It's Official: Maya Rudolph's Variety Show Has an Airdate!

Ooooooooooohhhhhhh, ooh ooh ooh, Maya Rudolph's variety show is happening—let me be on it! Let me be on it!! Pick me! I have 13 years of girlchoir experience, I kind of remember the choreography to "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy," and I can sing every word of Tom Lehrer's The Elements WHILE DRUNK. (Especially while drunk.)… » 4/15/14 8:00pm Yesterday 8:00pm

Top 10 Women Who Could Replace David Letterman

Big news on the late night front: David Letterman is retiring in 2015. Big news! That means a coveted and rare spot is opening up in the dude party that is late night TV. Could it be that the time has finally come to let a woman sit behind a desk and ask guests questions about movies they're promoting on shows that… » 4/03/14 6:00pm 4/03/14 6:00pm

Somebody Give Maya Rudolph a Variety Show Already

As Up All Night, much like the Titanic, sinks slowly to the bottom of the ocean, the show's stars are jumping ship left and right. Fair enough! No one wants to be the guy who dies hitting the propeller or the two old people who go out clutching at each other in a twin sized bed. No, they want to go on and pose for… » 2/25/13 6:45pm 2/25/13 6:45pm

Maya Rudolph’s Pregnancy Is Completely Ruining Up All Night’s Chances…

NBC has been trying to patch together its leaky newspaper boat of a television network any way it can, even if that means, say, pushing forward with the subverted gender role parenting sitcom Up All Night without star Christina Applegate. After all, Will Arnett's still game, and the five people who watched Arrested… » 2/17/13 11:15am 2/17/13 11:15am

Maya Rudolph's Version of 'Home' Will Make You Feel Safe and Warm Inside

Two years ago, talented actress and consummate Whitney Houston impersonator Maya Rudolph appeared on alongside comedian Paul F. Tompkins on the The Paul F. Tompkins Show 9th Anniversary Special. As one would expect from the daughter of Minnie Riperton, Rudolph is quite the capable singer, making her surprise duet with … » 2/12/13 6:50pm 2/12/13 6:50pm

Royal Couple William and Kate Are Mavericks, Change Christmas Forever

Man, my Windsor-swoony eighth-grade self would be thrilled that Prince William is kind of turning out to be an awesome husband. Rather than spending Christmas in the Palace as per royal custom, Wills and K8 Middleton are breaking with royal tradition and spending Christmas at her family's house in the whimsically-named … » 12/23/12 11:30am 12/23/12 11:30am

Vanity Fair's Comedy Issue Covers Have Equal Numbers of Men and Women

The January edition of Vanity Fair is the "first ever comedy issue," guest-edited by Judd Apatow. There are three different covers, featuring groups of comedians. Unlike the April 2009 issue of VF — "Comedy's New Legends" — there are actual women on these covers. In fact, the editors chose six men and six women to shoot. » 12/04/12 11:00am 12/04/12 11:00am

And Now For An Unsolicited Uterus Update on Blake Lively

This morning serves us up some Gossip Girl meta-theater. Rumors on the set of GG are that Blake Lively is "glowing," which is Hollywoodese for "Lookit, there might be a baby in that person." A source from the show adds, "Blake is usually really careful about what she eats, but since her wedding, she seems to be eating a lot … » 9/20/12 9:00am 9/20/12 9:00am

Maya Rudolph Has a Pretty Hilarious Nicki Minaj Impression Up That…

We know that Maya Rudolph is great at impersonations from her SNL days (her Whitney impersonation is almost as missed as Houston herself), but can she do them rapid-fire? Unsurprisingly, she can. Remember: The key to a good impression isn't voice mimicry, it's capturing the essence of whoever it is your impersonating… » 4/13/12 3:15pm 4/13/12 3:15pm

See the Maya Rudolph Oprah Impression That Didn't Make It on to SNL

It's too bad this Oprah Winfrey sketch was cut from the live version of Maya Rudolph's Saturday Night Live, but in a way, it's almost more fun to get to see her goofing around with Amy Poehler and Seth Meyers during dress rehearsal. Her Oprah impression might be a little uneven, but the hilarious under-the-seat gifts… » 2/28/12 11:55pm 2/28/12 11:55pm

10 Things You May Have Missed On TV This Week

In this week's TV roundup, Maya Rudolph kills on Saturday Night Live, a proposal worth waiting for on Downton Abbey, Jon Stewart takes Virginia to task and a member of the Glee club might be dead. » 2/24/12 7:00pm 2/24/12 7:00pm

This scene was so tender and sweet. Dads should take note.

Did You Catch Maya Rudolph Paying Tribute to Her Mom With an Adorable

The Maya Rudolph-helmed SNL this past Saturday saw its fair share of impressions (Beyonce, Maya Angelou and Michelle Obama to name a few), but none were as charming as the blink-and-you'll-miss-it tribute to Rudolph's mother Minnie Riperton that appeared before cutting to commercial break. So damn cute. » 2/20/12 4:50pm 2/20/12 4:50pm

Congress Doesn't 'Really' Care What Women Think About Birth Control

One of the minor consequences of Whitney Houston's death last week is that it prevented Maya Rudolph from doing her famous impression last night when she hosted SNL. Instead, we got a Maya Rudolph Beyoncé, which became especially funny when Rudolph sang an account of Beyoncé's labor pangs to all the celebrity guests who… » 2/19/12 1:30pm 2/19/12 1:30pm