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Debra Messing Shades Kim Kardashian’s Upcoming ‘SNL’ Hosting Gig
Debra Messing Shades Kim Kardashian’s Upcoming ‘SNL’ Hosting Gig Not a fan? After Saturday Night Live announced that Kim Kardashian is set to host an upcoming October episode, Debra Messing publicly questioned the casting decision. Most Memorable ‘Saturday Night Live’ Hosts Over the Years Read article “Why Kim Kardashian? I mean, I know she is a cultural icon, but SNL has hosts, generally, who are performers who are there to promote a film, TV show, or album launch,” the Will and Grace alum, 53, tweeted on Wednesday, September 22, alongside an article about season 47 of the sketch show.
celebrated the news on Wednesday that she would host an upcoming episode of .
But Will & Grace star Debra Messing seemed to be puzzled by Kim's high-profile gig in a tweet fired off later in the day.
The 53-year-old comic actress seemed to wonder if the 40-year-oldstar would fit in with other more traditional performers.
'Why Kim Kardashian?' Messing mused in her tweet. 'I mean, I know she is a cultural icon, but SNL has hosts, generally, who are performers who are there to promote a film, TV Show, or album launch.
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'Am I missing something?' she added.
Although the sitcom star added flatteringly that Kim was a 'cultural icon,' it wasn't clear if she was shading Kim for not be a performer, or for not having anything new to promote.
Although her long-running reality series KUWTK came to an end back in June, she isn't exactly giving up on reality stardom.
Kim and the rest of the Kardashian–Jenner clan will be taking new content to Hulu in the near future, though they've remained vague about what form their next ventures will take.
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At Disney’s Investors Day earlier this year, it was announced that the family's new reality content would likely premiere later this year, so she may be ready to make an announcement by the time she hosts SNL.
In April, her mother Kris Jenner told thethat the family hadn't 'really nailed down the exact format yet,' though they were 'working on it.'
'We’ll be on Hulu and hopefully thriving,' she said of the outlook for the next ten years, adding they would be 'doing what we love to do and being exactly where we’re supposed to be.'
Kim has also added that Scott Disick, who was one of the cast members who opposed ending KUWTK, will be joining the family for the new Hulu content.
Earlier this month, she told Ellen DeGeneres that she also hoped her sister Kourtney Kardashian's beau Travis Barker would also join them for filming.
Earlier on Wednesday, Kim celebrated the SNL announcement with an individual photo revealing she would be hosting the October 9 episode with Halsey as the musical guest.
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Despite her ongoing divorce from Kanye West, Kim hasn't moved to remove West as her last name, and the note in the announcement photo also featured the last name.
'OMFG no turning back now!!!! LOL,' she captioned the post.
The series is likely hoping for a ratings bump after it received its lowest ratings in a decade back in March, according to.
However, much of that ratings slump is likely due to the ongoing pandemic, and several other TV shows have experienced particularly poor ratings since last year.
Owen Wilson will be hosting the season opener on October 2 with Kacey Musgraves performing, while Ted Lasso star and recent Emmy winner Jason Sudeikis will host the October 23 episode.
Debra was most recent seen on the revival of her iconic sitcom Will & Grace, which debut in 2017 and ended its second run in April 2020.
'Saturday Night Live' Reveals First Hosts of Season 47 -- Including Kim Kardashian, Jason Sudeikis & More!
The new season of NBC's Emmy-winning sketch comedy series kicks off Oct. 2.Loki star Owen Wilson has been tapped to host the season 47 premiere on Oct. 2, and will be joined by musical guest Kacey Musgraves.
Messing has never appeared or host SNL.
Khloe Kardashian Shuts Down Rumors She Was Banned From Met Gala .
Khloe Kardashian Shuts Down Rumors She Was Banned From Met GalaOn Tuesday, September 28, the Good American cofounder, 37, spoke out against the rumors for the first time, letting fans know they shouldn’t always believe what they hear.