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The Hollyword: A Hilton Gets High

By Johnathony Alaimo

I love acronyms!!! LOL! SNL! RIP! Guess what, they all have something in common! I know, LOL and “SNL” in the same sentence? Outrageous! Well, it turns out Lorne Michaels, the father of “Saturday Night Live,” said he “wasn’t too sure” that the show could go on without him.

Perry performs a beach-themed half-time show during the Superbowl. (AP Photo)
Perry performs a beach-themed half-time show during the Superbowl. (AP Photo)

In a recent Hollywood Reporter interview, Michaels was quoted as saying, “I don’t know. I’m going to keep doing it as long as I possibly can because I love it and because it’s what I do. But there is more niche stuff (now). Us doing ‘Update’ and giving it 10 minutes in a 90-minute show was a big deal, but Comedy Central and Jon Stewart, none of that existed then. So things have fragmented.”

OK, LORNE. Fine, when you retire, take SNL with you. And then when you die, just BURY Keenan Thompson in your tomb too. Hell, why stop there. Just END THE WORLD. How could we go on without you, let alone “SNL.”

If you didn’t get enough of Katy Perry in the Superbowl, well prepare to overdose as the Missy Elliott restrictor/shark enthusiast performed at this year’s Grammys. But wait, what’s that sound? DUN DUN … DUN DUN … it’s the sound of a larger, more dominant predator lurking in the midst. LOOK OUT BEHIND YOU, KATY! Oh well, too late, you’re chum. Turns out Beyonce also performed at the Grammys, as well. She helped segue into the song “Glory” off the soundtrack from the Oscar-nominated picture “Selma.” So get off your dark high horse Perry.

Here’s a name you haven’t heard in a while: Hilton. Can you guess which one I’m talking about? Not Paris. Not even Nicky. It’s Conrad Hilton, the brother. What did he do that was so awful? Made a racist comment? Got a DUI? Watched “A Night in Paris?” Even worse. According to an affidavit, on a flight from London, Hilton allegedly “…became unruly, and in a series of tirades, he threatened to kill several flight attendants and a co-pilot and threatened to get them fired…”

Hilton also smoked pot and a cigarette on the flight. Wow, way to join the wrong kind of club while you’re in the air: the no-fly club. Hilton was arraigned on charges in Los Angeles and did not enter a plea, but he was released on an unsecured $100,000 bond. And we’re all worried about the Kardashians. Tsk tsk.


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