'Office' Star to Host 'Saturday Night Live' Season Finale
'Office' Star to Host 'Saturday Night Live' Season Finale
Kris De Leon
Kris De Leon
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
Saturday Night Live attempts to close out the season in style.  After booking Shia LeBoeuf and rock band My Morning Jacket on last week's episode, the variety sketch comedy employs the hilarious antics of The Office star Steve Carell.

Returning for his second hosting stint, Carell has been celebrated as America's funniest man on the cover of Life Magazine.  He has earned critical acclaim and has received the 2006 Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in Television Comedy for the leading role of Michael Scott in the remake of Britain's existential comedy The Office.

On the silver screen, Carell has starred in films like Bruce Almighty, Anchorman, The 40 Year-Old Virgin, Little Miss Sunshine, Evan Almighty, which is the sequel to Bruce Almighty, Dan in Real Life and Horton Hears a Who! This year, he'll be starring in film adaptation of Mel Brooks and Buck Henry's hit 1960s spy parody television show Get Smart.  Additionally, he has also been cast in the upcoming movie High T, which is expected to hit theaters in 2009.  Carell is presently married to Saturday Night Live alumna Nancy Walls, whom he met when she was a student in an improv class he was teaching at The Second City.

Joining Carell in the season finale of Saturday Night Live is multiple Grammy Award-winning musical guest Usher.  This 29-year-old pop singer has risen to fame in the mid-late 1990s and has sold approximately 30 million albums worldwide to date.  He is part owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers National Basketball Association franchise and has his own record label, US Records.

Usher's current number 1 single "Love In This Club" is ruling the charts, currently dominating as the number 1 pop airplay single in the country and is certified platinum.  The track is from his upcoming album "Here I Stand" which is expected to follow in the footsteps of his previous blockbuster releases the 9-times-platinum "Confessions."


-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: NBC
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