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Ben Stiller & Foster the People, Anna Faris & Drake Paired Up for ‘SNL’

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Ben Stiller and Anna Faris are returning to Studio 8H to host Saturday Night Live in October, and they’re bringing some big musical names with them.

Indie pop/rock band Foster the People will make their SNL debut on October 8th, with Stiller serving as host for the second time. Anna Farris will host the following week (Saturday, October 15) with musical guest Drake, who’s latest album Take Care will be out on October 24th.

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Emmy Nominations: Who got Nominated and Who Didn’t?

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Before I get to the analysis, I have to say—this is the best list of Emmy nominations I have ever seen! So many people and shows that deserved to be nominated were finally recognized by the Television Academy. They mostly got it right, giving nominations to Timothy Olyphant (Justified), Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights), Mireille Enos, Michelle Forbes (The Killing), and Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones) in the Drama categories. They should also be commended for giving nominations to Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation), Louis C.K. (Louie), Martha Plimpton (Raising Hope), the guys and gals from Modern Family (Ed O’Neill, Eric Stonestreet, Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Julie Bowen, and Sofia Vergara), Chris Colfer (Glee) and Laura Linney (The Big C) in the Comedy categories.

Even though they did a great job, they could always do better, and they definitely overlooked some performers. Katey Segal was snubbed like crazy, not getting any recognition for her performance in Sons of Anarchy. Speaking of SOA, the show didn’t get nominated either, and neither did any of the actors on the show. Over on the Comedy side, I think it was a big error to nominate Melissa McCarthy for her performance in Mike & Molly. Don’t get me wrong, she definitely deserves the nomination, but just not this year. I truly thought that this would finally be the year that Patricia Heaton would return to the Emmy ballots for her incredible performance as Frankie Heck on the ABC Comedy The Middle. Another snub was the exclusion of Sean Bean in the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series category. I’m also disappointed that Fox’s Fringe didn’t get nominated for one single thing. The CW barely gets recognized by the academy, but it did get nominated for one thing this year: Sound Editing on Nikita. Nice. Another snub is in the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series category, where both Joel McHale (Community) and Rob Lowe (Parks and Recreation) were overlooked by the academy and instead placed Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory) and Matt LeBlanc (Episodes). The biggest disappointment that I had with the nominations were that none of the guys from Parks and Recreation weren’t nominated, especially Nick Offerman! He was truly robbed of the nom by Jon Cryer.

For now, those are the surprises and snubs that I know of. If there are any more (which chances are, there are,) I will of course update the post with more of my rants. So that’s it! Emmy nominations announced! We’re now 66 days away from the 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards! Make sure you watch on September 18 at 8/7c on FOX.

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Newly Pregnant Tina Fey to Host ‘Saturday Night Live’

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This could be the best host to hit 30 Rock since Amy Poehler’s hosting duties in the season opener. Emmy Award-winning TV actress and writer Tina Fey is set to host Saturday Night Live for the third time. She will host the May 7th show, reports Matt Mitovich of TVLine. The last time that Fey hosted SNL was this month last year with musical guest Justin Bieber. No word yet on who the musical guest will be, but Bieber performing again isn’t out of the question, but is unlikely.

This booking comes right off the news that Fey is expecting a second child with husband Jeff Richmond. She announced the news in an interview on The Oprah Winfrey Show that is set to air Tuesday. As far as the pregnancy possibly affecting 30 Rock, NBC says that Fey’s pregnancy “isn’t expected to impact production.”

Helen Mirren will host this week’s SNL with musical guest Foo Fighters.

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Jessie J to Perform on ‘SNL’

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UK Pop singer Jessie J has been a runaway hit in the UK, but hasn’t shot out in the US as she should, but she will soon as she will be following Adele’s footsteps by doing a performance on Saturday Night Live.

Jessie J will be the musical guest for Zach Galifianakis, who will be hosting for the second time. Jessie J has become a pop sensation in the UK, with her most recent single, “Price Tag” reaching #1 and staying there for 2 weeks in the UK Singles chart until Adele beat her after her performance of her single, “Someone Like You” at the BRIT Awards last month.

Speaking of the BRITs, Jessie J. won the prestigious Critics Choice Award during this year’s ceremony. Adele was the first recipient of the Critics Choice Award 3 years ago. Also, Jessie J and Adele went to the same school together when they were younger. What a coincidence! Zach Galifianakis hosts Saturday Night Live with musical guest Jessie J on Saturday, March 12 on NBC.

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