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It’s a good thing that Lorne Michaels isn’t a “horrible boss.” The key players from “Saturday Night Live” will return this fall–Seth Meyers and “Horrible Bosses” co-star Jason Sudeikis. Add Fred Armisen, Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, and Kenan Thompson and that’s the show. There is no “SNL” without them. Last night after Peggy Siegal’s* star studded premiere of “Horrible Bosses,” Meyers and Sudeikis hung out at the Greenwich Hotel bar with “Horrible Bosses” co-star Jason Bateman and the very sexy, lovely, Eva Mendes (she’s in town promoting Thierry Mugler perfume before heading to upstate New York with Ryan Gosling to film “The Place Beyond the Pines”).

Both Meyers and Sudeikis laughed that they’ve convinced Mendes to join “SNL” even for four episodes. Bateman said it’s still possible a movie of “Arrested Development” will come to fruition before Michael Cera gets any older. We can only hope. (Isn’t “Modern Family” just “Arrested Development” 2.0?)

Someone cracked wise that since George Clooney is single again, Eva Mendes would be perfect for him. But Eva wasn’t having any of it: even though she’s “separated” from longtime boyfriend George Augusto, their relationship is not over, not by a long shot. Meantime, Meyers host the ESPY awards in mid July. Sudeikis gets to promote “Horrible Bosses” all over the world this summer before returning to “SNL” in the fall.

PS– as in Peggy Siegal, who also helped produce the big opening night at Lincoln Center for the China ballet “Shen Yun,” given by Donna Karan and her Urban Zen. Donna was there, so was Candice Bushnell, and a couple dozen more bold face names who got a nice dose of Chinese culture. “Shen Yun” performers live in the US. Their ballet–which is acrobatic, athletic, beautifully staged with ornate costumes–is banned in China, of course. See it here in NYC this weekend. The company –we met them all, they are just terrific– returns with a whole new show in January.

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  2. I agree with sp, Hader is funny in every way. I am also a huge fan of Jason Sudakis. I also like that some older cast-mates have been coming back to cameo.

    TC: Everybody has their favorite cast. I grew up with the Chris Kattan / Molly Shannon cast. I think your assessment is a little harsh. Plenty of great comedy and comedians have been produced from SNL over the past 25 years. Fred Armisen and Kristen Wiig are going to be legends of sketch comedy.

    Mark: Are you, like, 800 years old? SNL pokes fun at both conservatives and democrats. Their cold open is usually topical, so whatever is happening at the time gets pushed through. Besides, Phil Hartman gave Bill Clinton hell during his administration. And I love that NYC and San Fran are your two go-to examples of debauchery. I bet you thought Hurricane Katrina was God’s wrath on New Orleans, too, right?

  3. SNL has become stale and boring, IMO. I also don’t like the fact that SNL takes cheap shots at the conservatives nearly every week. Their leftist bias is showing. Not all of us live in NYC or San Francisco, and many of us still hold traditional family values. Don’t put us down.
    There is a lot of profanity, insults, and toilet humor involved. Shock words like pen!$ are lazy writing.

  4. There’s no SNL WITH Them either – the show ceased to be even remotely funny about 25 years ago. The current cast is absolutely AWFUL. Truth be told, there has been NO SNL since the final year most of the originals or latecoming originals – Curtin, Radner, Morris, Newman, Murray, Shearer – were around, with a final kick the year Crystal, Guest, and company were on.

  5. Bill Hader is unbelievably brilliant. He deserves a massive film career, similar to Bill Murray. Anne Hathaway should host SNL every year. She is my most favorite female host since Lilly Tomlin hosted back in the ’80’s.

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