Attention, Trekkies: “Star Trek” will beam onto Facebook Friday, May 10, at 5:30 p.m. PT/8:30 p.m. ET for a live chat hosted by Andy Samberg and featuring Director J.J. Abrams and “Star Trek” legend George Takei.
Saturday Night Live
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg made his return to late-night television this week, but it wasn’t an encore appearance on “Saturday Night Live”: As part of his visit to Russia, Zuckerberg appeared on “Evening Urgant.”
Facebook has been an unofficial source in the past for fans of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” to recommend their picks for guest hosts, as in the case of Betty White in May 2010. Now, the late-night juggernaut wants to make it official, posting a note on its website urging fans to submit their suggestions via Facebook and Twitter.
When “Saturday Night Live” star Andy Samberg spoofed Mark Zuckerberg prior to the Facebook co-founder and chief executive officer’s keynote speech at the f8 developers conference last month, he introduced several new fake features, including the “Slow Poke.” That one isn’t fake anymore.
If you missed out on Saturday Night Live this week, then you missed a brief clip during which Facebook entered the “Cougar’s Den”. What is the Cougar’s Den exactly? It’s a brief segment that somewhat resembles the old Coffee Talk clips except that this a group of women (or “Cougars”) that interview random guests. For those of you not aware of the slang term “Cougar”, it refers to “An attractive middle-aged woman who is fit, active, confident, independent, somewhat bohemian and not yet brain dead who is attracted to younger men because most of the available men her age are opinionated lazy slugs with beer guts.” You can view other entries in the Urban Dictionary if you are interested in more details.