Posts Tagged ‘entertainment weekly’

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Sometimes, we need to forget about all our responsibilities in life and just follow our passion. This good advice comes from a sound mind in the Obama campaign — actor Kal Penn.

While Penn enjoyed his time serving as Obama’s associate director of public engagement in Washington, D.C., he musn’t have been getting nearly all he thought he would out of the job. It has been confirmed that he will be leaving the White House to begin work on a third ‘Harold and Kumar’ movie. You just can’t say no to a good stoner movie, eh?

According to Yahoo! News, Penn had given his future White House plans to Entertainment Weekly back in April 2009 — he said he was unsure about how long he would be working with the government. He also explained that he still wanted to remain active in Hollywood. At least he made sure not to burn his bridges.

The latest ‘Harold and Kumar’ flick will have a holiday theme and will most likely be released for Christmas 2010. There is some speculation about whether or not it will be in 3D. Shooting will begin in June.

It’s okay if you couldn’t cut it in the White House, Kal. We liked you better when you got stoned and made us laugh anyway.


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Let’s face it. Some movie stars just keep getting cooler with age. I can think of a few — Clint Eastwood, Doris Roberts (from Grandma’s Boy), and of course, Betty White.

The former Golden Girl has been receiving some serious media attention lately. She was seen in ‘The Proposal,’ was recently in a Snickers commercial for this year’s SuperBowl, and even got a lifetime achievement award.

Now, rumors have been circulating that the star will appear as a host on Saturday Night Live. As of right now, these are strictly rumors and no plans to have her on are definite yet.

The rumors started when a facebook group, called ‘Betty White to Host SNL (please?), plead with the entertainment industry to get her on the show. The hope is that the more fans who join the group, the greater the odds she will host SNL. As of right now, the group has a little over 460,000 fans. Because of its large fan base, it has gained much attention from sources like Entertainment Weekly.

According to People Magazine, White is fairly certain that the phenomena surrounding the facebook group will die down soon and she doesn’t expect much to come from it. She thinks that Lorne Michaels, SNL’s creator and producer, is most likely unaware of the group’s request.

We shall have to wait and see. If White does land the gig hosting SNL, she would be one of the oldest hosts the show has ever had.

UPDATE (3.12.10): All those unrelenting fans have finally gotten away with it! Betty White is all set to host Saturday Night Live on May 8 — Mother’s Day weekend— how sweet.


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