There’s been a lot of rumors about Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost doing each other, neither had confirmed if anything was going on, and photographic evidence was slim. It looks like there won’t be a big boring relationship announcement in the form of a series of clear pictures of them walking, because he just spilled all the beans to Entertainment Tonight at the Emmys.
Colin was asked who his Emmys date was, and he replied that his dates were the rest of his Saturday Night Live cast members. A successful bait and switch if I ever heard one. But ET’s red carpet reporter didn’t come to play and asked him about the rumor that he’s dating “a very lovely blonde.” Colin answered that his lovely blonde was working and then he enthusiastically handed out information like he was working the most popular sample station at Costco.
“She’s a wonderful – she’s working, otherwise she’d be here. She’s, you know – she’s pretty cool. It’s hard to have a lot of complaints, she’s pretty awesome…The first time she hosted [SNL] was the first year I was a writer on the show, so we’ve kind of known each other since then. She’s the best. I’m very happy, I feel very lucky.”
There are so many missing plot points to this story. I wish Colin had taken a moment from gushing about being blessed and filled in the blanks. What happened to Kevin? Is Kevin still around? Did things finally fizzle?!? No really, I need to know if Scarlett broke the news about Colin by informing Kevin that he had officially been downgraded from sizzle to fizzle. It seems like too perfect a phrase not to use.