Justin Bieber is set to host Saturday Night Live tonight on NBC, despite blizzard storm Nemo’s attempt to shut the show down. Access Hollywood reported yesterday that Justin did a solid by sending pizza out to shivering fans who’d lined up outside the Manhattan studios in hopes of scoring standby tickets for his appearance. Bieber’s also making news for reports that he intends to put all of his future concert tours into movie theaters for more fans to be able to enjoy.
“It’s a standby line pizza party courtesy of @justinbieber and the awesome people on his team!”, was the message tweeted out by “SNL” yesterday. Later Justin added his own message of encouragement tweeting, “Everyone outside be safe. Enjoy the pizza ;) #BIEBERonSNL”.
And that’s not the only nice thing Bieber is planning to do for his avid fans. Manager Scooter Braun told MTV News yesterday that, “Justin and I were talking about how there's so many kids out there who are in a position like he was growing up who don't have a lot of money, who aren't able to go to concerts”.
“He wants to put each one of his tours for the rest of his career in theaters for at least one weekend so that kid can to the theater, pay their $10 and have that experience”. Braun said the yet to be scheduled follow up film to 2011’s “Never Say Never”, which grossed close to $100 million worldwide, will be less a movie than a straight-ahead concert film.
As for “SNL”, previously the 18 year-old “Baby” singer served as the musical guest on the late night comedy show back in 2010, and has since popped up in a few sketches and a digital short. Justin returns to the "SNL" stage to pull double duty, both hosting and being the featured musical guest tonight.
Earlier in the week, Bieber tweeted his 34 million followers an update on show rehearsals. “The cast is awesome. So positive. Make the process fun. I’m excited”, he wrote Wednesday, adding, “Laughed all day today but gonna be a lot of work. We ready!”.
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Justin is set to join the ranks of other famous musicians who have braved the legendary NBC comedy stage as both the musical guest and host, including Mick Jagger, Bruno Mars, Elton John, Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears and Jennifer Lopez to name a few.