It’s barely been a year since Kristen Wiig left Saturday Night Live, but she returned last night to host the show. Expectations were high and Wiig lived up to them by bringing back her cadre of comedic characters-and by trying out some new stuff.
We are metaphorically riding unicorns past rainbows over this morning’s wonderful news that Kristen Wiig has officially joined the cast of Anchorman: The Legend Continues. Back in December, we heard rumors that she would be signing on to play a love interest to Steve Carell’s lovably dumb weatherman Brick Tamland, and though her role hasn’t been confirmed yet, Deadline is keeping that rumor up, saying she might play his wife.
Could this mean that Brick is going to have a bigger role than the occasional “I love lamp”-style one-liner? When we spoke to Carell last spring, he said he kind of hoped he wouldn’t. “I feel that Brick is best taken in small doses,” he said. “And I see it as an ensemble, aside from Will [Ferrell]. I hope it’s kind of the same setup as the first one.”
This is the part we hate about any awards show. In this case, we’re obviously talking about last night’s Golden Globes, of which a truly stellar best-dressed list has already been published by us. But didn’t really want to call this a worst-dressed list, because the women we’re enumerating are too gorgeous to be worst-anything. We’re just a tad disappointed in their outfits because we expect so much more from them. Like Taylor Swift, for instance. While her brown Donna Karan Atelier gown is quite nice, it’s nothing to write home about. Also wearing brown, was Lena Dunham, but we find her Zac Posen a bit prom-ish on her. Moving on to the orange bracket, perhaps the biggest disappointment is our girl crush Marion Cotillard. We have such high expectations of her. And while the color of her Christian Dior Couture dress is punchy, it doesn’t grab us. Nor does the lacklustre hair. No amount of her Frenchitude can convince us of otherwise. Also, wearing orange was Zooey Deschanel in an Oscar de la Renta ball-gown with pearls around her neck. It’s the same old, same old, basically. We need her to shake things up. Besides, is it just us, or does her outfit look … droopy? The lone pastel is provided by Julianne Hough‘s frothy Monique Lhuillier Pre-Fall 2013 gown which looks like it has gold confetti strewn over it. Someone needs to tell Julianne that she isn’t, in fact, a Disney Princess.
On to our three blues. Rosario Dawson and Jessica Chastain wore the same icy shade. But the peplum on Rosario’s version, in pictures, made the very slim actress look rather wide. Not flattering at all. Jessica’s Calvin Klein wasn’t flattering either. The fit, especially around the bodice looked clumsy. The third blue on the least is more a teal, provided by Julie Bowen. Her one-shouldered, Halston gown looked like a bolt of fabric that had been tacked on her. We love the armful of bracelets, though. Rounding up the list are the two black dresses. The semi-sheer Louis Vuitton gown on Rachel Weisz is just — the less said the better. She still has Daniel Craig as a husband so it doesn’t matter what she wears. And then, lastly, we have Kristen Wiig in Michael Kors. Too simple? Too — those cut-outs have us iffy. Better luck next time, all!
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Dear God, please let Kristen’s character’s last name be Lamp! Please! If you don’t know what everyone is yelling about today, we are delighted to inform you that the geniuses behind Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues are allegedly extending Kristen Wiig an invitation to the pants party, supposedly as the love interest of Steve Carell‘s Brick Tamland. We are in a glass case of emotion just thinking about it! Of course, today’s news is only the latest detail that has us thinking Anchorman‘s sequel will rival the original:
If you’ve looked at the last two posts — the trend-spotted and the worst-dressed list — about the Elle Women in Hollywood event, you’d know a best-list was en route. Only, it’s not. Because we can’t decide whether the ensembles these ladies wore were just plain cray or really chic, and we’re going to tell you why so that the final verdict is yours. Cate Blanchett, as usual pushes the envelope in this printed Proenza Schouler dress with Roger Vivier shoes and clutch and Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry. It’s not hard to see why we’re split between cray and chic. Does the whole outre outfit come together, or does the print clash, especially with the black Vivier shoes. We heart Emma Stone forever, and we’ve seen and loved those houndstooth Ferragamo heels before at the The Amazing Spider-Man press conference in Tokyo four months ago. But those intense bangs with the hot pink Valentino with the Peter Pan collar and cuffs — twee or werkin’ it? The steely Calvin Klein Sarah Jessica Parker wore begs the same questions. Is the architectural bodice — and you can say this with us now — cray-cray or chic?
The next lot has Kristen Wiig, Anna Kendrick and Jayma Mays. Kristen’s hair looks so shiny and healthy and we adore the green Calvin Klein dress on her, which is clearly, in the chic category. But do those clunky Nicholas Kirkwood platforms take the whole thing to cray-town? Anna’s black with gold embroidery strapless Badgley Mischka dress is ace, especially with that metallic Mulberry clutch and Brian Atwood pumps. But does the sheer paneling at the waist it take it ’80′s cray territory? Lastly, Jayma’s electric blue Alexandra Vidal dress is spot-on trend thanks to the peplum and the color goes wonderfully with her hair and coloring. That purple Rebecca Minkoff clutch is crazy cool too! But … do her multi-colored, bondage-like Brian Atwood sandals look a little cray to you? So much chic and so much crazy, our heads are spinning. Busy Philipps, Rashida Jones and Erika Christensen after the jump! Read more…
“Would you like to know the longest journey I’ve ever taken? It was the one into my own mind.” We always knew Andy Samberg would make an absolutely amazing dirty hippie, and the new trailer for his upcoming BBC show Cuckoo confirms those unconscious instincts. Honestly, no matter what his role would end up being, we couldn’t be happier to see Andy mugging for the camera again. Just because he left SNL doesn’t mean we want him to leave our hearts! Samberg will also be appearing in Aubrey Plaza‘s The To Do List next Valentine’s Day and Adam Sandler‘s Grown Ups 2 next year, in addition to portraying some kind of cartoon baby in Cloudy 2: Revenge of the Leftovers, currently filming for a 2014 release date. In fact, it looks like all the recent SNL alums are going to be appearing on a screen of some particular size in the next few months. Thank the Comedy Lord…
Kristen Stewart is more than just a beautiful, frowny face. She’s a beautiful, frowny face who could sleep on a pile of $1,000 bills if she wanted to. And why wouldn’t she want to? The woman is human after all. Earlier today. Forbes ranked KStew number one on their newly released list of the highest paid actresses; adding up the estimated $12.5 million she pulled in for each Breaking Dawn flick and her leading role in Snow White and the Huntsman, Kristen raked in a cool $34.5 over the past 12 months. There are some very familiar faces on the list (which we’re going to make you ponder before you click the jump, because we like to keep you guessing), but our question is: guys…why the fudge isn’t Scarlett Johansson in the top ten?
Let’s think about this, shall we? Johansson was a lead character in last month’s The Avengers, which has so far earned $1,421,000,000 worldwide, not to mention her turn in the admittedly forgettable We Bought A Zoo last December. If Forbes is counting the money KStew made off this month’s Snow White, clearly they should have counted ScarJo’s Avengers paycheck. If ScarJo earned less than $11 million (the amount pulled in by the lady in the #10 spot) in the last year, we will quit our jobs and become her agent ourselves. We will, so help us Blog!
And now you may see the other women! We doubt you’ll be surprised by most of them. Well, maybe one funny lady…
The Time 100 Gala celebrating its “100 Most Influential People of 2011″ went down in the very sedate setting of the Frederick P. Rose Hall at Lincoln Center in New York last night. This instagram gallery of the event made us very happy, for some strange reason. Of course we had our own take of who the top 22 on that list of 100 stars are. We’re also concerned with what a number of those top 100 women wore yesterday, and we’re happy to say that it was a very colorful carpet. Amy Poehler decided to wear a black dress and bring it back to monotone, but it was so hot that she’s totally forgiven. Check out the low neckline and flounced skirt. Her buddy Kristen Wiig also wore a black lace jumpsuit but it had nude lining underneath, and she had a white jacket on, so it doesn’t count. We just wish the whole thing would fit better because Kristen’s such a babe.
Claire Danes wore a beautiful rusty-red Lanvin shift, but her updo could have been better style. Sticking to somewhat of the same color spectrum was Rihanna who looked stunning in a fuchsia prom dress by Marchesa with black Louboutin pumps. It was so pretty and girly — very different from her usual rude girl style. Tyra Banks wore the same color, only in a sweeping old Hollywood type of gown. We just can’t explain her crazy expressions, because there were plenty. That whole “smiling with the eyes” thing just isn’t working anymore. Other ladies who looked classy even though they have a couple of decades on the younger stars were Arianna Huffington in royal blue lace and Barbara Walters who wore a burgundy gown with a chain belt. Check out the gallery to see all the looks for yourself.
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Every year, Time does a pretty decent job combining pop culture personalities with businesspeople and super important political types for their 100 Most Influential People list, and this year is no exception. We’ll let you read about Hillary Clinton and Anthony Kennedy on your own time. We’re going to recap the people on the list who have some pretty hefty influence on these very blog pages. Here’s how they rank — in our expert opinion of ourselves — and why:
22. Tim Cook: For being Steve Jobs’ successor as CEO of Apple, from whom we will be buying lots of things until the end of time, even though we are still PC people.
21. Marc Andreessen: For being the co-creator of the first widely used web browser (Mosaic), who now owns part of, like every social media platform we use. So, thanks!
20. Walter Isaacson: One more geeky entry here for the Steve Jobs biography, since every other person we know has been reading it.
19. Louis C.K.: For being one of the most consistently funny people on TV and Web ever.
18. Jeremy Lin: Not necessarily for what he’s done for the Knicks as much as for what he’s done for punny headlines and tweets.
17. Raphael Saadiq: For making old-school soul so now.
Maybe we’re beating a dead horse here. But we prefer to think of it as being really devoted journalists when we keep asking everyone involved in Bridesmaids about the possibility of a sequel. At the Oscars, director Paul Feig skirted the question, saying, “Ask Kristen!” Kristen Wiig told the Hollywood Reporter that she and co-writer “aren’t planning a sequel. We are writing something else.” Universal seemed to be toying with the idea of milking that cash cow with or without her. The movie’s breakout star, Melissa McCarthy, said she thinks that’s a terrible idea. But Wendi McLendon-Covey gave us a little more hope, saying it’s all a matter of time — and someone coming up with an idea that’s even better than the first.
So how about the movie’s unassuming heartthrob, Chris O’Dowd? He seems on the fence. “I don’t know, it’s tough,” he told VH1 News on the red carpet of Epix’s Secret Policeman’s Ball last weekend. Read more…