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Watch Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig Act Out a Scene from 'Real Housewives of New York'

Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig are currently promoting their new film The Skeleton Twins, and they stopped by Andy Cohen's Bravo show to play some fun games and act out an intense scene from The Real Housewives of New York known as "The Berkshires Water Dispute." Check out two more clips from Hader and Wiig's appearance below:

Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader Are Sad Siblings in 'The Skeleton Twins' Trailer

Here's the trailer for Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig's new dramatic film and Sundance hit The Skeleton Twins, in which the SNL alums and former Adventureland costars play a depressed brother and sister who reunite after ten years of not speaking to each other. The film opens in theaters on September 19th, which should be plenty of time to get used to the idea of Karina and Devin from "The Californians" as much respected dramatic actors.

Saturday Night's Children: Kristen Wiig (2005-2012)

Saturday Night Live has been home to over a hundred cast members throughout the past 38 years. In our column Saturday Night’s Children, we present the history, talent, and best sketches of one SNL cast member every other week for your viewing, learning, and laughing pleasure.

Live cast sendoffs are a rare event on SNL and reserved only for the most well-liked players, and if Kristen Wiig's farewell segment at the end of the season 37 finale was any indication, the art major-turned-sketch comedy superstar left her SNL stint on the best possible terms. Beloved by many for her sheepish, awkward, yet unabashed delivery and bringing to life [...]

Kristen Wiig to Play a Grief Counselor with Charles Barkley in 'Late Night's "Second Chance Theater"

The wonderful Kristen Wiig was on last night's Late Night, and after covering topics with Meyers such as her recent dramatic roles and her many SNL wigs, she agreed to return for Meyers's in-the-works "Second Chance Theater" segment for cut SNL characters to play a piano key-sleeved grief counselor character with Charles Barkley. Kristen joins Will Forte, Jason Sudeikis, Andy Samberg, and Taran Killam as the cast members who have signed on to appear in the segment so far.

Jonah Hill, James Franco, and Kristen Wiig Voice Characters in Seth Rogen's R-Rated Animated Sausage Movie

Taking a more literal turn with their knack for making bro-centric movies, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are now making an R-rated animated movie called Sausage Party, The Wrap reports. The film — written by Rogen and Goldberg with This Is The End producers Kyle Hunter and Ariel Shaffir — follows "one heroic piece of meat's quest to discover the truth about his existence. After falling out of a shopping cart, the sausage protagonist teams up with some new friends to embark on a perilous journey through the supermarket and return to their aisle before the Fourth of July sale." This Is The End's Rogen, James Franco, Jonah [...]

Kristen Wiig and David Letterman Bond Over Their Love for 'MacGruber'

The delightful Kristen Wiig was a guest on last night's Late Show, and during a conversation about not wanting her dad to watch her movie sex scenes it was revealed that Letterman is a huge fan of MacGruber and excited for the sequel. Click through to watch Wiig talk about shooting a movie in Asheville, North Carolina over the summer, where she got really into sensory deprivation tanks.

Jason Sudeikis to Join Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson, and Kristen Wiig in Heist Comedy

Director Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite) is building one hell of a cast for his next movie, an untitled comedy about an armored car heist. THR reports that Jason Sudeikis is in talks to join a cast that already includes Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson, and Kristen Wiig. The film, formerly called Loomis Fargo, is based on the true story of four people who pulled off a $20 million armored car heist in North Carolina in 1997. Sudeikis will play a hit man in the movie, which was written by Emily Spivey (latest draft by Napoleon Dynamite animated series writers Chris Bowman and Hubbel Palmer) and will be produced [...]

'SNL' Review: Andy Samberg, with a Little Help From His Friends

SNL transforms when a former cast member returns to host. The regular format is stretched to make room for a massive SNL reunion, with classic bits and endless cameos by other past stars of the show. Usually this homecoming makes for an exciting night of television, with Lorne Michaels trotting out one of his prized horses to remind us of the joy this show has brought us over the years.

In this case, it reminded us how atypical of a cast member Andy Samberg was. His monologue joke that he appeared in "100 digital shorts and six live sketches" had a ring of truth: unlike all-star alums Will Ferrell [...]

Kristen Wiig Looks Delightfully Dramatic in This 'Hateship Loveship' Trailer

Here's the new trailer for Hateship Loveship, a film based on a short story by Alice Munro adapted for the screen by Mark Poirier. Kristen Wiig stars as a shy and socially awkward woman named Johanna who is hired by a man (Nick Nolte) to look after his teenage granddaughter (Hailee Stanfeld), only to be tricked into falling in love with her widowed father (Guy Pearce). Wiig has been delving deeper into dramatic film roles lately, and if this trailer is any indication, Hateship Loveship could be the film that puts her at the top of the comedy/drama crossover game. The film hits theaters for a limited release on [...]

Kristen Wiig Had a Bad First Date During 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

In what was either a poorly scheduled Thursday or an impressive feat of mental multitasking, Kristen Wiig went on a very condensed first date with an OkCupid match named David right in the middle of her interview on Kimmel. Wiig's channeling a bit of her flirting expert Rebecca Larue here, at least until David screws everything up with that creepy gift.

Zach Galifianakis-Kristen Wiig Bank Heist Comedy Adds Ken Marino and Kate McKinnon to the Cast

The cast for Zach Galifianakis and Kristen Wiig's next movie keeps growing more and more impressive. Deadline reports that Ken Marino and SNL's Kate McKinnon have also joined the cast of the untitled heist comedy, previously known as Loomis Fargo, that also stars Owen Wilson and Jason Sudeikis. SNL writer Leslie Jones, who appeared on-camera for a much-talked-about Weekend Update piece this season, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia's Mary Elizabeth Ellis, Nebraska's Devin Ratray, and iO Chicago performer Ross Kimball have also been added to the cast.

Lorne Michaels is producing and Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite) is directing the movie, which is based on a true story and [...]

Kristen Wiig Is Directing Her First Movie

Comedy superstar and budding drama actor Kristen Wiig is set to direct her first movie. Variety reports that the SNL alum will direct and costar with her longtime friend and collaborator Annie Mumolo in an upcoming movie where they play "best friends who find themselves in over their heads and out of their depth." While no further details on the project have been revealed, Wiig and Mumolo released the following statement: "We’re very excited to be writing. We will be going into a cave for months to finish. An actual cave. We found one that’s nice and big. We’re putting a couch in there." And here's a statement [...]

Kristen Wiig to Star in Zach Galfianakis/Owen Wilson Bank Heist Comedy

Kristen Wiig has joined the cast of a new comedy that will see her playing a bank robber alongside Zach Galifiankis and Owen Wilson, THR reports. The untitled comedy, formerly known as Loomis Fargo, follows a quarter of dull North Carolinians who pulled off one of the biggest heists in US history by stealing $17.1 million from an armored truck.

Wiig plays Galifianakis's workplace crush, who gets him to help her and her accomplices rob a bank vault but doesn't have plans to meet up with him after the robbery. Jim Carrey and Danny McBride were previously attached to star in the movie, and McBride even [...]

Kristen Wiig Disguises Herself as Harry Styles on 'The Tonight Show'

You probably didn't need another reason to love Kristen Wiig, but her appearance as One Direction's Harry Styles on last night's Tonight Show is definitely still worth watching. It'll also change the way you look at the word "carnitas" forever.