Gerard Butler Takes Hilarious Turn As Host of SNL

gerard_butler_to_host_snl_and_present_at_the_vmasGerard Butler channeled his inner Hugh Jackson to host Saturday Night Live last night. The versatile actor, who has starred in every genre in movies from romantic comedy, to action films and musicals, was right at home in front of the live New York audience.

The first time host added funny man to his resume. In his opening monologue, he reminded us of his starring role in “The Phantom Of The Opera” with a sketch of him singing the signature “Music of The Night”. As he sang, a group of assassins tried to kill him, including the Phantom’s Christine played by Kristen Wiig.

Butler held an impressive American accent for some of his sketches but spoke in his native Scottish tongue during a segment from Weekend Update in which Seth Meyers translated for the US audience–“I slept with a hooker last night”, Butler told his mother watching at home through Meyers.

Other memorable sketches of the night were a spoof of “300” in which Butler  The General

Gerard Butler

Gerard Butler

addressed his troops about his army’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. In it, he was surprised to find out that all of his soldiers were gay and Butler was as the hilarious “White Pete” in a sketch in which, Kenan Thompson hosts a talk show called called “What’s Up, What’s That” where he sings the opening theme song that never seems to end as guests (including surprise guest James Franco) look on, wondering if they will ever be interviewed. “White Pete” comes out and sings an addition to the theme song. Butler did his best soul crooner impersonation as “Pete” wondered “What’s Up, What’s That” in song.

International superstar Shakira was the musical act, singing two electrifying songs, including her hit song “She Wolf” and “Did It Again”.

Trying out a new concept, the show had only one sponsor Bud Light Golden Wheat which allowed them to show limited commercials in favor of showing clips throughout the show of some of SNL’s funniest moments and outtakes from the dress rehearsals with alums, Amy Poehler, Tim Meadows, Chris Rock, and Chris Parnell.

The audience stayed energized throughout the 90 minute show which proved to be one of the funniest shows of Season 35 thus far.

The show will show repeats for the next two weeks before returning with a new show on November 7 with Taylor Swift pulling double duty as  host and musical guest.

New Movies: The Ugly Truth

Here’s a sneak peek at The Ugly Truth opening on July 24. The film stars Gerard Butler and Katherine Heigl.

The Ugly Truth: Red Carpet Premiere

The premiere of the feature film “The Ugly Truth” in Los Angeles on Thursday, July 16,  2009. The film stars Gerard Butler and Katherine Heigl.

Gerard Butler Photo: AP/Dan Steinberg

Gerard Butler Photo: AP/Dan Steinberg

Eric Winter and Roselyn Sanchez Photo: AP/Dan Steinberg

Eric Winter and Roselyn Sanchez Photo: AP/Dan Steinberg

Serena Williams Photo: AP/Dan Steinberg

Serena Williams Photo: AP/Dan Steinberg

Katherine Heigl

Katherine Heigl Photo: AP/Dan Steinberg

What Is Sexy?

In thinking of this column, I had to think of what is sexy to me. Sexy is definately suggestive. My list will probably make some of you say, huh? Maybe that’s the point. Think of what is sexy to you. Make a list, and most definately, make sure that you are on someone’s sexy list; even if it happens to be your own.

Definition of sexy: voluptously sensual in appearance or behavior; marked by or tending to arouse desire or interest; having sex appeal; suggestion of sex; very attractive and appealing….

Sexiest Batman: Christian Bale (sorry George)

Sexiest Athlete: David Beckham, Soccer Player

Sexiest Bond: Daniel Craig (sorry Pierce)

Sexiest Song: “Lost Without You” by Robin Thicke. From the album, “The Evolution of Robin Thicke

Sexiest Daytime Stars and Super Couple: Zach and Kendall Slater of All My Children. Played by Thorsten Kaye and Alicia Minshew

Sexiest Movie Hunk: Gerard Butler

Sexiest Movie Babe: Halle Berry

Sexiest Tabloid Couple: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

Sexiest Nerd: Clark Kent (Superman)

Sexiest Icon: Cary Grant

There it is. Who’s on your list?