Electric Ladies! Janelle Monae To Be First Musical Guest On “The Maya Rudolph Show”

Maya Rudolph Photo: ranker.com

Maya Rudolph is getting her own variety special on NBC and it will feature Raphael Saaddiq as the band leader and the first musical guest will be none other than Janelle Monae!

Janelle Monae Photo: Meredith Jenks for Marie Claire

"The Maya Rudolph Show" will air May 19th at 10 P.M. and feature several of her former SNL cohorts like Fred Armisen, Chris Parnell, and Andy Samberg. The show will also feature Sean Hayes, Kristen Bell, and Craig Robinson.-DocFB

Diagnosis: Always good to see Janelle in the light. Even better when it is with Maya.


Video: SNL Jay Z & Beyonce’s Baby Draws Prince & Other Celebs

Maya Rudolph hosted Saturday Night Live and had a skit as Beyonce and Jay Pharoah as Jay Z with celebrities such as Prince and more stop by to see Blue Ivy.

I didn't think they would have Fred Arminson doing Prince in this episode, but there he was. They also had Kristen Wiig play an always surprised Taylor Swift and special guest star Justin Timberlake playing Bon Iver.

Also, Nicki Minaj being....Nicki Minaj.

Check out one of the best clips of the season so far.  Pharoh has Jay Z down to a Z....and a T.


Maya Rudolph Covers Prince’s “Darling Nikki”

Saturday Night Live's Maya Rudolph took the Troubadour stage in Los Angeles over the weekend to cover "Darling Nikki" by the one and only Prince.  Maya got the pipes and she should since her mom is soul legend Minnie Ripperton.

Maya performed the Prince classic that Prince only plays before he goes to rehab.  She wore a trench coat...not sure if she had leg warmers n bikini briefs underneath..but that is another story isn't it?  I like the girl next to her wearing the captain's hat.  Wonder if she is an "International Lover" or something.  (Crickets chirping.)  No?  Never mind.

She even performed the backwards message at the end of the track.

They did not perform the version of it that made Tipper Gore blush, but closer to a tribute version that Rebecca Romijn performed about 10 years ago.

Check it out before it gets pulled faster than Nancy Grace will be off of "Dancing With The Stars" next month.-Dr.FB

Diagnosis: I Knew A Girl Names Maya....