Ronda Rousey Will Host ‘SNL’ With Musical Guest Selena Gomez

01.05.16 11 months ago 8 Comments
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A lot has been made about Ronda Rousey’s public presence, or lack there of, since she lost her belt to Holly Holm in November, with ESPN calling her “heartbroken” and “a mess.” It’s probably, like her #quotephase, much ado about nothing, but either way, she’s moving on. The first step: Hosting SNL.

With musical guest Selena Gomez, who didn’t lose a huge fight, but she did get serenaded by Justin Bieber in a hotel bar, which honestly sounds worse.

(Adam Driver, still riding high off the angsty success of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but also promoting the new season of Girls, was previously announced.)

Rousey is no longer a UFC sensation — she’s a pop culture superstar. She’ll star in Mile 22 with Mark Wahlberg and The Raid‘s Iko Uwais, followed by playing the Patrick Swayze role in a gender-swapped reboot of Road House. This is Rousey’s first real attempt at comedy, and yes, I know she was in the Entourage movie. I said comedy, not “comedy.” It’ll be interesting to see how SNL references the Holm defeat, and whether Rousey will threaten to kick Lorne Michaels’ butt if she cuts her sketch with Kyle Mooney for time.

Take a shot every time someone says “Do Nothing Bitch.”

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