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Fred Armisen and Kyle Mooney Join the Cast of 'Zoolander 2'

Ben Stiller's work on Zoolander 2 in Rome continues, and over the past few days he's revealed two SNL stars who have joined the cast. Stiller reposted an Instagram video from Fred Armisen confirming he's headed to Rome to film a part on Zoolander 2, and today Stiller also announced on Instagram that SNL cast member Kyle Mooney has joined the sequel too. Like other newly added cast members Kristen Wiig and Penelope Cruz, Armisen and Mooney's roles are being kept under wraps for now. Watch Armisen's video below:

IFC Renews 'Portlandia' for a Sixth and Seventh Season

IFC has no plans to leave Portland any time soon. The network announced today that Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, and Jonathan Krisel's hit series Portlandia has landed a double-season renewal. "We are so excited to get to do more Portlandia with IFC,” Armisen and Brownstein said in a statement. "Getting to work with Jon and our talented writers and crew, it really is our favorite thing in the world. Also, we get to spend more time in Portland!" For more on Portlandia, check out our interview with Armisen from last month.

A Family at Disneyland Thought Fred Armisen Was Rick Moranis

Portlanda stars Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein visited The Tonight Show last night, where they looked back at some of their favorite characters from their IFC show like the Feminist Bookstore ladies Toni and Candace. When Fallon asked them about how often fans approach them on the street, Armisen shared an interesting story about an Indian family at Disneyland who commended him for his great work on Honey, I Shrunk the Kids.

Learn About New York City's Many Accents with Fred Armisen

Accent master Fred Armisen performed at a charity benefit Wednesday night, and as part of his routine he devoted nearly five minutes to speaking in different NYC accents suggested by the audience. Covered in this clip alone is Washington Heights, Upper East Side, Upper West Side, West Village, East Village, Bronx, Astoria, Brooklyn, Rockaway, and Long Island, where Armisen spent most of his childhood years: "If you wanna do Long Island, the way to think of it is like, they're already being defensive about being made fun of."

Fred and Carrie Go Goth in This 'Portlandia' Season 5 Preview

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// Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein's hit IFC show Portlandia returns in January with a ton of great guest stars, but in the meantime the network released this very Halloween-themed sneak peek featuring Fred and Carrie as a death-loving goth couple who set up their wills and super spooky funeral services.

Doug Becomes a Braggy Male Feminist on This Week's 'Portlandia'

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brightcove.createExperiences();Here's a sneak peek of this week's Portlandia, which follows Claire's stay-at-home husband Doug as he decides to join an all-male feminist support group. Will Doug discover that feminism is his true passion, and more importantly, can he solve it on his own? The episode airs on IFC this Thursday at 10:00pm.

Fred Armisen on the Evolution of 'Portlandia,' 'SNL,' and American Accents

Portlandia's fifth season premiered on IFC earlier this month, and for longtime fans of the show, the newest crop of episodes have been the perfect culmination of four years' worth of exploring the many characters, small businesses, and human idiosyncracies in the magical world of Portland. But Portlandia isn't the only thing that's evolved and changed over the past few years — co-creator and star Fred Armisen has moved from his SNL roots to be the new Late Night band leader and has a brand new IFC show set to debut later this year, so it looks like 2015 will be another busy year for one [...]

Fred Armisen and Maya Rudolph Developed a New Way to Stay Warm This Winter

Yesterday was one of the coldest days in New York this winter, but luckily during last night's Late Night, Fred Armisen and special 8G Band guest Maya Rudolph offered up their groundbreaking new way to stay warm when it's cold. Discovering this method involved lots of work and extensive research with Canadian engineers, so you can rest assured knowing that it's Canada-approved.

'Portlandia's Season 5 Trailer Features Paul Reubens, Jeff Goldblum, Olivia Wilde, and More

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brightcove.createExperiences();Portlandia returns for a fifth season on IFC January 8th at 10:00pm, and the network released the first (and super epic) season trailer today. A ton of guests are slated to show up throughout the season, including a bunch of returning stars (Vanessa Bayer, Jeff Goldblum, Kumail Nanjiani, Steve Buscemi, Olivia Wilde, Kyle MacLachlan, Ed Begley Jr.) and some newcomers too (Seth Meyers, Matt Groening, Shepard Fairey, Greta Gerwig, Peter Giles, Paul Reubens, Parker Posey, Paul Simon, Brigitte Nielsen, Natasha Lyonne, Anna Gunn, Justin Long, and even Oscar the Grouch).

'Portlandia's Fifth Season to Feature Matt Groening, Jane Lynch, Paul Reubens, and More

Portlandia's fifth season doesn't premiere until next year, but over the past few weeks Carrie Brownstein has been posting some pictures from the set on Instagram that reveal at least a few of the stars set to make guest appearances throughout the season. In addition to Portlandia regular Jeff Goldblum, the revealed guest stars include Orange Is the New Black's Natasha Lyonne, Olivia Wilde, Jane Lynch, Matt Groening, and Paul Reubens. Click through to check out some of Brownstein's sneak peeks from the set.

Fred Armisen Is Hosting the Lipstick Makers All-Star Weekend

While NBA All-Star Weekend takes place in New York City this weekend, Fred Armisen will be hosting a completely different all-star weekend for the lipstick makers of the world, and it sounds pretty exciting. Armisen even revealed some of the latest innovations in the lipstick industry during last night's Late Night like container-free lipstick, bead lipstick, paintbrush lipstick, and tons more.

Fred Armisen Announces the Charlie Chaplin Photo Awareness Festival on 'Late Night'

During last night's Late Night, Seth Meyers checked in with band leader Fred Armisen to ask about his latest project "Charlie Fest," an all-day music festival that hopes to raise awareness of pictures of Charlie Chaplin, particularly for younger people who might not be aware that there are Chaplin photos out there. It's tough work, but Armisen seems up to the task.

'SNL' Review: Amy Adams' Got Christmas Spirit

Like anything else this time of year, it's hard not to come away from SNL in good spirits. Traditionally, the show's holiday episode provides an easy victory just in time for SNL's weary midseason mark, with returning stars like Jimmy Fallon or Martin Short bringing in the holiday cheer with some of the finest moments of the season. SNL is another one of those NYC-based festivities viewers tune into during the holidays, like the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade or New Years' Eve coverage in Times Square. Whatever complaints you may have about SNL… it's not going to ruin Christmas.

Amy Adams isn't a proven SNL veteran like Fallon or Short — her only connection to [...]

Fred Armisen, Judy Greer, Selma Blair, and Billie Joe Armstrong to Star in 'Geezer'

Fred Armisen, Selma Blair, and Judy Greer are teaming up with Green Day singer Billie Joe Armstrong for a dramatic film. Variety reports that Armstrong will star in Geezer, a movie that follows "the mid-life crisis of a husband and father who, on his 40th birthday, decides to revisit his punk-rock past by throwing an extravagant party in the presidential suite of the Drake Hotel — where he encounters his beautiful ex-girlfriend and former bandmates who have since moved on to bigger and better things." Other announced cast in Geezer includes Dallas Roberts, Chris Messina, and The Office's Brian Baumgartner, with writer/director Lee Kirk (The Office, The Giant [...]