5 Lunchtime Links: Amy Poehler and Tina Fey to host holiday ‘SNL’ and more

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ORG XMIT: CAKJ281 Tina Fey, left and Amy Poehlerattend the Governor's Ball following the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae Hong)
ORG XMIT: CAKJ281 Tina Fey, left and Amy Poehlerattend the Governor's Ball following the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae Hong)

Tina Fey, left and Amy Poehlerattend the Governor’s Ball following the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae Hong)

1. Amy Poehler and Tina Fey to co-host “SNL” Christmas episode.

Favorite comedic duo Amy Poehler and Tina Fey are coming home for the holidays. The two will return to “Saturday Night Live,” the show where they both got their start, to host a special holiday themed episode on Dec. 19. They’ll host alongside musical guest Bruce Springsteen. In what promises to be a funny couple of days, the show will air the day before their new movie “Sisters” is set to premiere. Can’t wait? Will maybe this week’s show featuring Matthew McConaughey and Adele can hold you over.

2. New Richard Linklater film to premiere at SXSW opening.

The South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival couldn’t have bestowed their opening night film honor to a more deserving Austin director; festival officials announced Tuesday that Richard Linklater’s new comedy “Everybody Wants Some” will be shown for the first time on SXSW’s opening night. The movie is expected to be similar to Linklater’s “Dazed and Confused” and focuses on college life in the 1980s.

3. Jimmie Vaughan to perform with Longhorn band during Thanksgiving halftime.

In an effort to bring a little more of that “Music Capital of the World” flavor to Longhorn halftime shows, Jimmie Vaughan will perform alongside the Longhorn band during the Thanksgiving game against Texas Tech. The blues guitarist will be the first pop music performer to play with the band during a halftime show, but the UT athletics department may continue the tradition in the future.

4. Paramount to host “Elf” pub run.

The Paramount Theater will kick off its holiday movie series with “Elf,” and as Buddy would say, “It’s my favorite!” The theater will also show a host of other holiday 35mm films like “It’s a Wonderful Life” and “White Christmas.”

5. Boy appears in a Barbie ad for the first time.

A recent Barbie ad included something none before it had — a boy. The young actor featured in the ad for “Moschino Barbie” won the Internet over with his “So fierce” commentary and blonde mohawk. Mattel continues to try to reshape its brand after years of criticism that it perpetuates stereotypes.


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