Russel Brand is a trending topic on Twitter. Too bad his name is spelled RUSSELL BRAND. I have never in my life met somebody named Russel. Have you? He’s hosting SNL to promote his new film, Arthur. Some people really dislike Russell Brand and others find him hilarious. The musical guest is Rianna-beater Chris Brown. Remember the days when Nora Dunn wouldn’t perform on the show with Andrew Dice Clay because she found him sexist? (May 12, 1990).
Nora Dunn exited from the show in 1990. Rumor has it that her contract was not renewed, but it probably didn;t help that she boycotting Andrew Dice Clay’s May 12, 1990 hosting gig.
Nora Dunn, as a result of her boycott against Andrew Dice Clay, did not perform in any sketches during the May 12, 1990 episode. From Retrojunk.com
As far as I know, Andrew “Dice” Clay has never smashed a woman’s head against a dashboard. I’m disappointed in NBC for having on Chris Brown. Meanwhile, I love Russell Brand and I’m glad he was on the show and that Hulu (where I will watch it later) doesn’t usually show the musical acts.
I’ll admit that I don’t know Chris Brown’s music. I don’t care. There are many other musicians, famous or unknowns, that deserve to be showcased on SNL before Chris Brown gets his ‘second chance’ at charming his public.
We could have done a 2 hour show last night. Here are some winners from dress that didn’t make it (sorry, internationals)
Bronx Beat! http://bit.ly/aY9bD0
Debbie Downer! http://bit.ly/cvZj4U
Times Square bomber! http://bit.ly/9MlOfh
While listening to Stephanie Miller Monday morning, I heard them laughing about the ignorance of Victoria Jackson. Remember her? She was the baby-talking blond on Saturday Night Live a few decades ago. Baby-talk isn’t cute and it doesn’t make you sound smart. In fact, last night on the Daily Show (moment of Zen) they showed the clip of baby-talking Victoria saying, “I listen and learn from Glenn Beck . . . ” —- ’nuff said.
I think Taylor Swift will be the next Barbra Streisand/Bette Midler type. Her performance on SNL was fantastic, she writes her own songs and she’s a sweet person. Her parents taught her that nothing will be handed to her on silver platter (her parents know how to speak). She is so grateful and respectful of her fans. She talks to them and even considers some of them her FRIENDS. She’s very young and I hope she stays bright and safe in the crazy world of showbusiness.
I hope Al brings a little bit of Stewart Smally with him to Washington.