09:26 AM EDT 05/29/2013
Originally posted 05/14/2013 11:40AM
Arrivederci, Vinny Vedecci. So long, Stefon.
Bill Hader will be leaving Saturday Night Live after its season finale this Saturday – and he's taking his arsenal of spot-on impersonations and wacky characters with him, reports The New York Times.
"It was a hard decision, but it has to happen at some point," Hader told the Times. "It got to a point where I said, 'Maybe it’s just time to go.' "
Originally posted 05/13/2013 07:35PM
Very little time at Monday's FOX 2013-14 upfront presentation was devoted to the elephant in New York's Beacon Theater – America Idol's
troubled, near-completed season – except to compare the show's long-running success to Gunsmoke's.
This caused a moment's pause, not only with the thought that the incredibly influential, always buzzed-about Idol could ever be gone, but also with the reflection that at some time in the future it would be completely irrelevant. Ah well.
The bulk of FOX's smoothly clockwork presentation, of course, kept an eye on that future, at least a few months from now, with clips of upcoming shows. Nothing looked as remotely silly as last year's short-lived Mob Doctor, which was a relief, and there were several premieres that will have people talking:
Originally posted 05/07/2013 06:00AM
Justin Timberlake brought sexy back – and plenty of A-list wattage – to his sold-out concert at Roseland Ballroom in New York on Sunday night.
Performing songs from his new album The 20/20 Experience during a two-hour show, the pop star was supported by his wife Jessica Biel and pals like Jason Sudeikis, Olivia Wilde, Andy Samberg, Joanna Newsom, Brooke Shields and Uma Thurman.
Biel, dressed in a navy tank top and white pants, had a blast rocking out in the VIP mezzanine area during the show, which was sponsored by MasterCard. "She knew all the words to his songs and was dancing the whole time," an onlooker tells PEOPLE. "She looked very proud."
Originally posted 03/13/2013 01:30PM
Justin Timberlake's bringing funny back, slowly and steadily building up a catalogue of side-splitting sketches on Saturday Night Live, duets with Andy Samberg's The Lonely Island and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon that showcase the former Mickey Mouse Club member's comedy skills.
From the street busker skit, "Homelessville" to the viral "History of Rap" skit, check out some of Timberlake's best moments.
Originally posted 02/26/2013 12:00PM
Over the past few days, Hollywood has been engulfed in Oscar mania.
But even as best dressed lists, touching acceptance speeches and an appearance by the First Lady at the Academy Awards dominated the headlines, a few stars managed to reveal big news of their own.
Here's what you might have missed:
Originally posted 02/25/2013 02:15PM
It's no joke: Andy Samberg is engaged!
The former Saturday Night Live funnyman popped the question to singer-songwriter Joanna Newsom after five years together, Samberg's rep confirms to PEOPLE.
In addition to her role as a singer-songwriter, Newsom, 31, also plays the harp, piano and harpsichord.
The Celeste and Jesse Forever actor, 34, and Newsom attended the Independent Spirit Awards together on Saturday, which Samberg hosted.
Originally posted 12/11/2012 11:25AM
New couple alert?
Rose Byrne and Boardwalk Empire's Bobby Cannavale clutched hands as they surreptitiously made their way through the crowd inside the Hall of Ocean Life at New York's American Museum of Natural History Monday night. Though the duo never posed for pictures together on the red carpet, they looked to be very much together and enjoying each other's company at a bash to celebrate IFC's hit comedy Portlandia's upcoming third season (Jan. 4, 10 p.m. ET). (When asked if they were dating, Byrne's rep had no comment.)
The soiree, which began with a screening of two upcoming episodes from the series and an introduction by its stars and writers, Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, continued into the vast ocean-themed room, lined with hundreds of models of sea creatures and bathed purplish-blue lights as a 94 ft. long blue whale hung from the ceiling.
A who's who of the comedy world stars – Martin Short; David Cross and wife Amber Tamblyn; and most of the current cast of SNL – mingled in the large room, chatting with each other and with fans (there was no separate VIP section) and grabbing drinks from the large bar in the center of the room or nibbling passed Hors d'oeuvre such as bite-sized waffles with Camembert cheese.
Originally posted 10/18/2012 06:00PM
It's la bella vita for Justin Timberlake and his bride-to-be Jessica Biel.
The happy couple have been celebrating in Italy along with close friends Andy Samberg, Timbaland and 7th Heaven's Beverly Mitchell in advance of their weekend wedding.
According to multiple reports and published photos, on Thursday, Timberlake and Biel hosted a party where guests hung out around open fires and dined on fresh-made cheese, local olives and wine.
Shots of the occasion snapped by Splash News show guests (including former SNL star Samberg) lounging outside on white furniture. According to E! Online, the pair were both casually dressed – Biel in pants and a beige top, and Timberlake in blue pants, a white shirt and a skinny tie.
Originally posted 10/13/2011 05:55AM
After getting romantic in Washington, D.C., Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston headed up to New York, where they joined up with their pals at Saturday Night Live for a late-night bash at Primehouse New York. They sat in a banquette with Andy Samberg and girlfriend Joanna Newsom, and they shared several dishes and drinks. "They were very affectionate," a source says of the twosome, who were laughing with the other party guests. – Lesley Messer
Originally posted 01/30/2011 10:30AM
Confirming the buzz that had been building since last week, Mark Zuckerberg appeared on Saturday Night Live, meeting for the first time Oscar-nominated Jesse Eisenberg, who portrayed him in The Social Network.
During Eisenberg's opening monologue, SNL standout Andy Samberg came onstage wearing Zuckerberg's trademark hoodie and a curly-haired wig.
Cameras then cut to the Facebook founder backstage with executive producer Lorne Michaels. "Why can't I go in there? I'm the real Mark Zuckerberg!" he asked. "Come on. I invented Poking!"
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