TV Junkie: Betty White to Host 'SNL'; LA Misses Out on a First; Nomar to Commentate?
Success: After several posts here on LAist, a Facebook page, and other internet buzz, Betty White will be hosting the May 8th, yes, the Mother's Day edition, of "Saturday Night Live".
#fail: Los Angeles, entertainment capital of the world, failed to provide a citizen to step up to the plate to buy the first 3D home entertainment system. That "honor" goes to the Manhattan borough of New York City where the first system, by Panasonic, was sold at a Best Buy on a recent but unspecified date. It might be argued that whomever bought the nearly $3000 hunk of soon-to-be-outdated silicon is an idiot, but judging by all the Ed Hardy-wearing and Escalade-driving Angelinos we see, it was just luck of the draw.
Like baseball? How do you feel about ESPN immediately announcing upon Nomar Garciaparra's retirement today that he will be stepping in as a commentator in the upcoming season of "Baseball Tonight" and certain games. Have you seen Garciaparra in press conferences? Unless he's been undergoing speaking and presentation tutoring 24/7 for the last year, we think this might be a shaky assignment for him.
New episode of "Community" tonight - be sure to see our interviews with cast and creator at PaleyFest.
The TV Junkie: @aots, "Community", "Parks and Recreation", "The Office", "30 Rock", "Important Things With Demetri Martin", "The Sarah Silverman Program", "Chelsea Lately", "Watch What Happens: Live", Fallon (Michael Moore, Chris Hardwick; Broken Bells)