Kristen Wiig‘s Vogue profile is basically a mushy love letter from every single person she knows. As it should be! “I don’t know if anyone ever showed up better equipped for the show than Kristen did,” SNL head writer Seth Meyers gushes. “She was immediately great at it, and it’s a very hard job to be great at. Her characters were broad but built out of incredibly subtle observations.” Sean Penn, Wiig’s costar in the upcoming film The Comedian, might have them all beat in the compliment department, though. “I don’t go to a dinner party where people don’t refer to her as a genius,” he claims. “She’s a writer, she can invent characters and stories, and she has a touch that translates. It’s her game to play.” Man, if only the Target lady could see Kristen now. You know she would approve.
As with most famous ladies, fame brings with it fashion, and in the article Wiig praises Alexander McQueen, Nina Ricci and Isabel Marant as her favorite couture. “I always say I want to look haunted.” the Bridesmaids star said of her Golden Globes Bill Blass frock. The only flaw we could find in the profile? The writer describing Kristen as “the face to watch in female comedy.” How about the face to watch…winning an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay? The face to watch…killing it on your TV every week? The face…who looks great despite what said face’s owner thinks? “I’m going to need a lot of under-eye work,” Wiig joked about hitting the red carpet. “Concealer.”
Lindsay Lohan‘s SNL hosting gig is in the news today, but before you roll your eyes and sigh like you always do, might we remind you that Lindsay Lohan is actually really, really funny? Okay, sometimes it’s unintentional, but for the most part it’s on purpose! “SNL! I love NBC!!!!!!!!!!!!,” Lilo tweeted on Saturday after it was announced she would be hitting the 30 Rock stage March 3, along with musical guest Jack White. To get you psyched up for Lindsay’s return to comedic greatness (and for a much needed break between her nip slip photos, courtesy of Terry Richardson), our top 5 funniest Lindsay Lohan moments include:
At least Daniel Radcliffe isn’t bad-mouthing you on Twitterâ€¦or Tumblrâ€¦or Facebook, Lana Del Rey. One down, millions upon millions to go! We’re sure the “Video Games” singer appreciates having someone in her corner, though, after critics tore into her Saturday Night Live debut. “It was unfortunate that people seemed to turn on her so quickly,” the Woman in Black actor said in Del Rey’s defense at the BAFTA nominations. “I also think people are making it about things other than the performance. If you read what people are saying about her online, it’s all about her past and her family and stuff that’s nobody else’s business.” Haters, if you’re going to hate, at least stay on topic!
Added Radcliffe, “I don’t think it warranted anywhere near that reaction.” Personally, we thought Lana’s performance was weird, slow and vocally all over the place…a.k.a. everything we like about a Lana Del Ray song. And her hair! It looked like a wig such as Aphrodite herself would wear! Or RuPaul! So what did you think? Was Daniel right to leap to Lana’s defense? Or was Lana Del Rey’s SNL performance enough to override both her celebrity supporters and that shimmering honey-colored mane?
Portlandia returned for its second season last Friday, and VH1 was there on the red carpet to talk to its stars Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein. We even bumped into movie legend Jeff Goldblum, who has a guest spot in this Friday’s episode. What did we talk to them about? Everything!
Ever heard of speed dating? Well our own Janell Snowden conducted a patented “speed interview,” and kept the questions flying. Very, very important questions. You’ll also find out what part of his body Jeff Goldblum is most proud of, Fred Armisen’s favorite SNL cast member of all time, and Carrie Brownstein’s secret girl crush. Check out the video below for the answers to these questions and so many more enlightening revelations!
Dust off your ukeleles, practice your jazz hands and stock up on insulin, because both Zooey Deschanel and Karmin are bringing their bright-eyed adorableness to Saturday Night Live next month. It was announced today that the stage at 30 Rock will feature The New Girl star, the hyper-upbeat YouTube sensations and their eerily similar brand of retro-sweetness on February 11. Meanwhile, Channing Tatum will host the week prior on February 4, though there’s no way he could possibly look as good in a Peter Pan collar and a Bump-It. Well…maybe if he was wearing just a Peter Pan collar and a Bump-It.
The combination of Deschanel’s tweeness and Karmin frontwoman Amy Heidemann‘s infinity smiles makes us more than a little worried that SNLwill transform into the Happy Sunshine Glitter Tap Dance Hour (trademark pending) for the night. But would that really be so wrong? Other than the number of hair bows we’ll have to see on a grown woman, would that really be so wrong? Maybe we can get both Zooey and Amy in a I Love Lucy sketch? Amy does mug to the camera like a overcaffeinated brunette Lucille Ballâ€¦which would make Zooey Ethel. We don’t mean that as an insult, Zooey. We mean that as an honor.
Katy Perry, like so many of her pop peers, often tries her darndest to look like a cartoon character onstage and at awards shows and the like. So we were quite curious to see what she’d wear for her hosting gig on Saturday Night Live, where the costumes usually range from dowdy to goofy to freakish. The result? Well, nothing they put her in was quite as flattering as her own typical style choice. And we’re glad of that. We don’t tune in on Saturday nights (or, well, flip on the TiVo on Sunday mornings) to see pretty. But just because we like making everything into a competition, we decided to ask you: Which of Katy’s SNL outfits was the absolute silliest? (Oh, and PS. We left out her Pippa costume as it was neither silly nor cute.)
We admit it: We let Matt Damon sneak a peek at your Christmas list. We were just so surprised he was talking to us! And that he was going through our garbage! Anyway, hope you like the L/XL Depends and tiny chickens he prepared. If not, they can still use them on the set of Matt’s upcoming SNL New Year’s Eve segment, co-starring Katy Perry, Val Kilmer and Andy Samberg, which shot in New York City today. After all, it’s really the thought that counts. Look, they’re even adjustable!
Katy Perry is such a natural ham, we have no doubt she’ll be loads of fun as this week’s host of Saturday Night Live (provided the writers are having an “on” week, that is). In the promos for the night, she jokes about her great acting skills and her silly name-spelling with Kenan Thompson. But we weren’t really paying attention to the words coming out of her mouth. We were oohing and aahhing over her new haircut. When she was first photographed with it over the weekend, we weren’t entirely sure about it, mostly because that pale-pink hue was just looking tired. But in these SNL videos it’s a very natural, super-shiny blond, and we love it. Nice job, Katy/stylists! Now, what is it she’s wearing? A nightgown? A shirt-dress? We have typed every combination of “white cat, red, dress, nightgown, shirt” into our search engines and failed to find it. So, Internet, please help. We think it would be the best Chrismukkah present ever for our favorite cat lovers.
We thought Katy Perry looked dreamy in her AMAs outfit this weekend, but it seems some people took her (completely non-existent) belly situation as an excuse to start dreaming up a tiny baby friend for the “One That Got Away” singer. Unfortunately for those of you who’ve already started assembling hot pink baby wigs for her shower gift, Katy Perry pregnancy rumors remain just that: rumors. “I like In-N-Out Burger and Taco Bell and if you want to make that pregnant that’s your problem,” Perry toldThe Insider, adding “I still love drinking alcohol so not yet.” The idea that anyone could look at Katy’s teeny, tiny abdomen and think she had a baby on boardâ€¦well, that is seriously a nightmare.
That being said, we don’t blame girl for coming out and correcting us. No one wants Katy Perry’s SNL hosting gig to get bogged down by the age-old “seven-layer burrito or fetus” debate. “I’m SO excited 2 announce I’ll be HOSTING Saturday Night Live Dec. 10! This is the cherry on top and @robynkonichiwa is part of it!,” the singer tweeted yesterday. Definitely seems like something worth celebrating. To the drive-thru! Then to the bar! Then to the drive-thru again!
As temperatures rise and blockbusters flood the movie theaters, prepare to swim in celebs who became household names via the boob tube. While some have since established themselves as movie stars, we grew to love them on a weekly basis from our couches.
A brunette version of Gossip Girl‘s Blake Lively will play leading lady opposite Ryan Reynolds in Green Lantern. Mad Men‘s January Jones will trade her 60s housewife getup for a shimmery push-up bra for her role as Emma Frost in X-Men: First Class. Ever the uptight but lovable nerd, The Office‘s Ed Helms will reprise his role in The Wolfpack in The Hangover: Part II. This summer’s token fluffy comedy Monte Carlo features plenty of TV’s hottest stars such as Glee‘s Cory Monteith, GG‘s Leighton Meester and Katie Cassidy, and Wizards of Waverly Place‘s Selena Gomez.
Before the heat and humidity makes us all flee to the movie theaters for relief, check out what TV stars to keep an eye out for in this summer’s biggest flicks.