Susan Boyle Sings Webber, Justin Timberlake Returns To SNL, Will Smith To Sci Fi, And More…

by | April 20, 2009 at 10:31 AM | The Ticker

Boyle Goes On: Susan Boyle will turn to an Andrew Loyd Webber classic for her next performance over at ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ and will sing “Whistle Down The Wind.” Her idol, musical theater star Elaine Paige, has suggested she would like to do a duet with her. Just don’t expect to see Boyle take up pilates, a new hair style and new duds: “I’m happy the way I am: short and plump,” she said to the London Times online.

Timberlake’s Sexy Back: After several memorable SNL appearances, Justin Timberlake comes back to host on May 9, with musical guest Ciara. Famed funnyman Will Ferrell is also slated to host – with Green Day as musical star – for the May 16 season finale. Timberlake’s infamous collaboration with Andy Samberg, “D***k in a Box,” was perhaps one of the most talked skits in recent SNL history – so all eyes will be on the unlikely duo to crank out another hit.

Will Smith To Sci Fi: Will Smith took sci fi – to a whole new level, with ‘I Am Legend’ and ‘Independence Day,’ but now he will be seeing the dead in a TV project over at Sci Fi. The network has ordered ‘Unfinished Business’ from Smith’s production company, Overbrook Entertainment, which follows an ex-cop who sees memories of the dead and ends up solving their unfinished crimes.

Oprah Nixes Columbine: Oprah has canceled an episode set to mark the 10th anniversary of the horrid school tragedy at Columbine where two young men shot and killed 12 students and a teacher. “10 Years Later: The Truth about Columbine” was slated to air on today’s ‘Oprah Winfrey Show,’ but the host nixed it, feeling that the show focused too much on the killers.

Cramer Flips Out…Again: Jim Cramer did what he does best over the weekend – he flipped out on the air. The host treated his audience to another outburst during a CNBC interview with Dan Solin, author of The Smartest 401k Book You’ll Ever Read, as the writer critiqued the network’s “In Cramer We Trust” ads. Watch the caffeinated hilarity ensue here.