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Adam Levine Is The Sexiest Man Alive – Or So Says People Magazine

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It’s that time of year again. Everything is gingerbread or pumpkin spice flavored, and People magazine is pissing people off with their pick for ‘The Sexiest Man Alive.’ Last year it was Channing Tatum, this year it’s Maroon 5 frontman, supermodel dater and coach of ‘The Voice,’ Adam Levine.

The news was leaked last week and already had people mad. No, Adam isn’t the sexiest dude out there, but why do these frivolous titles always bother people? He’s a safe choice, and not bad looking, but obviously not everyone’s cup of Starbucks. When people argue over who they think deserved the cover more, it’s always a white dude as equally as basic, or you know Idris Elba. I’m glad they photographed him with a beard, because he tends to look like an Archie character without it. While he might be something of a “charming douche,” he accepted it, so let him have it, because RyanGosling, as much as you might want him to, doesn’t want it.


As for the other dudes you can drool over in the special double issue, there is Idris, our “Late Night Boo” Jimmy Fallon, chart topper Bruno MarsChris PinePharrell WilliamsRonan FarrowJustin Theroux and soccer superstar David Beckham. The issue hits newsstands on Friday, November 22.

Jeremy Renner and Maroon 5 On ‘Saturday Night Live’


Jeremy Renner made a surprisingly good host for ‘SNL,’ showing off some hidden talents and delivering a pretty good show. I wasn’t sure what to expect from him, but this was a case where the writers put a little more effort into his sketches. If only they had did the same for another franchise star, Daniel Craig.

David Petraues and his affairs have been all over the news. It’s especially inexecapable seeing as how Paula Broadwell has been “hiding out” in her hometown of Charlotte and ‘SNL’ poked fun at the scandal in a number of ways. For the Cold Open, Cecily Strong played the writer, presenting the sordid details of her book on C-SPAN, of all places.  As she delves deeper into their sex life, everyone leaves except one creeper played by Fred Armisen. This story isn’t going to leave the headlines anytime soon, Fred’s character is pretty much representing all the people who are still paying attention to this mess.

Renner’s monologue started off like many other first time hosts. I’m not completely against singing during the monologues, but it only works if the song is good and funny. Here, Renner takes to the piano to reveal all the parody songs he’s written for the numerous movies he’s been in. Who knew he had that voice in him?

Best Sketches

The “Tourism Ad” about going home for Thanksgiving urged you to “visit your childhood home” where you can sleep on bleach stained sheets and watch your dad change a light bulb in his underwear. The holidays are a time for visiting your family, sharing big meals and reminding yourself why you only visit for three days at a time, two times out of the year.



“The Situation Room” again focused on the Petraeus scandal. Cecily Strong opened the show as Paula Broadwell and here plays Jill Kelly in possibly the only footage that the news has of her. Walking out of her house in that ugly, pink dress. The best part of this was Tim Robinson dressed as her during the dramatic reenactment. Because CNN would do something like this, and they’d try to work in a hologram somehow.



“The Stand Off” was weird, but it worked because you could tell they were all committed to the premise. Jeremy along with Taran Killam and Bobby Moynihan are in a “Mexican Stand Off,” which seems to popular on tv these days, which starts off in a garage then takes them out into the streets where they meet Adam Levine and even attend a Thanksgiving dinner together. All while pointing their guns at each other.

“Coroner” was the last sketch of the night. These are usually the best but this one ended up being funny if only for Bill Hader tapping at Taran’s “body” while his brother, played by Jeremy, continuously tried to identify it. “He told me he was dead!” was the best delivered line of the night.

Weekend Update

WU was pretty solid this week. Seth‘s “Winners and Losers” section paid attention to how cheaters are being affected by the Petraeus scandal. Then Jay Pharaoah made an appearance as Katt Williams, who came to talk about his recent arrest. Jay’s impression was spot on, but it was too obvious that the audience didn’t get it., which made it even funnier when Jay joked about being in front of a white audience.


When Seth introduced “New Jersey Governor Chris Christie!” I was expecting to see Bobby roll out beside Seth and start throwing jokes, but it was actually Chris Christie! The show has been lacking in the real life political figures making appearances, but I wouldn’t put it past Christie to not want to have the chance to portray himself. The fleece thing was a little gross though.

Worst Sketches

“The Californians” WHY DO THEY KEEP DOING THIS SKETCH?!!!! Granted, Fred’s breaking and Kenan‘s delivery were funny, but I still don’t understand this sketch and I don’t think I want to.

“Movie Set” has Renner playing himself opposite a thick-headed actor played by Jason Sudeikis who looked a lot like Vin Diesel in his bald cap. This probably would have been better if Jason had been playing Diesel.


Maroon 5 and Mr. Levine are no strangers to ‘SNL.’ They hit the stage to perform their singles “One More Night” and “Daylight,” the first performance sounding  much better. I’m not sure when they started this wearing one color thing, but I kind of like it.  I think?

The Voice Recap, Night 5 Of The Battle Rounds


I’ve been a bad, bad recapper. I skipped last Tuesday’s show, although I have to say we didn’t miss much, but Monday night’s episode more than made up for that. It’s the next to last Battle Rounds, with Adam and Christina putting together four of their best singers for the two best battles. [Editor’s Note: In Brittani’s defense, The Voice wasn’t even aired on the west coast–at least not in Seattle, due to local political debates.]

Team Cee Lo

Alexis Marceaux and Daniel Rosa went head-to-head on Adam Lambert‘s “What Do You Want From Me.” This wasn’t the best song choice for either of them. Alexis’ classical training made it hard for her to really get into the groove of the song and Daniel worried he wouldn’t be able to hit the notes in the song. Alexis was oddly supportive of him, not understanding why he was doubting himself and thinking he had the advantage because he has already been on the show.

Daniel sounded better during the final rehearsals, maybe Rob Thomas telling him his nerves made his voice sound more vulnerable helped, and Cee Lo getting a little pissed him. Daniel said he didn’t “want to sound bad,” which was just honest, and while I didn’t think him or Alexis sounded “bad” they weren’t all that great either. This is a very shouty song and I think Alexis got a little lost in it. She actually started off the song standing behind Daniel. Blake and Christina gave the battle to her, but Cee Lo goes with Daniel because of their connection. No steals for Alexis.

Team Adam

It was old school vs new school with Nicole Nelson and Brandon Mahone. Adam picks “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” as their song, a perfect duet song for their voices. Brandon notes that Nicole had “no weaknesses,” which freaked him out a bit. I don’t think Brandon had anything to worry about but he let himself get intimidated. Adam told him that he needed to believe in himself more during their sit-down and he bonded with Mary J. Blige over their shared story of trying to make it for their families.

Nicole took Adam’s advice too literally though. During final rehearsals he told her that “less is more” and I think she held back too much during their performance. There was room for some big notes for her but she didn’t go for it. Blake and Christina liked her though, with Cee Lo calling the battle evenly matched. Adam picks Nicole and makes sure he hugs Brandon who unfortunately had no steal opportunities.

After this we got a montage of the unseen battles. Team Adam had Brian Scartocci vs Loren Allred, with Loren taking that one. Joe Kirkland went against Samuel Moulton, getting to stay on his team. From Blake’s team, Cassadee Pope, who was kind of a stand out during auditions, defeated Ryan Jirovec.

Team Christina

Finally, Christina had 15-year old MarissaAnn and 20-year old Devyn DeLoera sing En Vogue‘s “Free Your Mind.” I love this song, didn’t love that she gave it to them. I mention their ages because apparently this was a big factor in who the other coaches thought won the battle. The girls have very similar voices, which is probably why Xtina put them together, and she was looking forward to the vocal cat fight. I liked the way they started the song off , same arm movements and everything but this wasn’t as good as it could have been. Now I really don’t think age factored in anywhere here, even though Adam was still blown away by the fact that MarissaAnn is only 15. That may have been why Christina wanted to give Devyn another chance, MarissaAnn and all the letters in her name still have a number of years to go. That left her available to be stolen by Blake who adds her to his team.

So Christina has the last steal, which I’m sure we’ll see happen on Tuesday night. Blake said he was being a little stingy about using his so we’ll have to see who Xtina chooses to give her last one to. Did you enjoy the little singing we got to hear before the Presidential Debate? (Or directly after if you live on the left coast.)

See y’all tomorrow!