Big news! While NBC has not officially announced it, it appears that teen pop superstar Justin Bieber may be hosting “Saturday Night Live” sometime in 2012.
The buzz comes courtesy of frequent “SNL” host and “30 Rock” star Alec Baldwin, who during a Monday broadcast of his WNYC podcast “Here’s the Thing” interviewed “SNL” executive producer Lorne Michaels. During the chat, Baldwin begins to read from the “legendary cork board” in Michaels’ office that includes the roster of confirmed hosts for the show and in so doing inadvertently announced that Bieber may host the show and act as its musical guest.
“The biggest names in the business are coming here thirty-something years [after 'SNL''s debut] to host the show,” Baldwin says (via The Huffington Post). “Ben Stiller, Melissa McCarthy, [who] won the Emmy award, and Katy Perry’s coming and Jimmy Fallon, who’s double-dipping on your payroll, Jonah Hill, and I don’t want to ruin any other names, [but] Bieber’s confirmed, he’s the music and the [host].”
While he’s never hosted the show, Bieber was featured as the musical guest during an April 2010 episode hosted by Tina Fey and appeared in a few sketches.
UPDATE: A source close to the show tells MTV News that Jonah Hill is confirmed for the show, but no word yet on whether or not Bieber will stop by.
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