It’s been the unofficial summer of Megan Fox for sure, but don’t expect the starlet to disappear when the leaves begin to fall and sweaters reemerge from storage. Megan will be a constant on the publicity circuit into autumn as her Diablo Cody-penned horror flick “Jennifer’s Body” hits theaters in September. One rumored stop is the stage of “Saturday Night Live,” where according to Life & Style, Megan will host the 35th season premiere on September 26. Megan’s rumored “SNL” gig got us thinking about which other hot young things we’d like Lorne Michaels to line up for the coming season. After the jump, check out the Hollywood Crush-approved wish list of the top five emcees we want to see take the show’s stage.
1. Robert Pattinson
Fans have been petitioning for nearly a year to have the dashing Brit take the “SNL” stage. Though Lorne nixed the idea for last season, he did tell OK! magazine that he’d be open to having the “New Moon” star on the upcoming season. Paging Kristen Stewart: we’d also love to see you cameo!
2. Leighton Meester
For a series that launched a thousand text messages, you’d think “Gossip Girl” would get a few more XOs from the sketch comedy show. (Blake Lively did have a brief cameo in the odd digital short “Hey! (Murray Hill)” last season.) We respectfully nominate Queen Bee Leighton, who can pull double duty as host and musical guest alongside her “Good Girls Go Bad” collaborators Cobra Starship.
3. Chris Pine
After making a splash in this spring’s “Star Trek” movie, Chris , who celebrates his 29th birthday this week, was beamed to the “SNL” Weekend Update desk for a cameo alongside costar Zachary Quinto. But that just wasn’t enough. With Chris’ horror-thriller flick “Carriers” due out in September, we think it would logical to tap the hunk for a repeat performance.
4. Ashlee Simpson-Wentz
Remember 2004? When the economy was good? And Ashlee (without that hyphen) did that funny little jig on “SNL” after her backing track went haywire? Well, a hosting gig could finally put that whole, sordid affair to rest for the “Melrose Place” star. Maybe if Ashlee’s a really good sport, she’d even do a parody of herself.
5. Sam Worthington
To be honest, we have no idea whether the dashing Australian’s funny bone is anywhere near as big as his bicep. But even if it’s not, 1.5 hours with the 33-year-old “Avatar” star (without the $12.50 cineplex fee), couldn’t be all bad.
Click on any of the photos above to peruse our “SNL” wish list flipbook and then tell us: Who would you like to see host “SNL” during the coming season?