Judging from some of their recent moves, “Saturday Night Live” is seemingly making one thing pretty clear: They want to have a ton of controversial pop singers hosting their show. You already had Miley Cyrus come in like a “Wrecking Ball” and deliver what was at times a surprisingly-funny show, and now she is being joined by someone else in Lady Gaga who has a history of all sorts of “interesting” outfits. Basically, she has already proven that there is absolutely nothing that she will not do in order to draw headlines or make a statement.
Gaga will be on the show on November 16, which is two weeks after the show this weekend starring Kerry Washington of “Scandal” fame. She will also be the musical guest, which marks this the second time this season that we have seen someone pull double-duty. Miley also did this a few weeks ago, and Justin Bieber and Bruno Mars each pulled it off themselves last season.
As for the November 23 show, you can get ready for Thanksgiving for an edition of “SNL” hosted by Josh Hutcherson of “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” with a musical performance by HAIM, which is the sort of indie musical act that this show has done a good job supporting in the past (which we like to see as a sort of return of the show’s original musical roots). Hutcherson’s comedic talent here is going to be put to the test; his co-star Jennifer Lawrence hosted at the start of the year, and she was okay, but far from spectacular in the role. It is certainly the right timing, as his movie will be out in theaters as it hopes to gross well over $100 million in its first weekend as one of the first box-office blockbusters of the fall.
Hutcherson’s time on “SNL” will probably be one of the last hosts to be featured on the show this year, but we personally anticipate there being one or two following his before “SNL” goes on its Christmas vacation. Our hope is that they go for someone a little more traditional to usher in the holidays like they have done in past years, such as maybe an Amy Poehler or maybe even a return for Andy Samberg. We’d also be happy with either Jimmy Fallon or Martin Short coming back again.
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