Live from New York, it’s Thursday night!
To open the first of four weekly prime-time Weekend (Weeknight?) Update specials on NBC, the cast of “Saturday Night Live” parodied the second presidential debate. As usual, Fred Armisen was Barack Obama and Darrell Hammond played John McCain.
As undecided voter Anthony Cipelli, Eastchester’s Bobby Moynihan asked McCain how he’d “bring this country together.” Fake McCain then called him “Oscar,” called Obama “Pee Pants,” then called Anthony “Zebediah.” I think he might have answered the question as well.
Turns out it’s not the first time “SNL” folks have butchered Moynihan’s name.
Three of the best bipartisan gags of the sketch involved the insistence of Tom Brokaw (guest Chris Parnell) to stick to agreed-upon time limits, John McCain’s drifting in front of the camera during one of Barack Obama’s answers and a question from “William Murray,” a.k.a. Palisades resident Bill Murray:
Senator Obama, Senator McCain: Last week, in the National League Divisional Playoffs, the Chicago Cubs faced the Los Angeles Dodgers. In game one, the Cubs lost, 7 to 3; in game two, they lost, 10 to 3; and in game three, 3 to 1. What, as president, would you do to guarantee this never happens again? Senators, in your answer, please be specific.
The candidates went on to say in so many words that the Cubs would continue to be terrible. Fake Obama said the initiative should be to get Cubs fans to root for other teams while fake McCain gave some of his “Straight Talk” in saying that the team would never win the pennant, let alone the World Series.
(Photo of Moynihan: Courtesy of Moynihan; photo of Murray: Lionel Cironneau/AP)
In an interview to air this Friday on “The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet,” Palisades resident Bill Murray revealed more feelings about the prospect of “Ghostbusters 3” and his days on “Saturday Night Live.”
Landing the Murray exclusive was “Mike & Juliet” co-host Juliet Huddy. I’m jealous, of course, both as a fan of Murray and the original “Ghostbusters,” my favorite movie of all time.
Suburbarazzi shout-out: Monica Hill, a very cool friend of mine, produced the segment.
The complete interview airs Oct. 10 on “Mike & Juliet,” which is broadcast locally on Fox. In the meantime, here’s a sneak peek at what Murray said.
On the rumor that “Ghostbusters 3” is being penned by a couple of writers from “The Office”:
â€œItâ€™s promising, itâ€™s never been promising beforeâ€¦. [The unnamed writers] are probably pretty funny. And the idea of having a new, fresh look at it is a great idea, you know, to see it through someone elseâ€™s eyes. I think a new idea would be great, I think itâ€™d be fun.â€
On his days goofing around in 30 Rock with his fellow Primetime Players at “SNL”:
â€œWe’d poach anything in that building. We took a lot of stuff out of that buildingâ€¦. There was people that figured out that if you had a form that was signed you could walk out with anything. We just looked so sweet and innocent. Most of what I did was go down to The Today Show because they came in at 5 in the morning to work and they had donuts, so weâ€™d go down there and eat all their donuts and coffee before Jane Pauley came in.â€
(AP Photo/Stephen Chernin)
Palisades gem Hayden Panettiere is reportedly ‘freaked out’ by marriage talks from her boyfriend and Heroes co-star Milo Ventimiglia.
Get this, Hayden just moved out of her family’s home.. and bought her own bachelor bad.
Ouch! It’s just a matter of time before Milo gets the breakup e-mail with no subject header that says “take care” at the end of it.
In an interview with People magazine, she said what she’s looking for in a relationship are all the “little things.”
“When you wake up, and you’ve got a note posted on your mirror, and it says, ‘I love you, have a great day’ â€“ that’s, like, the best,” she said.
Hmm, now Chris and I need to figure out which tree outside her house we need to climb to place some notes in there.
Alan Panettiere, father of former Palisades resident Hayden Panettiere, was arrested early today in Hollywood for allegedly beating his wife Lesley.
Save the marriage, save Hayden’s career?
Alan Panettiere “went Sylar” on his wife after getting into an argument with her at a party. TMZ said Alan had been heavily drinking.
According to E!, police said Hayden’s mom had bruises on her face that appeared she was hit with a closed fist.
Wow. Nobody deserves to go through this, especially Hayden and her mom.
Disclaimer: I’m an avid reader of BestWeekEver.tv, one of my favorite non-LoHud blogs out there these days. So if this quick-hitter format and source material looks familiar, it is, and I’m coming clean with that up-front. Plagiarism kills, kids!
RINGDOM COME: New Scarsdale resident Jay-Z is finally wearing a wedding ring these days. You might have “the hottest chick in the game wearin’ (your) chain,” Shawn, but BeyoncÃ© seems pretty intent on your wearing jewels of Hova matrimony. (Source: MollyGood via BestWeekEver.tv)
MUNCH SINGS!: My friend and comedienne extraordinaire Abbi Crutchfield caught comedian Richard Belzer’s recent act at Comix, where he was lauded by Robert Klein of Briarcliff Manor from the crowd and backed by Bedford’s Paul Shaffer and the Belzonics on stage. No word on if Ice-T offered similar musical collaboration, which surely would have been accompanied by the echoey “Law & Order” gavel. (Source: The Apiary)
PANETTIERE IS FRENCH FOR ‘PARKING ANYWHERE’: “Heroes” star and Palisades native Hayden Penettiere appears to have been busted for a parking violation. It’s unknown if similar fines are pending for a subpar second season. (Source: I’m Not Obsessed via BestWeekEver.tv)
BA-ED NEWS, GOO-ED NEWS: Ed McMahon, whose family once lived in Bronxville, is being sued for money he allegedly owes his daughter’s divorce attorney. At least his new gig helping out Jimmy Kimmel will help Ed pay off his McMahon-sion. Hiyo! (Source: E!)
VIEIRON MAIDEN: With Irvington resident Meredith Vieira on lead vocals, former Yorktown resident Al Roker on drums and former Chappaqua-Ardsley-Hartsdale resident Matt Lauer on “guitar,” the Today Show’s attempt to play Rock Band is almost as bizarre as the Willard Scott ditty that follows it. (Source: BestWeekEver.tv.)
(AP Photo/Darryl Dyck,THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Shhh, shhh, don’t anybody tell Palisades native Hayden Panettiere, but her “Heroes” beau, Milo Ventimilgia, is reportedly out shopping for a ring. According to InTouch Weekly (not to be confused with the distinctly more highbrow and restaurant-review packed InTown Monthly), the 31-year-old actor’s “pal” said:
Milo was looking at rings in late June. He really likes Cartier and intends to spend around $200,000.
Stop the presses. Does Venti know that “Heroes” is, oh, one more bad season away from getting the ol’ heave ho?
Lest he’s enlisting the time-stopping skills of Hiro to go steal his $200k rock, I’d try and scale back a bit. Oh, and maybe also hold off on the proposal until Hayden is at least 20 years old.
(Photo: NBC Universal)
Looking strikingly similar to Chynna Phillips, Palisades native Hayden Panettiere attended Ford’s Flex Rally 2008 in LA last week. She sported a new short do for the event. The charity event, which involved 10 celebrity teams driving around brand new 2009 Ford Flex crossover vehicles on a treasure hunt, was also attended by Panettiere’s “Heroes” co-star Greg Grunberg (pictured below, with Panettiere), who played with his group, “Band from TV,” which also features Hugh Laurie, Teri Hatcher, and Jesse Spencer.
Not sure if the new car has much to do with Dobbs Ferry’s Funkmaster Flex, who has his own line of Ford vehicles, but it’s good to see him ‘Flex’ imprimatur turning up on other cars. How long before we see the Hayden Hatchback: Heroes Edition out on the road?
(Panettiere and Grunberg: Shea Walsh/AP Images for Ford; Ford Flex: AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld)
Palisades native Hayden Panettiere on FunnyorDie. In a PSA produced by Judd Apatow. Need I say any more?
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[via We Heart Hayden]
On the podcast this week: Mariah’s newest Empire; Paul Shaffer and Matisyahu prepare to rock out for Israel’s 60th birthday; and Chevy Chase chills with Captain Planet.
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At the end of the video and after the break is the answer to this week’s quiz: â€œSpeed Racerâ€ opens in theaters nationwide next Friday. Which actor with ties to the Lower Hudson Valley is NOT in the cast?
A. Palisades native Hayden Panettiere
B. New Rochelle native Richard Roundtree
C. Pound Ridge resident Susan Sarandon Continue reading
Well, sort of. Actually, what Hayden Panettiere said of Paris Hilton was as follows:
â€œSheâ€™s a nice girl and a lot brighter than people give her credit (for) but no one sees her like that because she plays this character all the time. Sheâ€™s actually a marketing genius.â€
Can’t really argue with that. What I find much more funny about all this is that I found the quote on a blog called “We Heart Hayden,” devoted entirely to the exploits of the Palisdades native and “Heroes” star. Among the other newsflashes in the last week:
- Panettiere is like a black widow spider when it comes to dating: “going out with me will be really bad,” she warns her mates [April 28]
- She likes hanging out with the old kids … including reported boyfriend, Milo Ventimiglia [April 26]
- The actress blogs on her MySpace page. And vlogs, too! [April 25]
- Hayden was bullied in high school in Rockland (sheesh, no wonder she left) [April 23]
- Panettiere likes orange bras. Which of course begs the question: Who doesn’t? [April 23]
(AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Need more evidence that the career of “Heroes” star Hayden Panettiere has officially gone white hot? How about the fact that production companies are now acquiring novels and scripts with the express intent of developing them as star vehicles for the Palisades native. Specifically, I’m talking about the novel “Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List,” which, according to Variety, Fox Atomic bought for Panettiere to star in when she’s finished shooting “I Love You, Beth Cooper” and “Daydream Nation.”
(AP Photo/Chris Polk)
She may be a badass, indestructible super-cheerleader, but it’s clear that “Heroes” star does have one form of kryptonite: the dolphins and whales of Japan. Nothing else, it seems, can bring her to tears quite so fast. First she cried months ago, while partaking in an attempt to stop Japanese fisherman from slaughtering the innocents; then, this last Saturday, she cried again when she was honored at the Humane Society’s Genesis Awards, as a celebrity who brings attention to animal causes.
Panettiere, who grew up in Palisades, receieved the Gretchen Wyler Award, and she attended the event with her parents and boyfriend, “Heroes” castmate Milo Ventimiglia. Among the things she said to the audience of animal lovers, amidst the tears:
“As an actress, you always dream of getting awards like the Golden Globe award, but I never expected to get an award that is this special and important to me as this. There are people who dedicate their entire lives to preserving the environment and defending animals, they are so much more deserving of something like this.”
According to People, after breaking down at the podium, she made a beeline to the bathroom to regain her composure, and then was escorted back to her seat by Ventimiglia.
(AP Photos/Susan Walsh)