It seems some people aren’t finding Nemo to be all that fun.
As the East Coast braces for the worst from the winter storm and airports continue to cancel flights, some entertainment events are managing to go on as planned, while others are playing it safe and postponing.
MTV News can confirm that the Justin Bieber-headlined “Saturday Night Live” will take place as scheduled. “We will start giving the tickets out at 6 p.m. intermittently until 11 p.m. tonight,” an “SNL” rep told MTV News. “In addition, we always pass out soup to the stand-by line in cold months and will be doing so today.”
New York is weathering the storm in other places as well. Madison Square Garden is staying open Friday, which means anyone with tickets to the Passion Pit, Matt & Kim and Icona Pop show will still be able to attend if they choose. Broadway shows will continue to go on as planned, according to a rep for the Broadway League who spoke to The Hollywood Reporter.Justin Bieber shrugs off Nemo for “SNL.”
There is some bad news for those shooting in NYC: The city is pulling film permits Saturday, which will affect any production affiliated with Fashion Week and other projects, including the musical “Black Nativity” and the doc “Year of the Quarterback,” among others. So far, the Marc Jacobs show is the only Fashion Week event that has been rescheduled due to the storm, showing Thursday instead of Monday, Women’s Wear Daily confirms.
On the other hand, Boston is nearly shut down due to the weather. Several shows in the area, including concerts with Daughtry and Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, have rescheduled their shows to a later date, and a number of AMC movie theaters in the Boston area have decided to close.Will Nemo affect “Identity Thief” at the box office?
The storm is set to hit the East Coast the same weekend the Grammy Awards will take place in Los Angeles on Sunday night. But a rep confirmed that the show will go on without any major talent issues. “We’re good,” a spokesperson said. “Most of our folks already are in town, and we’re proceeding as planned.”
With some time on their hands, celebrities have been tweeting about the storm on Friday, but none as often as Bieber.
On Friday afternoon, as the storm began to pick up in NYC, Bieber even had a surprise for his fans outside “SNL,” in addition to all that soup. He tweeted, “everyone outside be safe. enjoy the pizza ;) #BIEBERonSNL.”
Also in NYC is former “Hills” star Lo Bosworth, who wrote, “Looks like the sky is dumping a bubble bath all over Manhattan the snow is so big and fluffy.” “Twilight” actress Ashley Greene also felt the same way, writing, “Snow is amazing… When I’m watching it from inside my NYC apartment.”
Meanwhile, actress Eliza Dushku is in Boston, where the storm hit hard, and she tweeted a photo of the pandemonium of grocery shopping before a storm: “#Boston #blizzard grocery lines tonight! Cambridge St. #aZOO#circus #clusterfu**”
But perhaps no one is as upset by the storm’s name than “Finding Nemo” star Albert Brooks. “They have named this new Nor’easter Nemo. I am not looking for it,” he wrote.