The pressure is on for the stars of MTV's Teen Wolf, the foggy, adrenaline-injected series version of the classic 1985 Michael J. Fox movie. For lead actors Tyler Posey (who plays Fox's character Scott) and Crystal Reed (who plays his comely love interest Allison Argent), the show is already a much-hyped event: The hour-long pilot premieres this Sunday after the MTV Movie Awards, which is a daunting timeslot for any show, old or new.
Now, see, that was pretty classy. That was two hours of song and dance that might've been better than a Grammys telecast. You didn't have to suffer through an In Memoriam reel, anyway (unless you count any appearance from Marc Anthony's ghost). We've soared/suffered through Idol for over four months now, and it's finally time to strap on our silvery lady pants (NAIMA!), comment on the season's winner (A COUNTRY-LOVING TEEN!), and rank the fifteen performances from a partly amazing, partly sad, wholly craycray finale.
Confession: Tuesday's performances were all interchangeable to me. Every single one! Whether Scotty or Lauren was gone like a freight train or checkin' yes or no -- I can't remember. They're all the same! Every performance was quaint, quirky, aw-shucksy, and twang-a-lang-a-ding-dongity. Which is fine, but god, I missed Haley Reinhart -- but you knew that already. Let's rank all six of last night's performances and gear ourselves up for the soul-puncturing finale with an additional ranking of the season's 10 best performances. Team Naima (Nai-Teama) unite!
Saturday Night Live ended its 36th season this past weekend, and as you know, Movieline tracked the progress of not just the actual live show from week to week, but also each cast member and featured player as well. We certainly weren't going to let all that data go to waste, so we tallied it all together to present now, to you, the complete 2010-11 SNL Relevancy Poll.
Here we are: the final Saturday Night Live Relevancy Poll of the season. We'll look back at the season as a whole a little later today, but for now let's just concentrate on this past Saturday's show (and a bonus dress rehearsal video) -- and what a show it was! For Justin Timberlake, anyway. Others, unfortunately, were left with little to no airtime in a critical week for those cast members and/or featured players sitting on the bubble for next season. How did they do? On to the final Relevancy Poll -- and drop back by this afternoon as we do the math and reveal the overall poll winner for the entire 36th season of Saturday Night Live.
I used to think Steve Martin was the greatest Saturday Night Live host of all time. But after Justin Timberlake showed us on last night's season finale what he can do to spice up a sub-par year, I'm ready to rethink that opinion.
Last night American Idol booted one last hopeful, knocking the survivor count down to two and setting the stage for next week's big -- and hopefully star-studded -- finale. But which loser lost? Was it Stetson-bedecked frontrunner Scotty McCreery? Is it lowlight sorceress Lauren Alaina? Or did unspeakable terror rear its Randy Jackson-resembling head and kick out Haley Reinhart? Join us for our last memorial.
One howling seal pup named Haley Reinhart. One lowlight-addicted teen with a shimmying dependency named Lauren Alaina. One claymation rendering of Clay Aiken named Scotty McCreery. We're down to three, y'all! And Beyonce's here as guest-mentor to trap them in shoulder pads and harem pants. Excellent. So, who will we say "Solange!" -- er, I mean, "So long!" -- to after tomorrow's results show? Join us for the recap of our three survivors and their nine songs.
Movie actors think they can escape to television and avoid the scrutiny of film critics, but never fear: Movieline found five border-hoppers planning to debut on the small screen this fall (or during midseason), and we're evaluating their work.
Saturday night's Ed Helms-hosted (at least I think he hosted; good thing he's not a cast member or he'd be near the bottom of this list) installment of Saturday Night Live was probably the most top-heavy episode of the season. In other words: If a cast member appeared in this show, they were given a fairly decent amount to do. Others were not so lucky and were not heard from at all.
It's apparent that there are certain Saturday Night Live hosts whom the show really has no idea how to use -- Elton John is a good example from earlier this season. Then there's the strange case of Ed Helms: For whatever reason, the show decided to pretty much ignore the fact that Helms was host altogether.
There are so few children left in Schmaltz Fever Idol that I'm going to scream! Yesterday Ryan Seacrest knocked skinny Jordin Sparks out of the way and told one of the four remaining contenders to make like Enrique Iglesias' mole and remove itself from the competition with hot pinking shears. And someone obliged! Was it scurry Scotty, borin' Lauren, howly Haley, or sames James? Click through for our tearful, ghetto memorial.
Lady Gaga is a deserving pop phenomenon, who overcame a pants allergy to become the weirdest and most obvious successor to Madonna. She is undeniable. That's why it was revelatory to watch American Idol's relatively flavorless combatants attempt to reconcile her nutty advice. You can't refute a superstar, McCreery! Christ knows less than she does! We've got four contestants, eight performances, and one under-heralded tigress to love -- let's rack up the rankings!
With Tina Fey not just hosting, but also bringing along her old friends Maya Rudolph and Darrell Hammond, airtime was a pretty tight commodity for this past weekend's edition of Saturday Night Live. Surprisingly, even with the added warm bodies, no one in the cast was shut out completely (though a couple were close). Even Abby Elliott -- whom nobody would accuse of having a particularly good season -- had a nice night. But nobody could have expected this week's Relevancy Poll winner...
There was a sense that, after a few recent not-so-great shows and a month off to recharge (the last new SNL was back on April 9), Saturday Night Live was due for a triumphant return this week -- especially with its most heralded recent alum, Tina Fey, hosting the Mother's Day episode in the same week that Osama bin Laden was killed. And Fey even brought Maya Rudolph along for the ride to help out. So, plenty of material to go around, right? Right?