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Kristen Wiig Is Now Mom to Twins
Kristen Wiig
Is Now Mom
to Twins

Kristen Wiig Is Now Mom to Twins

She and fiance Avi Rothman become parents via surrogate

(Newser) - Kristen Wiig isn't merely getting married again. She will do so as the mother of twins, reports People . The actress, 46, and fiance Avi Rothman, 42, became parents at some point earlier this year, per US Weekly . Both celeb sites note that Wiig hinted at the news in May...

SNL Ends a Strange Season From Home
SNL Ends a 
Strange Season

SNL Ends a Strange Season

Kristen Wiig, Tina Fey drop in for Mother's Day episode

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live ended the strangest of its 45 seasons with another at-home episode, this one kicking off with Alec Baldwin as President Trump addressing the "class of COVID-19. I'm so honored to be your validictator." "There are so many exciting new jobs out there,...

Kristen Wiig Eats Her Words on 2nd Marriage

'People' confirms she's engaged to Avi Rothman

(Newser) - "I probably won't ever get married [again]; it's not something that I would want to do," Kristen Wiig told Stella magazine in 2011, per the San Francisco Chronicle . But apparently the right man came along. The actor-comedian is engaged to partner of three years, Avi Rothman,...

Georgia Just Lost 2 Big Productions Over Abortion Law

Kristen Wiig's new movie is out, as is an Amazon show

(Newser) - Georgia's strict new abortion law is starting to take a toll on the state's burgeoning entertainment industry. A film starring Kristen Wiig won't film there, nor will a TV show for Amazon Studios. The Wiig film is Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar, being written...

In Batman vs. Hillary, an Ignominious Tie
Batman vs. Superman
Isn't Even Best of the Worst

Batman vs. Superman Isn't Even Best of the Worst

'Hillary's America' documentary gives Zack Snyder flop a run at the Razzies

(Newser) - Neither Batman nor Dinesh D'Souza could finagle their way out of a Razzie. The annual Golden Raspberry Awards bestowed a tying four "honors" to both D'Souza's documentary Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. D'Souza'...

Jack Is Back: Nicholson Making First Movie Since 2010

He'll reportedly star in remake of acclaimed German film

(Newser) - Jack Nicholson, whose last film was 2010's How Do You Know, is back: Sources tell Variety that he and Kristen Wiig will star in a remake of German flick Toni Erdmann. The original, which debuted at Cannes last year, was nominated for the best foreign film awards at this...

Sausage Party Has $33.6M Romp
Sausage Party
Runs Into Suicide Squad

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...

Goofy Ghostbusters 'Silences the Backlash'
 Goofy Ghostbusters 
 'Silences the Backlash' 

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...

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...

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

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...

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...

Stefon Returns to SNL
 Stefon Returns to SNL 

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...

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...

Wiig, Hader Transform in Skeleton Twins
 Wiig, Hader Transform 
 in Skeleton Twins 

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

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,...

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...

Anchorman 2 Stays Funny
 Anchorman 2 
 Stays Funny 


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...

Wiig Only Bright Spot in Girl Most Likely
 Wiig Only 
 Bright Spot in 
 Girl Most Likely 
movie review

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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