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Originally posted 11/03/2013 08:00AM
In a week that saw Saturday Night Live come under the microscope of The New York Times for the program's lack of diversity, specifically where black women cast members were concerned, the show cold-opened Saturday night with a skit starring guest host Kerry Washington, satirizing the situation – and even culminating with a pre-"Live from New York, It's Saturday Night" announcement from the Rev. Al Sharpton.
"What have we learned from this sketch?" Sharpton said, speaking directly to the camera. "As usual, nothing."
In the course of the sketch, the Scandal star played Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey (rather broadly) but drew the line when the name Beyoncé came up.
But the relevant topic was touched upon head on, although mock-seriously.
Originally posted 04/18/2013 06:00AM
"This will be number four. This is like a modern-day version at this point," the expectant actress jokes
Originally posted 02/20/2013 03:30PM
The Up All Night star kept her growing belly under wraps at an event Tuesday evening
Originally posted 02/19/2013 04:00PM
The Up All Night star and director Paul Thomas Anderson will welcome another baby later this year
Originally posted 03/09/2012 06:00PM
Jennifer Westfeldt may be dating one of Hollywood's hunkiest guys– Jon Hamm – but she admits to feeling butterflies over some other big talents: Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph.
Westfeldt, who wrote, directed, produced and stars in the new romantic drama Friends with Kids out on Friday, got close to the Bridesmaids stars while working on the new film.
"I have the biggest crush on both of them," Westfeldt, 42, tells PEOPLE.
"They are the kindest, most loving and supremely talented women. I respect these women so much."
Originally posted 02/02/2012 11:30AM
What does a severed head found by the Hollywood sign have to do with Maya Rudolph?
The actress knows the dog that first discovered the gruesome evidence. In an interview this week on Conan, the Up All Night star told host Conan O'Brien that the dog belongs to a friend who has, since the incident, been going through a "really bizarre, horrific ordeal."
Golden retriever Ollie was exploring Runyon Canyon with his dog walker when he happened upon what appeared to be a toy. "He likes balls – soccer balls." Rudolph, 39, explains. "I think he's a digger. He was digging, and he came out all proud with this bag, and something fell out, and it was the head."
Originally posted 01/29/2012 10:10PM
That's one way to pass time during a two-hour awards ceremony.
The ladies of Bridesmaids enjoyed Sunday night's Screen Actors Guild Awards one sip at a time with a game they invented that honors a filmmaker who's no stranger to winning the top prize: Martin Scorsese.
Taking the stage with beverages in-hand to present their film, which was nominated in the outstanding cast category, Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph and Melissa McCarthy explained the rules to their drinking game of choice.
"You have to take a drink every time, and I mean every time, you hear the word 'Scorsese,' " McCarthy explained, a mini bottle of Grey Goose in her hands."You'd be surprised how much that comes up in just casual conversation because people like to throw that thing around."
Originally posted 07/19/2011 03:25PM
It's a boy for Maya Rudolph.
The Bridesmaids star, 38, and director Paul Thomas Anderson welcomed their third child, son Jack, on July 3, her rep tells PEOPLE.
Jack – who is home and doing great – joins big sisters Pearl, 5½, and Lucille, 20 months.
While pregnant, Rudolph said she was especially excited to discover the sex of the baby, which she and Anderson chose not to find out prior to the delivery.
Originally posted 05/15/2011 11:30AM
She plays a bride in the new comedy Bridesmaids, but in real life Maya Rudolph has more experience as a bridesmaid – for a very unlucky bride-to-be.
"My girlfriend was getting married and we were all about to go to Mexico," says Rudolph, 38, who costars in the new comedy with Kristen Wiig. "We had this whole trip planned; we all put money in for the place, the airplane, everything."
"My girlfriend got so sick that she was on antibiotics and was instructed not to fly. The bride couldn't fly. Everything was paid for, so we all had to go. So we all went without her. It was kind of pathetic and sad."
Originally posted 03/18/2011 08:30PM
It's about to be three's company for Maya Rudolph.
The Bridesmaids star, 38, is pregnant with her third child, sources confirm to PEOPLE.
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