Monday, May 20, 2024

SNL: Watch Kate McKinnon’s Brilliant Parody (With Cecily Strong) of Justin Bieber


Watch Kate McKinnon and Cecily Strong’s brilliant parody of the Justin Bieber-Calvin Klein commercials on “Saturday Night Live.” This is one of many excellent skits from last night’s show.

Bieber may have a touring career left in him, but musically he’s pretty much kaput. Culturally, as well. He’s the laughingstock of the moment. And it’s not even that. He has no musical cred, no one single or piece of music that’s sold well or had any critical appreciation.

His last collection, sent straight to iTunes, was a disaster. His name does not appear with his contemporaries on any list of this or last year’s best selling hits. Radio rejects him. And now this, this is devastating. The tattoos are truly hilarious and pathetic.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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