The Biebs are heading to “Saturday Night Live.”
Justin Bieber will host “Saturday Night Live” on February 9, Billboard reports. The 18-year-old pop singer has been cast to as the host and musical guest on the comedy series.
Jennifer Lawrence to Host ‘SNL’
The Canadian singer hinted at the rumor tweeting “maybe im hosting and performing on SNL…maybe. :)” This will mark Bieber’s first try as the host of the sketch comedy series.
Additionally, Maroon 5’s front-man Adam Levine will host the sketch show on Jan. 26 with musical guest Kendrick Lamar.
More casting news…
Benjamin Bratt has been booked to reprise his role as Javier, Manny’s father on “Modern Family.” [Huff Post TV]
Sarah Shahi is heading to “Person of Interest” in a recurring role. The “Fairly Legal” alum will play a “fearless, sexy operative in a secret paramilitary organization that tracks and eliminates terrorists before they can act,” on the series. [EW]
Barry Bostwick will play President Fitzgerald Grant’s father on Shonda Rhimes hit drama “Scandal.” [TVLine]
“Torchwood” alum Burn Gorman has been tapped to guest star on “Revenge.” Gorman will play Trask, a member of the American Initiative. [THR]
Get ready for a hot night in December. Bruno Mars, Rihanna and Justin Bieber are schedule to perform later on this year at “Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show,” CBS announced earlier last week.
Rihanna will perform two songs off her upcoming seventh album, including her recent released single, “Diamonds.”
Christina Applegate, Bruno Mars To Host ‘SNL’
Performers will be joined on stage by Victoria’s Secret Angels Miranda Kerr, Alessandra Ambrosio, Adriana Lima, Doutzen Kroes, Candice Swanepoel, Erin Heatherton, Lily Aldridge, and Lindsay Ellingson.
“Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show” airs December 4, 10/9c on CBS.
- Julia Roberts is coming to the small screen, sort of. The veteran actress is executive producing a half hour comedy, “The Shrew,” for ABC.” The comedy only references Williams Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew in name alone, is about an horrible boss, whose employees try to reign her in. [THR]
- “Scandal” star and actress Kerry Washington, singers Alicia Keys and Dionne Warwick, Dr. Hawa Abdi and her daughters and writer Susan L. Taylor will be honored later on this month at this year’s ‘Black Girls Rock” awards ceremony. Keyshia Cole, Ciara, Brandy, and Indie Arie are scheduled to perform during the event. The awards show will air on November 4 on BET, with Tracee Ellis Ross and Regina King co-hosting. [BET]
- “House of Cards” first 13-episode season has a premiere date. The series from director David Fincher (“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” “The Social Network”), will be available for instant viewing starting Feb. 1, 2013, Netflix announced earlier this week. “House of Cards” is a political drama, based on a BBC miniseries of the same title.
- Lindsay Lohan’s Elizabeth Taylor biopic for Lifetime, “Liz & Dick,” will premiere on Sunday, November 25, at 9 p.m. ET.
- MTV announced this week, that “MTV Movie Awards” will air live Sunday, April 14, 2013.
- “106 & Park”revealed the new hosts of the urban series which are: Bow Wow, Ms. Mykie, Paigion and Shorty Da Prince. The hosts began hosting Monday.
- “American Horror Story: Asylum” premieres Wed., Oct. 17 on FX. Peep the new released trailer below.
That’s all for this week folks!
It looks like Marc Anthony will be appearing on “The X Factor.” TMZ reports, Anthony has signed a deal to mentor Simon Cowell’s team.
Anthony joins previously announced celebrity mentor, Justin Bieber, who is teaming up with LA Reid on the second season of “X Factor.” However, Britney Spears and Demi Lovato’ celebrity mentors are yet to be announced.
“The X Factor” launches Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 8/7c on Fox.
Watch the promo.