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Dwayne Johnson Hosted Saturday Night Live For The Fifth Time Over The Weekend

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson hosted Saturday Night Live over the weekend for the fifth time. During his monologue, Johnson took the opportunity to make a tounge-in-cheek announcement of his 2020 U.S. Presidential campaign. He brought out Tom Hanks to be his running mate for the campaign.

While Saturday’s announcement was done in jest, Johnson running in 2020 may not be that far-fetched.

Dwayne Johnson and Tom Hanks announce 2020 U.S. Presidential campaign

 

The show opened with Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump sitting at a piano performing “Hallelujah”.  He was joined by Kate McKinnon, Beck Bennett, Alex Moffat, Mikey Day, Aidy Bryant, Cecily Strong and Scarlett Johansson playing various members of the Trump entourage.

The skirt harkened back to Kate McKinnon’s performance during election week as Hillary Clinton.

Donald Trump performs “Hallelujah” on Saturday Night Live

 

Katy Perry was the show’s musical guest. One of her performances also featured Migos. They performed “Bon Appétit”.

Katy Perry performs “Bon Appetit” on Saturday Night Live with Migos

 

The Monday Roundup from RealLifeSTL featuring John Oliver, Saint Louis FC, United Airlines, Blues, Cardinals and more.
The Monday Roundup from RealLifeSTL featuring John Oliver, Dwayne Johnson on Saturday Night Live, Josh Sargent, Alecia Sutton and more.

John Oliver Compares Trump-Russia Revelations To Watergate

John Oliver took the opportunity recently on Last Week Tonight to compare the recent revelations on the relationship between President Trump and Russia to Watergate.

John Oliver compares President Trump and Russia to Watergate

 

Motorcycle Racer Nicky Hayden Dead At 35

One of the best motorcycle racers in the world is dead at 35 years of age. Nicky Hayden was hit by a car while out riding a bicycle in Italy. He was in Italy for a race with the Honda Red Bull team.

Alien: Covenant Takes Weekend Box Office

Alien: Covenant brought in an estimated $36 million in its debut over the weekend to edge out the third weekend of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

Everything, Everything brought in an estimated $12 million in its debut, while Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul brought in $7.2 million.

Check back to RealLifeSTL on Wednesday for our Weekend Movie Guide. We’ll take a look at the films opening this week, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales and Baywatch. Baywatch, starring Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Alexandra Daddario and Priyanka Chopra, opens on Wednesday May 25.

Kiefer Sutherland Plays Fubar In St. Louis

Kiefer Sutherland, star of 24 and now Designated Survivor, was in St. Louis over the weekend. Sutherland performed with his country band at Fubar in the Midtown neighborhood. Sutherland is currently on his Not Enough Whiskey Tour through North America and Europe.

Sutherland released his debut album, Down in a Hole, last year. His most recent music video, for “Shirley Jean,” was released three weeks ago. The video stars Robert Knepper, who plays “T-Bag” on Prison Break.

For pictures of Kiefer Sutherland performing at Fubar, check out this gallery from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

St. Louisan Alecia Sutton Named To USA Basketball U19 World Cup Team

Alecia Sutton, a graduate of Parkway North High School here in St. Louis, was recently named to the Women’s U19 World Cup team by USA Basketball. Sutton, who will begin her sophomore year at the University of Texas this fall, made the final roster out of a four-day trial camp featuring 32 athletes. Amber Smith of the University of Missouri participated in the trails, but did not make the final roster.

The 2017 U19 World Cup begins July 22 in Italy with the United States taking on Mali. The U.S. has won six-straight gold medals at the event, which is held every other year. China and Italy are also in the preliminary group with the U.S.

St. Louisan Josh Sargent Scores Twice In U-20 World Cup Opener

The United States opened play earlier today in the U-20 World Cup in South Korea. The U.S. had a horrible start to the match against Ecuador, finding themselves trailing 2-0 after just seven minutes.  They would eventually stabilize things and the match ended in a 3-3 draw. St. Louisan Josh Sargent, a product of the St. Louis Scott Gallagher program, scored two of the goals for Tab Ramos’s team.

You can check out highlights of the US- Ecuador match below.


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