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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 [...]

Here's the First Scene of IFC's 'The Spoils of Babylon'

Here's a new clip from the premiere episode of The Spoils of Babylon, IFC's epic miniseries parody produced by Funny or Die, featuring oil tycoon Jonas Morehouse (Tim Robbins) as well as a forbidden love scene between his daughter Cynthia (Kristen Wiig) and adopted son Devon (Tobey Maguire). IFC will premiere The Spoils of Babylon with two back-to-back half-hour episodes on Thursday, January 9th at 10:00PM, so get ready for much more hot economy talk in 2014.

Watch Kristen Wiig and Tobey Maguire in the Trailer for IFC's 'Spoils of Babylon', Coming Jan. 9th

Here's the brand new trailer for The Spoils of Babylon, a new IFC miniseries from Funny or Die. Created by Andrew Steele and Matt Piedmont (Casa de mi Padre), the show is a six-part parody of epic '80s miniseries like The Thorn Birds in the form of an overdramatic adaptation of a novel by Eric Jonrosh (Will Ferrell). Kristen Wiig, Tobey Maguire, Jessica Alba, Tim Robbins, Val Kilmer, Haley Joel Osment, Michael Sheen, Jellybean Howie, and Steve Tom also star. IFC announced today that the show will premiere with two back-to-back episodes on Thursday, January 9th at 10pm.

Kristen Wiig Went on 'Jimmy Fallon' Last Night as Michael Jordan

Kristen Wiig's new movie, Girl Most Likely, hits theaters this Friday, so she did what has become standard procedure for anybody promoting a movie: went on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and did an interview as Michael Jordan.

Check out the rest of the interview, in which Fallon pimped "Michael Jordan" into singing his trademark song, below:

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.

Sundance 2014 Will Feature Movies Starring Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Lena Dunham, Amy Sedaris, and More

The Sundance Film Festival just announced its 2014 lineup, with a lot of movies starring well-known comedic actors like Bill Hader, Kristen Wiig, Aubrey Plaza, Lena Dunham, Jenny Slate, David Cross, and Amy Sedaris competing at the festival next month. Most of the movies debuting at Sundance will be released at some point in 2014, so this is actually a pretty solid preview of all the independent movies coming out next year. Check out a list of the comedies and dramas starring comedians debuting at Sundance below:

Kristen Wiig to Star in the Drama 'Nasty Baby'

Kristen Wiig is continuing to make surprising movie choices. The Wrap reports that Wiig is in talks to star in Chilean director Sebastián Silva's new drama, Nasty Baby. Silva, who recently directed Michael Cera in the movies Magic Magic and Crystal Fairy, stars in the movie alongside TV on the Radio frontman Tunde Adebimpe as a gay couple trying to have a baby with their best friend (Wiig) as their surrogate. Wiig's deal is not finalized, but according to The Wrap, she's expressed interest in the role and wants to do the movie. Wiig can next be seen in supporting roles in Anchorman 2 and Ben Stiller's The [...]

Kristen Wiig, Bob Odenkirk, and Tons More Will Guest Star on Comedy Central's 'Drunk History'

Comedy Central today announced a long list of big-name comedy people who will be guest starring on the network's upcoming show Drunk History. Based on Derek Waters and Jeremy Konner's Funny or Die web series of the same name and produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, Drunk History follows intoxicated comedians recounting historical events to the best of their abilities while famous actors reenact the inaccurate history tales. Hosted by Waters, the show premieres July 9th at 10 and will travel to a different city each week and feature comedians like Kyle Kinane, Jen Kirkman, Natasha Leggero, and Jenny Slate talking about historical events like the rise [...]

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.

Kristen Wiig Is In for the 'MacGruber' Sequel

The idea of a sequel to Will Forte's cult hit SNL spinoff film MacGruber is definitely a hypothetical thing at this point, but his co-star Kristen Wiig said in a recent interview that she's interested in reprising her role for MacGruber 2, if it ever gets off the ground. Talking to Collider to promote The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Wiig says she's "hoping" the movie gets made and "Last I heard, they're working on a script, so I'm in … I loved making that movie."

Will Forte has been talking about making a sequel for a while now and told us recently that he's yet to get started [...]

Watch a New Trailer for 'The Spoils of Babylon' from IFC and Funny or Die

IFC just released this, the second trailer for their new series The Spoils of Babylon. Starring Tobey Maguire, Kristen Wiig, Tim Robbins, Jessica Alba, Val Kilmer, Haley Joel Osment, Michael Sheen, and David Spade, with cameos from Will Ferrell, Spoils of Babylon is a parody of epic '80s miniseries. The show comes from Funny or Die and creators Andrew Steele and Matt Piedmont (Casa de mi Padre). It starts up on IFC January 9th.

Check out the first trailer for the show below:

Kristen Wiig's New Movie 'Girl Most Likely' Is Out Today, and Critics Don't Care For It

Kristen Wiig's latest movie, Girl Most Likely, hits theaters today. Directed by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini (American Splendor), the movie stars Wiig as a failed playwright who fakes a suicide attempt to attract her ex-boyfriend's sympathies, only to wind up in the custody of her degenerate mother (Annette Benning). What's surprising is that Girl Most Likely – Kristen Wiig's first starring role since Bridesmaids two summers ago – is receiving overwhelmingly negative reviews and the studio is releasing it in a scant 300-something theaters.

Review aggregators Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic gave A Girl Most Likely a 16% and 35/100, respectively. Rotten Tomatoes' summary of the reviews reads, "Largely witless [...]