It’s a week of sad endings and celebrity activism in this week’s hits and misses.
HIT: Lena Dunham To Host SNL
Ready your DVRs as the mastermind behind HBO’s Girls, Lena Dunham, will be hosting Saturday Night Live for the first time. She will appear on the show on March 8 alongside first time musical guest, The National. They’re going to do a Girls skit, right? RIGHT?
MISS: Robin Thicke and wife, actress Paula Patton, are separating
It looks like the lines may have been too blurry for Robin Thicke and his wife of eight-years, actress Paula Patton, as the couple announced they were calling it quits Monday. Apparently, the road to a happy marriage got rockier after Thicke’s twerktastic VMA performance with Miley Cyrus last summer, or so an US Weekly source says. It’s all too bad for Robin Thicke who has finally broken into the mainstream scene after years of working as a smaller R&B act — or maybe not, depending on how you feel about the song, “Blurred Lines.” In any case, he’s telling the media he’s trying to win his wife back. Good luck with that.
HIT: Shakira shoots down homophobic Colombian councilman
After a Colombian councilman called Shakira’s “Can’t Remember to Forget You” music video “simply disgusting” and an “unabashed glorification of lesbianism,” the singer delivered one of the best responses to homophobia. “Since [Piqué] doesn’t let me do videos with men anymore, I have to make them with women,” Shakira said during a press conference for the opening of her organization’s new school in Colombia. OH SNAP!
MISS: Writer, director, comedian Harold Ramis dies
American comedy actor, writer and director Harold Ramis died on Feb. 24 at age 69. Ramis was famous for his movies Ghostbusters, Groundhog Day and Caddyshack. Ramis had been suffering from a rare vascular disease for years and died at his home in Chicago.
HIT: Seth Rogen Gives a touching speech to the American Senate … and then calls out those who didn’t listen
Seth Rogen gave a speech on Capitol Hill Feb. 26, championing for better funding and support for Alzheimer’s research. Unfortunately the serious issue didn’t bring much of a turn out of the American senators but Rogen didn’t stop there. After politicians walked out on him during the speech he tweeted some of them and appeared on MSNBC’s Hardball to call out the problem with the Senate, saying the issue of Alzheimer’s is a low priority for the American government and the politicians were disrespectful to him during his speech by falling asleep, walking out on him and just not showing up in the first place.
HIT: Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher are reportedly engaged
Usually this last spot is reserved for another miss but we’re breaking all the rules as it looks like Kelso and Jackie were finally meant to be. Former That 70’s Show co-stars Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher are now engaged, reports People magazine. Paps spotted Kunis with a large diamond on her ring finger while out shopping with her mother on Thursday. The couple have yet to make an official statement. If true, we hope this union paves way for another That 70’s Show reunion.