What happened to Ashlee Simpson on SNL last night? I missed it.
I was laying on the couch websurfing, with SNL in the background–I was filled with loathing by Ashlee’s initial tune–I mean, the tune was OK, but the lipsynching is an abomination, how can they let them do it on SNL? Is it not a litmus test, to be able to shine as a live act on national television?
Anyway, I wasn’t watching, and the song started, and then I noticed out of the corner of my eye that, not more than a minute into the song, they cut to a picture of Jude Law, which stayed there for an uncomfortably long time, with the Ashlee tune going on vocal-less behind it. And then they went to a commercial.
What happened? At the curtain call at the end of the show, Ashlee Simpson, tucked under Jude Law’s arm, said something like: I’m sorry! My band started playing the wrong song!
I suspect they accidentally played-back the same tune as the first time–a version of the old Milli Vanilli gaffe–leaving her holding the bag. But I didn’t see. What happened?