Today's news will probably elicit a fair share of hearty laughs (at Snooki's expense) and horrified gasps (new show about porn). Boozy Chelsea Handler is hosting arguably the most entertaining awards show on television and a much-beloved reverend is now a gay lover. My pearls could not be clutched more tightly.
Some people watched the Emmys, some people didn't, and Jon Hamm is coming back to 30 Rock, hooks in hands.
This weekend Jon Hamm returned to SNL despite having nothing to promote, simply because we're all in love with him. Which is a much better reason than most people have to host that show, so I say, good decision, both SNL and Jon Hamm. As usual, he was enthusiastic, handsome and funny, even when the sketches weren't. I have nothing bad to say about him or his hosting duties, so let's just run down the best and worst sketches of the night.
Bachelor Pad is rivaling Celebrity Rehab for the cast with the most people undeserving of fame on one TV show...
As a huge fan of Joshua Malina (and his Twitter, which is seriously the best) and Michael Ian Black, I was delighted to discover their collaborative web series Backwash, which launched last week. The show is a collection of seven-minute shorts and there are only 13 of them in the can, but it really is a nice little comedy diversion to break up the cat videos and local news mishaps you usually spend your day watching. Plus, it's star-studded!
It's a damn shame, people throwing away a perfectly good robot show like that.
Finally, ham you can eat in the bathroom.
There is soon to be very little in the way of you living your life looking exactly like Vicki Gunvalson.
When a door closes, a window opens, or so my psychic tells me. Which is why I'd barely dried my tears from the news that Amy Poehler was exiting SNL when I encountered the joyous nugget that
sex personified Jon Hamm, he of the most excellent period drama ever to hit the TV waves Mad Men, will be hosting the show on October 25. Aside from the obvi Mad Men parody, which I predict will feature a red wig-sporting Andy Samberg in the role of Joan, I'm not really sure what to expect, but from my in depth stalking knowledge of Hamm off-camera, he seems like the polar opposite of Don Draper -- loose, goofy and ... ummm, a ham (pun intended). Needless to say, I'm stoked to see him flex his man comedy muscle for all the world to see. Bonus: SNL is taped right in my building, which will make it that much easier for me to loiter wait outside the stage door with two pieces of bread, some mustard and a nice wheel of brie.
So just the other day I was feeling reassured that Mad Men season 3 would continue on smoothly as I read Alan Sepinwall's interview with Matthew Weiner. I had such a confident feeling about what greatness is still to come. In the interview, the Mad Men mastermind discussed the negotiations for him to stay on as showrunner for the third season and said,"There's no crisis. I have every intention of being part of this show forever. I love doing it and I love the experience and I love working with everybody I work with." But according to Deadline Hollywood Daily, someone over at Lionsgate didn't get that message apparently. So much for all my warm fuzzy misguided feelings of contentment.