Saturday, December 12, 2009

Taylor Lautner, 17, may be SNL's youngest host ever


Michigan born Taylor Lautner (“Twilight: New Moon”) hosted Saturday Night Live on Dec. 12. Still 17, he may be the youngest host ever. (They can’t serve any booze at SNL tonight, or do other grown-up things.) He says that he was “-18” as a baby in Heaven when SNL started.

He didn’t plan to be a comedian, he says; no, a werewolf. That’s odd, given how smooth – well, remember the two characters in John Landis’s “An American Werewolf in London” (1982) with all the decapitations at the end.

Taylor (who says he is best friends with Taylor Swift) started out with a lot of tumbling, following the example a few weeks ago of Joseph Gordon-Levitt. I don’t think Robert Pattinson could jump the same hoops (he looked too pale in the movie).

Jon Bon Jovi (recently featured in the Bravo Actor’s Studio) provided music.

There was plenty of fun poked at Tiger Woods. The media (and PGA Tour) just focuses too much on him.

Seth Meyers, on the Weekend Update, used an interesting pun regarding the attendees at Copenhagen. And he imparted to Bruce Springsteen the power to end the war in Afghanistan, because he is married. I guess Meyers reads George Gilder. Marriage is difficult. There were some jokes about texting while walking kids to school, and about diabetes – all irreverent.

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