Friday, September 30, 2011

Maya Rudolph talks Bridesmaids on Jay Leno

Kristen Wiig's friend and costar, Maya Rudolph, talks to Jay about Bridesmaids...

SNL alumna Maya Rudolph visited Jay Leno on Friday to talk about her amazing year, which has included a new baby, Up All Night and Bridesmaids. Jay also hit the SNL vaults to share a classic Donatella Versace sketch featuring fellow Tonight Show guest Hugh Jackman as a male model who likes “movies, walking, and the new diet coke with lemon.”


Thursday, September 29, 2011

Kristen Wiig is Paula Poundstone in Top Gun DVD (SNL)

Not overly funny, but Kristen Wiig is on at 1:30...

These are additional outtakes that they didn't show on SNL (so it's an online release only).

Watch screen tests of some of your favorite actors as a bonus feature on the DVD celebrating the 25th anniversary of "Top Gun."

Summary: The 25th Anniversary DVD re-release features audition outtakes from unlikely 80's-era celebrities.

BONUS VIDEO: Here's the video they showed on SNL this week...

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Kristen Wiig is Hot and Crazy (Red Flag Perfume on SNL)

She's exquisite. She's the most stunning woman in the room. She's lived in Vegas for 11 years. Red flag.

Summary: The enchanting fragrance that warns would-be suitors that the attractive woman in the bar might not be worth the pursuit.

Hahahaha. Good chemistry here.


Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Kristen Wiig attacked by Giant Tarantula!!! (SNL WDHX News)


A news team is having a difficult time getting a report from Costa Rica because of a satellite delay.

Summary: Denise Fineman (Kristen Wiig) reports live, via tape delay, from Costa Rica, where her desk anchors (Alec Baldwin, Nasim Pedrad) are unable to protect her from jungle creatures about to attack.

Hahahaha! Love the huge snake at the end!


Monday, September 26, 2011

Kristen Wiig has 9 babies (All My Children wrap party on SNL)

Kristen Wiig has 9 children (and apparently Alec Baldwin is also her daughter) in this skit:

After 41 years, the cast and crew of "All My Children" shut down the soap opera the only way it knows how.

I liked Andy's bit where he came into the wrong room, and Kenan's second bit was funny where they also had AIDS. Other than that, not so much.


Sunday, September 25, 2011

Kristen Wiig is Michele Bachmann in the SNL Cold Opening: GOP Debate

SNL is back, and here's how the show started. Andy didn't have any major digital shorts or anything, but it was still a great episode. More later. Here's the Cold Opening...

Kristen Wiig plays Michele Bachmann.

It's yet another 2011 GOP Debate, featuring Mitt Romney and Rick Perry along with a bunch of other people.

Jason Sudeikis plays Mitt Romney. Alec Baldwin plays Rick Perry. Kristen Wiig plays Michele Bachmann. Taran Killam plays John Huntsman. Ron Paul... Kenan plays Herman Cain. And Bobby Moynihan plays Newt Gingrich. Andy Samberg plays Rick Santorum.


Saturday, September 24, 2011

Annette Bening and Kristin Wiig Film 'Imogene' (photos)

9 photos from Kristen shooting Imogene!

Annette Bening and Kristen Wiig film "Imogene" in Rockaway, Queens. (July 17, 2011)...

Now let's see the same staircase with Kristen in costume!

I don't know. They don't really look like they belong on Jersey Shore (they said they were going to spoof it). What do you think?

Kristen's looking a little like Gilly here:

Friday, September 23, 2011

Emmys 2011: Kristen Wiig arrives at the Jimmy Fallon afterparty

Kristen Wiig arrives at Jimmy Fallon's Emmy After Party 2011 @ Trousdale in West Hollywood!

Short and sweet! I'm glad she stopped for a photo with a fan. It's gotta be tempting to not stop when the paparazzing is going on.


Thursday, September 22, 2011

Kristen Wiig laughs at Andy Samberg at the 2011 Emmys

Check out Kristen Wiig in this video of the 2011 Emmy Awards where she laughs at Andy Samberg's antics (as well as her friend Maya Rudolph):


Emmys 2011: Kristen Wiig and other Celebs Reveal Which TV Family They'd Love to Join

This is a brief interview with Kristen Wiig and others on the red carpet before the 2011 Emmys.


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Kristen Wiig arrives at the 2011 Emmy Awards!

Here are 5 photos total!

Kristen Wiig arriving at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, CA.

And here's Kristen Wiig giving us some poses (she's got a nice smile):

Kristen Wiig - in a bikini (Extract photo)

UPDATE: Added three more images. Originally posted 1/22/10.

These are from the Mike Judge film (the creator of Beavis and Butthead, Office Space, and King of the Hill), Extract, with Jason Bateman, Mila Kunis, and Ben Affleck. It's funny but slightly painful (every character keeps doing stupid things). My favorite character is the annoying neighbor, David Koechner (also used to be on SNL).

In the film, Ben Affleck's character convinces Jason Bateman to hire this kid to pose as the poolboy and hit on Jason Bateman's wife, played by Kristen Wiig (she steals the scenes, as usual).

These next bikini shots are from the dream sequence:

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Bridesmaids Features - Kristen Wiig "Drunk-O-Rama" clip

There's a reason "Bridesmaids" is the No. 1 one R-rated female comedy of all time. It's darn funny...duh! And all the hilarity can soon be yours to have and to hold when the Judd Apatow-produced flick is released on DVD and Blu-ray today (September 20).

To ease any cold feet you may have about committing to this rowdy romp, we've got an EXCLUSIVE look at one of the DVD's super-fun featurettes!

Titled "Drunk-O-Rama," this goofy clip captures star Kristen Wiig in one of her most compromising positions. Well, except for that poop scene. And that Jon Hamm sex scene. But, you know, she's not at her sober finest here. As you'll recall, Kristen's character, Annie, is deathly afraid of flying, so she pops a few pills and some liquid courage to make the flight a little smoother. Except, she hits a little turbulence along the way. And we're not talking about the bumpy air kind.

Click play on the clip above to guffaw along to this hilarious DVD bonus, and be sure to pick up your copy of "Bridesmaids" on September 20.



Monday, September 19, 2011

Kristen Wiig loses her third Emmy nomination (2011 Supporting Comedy Actress)

But the good news is that she lost it to Julie Bowen of Modern Family. She hadn's won yet either.

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Julie Bowen for "Modern Family" (2009)

Other Nominees:
Jane Krakowski for "30 Rock" (2006)
Jane Lynch for "Glee" (2009)
Sofía Vergara for "Modern Family" (2009)
Betty White for "Hot in Cleveland" (2010)
Kristen Wiig for "Saturday Night Live" (1975)

SNL also lost for best Comedy Series Writing (to Daily Show, big surprise), Comedy Series (also to Daily Show), but it won best Director for a Comedy Series (Don Roy King).

See the rest of the winners here:


Sunday, September 18, 2011

Kristen Wiig predicted to win Emmy tonight (for a funny reason)

Check out the Emmy awards tonight to see if Kristen Wiig takes home her first Emmy!

In this Yahoo article "The 2011 Emmys: Who Will Win, Who Should Win, and Why", I saw the first time that Kristen Wiig was ever predicted to win an Emmy, and the reason is pretty funny. Observe...


Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Nominess: Jane Lynch ("Glee"), Betty White ("Hot in Cleveland"), Julie Bowen ("Modern Family"), Sofia Vergara ("Modern Family"), Kristen Wiig ("Saturday Night Live"), Jane Krakowski ("30 Rock")

Who Will Win: Kristen Wiig

Who Should Win: Kristen Wiig

Why: "Bridesmaids." ‘nuff said.


That's kind of funny, because I've mostly seen Jane Lynch as the obvious winner in other Emmy predictions. Jane won the award for the same category last year, so I hope they give Kristen a chance! This is Kristen's third Emmy nomination for supporting actress on SNL (three in a row), and she hasn't won yet!

More explanation for this is given elsewhere in the article with statements like this:

Everyone, including Academy members, is over "Glee"

In other SNL news, they think Amy Poehler should win for Parks and Rec lead actress (but won't).

See predictions (and who should win) for all the categories here:

Check out the Emmy Awards tonight to see if Kristen gets the upset award!


Friday, September 16, 2011

Will Kristen Wiig guest star on Glee? Heather Morris thinks she should!

Heather Morris begging 'Glee' creator Ryan Murphy to find a spot on show for SNL's Kristen Wiig

"Glee" cast member Heather Morris says she's begging series creator Ryan Murphy to get "Saturday Night Live" standout Kristen Wiig on the show.

"I keep telling Ryan Murphy that I'd die to work with her," Morris says in an interview in the October issue of Fitness magazine (out Tuesday). "Hopefully, he'll see this and finally make it happen!"

Morris is on the cover of the monthly and dishes on love, breast implants, dancing for Beyoncé and playing cheerleader Brittany Pierce on "Glee."

She got her TV start as a contestant dancer on Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance" in 2006. She also was a dancer on a 2007 tour by Beyoncé. Morris got an entree to "Glee" when she was brought in to help with choreography.

"She's like a little kid who says, 'I don't get it,'" she says about playing Brittany. "It's funnier to me to play Brittany as not super-stupid but really innocent."

Read more info and about Heather's breast implants here...

Would you watch Glee if Kristen Wiig was on it? What if Wiig wasn't on it?


Thursday, September 15, 2011

Kristen Wiig is NOT racist!

Check out this post on IMDB:

I was watching the commentary on Forgetting Sarah Marshall and the producer of the movie said that she was racist and then the rest of the cast joined in on the comment saying things like
       "Incredibly racist"
       "oh yeah"

Check out the thread here:


Yes, they were joking. They are comedians. They kid. Also, interviews on a comedy DVD are often riddled with similar false allegations. Comedians do this as a joke, for fun, to rile each other up. The interviewer will ask a comedian a question, and the comedian will throw out a random allegation like, "Kristen Wiig is racist," the director is a slave driver, or the lead actor was sleeping on set. Then the interviewer goes to the other comedians and says something like, "I heard Kristen Wiig is racist. Is that true?" Of course, that comedian picks it up and immediately says it's true and might even make up a story on the spot to explain how it's true. This cycle very common in DVD interviews (even if it's not usually about racism).

Kristen Wiig is not racist. Maya Rudolph, Kenan Thompson, and Nasim Pedrad can attest to that. (For example, Maya is a good friend of Kristen and was in SNL with her and movies like Bridesmaids, MacGruber, and the upcoming Friends with Kids.)


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Kristen Wiig's Bridesmaids: The women are coming to Turkey

The comedy “Bridesmaids” hits Turkish theaters this week and finally writer-actress Kristen Wiig, along with director Paul Feig, shows us that women are actually human beings who have a sense of humor and can be as vile and vicious as men.

Surely this is not the image that might agree with some people's prudent sensibilities, but “Bridesmaids” with its unashamed and unapologetic humor shows us a fragment of the truth and provides much relief for many women out there who are afraid to acknowledge they too can err, swear and make a mess of themselves. And guess what, that's simply fine.

It all starts with a rather raunchy scene with 30-something Annie (Kristen Wiig) copulating with her on-and-off boyfriend Ted (Jon Hamm of “Mad Men,” who looks extremely annoying here). This union is not love, and by the way the fact that Annie accepts to be treated so humiliatingly by shallow Ted just goes to show that this is only the surface of her problems with self-esteem. Annie looks like a genuinely nice person but her life is in a downward spiral. After the recession she ends up shutting down her much-loved bakery and moves in with a rather mentally challenged and annoying English brother and sister (comedians Matt Lucas and Rebel Wilson). At least Annie's still got her best friend, Lillian (Maya Rudolph), in her life, who provides her with the sanity she needs. But that's about to change as well.

When Lillian accepts her boyfriend's marriage proposal, warning bells start ringing for Annie -- she doesn't have a fulfilling relationship, she's got a job she hates at a jewelry store and she's got no money. Annie realizes that her life is stuck in a complete rut while she admires and envies Lillian's happiness.

Nevertheless she will be the maid of honor at Lillian's wedding and organize the bridal shower and bachelorette party. Things take quite a funny twist when she meets the other eccentric bridesmaids and Lillian's new friend, the all-perfect and rich Helen (Rose Byrne being as prissy as possible). Annie and Helen take a dislike towards each other from the onset and the rivalry begins to overwhelm Lillian during the arrangement of the bridal activities. It's been a long time since we have seen the wickedly enjoyable tug of war between two women on the big screen -- it's not at all pretty but it is indeed hilarious.

The ensemble cast of Bridesmaids is impeccably selected for this film, for each of the women have their own quirks and represent a range of contemporary women. Megan (the talented Melissa McCarthy) is a tough government official who likes to take a head-on approach to life. Then there is Rita (Wendi McLendon-Covi), a mother of three sons who cannot wait to escape her life through the bachelorette party, and good girl Becca (Elie Kemper), who still naively believes in the power of love. And of course there is Helen, who is not as polished as she seems. These five interesting and real women make the backbone of the film along with Annie.

The dialogue and narrative of the film is written with wit and ingenuity. A scene that takes place on an airplane could be the funniest scene of the year in cinema along with a bridal fitting that goes very wrong and ends up being so unexpectedly grotesque that you will not be able to refrain from laughing hard.

Yet, it isn't just the brave humor that this film excels in, but its presentation of Kristen Wiig's layered performance and her ability to write a funny and profound story about a woman who has hit rock bottom. It's not easy to create a character that's so lovable when she makes so many mistakes and ends up hurting loved ones, but Wiig writes and acts with such charm and ingenuity that Annie becomes someone who you can relate to and empathize with. You can imagine meeting her in real life, you can imagine her being your friend, unlike many of the other picture perfect heroines of the chick flick genre.

“Bridesmaids” is not a feminist manifesto in itself, but it is an authentic story of the modern woman -- an honest portrayal of a gender that exists in its own right not as an extension of its male counterpart, as is portrayed in most Hollywood comedies of such endearing vulgarity. This film is for women and for men, so don't miss this insightful and vivacious opportunity.



Sunday, September 11, 2011

Emmys 2011: Making a Case for Kristen Wiig

There’s a special dedication to the craft of humor that exists in a select few comedians and comic actors—what separates the good from the great is their willingness to do anything for a laugh. The great ones are willing to completely debase themselves, experiment with the absurd and the dangerous, and throw themselves entirely into a performance. With that in mind, one contemporary comedian comes immediately to mind: Saturday Night Live’s Kristen Wiig.

Wiig’s performances are never underwhelming. They are often outlandish, regularly scene-stealing and frequently unflattering. She plays inherently dislikeable characters that are somehow impossible not to love.

Oftentimes, sketch comedians are branded with certain character types they’re forced to revive over and over again. Wiig, on the other hand, exemplifies an insuperable versatility; she plays obnoxious and bawdy as terrifically as she plays skittish and neurotic. Even her formulaic characters, such as the one-trick pony Penelope (the “topper”), are consistently enjoyable watches.

As ostentatiously silly as Wiig is, an incredible respect for her work emanates from her in every performance. She seems to hold all of her characters and skits in the same high regard; she puts her all into sketches wherein she may not even be the comedic focus. What she seems to hold in the highest esteem is the production of laughter. Whether she is the one directly inciting that laughter, or she is simply helping to set the scene for another SNL cast member’s spotlight, she is always very clearly investing all of her talent and passion into her act.

In addition to her dedication, Wiig’s comedic momentum is boundless. She handles demanding roles tirelessly. She is in many ways a physical comedian—rarely will there be an episode of Saturday Night Live in which Wiig is not challenged to bounce around the stage for one reason or another. But her subdued performances are often even stronger. With tiny glances and glimmers, Wiig delivers nuanced, unforgettable characterizations.

There is more to her characters than just a playing up of eccentricities and the wickedly irresistible tool of slapstick. Wiig's performances are more than funny; they are inviting and gripping. None of her characters' jokes or quirks would be so markedly powerful were it not for the earnest charm that the actress carries with her at all times. It’s not simply the likeability with which she was fortunate enough to be born—she is, at all times, with every piece of dialogue and action, working so admirably hard to construct a character we cannot help but fall in love with. And beyond her ambition are her talent and knowhow; she gives us everything she has. And everything she has is filled with a definitive understanding of the craft of comedy and graceful skill -- something few comedians are lucky enough to exemplify.

Wiig is the best thing Saturday Night Live has to offer today. She deserves to be remembered among the comic greats the show has spawned. Her attitude and abilities are remarkable, and her career in film and television from this point forward promises nothing but excitement.



Friday, September 9, 2011

Does Anna Faris think "What's Your Number?" can piggyback off of Bridesmaids?

After the success of Bridesmaids, Horrible Bosses, and Bad Teacher, Anna is pushing "What's Your Number?" to an R rating. But can Anna deliver the raunchy random and slapstick comedy that the other three films did?

(Note that these three films are unique because (A) They feature women in comedy roles, (B) They are all rated R, (C) They were all successful. Specifically Jennifer Aniston tore up her role in Horrible Bosses.)

In What’s Your Number?, Anna Faris pushes the year’s R-rated-comedy trend along by playing a crass, desperate woman who decides she can’t sleep with yet another man and must instead revisit all twenty of her exes (played by Joel McHale, Andy Samberg, Zachary Quinto, among others). She spoke with Logan Hill.

Your husband, Chris Pratt, plays an ex who thinks your character is stalking him.
I love working with my husband, although it’s terrifying. Like, if I don’t impress him with my acting skills, he’s going to fall out of love with me.

So it’s all over now?
No, thank God. He’s still with me.

You fell for Chris while making your last movie, Take Me Home Tonight. But you weren’t the only person he dated on that set?
I was proud of myself for being like, “Hey, I’m cool. I’m one of the guys. I can help you get some action!” Our friendship sort of grew, so when the movie came to an end, I really missed him.

That seems healthy.
Yes, but there are certain people we don’t bring up: the little redhead, or the really hot camera girl. But I remember them! Maybe six or seven months into dating—I don’t know—I asked Chris, “Hey, how many people have you slept with?” And he looks at me like, “That’s the dumbest question.” I was like, Oh, yeah. It is. To this day, he hasn’t told me.


Do you think Bridesmaids will let women be raunchier in films?
I think there was an idea that what women wanted out of a comedy was different from what men wanted. If I pitch an R-rated comedy, we’d have to revise it to a PG-13. Maybe I’m being optimistic, but I feel like there has been an audience shift that studios are terrified of.

Read the rest of the raunchy interview here:


So Bridesmaids is at least giving other comediennes some hope! Let's see if Anna Faris can deliver!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Does Kristen Wiig want Jane Lynch to win the Emmy?

It seems that Kristen Wiig submitted her episode of SNL... to be the one where Jane Lynch hosted. Either Kristen wants Jane to win (knowing that Kristen likely won't), or that episode is really Kristen's best this season and it's just a coincidence.

The Emmys air on September 18th.


As the Emmys approach, Jane Lynch may look like the inevitable winner of best supporting comedy actress. Not only did she bag the category last year, but now she's hosting the Emmycast. But beware: She doesn't have the advantage she had last year -– she doesn't have that single powerhouse episode of "Glee" to submit to Emmy judges.

Last year, Lynch won for "The Power of Madonna," which was an impressive showcase for her skills as an actress, comedian, singer and dancer. She may have been competing in the supporting category, but she had so much screen time in that segment she seemed like a lead star.

The episode Lynch submitted this year isn't a blockbuster. "Funeral" is much more quiet and subdued as Lynch's character, Sue, mourns the loss of her sister, who had Down's Syndrome. Lynch shows a sadder and angrier side of her character and she doesn't get a chance to show off comedic skills. And she has much less screen time than she did in "The Power of Madonna."

Lynch does have another advantage this year though. She appears extensively in the episode submitted to Emmy judges by rival nominee Kristen Wiig. For some unknown reason, Wiig entered the episode of "Saturday Night Live" hosted by Lynch last fall. It's a perfect showcase for Lynch to show off her chops as a singer and comedian as she appears in a wide range of skits. It's a great complement to the dramatic performance Lynch gives on her own "Glee" submission, thus showing off her range as a performer.

Read more here:


Monday, September 5, 2011

'Bridesmaids' tops $100 million overseas

Bad girls have had a good time at the box office this summer, and not just in this country.

"Bridesmaids" and "Bad Teacher," two R-rated comedies featuring bawdy female characters that have become sleeper hits domestically, are also attracting impressive numbers of overseas moviegoers -- even though American jokes typically don't translate well abroad.

Starring Kristin Wiig as a woman trying to help her friend prepare for her wedding, "Bridesmaids" collected an additional $3.8 million this weekend in 40 foreign countries, bringing its total at the international box office to $104.8 million, according to an estimate by distributor Universal Pictures. The movie has performed best in Britain, raking in $36.5 million there. The picture has yet to open in 14 foreign territories. It is set to debut in South Korea next weekend.

"Bridesmaids" opened in the U.S. and Canada in May, where it has since collected $167.7 million.

"Bad Teacher," meanwhile, has grossed $98.1 million domestically since its launch in June and is doing equally well abroad, bringing in $98.8 million.

Read a tad more here:


Saturday, September 3, 2011

Could Kristen Wiig be a potential Emmy upset?

Kristen Wiig (supporting actress in a comedy): While there is no real dark horse in the supporting actor in a comedy category, Wiig definitely has that label on the women's side. No one from "SNL" has ever won an acting Emmy in the major categories, but the "Bridesmaids" effect may come into play here once again. Besides, Wiig has been carrying the show ever since Amy Poehler left; there's got to be an award for that, right?

See other potential upsets here:

The Emmys air on September 18th.


Thursday, September 1, 2011

Bridesmaids is coming to DVD on September 20th!

"Gut-bustingly funny. Bridesmaids gets an A!!!" (Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly) From the producer of Superbad, Knocked Up, and The 40-Year-Old Virgin comes the breakout comedy critics are calling "brazenly hysterical!" (Alynda Wheat, People)

Thirty-something Annie (Kristen Wiig) has hit a rough patch but finds her life turned completely upside down when she takes on the Maid of Honor role in her best friend Lillian’s (Maya Rudolph) wedding. In way over her head but determined to succeed, Annie leads a hilarious hodgepodge of bridesmaids (Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Ellie Kemper) on a wild ride down the road to the big event.

The year’s most outrageous wedding comedy Bridesmaids arrives on DVD and Blu-ray Combo packs on September 20th from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. It will be available for Digital Download September 20th.

Surpassing Sex and the City as the number one R-rated female comedy of all time, Bridesmaids stars “Saturday Night Live” standouts Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph, and was produced by comedy mastermind Judd Apatow (Knocked Up, The 40-Year Old Virgin).

You can go here to see some of Universal's other wedding themed comedies:

Kristen Wiig - Hot Video

Lawrence Welk Show - 10/1/11

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