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The success of any tightly scripted, live event is certainly measured in ratings, ticket sales, buzz, and -- with regard to quadrennial political nominating conventions -- voting returns. But the real yardstick for any major pop-culture event comes down to one simple element: The surprise celebrity cameo. Recent examples include James Bond and Queen Elizabeth skydiving into the London Olympics Opening Ceremonies; Tupac Shakur's hologram at Coachella; and when Jon Hamm popped up to say goodbye to Kristen Wiig on "SNL."

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Lohan gets mixed review on 'SNL' gigupdated: Mon Mar 05 2012 19:26:00

A Prime News panel weighs in on Lindsay Lohan's "Saturday Night Live" performance.

Lindsay Lohan returns with 'SNL,' Liz Taylor filmupdated: Mon Mar 05 2012 19:26:00

Lindsay Lohan returned to center stage this weekend, but her jail time, rehab stints, drunk-driving and shoplifting convictions followed her as she hosted NBC's "Saturday Night Live."

Save the date for 'Bridesmaids'updated: Thu Jun 30 2011 16:02:00

Kristen Wiig and Wendi McLendon-Covey talk weddings, "SNL" and what they've done in the name of being a good friend.

Review: 'Bad Teacher' scrapes a passing gradeupdated: Thu Jun 23 2011 17:27:00

Think back to your school days.

More 'Bridesmaids' coming down the aisles?updated: Thu Jun 23 2011 10:11:00

"Bridesmaids" doesn't have a makeover scene. There's not a George Clooney or Matthew McConaughey to save the day. And no one sings into a hairbrush or dances around in a kitchen.

People.com: 5 Things to Know About Bridesmaids's Chris O'Dowdupdated: Tue May 31 2011 17:18:00

The Irish actor is shocked by his sex symbol status

Review: 'Bridesmaids' marries women and witupdated: Fri May 13 2011 14:05:00

Whether it's "Step Brothers," "I Love You, Man" or "Borat," guys have laughed long and loudest over the last decade in cinema. So much so that they have spawned a new epithet, the "bromance," while their wives and girlfriends have mostly looked on from the sidelines.

People.com: PHOTO: Meet the 'Real Housewives' of Saturday Night Liveupdated: Fri Oct 29 2010 18:09:00

Amy Poehler, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Laraine Newman channel Real Housewives for The Women of SNL

People.com: Which SNL Skit Do You Want to See as a Movie?updated: Fri May 21 2010 13:15:00

Wayne's World, MacGruber - what else deserves to be seen on the Big Screen?

People.com: Ryan Phillippe Meets His Favorite Wrestler Everupdated: Thu Apr 22 2010 12:27:00

• Ryan Phillippe may have been on hand to host the WWE Monday Night Raw event at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, N.J., but that didn't stop the actor from geeking out backstage after meeting one of his childhood idols: Ricky "the Dragon" Steamboat. Phillippe, who co-hosted the event with his MacGruber costars Kristen Wiig and Will Forte, took a picture with the wrestler and also loaded up on WWE merchandise for his kids. The actor was also texting with his daughter Ava and checking up on her because she had a sore throat.

People.com: Did You Know? Kristen Wiig Has Known Her Boyfriend for 21 Yearsupdated: Wed Mar 17 2010 19:28:00

The Saturday Night Live star has known her guy - producer Brian Petsos - since she was 15

People.com: Why Betty White Is Perfect for SNLupdated: Wed Mar 17 2010 17:07:00

White showers with Hugh Jackman, impresses Will Forte and leaves Kristen Wiig starstruck

People.com: Drew Barrymore Rolls with the Punchesupdated: Wed Sep 16 2009 11:57:00

Filming her new roller-derby movie Whip It proved "painful" and "scary"

Seth Meyers says he'll man 'SNL' Update desk aloneupdated: Tue Sep 15 2009 08:42:00

Seth Meyers will remain the lone talking head on the "Saturday Night Live" Weekend Update desk, at least in the near future, according to the comedian.

Review: 'Extract' has some biteupdated: Fri Sep 04 2009 08:46:00

No movie of the last 10 years -- not even "Fight Club" -- has had a more precious hold on the hearts and minds of white-collar wage slaves than "Office Space," Mike Judge's bittersweet 1999 valentine to coffee machine kvetch sessions and lives of inert desperation.

Review: 'Adventureland' a wonderful rideupdated: Fri Apr 03 2009 08:10:00

Remember the worst job you ever had? You know, back when there were jobs to be had?

People.com: SNL Star Gets Psyched for Michael Phelpsupdated: Tue Sep 09 2008 08:04:00

"He's gonna be naked in all the sketches I write!" promises Kristen Wiig

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