The fashion, the stars, the speeches...whatever your reason was for watching the Golden Globes on Sunday, it was all on display in the telecast. From the deft hosting by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler (the bar has been raised, Seth MacFarlane) to the sincere, yet sometimes awkward speeches, there were plenty of highlights from last night's Globes ceremony, which, thankfully, we have compiled right here for you. watch the highlights >> Posted 01.16.13 by Ryan
Just imagine the conversations in the ladies' room of the Four Seasons during this event!we've got hollywood covered
Weeknights after the movies Posted 10.18.12 by BrentJS
While she has declared she isn't working on Bridesmaids 2, Wiig has been selecting her next projects to shoot over the SNL hiatus this summer and has settled on two: a remake of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and The Comedian.
Starting in April, THR reports that Wiig will co-star with Ben Stiller in Walter Mitty, which Stiller will also direct. The remake has been in the works for years, and, at one point, had Mike Myers in the lead role.
Like the 1947 original, the movie will follow Stiller as a daydreaming magazine photo editor who finds himself wrapped up in an adventure when trying to find a missing negative. Wiig will play Stiller's co-worker and the girl of his dreams. more about both movies >> Posted 01.20.12 by Ryan
With all the buzz suggesting that there will be a sequel to last spring's smash-hit Bridesmaids, Kristen Wiig has put an end to the rumors once and for all, telling E!'s Mark Malkin:
We're not planning on doing one. We had a special time making the first one, but we're really excited to try something else.
Although Universal could still make a follow-up movie, it would not include the main source of its overall success — the SNL alum who starred in and wrote the flick. However, Wiig and Bridesmaids cowriter Annie Mumolo have something else in the works.
It's going to be a little bit of a different tone, but it's going to be a comedy, for sure.
While we await news on that new project, you can see Wiig reunite with co-star Jon Hamm in the upcoming comedy Friends with Kids. Posted 01.18.12 by reelz
For those hoping for a sequel to last summer's breakout comedy Bridesmaids, the upcoming comedy Friends With Kids might be the best substitute, at least in terms of cast. Written, directed, and starring Kissing Jessica Stein's Jennifer Westfeldt, Friends With Kids includes several Bridesmaids actors, including Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Chris O'Dowd and Westfeldt's real-life boyfriend, Jon Hamm.
Friends With Kids centers around a group of mostly married friends in their 30's who are at that moment where most are having children. The last two single friends (Westfeldt and Parks and Recreation's Adam Scott) make a decision to have a child together but still date other people (Ed Burns and Megan Fox, respectively). The movie premiered at The Toronto International Film Festival last September to mostly positive reviews, and was quickly picked up by Lionsgate. Set for a March release, the first trailer for the movie is finally online. watch the trailer >> Posted 01.12.12 by Ryan
Last week, The Hollywood Reporter reported that Universal Pictures was considering doing a sequel to its break-out comedy hit Bridesmaids without co-writer and star Kristen Wiig. "We aren't working on that," Wiig succinctly told the publication. "[Co-writer] Annie [Mumolo] and I aren't planning a sequel. We are writing something else."
Universal clearly would like a sequel, after Bridesmaids surprisingly grossed $288 million in worldwide box office, so the studio reportedly took Wiig to dinner to convince her of the sequel's necessity, but the Saturday Night Live actress didn't bite (on the sequel). That hasn't exactly slowed Universal's interest in a possible Bridesmaids 2. "We are over the moon with the success of Bridesmaids, and if we do a sequel we want to get it right," a Universal rep told THR. "We are talking to filmmakers now about concepts, and if the right one emerges, we'll move forward."
In lieu of Wiig, Universal co-star Melissa McCarthy as a "key player" for another Bridesmaids, however, McCarthy recently told E! Online that she has little interest in working on Bridesmaids 2 without Wiig. read mccarthy's comments >> Posted 01.10.12 by Ryan
Kristen Wiig has landed her first post-Bridesmaids role, and the extra good news is that it's one she's coveted for a while.
THR reports that Wiig will play the title character in Imogene, which will go into production on August 8 with American Splendor directors Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini and a script from screenwriter Michelle Morgan (Middle of Nowhere. Wiig will also serve as executive producer on the project.
Wiig has been championing the Imogene script for a while, and has been attached to the project for well over a year. "It’s basically about a girl who kind of pretends to kill herself," Wiig told The Playlist in March. "Starting off really funny, isn’t it? She does it to get her recently ex-boyfriend’s attention. She ends up having to go live with her mom, whom she hasn’t seen in years. It’s kind of about going back home, so she finds her life again and gets reintroduced to her family, kind of a coming home story."
At the time of the interview, funding had not come through for Imogene, but with the huge success of Bridesmaids, it looks like Wiig's passion project is finally on its way. The Lone Ranger gets his girl, Leatherface meets new family >> Posted 07.13.11 by Ryan
Director Paul Feig's comedy Bridesmaids, which opens today, has often been described as "the female Hangover," which, on one hand, compliments the movie's potential to take adult-oriented themes and make a successful movie, but, on the other, implies that the movie is attempting to copy The Hangover's formula with a female cast instead. Either way, co-screenwriter and star Kristen Wiig wants to avoid the comparison.
Wiig began writing the movie with writer Annie Mumolo in 2006, years before The Hangover was released, and the actress recently told USA Today that she only wanted to make a funny movie and hopes the "female Hangover" tag goes away.
it's a "womance" >> Posted 05.13.11 by Ryan
We didn't set out to prove anything or make a statement. It wasn't a response to anything like women don't get to do this. We thought, "Let's sit down and laugh, make something funny." I hope that conversation will go away.
Loud, CGI-based action movies are half the summer experience, with the other half primarily composed of raunchy comedies made for — and seemingly by — teenage boys. Last week Thor ushered in the summer onslaught. With nary a superhero in sight this week, the most interesting release is Bridesmaids. Problem is the movie's fighting an uphill battle by being, gasp, a raunchy adult comedy that's targeted at women. That alone makes Bridesmaids worth checking out in our opinion. But if that's not enough, here are five more reasons why it's worth your time.
See 5 Reasons: Bridesmaids >> Posted 05.12.11 by reelz
Universal Pictures' upcoming comedy, Bridesmaids, is often referred to "the female Hangover", which, considering the Bridesmaids cast doesn't head to Vegas or wake up not remembering the previous evenings' debauchery, isn't a comment on the movie's plot. Instead, the description is a commentary on the mostly female ensemble cast that says "ladies can be as funny as guys," which seems like a back-handed compliment. What Bridesmaids Does Share with The Hangover >> Posted 04.20.11 by Ryan