Well, lookee here. The mildly controversial pop star Lady Gaga's "Monster Ball Tour" schedule has been released, and we're on the itinerary. She'll play Raleigh's RBC Center on Sept. 19, the final date listed. On-sale date is still to be announced.
ADDENDUM: And one more on the upcoming-show schedule, Kings of Leon's summer tour will roll through Walnut Creek on Sept. 13. No on-sale details as of yet.
Last night's "Saturday Night Live" was pretty lame. There's really no other way to describe it.
I can't remember anything standing out as particularly funny except maybe Andy Samberg's digital short music video, "On the Ground," and Seth Myerson's joke about Kate Hudson's rumored pregnancy by NY Yankee Alex Rodriguez ("... it would be the first time he has produced in October.").
But what did stand out was the wasted opportunity sketch with Lady Gaga and surprise guest Madonna. Maybe it was cool that Madonna showed up and that she and LG were willing to poke fun at themselves. But this sketch was awful. We agree with E! Online that there was great potential here, but that the entire sketch was a flop.
And ditto for the show. Will someone please tell Fred Armisen that he can't do even a passable Obama?