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Carrie Brownstein & Fred Armisen Are Our Platonic Friendship Role Models

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“I do think that Fred has a very unwavering optimism that is infectious. He’s very kind, very generous, and I think more than anything, Fred says ‘yes’ … And I love saying ‘yes’. I think it’s an important step in human growth. Just an openness. And if there’s anything that I’ve learned from my friendship with Fred, it’s just voicing an openness for possibilities and not being afraid of them.”

“Portlandia” co-star and Sleater-Kinney member Carrie Brownstein swears that Fred Armisen has changed her life. Their deep and sometimes confusing bond sounds a lot more rewarding than most Hollywood relationships. Carrie once told Elle magazine that her friendship with Fred is “one of the most intimate, fun­ctional, romantic, but nonsexual relationships we’ve ever had.” Somebody call Harry and Sally — this  pair has figured out the magic formula for a friendship without sex getting in the way. (For what it’s worth, Fred’s ex-wife, “Mad Men” star Elisabeth Moss, called their brief marriage “extremely traumatic and awful and horrible.” So there’s that.) [NYmag.com Vulture] [Image via Getty]

Elisabeth Moss Doesn’t Have Good Things To Say About Split From Fred Armisen

“One of the greatest things I heard someone say about him is, ‘He’s so great at doing impersonations. But the greatest impersonation he does is that of a normal person.’ To me that sums it up … I don’t want to waste any more of my life talking about it.”

– “Mad Men”‘s Elisabeth Moss opens up for the first time about her short marriage to “Saturday Night Live”/”Portlandia” comedian Fred Armisen in Page Six Magazine. Oooh, burn. As for whether the two keep in touch? “Oh, god, no,” Moss said. Yikes. [Page Six]

How Carrie Brownstein Chooses Which Hipsters To Mock On “Portlandia”

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“I guess that [the things "Portlandia" makes fun of] are ridiculous, but at the same time they’re things that I embrace — it’s a set of behaviors and an ideology that I enact, and that I think many of us sort of perform or follow. But then, at the same time, as you’re doing it, I think there is an awareness sometimes that probably somewhere, for someone else, there is a bigger battle than, you know, making sure that your fresh pasta is local, or whether or not the ingredients are organic. Keep reading »

“Portlandia” Is Back With An Early Look At An Episode From Season 2!

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Super awesome news, kids! “Portlandia” returns to IFC for its second season this Friday, but if that sounds like too long to wait for your favorite hipster satire, no worries! The second episode from this coming season is available early on the show’s Facebook page — and above. This episode — titled “One Moore Episode” — is chock full of awesome: “Battlestar Galactica”! Artisan knots! Backyard fire pits! Guest appearances by Eddie Vedder, Jeff Goldblum, and Edward James Olmos! Shit. I need more. Please post just one more episode, Carrie and Fred? I need it. Just one more. [Facebook: Portlandia]

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The new season of “Portlandia” starts up in January, but we’ve got a sneak peek, with this hilarious clip about a dystopian not-too-distant-future where everybody is a DJ. Sounds just like Philadelphia. [IFC]

Meet Fred Armisen and Charlyne Yi, Treasure Hunters

In another life, I will come back half as cool as Charlyne Yi. This actress/comedian/adorable creature gets to hang out with fun bands, be in cool movies, and now, she’s on the coolest kids show ever, guest starring alongside Fred Armisen on “Yo Gabba Gabba” as a treasure hunting explorer. Le sigh. [NYMag] Keep reading »

A First Look At Fred Armisen And Carrie Brownstein’s “Portlandia”

I know what I’ll be doing Friday, January 21, 2011, at 10:30 p.m. EST: watching “Portlandia,” duh. “Saturday Night Live”‘s Fred Armisen and Sleater-Kinney’s Carrie Brownstein will star in this IFC sitcom mocking the too-PC-for-their-own-good residents of Portland, Oregon. Of course, it’s not actual Portlanders who are being made fun of, but the types of people who dumpster-dive for fruit (ew) and “put birds on things.” [YouTube via IFC] Keep reading »

Jane Lynch Bosses Fred Armisen Around


We’re unusually excited about this week’s “Saturday Night Live” since Jane Lynch is hosting. Our favorite cheerleading coach, Sue Sylvester, is sure to shake the lameness out of “SNL” if these hilarious promos with Fred Armisen are any indication. [Best Week Ever] Keep reading »

Fred Armisen & Carrie Brownstein Are Getting Their Own Show!

I have never been to Portland, Oregon, but I can imagine how annoying some people who live there might be. Possibly even more annoying than the ones who live in Brooklyn. So I thank the heavens for “Saturday Night Live”‘s Fred Armisen and ex-Sleater-Kinney guitarist Carrie Brownstein, who will enlighten us all when their new sitcom, “Portlandia,” debuts on the IFC channel. Keep reading »

Jon Hamm Brings His Matchmaking Prowess Back To “SNL”

The first time Jon Hamm hosted “Saturday Night Life,” cast member Fred Armisen met his future wife, Elisabeth Moss, during a “Mad Men” skit. Who will Jon Hamm’s Patented Lurve-Making Magic work on this Saturday? (Also, do you think getting rid of that awful Grizzly Man beard was a pre-condition of Jon’s hosting?) [NBC] Keep reading »

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