'SNL' Hosts Announced: Zooey Deschanel, Channing Tatum In February 2012
NBC announced on Wednesday that Channing Tatum and Zooey Deschanel will host "Saturday Night Live" on February 4 and February 11, respectively. The shows will mark the first time either actor has hosted the sketch comedy program.
Tatum's show will feature acclaimed folk band Bon Iver as the musical guest, while YouTube sensation Karmin will support Deschanel.
Both actors have been quite busy with various film and TV projects lately. Tatum's next film, the Steven Soderbergh-directed "Haywire," hits theaters in the U.S. on January 20. He then will be seen in the romantic drama "The Vow" on February 10, and "21 Jump Street" on March 16.
Deschanel is currently starring in "New Girl," the Fox comedy that has brought her a Golden Globe nomination for her leading role. Due to her role on that show, as well as in the film "(500) Days of Summer," her website Hello Giggles and her retro-sounding band She & Him, Deschanel has become a sort of mascot for a women's style that emphasizes "quirkiness" and "adorableness." More recently, Deschanel made headlines when her finances became public as the result of her divorce from Death Cab For Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard.
Bon Iver has seen much critical praise for its first album "For Emma, Forever Ago," and its follow-up, "Bon Iver." Recently, their song "Holocene" was nominated for Song of the Year and Record of the Year at the 2012 Grammy Awards. Karmin, which is comprised of couple Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan, is best known for covering chart toppers on YouTube.
This Saturday, on January 14, "Harry Potter" star Daniel Radcliffe will host "SNL" with musical guest Lana Del Rey, the controversial pop singer whose first album comes out later this month. The show will then take two weeks off before Tatum's episode airs.
Last week's episode, featuring Charles Barkley and Kelly Clarkson, achieved the highest ratings "SNL" had seen in a year.