Jamie Foxx's Ding Dong deal?
December 12th, 2012
01:58 PM ET

Jamie Foxx's Ding Dong deal?

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'."

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  1. dj dave

    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..

    December 13, 2012 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |
  2. dj dave

    damn its chilly here in ct.

    December 13, 2012 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Ganan

    Jamie Foxx--total racist.

    December 13, 2012 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  4. The One Who Knows

    Wow, they managed to make it into a race thing. I'm sooooooo impressed.

    December 13, 2012 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  5. be quiet

    didn't he already show the world his ding dong in that bathroom mirror pic?

    December 13, 2012 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Juan Luna

    Screw that racist Jamie Foxx.

    December 13, 2012 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  7. hello

    i could go for a fruit–

    December 13, 2012 at 6:38 am | Report abuse |
  8. u.s. slave

    America is done.startpage.com "10 planks"

    December 13, 2012 at 6:03 am | Report abuse |
  9. louise love

    The spelling and grammar was so horrible, in the comments about what "gort" posted.

    December 13, 2012 at 4:57 am | Report abuse |
  10. sparky

    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?

    December 13, 2012 at 4:21 am | Report abuse |
  11. Julia

    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.

    December 13, 2012 at 3:15 am | Report abuse |
  12. zlop

    Is Jamie Foxx LBGT with a Ding Dong ?

    December 13, 2012 at 2:49 am | Report abuse |
  13. TBONE

    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.

    December 13, 2012 at 2:27 am | Report abuse |
  14. xx

    Is hostess finished or rebuilding? What is the point of new marketing without a tangible product...

    December 13, 2012 at 1:16 am | Report abuse |
  15. Alvarez

    Jamie Foxx is a tool.

    December 13, 2012 at 12:29 am | Report abuse |
  16. Barbarajean martin

    Judgement day is comingdecember21,2012. Where will u b?

    December 13, 2012 at 12:17 am | Report abuse |
  17. bam

    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...

    December 13, 2012 at 12:03 am | Report abuse |
  18. Bigman

    Smartaz your a complete idiot. why dont you grow up and have fun with foxx and his ding dong skit.

    December 12, 2012 at 11:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • bam

      yeah cuz the ENTIRE show wasnt ghetto.... the comedic value of it all was on par with previous ones.. not all that funny

      December 13, 2012 at 12:06 am | Report abuse |
  19. JaneM

    SNL never was funny, this got close but bad acting is always bad acting!

    December 12, 2012 at 11:14 pm | Report abuse |
  20. smartaz

    I was pleased to see how happy he was to get to kill all the white people in the movie.

    December 12, 2012 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
  21. bruce is up


    December 12, 2012 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Alvarez

    I want to drop a big steaming turd on Lindsay's head.

    December 12, 2012 at 9:04 pm | Report abuse |
  23. HerLoss

    The point of this post... blog... article ... was WHAT??? I read a whole lotta nothin about nothin... So....

    December 12, 2012 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |
  24. nenelicous

    can people quit bein so mean n mind there own freakin business n quit hatin so much

    December 12, 2012 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Evel Knievel

    Next he'll tell us that it's not true that Ding Dongs can't swim and they're not afraid of dogs.

    December 12, 2012 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Clubfoot McShottyFace

    I thought this article was going to be about the Ding-Dong Jamie took a picture of a few years ago.

    December 12, 2012 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Update

    The courts have just cancelled Lindsay Lohan's bond. Reports are she may be going back to court.

    December 12, 2012 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Marie

    Jamie Foxx is funny and a good guy. 🙂

    December 12, 2012 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |

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