Saturday, April 23, 2011

Details on the upcoming Kristen Wiig movie "Imogene" > The Playlist

Directors Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini spoke to The Playlist about their upcoming movie Imogene, a vehicle for SNL's Kristen Wiig. Here is what they had to say:


So next for you guys is “Imogene” with Kristen Wiig. Tell me about it.
Robert:  Sure, Michelle Morgan wrote the script. She’s a very unique female comic voice. She actually has a bit part in “Cinema Verite.” She was an actor who became a very independent screenwriter now and Shari and I really liked her voice and thought it was different. We’ve both been a fan of Kristen Wiig’s for, since she first started appearing on SNL, we both thought she was such a standout and so we really liked it, and really hope to do it with her, we just think she’s a great talent.

Shari: It’s a comedy about, it’s about a woman who in a very funny kind of situation winds up, she’s living in New York City, winds up having to be in the custody of her mother who she really doesn’t get along with, and then her crazy family and living outside of Atlantic City in New Jersey and all she wants to do is get back to New York City.

Robert: Then she finds out all of these family secrets that spiral her whole life further into disarray. It’s kind of hard to describe, it’s a great character comedy movie. We’re taking a deep breath. Kristen right now has “Bridesmaids” and we’re going to go right into it, take like maybe a night off. I’m like please, ‘let me have one day off.’ “The Extra Man” we went from Sundance to this so I’m a little tired. I’m ready to go, just one day off and then we’ll go.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Turtleneck and Chain tracklisting revealed -

The Lonely Island have released the tracklisting to their upcoming sophomore album Turtleneck and Chain. Aside from featuring the likes of Motherlover, We Just Had Sex and The Creep, it also features a bunch of new tracks and boasts fabulous special guests including Snoop Dogg, Santigold, Beck and none other than Michael Bolton. Here is the tracklist-

1 We’re Back!
2 Mama
3 I Just Had Sex (feat. Akon)
4 Jack Sparrow (feat. Michael Bolton)
5 Attracted To Us (feat. Beck)
6 Rocky
7 My Mic - Interlude
8 Turtleneck & Chain (feat. Snoop Dogg)
9 Shy Ronnie 2: Ronnie & Clyde (feat. Rihanna)
10 Trouble On Dookie Island
11 Falcor vs. Atreyu - Classy Skit #1
12 Motherlover (feat. Justin Timberlake
13 The Creep (feat. Nicki Minaj & John Waters)
14 Watch Me Do Me - Classy Skit #2
15 Threw It On The Ground
16 Japan
17 After Party (feat. Santigold)
18 No Homo
19 No Homo Outro
20 Reba (Two Worlds Collide) (feat. Kenan Thompson) [iTunes Bonus Track]

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Lorne Michaels covers The Hollywood Reporter

Lorne Michaels covers this week’s issue of The Hollywood Reporter and inside is an article entitled “The Most Powerful Man In Comedy…Ever” which saw a reporter hang around SNL for a week and detail Michaels’ enormous influence on the world of comedy. 

Now, I’m not a subscriber to The Hollywood Reporter because I’m not, like, Scott Rudin or somebody. But if anybody is and wants to mail me some choice quotes, that would be awesome.

UPDATE : The article is now available for non-subscribers. Check it out here.

"Bridesmaids" - International Trailer

Additionally, here's the UK poster -

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Andy Samberg on Nerdist Podcast

Andy Samberg appeared on the fabulous Nerdist podcast and you can download it here.

Lady Gaga to join Timberlake for SNL finale > The Hollywood Reporter

It has been confirmed that Lady Gaga will join Justin Timberlake on the SNL season finale. The episode will air May 21, two days before the release of Gaga's highly anticipated sophomore album "Born This Way".

Lady Gaga previously appeared on SNL during Season 35 and if this performance is half as good as that one, then this will be one to look forward to.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Justin Timberlake to host SNL season finale > HuffPo

According to the Huffington Post, SNL’s Twitter account (@nbcsnl) responded to a tweet about whether or not the May 7 show hosted by Tina Fey was the season finale. The show said, “Nope! We have Timberlake after that!”

Evidently, they weren’t supposed to let slip the info as the tweet in question has since been deleted. It’s long been rumoured that Timberlake would host the finale and I guess this confirms it? Colour me excited!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Bridesmaids photoshoot > Harper's Bazaar

The cast of Bridesmaids are featured in a spread in Harper's Bazaar. Photos follow. The film, written by and starring Kristen Wiig, opens May 13.

Bridesmaids soundtrack to drop May 10 > The Playlist

Soundtrack features score written by Michael Andrews as well as the following -

1. Wilson Phillips - Hold On
2. Blondie - Rip Her To Shreds
3. Nouvelle Vague - Blister In The Sun
4. Fiona Apple - Paper Bag
5. Kate Nash - Do Wah Doo
6. Britney Spears - I’ve Just Begun (Having My Fun)
7. Smokey Robinson - My Love Is Your Love
8. Inara George - It’s Raining
9. Hole - Violet
10. Ryan Adams - Answering Bell
11. Michael Andrews - Boogalooo Annie
12. Wanda Jackson - Shakin’ All Over
13. Blondie - Rip Her To Shreds (Live Version)