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TriStar's Rothman Adds 'Bridesmaids' Scribes Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo to His Starry Roster

Chalk up another win for new TriStar Productions chief Tom Rothman, who is lining up an impressive roster of movies for Sony release. The latest: Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo, the writing team behind 2011's groundbreaking "Bridesmaids," are joining forces to write, produce and star in another comedy. The film will also be Wiig's directorial debut, a welcome change, given that of the 129 major films due to be released this year, only four are directed by women.
  • By Anne Thompson and Jacob Combs
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  • June 12, 2014 1:39 PM
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Forty Years of Groundlings: Vanity Fair Grills the Famous Troupe's Star Alumni, from McCarthy to Wiig

Today, the Groundlings is an institution, the kind of show-biz phenomenon that's spoken of in reverent tones. But the combination sketch comedy troupe/improv school that is now undoubtedly the preeminent West Coast breeding ground for comedic talent began 40 years ago in a much humbler way.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • June 6, 2014 11:59 AM
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WATCH: Andy Samberg Brings Happy Last Hurrah to SNL's 39th Season

SNL's always-game, beloved former cast member Andy Samberg returned to the show for its 39th season finale. He attempted to beat Bill Hader’s impression record by rapidly hitting 24 impressions in a row during his monologue. They were so-so, but Samberg's bushy-tailed confidence kept it entertaining.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • May 18, 2014 2:35 PM
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WATCH: Kristen Wiig Takes a Dramatic Turn in Trailer Debut for Alice Munro Adaptation 'Hateship Loveship'

Though former-"SNL" star and Oscar-nominated "Bridesmaids" writer Kristen Wiig is known more for her comedic chops, her recent turn to indie dramedies shows there may be a more serious side to the lovable comedienne. Here's the trailer for her latest dramatic film "Hateship Loveship," from director Liza Johnson.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • March 12, 2014 3:16 PM
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WATCH: Highlights from Paul Rudd vs. One Direction SNL Showdown; Wiig Steals Show (VIDEO)

Paul Rudd hosted Saturday Night Live this week for the third time, doing battle with musical guest One Direction, posing for Michelangelo, and playing a mid-life crisis Santa.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • December 8, 2013 2:17 PM
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IFC Films Takes 'Hateship Loveship,' Starring Wiig, Pearce, Steinfeld and More

IFC Films has scooped up TIFF special presentation title "Hateship Loveship," starring Kristen Wiig, Guy Pearce, Hailee Steinfeld, Nick Nolte, Christine Lahti and Jennifer Jason Leigh.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • September 17, 2013 12:43 PM
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WATCH: Uproarious Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Chris O'Dowd and a Fly (CLIP)

An enormous housefly becomes the star of the BBC's The Graham Norton Show as it buzzes about Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, and Chris O'Dowd. The three comedians derail the interview to plot the insect's death and discuss their fly hunting skills, when suddenly, the fly meets its end in a most unpredictable fashion. It's a wonderful spontaneous moment--be sure to watch through till the end.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • June 22, 2013 9:28 PM
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WATCH: Kristen Wiig's Comfortable Return to SNL

  • By Maggie Lange
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  • May 12, 2013 11:47 PM
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Watch: Hulu's Top Five SNL Moments from 2012

Check out Hulu's Top 5 SNL Moments from 2012, including newcomer Cecily Strong's "girl at a party" impression and Bill Hader's war-vet puppeteer. Ranking in the top spot is The Real Housewives of Disney, chronicling the drama between Cinderella...
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • December 28, 2012 1:42 PM
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Casting Watch: Diaz Will Be 'The Other Woman,' Wiig Also in Talks for the Love Triangle

Cameron Diaz is reportedly attached to star in revenge comedy "The Other Woman," which also has Kristen Wiig in talks.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 14, 2012 1:04 PM
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