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Lindsay Lohan will be hosting "SNL" this weekend but what woman might be more worthy and do a better job?
This week a lot of people are asking why Lindsay Lohan is hosting "Saturday Night Live" on March 3rd and to some degree the question is justifiable: Lohan hasn't done a film in years and has only had a handful of TV guest spots, she's been in and out of jail and treatment programs, and her post-surgery face and body, splayed out in a pitiful homage to Marilyn Monroe in Playboy a couple months ago, look nothing like the girl that hosted SNL six years ago. Lohan is not a star of TV, film, or music, she is a spectacle in the same way a car accident is. Is NBC trying to help her out of the very deep hole she has dug for herself or are they are interested in selling tickets to the masses to peer down into that hole? Since NBC is a business, the answer is clear.
Obviously Lohan has some kind of connection with "SNL" creator Lorne Michaels, and it's his perogative to put whom he wants on his show. Lohan has been fortunate enough to be part of some memorable moments as SNL host (the Debbie Downer bloopers for example) and "SNL" is desperate to keep such moments happening on a regular basis. Michaels should be commended for putting plenty of women on as host this season (take a hint CBS) but here is a trio that could be considered more worthy of the honor than Lohan:
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File: Actor Christopher Walken attends the opening night party for ''A Behanding In Spokane'' on Broadway at Bar Americain on March 4, 2010 in New York City.
- Christopher Walken shares what he's learned about, um, everything. (Or at least golf, spaghetti, zoos and Dennis Hopper.) (Esquire)
- After all of their lessons on campaign finance, looking forward to "All I Really Need To Know I Learned From The Colbert Report" books. (The Atlantic Wire)
- TV Execs Are Out Of Ideas Department: The CW is picking up a new musical chairs reality show called "Oh Sit!" (Best Week Ever)
- Oh boy, they're working on a pilot with my favorite character from "Smallville," Green Arrow! (Thought I would say Superman, did you? You clearly don't know me.) Hopefully this one goes farther than the Wonder Woman pilot for NBC that never aired. (Ain't It Cool)
- Muppets Statler & Waldorf on the Critics Choice Awards. (The Mary Sue)
- Weird comic book-ized versions of Monsters, Inc. and Lilo & Stitch. (io9)
- The Hulk robbed a bank. (Or at least a guy in a Hulk mask.) No luck so far in apprehending him. Pro tip: Look for Bruce Banner. (Boing Boing)
- New Grooveshark phone app lets you listen to any song you want, at any time, on the go. (Lifehacker)
- A Words With Friends game saved this man's life, thanks to playing with a doctor. See, I'm not wasting my time, I'm doing what's right for my health. (The Daily What)
- A satellite map of all the trees in the United States. (Geekosystem)
- They're making a comic book of "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo," which I guess means an artist is drawing a lot of rape right about now. (The Beat)
- Jimmy Fallon as David Bowie combined with Tim Tebow? Yes, please. (Stereogum)
- Soooo should Microsoft be able to offer an "Avoid Crime-Ridden Areas" GPS feature? (Geekologie)
- Presented without comment: "Fewer Women Voters Know Basic Facts Than Men Voters" (The Atlantic Wire)
- And, one more weird kind of sexist thing: the classic comic book where Supergirl and Wonder Woman give up superheroing because it's too "manly." (Comic Book Resources)