Elon Musk Brings Ratings Lift to ‘SNL’

Jim Carrey gifts a new car… Jake Paul mocks Floyd Mayweather with a tattoo… TWO Little Mix babies… Lizzo feels “like a burden on everyone”… and Elon Musk brings ratings lift to ‘SNL’

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Jim Carrey will be back as the evil Dr. Robotnik for “Sonic 2.” They are filming in Vancouver now, and it turns out Jim is not that evil in real life. He held a raffle on Friday for the crew and the winner got a new $40k Chevy Blazer. The winner is a grip. Grips are in charge of the lighting equipment.

Logan Paul is fighting Floyd Mayweather on June 6, but Logan’s brother Jake wants a piece of the action, too. At a media event for the fight last week, Jake got in Floyd’s face, snatched Floyd’s hat off his head and then fists started flying. It looks like Jake even got a black eye from it. Jake doesn’t want to ever forget the moment, so he got a tattoo of Floyd’s hat on the back of his calf with “Gotcha hat” inked above it.

Last week, Little Mix’s Leigh-Anne Pinnock announced she’s expecting a baby with her fiancé, Andre Gray. And now Perrie Edwards has announced that she’s also expecting a baby with pro-footballer Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who she’s been dating since 2017. She posted a picture of her swollen belly on Instagram, captioning it, “So happy to be on this wild journey with my soulmate. Me + Him = You. We can’t wait to meet you baby Ox!” Will the third member of Little Mix have an announcement of her own soon? Jade Thrilwall posted on Perrie’s Instagram, “(crying emojis) beaming for you both (heart) I’m the luckiest auntie in the world! Love youuuuu x”

Lizzo went on TikTok Friday night and burst into tears as she talked about her deep sadness. She said, “You know that part of sadness whereto feel like a burden on everyone, and annoying, and nobody cares about you? … Gotta add insult to injury that I have no one to talk to about it. It’s crazy. Like, why do we feel this way? Why do we feel this way when we get sad? I don’t want to feel this way anymore. I want to feel like I do have someone to talk to and people do care about me.” After reminding herself that she is loved and that she’s not alone, Lizzo said, “Okay, this is embarrassing,” and signed off. She never said what had her so down in the dumps, but on Saturday she posted that she was feeling much better and that reaching out on TikTok was really helpful.

It turns out that everyone who had a problem with Elon Musk hosting SNL showed up anyway. It was actually good for ratings, too. Elon tied with Adele for the third highest-rated show of the season. Dave Chappelle was first, followed by Chris Rock. In fact, this is the most-watched season for SNL in four years and they have two episodes left. Elon is getting his highest praise for playing the bad guy Wario during a Mario Kart courtroom sketch. His girlfriend Grimes appeared as Princess Peach. Afterward, musical guest Miley Cyrus joined Elon and Grimes and the rest of the SNL cast for the traditional after-party, which lasted until 6am.

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