Welcome to THG Asks, a feature in which two of THG’s celebrity gossip experts debate topical issues in the entertainment world and you decide who wrote the winning argument!
Today, THG Asks: Should Lindsay Lohan host SNL?
YES. By Free Britney
I can hear my colleague now. Lindsay Lohan is just a train wreck, he’ll say. She’s not even in a movie or TV show! This is all just a ratings grab! Yup, all true. You finished?
Saturday Night Live is a TV program. Its purpose: Bring in famous guest hosts who help deliver laughs and ratings that will deliver advertising revenue. Lindsay will do both.
In three previous stints as host, Lohan was terrific. She’s lost her way in recent years, as I’ll be the first to point out. But she’s still an actress by trade. A decent one even!
Why wouldn’t Lorne Michaels, who she looks up to as a father figure, not give her another shot? Besides, given her ability to poke fun at herself, they’ll have great material.
And since when is SNL the embodiment of class, the zenith of comedy, the entertainment bellwether that determines which stars are deserving a broader platform?
I’m a lifelong SNL fan, but the idea that it has standards is laughable. LiLo’s young, hip, topical and talented, and will likely do a better job than most by all measures.
She and SNL want to work together. End of story. You don’t have to feel compassion for Lindsay or like her. But don’t make this out to be some unfair travesty.