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  • 'SNL' season finale teases Maya Rudolph's new show

    The season finale of “SNL” is frequently a giddily messy cavalcade of guest stars, and last night’s episode, hosted by Andy Samberg, was no different. Between Martin Short, Paul Rudd, 2 Chainz, Lil Jon, Pharrell Williams and basically...
  • 'SNL' at 40: Remember the originals

    'SNL' at 40: Remember the originals
    NBC has announced that it will celebrate the 40th anniversary of "Saturday Night Live" with a three-hour special Feb. 15. " 'Saturday Night Live' is an institution unlike anything else in television history,"  Robert Greenblatt, chairman of NBC...
  • 'How to Train Your Dragon 2' packs emotional firepower in a rip-roaring ride

    From the fashionable day-old scruff on Hiccup's 20-year-old Viking chin to the amped-up fire power of Toothless, "How to Train Your Dragon 2" has made good use of the years since the villagers of Berk and the boy who'd rather not be chief first charmed...
  • Why Festivals Should be Giving Film Funders Awards

    The Cannes Film Festival will be dispensing awards to filmmakers this week, but they don't give awards to dealmakers. Yet as international co-financing pacts grow ever more complex and ubiquitous, the negotiators, not just the cineastes, occupy...
  • A look at the Emmy races for movies, miniseries, talk shows and more

    After three years in which TV movies and miniseries were lumped together in one ungainly category, the television academy believes there's enough programming to again warrant a separation. (The acting awards remain combo affairs, however.) Were they...
  • The Groundlings: improving improv in L.A. for 40 years

    The Groundlings: improving improv in L.A. for 40 years
    It's raucous backstage at the Groundlings after a Tuesday evening improv show — red wine and buckets of salty snacks will do that to a roomful of comedians, as will having just killed it onstage. A fluffy border collie lumbers through the crowd,...
  • Dominique Strauss-Kahn Movie, Philip Seymour Hoffman Pic Play at Edinburgh Fest

    LONDON -- Edinburgh Intl. Film Festival line-up, which was unveiled by artistic director Chris Fujiwara Wednesday, includes 156 feature films from 47 countries. The festival, which runs from June 18 to 29, will include 11 world premieres, eight...
  • Classic films fan Bill Hader back for more of TCM's Essentials Jr.

     Classic films fan Bill Hader back for more of TCM's Essentials Jr.
    Growing up in Tulsa, Okla., Bill Hader became obsessed with movies. "I would watch movies at night with my family and go to the movie theater," said the former "Saturday Night Live" funnyman. "That was my existence." Hader, 35, especially enjoyed...
  • Tears of joy for 'Fault in Our Stars.' Tony Awards recap.

    Tears of joy for 'Fault in Our Stars.' Tony Awards recap.
    After the coffee. Before deciding whether to take the summer off. The Skinny: I'm four episodes into "Orange is the New Black" and enjoying it. You can tell how strong a show is if they can do an entire episode without the lead character. And that's...
  • Kristen Wiig to direct first film, written with 'Bridesmaids' partner

    Kristen Wiig to direct first film, written with 'Bridesmaids' partner
    Kristen Wiig is set to make her directorial debut on a buddy comedy that will reunite her with her "Bridesmaids" co-writer, Annie Mumolo. The New York Times first reported the news that the duo will write, produce and star in a now-untitled movie for...
  • Kristen Wiig to Make Directorial Debut on Buddy Comedy

    Kristen Wiig will star in and direct her first movie, a comedy she's co-writing with "Bridesmaids" partner Annie Mumolo, for Tom Rothman's TriStar Prods. Details of the project are being kept under wraps beyond that Wiig and Mumolo will play best friends...