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Sausage Party Runs Into Suicide Squad

And the bad guys prevail over Seth Rogen's filth

(Newser) - In case anyone wondered whether Seth Rogen could make what amounts to a movie-length penis joke and get people to flock to it, the answer is yes. Sausage Party scored this weekend with a solid $33.6 million debut, reports Variety . That wasn't enough to unseat Suicide Squad, which... More »

Goofy Ghostbusters 'Silences the Backlash'

Kate McKinnon resembles 'a young Bill Murray'

(Newser) - Remaking Ghostbusters was never going to be easy. Luckily, an all-female cast wasn't afraid to answer the call. While audiences—who may or may not have read the hate blanketing the web —give this summer's reboot a 44% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes , most critics are counting... More »

Here's the 'Perfect' Ghostbusters Trailer

Reboot is out July 15

(Newser) - The first full trailer for the all-female Ghostbusters reboot is here, and the feedback is good: io9 calls it "perfect," and Deadline reports that Sony's official unveiling event Wednesday was attended by a number of "mega-fans" who gave it a standing ovation and "shouted for... More »

10 Celebs You Didn't Realize Voiced Animated Characters

Katy Perry, is that you?

(Newser) - Whose voice is that? You may not have realized these stars rounded up by the Stir were behind animated characters. A sampling:
  1. Kristen Wiig: Lucy in Despicable Me 2 and Miss Hattie in Despicable Me
  2. Amy Poehler: Joy in Inside Out
  3. Zac Efron: Ted in The Lorax
  4. Bill Hader: Flint
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Wiig Can't Keep it Together as Khaleesi, er, 'Karen'

Though she didn't really resemble Khaleesi

(Newser) - Kristen Wiig went on the Tonight Show last night dressed as Daenerys Targaryen, the Khaleesi from Game of Thrones, though the resemblance pretty much stopped after Wiig's blond wig, Khaleesi-like outfit, dragon prop, and hugely inconsistent accent. "Remind me again, what is your real name?" asked a laughing... More »

Female Ghostbusters Gets Its Cast

Director Feig's picks include 3 current and former 'SNL' cast members

(Newser) - If there's something strange in your neighborhood, the new Ghostbusters you're going to call will be women, and reboot director Paul Feig has now chosen his cast. He tweeted last night that the four main characters will Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones. Feig, who... More »

Stefon Returns to SNL

Bill Hader returns to old stomping grounds as guest host

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live's hottest new castmember was really an old beloved one last night, as alum Bill Hader returned to the show—and more importantly brought Stefon with him. Appearing on Weekend Update, where he referred to Colin Jost and Michael Che as "Mitt and Barack," Stefon... More »

Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader Interview Gets Awkward

When it becomes clear reporter hasn't seen 'The Skeleton Twins'

(Newser) - Here's a tip for entertainment reporters: If you're about to interview two actors about their new movie, you might want to actually watch the movie first, or at least have some vague idea of the plot. Chris Parente apparently did not follow this advice; his interview with Kristen... More »

Wiig, Hader Transform in Skeleton Twins

Critics call it 'one of the better movies' of the year

(Newser) - Audiences are raving about The Skeleton Twins almost as much as critics. The drama starring Saturday Night Live alums Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader has nabbed a thumbs-up from 83% of viewers and 88% of critics on Rotten Tomatoes . What's to love?
  • Betsy Sharkey at the Los Angeles Times
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SNL 'Solves' Mystery of Jay Z-Solange Fight

They kick off star-studded season finale

(Newser) - That Jay Z-Solange catfight that lit up the Interwebs this week? Saturday Night Live provides us with the answer to the mystery of what caused it, and people, it was just a spider. "This is all behind us," says Solange (Sasheer Zamata) in last night's Cold Open,... More »

Kristen Wiig Can't Save Too-Nice Hateship Loveship

Critics mostly sour on movie, despite Wiig's mostly successful dramatic turn

(Newser) - Kristen Wiig: Serious dramatic actor? The funny lady takes a stab at it in Hateship Loveship, an adaptation of an Alice Munro short story that gets a limited release today. For the most part, critics think Wiig does a good job, but they aren't especially fond of the movie... More »

Anchorman 2 Stays Funny

Ron Burgundy heads to 24-hour news

(Newser) - Anchorman 2 brings the "legendary" Ron Burgundy into the 1980s and a new medium: 24-hour news. The sequel brings back the absurdity of the first and even takes a few swings at satire, and while it may not equal its predecessor, critics say it's worth a watch.
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Wiig Steals SNL's Sound of Music Parody

'Denise' makes for a rather unusual von Trapp in show's 'condensed version'

(Newser) - While critics were busily groaning over Thursday's The Sound of Music Live, a certain other live show was busily plotting its takedown. Kristen Wiig returned for last night's Cold Open on Saturday Night Live, reports US , and promptly stole the sketch as her recurring character Denise made for... More »

Wiig Only Bright Spot in Girl Most Likely

Comedy is standard indie fare

(Newser) - Kristen Wiig's first starring role since Bridesmaids is, well, no Bridesmaids. She has her moments, but the rest of Girl Most Likely is pretty much recycled indie comedy, critics say:
  • "This lazy comedy plays like a round of Quirky Indie Mad Libs," Sara Stewart writes in the
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Kristen Wiig Rocks Return to SNL

Alum 'charms' in Target Lady, Californians

(Newser) - "Eleven months and 30 days" after her emotional departure from Saturday Night Live, Kristen Wiig returned last night as host, rocking an opening monologue to the tune of the Pointer Sisters' "I'm So Excited" in which she tasered Kenan Thompson and stumbled across Jonah Hill and Maya... More »

Kristen Wiig Returning to SNL —as Host

She'll be back on May 11

(Newser) - A familiar face returns to Saturday Night Live on May 11: Kristen Wiig will be back for her first stint as host, reports Deadline.com . Wiig left the show at the end of last season—with a sendoff from Mick Jagger —and her movie career has been strong since.... More »

Kristen Wiig, Seth Rogen on Arrested Development

Both get guest spots in series' return

(Newser) - When the Bluths and Arrested Development make their triumphant return in May on Netflix , Kristen Wiig and Seth Rogen will be two of the guest stars making appearances, reports US Weekly . Rogen's role isn't known, but the Vulture blog says Wiig will play a young Lucille Bluth. More »

11 Celebs Talk About... Bathroom Habits

TMI alert: There are a lot of poop quotes below

(Newser) - Celebrities: Who says they always have to be glamorous? The Huffington Post rounds up 11 examples of stars talking about, of all things, bathroom habits:
  • Angelina Jolie: "The great thing about having a bunch of kids is they just remind you that you're the person who takes them
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Kristen Wiig: 'I'm Happier Than I've Ever Been'

New boyfriend is a big reason, she tells 'Marie Claire'

(Newser) - Marie Claire's new cover girl is Kristen Wiig, and the magazine's interview makes clear that the newly departed SNL star is in a nice place:
  • New relationship: She's been with Strokes drummer Fabrizio Moretti for a while now, and that on top of her blossoming career leads
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Andy Samberg Leaving SNL

He was most famous for digital shorts during 7-year run

(Newser) - You can't box in Andy Samberg. One of the most popular members of Saturday Night Live is leaving the show after a seven-year run, reports the AP . Samberg joins Kristen Wiig, who already announced she was leaving SNL . Samberg is best known for his digital shorts, starting with "... More »

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