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NBC is planning a 40th anniversary special for 'Saturday Night Live'

NBC is planning a 40th anniversary special for 'Saturday Night Live'

NEW YORK, April 18 (UPI) -- NBC says it plans to air a 3-hour live television special, celebrating the 40th anniversary of the groundbreaking sketch comedy series, "Saturday Night Live."
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Jessica Alba says acting is 'like a drug'

Jessica Alba says acting is 'like a drug'

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Jessica Alba has come a long way since "Dark Angel" launched her to stardom.
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Watch Kristen Wiig try to impersonate Harry Styles on the 'Tonight Show'

Watch Kristen Wiig try to impersonate Harry Styles on the 'Tonight Show'

NEW YORK, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Kristen Wiig dressed up like Harry Styles, but made no effort to accurately impersonate him. The results are hilarious.
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Jimmy Fallon names first-week guest lineup

Jimmy Fallon names first-week guest lineup

NEW YORK, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Jerry Seinfeld, Lady Gaga and Justin Timberlake will sit down with Jimmy Fallon for his first week hosting the "Tonight Show."
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'Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon' books Will Smith, U2 for premiere

'Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon' books Will Smith, U2 for premiere

NEW YORK, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Will Smith and U2 have been booked for the first episode of "Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon" in New York, NBC announced Monday.
'Despicable Me 2' tops movies-on-demand list

'Despicable Me 2' tops movies-on-demand list

PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 22 (UPI) -- The animated film "Despicable Me 2," featuring the voices of Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig, is the No. 1 movie-on-demand in the United States, Rentrak said.
Reese Witherspoon drops out of 'The Intern'

Reese Witherspoon drops out of 'The Intern'

HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Hollywood actress Reese Witherspoon has decided to pass on a project with Robert De Niro because of time constraints, Daily Variety reported.
'Despicable Me 2' is No. 1 movie-on-demand in the U.S.

'Despicable Me 2' is No. 1 movie-on-demand in the U.S.

PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 14 (UPI) -- The animated sequel "Despicable Me 2," featuring the voices of Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig, is the No. 1 movie-on-demand in the United States, Rentrak said.
Stiller says shooting 'Walter Mitty' scene was a fantasy come true

Stiller says shooting 'Walter Mitty' scene was a fantasy come true

NEW YORK, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Actor-director Ben Stiller says closing off part of New York's Fifth Avenue to shoot a scene for "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" was "like a crazy fantasy come true."
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Kristen Wiig and Fabrizio Moretti break up

Kristen Wiig and Fabrizio Moretti break up

NEW YORK, July 25 (UPI) -- U.S. actress-writer Kristen Wiig and the Strokes drummer Fabrizio Moretti have ended their 18-month romance, UsMagazine.com reported.
Kristen Wiig says she feels 'a little lost' after leaving 'SNL'

Kristen Wiig says she feels 'a little lost' after leaving 'SNL'

NEW YORK, April 19 (UPI) -- Comic actress and writer Kristen Wiig told "Access Hollywood" she felt a "little lost" after she wrapped her seven-year stint on "Saturday Night Live."
Greg Kinnear, Josh Lawson land 'Anchorman 2' roles

Greg Kinnear, Josh Lawson land 'Anchorman 2' roles

ATLANTA, March 15 (UPI) -- Actors Josh Lawson and Greg Kinnear have joined the cast of the film "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues," now shooting in Atlanta, Deadline.com said Friday.
Wiig, Rogen to guest star on 'Arrested Development'

Wiig, Rogen to guest star on 'Arrested Development'

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Kristen Wiig and Seth Rogen are to guest star on Season 4 of the sitcom "Arrested Development" this spring, UsMagazine.com reported.
Golden Globes presenters list expanded

Golden Globes presenters list expanded

HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Bradley Cooper, Halle Berry, Jamie Foxx and Julia Roberts will join the list of presenters at the Golden Globe awards, event organizers in Hollywood said.
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Kristen Carroll Wiig (born August 22, 1973) is an American film and television actress who currently appears as a cast member on Saturday Night Live. Wiig is a member of improvisational comedy troupe The Groundlings, and has appeared in several films and television series, including MacGruber, Flight of the Conchords, Adventureland, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story and Paul. She was also the voice of Ruffnut in How to Train Your Dragon.

Wiig was born in Canandaigua, New York. At the age of three, she moved with her family to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and later on to Rochester, New York, where she remained until she graduated from Brighton High School in 1991. She went on to attend the University of Arizona with a major in art. In Los Angeles she joined The Groundlings, working "odd jobs".

Kristen Wiig was briefly married to actor Hayes Hargrove. Wiig is currently dating actor, writer, and filmmaker Brian Petsos. The couple resides in Manhattan together.

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