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Gerard Butler: 'Saturday Night Live' Host!

Gerard Butler: 'Saturday Night Live' Host!

Saturday Night Live enters its 35th season on September 26th and the first four weeks of hosts and musical guests certainly sound like MUST-SEES!!!! Check out who will most definitely be helping NBC rake in the ratings:

September 26 – Megan Fox/U2
October 3 – Ryan Reynolds/Lady Gaga
October 10 – Drew Barrymore/Regina Spektor
October 17 – Gerard Butler/Shakira

WILL YOU BE tuning in to watch SNL any of these weeks???

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70 Responses to “Gerard Butler: 'Saturday Night Live' Host!”

  1. 1
    sonja Says:

    I can do without Drew Barrymore, but as far as the others are concerned, I’ll watch!

  2. 2
    Maryland Says:

    Oh geez. With so many celebrities and so many great musical artists, SNL continues to scrap the bottom of the barrel. Seriously, Drew Barrymore AGAIN? U2 AGAIN? Ryan Reynolds AGAIN? I didn’t realize Megan Fox could speak. I hope we catch a glimps of Gaga’s ***** at least.

  3. 3
    Maryland Says:

    I can’t believe we can’t write *****. Can I say pee pee?

  4. 4
    red Says:

    OH, wow. I’ve been waiting for Gerry to be on SNL! This should be a hoot. Come on Oct. 17.

  5. 5
    Maryland Says:

    Weiner?

  6. 6
    Ha Says:

    Gerry on SNL? It’s about time! But no more donut in a bun jokes please Gerry. Love ya.

  7. 7
    pudintame Says:

    OMG!!!! This is HUGE! Gerard Butler is actually gonna be on SNL?? Wow. Wonder if SNL really listened when they asked who we’d like to see?

  8. 8
    jdub Says:

    i might actually be going to snl on the 26th to see megan :)

  9. 9
    Suzy Says:

    I can’t wait to see Gerry on SNL. He has such a great sense of humor nd comedic timing, that this show should be really good.

  10. 10
    Lily Says:

    I don’t wanna see lady caca

  11. 11
    Amanda Says:

    Umm…is this a serious question? SNL has sucked for quite awhile now. The only good part of the show are Andy Samberg’s digital shorts.

  12. 12
    jjeenie Says:

    At last! I will be glued to SNL on Oct 17th! Great choice for the host, finally the SNL audience gets to experience Gerard Butler live!

  13. 13
    Another dream come true... Says:

    …been wantin’ my lug to do stand up for a while now. Great news!! I adore October. One of favorite months (along with May).

    Just wish we could watch him watch Shakira like a fly on the wall. Had belly dancing a thing that was (cough) performed in my old story. Whatta “dot”. I just love it!

    Maybe, just maybe, one of these days he’ll put out a CD of covers (and write some songs himself) and sing Suzanne? Hey, anything can happen!
    ~K

  14. 14
    Dawn9476 Says:

    Yay to Gerry to hosting. I can’t wait.

  15. 15
    red Says:

    X17 has posted that Gerry and Jennifer had a late dinner last night at Cliff’s Edge Cafe. They have pictures of them leaving separately. I never thought there was anything between them, but this makes even me wonder.

  16. 16
    @15 Says:

    I doubt there is anything romantic going on. IF they were even there together it was likely just a business/ friendship meeting. Kinda of a ” it’s been great working with ya” dinner

  17. 17
    ANON Says:

    Looking forward to Ryan Reynolds and Drew Barrymore. Don’t care about Megan Fox. Gerard Butler will surprise everyone because he talks too much and has a huge ego. He will be an ass and bore people.

  18. 18
    stank Says:

    I won’t be watching any of it. Gerard Butler looks like a fat, old dope. Megan always looks like she’s trying to pick her nose with her tongue. Drew is sooooooo last decade. Ryan is boring. U2 is overexposed. GaGa is a talentless hack. Regina’s ok and hell I forgot the last act.

  19. 19
    Willie B. Hardigan Says:

    ROLL ON OCTOBER 17TH

    I HAVE THE BOX OF TISSUES AND HAND LOTION ON THE NIGHT STAND READY FOR THE HISTORIC EVENT.

  20. 20
    Kelly Says:

    Alright! A lot of followers have requested SNL to have Robert Pattinson as the guest host for the past year and so far they have put these undeserving people as guests with no explanation as why are they in the show??? Hello? I have no interest watching Drew Barrymore nor Megan Fox making a fool of themselves as I know that they don’t need SNL to do that. They make a fool of themselves with their fashion sense, comments on interviews and their wierdo press publicity pics. Gerry is tolerable and Ryan started as a comedian on TV so that’s fine. Twillighters should petition SNL to have RPattz on TV as it’s about time that other non-Twilight fans see what is the hoopla about him. Robert is a real talent and he is the hottest commodity right now and SNL is missing this chance for not considering having him as a host.

  21. 21
    Stacy Says:

    Let’s see how long it takes for the paps to have Shakira and Gerard dating.

    NEWFLASH! Jennifer Anniston have nasty breakup fight over his new love Shakira.

    I’m taking bets!

  22. 22
    becca Says:

    DEFINITELY looking forward to Drew. Not expecting much from Megan… maybe she will surprise us all and be funny.
    Ryan should be good. Don’t know what to expect from Gerard.
    Good line-up, though.

  23. 23
    Foxisms Says:

    Megan Fox….
    Now that was will an unintentionally funny f**** show. she has more ******-isms than George W. Bush.

  24. 24
    hope Says:

    Oh my gooodd, YAY! All of my favorite people packed into four weeks! I’m so excited!

  25. 25
    Peach Says:

    Well I’ll have to change the channel when Plastic Megan Fox is on – but I like the rest.

  26. 26
    mimi Says:

    I like Megan Fox.
    She is not like all the pathetic submissive actress who would never criticize the industry and directors that tried to exploit and hurt them.
    .
    Go Megan!

  27. 27
    Love Megan Says:

    Someone is posting only bad pics of Megan Fox.
    Could be the work of Huvane.Megan has New movie
    same week as Jen Aniston.

  28. 28
    liz Says:

    I cannot wait to see Gerard!!!! See a new photo from LAC at gerardbutler.net he has his shirt off, and you can see the “thumbspots”…nice abs, too!!!!

    He will be great on SNL!!!! Will he put on a kilt? do a spoof of “300″ or “Phantom of the Opera” or “Dracula 2000″? Will he sing? Will he do a salsa with Shakira? Will they parody JA and his romance? He’ll be great !!!!!!!!

    Drew? Ugh. Megan? Pretty, but duh? Ryan” he’s Canadian for God’s sake..go back home!! (he has a nice physique,but little eyes too close together, and he was once engaged to slug-haired Alanis)
    Give me handsome, funny, naughty Gerard!

  29. 29
    Carolyn Says:

    lady gaga! can’t wait! haha no i love snl, doesn’t matter who’s hosting, watch it every saturday!

  30. 30
    Oh no! Says:

    I hope Gerry can get out of Jennifer’s bed in time to do the show? He might be ‘pumping’ her so hard that he forget he has a show to present. I’m so worried. Maybe they can host the show together, live, from Jennifer’s bedroom. Then AniBut can get it together during the commercial breaks.

    Phew! I feel less worried now. SNL, can you arrange this?

  31. 31
    damien Says:

    deffo watch em all! :D

  32. 32
    crystal Says:

    Wow after 10 years of being a huge fan, my man Gerard Butler is showing the world what a real Hollywood star looks like.

  33. 33
    wTF? Says:

    @liz:

    Drew? Ugh. Megan? Pretty, but duh? Ryan” he’s Canadian for God’s sake..go back home!! (he has a nice physique,but little eyes too close together, and he was once engaged to slug-haired Alanis)
    ————————-

    You criticize Ryan for being Canadian and say that he should go back home, but Gerard WHO IS SCOTTISH is okay?
    You make Butler’s fans look bad.

  34. 34
    retrovix Says:

    damn i love U2…now i have to see it…CRAP.

  35. 35
    lakers fan in boston Says:

    i wanna see the ryan reynolds, he’s actually funny
    and i wouldnt mind seeing shakiras and geralds

  36. 36
    Lisa Says:

    Wonder why JA was trying so hard to not be seen last night after her dinner with GB.

    He seemed to not care that he was seen getting into his car & leaving but she was all sneaky getting in the back & being driven away.

  37. 37
    marvin Says:

    awesome !!! :) i’ll watch them all !

  38. 38
    gillianfey Says:

    October 17th gala event, Gerard Butler on SNL. Not usually on my list of TV shows to watch the last few years, but I won’t miss this one. Law Abiding Citizen on the 16th. What a weekend.

  39. 39
    him? really? Says:

    audience members should take raincoats with them on 10/17. it’ll be raining blubber and spittle all night. kinda like a Blitzkrieg for fat fvckers

  40. 40
    Maria Says:

    Well, I am so looking forward to Gerry on SNL. I quit watching that show on a regular basis years ago when it became UNfunny most of the time. But, of course, I’ll make an exception because of Gerry. I can’t figure why they waited so long to have him as the host. He’s the perfect choice. Gorgeous, smart and funny.

    I’ll also probably watch Drew. She’s a sweetheart. Adore her, and her family history is awesome for us Old Hollywood addicts. One of the funniest bits I’ve seen from SNL in moons was shown on YouTube. That was when Kate Hudson (pretty sure it was her) did the imitation of Drew. Kate nailed it.

  41. 41
    MIHAY Says:

    The writing on SNL has gone down steadily over the years. I can’t even get through an entire episode anymore but I dig Gerard so I will watch his. Even if the writing sucks, then I will still have Gerard to drool over.

  42. 42
    curious cat Says:

    @stacy#21. Well, well well. You beat me to the punch. When WILL the GB/Shakira romance rumours start? Last I knew her engagement to whatsisname from the Caribbean was off because HE stepped out on her. Don’t know what happened since in the way of new men, haven’t kept up with her. I didn’t think hosting SNL was exactly a step up for Hollywood types. I thought it was a training ground for budding comedians and the guest appearances a bit of a rescue bin for the flagging careers of fading stars, or those crab-walking slowly sideways at the fringes of their fame, trying to stay in the public eye. The show is sometimes funny and sometimes embarrassingly unfunny and inane. It doesn’t seem to be the cutting edge show it once was in its hip heyday. Some of the regulars have been great at what they do, but that takes them out and on to bigger careers, e.g. Tina Fey and many before her. It never seemed like a serious star building vehicle for a guest, just a brief repast. But I guess money is money and exposure is exposure. What do I know anyway? the older I get, the less I know. I continue to feel there is something strange and oddly off kilter about GB’s U.S. career “progression” since “300.” Not natural growth as an actor but artificially orchestrated as a celebrity “stud. hottie, beefcake,” etc. I am not the first or the only one to say it. Shakira, last I saw statistics, is the 4th highest earning female singer in the world, tri-lingual (at least) and from what I’ve obseved, far more intelligent than she is often given credit for. She can take care of herself, I feel sure, against SNL or any wayward wolves licking their chops at her door. No insider knowledge here, just gut instinct to various things I’ve read.

  43. 43
    Debbie Says:

    Lisa ~36

    He does this with all his women. It’s so it can be reported that ‘he left alone’. It makes more bankable and appealing to his fans if he is thought of as ‘single’. Which is OK, is you want to play that game.

    What really happens is that he either leaves by one door, and his date, another. Or he or his date leaves 5 -15 minutes earlier. In either case, they will always meet up later. In LA, friends and I, have seen him do this routine on many occasions, and I assume others have too. Whereas the fans think “awwwww, poor baby, he left alone. Lets mother him’.

  44. 44
    aleia Says:

    come on SNL.. can’t you get RPattz?.. the ratings would skyrocket

  45. 45
    off kilter too Says:

    @curious cat: Hi Curious Cat – just put into words what I was thinking. Far from the ‘best night of the year’ thoughts about Gerard Butler on SNL in October, I am puzzled why on earth he is doing it? I am strangely left anxious and sickened by the prospect.

    I, like you, wonder what the hell he is doing with his career post ’300′. It seems like he is set on squandering all that he has worked for, in order to become a ‘Hollywood Hottie, Stud etc etc’ and be a ‘celebrity for the sake of celebrity’! The fangirls won’t care, as they think that he is hilarious anyway, but some real fans (of the actor) could have cause for disappointment with the new career path.

    As you said, these concerns have been said before by cleverer and more illustrious commentators than me. But far from leaping for joy here, I am curiously disappointed and saddened by him.

  46. 46
    self-serving Says:

    @Debbie: Gerry only leaves alone so as to not let his other “dates” know he’s seeing someone else. He’s been doing this for years.

  47. 47
    #46 Says:

    Right, that’s what my friends from LA have told me as well. He’s never seeing one woman exclusively (although some of them might think or hope they are exclusive or will be one day) but always several girls at the same time. Sometimes they actually do know about each other when they’re in the same circle. But he doesn’t care about that. They can take it or leave it. He just doesn’t want it to become public so he can go on saying “Nooooo, I’m not a womanizer”. LMAO

  48. 48
    liz Says:

    I checked out some sites that mentioned other SNL guest hosts over the years…Some of your comments as to why Gerry is doing it?
    First, he always watched SNL in Scotland, and dreamed of being on it one day. (interviews)Secondly, on the sites aforementioned, some really big stars have been hosts: Robert DeNiro, Tom Hanks, Charlize Theron, Madonna, Britney Spears, and great sports stars suchas Derek Jeter, Peyton Manning, etc. It’s a gas for them and their egos! He’ll get to do skits, be a comedian(he loves to make people laugh, as we all know), get into weird costumes, and get audience feedback. he was just mentioning in the past week or so that he longed to get back to live theatre. I just hope that he has some imput…his naughty, raunchy, funny mind should create some really intertaining moments. And the four stars and their musical guest who are hosting the first four shows of the new season are all hot right now…so Lorne Michaels must thin that Gerry is “hot”! I concur!

  49. 49
    hohoho Says:

    The last time I watched SNL was when Palin was on and Fey’s impersonation of her. I missed the Phil Hartman and Chris Farley days. I wonder if the show would let Gerry do impromptu or all is scripted. Either way I will be def. watching it. Didn’t Gerry mention in one of his earlier interviews with Leno that he had always wanted to be a stand-up comedian? He def. has his heart on comedies from the start and he has proven he has the talent for the genre too.

  50. 50
    curious cat Says:

    @offkilter#48
    Yep. There are bound to be rumors about GB and Shakira if they appear on the same show. Shakira is smarter than some give her credit for, a Colombian belly dancing, a multi-ethnic Latin singing superstar who speaks Spanish, English, Arabic, Portuguese and Italian and seems to have her career well in hand. She is behind only Madonna, Celine Dion and Barbara Streisand as a top-earning female singing star. She does charity stuff too and is very political. She also attended classes at UCLA quietly under her real name so as not to attract attention as a celebrity, which favorably impressed me. For a long time she was engaged to Antonio de la Rua, son of the former president of Argentina. Year or two ago, there were rumors of trouble in the love nest, but I haven’t seen anything lately of either a breakup or a marriage or any other man. But then I don’t follow celebrities nonstop and Shakira doesn’t seem to advertise her personal life but has answered questions directly when asked. As in, maybe we’ll get married one day and maybe not.
    I mention this only because someone else brought up the possibility of GB/Shakira gossip in advance of the SNL show.
    Shakira doesn’t seem like a woman who will let herself be trifled with for the sake of press coverage. Of course, I could be wrong, often am. Where is smart Stinky Louise weighing in in on all this? This issue is of utmost importance.

  51. 51
    curious cat Says:

    offkilter 45
    sorry I mistyped your number. I understand your anxiety, sadness and disappointment. We have expectations of people who seem great, and they disappoint. We need different heroes.

  52. 52
    Stinkylouise Says:

    How did I manage to miss a new thread? Real life can be so inconvenient sometimes.LOL!
    So Gerry will host SNL? This should have happened when 300 was released.But if it helps promote LAC, why not.
    G and Shakira? Let the rumours begin, LOL. But I seriously doubt she would be interested in him.She is extremely successful in her own right and doesn’t need a faux hook-up to sell her album.She doesn’t appear to bother with that kind of nonsense.
    Now, here’s something interesting. Guess who’s going to be in NY in Oct. shooting a film? Priyanka Chopra. THIS should be interesting!

  53. 53
    lol Says:

    Ihe Indian press will work overtime linking them again, LOL. But it will be interesting to see if the US tabloids will pick up on the story this time as well, I think when he was in India it was never mentioned in the US rags. Which shows that the US tabloids aren’t really interested in him or his dating habits unless it’s with an US A lister. TMZ didn’t even bother putting the story about him and that girl this week on their website.

  54. 54
    the survey says.... Says:

    Now since we have the pictures GB and Ryan Reynolds side by side, let’s do a survey. Who is better looking and who has better personality? Gerard or Ryan?

  55. 55
    hot salsa Says:

    May be Gerry and Shakira will do salsa. wink wink

  56. 56
    survey Says:

    #54: Don’t know anything about Ryan’s personality, but the fact that he was with Alanis Morrissette and now is with Scarlett Johansson proves that his taste in women is even worse than GBs.

  57. 57
    Stinkylouise Says:

    @lol- The US tabloids will read:
    GERRY CHEATS ON JEN WITH MYSTERY WOMAN!
    JEN DUMPED AGAIN! etc……etc…..etc……LOL!
    That will be the extent of their interest. The Bollywood press will be all over this. Fun times ahead.

  58. 58
    curious cat Says:

    @ Stinky Louise! I knew you wouldn’t fail us! We seem to agree on Shakira too. Let the good times roll. :)

  59. 59
    Lisa Says:

    @#46:

    LOL 46, so GB has always got at least 2-3 women on the go at the same time.

    So this Bollywood woman will really make this big an impact when she shoots some film stuff here?
    I read that they are just friends & although the press over there wanted to make it more it never was.

  60. 60
    Stinkylouise Says:

    I don’t know about impact per se, but it could be alot of fun.
    G will be in NY for SNL at the same time she’s filming. Since they are friends,they’ll probably meet up at some point.The Bollywood press will make a big deal out of it and the US tabloids will say that Jen has been dumped yet again. And JJ posters will love it!

  61. 61
    TerrySb Says:

    Ok so personal opinion:
    Megan Fox – Ugghhhh!!!!!!
    Lady Gaga – WEIRD!!! But interesting
    Ryan Reynolds – Funny!
    U2 – Change the Record!!!
    Drew Barrymore – Cool
    Reginia Spektor – Never Heard Of Her
    Gerard Butler – AWESOME!!!!!
    Shakira – Ah Yeah!!!

  62. 62
    TerrySb Says:

    Ok so personal opinion:
    Megan Fox – Ugghhhh!!!!!!
    Lady Gaga – WEIRD!!! But interesting
    Ryan Reynolds – Funny!
    U2 – Change the Record!!!
    Drew Barrymore – Cool
    Reginia Spektor – Never Heard Of Her
    Gerard Butler – AWESOME!!!!!
    Shakira – Ah Yeah!!!

  63. 63
    margaret Says:

    No … sounds boring! Except I like Regina Spektor, might watch for that.

  64. 64
    No thanks GB... Says:

    S hakira is all of FIVE FEET TALL – I know her.
    He won’t be into her bc she looks like a pygmy.
    He likes amazons. women he can “show off.”

    She is tiny dimunitive and actually…not all that cute in person. Just average.

  65. 65
    Monica Says:

    Regina Spektor and Drew Barrymore!
    F Yes! I am soo watching this.
    One of my two favorite people plus SNL cast…. It’s going to be magic.

  66. 66
    lydia Says:

    Does anyone know why Andy wasnt in the epsoide when Gerard Buttler???@Amanda:

  67. 67
    lydia Says:

    Does anyone know why Andy wasnt on the epsoide with Gerard Buttler??

  68. 68
    rotcel Says:

    hi! I am very dissapointed in some of these actors. Gerard Butler made us believe he was a nice-woman- lover -normal joker-guy ; but in reality he turned out to be misoginistic and psicotic man who cannot stand to be talked to and hated acting more than he hates women actresses and that is saying an understatement. (He hates them actresses 10 fold just as he hates acting )
    I think I met him once ( Nobody will believe in which conditions I found myself in) and this person acted more like mean and would not understand what a real normal behavior can do to improve a situation that is caotic already. Men who have too many muscles and look good on camera cannot think of themselves as gods because they are probably just like the rest of humanity. I thought this person would make everyone feel safe because his a great personality on tvbut that is not his real persona. People should get to understand he is extrememly volatile and irrational and cannot hold a normal conversation whith nobody with good intentions . I have a very bad image of him.

  69. 69
    rotcel Says:

    hi! I am very dissapointed in some of these actors. Gerard Butler made us believe he was a nice-woman- lover -normal joker-guy ; but in reality he turned out to be misoginistic and psicotic man who cannot stand to be talked to and hated acting more than he hates women actresses and that is saying an understatement. (He hates them actresses 10 fold just as he hates acting )
    I think I met him once ( Nobody will believe in which conditions I found myself in) and this person acted more like mean and would not understand what a real normal behavior can do to improve a situation that is caotic already. Men who have too many muscles and look good on camera cannot think of themselves as gods because they are probably just like the rest of humanity. I thought this person would make everyone feel safe because his a great personality on tvbut that is not his real persona. People should get to understand he is extrememly volatile and irrational and cannot hold a normal conversation whith nobody with good intentions . I have a very bad image of him.

  70. 70
    Trenty Brody Wilson Says:

    as long as they wear underwear (not Drew) NO BOXERS! I’ll watch (east coast please post caps if there any!)

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