I Love Elton John, But…

What’s not to love about Captain Fantasic?  I guess you could say this was his week; it was “Elton John” week on American Idol, although he did not appear on the results show, and he had the dubious distinction of being both host and musical guest on SNL.  It’s no secret, I have NOT been happy with SNL, especially this season.  Season 36 has been extremely lackluster in the funny department with only a few highlights and I attribute all of those to Nicki Minaj’s appearance; who was even the host that week? (Jesse Eisenberg).  Now if a non-actor, like John, is a host, naturally the writers should try and take advantage and maybe they should try and not make too many gags/jokes that only focus on the host.  Unfortunately, that did not happen.  I would say 70 percent of last night’s skits were all about playing on John’s sexualtiy, which really SNL?  We all know Elton is gay!  And sure, if John was all about it, that’s great, but to a regular viewer, it’s a little insulting.  But even more insulting, a cavalcade of who’s who in Hollywood were there to join in the fun.  Tom Hanks appeared in 2 skits, and in the abysmal “Laser Cats” digital short.  New Knicks acquistion, Carmelo Anthony appeared twice-WHY?  Then out of nowhere, Jake Gyllenhaal popped up during Weekend Update.  I joked on Twitter, I fully expected John Goodman and/or Sarah Palin to pop up.  And one ex-castmember, Will Forte, also appeared, reprising his role as dim-witted ESPN Classic commentator, Greg Stink.  If Elton was all about not caring and having a good time, mission accomplished; and his musical performances with Leon Russell of course were great.  I think I’m more excited about the musical guests this season than anything else.  FYI-next week-another Brit, Helen Mirren is hosting, musical guest-Foo Fighters!!!  Yeah, when I saw cowboy Elton John ride in on a unicorn, I gave up! I blame this man:
Lorne Michaels, you’ve had a great run, but you may want to consider either stepping down or you may want to get rid of your entire writing staff…sorry Seth Myers…even Weekend Update is not funny anymore, unless Aunt Linda’s there…Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat?

Lady GaGa Continues to Channel the Greats…

I can’t believe it but you are currently reading my 200th post!…it only took a little over a year to get here…I haven’t been able to sleep so well this weekend, no idea why…Lady GaGa paid a visit to The Today Show on Friday, I had it saved on the DVR, so when I woke up way too early this morning, I decided to watch it…as you know, GaGa’s Monster Ball Tour is just starting to take over the US…I would die if I could go; she always, on TV anyway, produces pretty good live performances…I was glad to see GaGa bring back her hand-held mic for The Today Show performances…and what would a GaGa set be without a tune from the piano…”You and I” is a brand new song GaGa will release on her newly completed third album, title unknown, early in 2011…however, she has been performing this new song here and there and at a few tour stops…actually, there’s a rumored Remix cd that is currently selling well overseas that will land in the US in the coming weeks…
Lady GaGa channels a glam-era Elton John in this performance…she is wonderful and I confess, I think I like this rock jam better than “Speechless”…thanks for reading my blog, there will be many more to come…xoxoxo