Jamie Foxx not only had "Saturday Night Live" viewers raving about his appearance on the December 8 broadcast, but his second hosting gig on the show may have also led to a new deal with Hostess.
The news about Hostess Brands’ sudden bankruptcy and closure has caused snack fans everywhere to panic about the demise of the Twinkie, and on Saturday Foxx weighed in with "SNL's" Seth Meyers as an “out-of-the-box” character - a Hostess Ding Dong.
Extravagantly outfitted as the cream-filled chocolate cake for the "Weekend Update" segment, the Oscar-winning actor complained about all the attention given to the Twinkie, “his snack brother from another batter.”
“You all act like the Twinkie is the only one with a delicious creamy filling!” Foxx exclaims in the sketch. “This is snack profiling!”
Foxx says his sassy personification of the snack cake not only caught the attention of "SNL" aficionados, but also Hostess Brands. At the premiere of his new movie, "Django Unchained," the actor revealed to CNN that Hostess CEO Gregory Rayburn approached him about collaborating after seeing the sketch.
“The Ding Dong sketch was so funny that actually the CEO of Hostess sent us a letter and said he wants to get with us,” Foxx told CNN. “We’re going to take that further, we’re going to shoot ‘Behind the Ding Dong,’ and we’re going to do this whole musical thing. But what we want to do is get a commemorative Ding Dong, and we’ll sell it, and we’ll give the money to charity.”
Foxx’s rep confirmed that the actor is in talks with Hostess Brands, adding that there are no additional details. Hostess tells CNN that Rayburn did contact Foxx to say that he enjoyed the skit, but added nothing further at this time.
Until a deal is sealed, fans can re-watch Foxx’s SNL rendition of Dr. Dre’s rap hit, "Keep Their Heads Ringin'."
ok...all kidding aside people...i know alot of you are cencerned about dec 21...but the only thing that date is its the day before the 22nd dont worry about it..
damn its chilly here in ct.
Jamie Foxx--total racist.
Wow, they managed to make it into a race thing. I'm sooooooo impressed.
didn't he already show the world his ding dong in that bathroom mirror pic?
Screw that racist Jamie Foxx.
i could go for a fruit–
u want a fruit??????????????...explain..
America is done.startpage.com "10 planks"
The spelling and grammar was so horrible, in the comments about what "gort" posted.
Would of made more sense if it had been done as a Voice-over. How many Ding Dongs are interviewed on Live News Programs? now that the elections are over with?
always have at least one making political innuendo.
Ican't speakfor everyone but blackpeoplearefunny mostblackactor are in comedeys like back in the slave ara plantation owners did.nt hire white dude for entertainment on their porch. you best believe it was a brotha. Making master laugh.... Even black people have to admit not to many blacks get movies like densil washington.
what does that have to do with hostess?
Is Jamie Foxx LBGT with a Ding Dong ?
After reading the article about how the executives at Hostess have raided the worker's pension funds and padded their already fat salaries and bonuses even while in bankruptcy proceedings, I refuse to buy anything that hostess represents. Let the company go out of business and leave it like that. Let someone new create a new company and just bring back the brands in good time when the time is ripe. Rehire the workers that got fired. Glad I missed this clip and SNL lately should be another show that should be gone along with Hostess as this show after Will Ferrel has left the show, has gone downhill and in a lot of ways extremely boring. I know I sound pragmatic, but lets face it this is yesteryear and its time to make way for new industries period.
Is hostess finished or rebuilding? What is the point of new marketing without a tangible product...
Jamie Foxx is a tool.
^ says the landscaper...
Judgement day is comingdecember21,2012. Where will u b?
On 12/22/12, when nothing has changed, how stupid will you feel?
On top of your mother.
@gort. Count me in when you get done. Now that's going out with a BANG!
um hostess is shutdown, and done... due to CEO's like this with no ideas or care to save the company through marketing and changing its focus...
Smartaz your a complete idiot. why dont you grow up and have fun with foxx and his ding dong skit.
yeah cuz the ENTIRE show wasnt ghetto.... the comedic value of it all was on par with previous ones.. not all that funny
SNL never was funny, this got close but bad acting is always bad acting!
They are not known for their acting but for their comedy...which I happen to like.
What an asinine comment.
I was pleased to see how happy he was to get to kill all the white people in the movie.
I want to drop a big steaming turd on Lindsay's head.
The point of this post... blog... article ... was WHAT??? I read a whole lotta nothin about nothin... So....
can people quit bein so mean n mind there own freakin business n quit hatin so much
Next he'll tell us that it's not true that Ding Dongs can't swim and they're not afraid of dogs.
I thought this article was going to be about the Ding-Dong Jamie took a picture of a few years ago.
The courts have just cancelled Lindsay Lohan's bond. Reports are she may be going back to court.
Jamie Foxx is funny and a good guy. :)
Only in a Prison like your mind. It looks so tightly closed I doubt any new wisdom comes in nor does ignorant stupidity come out. You are welcome to stroke yourself to other fantancies
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