Ahead of the Curve: Weekly pop culture cheat sheet
May 8th, 2011
04:02 PM ET

Ahead of the Curve: Weekly pop culture cheat sheet

Judd Apatow may be known for his explicit, guy-group comedies but this time Apatow is giving us “Bridesmaids,” a raunchy laugh-fest with a female crew.

“Saturday Night Live” cast member Kristen Wiig and former cast member Maya Rudolph star in the film, with Wiig portraying  a single, 30-year-old woman who is the maid of honor for bride-to-be Rudolph. While fighting her jealousy of her friend’s happiness, she has to manage the most unlikely group of bridesmaids. The movie is coming to theaters on Friday.

Here’s what else you shouldn’t miss this week:

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'Daily Show,' 'Conchords' star gets animated
May 8th, 2011
10:03 AM ET

'Daily Show,' 'Conchords' star gets animated

Fans of “The Daily Show” and the short lived HBO series “Flight of the Conchords” are likely to recognize Kristen Schaal for her bizarre antics on both series, but she also stars as the voice of Louise, the weirdest child in the extremely weird family at the center of “Bob’s Burgers” (recently renewed for a second season).

So, what convinced Schaal to take on this role? “When they asked me. I wasn't sure if the show was real or not for a while because there were lots of workshops to test it out. So when it did get picked up, I was really surprised.”

Schaal told reporters this past week that her favorite part of the job is “to yell a lot and being encouraged to continue yelling. That's unusual for a job, so that’s one of my favorite aspects.” FULL POST

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