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Kristen Wiig is not the type to get stressed out about what she wears. “I think you start getting into trouble when you start thinking about what other people are going to say about your outfit,” says the actress/comedian. “I just try to wear what I think is me.” More
SNL funnyguy dreamboats The Lonely Island took the stage at last night’s Emmy Awards to perform a medley of their hits, including “I Just Had Sex,” “3-Way (The Golden Rule),” and “Jack Sparrow.” More
Incredible news: Cartoon Network is working with Transformers producers Don Murphy and Susan Montford to bring our generation’s favorite environmentally-conscious cartoon Captain Planet to the big-screen — in a live-action movie! This was one of those shows that you realize now was incredibly cheesy, especially because it was so educational; but when you were a little kid, summoning a superhero from five magic rings to save the environment seemed nothing short of badass.
A great thing about this live-action movie is how removed it will be from the series, which ran from 1990-1996. So even though stars like Meg Ryan, Whoopi Goldberg, and LeVar Burton voiced the characters, you can have a whole new crop of actors in this reboot. Here’s our dream cast. First off, the Planeteers and the people who make them great. More
All the publicity for The Hangover: Part II is focused on the reunion of “the wolf pack”: Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, and Zach Galifianakis. But what about Justin Bartha? Sure, he had only a few minutes in the first movie because he was the missing groom on whom the adventure centered. The synopsis even says that he travels with the guys to Thailand for Stu’s (Helms) wedding, but the posters and trailers would have you think that he had nothing to do with the movie. More
I don’t know if you’ve heard, but Bridesmaids is apparently the most important female movie of our time. Why? Because the Hollywood gods have decided to wait to see how well it does at the box office before deciding on the fate of other female scripted screenplays. That’s just silly. Bridesmaids isn’t the ultimate women’s movie. But apparently it is contentious. According to Jamie Denbo
“Bridesmaids is not a “chick flick”. It’s a “flick” that happens to have chicks in it.”
Touche! Also, people are getting all riled up about comparing this pre-wedding movie to the male bachelor party movie The Hangover.
And they are very different movies. For instance, Bridesmaids is far less coherent than The Hangover. But there is good news! More
When you write a movie, it would be so easy to turn yourself into a Mary Sue: The author’s self-insertion, a perfect beauty who everyone loves. Thank goodness that Kristen Wiig resisted that temptation when she took on the role of Annie Walker in the comedy Bridesmaids. Annie is unemployed; sleeping with a guy who doesn’t respect her after, let alone the next morning; and has almost hit rock bottom as regards her bank account. As Maid of Honor to her best friend, everything she touches turns to shit: The dress fitting, the bridal shower, the bachelorette party. And yet, Annie’s endearing because she tries so hard to make her best friend happy. Plus, she has really kickass fashion sense. More
There’s already a term for a buddy movie with guys – a bromance. But what do we call the equivalent movie for women? Discussing his new film Bridesmaids (which stars Maya Rudolph, Kristin Wiig, and Rose Byrne) in Entertainment Weekly, director Paul Feig suggests “sismance” and “galmance” as possible options. More
I’m split on this new video from Funny Or Die. On the one hand, it’s great to see Billy Crystal reviving When Harry Met Sally, easily one of my favorite romantic comedies. And at the office we’ve been talking about our love for Helen Mirren, who’s up for anything when it comes to movies. But then the FOD peeps brought in a bunch of vampire and zombie jokes, and it didn’t quite work. More
Universal has released the second trailer for Bridesmaids, Kristen Wiig‘s new comedy in which she plays the hapless maid of honor to the happily engaged Maya Rudolph. While the first trailer introduced us to the ladies of the film — Rose Byrne as Wiig’s unflappable rival in MOH duties, Melissa McCarthy providing butch comic relief, Ellie Kemper being her usual adorable but clueless self, and Wendi McLendon-Covey as a bored housewife — the new trailer gives us a better sense of what kinds of misadventures they get up to. More
Crush This is your weekly guide to what’s coming up in music, movies and TV in the next week. CMJ is over and New York will certainly miss the buzz of a million concerts going on, but there is a lot to look forward to in the following week…espeically on television.
For those of you who are still grieving the loss of Mad Men, there is a faint light at the end of the tunnel. Jon Hamm is hosting Saturday Night Live this weekend with Rihanna as musical guest! I mean, it won’t be just like watching Don Draper, but sometimes in hardships one must make sacrifices. But that is not all SNL has to offer this upcoming week… More
Comedienne Maya Rudolph, best known for her days on Saturday Night Live, gave birth to her second child with director P.T. Anderson on November 6! The actress didn’t even want anyone to know she was with child, but her pregnancy … More
Considering the Saturday Night Live baby boom, could there be a next generation series in the works? Former SNL star Maya Rudolph wants to make it happen, with her three-year-old daughter Pearl Bailey, along with Ana Gasteyer’s youngsters (Frances, 7, … More
Maya Rudolph looked fabulous in a Yigal Azrouel dress at Monday night’s New York premiere of Away We Go, but the pregnant actress insists dressing up these days is “not fun.” “I do my best. This is super dressed up,” … More