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Fred Armisen

  1. party chat
    Fred Armisen Thinks Michele Bachmann Should Become a Photographer“Nature, beautiful things, cityscapes, she’d be good at that. I don’t know why, but that’s how I think about her.”
  2. 21 questions
    Fred Armisen Says the Subway in the Summer Has the ‘Worst Smell in Humanity’The ‘Portlandia’ star answers our patented questionnaire.
  3. gossipmonger
    Fred Armisen Moves On to 23-Year-Old Abby ElliottFred Armisen moves on to his ‘SNL’ co-star, Heidi and Spencer’s Valentine’s Day divorce.
  4. gossipmonger
    Paris Hilton Bores Kim Kardashian to TearsParis “writhed on the couch,” but Kim wasn’t entertained.
  5. gossipmonger
    Rihanna Can’t Catch a BreakUnless it’s in her rib.
  6. obama is a human person
    SNL Turns on ObamaSeems that Obama can’t do too much or too little without hearing from somebody.
  7. early and often
    Paterson: SNL Made Me Feel Bullied, But Now I Have Bill Clinton on My Side!Okay, so maybe those thoughts weren’t linked together quite like that.
  8. all celebrities know each other and are secretly dating
    Fred Armisen and Elizabeth Moss Are Engaged All of a SuddenWeird, we didn’t even know they were that famous.
  9. governor awesome
    Hey Fred Armisen, Screw YouThat ‘SNL’ skit about Governor Paterson was just wrong, dude.
  10. early and awesome
    Meet Alphacat, the Man Who Proved Obama Can Be Made FunnyYouTubers are pushing for this impressionist to play Obama on ‘Saturday Night Live.’
  11. early and often
    Denver Dispatch: Fred Armisen Does Not Want a Massage Courtesy of Arianna Huffington“I have an inability to relax,” Armisen says.
  12. party lines
    Fred Armisen Performs in ‘Honeyface’Lorne Michaels took some heat for picking Venezuelan-Japanese cast member Fred Armisen to play Barack Obama when Saturday Night Live returned to the air at the end of February, but Armisen himself isn’t having any trouble with it. “I just want to have fun,” he said at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony on March 10. “I like wearing outfits and doing things.” So how does he turn himself into the country’s potentially first black president? “It’s really quick,” Armisen said. “There’s shading on my eyebrows and plastic behind my ears. And there’s a little bit of something called Honey, a honey color, that is something I would wear when I play Prince.” About the perception that “Weekend Update” favors Hillary Clinton, Armisen’s response was similar to what SNL writer Jim Downey told today’s Times: “I think they’re not favoring anyone,” he said. “The pieces are more making fun of the media than anything else. It’s all about the jokes.” —Bennett Marcus Related: SNL Searches for A Fauxbama
  13. in other news
    ‘SNL’ Fauxbama Fauxmenting Backlash Wow, who remembers the last time Saturday Night Live was so politically relevant? On Tuesday Hillary Clinton drew attention to SNL’s debate skit from last weekend, which highlighted the media’s pro-Obama bias, and now the show’s choice of Fred Armisen as their Fauxbama is creating a debate over race in television. Critics contend that it’s inappropriate and shameful that SNL couldn’t find a black comedian to play Obama (Armisen is of Venezuelan, Japanese, and German descent). Hannah Pool at the Guardian compared Armisen’s light makeup to blackface, and Maureen Ryan at the Chicago Tribune wrote that SNL’s failure to choose a black person for the role shows it has failed to keep pace with the rest of the nation’s progress on race relations.