Music-wise, it’s been a pretty stellar year for “Saturday Night Live,” with memorable sets from Kanye West, Kings of Leon, Rihanna, Katy Perry and Arcade Fire.
But things will heat up even more in December, when the venerable weekend sketch show rounds out the year with a trio of heavy-hitting host/performer pairings. The most anticipated will be the December 18 show, which The Hollywood Reporter reported will feature five-time musical guest [artist id=”502642″]Eminem[/artist] performing the song “No Love” alongside [artist id=”510062″]Lil Wayne[/artist], who will be making his second appearance on the show.
As of right now, the slot will be Weezy’s first major TV performance since his release from prison earlier this month.
The host that night will be “Tron Legacy” and “True Grit” star Jeff Bridges, who last hosted the show 27 years ago with his brother, fellow actor Beau Bridges, marking the longest gap between hosting duties in the show’s history.
Paul Rudd will make his second tour of duty as host December 11 to promote “How Do You Know,” on a night when Paul McCartney will take the “SNL” stage for the third time.
And coming up on December 4 will be third-time host Robert De Niro and Diddy-Dirty Money, appearing to promote the trio’s long-delayed Last Train to Paris disc. De Niro will be promoting “Little Fockers,” which is due December 22.
This Saturday’s show will be hosted by Anne Hathaway, with musical guest Florence and the Machine.
Which “SNL” host or musical guest are you most looking forward to? Let us know in the comments!