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Here's What It Would Look Like If Fred Armisen and Kristen Bell Starred in Birdman

Originally posted 02/21/2015 07:50PM

Ever wondered what Birdman would be like if it starred Fred Armisen and Kristen Bell instead of Michael Keaton and Emma Stone? Well, wonder no more, as the two stars spoofed the film to open the 2015 Spirit Awards on Saturday night.

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SNL 40 Red Carpet: Stars Share Their Top Missed-Opportunity Sketches

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SNL 40 Red Carpet: Stars Share Their Top Missed-Opportunity Sketches

Originally posted 02/16/2015 12:40PM

Before Saturday Night Live showcased highlights from its 40-year history on Sunday, stars past and present gathered on the red carpet to honor the sketch show's historic run.

As they recalled their favorites, though, a few folks noted some missed opportunities. Below, find out who wishes they'd had the chance to keep a straight face around Stefon and which two gentlemen wish they could have demanded "More Cowbell!"

AJ McLean: "I would love to do anything with Stefon even though I would probably break character immediately because Bill Hader is amazing and that character is amazing, but if I could be, like, Stefon's little brother and we could do a whole skit without breaking character that'd be pretty awesome, that would be the one."

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Fred Armisen on SNL: 'This Is All About Impressing My Mom'

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Fred Armisen on SNL: 'This Is All About Impressing My Mom'

Originally posted 02/16/2015 12:00PM

Fred Armisen has a very simple, very personal reason for why he wanted to be on Saturday Night Live: his mom!

Armisen told reporters on the red carpet of Sunday night's 40th anniversary special that he first discovered SNL when he was a child: "My mom used to watch it and she used to say, 'I love Chevy Chase.' She's from Venezuela. This is all about impressing my mom."

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J.K. Simmons Channels His Oscar-Nominated Whiplash Character for His SNL Monologue

Originally posted 02/01/2015 10:55AM



During his Saturday Night Live monologue last night, Oscar nominee J.K. Simmons sought to prove that he is nothing like his aggressive, domineering band leader character in Whiplash.

To prove his conviviality, Simmons prepared a song with the SNL cast – and then proceeded to yell in everyone's faces for being off-tempo.

"This isn't one of your weird videos!" he yelled at Kyle Mooney on the drums. "This is the opening of the show!"

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5 Things You Never Knew About Portlandia

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5 Things You Never Knew About Portlandia

Originally posted 01/08/2015 09:05PM

"These hazelnuts … they are local?"

You already may be able to quote the best lines ("Put a bird on it!") from Portlandia, the hilarious sketch comedy show that pokes fun at the gluten-free, locally sourced world of Portland and its residents – and if you're a fan, you won't want to miss the premiere of the new season Thursday night. (Spoiler: They'll show you how Candace and Toni, from the Women and Women First bookstore, first met many years ago.)

The show's creators, writers and stars, Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, stopped by PEOPLE to tell us how they come up with their absurdist characters, and plenty of other juicy behind-the-scenes info.

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Portlandia’s Fred Armisen & Carrie Brownstein's Seriously-Not-Serious 'Rules' for Being a Foodie | Portlandia

Portlandia’s Fred Armisen & Carrie Brownstein's Seriously-Not-Serious 'Rules' for Being a Foodie

Originally posted 11/02/2014 12:30PM

Turns out, we've been eating the wrong way all this time

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Are Natasha Lyonne and Fred Armisen Dating?

Are Natasha Lyonne and Fred Armisen Dating?

Originally posted 08/26/2014 03:10PM

New couple alert!

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SNL Season Finale Recap: The Return of Andy Samberg … And Many Others

Originally posted 05/18/2014 10:00AM

Saturday Night Live generally keeps its departed cast members close, unless you've done something to really offend the show. So having Golden Globe winner and Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Andy Samberg on to host the last episode of the show's season wasn't a stretch, though the parade of alumni the show brought out at different points felt appropriately momentous for a season-closer.

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Elisabeth Moss Calls Her Brief Marriage to Fred Armisen 'Extremely Traumatic'

Elisabeth Moss Calls Her Brief Marriage to Fred Armisen 'Extremely Traumatic'

Originally posted 03/10/2014 09:30AM

Elisabeth Moss and Fred Armisen filed for divorce in 2010 after only one year of marriage, but the Mad Men star is still reflecting on the couple's relationship.

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Fred Armisen Satisfies His Sweet Tooth Over Oscar Weekend

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Fred Armisen Satisfies His Sweet Tooth Over Oscar Weekend

Originally posted 03/05/2014 06:30AM

The pouring rain didn't stop Fred Armisen from his food cravings on Saturday afternoon at the Independent Spirit Awards.

The band leader of Seth Meyers's inaugural season of Late Night popped into the Breyers Gelato Indulgences lounge connected to the awards location, and walked away with treats from the ice cream company.

But it wasn't a full sweets fest for the star, who also sampled some goodies from Sabra snacks.

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