Last night was supposed to be Saturday Night Live’s holiday episode and it was the fifth time that Paul Rudd hosted, so he was inducted into The Five-Timers Club. But the true host of the night was that bootleg Transformers-sound bitch Omicron. SNL should’ve opened with Omicron smugly declaring, “Live from New York, it’s ME!” Because just hours before the show was to begin, we learned that SNL was hit with a COVID-19 breakout and several cast and crew members tested positive. Other cast members called out after deciding that it was too risky to do the show. And because of the bare-bones crew, musical Charli XCX also bowed out. All live skits were scrapped and the show was made up of an awkward cold open, pre-taped skits, classic skits, and Tina Fey filling in for Colin Jost on Weekend Update. Honestly, the show should’ve just been People’s Sexiest Man Alive winking and smoldering for the camera for 90-minutes straight.
There was a rumor last week that People magazine was planning to crown Chris Evans, arguably one of the best Chrises, as this year’s Sexiest Man Alive. Well, as you can see by the forever-ageless visage staring back at you on the cover above, that honor did not actually go to Chris Evans after all. Not this specific honor, at least (he’ll always be Lizzo’s Sexiest Man Alive). Instead, People decided to name another Marvel hunk as the sexiest man with a pulse, and that’s many people’s ground zero for aggressively horny feelings, Paul Rudd.
Back in 2004 Paul Rudd went on Conan O’Brien’s late-night show and claimed to have brought a top-secret clip of the upcoming Friends finale. But when the clip was played, it was actually a scene from the critically panned 1988 E.T. knockoff, Mac and Me, in which a boy in a wheelchair rolls off a cliff, falls into a lake, and is spotted by the titular alien.
So began a running bit in which Paul Rudd comes onto Conan’s shows, says he has a promotional clip of his latest project, promises Conan that this time it’s not the clip from Mac and Me, and then plays the clip from Mac and Me. Comedy gold. Well, last night Paul made a surprise appearance on Conan, which airs its final episode on Thursday, and played the prank one final time. Actually, two final times. Cuz a joke isn’t funny unless it’s driven into the ground over and over and over.
And now for some sweet news. Like, it’s literally sweet (yuk yuk yuk). Paul Rudd, eternal young one and noted mensch, went out to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and handed out cookies to people waiting in line to cast their early ballots. And, here’s the twist – it was raining. Continue reading
Paul Rudd is one of those people who’s looked young since the 90s. Thirty years after he stole young gay hearts as Cher’s step-brother/love-interest (it was weird) in Clueless, 51-year-old Paul’s skin is still producing collagen like a teen’s! And he’s using his youthfulness for a good cause by suggesting to his fellow young people to mask up to stop the spread of coronavirus. Personally I think if Paul offered up his underwear to turn into masks that would incentivize more people wear them but hey, this works too!
According to Variety, Paul Rudd is reportedly in final negotiations to join the cast of Jason Reitman’s upcoming Ghostbusters movie. So I guess we’re not doing spoiler alerts anymore? Because announcing that Paul Rudd will be in Ghostbusters spoils a pretty huge part of the plot. The plot of which is obviously that the police are forced to crack down on a rash of fake ghost complaints from thirsty people who really want an in-home consultation with cutie Paul Rudd.