Selena Gomez to Make ‘SNL’ Debut Alongside Host Ronda Rousey
The sketch comedy show announced its first two hosts and musical guests of 2016 via Twitter, naming actor Adam Driver as host on January 16 with musical guest Chris Stapleton. Stapleton recently teamed up with Justin Timberlake at the 2015 CMA Awards for a performance of the track “Tennessee Whiskey,” which proved to be one of the show’s most buzzed-about moments.
Gomez will take the SNL stage a week later alongside UFC fighter Ronda Rousey, who will host the show.
— Saturday Night Live (@nbcsnl) January 5, 2016
Will Gomez and Rousey engage in small talk backstage? We may never know the answer to that question, but they do have something in common at least: Justin Bieber.
As anyone who’s ever so much as skimmed tabloid headlines should know, Bieber and Gomez famously dated on-and-off for years until finally calling things off for good in 2014. Gomez is so sick of
that same old love addressing questions about their relationship, that she recently told a Rolling Stone reporter: “…Honestly, what I would love to be printed is that I am so beyond done with talking about that, and him.”
Rousey, meanwhile, had a less-than-stellar first impression of Bieber, when he reportedly snubbed her little sister at the Cannes Film Festival. Speaking with Cosmopolitan, Rousey said her sister wanted a quick photo with the “Sorry” singer, who immediately shot her down. She recounted, “He turned to me and he goes, ‘I’ve already taken a billion pictures today, OKAY?…A BILLION.’ He walks off and totally snubbed my little sister, and she looks at me and she’s like on the verge of tears, and she goes, ‘I’m no longer a Belieber.’”
Tune in to see whether there are any Bieber-centric skits when the Rousey-Gomez episode of SNL airs on January 23.
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