Friday, December 31, 2010

Bridesmaids coming on May 13, 2011!

Happy New Year!

This is just a gentle reminder that Bridesmaids is coming up!

“Bridesmaids” (May 13)
Before you say, “‘Bride Wars,” this has a great cast (Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Jon Hamm) and Judd Apatow producing.

More 2011 movies here:

Their little blurb has a good point though. It's ironic that this concept isn't too far from Bride Wars and that Bride Wars was written by Kristen's former SNL costar, Casey Wilson (who also played a small role in it). That said, this is good business. Bride Wars is long gone and so this one shouldn't hurt it. If anything it might boost its DVD sales slightly.


Saturday, December 25, 2010

Did SNL get the Kristen Wiig memo?

...In February of last year, I wrote a rant where I complained about the overexposure of Wiig, who was at one time my favorite new "SNL" cast member. But the exposure itself wasn't the problem – it was Wiig's tendency to play characters that, if they showed up at a party you were at, you would leave the party. She never played anyone sweet, or friendly, or even just strange. Her characters all had one thing in common: they were incredibly annoying. And they were in every other skit. I'd had enough, and so I posted "Memo to Saturday Night Live: Kristen Wiig must be stopped." ...

And that's why I feel so awful. I never intended to be the lightning rod for the 'Kristen Wiig sucks' movement, because she doesn't suck. She's actually very talented, but has a weakness for playing obnoxious people...

I just watched the episode that Scarlett Johannson hosted, and Kristen had one lead skit (the one-upping Penelope). One. In everything else, she was a co-lead or not in the scene at all, and for me, it made for a much more enjoyable viewing experience, especially since it opens up space for "The Miley Cyrus Show" (my new favorite recurring skit) and Jay Pharoah, who's got 'breakout star' written all over him...

So thank you, "Saturday Night Live," for righting the ship. You are now a hundred times more watchable than you were just a few months ago.



Okay, so the author seems to be in this world where he thinks he is the one who did this and SNL listened to him. The truth is that there were a good half dozen similar articles like this all written about the same time, and this one was not the most popular. (The most popular one got featured on Yahoo.)

That said, he's right on. I watched them pull Kristen back a little, and it's really helped the show and helped us enjoy her bits when she only leads one or two a night. However, it hasn't opened up a lot of great writing, so we'll see what happens next.


Friday, December 24, 2010

Ed Burns to join Kristen Wiig in Friends with Kids

Ed Burns teams up with Megan Fox and Kristen Wiig in Friends With Kids

Ed Burns has joined the cast of the upcoming dramedy FRIENDS WITH KIDS that is the directorial debut of Jennifer Westfeldt (KISSING JESSICA STEIN). The film already has an impressive cast that includes: Megan Fox, Kristen Wiig, Adam Scott, and John Hamm. The film follows a group of friends in their thirties who are observing the hardships other couples have raising kids and they decide to bypass all those problems by having kids and dating other people.

Ed Burns will hop on board as a guy who is actually a good parent but in the middle of a divorce. His wife will be played by director Jennifer Westfeldt. FRIENDS WITH KIDS will be released sometime in 2011.


Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Kristen Wiig in This You Call A Wonderful Life?! (SNL)

Show - This You Call A Wonderful Life?!

Jeff Bridges ... rabbi
Fred Armisen ... guest
Vanessa Bayer ... guest
Paul Brittain ... guest
Abby Elliott ... Donna Reed, Mary Hatch
Bill Hader ... Ben Mankiewicz
Steve Higgins ... announcer (voice)
Taran Killam ... guest
Bobby Moynihan ... guest
Michael Patrick O'Brien ... guest
Nasim Pedrad ... Zuzu
Andy Samberg ... Moishe Samberg
Jason Sudeikis ... Jimmy Stewart, George Bailey
Kristen Wiig ... guest

You probably didn't know 'It's A Wonderful Life' was originally created as a Chanukah film.

Not overly funny, but it's appropriate in a Christmas episode, I suppose.


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Kristen Wiig announces on Jeff'd (SNL)

Show - Jeff'd
Jeff Bridges
Paul Brittain ... Stevie
Abby Elliott ... Maggie Gyllenhaal
Taran Killam ... clerk
Andy Samberg ... Billy Bob Thornton
Jason Sudeikis ... Sam Elliott
Kenan Thompson ... Forest Whitaker
Kristen Wiig ... announcer (voice)

Hahahaha. This is actually very funny. The joke of course is how lame the pranks are and how kind Jeff is, even in his pranking.

Kristen is a great announcer!

"I'm just kidding. You got Billy-Bobbed!" Hahahahaha. Classic Andy.

This is Andy's third Billy Bob impression on SNL. I think Andy could lead a skit or a solid Weekend Update appearance with his Billy Bob impression. Make it happen!

This is the first Maggie Gyllenhaal impression on SNL. It's Jason's second Sam Elliott impression, and Dan Aykroyd also did Sam Elliott once (05.17.2003) and an arguably better job. This is SNL's first Forest Whitaker impression.


Monday, December 20, 2010

Kristen Wiig is Naomi Judd (SNL - Larry King Live)

Larry King Live

Larry King interviews Dog The Bounty Hunter and other notable guests as time on his CNN quickly runs out.

Show - Larry King Live

Jeff Bridges ... Duane Chapman
Fred Armisen ... Larry King
Abby Elliott ... Wynonna Judd
Kenan Thompson ... Jermaine Jackson
Kristen Wiig ... Naomi Judd

This is Kristen's first take on Naomi Judd. Julia Sweeney also did Naomi once in 1994.


Sunday, December 19, 2010

Kristen Wiig is Nancy Pelosi in the Christmas Eve SNL Cold Open

Cold Opening - Christmas Eve in Washington D.C.

Fred Armisen ... Barack Obama
Vanessa Bayer ... Hillary Clinton
Steve Higgins ... announcer (voice)
Andy Samberg ... Rahm Emanuel
Jason Sudeikis ... Joseph Biden
Kenan Thompson ... Frosty The Snowman
Kristen Wiig ... Nancy Pelosi

The Christmas season has democrats dreaming of much merrier headlines in 2011

This is Kristen's 10th portrayal as Nancy Peloci, ever since 11.11.2006 with "A Message from the Speaker Elect." Nancy has also been played by Cameron Diaz and Amy Poehler, once each, but Kristen has the most popular SNL impression of Nanci Pelosi.


Saturday, December 18, 2010

More photos of Kristen Wiig at the Natural History Museum Gala

The American Museum of Natural History's 2010 Museum Gala at the American Museum of Natural History on November 18, 2010 in New York City.

Kristen with Tina Fey:


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Kristen Wiig announces in Cat Cuisine (SNL Commercial)

Commercial - Feline Culinary Creations

Paul Brittain ... chef
Abby Elliott ... owner
Nasim Pedrad ... chef
Kenan Thompson ... chef
Kristen Wiig ... announcer (voice)

Show your cat what fine dining is all about with Pet Chalet's Feline Culinary Creations.

Kristen is the announcer here. I don't know what was going on in this episode. But I only saw a few jokes in this commercial, and I didn't find them very funny.

Kristen needs to lead in a skit this week!


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Kristen Wiig announces in Sexually Speaking (SNL)

Show - Sexually Speaking

Paul Rudd ... Tyler Banes
Fred Armisen ... Roger Brush
Vanessa Bayer ... Pamela Shimpley
Abby Elliott ... Jenna Lynn Ofstren
Bill Hader ... Leonard
Bobby Moynihan ... Mr. Shimpley
Nasim Pedrad ... Stacy Englands
Kristen Wiig ... announcer (voice)

Dr. Linda Marie Choice is out, so producer Roger Brush is filling in and answering questions.

Roger Brush returns for the fourth time (twice last season and twice this season). He's a little painful to watch. Every time he's messing up a new show...

11.21.2009 - Woman To Woman
04.17.2010 - Teen Talk
09.25.2010 - Maternity Matters
12.11.2010 - Sexually Speaking

Kristen has played the announcer in every episode.


Monday, December 13, 2010

Kristen Wiig gets felt up as Mrs. Vogelcheck (SNL)

I wonder how many SNL cast members and guests have felt up Kristen Wiig by now? My count is 4... The Rock (The Rock Obama), Jason Sudeikis (So You Committed a Crime), Jon Hamm (Vincent Price Halloween Special), and now Bill Hader (Vogelchecks). There might even be more.

Sketch - Affectionate Family

Paul Rudd ... Austin Vogelcheck
Fred Armisen ... Mr. Vogelcheck
Vanessa Bayer ... Amanda
Paul Brittain ... Vlad
Bill Hader ... Dwayne Vogelcheck
Bobby Moynihan ... stranger
Nasim Pedrad ... Elena
Kristen Wiig ... Mrs. Vogelcheck

Kristen is felt up at 1:35. Wow. The audience can't even believe it.

Kristen Wiig also jingles Bobby Moynihan's bell as he walks by. Merry Christmas from the Vogelchecks!

For those who don't know, this is the fourth appearance of the Vogelchecks. Paul Rudd was in the first one as well...

Kristen has been in all four Vogelcheck skits as Mrs. Vogelcheck. The three consistant actors have been Fred, Bill, and Kristen. The rest change almost every skit.

Even though Kristen's a regular in the skit, I wouldn't call this a lead role (the true leads here are Paul, Vanessa, and Fred). So she's got two supporting roles this week and two voice roles. We'll she if Kristen gets a lead role next week.


Sunday, December 12, 2010

Kristen Wiig on What's That Name? (SNL Game Show)

Gameshow - What's That Name?

Paul Rudd ... Jake
Vanessa Bayer ... Carolyn
Bill Hader ... Vince Blight
Steve Higgins ... announcer (voice)
Kenan Thompson ... Norman
Kristen Wiig ... Mary

Contestants have to guess the names of pictured celebrities and people they should know for cash prizes!

Kristen Wiig's gag starts at 2:06.

So Kristen was only in 2 skits this week with another 2 announcer credits. This week seemed to be a Paul McCartney concert without a lot of powerful skits. Thoughts?


Saturday, December 11, 2010

Friday, December 10, 2010

Megan Fox Joins Jon Hamm and Kristen Wiig in 'Friends With Kids'

Megan Fox is joining "Friends With Kids," an ensemble comedy from Jennifer Westfeldt.

The project already has cast Adam Scott and Kristen Wiig for the story, which revolves around a pair of thirtysomething best friends who observe the toll that having kids has taken on the couples they know and resolve to bypass that stress by having a child and then date other people.

Scott and Westfeldt will play the lead couple; Wiig and Hamm will play another. A third couple has not been cast.

Fox will play a girl who Scott begins to date.

"It's a very literate script and when Jen met with her, she thought Megan was spot on. When (Fox) picks the right part, she has tremendous value," said Cinetic Media's John Sloss, who is handling sales.

The movie will be released theatrically in April.

Read more here:


Thursday, December 9, 2010

Kristen Wiig hangs with Abby & Anne Hathaway

These ladies look killer:

Comedians Kristen Wiig and Abby Elliott and actress Anne Hathaway attend the American Museum of Natural History's 2010 Museum Gala at the American Museum of Natural History on November 18, 2010 in New York City.


Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Kristen Wiig in Blizzard Man (SNL)

Diddy brings in his secret weapon to drop a hook on his new song, Blizzard Man.

Sketch - Blizzard Man

Robert DeNiro ... mother
Sean "Puffy" Combs
Andy Samberg ... Blizzard Man
Jason Sudeikis ... agent
Kenan Thompson ... technician
Kristen Wiig ... agent

No laughs when the audience first heard "Blizzard Man." That means they either hadn't heard of it, or they don't like it. I think it's the first one, the way they laughed when they saw Andy.

This is Andy's fourth run at Blizz, and De Niro brings it back alive! Nice!

Here are the other runs...

11.18.2006 - Ludacris

01.20.2007 - Common and Jeremy Piven

11.22.2008 - Ludacris, T-Pain, and Tim McGraw

12.04.2010 - Puff Daddy and Robert De Niro

Kristen has some hilarious facial expressions here!

They also went with the opposite news header at the end. In the past the newspaper always told about a failure of a song.

I Love this! Did you like it?


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Kristen Wiig in Party at Mr. Bernard's (SNL Digital Short)

Hahahahaha! Weekend at Bernie's goes wrong!

Devin and Rocky are in for a surprise when they show up to party at their boss's house, Mr. Bernard.

Film - SNL Digital Short: Party at Mr. Bernard's

Robert DeNiro ... Mr. Bernard
Vanessa Bayer ... guest
Paul Brittain ... witness
Bill Hader ... Ricky
Taran Killam ... attorney
Bobby Moynihan ... judge
Nasim Pedrad ... guest
Jay Pharoah ... guest
Andy Samberg ... Devon
Jason Sudeikis ... attorney
Kristen Wiig ... guest

Hahahaha. I love this! What a nice nod to the 80s and Weekend at Bernie's!

Kristen is the one who figures it all out... instantly!


Monday, December 6, 2010

Kristen Wiig is Shasta Taffy on What Up with That? (SNL)

Robert De Niro, Robin Williams, and Lindsey Buckingham are guests on this edition of 'What's Up With That?'

Show - what up with that?

Robert DeNiro
Robin Williams
Fred Armisen ... saxophonist
Vanessa Bayer ... singer
Paul Brittain ... musician
Bill Hader ... Lindsey Buckingham
Taran Killam ... announcer
Nasim Pedrad ... singer
Andy Samberg ... Mothra
Jason Sudeikis ... dancer
Kenan Thompson ... Diondre Cole
Kristen Wiig ... Shasta Taffy

Kristen gets to sing the song as Shasta. Usually the host plays that role. Her song wasn't overly funny, but she nailed it!


Sunday, December 5, 2010

Kristen Wiig is a nurse/prostitute in the SNL Cold Opening!

Cold Opening - WikiLeaks: TMZ

Robert DeNiro ... Hamid Karzai
Fred Armisen ... Barack Obama
Fred Armisen ... Muammer Kaddafi
Vanessa Bayer ... Hillary Clinton
Paul Brittain ... writer
Bill Hader ... Julian Assange
Steve Higgins ... announcer (voice)
Bobby Moynihan ... writer
Nasim Pedrad ... writer
Jay Pharoah ... writer
Andy Samberg ... writer
Jason Sudeikis ... Joseph Biden
Kenan Thompson ... waiter
Kristen Wiig ... nurse

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is using a TMZ format share his organization's latest findings.

Kristen is a nurse... and also a prostitute. =^)

This is hilarious!


Saturday, December 4, 2010

Kristen Wiig - new Paul trailer and photo

Check out Kristen Wiig in this new Paul trailer:

And in this new image from the film:

Paul is currently scheduled to release in March 2011. Kristen keeps racking up the feature films! This one looks funny.

You know Kristen is getting famous when they advertise her in the trailer like this!


Friday, December 3, 2010

Kristen Wiig in Thanksgivies (SNL)

Awards are given out for common Thanksgiving dinner forgettable moments.

This was played in the last episode's Thanksgiving episode during the dress rehearsal. It obviously didn't make the show. Kristen played a mom giving her daughter a guilt trip.


Thursday, December 2, 2010

Kristen Wiig SNL Promo with Robert De Niro

Robert De Niro hosts an all-new SNL with musical guest Ditty Dirty Money, 12/4.

Kristen Wiig does her Robert De Niro impression. Nothing hilarious here, but they do have good chemistry.

Can't wait for this week's episode!


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