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Lindsay Lohan hosted Saturday Night Live last night, and ... meh.

We wouldn't say she bombed last by any means, but we expected better. Maybe all the hype and expectations were just too much, or the show itself just isn't that good.

In any case, it left something to be desired from start to finish.

Several late changes - such as ditching a singing monologue in favor of one with cameos from Jimmy Fallon and Jon Hamm (above) - may not have helped matters.

Some critics and fans are calling it an epic fail (EW asks in its headline if she was the worst host all season), but people are also predisposed to hate on Lohan.

Linds did look a bit tired, worn out and nervous, but that's to be expected, and she can't take all the blame for mediocre skits. Do you agree? Vote in our poll:

Lindsay Lohan as SNL host: How'd she do?

 

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Lindsay Lohan's upcoming appearance on SNL this weekend has already been worth it for these promos, with the actress standing beside Kenan Thompson.

In one promo after another, Lohan pokes fun at herself - with actual comedic timing and delivery, and with cast member Thompson is a witting sidekick.

Among other things, Lohan claims to be homeless, and says she just wishes people knew more about her personal life. There's even a Lindsanity reference.

Check out the montage of Lohan Saturday Night Live promos below:

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Lindsay Lohan has been on the receiving end of jokes from Saturday Night Live for years, and she's ready to embrace that fact when she hosts the show this weekend.

Rather than trying to keep her career downward spiral and brushes with the law off limits, Lohan has reportedly made it clear that nothing is out of bounds on SNL.

Lindsay has been dying to do the show as a way to re-establish her career and reached out to creator / executive producer Lorne Michaels personally to make it happen.

Banging it Out

According to our sources, Lindsay is aware of her own absurdity and plans on using all the unpleasantness from the last couple of years as fodder for the show.

Lohan wants to show she's a good sport who's "in on the joke."

It's unclear what they have planned, but there could be any number of skits involving DUIs, alleged necklace heists, jail stints, mug shots ... and on and on.

Give a girl credit for being able to poke fun at herself at least.

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THG Asks!

Welcome to THG Asks, a feature in which two of THG's celebrity gossip experts debate topical issues in the entertainment world and you decide who wrote the winning argument!

Today, THG Asks: Should Lindsay Lohan host SNL?

YES. By Free Britney

I can hear my colleague now. Lindsay Lohan is just a train wreck, he'll say. She's not even in a movie or TV show! This is all just a ratings grab! Yup, all true. You finished?

Saturday Night Live is a TV program. Its purpose: Bring in famous guest hosts who help deliver laughs and ratings that will deliver advertising revenue. Lindsay will do both.

In three previous stints as host, Lohan was terrific. She's lost her way in recent years, as I'll be the first to point out. But she's still an actress by trade. A decent one even!

Why wouldn't Lorne Michaels, who she looks up to as a father figure, not give her another shot? Besides, given her ability to poke fun at herself, they'll have great material.

And since when is SNL the embodiment of class, the zenith of comedy, the entertainment bellwether that determines which stars are deserving a broader platform?

I'm a lifelong SNL fan, but the idea that it has standards is laughable. LiLo's young, hip, topical and talented, and will likely do a better job than most by all measures.

She and SNL want to work together. End of story. You don't have to feel compassion for Lindsay or like her. But don't make this out to be some unfair travesty.

Crazy Lohan

NO. By Hilton Hater

At this point in her "career," there are only two reasons for Lindsay Lohan to appear on television:

  1. If a court date is televised.
  2. If a show is in desperate need of ratings.

Because Saturday Night Live is neither a news program nor a series that has to worry about cancellation, the decision to bring Lohan on board as host is downright pathetic.

This is someone who has not starred in a hit movie since 2004. She has not appeared on a TV show since 2008. She has no album to promote, no reason to be in the spotlight at all except in an attempt to rehabilitate her image.

And why should an institution such as SNL assist the trainwreck with that mission? Since when is the iconic sketch comedy show in the business of featuring celebrities that are famous only for their run-ins with the law?

Lohan is not an actress, athlete or a musician. She's nothing but a DUI and probation violation waiting to happen. Now she will be sharing the same stage that has been frequented by Presidential candidates, foreign dignitaries and Alec Baldwin.

For shame, Lorne Michaels. For shame.

THG Asks you ... should Lindsay host SNL?

 

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Lindsay Lohan will host Saturday Night Live March 3, and the 25-year-old landed the plum gig without the help of her mother or any other management figure.

An insider close to the 25-year-old says Dina Lohan, who used to manage her LiLo, “had nothing to do" with helping her land the late night comedy show slot.

The actress personally reached out to SNL creator and executive producer Lorne Michaels, whom she reportedly sees as a father figure, about the hosting gig.

The two promptly hashed out details for the March 3 show.

Lindsay Lohan's Chest

It will be her fourth time on the show, and her first since 2006.

The oft-troubled Lohan, who hasn't acted much (at all) in recent years, will be off probation on March 29 if she fulfills her court-ordered obligations by then.

Always a big if, but girl has been turning things around lately, earning rave reviews for her community service and racking up one modeling gig after another.

Hosting SNL could be a great way to continue her career rehabilitation, if she does well and shows the ability to poke fun at herself, which she has in the past.

Are you excited to see Lohan on Saturday Night Live?

 

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We're lying. It is sort of quite weird.

If you thought New Girl was bizarrre this week, Zooey Deschanel is looking to see your quirky and raise you some surreality on this weekend's Saturday Night Live.

The hilariously cute star, who is hosting the NBC show for the first time, is bringing jazz hands, shares informative Black History Month facts, songs, and fisticuffs.

Seriously, all of that happens in under two minutes. Watch the extended promo for her upcoming visit to SNL, in which she chats with cast member Kenan Thompson:

Whatever transpires when Zooey visits 30 Rockefeller Plaza, it can't be weirder than the Lana Del Rey SNL performance a few weeks ago. So that's good at least.

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Paul Brittain, who joined Saturday Night Live in September 2010, is leaving the iconic sketch series, effective immediately.

An insider tells Entertainment Weekly that the comedian had "the opportunity to pursue other projects, and he and the show parted ways amicably.”

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Meanwhile, on the hosting side of things, consider these two scoops:

  1. In promotion of 21 Jump Street, Jonah Hill will man the stage on March 10.
  2. On his podcast with SNL boss Lorne Michaels this week, Alec Baldwin hinted that Justin Bieber might host the show at some point this season. Yes, that Justin Bieber!

Channing Tatum will host this weekend's new edition of SNL.

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Poor Lana Del Rey.

The singer seems perfectly nice, and she clearly has some talent, but the artist was overwhelmed on her Saturday Night Live debut yesterday, shifting awkwardly from foot to foot during a rendition of "Video Games," randomly rubbing her hip, lacking any and all energy or emotion.

Del Rey mumbled in to the microphone and rushed through her lyrics, as the faces of her backup band members even look horrified on her behalf. See the train wreck for yourself and join us in wishing Lana better luck next time.

If there is a next time for her, that is...

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Former Saturday Night Live staff writer Joe Bodolai has died in an apparent suicide. His body was discovered yesterday by a cleaning crew at an L.A. hotel.

Law enforcement sources say Bodolai, who wrote several Wayne's World sketches for SNL as well as the movie, had been staying there more than a week.

A mixture of anti-freeze and Gatorade may have done him in, TMZ reports.

Bodolai also had posted what appears to be a suicide note on December 23 on his blog, titled, "If This Was Your Last Day Alive What Would You Do?"

He goes on to describe some of the things he remembers, and laments.

In the note, Bodolai writes about "Stuff I Would Like to Have Seen In My Life" such as the Browns winning the Super Bowl and the "truth" about JFK.

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Saturday Night Live's sketch about Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow - and a snarky Jesus Christ (Jason Sudeikis) - has not been well received by Christian leaders.

In the skit, the Messiah Himself appeared, telling Tebow (Taran Killam) to "take it down a notch" with his religious zealotry ... you know, since He does all the work.

The clip has become an Internet sensation (not unlike, say, Tebowing). It’s also drawn fire from religious commentators, who think it indicates bias against Christians.

Televangelist Pat Robertson in particular called the Saturday Night Live Tim Tebow skit part of a rising tide of “anti-Christian bigotry that is just disgusting.”

He said, “If this had been a Muslim country and they had done that, and had Muhammad doing that stuff, you would have found bodies on the street.”

Possibly a little extreme, but point taken. Robertson said of Tebow, “This man has been placed in a unique position, and I applaud him. God bless him.”

Your thoughts on the Tebow-Jesus sketch?