11:30 AM EDT 08/26/2015
Originally posted 08/22/2015 09:05AM
Sidesplitting sketch comedy and laugh-a-minute films have made Kristen Wiig a Hollywood powerhouse.
The Saturday Night Live vet and Oscar nominee turns 42 today. The range of instantly quotable characters from her hilarious body of work – including a mischievous student, a baker whose friend's wedding leads to major mix-ups and a Disney princess gone wrong – proves that her last four decades have been well spent.
While the actress is busy filming the Ghostbusters reboot in Boston, we're taking a look back at her most memorable contributions to the world.
Wiig's "on the clock and ready to rock" SNL character quickly became a favorite for fans of the classic variety show.
Originally posted 06/06/2015 11:45AM
One of the hardest parts of comedy is keeping a straight face – and Melissa McCarthy takes great pride in making her costars break character on set.
Originally posted 05/16/2015 09:00AM
Wedding season is officially upon us.
Originally posted 05/08/2015 07:25AM
Yes, Wilson Phillips has been encouraging fans to hold on for a full quarter century. That's quite a bit more than just "one more day" – this song has staying power.
Originally posted 05/15/2013 10:10AM
ABC’s upfront Tuesday afternoon was an upbeat affair – not all upfronts are – with shoutouts to breakout hit Scandal and its star, Kerry Washington; to late-night host Jimmy Kimmel; and to now destined-to-retire Barbara Walters.
Kimmel, as is traditional, did a few minutes' worth of jokes at the expense of the other networks (he referred to CBS as "smug @#%&!!!!s") and his own: He suggested that Splash, the diving-celeb reality show, should be replaced by one with an empty pool. To be called Splat.
The clips introducing new shows were, on balance, pretty promising. These are the ones that struck my television tuning fork and filled me with anticipatory vibrations:
Originally posted 09/06/2012 08:55AM
He won moviegoers' hearts as Kristen Wiig's love interest in Bridesmaids. And now, Chris O'Dowd has a beautiful bride of his own.
The Irish actor and current Girls guest star, 32, got married Aug. 26 to the British TV presenter Dawn Porter in a three-day party that culminated with a low-key backyard exchange of vows.
"Just married!!!!" O'Dowd Tweeted after the ceremony, along with a photo of himself and Porter, 33, sporting matching full-body sweatsuits.
Originally posted 05/01/2012 10:30AM
In her role as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games, Jennifer Lawrence takes on blood-thirsty mutts and killer bees (not to mention the expert Careers with killer instincts and good looks).
But can she take on the funny ladies of Bridesmaids?
Her bow and arrow won't help her much when her film goes head-to-head with the ensemble comedy at this year's MTV Movie Awards, where both The Hunger Games and Bridesmaids are nominated eight times (for movie of the year, best cast and breakthrough performance, among other categories).
Originally posted 01/24/2012 02:30PM
Melissa McCarthy wants a second chance to make a good impression on Glenn Close.
The newly-minted Best Supporting Actress nominee joked that she'll be thinking more carefully about what to say to the Albert Nobbs star – a Best Actress nominee at this year's Oscars – should they cross paths again at the ceremony.
"I hope I can figure out something else to say to Glenn Close other than 'Holy s––– you're Glenn Close,' " McCarthy told PEOPLE after getting her Oscar news Tuesday morning. "I just think she makes beautiful, smart, perfect decisions in her characters and roles she plays. She looms very large to me."
The Bridesmaids star, who won an Emmy earlier this year for Mike & Molly, admits she was flustered when she first encountered Close at the Golden Globes but is planning ahead for Oscar night.
Originally posted 12/30/2011 09:50AM
He played the sweet policeman who wooed Kristin Wiig in Bridesmaids, and now Chris O'Dowd is planning to tie the knot with his real-life girlfriend, British TV personality Dawn Porter.
The Irish actor, 32, proposed the day after Christmas, while the couple were on vacation in Guernsey, an island in the English Channel.
"I guess he liked it, coz he put a ring on it. #engaged," Porter, also 32, Tweeted Thursday.
"I'm so bored of all this happiness and sex. I'm getting married," O'Dowd quipped via Twitter the same day, later describing himself as a "very happy & lucky boy."
Originally posted 12/18/2011 05:30PM
After working on Bridesmaids for "half a decade," Judd Apatow had every right to be proud that the movie he produced was nominated for a Golden Globe.
But despite calling the acknowledgment a "very exciting thrill," Apatow, 44, held back when it came to boasting about the feat to his family.
"Today was my daughter Maude's 14th birthday, so I didn't tell anyone in my family about the nomination," the doting dad told PEOPLE shortly after nominations were announced Thursday. "I didn't want to distract from our morning festivities. I thought it would be rude to make it all about me."
Top 5 Most Voted Stories
The Untold Story of JFK's Sister, Rosemary Kennedy, and the Disastrous Lobotomy Ordered by Her Father
Students Walk out of School After Transgender Classmate Is Allowed to Use Girls' Locker Room: 'I Am a Girl. I Am Not Going to Be Pushed Away to Another Bathroom'
'What Have We Done to You, Rosie?' Distraught Rose Kennedy on the Lobotomized Daughter She Didn't See for 20 Years
Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger Are Separating: 'We Are Still, and Forever Will Be, the Best of Friends'
Jessa (Duggar) Seewald Publicly Turns Her Back on Brother Josh – Is a Family Feud Brewing?
Top 10 News Categories
The most buzzed about stars this minute!
Treat Yourself! 4 Preview Issues
More On PEOPLE.com
Got a News Tip?
Send it to our People.com editors!