Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Keith Urban Appears On Saturday Night Live On 2/10

I recall that the last country star to appear on SNL was Garth Brooks back in 1999, so this is very, very big.
Here's today's press release:
Grammy Award winner Keith Urban and Oscar Nominee/SAG Award Winner Forest Whitaker are set for Saturday Night Live, February 10th. Both will be celebrating their first appearances on the groundbreaking program.

Urban, who has amassed seven No. 1 singles and 12 Top 5's, is slated to perform two songs. His latest album, "Love, Pain & the whole crazy thing," debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Album Chart, giving him his second consecutive No.1 album. The first single from the album "Once In A Lifetime," set a record as the highest debuting song in the history of the Billboard Hot Country Singles Chart and his latest, "Stupid Boy," recently entered the Top 10. It was not known at press-time whether he was to appear in an acting role.

One of the most accomplished actors/directors/producers working today, Forest Whitaker is having a banner year. For his work as Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in "The Last King of Scotland," he has received practically every critic's award: a Golden Globe and SAG award as Best Actor and has been nominated for an Oscar for the role.

Whitaker, a veteran of numerous films since his debut at 21 in "Fast Times At Ridgemont High," has appeared in such diverse studio and indie movies as "Panic Room," Clint Eastwood's "Bird," "The Crying Game,"
"Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai," "Smoke," and "Good Morning, Vietnam." He's also directed the features "Waiting To Exhale" and "Hope Floats," and served as producer on countless other productions,
including the award-winning telefilm "Door To Door." In addition, he has delivered critically acclaimed turns on the Emmy-winning TV dramas "The Shield" and most recently NBC's "ER."

For more information:
Marc Liepis for SNL/NBC
Paul Freundlich for Keith Urban/PFA

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