Seth Rogen returned to Saturday Night Live for his third hosting stint this weekend, and it was distinctly not a charm.
The episode started off promisingly, with Rogen's monologue featuring cameos from celebs — some surprising (Zooey Deschanel), some predictable (James Franco), and some who were there to support musical guest Ed Sheeran (Taylor Swift). But the rest of the night was a bit of a slog, save for a bizarre sketch featuring Franco as a monster who decides to get plastic surgery to appear human.
If imitation is the highest form of flattery, Seth Rogen and James Franco are Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's biggest fans!
On Friday night, Rogen tweeted, "It had to be done," along with a photo of Kimye's Vogue cover with one small tweak -- the couple's faces had replaced by his own and Franco's.
Anna Kendrick will make her hosting debut on Saturday Night Live this spring. The Oscar-nominated actress will appear on April 5 with musical guest Pharrell.
The first season of HBO's True Detective came to an end Sunday, but viewers can now get a first look at Season 2.
With Jimmy Kimmel Live broadcasting from the South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas this week, Kimmel introduced a teaser for Season 2 of the drama, featuring himself and Seth Rogen in the lead roles.
It's hard not to want to believe in talents like Alfonso Cuaron (of the amazing Gravity) and J.J. Abrams (no TV explanation necessary). These two very busy visionaries lend their names, and Cuaron his directing chops (in the pilot episode, anyway), for NBC's otherwise painfully derivative Believe (Monday, 10/9c), which plays like one of those middling Stephen King melodramas about supernaturally gifted children on the run for their lives.
Cuaron elevates the stock clichés with visual motifs of a butterfly providing mystical guidance and a dizzying flock of pigeons (my idea of a living nightmare) subduing a Big Bad Female Assassin in a loft. It's a handsome looking pilot, even at its most predictably familiar. And as Bo, the spunky little girl whose psychic and paranormal gifts seem to have no end — or, maddeningly, definition — Johnny Sequoyah is agreeable company, never too cute even when the script calls for Bo to be cloyingly precious. Because believe it or not, Believe feels it necessary to squelch the chase-thriller elements with schmaltzy subplots reminiscent of Fox's short-lived Touch. Bo knows goodness, and in between close calls as she eludes her well-funded potential kidnappers, she somehow finds time to inspire a young doctor to get past his crisis of confidence.