Following Christopher Walken's appearance, Saturday Night Live
invites yet another perennial favorite. On tonight's episode, Ashton Kutcher
returns to the satire series for his third hosting appearance.
Kutcher, who stars in the upcoming romantic comedy What Happens in Vegas
with Cameron Diaz, is popularly known for playing dim-witted pretty-boy Michael Kelso on the television series That '70s Show
. After his stint on the long-running comedy, the 30-year-old actor has remained in the television circuit, creating and producing shows like MTV's Punk'd
and Beauty and the Geek
and the new mid-season comedy series Miss Guided
. He is known for his roles in films such as Dude, Where's My Car?
, Just Married
, A Lot Like Love
, The Butterfly Effect
, and The Guardian
As the host of Saturday Night Live
, Kutcher first captured the crowd in 2003 along with musical guest 50 Cent, and then reprised his hosting duties in 2005 with musical guest Gwen Stefani. But long before he served as a host, he first came on the show in 2001 in an episode in which Billy Bob Thornton and Creed appeared. Unfortunately, his name was not included in the credits.
Joining Kutcher is critically acclaimed musical guest Gnarls Barkley. As part of their Saturday Night Live
debut, Gnarls Barkley will perform "The Odd Couple" from their recently released CD. Gnarls Barkley is a two-person musical group consisting of multi-instrumentalist and producer Danger Mouse (Brian Burton) from New York, and rapper/vocalist Cee-Lo Green (Thomas Callaway) from Atlanta. The pair burst onto the music scene in 2006 with their ubiquitous single "Crazy" which topped the charts in the U.K. before blowing up in the U.S., leading to the release of their Grammy-winning debut album "St. Elsewhere."
Gnarls Barkley has garnered awards at MTV's European Music Awards 2006 in Copenhagen for their song “Crazy” in the Best Song category and for the Future of Sounds category. The duo has also won two Grammy awards in 2007 for Best Urban/Alternative Performance and Best Alternative Music Album.
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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