Over the weekend, Drake became one of the elite few musicians who've simultaneously hosted and performed on Saturday Night Live.
Representing Toronto from the get-go, the rapper shouted out both his Degrassi days and Rob Ford in his monologue. Later, he poked fun at A-Rod, Lil Wayne and Jay Z, among others.
For his musical segments, Drizzy delivered Started From The Bottom and the now ubiquitous how-didn't-it-make-the-album anthem Trophies; and later, a super-slow Hold On, We're Going Home, followed by a sleepy From Time duet with maybe/maybe-not girlfriend Jhené Aiko.
Overall, Drake's comedy skills got excellent reviews. Maybe it's time to return to TV on a more permanent basis?
Owen Pallett, Oscar Nominee
Owen Pallett, the musician responsible for bringing to the world an album entitled He Poos Clouds, snagged an Academy Award nomination last week for best original score for the Spike Jonze film Her. The Toronto/Montreal violinist, keyboardist and vocalist shares the nomination with Will Butler of Arcade Fire, with whom he frequently collaborates and tours. "Thank you for all your well wishes," Pallett wrote on Twitter. "AF are kicking off a year of touring tonight in Auckland. Gonna celebrate with a splash."