Kanye album to be released on November 22

It seems like all is forgiven for Kanye West devoting most of his career to being a douche, and now everyone’s just focusing on his new album, which apparently is coming out on November 22.  Kanye’s being quite secretive about certain details (like the title of the album), and it seems like he’s being his usual, er, “confident” self when it comes to talking about his music.  On Kanye’s Twitter, he referred to his recent Saturday Night Live performance as “performance art,” and is already talking about being back on the top of the charts.  Judging by the reactions to the leaked tracks from the album, though, he probably knows what he’s talking about, as the songs have been getting rave advance reviews, and no doubt Kanye West will soon be the center of the music world’s attention again, which is exactly what he craves.

Jimmy Fallon to Host 2010 Emmy Awards

Late Night host Jimmy Fallon as been tapped as the host for the Emmy Awards 2010 broadcast. The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards will air on NBC on Aug. 29. NBC announced Jimmy Fallon would host the awards ceremony on Tuesday.

Jimmy Fallon (NBC)
Jimmy Fallon (NBC)

Fallon, a former Saturday Night Live cast member, joked in a statement that hosting the Emmys “has been a dream of mine ever since they told me I was doing it.”

“Jimmy was the natural choice as one of the most promising and likable young entertainers who will now have the chance to display his many talents on television’s biggest night,” NBC executive vice president of alternative programming Paul Telegdy said in a  press statement. “His proven skills as a comedian and host — as well as his openness to new ideas — will fully engage audiences and ultimately deliver a lively Emmy telecast.”

“Jimmy has many talents. He can sing, he can dance, he does impersonations, and he does it gracefully and with ease. I think he’ll make a terrific host and we are really looking forward to working with him,” executive producer Don Mischer said.

Nominations for the 2010 Emmy Awards will be announced on Thursday, July 8. The awards show will air from 5 to 8 PM PT on August 29.

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Alec Baldwin Hosting Saturday Night Live Finale

Alec Baldwin will be hosting the Saturday Night Live finale later this month! This is almost too fun to be true, but it seems the 30 Rock star will be returning to SNL to host the show’s last episode of the season.

Alec Baldwin on '30 Rock' (NBC)
Alec Baldwin on '30 Rock' (NBC)

First we finally get Betty White to host Saturday Night Live on May 8th thanks to all her adoring fans blasting away on the Internet to get her the gig. Now we get Alec Baldwin as the host of SNL‘s finale just a week later on May 15th. What a way to end the season!

NBC hasn’t officially confirmed that Baldwin will be hosting the finale, but the 30 Rock star apparently let the news slip at the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner over the weekend.

This will make the 15th time Alec Baldwin has hosted Saturday Night Live, tying him with Steve Martin. Our TiVo is primed and ready!

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Casey Wilson and Michaela Watkins Fired from Saturday Night Live

When Saturday Night Live returns for a new season, it will be without cast members Casey Wilson and Michaela Watkins. Lorne Michaels, creator of SNL, announced Friday the two women had been fired from the show. Michaela Watkins says she is shocked by her sudden elimination from the SNL cast.


“It just felt premature,” Michael Watkins said in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. “But on some level I feel like there are so many opportunities and things that I want to do in the future and now they’ll just happen sooner rather than later.”

Watkins and Wilson joined the SNL cast in 2008. Some of Watkins’ most popular characters on the show were her portrayals of Arianna Huffington, Today Show host Hoda Kotb and Angie Tempura of bitchpleeze.com. Wilson never truly seemed to find her niche on the show and few of her characters were particularly notable.

Michaela Watkins and Casey Wilson will be replaced by Columbia University graduate Jenny Slate and Iranian native Nasim Pedrad. The new season of Saturday Night Live premiers Sept. 26.

Amy Poehler Won’t Be On SNL Tonight…She Just Had Her Baby!

Amy Poehler’s had a HARD day today…she’s been in labor. Like, all day. So…Amy won’t be doing any Palin Raps or Weekend Updates tonight. Poor Seth Myers is gonna have to anchor all by himself. That baby KNEW it was Saturday and was all “Oh NOOOOES!!!” Congratulations to Amy and hubby “Arrested Development’s” Will Arnett on the new baby boy Archie! 8 lbs, 1 ounce. Somebody give Amy a donut…pillow.

Remember, it was only ONE WEEK AGO when Amy did THIS!

Also, Snarkista just checked, and yes, she STILL wants Coldplay to come over and play. Very much.

SNL Update Thursday: Bush Endorses McCain & Palin- With Will Ferrell!

Will Ferrell made a President Bush cameo on SNL last night for “Update Thursday”, and he gave John McCain and Sarah Palin his endorsement! John tried to get away, to no avail. Tina Fey as Sarah had to straighten the President out about the role of the VP!