Megan Fox, U2 booked for 'SNL' opener

Will be Irish band's third appearance on the show

NEW YORK -- Megan Fox and U2 will give "Saturday Night Live" an attention-getting season opener when it returns on Sept. 26.

U2's third appearance on the NBC show comes just after two sold-out gigs at Giants Stadium on Sept. 23-24. Fox is known for her breakout role in "Transformers."

"Saturday Night Live" will open with four new shows in a row. Ryan Reynolds is the host on Oct. 3, with musical guest Lady Gaga. Drew Barrymore and Gerard Butler are hosts in the following two weeks. Regina Spektor and Shakira bring the music.

"Saturday Night Live" is entering its 35th season. It received a big boost with last year's political season, and Tina Fey's imitation of Sarah Palin.