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'The Hunger Games' And 'Bridesmaids' Top 2012 MTV Movie Awards Nominations

5/1/2012 8:22am EDT
The Hunger Games
Kristen Wiig will do battle with Jennifer Lawrence at the annual MTV Movie Awards after Bridesmaids and The Hunger Games scored eight nominations apiece.

The actresses will compete for Best Female Performance at the prizegiving, alongside Rooney Mara, Emma Stone and Emma Watson.

The Hunger Games and Bridesmaids are both up for Movie of the Year, but will face stiff competition from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, The Help and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1.

Both films are also nominated in the Best Cast category and for the Best Breakthrough Performance, for B...

'Bridesmaids' Dominate The 2012 Comedy Awards

4/30/2012 8:33am EDT
The stars of hit movie Bridesmaids were the toast of The Comedy Awards in New York City over the weekend as the film landed four of the night's top trophies.

Melissa McCarthy, who won an Oscar nomination for her part in the movie, scooped Best Performance by an Actress during the Comedy Central prize giving at the Hammerstein Ballroom in Manhattan on Saturday night.

The actress' co-star Kristen Wiig shared the Best Comedy Screenplay prize with her co-writer Annie Mumolo, and the pair drew laughs from the audience by pretending to wrestle for the trophy on stage.

Paul Feig won Best Com...

Tyra Banks, Claire Danes & More Shine At Time Magazine's 'Most Influential People In The World' Gala

4/25/2012 5:00pm EDT
Tyra Banks
Time Magazine's "100 Most Influential People in the World" gala was the place to see and be seen last night in New York City. The magazine honors people who "inspire us, entertain us, challenge us and change our world." (See the full list here!)

Former supermodel Tyra Banks hit the red carpet in a bright pink strapless dress, while Claire Danes opted for a red leather looking slip dress.

Tilda Swinton looked spooky in an all-white suit, while Cicely Tyson stood out in a purple gown.

Check out more photos from the event...

Claire Danes

Tilda Swinton

Cicely Tyson

Amy Poeh...

Adele, Kate Middleton & Rihanna Among Those On Time's '100 Most Influential People In The World' List

4/18/2012 2:00pm EDT
2012 Time 100
Time magazine just released its annual list of the 100 Most Influential People who "inspire us, entertain us, challenge us and change our world."

British soul singer Adele made it onto the prestigious Time 100 list. U.K. royal Kate Middleton, a.k.a. Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, is also a new name in the lineup following her wedding to Prince William last year. Her sister Pippa Middleton, who was recently embroiled in a gun/paparazzi controversy, surprisingly made the cut.

Bajan popstar Rihanna, movie executive Harvey Weinstein and President Barack Obama are also included on the 2012 l...

Rumor Patrol: 'SNL' Cast Member Exodus, 'DWTS' Backstage Fight & More!

4/7/2012 1:00pm EDT
Kristen Wiig
You'd think there would be a barrage of April Fool's day rumors to deal with this week over at the Rumor Patrol, but in reality it's no more than what we're used to! Let's find out what's real and what's fake from the past 7 days:

SNL Exodus: Could three key Saturday Night Live members be leaving the show to concentrate on movie careers? Us Weekly reports big stars Kristen Wiig, Andy Samberg, and Jason Sudeikis could all be leaving the venerable live comedy show after the current season wraps up.

Verdict: False, for now. A representative for Wiig and Sudeikis told Gossip Cop, "There is no...

Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies - 'John Carter', 'Salmon Fishing In The Yemen' & More

3/6/2012 6:12pm EST
Trailer Talk March 9, 2012
New movies coming to theaters this week include the highly anticipated John Carter - the film adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs' 1912 story "A Princess of Mars", the first tale from his epic science fiction series "John Carter of Mars"; the familiar-looking Eddie Murphy comedy A Thousand Words; the outrageous idea of fishing in the desert in Salmon Fishing In The Yemen. Another thriller, Silent House and the formulaic rom-com Friends With Kids round out this list of movies opening March 9, 2012.



Civil War veteran John Carter (Taylor Kits...

Lindsay Lohan Stars In 'The Real Housewives Of Disney' In Hilarious 'SNL' Spoof (Video)

3/5/2012 8:36pm EST
SNL Real Housewives Of Disney
Lindsay Lohan made her return to television Saturday night hosting a rather lackluster episode of Saturday Night Live; but the star did have one gem up her sleeve - a parody of Bravo TV's Real Housewives.

Lohan, along with cast regulars Kristen Wiig, Abby Elliott, Nasim Pedrad and Vanessa Bayer, starred as Disney Princesses Rapunzel (Tangled), Cinderella, Belle (Beauty and the Beast), Jasmine (Aladdin) and Snow White, respectively, in the skit, and they mocked the usual drama of the hit Bravo series (watch it below).

During her opening monologue, the Mean Girls star unsurprisingly poked f...

84th Annual Academy Awards - Red Carpet Fashion (See Pictures!)

2/27/2012 2:39am EST
Oscars 2012
The Academy Awards aren't just about the movies - they're about the fashion and what the stars wore on the red carpet at the year's biggest event.

This year, much like the ceremony itself, there were few surprises and all the stars looked fabulous on the red carpet outside the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles. Well, okay - Kristen Wiig's brown J. Mendel dress and Meryl Streep's gold Lanvin gown? Not so much.

This year's highlights include Angelina Jolie looking stunning - although also a bit thin - in a black Atelier Versace dress that's almost an exact match of the one Jennifer Aniston wore ...

In Case You Missed It: Celebrity Fashion At The 2012 BAFTAs

2/14/2012 2:30pm EST
Michelle Williams
The 2012 British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTAs) were overshadowed on Sunday by the Grammy Awards and the passing of superstar Whitney Houston, but we have some great photos from the event.

Many stars stuck to their favorite hues - black and white - but there were a few colorful celebs in the bunch.

"The Artist" was this year's biggest winner, taking home seven awards: Best Film, Best Actor for star Jean Dujardin, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Original Music and Best Costume Design.

Check out the fashion on the following pages:

Chris H...

Lana Del Rey 'Postpones' Tour Dates

2/7/2012 8:36am EST
Lana Del Rey
Pop star Lana Del Rey has postponed a tour in the wake of her much-maligned performance on comedy show Saturday Night Live, according to a new report.

The Video Games singer was scheduled to kick off a 30-date trek across the U.S. next month, but the gigs have been called off following Del Rey's disastrous performance on SNL in January.

A source tells the New York Post gossip column Page Six, "(Lana) and her manager decided to cancel (the tour) after SNL. She was very upset."

"They figure it allows time for her to clear her head, then go back to selling tickets. More importantly, they...

Lana Del Rey's Album Is Number One In Britain

2/6/2012 9:39am EST
Lana Del Rey
Much-maligned pop star Lana Del Rey has something to smile about three weeks after she was blasted for her performance on "Saturday Night Live" - she has scored a number one album in Britain.

The New Yorker debuted "Born To Die" at the top of the charts on Sunday - one spot ahead of Leonard Cohen's new album "Old Ideas."

The chart news comes a day after Del Rey was defended in a skit on SNL, during which comedienne Kristen Wiig - portraying the singer - attempted to explain her odd performance on the program last month.

Meanwhile, David Guetta's "Titanium" has hit the top of the U.K. sin...

Al Pacino To Play Villain In 'Despicable Me 2'

2/4/2012 7:00pm EST
Al Pacino
Al Pacino has signed on to replace fellow Oscar winner Javier Bardem as the villain in the "Despicable Me" sequel.

The star will join Steve Carell and Russell Brand, who are reprising their animated roles for "Despicable Me 2."

Kristen Wiig and "iCarly" actress Miranda Cosgrove will also offer up their voices for supporting characters.

2012 SAG Awards Fashion: A Skinny Angelina, Lots Of Black Gowns & More

1/30/2012 9:10am EST
2012 SAG Fashion
Many stars attended last night's Screen Actors Guild Awards, and black was one of the most popular colors on the red carpet.

Angelina Jolie showed off her particularly thin figure in a draped black gown. Other stars in black included Stacy Keibler, Jayma Mays, Amber Heard, Ashlee Simpson, Emma Stone, Glenn Close, Heather Morris, Tina Fey and Melissa McCarthy.

But there were some spots of color in the bunch, including Sofia Vergara's bright pink gown and Emily Blunt's seafoam green dress.

Check out all the looks on the following pages:

Michelle Williams

Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie...

Kristen Wiig Not Planning On Making 'Bridesmaids 2'

1/18/2012 10:30am EST
Kristen Wiig
Kristen Wiig has finally silenced speculation of a "Bridesmaids" sequel, insisting she is "not planning" to write a follow-up.

Rumors have been rife the former "Saturday Night Live" funnywoman would pen "Bridesmaids 2" following the runaway success of the movie last year.

Castmember and stand-out star Melissa McCarthy recently admitted she would only sign on for a sequel if Wiig was involved, but the star, who co-wrote the screenplay with fellow lead Annie Mumolo, has now told fans not to expect a second outing.

She tells E! Online, "We're not planning on doing one (a sequel). We had a s...

2012 Golden Globes Fashion: Who Rocked The Red Carpet & Who Didn't?

1/16/2012 9:30am EST
2012 Golden Globes fashion
The Golden Globes are the first big awards show of the season, and the stars came out in colorful ensembles to attend one of Hollywood's most prestigious events leading up to the Academy Awards.

There were very few fashion missteps at this year's event. "Homeland" actress Morena Baccarin wore a daring black dress that showed quite a bit of cleavage (is that appropriate?), while "Ringer" star Sarah Michelle Gellar took a chance with a blue and white tie-dyed gown (too bohemian?).

There wasn't a lot of flash on the red carpet. Few stars wore sequins (Laura Dern, Madonna, Diane Lane and did)...

Will Melissa McCarthy & Kristen Wiig Return For 'Bridesmaids 2'?

1/10/2012 8:47am EST
Melissa McCarthy has snubbed the idea of making a "Bridesmaids" sequel without Kristen Wiig.

Reports suggest executives at Universal are keen to follow-up the film's success with a second movie, but star and co-writer Wiig appears not to be interested, prompting speculation the film may go ahead without her.

But it now appears another break-out star of the 2011 film will also turn down a return if movie bosses cannot persuade Wiig to reconsider.

McCarthy, who played horny Megan in the hit comedy, says, "I think it's a terrible idea (to do it without Wiig)."

But she insists she would be ...

Golden Globe Nominations: Snubs And Surprises

12/15/2011 7:43pm EST
The Ides of March
‘Tis the season… for Ricky Gervais to make nasty jokes and make Robert Downy Jr. blush…. Fa la la la la la la la la. That’s right, the Golden Globe nominations were announced this morning. There were a few surprises, a few snubs, and a few nominees that make you go, “Hmmmm”? Let’s break it down by Movie and TV categories.


Films like 'The Artist' and 'The Help' dominated, not surprisingly.

The most surprising inclusion here? ‘The Ides of March,’ which up ‘til now was considered an also-ran in awards season. But the film picked up nods for Best Drama, Best Director (George Clooney),...

'The Help', 'The Artist' And 'The Descendants' Dominate 2012 Golden Globe Nominations

12/15/2011 10:30am EST
The Artist
The Help, The Artist and The Descendants will be the ones to beat at the 2012 Golden Globe Awards after landing four nominations each.

The Help will go head-to-head with The Descendants in the Best Motion Picture (Drama) category alongside The Ides of March, Martin Scorsese's Hugo, Steven Spielberg's War Horse, and Moneyball.

The Help also received nods in the Best Performance by an Actress (Drama) category, thanks to Viola Davis, and Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, for Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer's work.

The Descendants scooped mentions for Best Performa...

Kristen Wiig Dating The Strokes Drummer Fabrizio Moretti?

12/7/2011 8:16am EST
Kristen Wiig
Hollywood funnywoman Kristen Wiig has been linked to The Strokes drummer Fabrizio Moretti after they were spotted attending a party in New York together on Monday night.

The Bridesmaids star reportedly spent time with the percussionist, who previously dated actress Drew Barrymore, at a launch event for the Black Keys' new album at Big Apple club Lilium.

A source tells New York Post gossip column Page Six the pair was "all over each other" at the party.

Kristen Wiig Named 'Bro Of The Year' By GQ Magazine

11/21/2011 3:27pm EST
Kristin Wiig GQ
Saturday Night Live star Kristen Wiig may have stripped down to some sexy lingerie for this sizzling photo from the December issue of GQ magazine; but what is Kristin doing in the magazine's annual "Men of the Year" issue?

She was named this year's "Bro of the Year for her work co-writing and starring in the hilarious comedy Bridesmaids

Co-star Jon Hamm was asked to reflect on the uninhibited comedienne and he reveals that she's actually quite shy when she's not in character.

The Mad Men star writes, "Kristen is incredibly shy; she has her hoodie pulled up and her sleeves pulled over her...

'Saturday Night Live' Targets The Kardashians With 'Kim's Fairytale Divorce' (Hilarious Video)

11/6/2011 12:55pm EST
Saturday Night Live
With Kim Kardashian's divorce making all the headlines for the last week it was only fitting for Saturday Night Live to poke fun at the [less than] surprising news on this week's show.

SNL regulars Nasim Pedrad, Abby Elliott and Vanessa Bayer - who have already perfected sisters Kim, Khloe and Kourtney in their recurring Kardashian skits on the show - knocked another one out of the park with their hilarious "Kim's Fairytale Divorce."

You've already seen Kim's wedding special and now you don't want to miss this all-access pass to Kim's divorce from NBA basketball player Kris Humphries.


Worst Dressed Stars At The 2011 Emmy Awards

9/19/2011 3:00pm EDT
Julianna Margulies
We love great gowns, but we really live for the fashion fails on the red carpet. Check out the stars who really missed the mark at this year's Emmy Awards:

First up - Gwyneth Paltrow. Two pieces equal double trouble for Gwenny. Her hair and make-up look flawless and her body is amazing, but the black lace midriff-baring Gucci gown pushed the envelop (and not in a good way.)

Next - Julianna Margulies. The white Armani Prive with the space age bustier looks like something even Judy Jetson wouldn't want in her closet.

Then there's Zooey Deschanel who chose a gown in a an interesting shade -...

2011 Emmy Awards Fashion: Celebrities Show Their Colors (Photos)

9/19/2011 8:52am EDT
2011 Emmy Awards fashion
Stars gathered at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday night wearing an assortment of bright colors as well as the classic black and white and metallic shades.

Lea Michele and Kate Winslet opted for red, while Dianna Agron and Melissa McCarthy wore bright purple gowns.

Katie Holmes was beautiful in blue, and Sofia Vergara picked a peach dress for the red carpet.

Check out all the stars below, and tell us which one is your favorite!

Lea Michele

Gwyneth Paltrow

Katie Holmes

Julie Bowen

Amber Riley

Kate Winslet

Amy Poehler

Anna Torv

Dianna Agron


Mila Kunis: 'I Can't Form A Sentence To Save My Life'

9/7/2011 8:30am EDT
Mila Kunis
Mila Kunis has no plans to step behind the camera and pen a script, because she can "barely write an email".

The actress admits she's not blessed with strong writing skills like her comedy idols Tina Fey and Kristen Wiig, but she'd love to team up with the stars on a project and pick up some tips.

Kunis tells Britain's Stylist magazine, "I can barely write an email. I can't form a sentence to save my life. I would probably never write a script, but I'd surround myself with really funny writers and workshop with them.

"I love Tina Fey - her book made me laugh out loud on the plane. I thin...

Russell Brand & Kristen Wiig Named 'Sexiest Vegetarians' By PETA

6/27/2011 11:59pm EDT
Russell Brand and Kristen Wiig
Funnyman Russell Brand is having a great June - just 10 days after he was was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Brit has landed the World's Sexiest Vegetarian title alongside Saturday Night Live star Kristen Wiig.

The actor/comedian - a vegetarian since age 14 - beat out Joaquin Phoenix, Woody Harrelson and Prince to land atop the male countdown.

"You shouldn't eat animals, it's mean to them," he tells PETA.

Bridesmaids star Wiig finished ahead of new mom Natalie Portman, Olivia Wilde, Joy Bryant and Anne Hathaway on the women's poll.

The meat-free cel...

'Bridesmaids' Scene Stealer: Melissa McCarthy

5/16/2011 2:00pm EDT
Melissa McCarthy
As a shameless lover of entertainment, there are certain actors and musicians I passionately support through the good, the bad, and the downright awful. I followed Justin Timberlake from ‘N Sync’s “I Want You Back” to his solo smash, “SexyBack.” And I’ve happily followed the brilliant Melissa McCarthy from The WB’s “Gilmore Girls” to ABC’s “Samantha Who?” and most recently to the silver screen in Bridesmaids. After her scene-stealing performance in this laugh-til-you-cry wedding comedy, I am confident her fanbase will grow exponentially.

I was first turned onto McCarthy’s whimsical br...

'Bridesmaids' Review: 'Two Jews On Film' Can't Stop Laughing From This Outrageously Funny Comedy (Video)

5/11/2011 2:00pm EDT
'Bridesmaids' is directed by Paul Feig and written by Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo. I have to say right off the bat... This is one of the funniest films I've seen since 'Hangover'.

From the opening scene, you know what kind of movie this is going to be. It's morning. Annie (Kristen Wiig) wakes up in bed next to Jon Hamm. His character doesn't even have a name. He's sleazy... He's rich and he drives a Porsche. Annie runs into the bathroom, puts on lipstick, fluffs her hair and gets back into bed. Jon wakes up, looks at Annie and very sweetly says...'I want you to leave but I don't ...

Trailer Preview: Three New Movies To Be Excited About

5/9/2011 3:42pm EDT
I confess that I am one of those people who have to see the previews when I go to the movies. Trailers, persuasively edited, teasers for upcoming films, are designed to seduce and entice with flashes of movies’ brilliance set to powerful scores. They are movies at their absolute best. While I am a sucker for them, I’m blessed with the gift of knowing if I’m going to love or hate a movie solely on those two-minute gems. Being a trailer whisperer won’t bring in the big bucks, but it helps me avoid paying for bad movies that will be on DVD in a couple months. Thanks to my skills, I didn’t...

Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies - 'Bridesmaids,' 'Priest' & More

5/9/2011 11:00am EDT
I apologize to all my faithful readers that there was no Trailer Talk column last week. Between my coverage of IFF Boston and a trip to Chicago, unfortunately it was just not in the cards. I did see some great flicks though at IFF Boston and met some interesting filmmakers. If you haven’t already checked out the coverage, definitely read my reviews and watch my interviews.

Of the movies that came out last week, I had already seen Jodie Foster’s third directorial effort “The Beaver,” starring Mel Gibson. In his role as the mentally ill Walter Black, Gibson puts forth a very raw perform...

Tribeca: Seven Questions For Katie O'Grady Of 'Rid Of Me'

5/1/2011 12:44pm EDT
Katie O'Grady as Meris in 'Rid of ME'
Seven questions for Rid of Me's Katie O'Grady. O'Grady, who plays Meris in the film, has received critical acclaim as a socially anxious woman who's forced into a divorce shortly after moving with her husband back to his hometown.

I don’t know if you’re aware of this, but you’ve been receiving a lot of high praise for your performance as Meris is Ride of Me. What’s your reaction to all of this?

Katie O’Grady: I’ll have to be honest with you, because I’ve read all of them. I’m really excited that people have been relating to Meris’s character, and particularly, a couple of people have...