Entertainment Elon Musk's Upcoming 'SNL' Hosting Gig Met With Scorn: 'Bafflingly Terrible' Idea
'SNL': Kid Cudi Pays Tribute to Kurt Cobain, Chris Farley With Bold Fashion Statements
Kid Cudi had the internet abuzz with his fashion-forward performance as the musical guest on "Saturday Night Live" — with two looks that were an apparent tribute to the late grunge rocker Kurt Cobain. First, the singer performed the song "Tequila Shots" wearing a T-shirt with a photo of the late "SNL" cast member Chris Farley, who died in 1997 at age 33 of a drug overdose. Cudi also wore a green cardigan that recalled the one that Cobain — who died by suicide at age 27 in 1994 — had worn during his band Nirvana's "MTV Unplugged" performance the year before.
NBC surprised pretty much everyone on Saturday with its announcement that Elon Musk would be hosting the next episode of "Saturday Night Live" on May 8, a decision that was met with a resounding, "No, no, no, no, no, no, no."
Musk, who is known as the founder and CEO of both Tesla and SpaceX, will be the first non-actor or athlete to host the longrunning sketch comedy series since Donald Trump in the fall of 2016. At that time, Trump was still just a candidate for president and that decision was met with a lot of scrutiny.
Musk, who has come under fire over the past year for seemingly downplaying the severity COVID-19 pandemic (and has a history of making controversial statements), is being met with a similar level of disdain.
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The "Delete Forever" singer debuted her unique new back tattoo on Instagram Sunday "Don't have a good pic cuz it hurts too much and I need to sleep haha, and it'll be red for a few wks , but gna be beautiful alien scars," Grimes wrote of her new ink in the caption of her post. "Hope everyone's having a good day ????," she added. Grimes earned compliments in the comments section of her post from some of her famous followers, including fellow singers Princess Nokia and Ashnikko, TikTok star Bella Poarch and makeup artist Paige Piskin.
One Twitter user described the move as one of "desperation" and added, "Did NBC force Lorne Michaels to have Elon Musk host? Or threaten to replace SNL with 'Apprentice' reruns?"
Here's a look at some of the reactions, most of which are negative. Though we should point out that not everyone was unhappy. Musk does have a pretty big following among the Bitcoin and Robinhood investor crowd.
Musk's episode will have Miley Cyrus as the musical guest. This will be her sixth time in that capacity.
It's been a big year for first-time hosts. Along with Musk, "SNL's" other rookie emcees include John Krasinski, Dan Levy,, Nick Jonas, , and .
What Elon Musk and SNL want from each other .
Tech mogul Elon Musk will host Saturday Night Live this weekend despite rumblings from critics and even some cast members. Jackson Weaver looks at the rationale for the controversial booking.The answer to that question (whether inviting the third-richest person on the planet to host a show that primarily welcomes entertainers and athletes is better or worse) has already stirred debate, criticism and a social media firestorm.