Blessed as they are with an easy-going onscreen chemistry that appears as natural as the dew and the springtime, Nick Frost and Simon Pegg have become as inseparable as they are celebrated, with sleeper hits the likes of Shawn of the Dead and Hot Fuzz gradually attaining the status of comedy classics, and proving their small-screen debut, cult hit Spaced was no fluke.
You know Kristen Wiig from Bridesmaids and Saturday Night Live, but did you know that she also has a license to kill (or at least a license to hold her favorite band hostage in Portland)? Wiig teamed up with her SNL co-star Fred Armisen for a sketch on his hipster send-up show, Portlandia, airing Friday on IFC.
As the centerpieces of Emmy magnets The Office and 30 Rock, respectively, Steve Carell and Tina Fey are arguably the two funniest people anywhere on TV. Yet it's a testament to Hollywood's spectacular inability to think outside the hunk-meets-bombshell box that these two comic gems have still yet to claw their way into the Tinseltown A-List, with studios seemingly content to funnel millions into high-profile flops starring the Gerard Butlers and Sandra Bullocks of the world.
Portlandia, IFC's sketch comedy ode to the City of Roses, returns for a second season this Friday. Co-creators and stars Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein are back with more hipster-lampooning characters and guest stars including SNL's Kristen Wiig and Andy Samberg, and Tim Robbins, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
With candidates like these, Saturday Night Live might just have it too easy. The show's famous "cold open" on Saturday took on Texas governor Rick Perry's infamous gaffee at the primary debate in which he could not remember the third of three government agencies he would eliminate as president.
The good news just keeps on coming for Melissa McCarthy. Two weeks ago she won an Emmy in the highly competitive category of Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her work on Mike and Molly, beating out the likes of Amy Poehler and Tina Fey.
In an attempt to prove that she has not had work done, Megan Fox, 25, posted a series of photos on her Facebook fan page under the heading, "Things You Can't Do With Your Face When You Have Botox.
Before Ivanka Trump gave birth to Arabella Rose and before Victoria and David Beckham produced Harper Seven, Maya Rudolph, 38, brought her third child into the world. On July 3, the Bridesmaids star gave birth to her first baby boy, Jack.
I went into Bridesmaids with high expectations— I had seen Facebook statuses and Tweets claiming it to be the best comedy of the year so far. Not only that, but it also had a cast including stars like Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph and Rose Byrne, while also allowing Ellie Kemper (my favorite on The Office), Melissa McCarthy and Wendy McLoven-Covey a chance to shine on the big screen.
The Marvel comic book adaptation Thor remained king of the box office, taking in $34.5 million this past weekend. Its total gross for its two weekends in theaters is now a whopping $119 million. The action movie stars Australian hunk Chris Hemsworth (pictured) in the title role and Oscar winner Natalie Portman.
Being a teenager sometimes means going against the confines of home and finding a way to rightfully express a developing personality. Bliss Cavender (Ellen Page) is one such teenager and it is her story around which Drew Barrymoore builds her directorial debut, Whip it, an adaptation of the Shauna Cross novel Derby Girl and the story of a young girl who would rather rebel then behave according to her mother’s standards.