Kristen Wiig

Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph and Kate McKinnon Join the Cast of IFC’s ‘The Spoils Before Dying’

The Spoils Before Dying is Will Ferrell, Funny or Die and IFC’s follow-up to The Spoils of Babylon, the spoof of a… Read More

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Kristen Wiig/Alexander Skarsgård-Starring ‘The Diary of a Teenage Girl’ Will Open New Directors/New Films Festival

The New Directors/New Films festival, one of the best festivals out there devoted to emerging filmmakers, has announced its… Read More

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Watch Kristen Wiig Win the Lotto, Eat Hamburger Cake, and Ride a Swan in ‘Welcome to Me’ Trailer

This week really has really been an unparalleled time for unbridled Wiigging out: our excitement about the continuous promise of… Read More

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And the All-Female ‘Ghostbusters’ Are…

I won’t be cruel — before I wax ecstatic with excess verbiage, these are officially the actors in negotiation to star… Read More

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The Best and Worst of Last Night’s ‘SNL’ with Bill Hader

Bill Hader was the first male performer on SNL to be nominated for an Emmy award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series since Eddie Murphy in 1983. He’s an exceptional improv comedian with oodles of charm (especially when he breaks character), who has a gift for impressions. Even though Hader retired from the SNL stage just last year, it’s no wonder he’s back as the show’s host. Like you, we’re hoping to see some classic Hader characters make a comeback. Dig in, below. … Read More

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It’s National Poetry Day: Links You Need To See

Everybody, it’s National Poetry Day! What does that mean? Nothing, really, other than that people who probably identify as “definitely uninterested” in poetry — and this is probably most people, sadly — are once again reminded of its existence. So, hey. Here’s a poem by James Schuyler called “The Bluet.” And here is a good not-really-poetry book by Maggie Nelson called “Bluets.” Oh, there’s also a poetry quiz, in case you need to be called back to junior year of high school. Hurrah, poetry exists. Now read it. … Read More

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Watch Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader Embarrass a Genuinely Terrible Local TV Reporter

Press tours aren’t fun for anybody, really—not the publicist who have to organize them, not the journalists who… Read More

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Kristen Wiig and Ellen Sing Arresting “Let It Go” Duet

Kristen Wiig appeared on Ellen yesterday to promote her acclaimed dramedy The Skeleton Twins, and the two stopped everything to whip… Read More

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The 10 Greatest Lip-Sync Scenes in Pop Culture History

This weekend, the Bill Hader-Kristen Wiig dramedy The Skeleton Twins rolls out in limited release, and it’s well worth a look. When I saw the film at Sundance earlier this year, I had one immediate thought: that lip-sync scene is gonna be huge on YouTube. It’s part of a long tradition in pop culture, wherein a mood of camaraderie, eccentricity, or affection is established by having our characters throw themselves into a live, mimed performance of a recorded classic. These are a few of our favorites. … Read More

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