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  Starring Bel Powley, Kristen Wiig, and Alexander Skarsgard, Diary of a Teenage Girl is the coming-of-age film you need to see. It’s honest, funny, and beautiful. Here are some reasons to see this movie immediately: 1. Bel Powley: the actress who plays the protagonist, Minnie, has a captivating face and she’s hugely talented. Powley is the driving force of the film. 2. The cartoons: an aspiring cartoonist, Minnie imagines parts of her life in psychedelic drawings. Read More
Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters—and Chris Hemsworth is going to pick up the phone. That’s right, a dude is playing the receptionist in the all-female reboot of the classic film. Director Paul Feig tweeted a picture of Thor himself with the caption "Our receptionist." This movie is smashing gender roles and paranormal crime. Does it get any better than this? Methinks not. The new, spirit-catchin’ team is comprised of Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, Melissa McCarthy, and Kate McKinnon, and this stellar cast of funny ladies has us already loving this movie. Read More
“From the forest… out of dirt and sticks” emerged Khaleesi dressed as Kristen Wiig. Wait, it's actually Kristen Wiig dressed as Khaleesi on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon—and it couldn't have been more hilarious. Neither Fallon nor Wiig—who have unparalleled platonic chemistry—were able to hold it together during last night's seven minute segment. And between the newest hit “Wonderful, Wonderful, Wonderful” and Rapid Fire Questions, it’s easy to see why. Read More
  Last Saturday night brought an evening of laughs as the world tuned into the 40th anniversary of SNL. The marathon-length show averaged 23.1 million viewers, more views than an NBC primetime telecast (aside from the Super Bowl) in over a decade. The legion of actors include audience favorites such as Jimmy Fallon, Amy Poehler, Chris Rock, Steve Martin, Bill Murray, Eddie Murphy, and many more. Read More
Be still our beating BUSTie hearts: Could it finally be happening?! A Ghostbusters remake that puts ladies at its goo-fighting center? We are sincerely tickled—especially since now the potential lineup has been released and it includes none other than Wiig, McCarthy, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon. You know we will be Fandango'ing this as soon as humanly possibly. The film is set to release in July of 2016 (nope, not sure we can wait that long either, but patience is a virtue and also sometimes a necessity). One thing we're pretty curious about though ... Read More
Given that The Skeleton Twins stars Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, and Luke Wilson, it’s easy to jump to the conclusion that the film must be a gut-busting comedy. But the first 10 minutes will prove you wrong — Wiig’s character Maggie is about to attempt suicide when she’s interrupted by a phone call from a Los Angeles hospital telling her that her twin brother Milo (Hader) has just survived his own suicide attempt. Read More
I only know two people who had the gall to admit to me that they didn't like Bridesmaids, and they're both dead to me. Just kidding. It was awkward though, when I told them that I got Rebel Wilson's character's “Mexican drinking worm” tattoo, NOT for free, as an everlasting tribute to the film's band of wisecracking ladies and they were totally unimpressed. Whatever, losers. Read More
Get ready for it; we’re about to see a bunch of white males scrambling for the Late Show spot now that David Letterman has announced his retirement. The current top contenders include Jon Stewart, Jay Leno, Craig Ferguson, and Conan O’Brien. *yawn* Men have traditionally hosted late night television because of the outdated gendered blocking of Television viewing times. Read More
  When Tina Fey pulled up her chair at the Saturday Night Live writers’ table, the show wasn’t all that woman-friendly. In her autobiographical book Bossypants, the comedien tells a story of how writers often assumed men in drag could be more funny than women. By the time she left, the show had featured more female greats than ever before: Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolf, Kristen Wiig, and others graced us with their unbeatable wit.    But wait a second! As Salon’s Carolyn Edgar points out, Keenan Thompson and Tracy Morgan are famed for their drag performances. Read More
  Okay, so Drunk History on Comedy Central is probably my new favorite show. I can’t watch even one segment without laughing to tears. It began as a Funny or Die series, which was created by Jeremy Konner and Derek Waters. What makes Drunk History so funny is the fact that they enlist actors to re-tell historical events, while being incredibly intoxicated. This show is majorly awesome!  Part of the hilarity is that the actors aren’t exactly accurate about the stories they’re telling. Read More