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.

Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience Premier

The WORLD PREMIERE of Walt Disney Pictures’ JONAS BROTHERS: THE 3D CONCERT EXPERIENCE, in which the wildly popular Jonas Brothers head to the big screen in a high energy 3D rockumentary that combines excerpts from their “Burning Up” concert tour with behind-the-scenes footage, new songs, off-the-wall segments, swarming fans and a lot of JB-style humor.

El Capitan Theatre

6838 Hollywood Blvd.

Hollywood, CA

Tuesday February 24, 2009
Red Carpet Arrivals: 5pm
Screening: 6:30pm

For more movie info: jonasbrothers3d

Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience Premier

The WORLD PREMIERE of Walt Disney Pictures’ JONAS BROTHERS: THE 3D CONCERT EXPERIENCE, in which the wildly popular Jonas Brothers head to the big screen in a high energy 3D rockumentary that combines excerpts from their “Burning Up” concert tour with behind-the-scenes footage, new songs, off-the-wall segments, swarming fans and a lot of JB-style humor.

El Capitan Theatre

6838 Hollywood Blvd.

Hollywood, CA

Tuesday February 24, 2009
Red Carpet Arrivals: 5pm
Screening: 6:30pm

For more movie info: jonasbrothers3d

Billboard’s Top 25 Songs of 2008


After scoring the first million-plus sales debut in three years, Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter III easily cruised to the top of the 2008 album chart, selling nearly 2.9 million copies, per Nielsen SoundScan.

With a mean grille, wobbly lyrics and smash hits like “Lollipop” and “A Milli,” the mixtape king certainly helped the music biz from tanking even worse, but Tha Carter III is still the first year-end best-seller in the SoundScan era to move fewer than 3 million copies. SoundScan began tracking albums in ’91.

“Lollipop,” the rapper’s first-ever Hot 100 chart-topper, also ruled the most cell phones last year with nearly 2.4 million ringtones sold.
Taylor Swift, Coldplay, TI and Beyonce also topped the list.
A clever DJ found a way to showcase all of the songs in a clever five minute video:

For the full story click here:
Billboard 2008

source:Billboard.com,Eonline;photo:Lil Wayne MySpace Page

GRAMMY NOMINATIONS CONCERT: LIVE!


Wednesday, December 3, 2008 6:00 PM SHARP!
Door Time: 4:00 PM

The GRAMMY® Nominations Concert Live!! – Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night will announce nominations in at least six categories, feature performances by past GRAMMY® winners and nominees including Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Foo Fighters, B.B. King, John Mayer, and Taylor Swift, and will set the stage for the 51st Annual GRAMMY® Awards on Feb. 8, 2009. The special also marks the first time nominations for the annual GRAMMY® Awards will be announced live on primetime television.

Following the one-hour live telecast, guests will experience a one-hour exclusive concert by John Mayer in celebration of the grand opening of the GRAMMY MuseumSM.

Chris Brown Wins Big At American Music Awards

Justin Timberlake presents Merit Award To Annie Lennox

Alvin and The Chipmunks WINNER – Favorite Album, Soundtrack

Chris Brown WINNER – Artist of the Year
WINNER – Favorite Male Artist, Pop or Rock Music
WINNER – Favorite Male Artist, Soul / Rhythm & Blues Music

Mariah Carey WINNER – Honorary Award

Daughtry WINNER – Favorite Band, Duo or Group, Pop or Rock Music

Enrique Iglesias WINNER – Favorite Artist, Latin Music

Jonas Brothers WINNER – T-Mobile Breakthrough Artist Award

Alicia Keys – “As I Am” WINNER – Favorite Album, Pop or Rock Music
WINNER – Favorite Album, Soul / Rhythm & Blues Music

Annie Lennox WINNER – Award of Merit

Linkin Park WINNER – Favorite Artist, Alternative Rock Music

Brad Paisley WINNER – Favorite Male Artist, Country Music

Rascal Flatts WINNER – Favorite Band, Duo or Group, Country Music

Rihanna WINNER – Favorite Female Artist, Pop or Rock Music
WINNER – Favorite Female Artist, Soul / Rhythm & Blues Music

Jordin Sparks WINNER – Favorite Artist, Adult Contemporary Music

Taylor Swift WINNER – Favorite Female Artist, Country Music

Third Day WINNER – Favorite Artist, Contemporary Inspirational

Three 6 Mafia WINNER – Favorite Band, Duo or Group, Rap / Hip-Hop Music

Carrie Underwood WINNER – Favorite Album, Country Music

Kanye West WINNER – Favorite Male Artist, Rap / Hip-Hop Music
WINNER – Favorite Album, Rap / Hip-Hop Music