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Fred Armisen Salutes David Bowie Tribute On SNL Featuring 1979 Clip

SNL alum Fred Armisen returned to the show last night to introduce a David Bowie tribute after the legend’s death last week.

Armisen ruminated:

“When I was in high school and living in Long Island, I stayed up to see David Bowie play on Saturday Night Live, and watching him… More »


Jenny Lewis Revisits Her Childhood In “She’s Not Me” Video

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Carrie Brownstein & Fred Armisen Are Our Platonic Friendship Role Models

“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… More »


“Portlandia” Is Back And More Yoga-Tastic Than Ever

Namaste, bitches! The third season of “Portlandia” is back, and they’ve released the first clip! In it, Carrie and Fred play yoga students on a major, uh, journey. The new season features Chloe Sevigny as Fred and Carrie’s new roommate, along with the same old group of misfits and weird mayors (Kyle MacLachlan, natch). IFC… More »


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 ElisabethMore »


The Dream Of The 1890s Is Alive In Portland

The new season of “Portlandia” is just as funny as the first — if not more. In season one, Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein noted that Portland is just a little bit stuck in the 1990s. But this season, the pair make fun of Portland’s obsession with locavore and artisanal culture, which is exactly like… More »


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

“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,… More »


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

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” More »


Sinead O’Connor’s Marriage Ends After 18 Days, Plus 12 Other Super-Short Celeb Marriages

Sinead, say it isn’t so! Sinead O’Connor announced on her website that she and her new husband, Barry Herridge, are splitting 18 days after they married in Las Vegas. Sinead blamed the split on the influence of people in Herridge’s family who didn’t approve of their union, especially in light of rumors about Sinead in… More »


Portlandia: “Come To My Zombie DJ Night, Guys!”

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]
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12 Super-Short Hollywood Marriages

Well, the love story of Kim Kardashian and, uh, that one guy whose name we barely bothered to remember, has come to a conclusion. Kardashian is filing for divorce, allegedly because her basketball playing husband, Kris Humphries, wanted to live in Minnesota, while she, of course, cannot imagine leaving the paparazzi-filled streets of Hollywood. Kardashian… More »


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] … More »


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… More »


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] … More »


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… More »


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?)… More »


Elisabeth Moss & Fred Armisen Are The Epitome Of Nerdy Cool Love

Doesn’t it seem like Christina Hendricks and Elisabeth Moss were playing their “Mad Men” characters with their recent nuptials? When Christina, aka Joan, got married in July, she talked extensively to InStyle Wedding beforehand, telling them all about her dress and how fiancé Geoffrey Arend proposed under a chandelier. After the wedding, she released lavish… More »


Fred Armisen Is Addicted To “Intervention”

Like us, “Saturday Night Live” comedian Fred Armisen is addicted to “Intervention.” His dependency on the A&E show is so bad he watches 21 episodes a day and it’s negatively affecting his relationships with his fiancée (Elisabeth Moss, you know, from “Mad Men”), agent, and friends. His loved ones knew an intervention was… More »


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