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Opening night party Little Shop of Horrors Arrivals

Taran Killam - Opening night after party for Encores! Off-Center's "Little Shop of Horrors" held at New York City Center - Arrivals. at New York City Center, - New York City, New York, United States - Wednesday 1st July 2015

Joe Grifasi, Taran Killam, Tracy Nicole Chapman, Ramona Keller, Jake Gyllenhaal, Anwar Kareem, Ellen Greene, Eddie Cooper and Marva Hicks
Ramona Keller, Tracy Nicole Chapman, Marva Hicks, Taran Killam and Patricia Wilcox
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The Internet Is Divided over Dakota Johnson's Isis Sketch

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Despite her racy Fifty Shades of Grey role, Dakota Johnson isn't really known for being particularly controversial. Saturday Night Live on the other hand, has never shied away from the more controversial topics like, say, ISIS. On Saturday, the show aired a pre-filmed sketch with Johnson, which used the extremist faction as a punch line.

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Dakota Johnson stirred yet more controversy on SNL this weekend.

The story was pretty familiar - a proud dad (Taran Killam) drops off his Army-bound daughter (Johnson). They say their goodbyes, it's all appropriately soppy and emotional, etc. Then Killam as the dad looks up at the sound of a car horn and tells Johnson: "Your ride is here."

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SNL 40th Anniversary Special - 2015

Kate McKinnon, Taran Killam and Keenan Thompson - A host of stars including previous cast members were snapped as they arrived to the Rockerfeller Plaza for Saturday Night Live as it celebrated it's 40th anniversary with a star studded gala in New York, United States - Monday 16th February 2015

Cobie Smulders And Taran Killam Welcome Second Child

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Cobie Smulders has revealed that she and her husband, comedian Taran Killam, welcomed their second child into the world more than three weeks ago. While the actress didn’t reveal the name of the new baby, it arrived in early January 2015.

The 32 year old actress, most famous for her long-standing role as Robin Scherbatsky in ‘How I Met Your Mother’, spilled the secret to Bustle during an interview at Sundance Film Festival about her new movie Unexpected, whose plot concerns two women – a teacher and her student - coping with unplanned pregnancies.

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'HIMYM''s Cobie Smulders became a mother for a second time

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"Captain America: The Winter Soldier" - Los Angeles Premiere

Cobie Smulders and Taran Killam - "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" - Los Angeles Premiere At El Capitan Theatre at El Capitan Theatre - Hollywood, California, United States - Thursday 13th March 2014

Lena Dunham Goes All Old Testament On SNL

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Lena Dunham hosted and helped out the SNL team with a few sketches last night. And it was hilarious – mostly if you’re a Girls fan. Much has been written about Dunham’s Girls – mostly about its white-washed, middle-class, spoiled and completely self-unaware cast of characters. At least no one can say that Dunham herself lacks self-awareness though.

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Put Dunham and the SNL cast together and the fun never ends. Sort of.

In a sketch, based on the recent trend of religious flicks – Son of God and Noah being to prime examples – Taran Killan played Adam Driver as the Adam to Dunham’s Eve. The sketch was perfectly on point - wonder if it'll win the show some new viewers? Girls fans will recognize lines like: “Can you please not apple-shame me? I know I committed original sin, but at least it's original. I think I deserve some credit for that—or at least a publishing deal…”

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12 Years A Slave - Featurettes

Director Steve McQueen joins the stars of '12 Years A Slave' to praise the immense level of acting skill that went into creating the movie. Among those actors were main star Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alfre Woodard, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Michael Fassbender and Lupita Nyong'o.

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Video - TV Anchors And Hosts Rally Behind 'Anchorman 2' At NY Premiere - Part 1

Actors, anchors and TV hosts alike were all spotted showing their support for 'Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues' at the New York premiere held at the Beacon Theatre.

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Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

Taran Killam - New York premiere of 'Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues' at Beacon Theatre - Arrivals - New York City, New York, United States - Sunday 15th December 2013

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Last Night's SNL Featured The Neglected Characters - All Of Them, Played By Kerry Washington

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They had to do it. There couldn’t have been a better opportunity for SNL to address the diversity issue than a guest appearance by Kerry Washington. SNL fans were eager to see how the show would tackle its obvious lack of black comediennes with a prominent diversity advocate (not to mention an exceptional actress) like Washington on board. They were not disappointed.

Kerry Washington, Paley Center
Washington had to play both the First Lady, Oprah and a whole host of other celebrities.

So you know how people have been complaining that the lack of a black comedienne severely limits the cast’s topical sketches? The two main examples were Oprah and Michelle Obama – with noone to impersonate them, SNL has missed some golden opportunities over the past six years (the last time Michelle Obama was featured in a skit, she was played by Maya Rudolph in 2007). Not last night though, because Washington was on a mission to perform all the sketches! All the sketches that SNL hasn’t done due to casting limitations. The writers didn’t waste any time and the Scandal actress came out as the first lady at the very beginning of the episode causing President Obama (Jay Pharoah) to remark, "I feel like it's been years since I've seen you!" See what they did there?

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Glowing Kerry Washington Promotes Her Very First SNL Hosting Gig

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Kerry Washington has been killing it lately – the newly pregnant star is doing great both in her personal and her professional life, with an upcoming SNL hosting gig to look forward to. In the promos, Washington and Taran Killam riff off each other on topics like Scandal, Eminem’s special performing style (the rapper will be the musical guest during the episode) and of course, that ever touchy subject – Washington’s body.

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Washington looked glamorous as ever, promoting her SNL episode.

To be fair, the actress isn’t showing any sort of baby bump and looks killer in a purple ensemble (and matching lipstick.) Killam on the other hand, has opted for the traditional uniform – patterned shirt and neutral cardigan. But enough about the clothes, let’s talk about the controversy.

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The Worlds End Premiere

Taran Killam - The Worlds End Premiere - Los Angeles, CA, United States - Thursday 22nd August 2013

The Heat Review


Miss Congeniality shows up The Other Guys in this riotously funny buddy-cop comedy, which overcomes its silly script with the ingenious pairing of Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy. The plot is essentially a flimsy framework on which to hang a series of nutty set pieces, but they're so hilarious that we don't mind at all.

Bullock plays Ashburn, an FBI agent who endangers her upcoming promotion by being too obsessively efficient and showing up the boys. Her boss (Bichir) thinks she could use some new scenery, so sends her to Boston to find a drug kingpin. But she quickly encroaches on the turf of local detective Mullins (McCarthy), whose outside-the-box methods have deeply intimidated her frazzled chief (Wilson). As they investigate the same case, Ashburn and Mullins clash badly before they realise that they really should be working together. But neither is willing to relinquish even a tiny bit of control.

It's hard to remember the last time two over-40 actresses were allowed to play such lively characters. Bullock and McCarthy have a fantastic snap of chemistry on-screen, as they improvise much of their hysterical interaction. This is a terrific combination of Bullock's fearless slapstick physicality and McCarthy's stinging humour. They're a lot funnier when they're at each others' throats than when they're working together, although even then they use deadpan humour to play on their differences. And in another clever flip of the genre, the male actors all have thankless roles around the edges of the story.

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12 Years A Slave Trailer

Solomon Northup was a well-educated man from a successful family living in upstate New York with his wife and three children. He was categorised as a free black man and made money through various jobs including as an entertainer playing the violin. In 1841, he was tricked into going to Washington DC with two white men for work where he was instead kidnapped and sold to slavery despite there being laws to protect free African-Americans. He spent twelve years on a plantation in Louisiana serving the brutal and abusive owner Edwin Epps. Determined to live his life again as a free man, he befriended a Canadian carpenter working for Epps by the name of Samuel Bass, whose high-morals turned Solomon's life around forever.

This poignant historical biopic is based on the 1853 autobiography 'Twelve Years a Slave' by the real Solomon Northup. It has been adapted to screen by writer John Ridley ('U Turn', 'Red Tails') and the BAFTA nominated director Steve McQueen ('Hunger', 'Shame'). With themes of freedom, racial inequality and the cruelty of mankind, '12 Years A Slave' could be one of the more heart-wrenching movies to kick of the year on its UK cinematic release on January 24th 2014.

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The Heat Trailer

Sarah Ashburn is an FBI special agent with an unmatched record for closed cases. However, she is as much valuable as she is disliked as her flawless reputation has inflated her ego and turned her into a control freak who repeatedly fails to be a team player among her fellow agents. When her boss sends her to Boston, little does she know that she's about to meet her match in the shape of Detective Shannon Mullins; a loud-mouthed cop who has also never been good at working with other cops and makes for a truly formidable adversary. However, it is to everyone's surprise when these tough-talking law enforcers succeed in partnering up to bring in a particularly ruthless mobster with serious drug connections and manage to work together in interrogating his known associates. It soon becomes clear that these ladies are becoming less in the way of crime-fighting partners and more in the way of best friends.

This fantastic bad girl comedy sees Sandra Bullock ('Miss Congeniality') as an FBI agent yet again and, for this reason alone, guarantees it to become a huge comedy flick. Directed by Paul Feig ('Bridesmaids') and written by Katie Dippold ('MADtv', 'Parks and Recreation'), 'The Heat' is set to hit screens on April 5th 2013.

Director: Paul Feig

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Cobie Smulders Reveals She Was A New Year New Mum

The Avengers star Cobie Smulders is a new mum after welcoming her second child with funnyman Taran Killam at the beginning of the year (15).The...

Smulders Engaged To Wed Killam

Pregnant actress COBIE SMULDERS is to marry her actor boyfriend TARAN KILLAM. The How I Met Your Mother star, who plays TV reporter Robin Scherbatsky in...