Certainly one of the most potentially controversial was the 'J-Pop America Fun Time Now' college-based talk show. It was a clear send-up of Japanese stereotypes, but it was also incredibly self-aware.
In fact, Jason Sudeikis was on hand seemingly just to tell us that this was a borderline-racist interpretation of a small sect of Japanese culture. Kind of makes you wonder if they put that character in there to minimize the chances of people being offended.
So, do you want the good news first or do you want the bad news? "The good news first," you may or may not have said? Well, the good news is that after a rare four week run of live shows, 'SNL' has two weeks off to recharge. And, wow, do they need it. I mean, could last night's Anna Faris monologue have been any more phoned in? It's always a bad sign when the writing staff resorts to "fake Q&A with the audience,' but, my God, at least sometimes those can still be funny. Also, more good news: Jason Sudeikis' pal Charlie Day will be the next host on November 5, which should bring some much needed comedic inspiration. Of course, the bad news: last night's show was somewhat awful. Also, Faris introduced the show as the "Halloween show" – but where was the Halloween? Where was Hader's Vincent Price sketch? Come to think of it, where was Anna Faris? Anna Faris is funny! Why wasn't she featured more often? Regardless, thankfully, near the end of the show, there were a couple of gems. (Actually, this show, for as bad as it was overall, had my two favorite sketches of the season.) On to the scorecard...
Her latest project has been a bear attack scene, which doesn't really qualify as a murder. But clearly it's the aftermath that so fascinates her.
When Chelsea Handler asked her if she set these up to depict the moment just before the murders or after them, Faris said, "Post-murder, of course. Chelsea, come on!"
She and Craig Ferguson started talking about 'Project Runway,' which is clearly a show they both love and follow very closely. They started breaking down the challenge from last week -- too many beards -- and then started getting into it about how cool judge Michael Kors is.
It was after a particularly hard break-up. "That 'Wish You Were Here' song was on [repeat]," she said. "I would cry and then I would watch myself in the mirror cry, and I would feel really sorry for myself."
We love that she said she watched herself crying in the mirror to better feel sorry for herself. It's such a crazy visual, and yet totally believable. Especially when she admitted to also stalking the guy at the same time. Ah youth. It makes you do some crazy stuff.
It did increase her notoriety around school, but not in the best way. "I looked like I was about eight, " she said. "I think I was about sixteen, which is so embarrassing. I was hired because I was chunky."
That didn't make for the most positive reception in the halls of her school, but things appear to have worked out pretty well for Faris. The commercial helped her find her career in acting, she's grown into a beautiful woman and her teeth are just brilliantly straight.
Stiller appeared as a featured performer in 1989. This is his second time hosting the show. He'll host the Oct. 8 show with Foster The People as the musical guest. Stiller is promoting his newest film, 'Tower Heist.'
On Oct. 15, Faris will take to studio 8H for the second time.
Drake will make his 'SNL' debut as the musical guest for Faris' show.
At the Toronto Film Festival, Moviefone's Mike Ryan caught up with Pratt for a wide-ranging conversation that covered his 'Moneyball' role as catcher-turned-first baseman Scott Hatteberg, and the evolution of his 'Parks and Rec' character Andy, from a**hole to puppy dog.
Check out the best 'Parks and Rec' bits after the jump, then head on over to Moviefone to check out the conversation in its entirety.
"I'm crazy about miniatures," Faris said. She loves miniature horses, and welll, just about anything miniature.
"I have the same thing," Handler agreed. "I like little nugget things."
But then Faris took a left turn into crazy-town, leaving Handler struggling to keep up. "I want to recreate, like, famous murder crime scenes, but in miniature," Faris admitted. "I'm working on a bear attack right now at a campsite."
Walking home one day, "this carload of guys -- they were like in their 40s, from what I could glimpse -- they said, 'F--- you, a--hole!'" Faris told George Lopez on 'Lopez Tonight' (weeknights, 12AM ET on TBS).
Why? "I don't know!" said an exasperated Faris. "Not three minutes later, a car full of older gentlemen said, 'Show me your t---, you stupid b----!'" Were these exclamations some bizarre combination of pick-up line, cat call and reverse psychology? It's anyone's guess.
Anna Faris will also be in the movie as a documentary filmmaker. I like Anna Faris even when she's in crap movies, but I don't think her presence is going to make me like this one.
I'm sorry to say that this movie will likely do well and the kids will eat up. Look at Hollywood's history of similar movies (most of which have actually spawned sequels): The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle, Garfield, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Scooby Doo ... the list goes on.
So what do you think of this idea?
The Chipettes animated on the small screen were kind of girly and cute. The Chipettes in Alvin And The Chipmunks: The Squeakuel are what you see before you die.
Hey Miss Heigl,
How's it going? Good I hope! You must be enjoying the off-season, huh? I bet you can't wait to get back into production for Grey's Anatomy though. Anyway, I just wanted to let you know that I think you're a really good person. You seem awfully nice and it's very admirable the way you stand up for things you believe in.
You held your own against Isaiah Washington and stood up for your friend T.R. Knight when Washington's hateful words stunned us all. You even spoke out against the sexist undertones of Knocked Up, a film you starred in no less!
Since you seem so nice, I'm wondering if you could do me a small favor. I need a few thousand bucks to cover some recent medical costs. See, I sprained a muscle in my neck real bad a few days ago. How'd it happen you ask?
From craning to get a glimpse of your self-righteous mug way up on top of that high horse of yours.
(S04E11) "Ninety-seven minutes, E." - Drama
It just keeps getting better. Like everyone else, I've complained here and there about some of the mediocre episodes that have aired this summer. However, it's hard to stay angry when we get one like this. It was perfect really. Hands down, one of the best written episodes of Entourage -- spanning all four seasons. Think about it. When was the last episode that flawlessly integrated every character into the action as well as guest spots from Kanye West, Sydney Pollack, and Anna Faris?
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