Saturday Night Live Books Russell Brand, Chris Brown

The rookies will reign supreme on Saturday Night Live later this month.

NBC announced Tuesday that Katy Perry’s better half, Russell Brand, will act as first-time host on the February 12 episode of SNL, along with fellow first-timer Chris Brown (as musical guest).

Brand is currently promoting (albeit a bit early) his animated feature Hop, out April 1, and the remake of Arthur, which also stars Helen Mirren, out April 8.

Brown’s fourth album “F.A.M.E.” is scheduled for a March 22 release.

Stepping in as host of SNL this Saturday is a star who is anything but a rookie, longtime cast member (and four-time host), Dana Carvey. Linkin Park will perform in the February 5 episode.

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16 Comments
  1. eddie says:

    Sounds good, i like him. but im just waiting for a report that sais jason segel is hosting, that would be awesome!

  2. MonkeyFace says:

    Ugh….Chris Brown? Pass.

    Russell Brand, good choice.

    • MDEP says:

      Seriously thinking about passing on this ep, since I cannot even listen to a Chris Brown song, never mind having to watch him, but I do like Russell Brand… I guess I can always watch the skits the next day online.

      • Amber says:

        I wonder if SNL and NBC will face any backlash for having Brown. I personally think he is way worse than anything on Skins. But no, the one time someone should say something, they probably won’t. Not that I’m on board with that Nazi watchdog group of protesters, but at least if they were complaining about this I’d understand.

        • chianne says:

          You and so many others are summarily branding this young man based on ONE grave lapse of control that happened 2 years ago when he was nineteen years old. You don’t know his history before or after that incident. He never did anything violent before that, and he has been a model of integrity since it happened. His probation judge has the highest praise for him. He is a decent kid who was caught in the pressure-cooker of fame-too-young, committed one act of brutality, and will always be paying for it in the damage its done to his image. But he perservers with his music, and he’s becoming the #1 RnB artist of the decade. He has had a year of counseling and is trying to move on. Please find it in your heart to let him.

  3. Jason says:

    Chris Brown? Come on, SNL, you’re better than that. Giving this turd any airtime will only hurt your reputation. No one wants to acknowledge an angry, idiotic woman-beater. Geez, I’d rather see Ashlee Simpson lip-sync that this has-been. That’s just sickening.

    • chianne says:

      An “angry, idiotic woman-beater”? Again – you and so many others are branding this young man based on ONE grave lapse of control that happened 2 years ago when he was nineteen years old. He never did anything violent before that, and he has been a model of integrity since it happened. His probation judge has the highest praise for him. He is a decent kid who was caught in the pressure-cooker of fame-too-young, committed one act of brutality, and will always be paying for it in the damage its done to his image. But he dedicates himself to his music, and he’s becoming the #1 RnB artist of the decade. He has had a year of counseling and is trying to move on. Please find it in your heart to let him.

      • Robin says:

        Srsly? You think NBC should be featuring this guy on live television?

        “The affidavit says their dispute began in a car Brown was driving when Rihanna became upset about a three-page text message on Brown’s phone, sent by another woman. Brown allegedly pulled over and tried to force Rihanna from the car, then “shoved her head against the passenger window of the vehicle,” and went on to punch her repeatedly as he resumed driving. The affidavit says that Rihanna then tried to call her personal assistant on her cell phone, pretending to leave a message saying, “I’m on my way home. Make sure the cops are there when I get there,” at which point Brown allegedly told Rihanna, “You just did the stupidest thing ever. Now I’m really going to kill you.” The affidavit goes on to graphically describe how Brown allegedly bit Rihanna’s ear and fingers, continued to deliver a “barrage of punches” on her arm, legs, and face, and put her in a headlock, causing her to nearly lose consciousness.”

  4. Chris says:

    Hate the idea of both Russel Brand and Chris Brown in the same SNL episode!!! RB sucked hosting the VMAs twice in a row!!!! Though I do like the idea of Dana Carvey hosting SNL this week!!!

  5. Michael says:

    Gee, I wonder if Russell (or anyone else on the show for that matter) will be making any Chris Brown jokes.

  6. Kirsten says:

    The incident that happened with Chris Brown happened two years ago and people still can’t get over it? I actually look forward to him performing because essentially that’s why I like him-he’s a great performer. Charlie Sheen beat both of his wives and he doesn’t lose work, but God forbid Chris Brown trying to do his job after being blacklisted by the industry for an incident that happened 2 years ago. He’s payed his debt to society, so as long as he doesn’t commit murder, or rape anyone, he’s okay in my book.

  7. Richard says:

    I think it is a shame after such a published and brutal assault by Chris Brown on Rihanna, he now gets a chance to perform in front of millions of people and move on with his life and career without any consequences.

  8. Joanna says:

    Get over it because it happened two years ago? This wasn’t one punch, he brutally attacked her and clearly intended to kill her. That’s not something anyone should “get over” if he had killed her no one would forgive him, but because it was an “almost” no one cares anymore. He’s a pathetic excuse for a human being and I’m dissapointed SNL supported him. And frankly it was awkward having him appear on the show with russel brand, who seems as though he wouldn’t think highly of chris.

  9. Alex says:

    Everybody deserves a second chance. What Chris Brown did to Rihanna was a horrible thing. It was a huge mistake on Brown’s part, but it was just that, a MISTAKE. He’s been trying to make up for what he did, when he was only 19, ever since. In the past two years he’s done anything and everything to apologize. Plus you don’t have to like him to like his music and performing. He is one of the best performers out there so it’s really not surprising that SNL would want him to perform on their show. Plus the controversy was bound to draw in more viewers even if it wasn’t that good of a show.

  10. Ose says:

    Give it a rest you guys!!Hello 2 years ago!!!and what do you mean “without any consequences”..Last I checked he got probation and he admitted to being sorry didn’t he? And he went for therapy?Its time for him to move on with his life!What would you rather have him do?sit down and tell a sob story?
    Way to go SNL..Chris Brown Rocks!

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