour in October, with 16 dates stretching across the United States and Canada from Feb. 5 to March 8, all the while assuring fans from areas for which the tour hadn't announced dates that more would be sure to come in 2014. Now the four-piece has made good on that promise, announcing the second leg on Dec. 9. After taking a break for a little over a week following the end of the first leg, Kings of Leon will resume
- Kevin Rutherford, Billboard
"This is the shortest set we've played in a long time," Kings of Leon frontman Caleb Followill remarked Saturday night during the band's closing set of Kroq's Almost Acoustic Christmas. The singer, clad in an inexplicable pink grandma cardigan, had little else to say during the 45-minute set, which featured a random smattering of the band's hits. The Nashville rock band, fresh off the release of sixth album Mechanical Bull, seemed prepared, although perhaps not thrilled, to play the radio promo game at the annual show. For the artists on the bill, which leaned toward the heavier end
- Emily Zemler
It's holiday season at SNL, which means that Lorne Michaels has stocked the lineup with reliable charmers like Paul Rudd, hosting for the third time. In his monologue, the Anchorman 2 actor joked about always being overshadowed by his musical guest, which was Beyonce the first time, Paul McCartney the second, and One Direction this time around. In fact, Rudd has gotten great comedic mileage out of these musicians; the sketch in which he played Beyonce's "Single Ladies" choreographer was a classic, and he did a memorable monologue about »
Paul Rudd hosted Saturday Night Live for the third time last night and he not only brought the laughs–he brought what seemed to be the entire cast of Anchorman 2 to the stage. Will Ferrell, Steve Carrell and David Koechner joined Rudd to take on musical guest One Direction in an “Afternoon Delight” sing-off and Kristen Wiig brought her “Doonice” character back in a Sound of Music sketch.
Former Saturday Night Live star Kristen Wiig was the first Anchorman 2 cast member to pop up during the night. She reprised her “Doonice” character in a condensed version of NBC’s recent Sound of Music event and groped everyone with her tiny hands. Fred Armisen also showed up at the end of the sketch as Lawrence Welk, the character who usually introduced Doonice in the past.
Wiig is a new addition to the Anchorman family, but the film’s original stars stormed the monologue. »
- Meghan O'Keefe
Kings of Leon's new video for "Beautiful War" is a gripping cowboy story that plays out like a short film. Watch the video here or below. A song off the band's 2013 album "Mechanical Bull," "Beautiful War" is more arena rock than country, but its dramatic, slightly twangy guitars fit the video's narrative. Before the music starts, we watch as "Tron: Legacy" actor Garrett Hedlund gets into a bar room fight and goes to jail. Once there, a corrupt warden taps him to participate in a prison rodeo. The video flashes between the prisoner's past -- full of love and violence »
- Whitney Phaneuf
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