Sunday, October 30, 2011

This is likely Kristen Wiig's last season on SNL

Kristen Wiig may quit "Saturday Night Live" to focus on her film career. A source tells Showbizz411 that the 38-year-old actress may graduate from the NBC late-night show at the end of its 37th season, which was premiered on September 24, now that she has had enough big screen roles on her resume.

The winner of Best Female Comedy Actress at the 1st Annual Comedy Awards made her debut on "SNL" in 2005. She was later promoted to be a full member of the repertory cast at the beginning of the show's 32nd season in 2006.

Wiig has become a hot commodity after taking a lead role on "Bridesmaids", which received critical acclaim and enjoyed a success at box office after it was released in May this year. Talks about plan to make the sequel have since brewed, but Wiig's co-star Jon Hamm recently hinted that she might not return for the possible second film.

For her next big screen appearance, the Lola Bunny of "The Looney Tunes Show" has wrapped the filming for "Friends with Kids" which is expected to come out sometime in 2012. She additionally lands a role on "Imogene".


Is this new? Not especially. But we have another reason why she likely won't return after this season. We already had these reasons...

1. This is the end of Kristen's 6-year contract with SNL. They'd have to sign a new contract with her. I think Lorne would pay her more to keep her on, but she's not like Fred Armisen (9 years) and Seth Meyers (10 years) because she's now a movie star. Also, even Will Ferrell wasn't a movie star when they famously paid him more to extend his contract.

2. Kristen has been acting in films for awhile, and her lead role in Bridesmaids has proven her success.

And now the third reason...

3. A source has mentioned this. They don't give any details, leaving you to assume it was someone who has talked to Kristen about it, but we don't really know that for sure, do we?


Saturday, October 29, 2011

Kristen Wiig - set to star in "The Comedian" with Robert Deniro and Sean Penn

Wiig is set to star in "The Comedian." The lead role will be played by Robert DeNiro, in a film written and directed by Sean Penn. Deadline says DeNiro will play "a raging comic past his prime who clings to any recognition that comes from his days as a beloved TV character as he tries to reignite his stagnant career." As for Wiig, she's "a dazzling and defiant redhead who turns his life sideways."

For the first time since "Into The Wild," Sean Penn is slipping back into the director's chair.

The two-time Oscar winning actor will helm "The Comedian," FilmNation Entertainment announced on Thursday, reuniting with his "Into The Wild" producer Art Linson to direct Robert De Niro and Kristen Wiig in the story of a very unusual relationship.

De Niro will play Jackie Burke, "a raging comic who is past his prime." Desperate to return to the spotlight, he is sentenced to perform community service after hitting an audience member with his microphone, and it is there that he meets Wiig, who plays Harmony, "a dazzling and defiant redhead who turns his life sideways."

At first glance, it sounds like a distant followup of "The King of Comedy," the Martin Scorsese-directed film in which De Niro played Robert Pupkin, an aspiring comedian who stalks down a late night talk show host.

King of Comedy:

De Niro has mixed drama and comedy in the past decade or so, with the Focker movies dashed in with actioners such as "Righteous Kill," "The Killer Elite," and "Limitless." As for Wiig, she's been one of the hottest commodities in Hollywood since her mega hit "Bridesmaids" took theaters by storm this spring; she'll next star in "Imogen," a drama that she's producing.



Friday, October 28, 2011

Kristen Wiig in the musical Anna Faris skit, "Tell Him" (SNL)

So one SNL skit from the Anna Faris episode didn't make it to the Internet.

Musical Sketch - Tell Him

Anna Faris ... girl
Vanessa Bayer ... Kendra
Abby Elliott ... girl
Nasim Pedrad ... girl
Andy Samberg ... waiter
Kristen Wiig ... girl

Andy was a waiter, and the ladies were doing a song in a restaurant.

Summary: 50's-era teenage girls (Abby Elliott, Kristen Wiig, Nasim Pedrad, Anna Faris) use the power of song to teach their confused friend (Vanessa Bayer) how to use deception to land a guy in the modern world.

Leave a comment if you find more pictures or a video clip of it!

And here's the Transcript:

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Kristen Wiig - Nose Job

So the question here is whether or not Kristen Wiig has a nose job, and a better question is why there is a website devoted to celebrity nosejobs...

Did Kristen Wiig get a nose job?

All this comparison proves, is that your nose typically flares a little when you smile wider:

Funny woman Kristen Wiig gets the laughs on SNL and is best known for her comedic persona.


Photo: Kristen Wiig in 2007 before her nose job, on left, and this year (2011), on right, with a turned-up nose.

Comedian Kristen Wiig, 37, makes many people laugh, but she turned to the serious business of changing her face a few years ago.

In 2007, she was already a regular on “Saturday Night Live” and had landed some movie roles. But she hadn’t achieved her current level of success, including her recent role in the movie “Bridesmaid,” which she co-wrote.

Wiig apparently decided in 2007 that she needed some surgical fine-tuning if she was going to make it bigger in show business.

Her fans weren’t pleased.

The Shine website noted the change in Kristen Wiig’s nose in 2008, commenting that it was “really different, to the point that it’s distracting. She went from a normal-looking woman with a normal-looking nose to a normal-looking woman with a nose that looks like it was sculpted from Play-Doh.”

That website’s editor, Jennifer Romolini, said the nose job was “incredibly upsetting. It’s one thing for superficial mush brains like Paris Hilton to ‘enhance’ themselves. For the most part, that’s all women like her really have. But when a smart, accomplished actress/comedian like Wiig feels the need to alter her appearance, it signifies that something in our society has broken even further.”

“Female comedians are sort of the final frontier in not having to be shellacked and tanned and veneered and stick-skinny and styled. They often look like real people. It’s refreshing,” she said.

The author was likely thinking of someone like Botox opponent Tina Fey.

Before turning to acting, Wiig worked as a graphic artist at a plastic surgeon’s office.



So they make a pretty strong argument that Kristen got a nose job. There's no true confirmation, but several people are very sure of it.

However, both images aren't concrete enough. In the straight shot, she's smiling wider and in the side profile she's smiling wider with the straight nose and pulling her head back and jutting out her jaw with the rounded nose.

Try it now. Smile wide and you'll feel your nose get straighter on the tip. Now jut your jaw out and lift your lips up slightly, and you'll feel more of a ball forming on the end of your nose.

My final verdict is there isn't enough evidence to prove that she's had a nose job and therefore likely hasn't.

However, I am surprised that this hasn't come up in an interview or that she hasn't squashed these rumors (which folks will point to when trying to prove that the rumors are true).


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Kristen Wiig announces the Bloomberg SNL Cold Open

Cold Opening - A Message From The Mayor

Fred Armisen ... Mike Bloomberg
Kristen Wiig ... announcer (voice)

NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg addresses the Occupy Wall Street protests, including clean-up efforts and a few ideas for their movement.

Overall, Kristen appeared in 7 skits this past episode (October 15, 2011), tieing with host Anna Farris.


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Kristen Wiig in the Manuel Ortiz Show (with Anna Faris)

Show - the Manuel Ortiz Show

Anna Faris ... Maria Montoyez
Fred Armisen ... Manuel Ortiz
Vanessa Bayer ... Brianna Espinal
Paul Brittain ... Benny
Bill Hader ... announcer (voice)
Bill Hader ... Osnar Jimenez
Bobby Moynihan ... Gabriela Mariela Montoyez Gutierrez
Kenan Thompson ... salesman
Kristen Wiig ... Cassandra Jimenez

On this episode, Manuel Ortiz tries to sort through a very complex family dispute.

I've mostly found these skits closer to "annoying" than funny. The only common character in any of these skits is the host, Manuel Ortiz (played by Fred Armisen).

This is the fourth Manuel Ortiz skit, and what's interesting is that Kristen Wiig has been in every one of these, each time playing a different character! Observe...

Aired on 12.19.2009
Kristen Wiig ... Lessa Dominguez

Aired on 05.08.2010
Kristen Wiig ... Janessa

Aired on 11.13.2010
Kristen Wiig ... Nurse Monica

Aired on 10.15.2011
Kristen Wiig ... Cassandra Jimenez

Fred has been on SNL so long, that he's done three different Spanish TV spoofs, and this is the one he's currently focusing on more than the others. The "Besos Y Lagrimas" Telemundo show was an excuse to get Latino hosts making fun of their culture (three of those skits; Kristen was in two of them). Fericito from ¡Show Biz Grande Explosion! was interesting. It was a talk show and Monologue/Weekend Update character who appeared 8 times (mostly 2002-2005). And I know there was one more (maybe with Maya Rudolph?), but I can't find it. He was talking and standing (so it was also a type of Telemundo talk show).



Monday, October 24, 2011

Kristen Wiig is #1 on Cute Cruel's Top 10 Saturday Night Live Cast Members

As a warning, this was written by someone (Cute Cruel) who is obviously young and hasn't been watching SNL very long. The earliest player in this list is Jimmy Fallon, so it's a narrow perspective on SNL. That said, it's beautiful and fun, so enjoy!

#1: kristen wiig

“I feel incredibly fortunate to be in this cast. I feel like, in some way, we were all sort of out in the world and found each other.”

#2: bill hader

“People ask me, ‘Did you always want to be on SNL’? No, actually, it never crossed my mind.
It didn’t even seem possible. It would’ve been like saying, ‘Hey, do you wanna go to the moon’?”

#3: seth meyers

“The regenerative qualities of [SNL] are amazing. You drag yourself in on Monday, but then the adrenaline kicks in. The thing about having a host is that you can’t just say, ‘I’ll do this one next week’—because it might
be John Malkovich. What are you going to do—miss a chance to write for Malkovich?”

#4: tina fey

“I was the first female head writer at SNL. It’s very fun to be a writer at SNL,
but it’s more fun to do both (co-anchoring the Weekend Update). On Update, you look like yourself,
and every week you say, ‘Hi, this is me.’ So it’s career-changing.”

#5: amy poehler

“The minute you get on this show, you have to be ready for every single person in America to share their opinions with you because they feel like they own the show—and they do. They own it as much as you do. Everybody feels like they can tell you what sucks now and what was great then.”

#6: jimmy fallon

“I’m twenty-seven and I look thirty. Because I don’t sleep anymore. I feel like I’m getting older fast. That’s one thing they don’t tell you about the job. You hear stories from other cast members like, ‘Hey man, good luck. Hang in there, ‘cause this place will kill you.’”

#7: andy samberg

“My audition for SNL was very silly. You’re supposed to do impressions and characters, and I basically had none. So I did a lot of stand-up and tried to show how I was a dumb@$$.”

Sunday, October 23, 2011

All the Kristen Wiig sex scenes (videos)

This is one post with all of Kristen Wiig's sex scenes from her films.

In 2010, Kristen Wiig was in MacGruber, which had a weird sex scene. Here Vicki and MacGruber get intimate earlier in the film...

Here's a video interview with Kristen about the sex scene:

Kristen Wiig comments on her first sex scene, from the movie MacGruber. Leave a comment below with the URL if you find a video clip of the scene.

Check out this text interview with more information about her sex scene:

On Funny or Die, Kristen Wiig shares a beard love scene with Zach Galifianakis:

In 2011, she wrote and starred in Bridesmaids, which offered this silly sex scene with Kristen and Jon Hamm:

The Bridesmaids cast discusses their ideas for sex scenes:


Saturday, October 22, 2011

Kristen Wiig & Anti Comedy (Time Interview)

Kristen Wiig: The Anti-Comedian

Kristen Wiig's Saturday Night Live characters respond to social discomfort by talking too much and moving too much. They're a blur of tics and noises. (It's not coincidental that she does a great Kathie Lee Gifford impression.) But in the dimly lit Gordon Ramsay restaurant of her L.A. hotel, in her hipster black knit beret, Wiig is leaning back, sipping green tea and not talking or moving much at all, just being cool. It's awkward but not comic awkward. Normal awkward. Usually performers will answer "How are you?" with enough to fill your notebook. But Wiig didn't do any performing at all until she was in her late 20s. Not college theater, not high school talent shows, not little skits for her parents. In fact, she doesn't really like to speak to crowds. "At parties, I'll start talking and notice everyone is looking at me and feel dumb and say, 'Forget it,' and then start eating things," she says.

Which is how she is in movies — no crazy hair, no crazy eyes, no crazy jumping into other actors' shots. In movies, she's the anti–Will Ferrell. She played indie small in Ghost Town, Adventureland and Extract. After she was in minor roles in two Judd Apatow–produced movies, Knocked Up and Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, Apatow asked her — as he has Steve Carell, Seth Rogen and Jason Segel — to write a movie that she could star in for his company. So she and Annie Mumolo, a friend from the L.A. improv troupe the Groundlings, co-wrote Bridesmaids, a dude comedy with a chick-flick plot: a single, unemployed woman (Wiig) is asked to be the maid of honor for a friend (Maya Rudolph) who's marrying a rich guy.

It's a smart blend: the Apatow heart squishiness is already built in, and the crude jokes feel new when told from a woman's perspective. We've all seen explosive diarrhea onscreen before — but we haven't seen it from characters trying on wedding dresses. And until now, no film has given nearly enough attention to the plight of mothers changing the sheets of their pubescent sons.

Still, a movie with both fart noises and gowns is a tough sell, and it took four years for Bridesmaids to get made. "Maybe studios don't want to see women acting in a way that isn't womanly," Wiig, 37, says. "Maybe people don't." But the more Wiig devolves into horribleness in Bridesmaids — tearing apart the wedding-shower cake out of jealousy — the more sympathetic she is. "Kristen has this really likable personality that doesn't require her going big," Apatow says. "There are certain people — you love them, but you like seeing them abused. It might be the most important comedy quality: 'I love you, but I want to see horrible things happen to you,'" he adds. "She plays wilted very well," says Mumolo. "It's these boiling emotions inside barely making their way out because she's working so hard to cover them."

Covering her emotions doesn't seem as if it requires a lot of work at the restaurant, as we eat our finger sandwiches. The problem is that Wiig is shy, cool and pretty — not the petri dish of insecurities from which most comedians are made. She loved high school. (Not only was she not in any clubs; she was also one of those people who sneaked into yearbook pictures of the clubs to make fun of them.) At the University of Arizona, Wiig studied art. Then she moved to L.A. and did arty jobs: florist, graphic artist for a plastic surgeon (she illustrated what patients would look like after an operation), decorative painter. When Wiig eases up around people — I've heard — her weird creativity comes out, and she does a lot of voices and imitations. So many that the decorative painter she worked for recommended that she see a show by the Groundlings, the troupe that trained Phil Hartman, Conan O'Brien and Lisa Kudrow.

She zipped through the Groundlings' classes and won tons of stage time performing absurd characters, including a very serious composer who writes music for Disney's Main Street Electrical Parade and a chatty Target salesclerk. By 2005 she was on SNL doing the Target Lady nearly every week. In fact, there are weeks when it feels as though Wiig is in every sketch. "There are two people who arrived fully formed — her and Dana Carvey — where you saw what they did in their audition and you put it on the air," says SNL executive producer Lorne Michaels. "She has that thing that Phil Hartman and Dan Aykroyd had, which is absolute precision, but also this lightness that isn't what they had."

The precision of idiosyncratic looks and gestures is what lets Wiig take one-note characters (a woman who can't keep a secret! A woman who one-ups everyone else's story! A Lawrence Welk–era backup singer with deformed hands!) and make them compelling in their quirkiness. "As much as she goes to extremes and flies off on a broom, her characters are grounded," says Bridesmaids' Rudolph, who also worked with Wiig on SNL. "There's an uncomfortable quality to a lot of them that's painfully funny." Because her characters are simple, she's smart enough to retire them long before other SNL cast members would. She'll no longer do Penelope the one-upper or Gilly the mischievous schoolgirl, not even at Michaels' request.

Otherwise, though, Wiig seems willing to do anything — including making herself unattractive and being physically uncomfortable. In the hilarious, punky MacGruber movie, not only did she dress up as former SNL co-star Will Forte, but she also got in bed with him in 100° heat in New Mexico. "I dripped sweat onto her, body hair falling onto her. You can see these huge droplets of sweat hitting her in the face," Forte says. "I don't remember her even asking any questions about it. It was her birthday also. That was how she spent her birthday — getting mercilessly pounded." Though she didn't complain about it on set, you actually feel for her during the pounding.

"She has that sadness and vulnerability that comics have but don't always show," says three-time SNL host Jon Hamm, who plays Wiig's slimy boyfriend in Bridesmaids and helped cast her as his co-star in the upcoming comedy Friends with Kids. "She's also beautiful. She'd be horrified if she knew I was saying that. This is a lady who can wear coconuts on her boobs and talk out of her butt, but as soon as you say she's pretty, she gets super-embarrassed. She's always shrinking into a hoodie or a knit cap and doesn't want to be noticed, which is adorable."

Yes, adorable, but less so when you're trying to get her to talk about herself. Even she is surprised she is getting all this attention, especially as a comedian, which she didn't see for herself. "I went through my high school yearbook recently," Wiig says. "I was surprised people wrote I had a good sense of humor. I don't remember being funny."

Then we sit there quietly for a moment, putting clotted cream on scones. It's not unpleasant, actually. It's kind of like taking a car ride with a good friend and not needing to talk all the time.

Still, I'm thinking tea was a bad call. The hotel had scotch too.



Friday, October 21, 2011

Kristen Wiig at Glamour Women of the Year (photos)

Here are 5 photos of Kristen looking glamorous!

Kristen Wiig arrives at the "Women of the Year" Glamour Awards at Berkerley Square in London.

In This Photo: Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Chris O'Dowd...

Kristen is looking very regal in this photo:

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Kristen Wiig and Rose Byrn - 'Bridesmaids' Premiere photos

'Bridesmaids' Celebrity Girls Night Out to celebrate the premiere at Event Cinemas George Street.

In This Photo: Kristen Wiig, Rose Byrne, Rebel Wilson, Paul Feig...

The cast of "Bridesmaids" hit the red carpet for the premiere of hit comedy "Bridesmaids" in Sydney, Australia.

And now some photos of just Kristen...

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Kristen Wiig is not happy with Lord Wyndemere (SNL)

Sketch - Lord Wyndemere

Anna Faris ... Debbie (daughter)
Paul Brittain ... Cecil (boyfriend)
Bill Hader ... Turlington
Andy Samberg ... Stephen (brother)
Jason Sudeikis ... Greg (dad)
Kristen Wiig ... mother

A girl introduces her family to her new boyfriend, Cecil, who has everyone but dad thinking he's a fop.

Hahahaha. Kristen doesn't do much, but she is beautiful as the mother of Anna Faris in this hilarious Paul Britain skit. I think the main star here is Jason Sudeikis, who channels his Will Ferrell yelling father here.


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Kristen Wiig in Lifetime Gameshow (SNL) - this is HILARIOUS!!!

Hahahaha. Wow, this is edgy and super clever. Reminds me of the original SNL. A rare gem. Watch it noooooooowwwww!

Lifetime Gameshow - What's Wrong With Tanya?!

Anna Faris ... Mary Jo Beth Jojo
Vanessa Bayer ... Mary Jo Williams
Abby Elliott ... Tanya
Bill Hader ... Vince Blake
Andy Samberg ... Boy Tanya
Kristen Wiig ... announcer (voice)
Kristen Wiig ... JoBeth Anderson

Where did SNL suddenly get its edginess for this skit? Who wrote this masterpiece?

I'm not sure. I read somewhere that Vince Blake (Bill Hader's character) is a recurring character, but I'm still looking into that.

Anyway, this is edgy because it throws out sexual abuse as jokes, something that the original SNL players wouldn't have been afraid to do (they cut at everything from violence, to beating women, to sexism, to racism... anything edgy). Take Andy Samberg's male Tanya character. The jokes there are that he was sexually abused by his teacher and can't read. Wow. That's intense that (1) They presented those statements as jokes and (2) They got the audience (and me) to laugh at that. Wow.

And then it's super clever, because it is based in this world where the Lifetime movie conditions of life are actually reality (such as the fake raking, all the moms wear similar clothes, all the moms have similar names, all the kids are named Tanya, and Bill Hader's eruptions of control over Anna Farris). They created their own reality that mocks Lifetime movies. It's truly amazing.

Kristen Wiig doesn't get the best lines, but she supports well. The real stars here are Bill Hader, Anna Faris, and Andy Samberg (who makes the audience erupt in laughter without saying anything). Andy is starting to beat Kenan for best looks when never saying a line. =^)



Monday, October 17, 2011

Michele Bachmann PUNCHES Newt Gingrich! (Kristen Wiig on SNL)

Show - Yet Another GOP Debate

Vanessa Bayer ... Sandy Schaub
Paul Brittain ... Ron Paul
Bill Hader ... Rick Perry
Bobby Moynihan ... Newt Gingrich
Andy Samberg ... Rick Santorum
Jason Sudeikis ... Mitt Romney
Kenan Thompson ... Herman Cain
Kristen Wiig ... announcer (voice)
Kristen Wiig ... Michele Bachmann

It's time for another GOP debate and Herman Cain expands on his plan to simplify government policy.

Ha! Kenan gets to star in this one as Herman Cain gains in popularity. The actual Cain is a bit of a financial genius (or at least was; he took down the Clinton healthcare package in one evening back when he was the CEO of Godfather), but it's still interesting to see a business man slug it out with governors and senators (and surprising to see him gain traction).

Anyway, Kenan did pretty good here, but I can't help but think they could bring Kenan's version of Cain up a few notches by focusing on the craft of impersonation and make him a little wilder. Maybe they should have Jay Pharoah doing Cain? Heck, if Cain and Obama go at it, SNL could have Jay Pharoah do a double (non-live) impersonation where he plays both Cain and Obama (like how Dana Carvey did George Bush Sr and Ross Perot, which won him an Emmy).

Anyway, Kristen's Bachmann is in a janitor's closet with Bobby's hilarious Newt Gingrich (they should really do a skit around Bobby's Newt). Kristen has a funny bit where she decks Bobby.

Kristen pulls double duty as the announcer and a player (so they obviously recorded her voice beforehand). Kristen also does this later in the episode for the Lifetime gameshow.

This is Kristen's fifth appearance as Bachmann. The first was on 09.17.2009. Wiig never really found a zone with Bachmann, not like Amy Poehler's Hilary Clinton or Tina Fey's Sarah Palin.

Bill Hader messes up once here and Vanessa Bayer messes up multiple times (but she gets her groove going after a rough start).

Likely this was written as the Cold Open, but they came up with something they liked better. Not only is this what they usually do for Cold Opens (politically charged), but Anna Faris isn't in it (also usually reserved for political Cold Opens). However, they still thought it was funny, so they didn't remove it from the show.


Sunday, October 16, 2011

Kristen Wiig is the Sponsor in "SNL Digital Short: Interview with Drake"

Kristen comes on briefly in the middle as the sponsor.

Get to know international music sensation Drake in ways you've never seen.

Kristen was funny as the sponsor. I wonder what it would be like if the Sponsor was an expanded skit or digital short.


Kristen Wiig and Anna Farris oogling at men (SNL - Bookstore)

Two women stop in the local booktore looking for the 2012 Ferrari calendar, but not because they're into cars.

So a new character (probably last) for Kristen as Anna and Kristen go into a bookstore and go off describing weird men in a calendar.

The audience isn't liking this one, with only one solid laugh in the skit leading up to the hilarious ending with Bill Hader.

But was all the build up worth it. They could have just cut to the end. Obviously some folks thought the descriptions of men and the characters of these ladies were funnier than the audience does.


Saturday, October 15, 2011

Kristen Wiig gets the Lawrence Welk Show into the Music Comedy Hall of Fame

Kristen Wiig Earns "The Lawrence Welk Show" Sketch An Induction Into The Music Comedy Hall Of Fame

You know that file you have in your brain labeled “It just never stops being funny”? Well, you can add “The Lawrence Welk Show” sketch from this season’s SNL to that file. Sure it starts out normal enough, but just wait till—you know what we don’t want to ruin a single moment of this sketch.

This musical number will dissolve any doubts you had about whether or not Kristen Wiig is a comedic genius. We are more than pleased to induct it into the Music Comedy Hall of Fame.


And then Kristen Wiig most recently did the skit with Melissa McCarthy in 10/1/11 (her fourth one). I predict that she'll do the skit one more time this season, in about April or May.


Friday, October 14, 2011

Kristen Wiig at the Ed Sullivan Theater (before going on David Letterman)

Kristen Wiig poses in a black silk dress and leopard print heels before making an appearance on "The Late Show with David Letterman" to promote her movie "Bridesmaids".

More photos of the event here:


Thursday, October 13, 2011

Kristen Wiig leaving Jimmy Fallon's Emmy After Party 2011

Kristen is all smiles as she gets her party on!

And here's videos of Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Jimmy Fallon, Andy Samberg, Rashida Jones, Maya Rudolph, Lorne Michaels, Seth Meyers, and Chris Kattan at the same party:

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph get their Bridesmaids on

Kristen Wiig & Maya Rudolph Visit Access Hollywood

That sounds funny: "getting their bridesmaids on." Onto what? Not sure. It was awhile ago, but here are the photos from this smacker...

Here's Maya Rudolph pregnant:

Plugging away with promotional duties, Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph were spotted outside Access Hollywood studios in Los Angeles on Monday (May 9).

Kristen with Seth Rogen:

Just kidding. He's just a fan.

The comedic actresses were promoting their latest hit movie called “Bridesmaids” - which opened in theaters on Friday, May 13th.

You won't like her when she's angry:

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Kristen Wiig - Road to the Emmys SNL Season 37 - Episodes 1-3

To win an Emmy in her fourth (and probably last) nomination, Kristen has to serve up a regular reminder that she's awesome on SNL. She's at the top of the show (along with Andy and others), so they'll let her do what she wants (that's been the case for a few seasons now).

This is her (probably) last and best chance to win that coveted SNL Emmy (only won so far by cast members Chevy Chase, Gilda Radner, Dana Carvey, Andy Samberg, and Tina Fey).

So here's a state of Kristen Wiig so far this season. She's basically focusing on two big bits/hits per episode, which is similar to what Eddie Murphy and Will Ferrell did when they were big on the show (also Dana Carvey and other legends). It's also what Chevy Chase did (to win him an Emmy, get a second nomination, and launch his film career), but Chevy ended up lining up himself to be in every Cold Open and on Weekend Update each week, so he was guaranteed three big roles each week (genius).

Kristen's Season 7 (SNL Season 37):

Episode 1 - Alec Baldwin
1. Red Flag Commercial - Kristen starts us off with a new character, in the form of a commercial, who is attractive but crazy. (Similar concept to Shana, but obviously very different in the type of "attractive", the type of "crazy", and the form (commercial versus skit).) She's going with "new" to show that she's going to give us favorites, but she's also going to show that she's got range and new tricks up her sleeves.
2. Denise Fineman, news reporter - She keeps it going with a second new character; this one is a news reporter (she also has her gay news reporter who comes onto women and her publisher's clearing house reporter who tries to get the winners excited; all three have similar setups). This one's gags are that there's a time delay between the desk reporters and her and that she's had work done on her body so she can't feel the bugs and animals crawling on her awkwardly. Funny stuff!

Episode 2 - Melissa McCarthy
1. Lawrence Welk's Dooneese Cold Open - This is strange because it's the one character known by the man who hosts the show more than the name of character itself. Dooneese is such a favorite that they've done it 6 times now, and they moved it to the Cold Open starting with #3 (and continued since then). It was done twice a season for the first two seasons and only once last season. I think they'll do it one more time this season, in April or May because they did it early this season. This is probably her strongest character that's well known and not annoying (unlike Gilly and Penelope, who Wiig vowed she wouldn't do anymore; she's sick of the negative press).
2. Herself in the Monologue - She starred with Melissa McCarthy in the monologue as they put on a silly dance. This is good exposure for Kristen because she's making herself into a character (worked great for Chevy Chase; also worked well for Eddie Murphy's popularity, even though he didn't win his nominations).

Episode 3 - Ben Stiller1. Nan Washingtom - She unveils a new character on Weekend Update, Nan Washingtom, who awkwardly talks about pancake parties.
2. Shana - The fourth Shana skit. This one features Ben Stiller and is an office Halloween party.

Overall: Kristen's off to a great start! She's unveiled 2 new characters in episode 1 (Alec Baldwin), led with a hit character and played herself as a character in episode 2 (Melissa McCarthy), and gave us one new character and a hit character in episode 3 (Ben Stiller). She's been continuing the formula that made Chevy Chase, Gilda Radner, Eddie Murphy, Billy Crystal (Billy was a huge hit and did this formula, but it was only for one season due to management changes), Dana Carvey, and Will Ferrell huge stars on SNL.

Here's the breakdown of that formula (it might be obvious by now):
1 - Star in at least two big skits each episode.
2 - Focus on your biggest hit characters.
3 - Try to mix it up with new characters that show your range (you're not out of tricks).
4 - Try to get some bits in there where you play yourself so that the audience can connect with you better.

And then Kristen has a unique problem that she's tackling with her formula:

5 - Retire characters that are funny and hits, but that ulitmately backfired a little and caused negative press because they are a little annoying (which is the point of the skits: to annoy the other characters... but they also might end up annoying the audience too, especially if you repeat them often). Specifically: Kathy Lee, Gilly, and Penelope.

What do you think? Will Kristen earn her first SNL Emmy this year? (Notice I say "first" because Tina Fey won two SNL Emmys after she left the show, and she's also received a third nomination.)


Kristen Wiig is a reporter in the SNL Cold Open

GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney is questioned by reporters about other possible candidates, and is interrupted by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.

Cold Opening - Press Conference

Vanessa Bayer ... reporter
Paul Brittain ... reporter
Bill Hader ... reporter
Steve Higgins ... announcer (voice)
Taran Killam ... reporter
Bobby Moynihan ... Chris Christie
Nasim Pedrad ... reporter
Jason Sudeikis ... Mitt Romney
Kristen Wiig ... reporter

Hmmm. Interesting.


Monday, October 10, 2011

Kristen Wiig is Nan Washingtom (new character on SNL)

Weekend Update

Seth Meyers
Kristen Wiig ... Nan Washingtom

Party and event planner Nan Washington comes on to promote her new book, but all of her ideas involve a delicious breakfast item.

New character for Kristen! This is an awkward character with obvious ideas to talk about, and an ongoing theme (pancakes).

This is one of those characters where what she says isn't funny, but how she says it is pretty funny.

Do you want to see this new character again?


Sunday, October 9, 2011

Kristen Wiig - Shana's Halloween Party with Ben Stiller (SNL)

The male guests are excited for the beautiful Shanna to make an appearance, but most of them are turned off by her peculiar behavior.

Sketch - Halloween Party

Ben Stiller ... Mr. Jurgens
Abby Elliott ... Becky
Taran Killam ... guy
Andy Samberg ... Patrick
Kenan Thompson ... guy
Kristen Wiig ... Shana

Hahahaha. This is Wiig's fourth appearance as Shana:


It was actually on the Jimmy Fallon show that Jimmy mentioned to Kristen that his favorite character she did was Shana (she had only done it once). After that she did it once each season.


Saturday, October 8, 2011

Kristen Wiig and Darren Criss filming Imogene

Darren Criss & Kristen Wiig Take "Imogene" to Manhattan

On location in Manhattan, New York for work on their latest project, Kristen Wiig and Darren Criss were spotted filming scenes for their forthcoming flick "Imogene" on September 13.

The pair looked to be in good spirits as they reported for duty in the afternoon, strolling the streets of the big city as they shot clips for their 2013 movie.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Kristen Wiig trashes Little Poundcake (SNL Commercial)

Lil Poundcake, the sweetest doll on the block, is the new way to keep your little girl from getting HPV!

Commercial - Lil Poundcake

Vanessa Bayer ... mother
Abby Elliott ... announcer (voice)
Kristen Wiig ... mother

Kristen is on at the end, disposing of the biohazards. Nice look from Kristen. =^)


Thursday, October 6, 2011

Kristen Wiig complains about Andy Samberg's Sex (SNL)

Trying to pick up a woman in a bar, a man is confronted by his shortcomings as a lover.

Sketch - Complaints

Melissa McCarthy ... Lana
Vanessa Bayer ... Tracy
Paul Brittain ... bartender
Bill Hader ... guy
Nasim Pedrad ... Kelly
Andy Samberg ... Don
Kenan Thompson ... mailman
Kristen Wiig ... Deb

Hahahaha! Kristen comes on early as one of the women who wants to file an official complaint with Andy's Don character. She's the nastiest of the three ladies to do this.

Great ending! "To our terrible love-making!" Hahahaha.


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Kristen Wiig to guest star on Portlandia Season 2!

Andy Samberg, Kristen Wiig, Penny Marshall and More to Stop by "Portlandia"

IFC announced some of the guest stars who will be visiting the show when it returns in January...

This season's guest stars include a who's who of comedy, including Penny Marshall ("Laverne and Shirley"), Jack McBrayer ("30 Rock"), Tim Robbins ("The Shawshank Redemption"), Andy Samberg ("SNL," Lonely Island), Amber Tamblyn (127 Hours, "House") and Kristen Wiig ("Bridesmaids," "SNL").

As any fan can tell you, "Portlandia" stars Fred Armisen ("SNL") and Carrie Brownstein (Wild Flag, Sleater-Kinney) as a variety of wonderfully eccentric characters including Peter and Nance, a bohemian couple caught up in the organic and local food movement; Bryce Shivers and Lisa Everesman, an arty and obsessive couple; and Toni and Candice, the formerly activist, self-involved shopkeepers of the feminist bookstore "Women and Women First."...

Here's a sneak peek of Season 2:

Read more about season 2 of Portlandia here:

So this often happens where SNL folks will go start TV shows and then later invite their SNL friends to make guest appearances.


Parks and Recreation - Starring Amy Poehler. Guest appearances by Will Forte, Fred Armisen, and Andy Samberg.

Portlandia - Starring Fred Armisen. Guest appearances by Jason Sudeikis and upcoming appearances by Andy Samberg and Kristen Wiig.

30 Rock - Starring Tina Fey, Tracy Morgan, and Alec Baldwin (he's hosted enough to be on SNL). Guest appearances by Will Forte, Kristen Wiig, Fred Armisen, Jason Sudeikis, Rachel Dratch, Julia-Louis Dreyfus, Bill Hader, Conan O'Brien, and Chris Parnell.

Up All Night - Starring Maya Rudolph. Guest appearances by Will Forte and Jorma Taccone.

The Mighty B - Starring Amy Poehler. Guest appearances by Kenan Thompson.

Conan - Starring Conan O'Brien. Guest appearances by Amy Poehler and Will Forte.

So Kristen Wiig needs to stop by Parks and Recreation and Up All Night to get on those two! =^)


Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Kristen Wiig in the Melissa McCarthy SNL Promo

Melissa McCarthy is really, really excited to host SNL with musical guest Lady Antebellum.

"It's been an uncomfortable week." Hahahaha! Classic!


Monday, October 3, 2011

Kristen Wiig's Hot Dancing in the Melissa McCarthy SNL Monologue

Melissa is excited she is to host Saturday Night Live, and showcases her passion for dancing.

Starts with a joke about the sink scene from Bridesmaids.

Kristen Wiig comes out to help dance!

A little silly. No real dancing though.

Taran and Bobby rock! Good screen joke.

Cute and funny. This is definitely a good start for an Emmy-nominated episode for Melissa McCarthy and an Emmy-nominated season for Kristen Wiig (it would be her fourth in a row).


Sunday, October 2, 2011

Kristen Wiig - Lawrence Welk show with Melissa McCarthy (SNL Dooneese)

SNL starts out with a bang as Kristen Wiig gives us her most popular character that isn't potentially too annoying, Doonees on the Lawrence Welk Show.

Cold Opening - The Lawrence Welk Show

Melissa McCarthy ... Cousin Gert
Fred Armisen ... Lawrence Welk
Vanessa Bayer ... Toni
Abby Elliott ... Shirley
Steve Higgins ... announcer (voice)
Taran Killam ... Eugene Dooalotts
Nasim Pedrad ... Nancy
Kristen Wiig ... Dooneese

To celebrate the dawn of autumn, Lawrence welcomes Eugene Dooalotts and the talented Maharelle sisters to sing a song.

This episode is slightly different because often the host is the male singer. Taran Killam doesn't fight her off as much as usual because the focus is more on Melissa McCarthy's new Gert character who's apparently a strong beaver woman. =^)

Kristen has been Dooneese 6 times now (the first time was 10/4/08). Here's how often they've played...
08-09 season - 2 times
09-10 season - 2 times
10-11 season - 1 time
11-12 season - 1 time (so far)

Often the sisters get rotated. Despite a rotating female cast, Kristen's character is the glue that has held this skit together. Here's the tally:
Kristen Wiig as Dooneese - 6
Fred Armisen as Lawrence Welk (the only impression) - 6
Abby Elliott as Shirley - 3
Nasim Pedrad as Nancy - 3
Vanessa Bayer as Toni - 2
Casey Wilson as Nora - 2
Amy Poehler as Holly & then Janice - 2
Betty White as Mother - 1
Ann Hathaway as Janice - 1
Ana Gasteyer as Clara - 1
Maya Rudolph as Peggy - 1
Jenny Slate as Rhonda - 1
And then Molly Shannon, Rachel Dratch, and Tina Fey have appeared as Jugglettes.

They're beginning to run out of names for the sisters. =^)

Technically Anne Hathaway played the sister Janice on 10/04/08 (and Amy Poehler played Holly that episode), but on 5/8/10 Amy Poehler played Janice. So it could be that the sister Janice is the only character played by two different people. Or perhaps they ran out of names. =^)

Interestingly, they had the normal sisters take a break on the 5/8/10 episode with Betty White in order to feature all the legendary SNL ladies they had on hand in the skit... Amy, Tina, Ana, Molly, Maya, and Rachel (not sure why Amy didn't play Holly again).

It's early to tell for sure, but I'm going to toss in my hat that Melissa McCarthy will get an Emmy nomination for hosting this show. I think she nailed a solid show, showed some great characters, showed some stellar comedy chops, and is coming off an Emmy win this year (2011) for her show, Mike & Molly. What do you think?

I might update this opinion later as I go back and review more of this week's episode.


Saturday, October 1, 2011

Kristen Wiig - Will She Retire Gilly and Penelope?

We'll see this season, which could be her last on SNL (because her contract ends this year)...

Kristen Wiig to retire Gilly and Penelope characters on 'SNL': Good riddance?

Sorry? In a recent Time article about Saturday Night Live star Kristen Wiig (whose painfully funny flick Bridesmaids opens in theaters next week), it’s reported that two of the love ‘em or hate ‘em characters she’s created for the show — Gilly and Penelope — are about to be gone for good.

As the mag notes, the decision did not come at the request of SNL creator Lorne Michaels, who not only praised Wiig in this article (he compares her to vets like Dana Carvey, Phil Hartman, and Dan Aykroyd), but also told the New York Times just last week that he would place her in the top three or four performers all-time on the show. But rather, Wiig herself has decided it’s time to pull the plug on the trouble-making child Gilly and the one-upping chatterbox that is Penelope.

Despite having her very own Christmas special, it’s safe to say Gilly has been one of the more unpopular characters on the show in a while. It’s no slight at Wiig though — most SNL recurring characters, particularly the ones that border on annoying from the get-go (see: Chris Kattan’s Mango… or Mr. Peepers), tend to outstay their welcome faster than others. And though part of me will miss Penelope — though, let’s face it, there really are only so many more things she can brag about — I’m just grateful she didn’t give Junice the axe. I would have cried into my tiny baby hands over that one.


In an interview with TIME, Kristen Wiig reveals she's killing off two of her most beloved SNL characters:

"The precision of idiosyncratic looks and gestures is what lets Wiig take one-note characters (a woman who can't keep a secret! A woman who one-ups everyone else's story! A Lawrence Welk–era backup singer with deformed hands!) and make them compelling in their quirkiness. "As much as she goes to extremes and flies off on a broom, her characters are grounded," says Bridesmaids' Rudolph, who also worked with Wiig on SNL. "There's an uncomfortable quality to a lot of them that's painfully funny." Because her characters are simple, she's smart enough to retire them long before other SNL cast members would. She'll no longer do Penelope the one-upper or Gilly the mischievous schoolgirl, not even at Michaels' request."

Read more:

You can take the poll here, where 39% are sad to see Kristen's two popular/annoying characters go, 37% are glad to see them go, and 23% don't care (because she has other great characters):


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