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9 Essential Portlandia Sketches To Watch Before the Show Returns | Portlandia, Carrie Brownstein, Fred Armisen

9 Essential Portlandia Sketches To Watch Before the Show Returns

Originally posted 02/27/2014 05:00PM

Put a bird on your television set, because the new season of Portlandia starts Thursday night.

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Which SNL Alum Is Joining Seth Meyers on Late Night? | Fred Armisen, Seth Meyers

Fred Armisen Joins Seth Meyers on Late Night

Originally posted 02/10/2014 06:45PM

Fred Armisen will join Seth Meyers's inaugural season of Late Night as the show's band leader.

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You'll Never Believe Which Couple Broke Up & Who Got Back Together | Jennifer Lawrence, Justin Theroux, Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson

Justin Bieber & Selena Gomez Reunite & More from the Weekend

Originally posted 05/20/2013 06:00AM

If the Preakness was the only event you bet on this weekend, chances are you missed everything from Cannes to Kanye.

But we didn't. Get up to speed:

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New Couple Alert? Rose Byrne & Bobby Cannavale Hold Hands at Portlandia Party

Caught in the Act

Rose Byrne & Bobby Cannavale Hold Hands at Portlandia Party in N.Y.C.

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.

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Elisabeth Moss Has a New Australian Boyfriend

Mad Men's Elisabeth Moss Is Dating an Australian Cinematographer: Report

Originally posted 06/19/2012 04:55PM

Has Peggy Olson found herself a new man?

Elisabeth Moss – who plays Olson on the hit AMC series Mad Men – stepped out with new beau Adam Arkapaw, an Australian cinematographer, according to a New York Post report. The two were spotted together at last week's Sydney Film Festival, where Moss made several surprise appearances.

"They looked very much an item and very happy," a source told the Post about the couple.

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Elisabeth Moss Disses Ex Fred Armisen: He's Not 'Normal' | Elisabeth Moss, Fred Armisen

Elisabeth Moss Says Ex Fred Armisen Is Not 'Normal'

Originally posted 03/08/2012 12:00PM

Elisabeth Moss has something to say about her ex-husband Fred Armisen, and the funnyman might not be smiling at her remarks.

"One of the greatest things I heard someone say about him is, 'He's so great doing impersonations. But the greatest impersonation he does is that of a normal person.' To me, that sums it up," the Mad Men actress, 29, tells Page Six Magazine.

She adds: "I've never told anyone that. And I don't want to waste any more of my life talking about it."

Biting comments indeed, and Moss knows it.

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Abby Elliott Strips Down, Discusses Girl Crushes

SNL's Abby Elliott Strips Down, Discusses Girl Crushes

Originally posted 12/12/2011 07:00AM

Even before she started performing on Saturday Night Live, Abby Elliott knew firsthand about the raucous working environment in the studio.

How? She is the daughter of former cast member Chris Elliott.

Now an audience favorite – thanks to her quirky impersonations – the SNL star says she finds the workplace to be much calmer than its reputation might have it.

"It's the same cocaine schedule, but without the cocaine," Elliott, 24, tells Maxim in the January issue, on sale Dec. 13.

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SNL's Fred Armisen and Abby Elliott Split | Fred Armisen

Fred Armisen and Abby Elliott Split

Originally posted 09/27/2011 03:00PM

Saturday Night Live stars Fred Armisen and Abby Elliott have broken up, a source confirms to PEOPLE.

"He was away all summer filming in Portland, she was on location somewhere else," says the source. "They spent a lot of time apart, and they started to grow apart."

"They're still good friends," the source adds. "This wasn't a bad breakup or anything."

Elliott, 24, and Armisen, 44, began dating last year, after Armisen split from ex-wife, Mad Men star Elisabeth Moss.
– Charlotte Triggs

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Elisabeth Moss Files for Divorce from Fred Armisen | Elisabeth Moss, Fred Armisen

Elisabeth Moss Files for Divorce from Fred Armisen

Originally posted 09/20/2010 07:30PM

Elisabeth Moss is making her split with Fred Armisen official.

The Mad Men actress, 28, filed divorce papers Monday in L.A. Superior Court, citing irreconcilable differences.

Moss lists June 26 as the date of their separation, according to the documents obtained by Entertainment Tonight, eight months after she married the Saturday Night Live funnyman.

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Fred Armisen and Abby Elliott's Relationship in 'Early Stages'

Fred Armisen and Abby Elliott's Relationship in 'Early Stages'

Originally posted 08/19/2010 03:25PM

Conflicting work schedules and trying to maintain a long distance relationship caused Fred Armisen and Elisabeth Moss's marriage to come to an end, a source tells PEOPLE.

"Both him and Elisabeth have moved on," says the source about the SNL funnyman, 43, and Mad Men actress, 28, who wed in October and split in May. "It was totally amicable and friendly."

While Moss has remained low-key, the newly single Armisen recently reportedly stepped out with fellow SNL cast member Abby Elliott, 23, for a cozy dinner in Los Angeles.

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