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Stefon and Seth Meyers live happily ever after in Bill Hader’s final “Saturday Night Live” episode

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“Saturday Night Live” staple Stefon fittingly had his big send off when Ben Affleck acted as the 2013 season finale’s host. The character was first introduced during Affleck’s 2008 appearance on the show, and was given his last hurrah during Bill Hader’s final “Saturday Night Live” episode on May 19.

This installment of the recurring sketch evolves from the original Stefon premise into a hilarious video that shows Stefon and Seth Meyers finally getting together after years of will they/won’t they tension. When Stefon says that he has found someone who loves him for who he really is — someone who ends up being Anderson Cooper — Meyers goes to him and interrupts their wedding. The wedding, of course, is attended by every strange club-going person Stefon ever mentioned, including human parking cones and DJ Baby Bok Choy. Stefon’s love for Meyers overwhelms him, and the couple runs away together. Seriously, it’s amazing.

Up next Hader is reportedly considering a role in the indie comedy “Lawless.” It’s reportedly about “a high school reunion committee chairman in Middle America, still searching for acceptance, who has to do whatever it takes to get the most popular guy from high school to show up to their 20th reunion. Unfortunately, that guy is now an actor in commercials, so the committee chairman flies to L.A. and finds himself in the arcane world of celebrities.” The film is expected start shooting in Atlanta over the summer.

Of course, if Hader ever decides to star in a “Stefon” feature film with Meyers, we’d also absolutely support him in that endeavor. Congratulations, Seth and Stefon Meyers!

What did you think of Stefon’s big sendoff? Tell us in the comments section below or on Facebook and Twitter.

Warm Bodies

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10 Romantic Horror Movies for Valentine’s Day  

Catch My Bloody Valentine this Valentine's Day Sunday at 8P on IFC.

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Watching hapless victims running for their lives might not sound romantic, but a scary movie is perfect for a cozy night on the couch with someone special. (Unless you’re a character in a horror movie, as any romantic moment eventually turns into murderous mayhem.) Before you catch My Bloody Valentine this Valentine’s Day on IFC, check out some horror movies that will both warm your heart and chill your bones.

1. Let The Right One In

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A surprisingly touching tale of a bullied child and his vampire crush, the acclaimed 2008 Swedish horror film perfectly captures the feelings of being in the throes of naive first live. Pair it with the solid 2010 American remake, and be sure to have some tissues on hand to go with the blood red wine and dark chocolates.


2. Bram Stoker’s Dracula

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Francis Ford Coppola’s 1992 take on Bram Stoker’s classic tale upped the lavish romanticism with an ageless, yet alluring, Dracula driven by a centuries spanning love. For better or worse, we wouldn’t have Twilight without this sumptuous gothic romance.


3. The Fly

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One of the greatest body horror movies of all time centers on the most doomed relationship you’ve ever seen. If you find Jeff Goldblum as attractive as Geena Davis does, well, we advise you to make the most of it early on before Cronenberg’s masterpiece mutilates him.


4. Bride of Chucky

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Why can’t movie monsters find love? Because it’s literally horrifying. Luckily that’s the point in Bride of Chucky, where the murderous puppet finds a soulmate who shares his penchant for sharp objects. A high point in the series that spoofed its own silliness while still scaring the hell out of us.


5. Bride of Frankenstein

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Of course, there wouldn’t be a Bride of Chucky without the original movie monster romance. James Whale’s horror classic both introduced a new level of pathos to the Frankenstein story and gave us a lady monster for the ages.


6. Hellraiser

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Lemarchand’s box first broke the barriers between life and death as part of a (deeply unromantic) love story. An unfaithful wife seduces and murders men to resurrect her dead lover, and when her daughter finds out things get gorily complicated.


7. A Chinese Ghost Story

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A night in a haunted temple has a man falling in love with a beautiful ghost in this horror comedy from director Ching Siu-tung. Oh, and he has to save her spirit from an evil tree demon. We haven’t mentioned the swordsman or the gymnastic martial arts yet, but you’ll definitely enjoy them too.


8. Candyman

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The creepy Candyman is looking for love, which is a hard sell when you’ve got a hook for a hand and are usually covered in bees. Oh, and you’re a revenge-fuelled murderous specter. Helen Lyle must deal with his romantic intentions as well as an unfaithful boyfriend, and it really doesn’t go well for anyone. You’d think it’d be nice to have someone who always comes when you call…


9. Warm Bodies

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An unlikely love story between the living and the dead, Warm Bodies follows “R” as he grunts and groans his affection for the chief zombie-hunter’s daughter. No other story has ever so completely shown the healing power of love.


10. My Bloody Valentine

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My Bloody Valentine stars the Grinch of the holiday, the murderous miner who has sworn that a small town should never again host a dance on that day. Of course a gang of sexy teens decide to ignore him. And of course he comes back, with wonderfully horrific results.

Bill Hader is leaving “Saturday Night Live”

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Sad news, “Saturday Night Live” fans: Bill Hader has officially announced that he’s leaving the late night comedy show.

“It was a hard decision, but it has to happen at some point,” he explained to The New York Times. “It got to a point where I said, ‘Maybe it’s just time to go.'”

Hader has been a cast member on “Saturday Night Live” since 2005, developing iconic characters like Stefon and Herb Welch. During the past eight years, Hader also created a career for himself on the big screen, and it seems as though he might be transitioning his focus entirely to film like many “SNL” alums have before him.

Up next, Hader is reportedly eying a role in the indie comedy “Lawless.” The Hollywood Reporter has learned that he is in talks to star in the Jarrad Paul and Andrew Mogul film, which was formerly called “20-Year Itch.” The project will be Paul and Mogul’s directorial debut.

According to THR, “Lawless” follows “a high school reunion committee chairman in Middle America, still searching for acceptance, who has to do whatever it takes to get the most popular guy from high school to show up to their 20th reunion. Unfortunately, that guy is now an actor in commercials, so the committee chairman flies to L.A. and finds himself in the arcane world of celebrities.” The film is expected start shooting in Atlanta over the summer.

Hader’s other best film roles include “Adventureland,” “Superbad” and “Men in Black 3.” It will be nice to see him transition into leading man roles, though we’ll be sad to see him go on “SNL.”

Are you surprised Hader is leaving “Saturday Night Live”? Tell us in the comments section below or on Facebook and Twitter.

Seth Meyers named Jimmy Fallon’s “Late Night” successor

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The long-simmering debate about who will be taking over “Late Night” is finally over: “SNL” alum Jimmy Fallon will be handing the baton to “SNL” head writer and Weekend Update anchor Seth Meyers. In retrospect, this absolutely makes sense and, truly, who else would NBC have considered for the spot?

Fallon has come a long way since playing Nick Burns, your company’s computer guy and snickering his way through sketches on live television to, yes, helming the freakin’ “Tonight Show” next year.

Meyers is a natural, given that he’s personally responsible for “SNL’s” most topical material. Regardless of whether you feel Weekend Update is still relevant in a post-“Daily Show” and “Colbert Report” world, all you need to do is imagine Meyers asking, “Have you heard about this?” before any of his WU stories, and, boom, instant monologue!

Additionally, Meyers has been with “SNL” since 2001 and has maintained a rather aggressive stand-up schedule given that he’s “SNL’s” top writer. The announcement here also explains why Meyers has been doing so much more stand-up this year, perhaps to get more into shape as he was being groomed for the spot. (He’s also got some dates coming up this summer, if you’re so inclined.)

So, now the question is: Who will replace Meyers for WU? My money’s on former “SNL” bandleader G.E. Smith, assuming it doesn’t interfere too much with his new gig as bandleader for the GOP.

Do you think Seth Meyers will make a good “Late Night” host? Tell us in the comments below or on Facebook and Twitter.

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