On the eve of the Grammys, Justin Bieber was just awful on his Saturday Night Live monologue (and in every sketch) last night:
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No way Nicki……I loved the show and thought Justin showed that he COULD act…especially when he winks when he says he is only 11 years old…..very sophisticated take. He is easy and comfortable in front of the camera.
Boy, there are a lot of Bieber fans that read Deadline!! Bottom line is, Lorne could’ve chosen ANY homeless person off the street, and they would’ve done MUCH better than Bieber did. Every single second of that was painful to watch. Every second. Period.
Act? SNL should be ashamed. None of it was funny. It all catered to the young girls in the audience. Showing his abs and constantly whaling, or i guess what he calls singing. Boy does his voice suck. He sounds like someone is murdering a cat. The whole thing was an embarrassing display.
Whaling? Geez, I’m sorry I missed it.
I don´t think he was bad. He was o.k.
Jennifer Lawrence wasn´t even one step better. Just saying.
And she is a 2 times oscar nominated actress.
Bitch you need to take several seats. Bye!
I agree — she was awful too.
Totally agree. She was awful as was Adam Levine. Justin is 19. He was really good I thought. And the “Glice” sketch was hysterical.
Nikki is just a bully. And I am completely enjoying the tweets anout you and your ‘opinions’ on Twitter tonight. He was fine. Also, please learn the difference between ‘skit’ & ‘sketch’. You and Rex Reed deserve each other. You’ve become a poster child for cruelty lately and I will no longer read your blogs and tweets.
Nikki, PLEASE tell me Bieber’s 15 minutes of fame are just about up! I don’t know how many more attempts of him “acting” I can be force-fed before my head spontaneously explodes. All the people on here saying he can “act” are clearly his mother. She should get some rest, since her fingers must be tired from all the typing…
15 minutes of fame? HAHAHAHAH you’re hilarious! Justin isn’t going anywhere and he was amazing on SNL
i wanted you to be right, but instead i was pleasantly surprised with his performance. good job JB!
Bieber was stiff and uncomfortable in almost every sketch.
Almost EVERY host has appeared stiff and uncomfortable in nearly every sketch…even the regular players…since 1975. They rarely look each other in the eyes because they are reading cue cards for chrissake. I don’t know what’s jammed up Nikki’s kazoo but I think Justin Bieber did a respectable job. Far better than many seasoned performers who’ve crashed and burned when hosting SNL.
Proof??? Like we needed it. It wasn’t good, but wasn’t that bad…he is not an actor after all. Niki comes across has some hate filled bitch though…but again we knew that already
I was disappointed. Expected more from him.
Or are you jealous that he is rich hot famous and CAN ACT!!!! Stop hating on him cause you only anger beliebers and make us sad. Go to twitter and type in #BieberOnSNL and see how many comments and read them. And rewatch it again kay thanks.
It frightens me that people like you also have the right to vote.
Well, the Internet has given a voice to everyone…..the price has to be paid, I guess……
Maybe he should’ve smoked a blunt before to loosen up. Unfortunately, he’s “never gonna do it again.” Never say never, Justin. At least you’ve still got the Xanax and promethazine.
The only reason why I even watched this episode was because I love SNL more than I hate JB. In EVERY sketch, his only way to be “funny” was by singing, dancing, and showing off his “cute” features to teenage girls. Not very impressing, or good for that matter.
Justin can’t act at all. That was just painful. He tried, he did what they told him, he was professional. But he simply can’t act. And can’t be funny. There was not a single laugh from his performance.
I agree. He wasn’t really that funny and he could’ve tried a little harder with his acting. Eh, you know what they say, he is a “singer” not an actor.
I was prepared to hate him before watching the clip. However, he wasn’t that bad. I’ve certainly seen worse on this show.
I think the only thing that is awful, are your post.
you’re so right Nicki,,,,,that little girl is the worst,,,,won’t her 15 minutes ever end??!!
From Suzy I mean
Sorry… I must agree with Nikki… Bieber is cringe worthy. I couldn’t watch SNL…. turned it off after a few minutes.
Anyone who says JB showed be can act on SNL must be a teenage girl obsess with him. He was awful and if you watch SNL regularly, you could tell by the cast members faces in the sketch with him that they too thought he was terrible. Where Beiber shines is signing and you could see he was much more comfortable performing his music versus acting in the show. Not everyone is a triple threat and that’s totally okay. He can sing and dance – has made a ton of money doing that. Maybe he should just leave acting to the pros.
Oh FYI – the rude comment left about the difference between a sketch and a skit… calm down. Speaking from personal experience, sketch and skit are commonly interchanged in the world of improv. Perhaps spend a little time at some improv studios before you respond with a post that’s just plain wrong.
He can’t even sing. At least he shines at copying JT, Usher and MJ’s dance moves! Bitch bye!
keep on hating, where is that going to get you?
Lindsay Lohan was out of the park bad. I’ve seen nothing that compares to that mess. JB is young impressionable precocious doing a pitiful attempt to talk colloquially out of his demographic. He’s a kid that drives a lamborghini and dates women who look like his baby sitter. The kid doesn’t believe the image and looks lost behind the “curtain” So to me JB just looked like a kid that was pulled out of the audience to act like JB
Much like Jennifer Lwarence but he doesn’t pretend to be talented!
Well, he can’t sing either. Luckily his target audience doesn’t really care if he can do either anyway.
He was awful–Just ask any of us who work on the show. He was rude, dismissive, and late to all rehearsals.
Also, lots of people who were at the read thru on Wednesday said he cannot read.
I have no idea if you are truly an ‘insider’ , but wasn’t similar heard from cast members after his CSI appearance? SNL has been going down hill for a while, but, sorry Justin fans, this was particularly bad because of his efforts or lack there of. Really cringe worthy and embarrassing.
wow I thought it was me..he seemed arrogant even for a star! and I thought he was the worst host yet..what happened to his music ? Is it always rigged when its recorded? as live he really sucked!
I wonder what Rex Reed thinks about this?
Having been blessedly unexposed to this teen phenomonen until now, I tuned in to see what all the fuss is about. He is very comfortable in front of an audience. A few years doing live shows will do that to almost anyone. What I found most disturbing was his appropriation of the language rhythms and speech of young inner city black men as his own. Where was he raised, Detroit? This brazen artificial street cred was ridiculous and insulting. Why doesn’t anyone call him on it?
I did bring it up in my post earlier. By the way Whoopi did not seem all that into the evening
Biebers performance was awkward, he came off nasty and very narcissitic. The singer was agonizing to watch.
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