She accepted her Sherry Lansing Award this week.
Tina Fey was hilarious as usual when she went to accept her award at the 2016 Women in Entertainment breakfast this week, talking about what it's like to be both a comedian and a woman, and particularly talking about why she felt that Hillary Clinton lost the election.
Tina Fey gives hilarious Women in Entertainment speech
Introduced by Jon Hamm who presented her with The Hollywood Reporter's Sherry Lansing Award yesterday morning (December 7th 2016), Tina had her audience in stitches with her gag-filled acceptance speech. She praised Sherry Lansing herself, teased Hamm about not crushing on him and made numerous references to the presidential election, even joking about Donald Trump's recently surfaced 2006 sexist comments.
Continue reading: Tina Fey Has Some News For Us About Why Hillary Clinton Lost
Of course the announcement was made on October 3rd.
Mean Girls The Musical has finally been given a launch date!
The stage adaptation of the hit 2004 comedy will have its world premiere in Washington, D.C. in the fall of 2017.
Continue reading: 'Mean Girls: The Musical' To Premiere Next Year In Washington D.C.
Margot Robbie says she wants to be known for her on-screen roles rather than her looks.
Margot Robbie wants to be known for her work rather than her looks.
The 'Suicide Squad' actress has made a name for herself in Hollywood since leaving Australian soap 'Neighbours' and Margot, 25, is more interested in interesting roles rather than looking glamorous onscreen.
She told Woman's Day: ''I want to keep looking for roles where the main interest will be in the character and her importance in driving a story forward, rather than her relationship with a male character.
Continue reading: Margot Robbie Doesn't Want To Be Known For Her Looks
Kimmy is back with a new job and a new man in her sights.
Everyone’s favourite Doomsday cult survivor Kimmy Schmidt is coming back and facing even more changes in her life. Netflix has just dropped the trailer for season two of the Tina Fey penned comedy and this time Kimmy’s got a new job and a new love interest, but the same old friends.
Ellie Kemper stars in ‘The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ on Netflix.
When we last saw Kimmy at the end of season one, she had travelled back to Indiana to help put her former captor, the Reverend Richard Wayne Gary Wayne, behind bars. She’d also lost her job, as wealthy trophy-wife Mrs Voorhees had decided to leave her husband and move back home to South Dakota.
Continue reading: 'The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' Season Two Trailer Is Here!
Tina Fey has taken on an unusual role in her latest film as an actor-producer.
In Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, she plays real-life journalist Kim Barker, who quit her desk job to cover the war in Afghanistan for three years. Fey first heard about Barker's memoir The Taliban Shuffle because it mentions that she saw herself as a Tina Fey type.
"When I read the book, I enjoyed it so much that I had to jump quickly," Fey says. "A lot of times, when you read a book like that you're like, 'Oh my gosh, I have to get this before anyone else buys it.' Otherwise the movie could have starred, like, Julia Roberts or Kate Winslet!"
Continue reading: Tina Fey Loved The Challenges Of Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
Fey's new comedy is the latest to divide opinion.
Tina Fey's newest comedy endeavour 'Whiskey Tango Foxtrot' has managed to triumph in the eyes of most critics, who have accepted the whole WTF aspect and generally enjoyed the ride even if it was a little messy in parts. But some reviewers had some less positive points to make.
Tina Fey's new comedy has critics flummoxed
'Whiskey Tango Foxtrot' generally seems to have fared better for those open to the fact that this is not a straight comedy. Based on the autobiography of Kim Barker, it follows a journalist taking a huge leap in jetting off to Afghanistan and Pakistan warzones to cover the conflicts there.
Continue reading: Tina Fey's 'Whiskey Tango Foxtrot' Got The WTF Part Down - Reviews
The ‘Sisters’ star says women in comedy are still getting paid less than their male counterparts.
As one of the most successful women in comedy Tina Fey is among the most recognisable funny ladies on the planet. But even with her success the comedian thinks it’s still a ‘terrible time’ for women in comedy, because despite all the amazing work they do, they're still getting paid less than male stars.
Continue reading: Tina Fey Thinks It's Still A 'Terrible Time' For Women In Comedy
The comedy will be written by Paula Pell, who worked with Fey on ‘Sisters’.
It’s an unlikely pairing, but comedian Tina Fey and former UFC champ Ronda Rousey are set to team up together on the big screen for a new comedy. Titled Do Nothing Bitches, the script will be written by Paula Pell, who also penned Sisters, and is based on an interview Rousey gave last year about female self-worth.
Ronda Rousey is set to star opposite Tina Fey in Do Nothing Bitches.
According to Deadline, the film is ‘a female-empowerment tale dealing with wealthy pampered wives who get a rude awakening at a camp where Rousey plays the no-nonsense instructor.’ The idea came from an interview Rousey gave in the summer that has so far generated more than 3 million hits on YouTube.
Continue reading: Tina Fey And Ronda Rousey Teaming Up For Comedy 'Do Nothing Bitches'
Being over 40 and a female journalist in the city means you don't necessarily get the good projects to work on. Kim Barker is just one of those women and she's in need of a new dose of... something. Her relationship is static and her life hasn't exactly become the success story she hoped it would.
When her news organisation is looking for some new field reporters, Kim decides that it might be the chance she's looking for. Sure, the new job might be based in Kabul, but it's got to be better than what she's got. Arriving in the foreign land, she's sent to 'the fun house', a name given to the building where all the foreign journalists live. Learning how to report from two countries and moving back and forth with armed escorts soon becomes the norm for Kim and she develops a an affection for a country most would be wanting to distance themselves from.
As well as reporting - often menial - stories, Kim quickly becomes absorbed in the local way life as well as finding a few new friends also living in the fun house. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is based on Kim Barker's memoir The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
The former ‘SNL’ cast members were on hosting duty this time and they brought back a few familiar faces.
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were back together on ‘Saturday Night Live’ this weekend, hosting the show’s annual festive episode. The Sisters' stars' return to the series had us all excited for weeks and these two definitely didn’t disappoint and what’s better is, they even brought back Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin!
Amy Poehler and Tina Fey hosted ‘SNL’ together on Saturday night.
It felt like 2008 again during one sketch as the current Hillary Clinton (Kate McKinnon) had a dream in which she’s visited by her past self (played by Poehler). Past Hillary had plenty of advice for her current self as she prepares to try and make her White House dreams come true.
In their new film Sisters, long-time best pals Tina Fey and Amy Poehler finally get a chance to play siblings.
"I think our shorthand that we have with each other makes it easier," says Fey. "Neither of us has a sister, we both have brothers." "I'm personally a little obsessed with sisters," chimes in Poehler. "They are exotic creatures to me. I love being around them and watching them interact. It's like a special language. I think that Tina and I are chosen sisters, so I think it's been fun to experience that thing I never got to experience in real life. We have a moment in the film where we first see each other and just pick on each other like apes. We find that physicalness can be really sisterly - very specific to that relationship."
In addition to the sister thing, both actresses enjoyed playing with their public personas. "There's a moment," says Poehler, "where Tina's character Kate decides for once 'I'm going to be responsible for tonight' and my character Maura decides 'I'm going to really let loose'. So it's like everybody's wish fulfilment in the film. Everybody gets to be the person they didn't get to be."
Continue reading: Fey And Poehler Were Destined To Play Sisters
From their inspired pairing on Saturday Night Live and their hysterical 2008 comedy Baby Mama to their riotous hosting of the Golden Globes, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are one of the funniest double-acts in recent memory. So even if they make a film as limp as this one, it's still packed with plenty of laughs. With a simplistic premise and obvious gags, the film isn't nearly as clever as they are. But they make it watchable.
As the title suggests, they play siblings: Kate (Fey) is a single mother with no job and nowhere to live, while Maura (Poehler) has never quite recovered from her divorce. Then their parents (Dianne Wiest and James Brolin) announce that they're selling the family home in Orlando, so Kate and Maura return to clean out their childhood bedrooms. And they're inspired to throw one last epic house party, inviting all of their old high school friends (including John Leguizamo), their school arch-nemesis (Maya Rudolph), a beefy drug dealer (John Cena) and a cute new neighbour (Ike Barinholtz).
Unsurprisingly, once the alcohol starts flowing, things get way out of hand.
Continue reading: Sisters Review
Even Jimmy Fallon was impressed!
It's no secret that Tina Fey is one of the funniest women in Hollywood right now, and now she's gone one step further and proved she's a stellar impressionist too! Sure, her Robert De Niro could use a little work, but her Sofia Vergara was on point.
As if we needed another reason to love Tina Fey
The 'Saturday Night Live' comedienne played First Impressions with Jimmy Fallon on 'The Tonight Show' with hilarious results. While Fallon mocked her generally terrible ability to mimic, even he couldn't deny that her albeit brief impression of 'Modern Family' star Sofia Vergara was practically faultless. Plus, her Elmo voice is one of the best we've ever heard. Still, Jack Nicholson wasn't bad either considering it's hard for a woman to reach that vocal register.
Tina Fey has finally named the man who called her the c-word, which inspired an episode of ’30 Rock.’
We’ve all known for a long time that the episode of ’30 Rock’ in which Tina Fey’s character Liz Lemon was called the c-word was inspired by real life events, but now the comedian has revealed exactly who used the profanity against her.
Tina Fey has revealed which ‘SNL’ cast member called her the c-word.
Appearing on 'The Howard Stern Show' on Monday, Fey said it was former ‘SNL’ cast member Colin Quinn who had actually said it to her. "I love him so much," Fey explained. "I was trying to help him with a show that he was working on, and I think his anxiety about the writing of the show spilled over.”
Continue reading: Tina Fey Reveals Real Story That Inspired '30 Rock's' C-Word Episode
The ‘Sisters’ actress stopped by 'The Tonight Show' on Wednesday to reveal a few truths.
Sisters star Amy Poehler joined Jimmy Fallon on 'The Tonight Show', Wednesday evening, for a revealing little game named ‘Truth or Truth’. During the game, Poehler hilariously revealed her biggest fear, as well as letting us hear what her real voice sounds like.
Amy Poehler joined Jimmy Fallon for a game of ‘Truth or Truth’ on Wednesday.
“Now, Amy, I consider you a very honest person,” Fallon told his guest. “We're both honest people. I want to know who's more honest...You're up first, Amsters. What's it going to be: truth or truth?” After pausing for effect, Poehler of course answered ‘truth’ and the game began.
These are the ladies that have made us laugh this year.
The world is well and truly over the times when comedy used to be a male-centred entertainment faction. Nowawdays, it's the ladies of laughter keeping the smiles on our faces with the likes of heavenly duo Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, and of course the iconically hilarious Amy Schumer.
So here's a little tribute to 10 comediennes of the world as 2016 approaches, and we hope to see a lot more of these ladies in the coming months.
Amy Poehler was the star of 'Parks and Recreation'
The Golden Globes presenters are teaming up once more for the season finale of 'SNL' on December 19th.
‘Saturday Night Live’ alumni Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will be co-hosting an upcoming episode of the long-running NBC sketch series, which will also feature musical guest Bruce Springsteen, it was announced on Tuesday (November 17th).
Comedy actors Fey, 45, and Poehler, 44, have gained a strong reputation for presenting, putting their tag-team style to great use at the Golden Globe Awards for the last three years in a row, a run ending with this year’s ceremony – the next presenter being Ricky Gervais.
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler
Continue reading: Tina Fey And Amy Poehler Reuniting To Host 'Saturday Night Live'
Ridiculous, over-the-top, but fully committed - that's the essence of SNL right there.
Saturday Night Live celebrated its 40th anniversary this past week. Congratulations! The verdict? It was good enough. Like many other SNL episodes, this one was a 50/50 deal - some of the jokes fell flat, while others got just a passing laugh. There were zingers, but we probably won't be recycling jokes Christopher Walken's "only perscription is more cowbell" in a couple of years.
Happy 40th, Saturday Night Live!
Though re-visiting old sketches and characters was a welcome bit of nostalgia, of course. Tina Fey's Sarah Palin, holding a flute and wondering when the talent portion of the show would begin was a highlight. In the end, more often than not, the show was funny.
Continue reading: Saturday Night Live Is Typical, Moderately Funny, In Anniversary Special
Hollywood better get its thick skin on this Sunday.
So, Bill Cosby jokes – too soon? Or are they getting old now? Well, as far as Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are concerned, it’s neither, so the comedic duo will not hesitate to poke fun at the disgraced sitcom star. Not to worry though – this is feminist powerhouses Fey and Poehler here, so we’ll likely be spared the cringe-worthy rape jokes.
Is nothing sacred? Nope, not at the Golden Globes.
Meanwhile, get ready to hear a lot of Cliff Huxtable jokes or something. We’re sure the duo will find some way to make this terrible, horrible, depressing year of awfulness suck a little bit less.
Continue reading: Fey And Poehler Declare Open Season On Hollywood At 2015 Golden Globes
Tina Fey. Amy Poehler. Golden Globes promo. Have I piqued your interest yet? The comedians just released the very first promo leading into Globes season and it is the. Best. Poehler and Fey ask each other the age-old, most hated question at award shows – who will you be wearing?
NBC have found a team that works. So why fix something that's not broken?
The answers aren’t quite what you’d expect. Or maybe they are, actually, if you’ve been following these ladies’ careers closely.
The first edition of BookCon also hosted a special Q&A with the stars of the film.
Apparently the first ever BookCon, held in NYC over the weekend isn’t just limited to what its name would suggest. Case in point: Tina Fey, Jason Bateman and author Jonathan Topper dropping in to promote their upcoming film, This Is Where I Leave You. There is a tie-in, in that the film is based on the eponymous book by Topper. Both the novel and the film adaptation tell reunion tale of the Altman family.
Tina Fey and co. are currently promoting their latest flick, due out in September.
The members of the family are all dealing with their individual issues, when they are forced to reconnect after the death of their father and the family patriarch.
'Mean Girls' actor Daniel Franzese has come out in a touching and honest open letter.
So, it turns out that Mean Girls actor Daniel Franzese isn’t “too gay to function”, and FYI, he hates that saying too. The actor has written an eloquent open letter in which he publicly comes out of the closet. The letter comes a week prior to the 10th anniversary of the movie, in which he played Damian (cripes, has it really been 10 years?).
Franzese has written an open letter discussing his sexuality
The touching letter was published on Indiewire and was addressed from Franzese to his character Damian. The letter begins, “Dear Damian, It’s been a long time since our last encounter. Ten years to be exact. I was twenty-six; you were sixteen. You were proud of who you were; I was an insecure actor. You became an iconic character that people looked up to; I wished I’d had you as a role model when I was younger. It might have been easier to be gay growing up.”
We were just about due for another Fey/Poehler collaboration.
Some great news to get you through the hump today: Amy Poehler and Tina Fey are teaming up again in the big screen comedy The Nest. The comedy pair have worked together on various projects since the SNL days and are now taking the next logical step in their partnership – playing on-screen sisters. Poehler is in final negotiations with Universal, while Fey has officially signed on along with Pitch Perfect director Jason Moore. according to THR.
Fey and Poehler last teamed up to host the Golden Globes.
With a script by Paula Pell, the film tells the story of two 30-something sisters who come home to find their parents’ house has been put up for sale and then spend a last wild weekend together. It’s Pell’s feature film screenwriting debut. However, her connection to the comedy duo goes back a few years. Pell executive produced Universal’s This Is 40, as well as writing for Saturday Night Live.
Continue reading: Tina Fey And Amy Poehler Will Go Back To 'The Nest' In New Comedy
This sequel makes a sly nod at the adult viewers - several of them, in fact.
For a kids’ movie, The Muppets: Most Wanted has more than its fair share of decidedly adult jokes. Of course, it’s no surprise that a film starring top tier comedians like Ricky Gervais and Tina Fey would have a few jokes aimed at the grownups.
Kermit's back and he even has an evil doppleganger this time.
Those mainly consisted of a Russian gulag, looking just like you’d imagine a Russian gulag in an American film to look, and some running jokes about Europeans’ work habits and frequent vacations. The end of American diplomacy this certainly isn’t, but it’s more than just a fun-filled colorful romp for children. And definitely more complex than its 2011 predecessor.
Continue reading: "Muppets: Most Wanted" Isn't Just For Kids, Apparently
They're back! It's finally time for the Muppets' big week.
Muppets: Most Wanted is out in the US on Friday, so it might be time to talk about some of Kermit, Miss Piggy, Gonzo and the rest of the gang’s latest adventures. In Muppets: Most Wanted, the fuzzy stars of the long-running franchise team up with the likes of Tina Fey, Ricky Gervais and Ty Burell on a cross-continental hunt for a high-profile jewel thief – who just happens to look a lot like Kermit the Frog.
So far, the critics are divided on Muppets: Most Wanted.
With two days left until the premiere, the movie is already a hit, as far as early reviews are concerned. Without going into too much spoiler-y detail, The Wrap’s review promises self aware jokes and absurdist plot twists – just what we’ve come to expect from the Muppets. It’s not a universal hit – THR’s review is one of a few negative ones, pegging MMW as “an oddly off-key follow-up to the generally amusing 2011 feature”.
The 43 year-old comedienne thinks she is not cut out to be the host of a talk-show: "I feel like I'd be too shy to talk to people every single day all day."
Unlike many of her former 'Saturday Night Live' co-stars, Tina Fey isn't planning on becoming a talk-show host anytime soon.
The 43 year-old previously hosted 'The Weekend Update' on SNL with Jimmy Fallon, who is now hosting 'The Tonight Show', but that is where Tina draws the line.
While talking to E!News earlier this week, the 'Mean Girls' actress revealed she doesn't think she is talented enough to attempt what Fallon and Seth Meyers have made work.
If you're not at South by Southwest, where are you? All the latest from the Texas festival.
South By Southwest In Full Swing: The annual Texas celebration of music, film and art has kicked off in Austin and is proving as successful and exciting as ever. As usual, the evening's music festival events have proven the most popular news stories worldwide, thanks to live streaming of some of the event's biggest shows. This week we've seen Brit rockers Coldplay take to a stripped-back stage to perform songs from upcoming album Ghost Stories, Lady Gaga get puked upon voluntarily in a stomach-churning finale and a 'Watch The Throne' reunion from world-conquering rappers Jay Z and Kanye West.
A 'Mean Girls' Musical?: Tina Fey has whipped her legion of Mean Girls fans into a frenzy this week after she ruled that there would be no official sequel to her oft-quoted 2004 teen classic. However, she did throw us a bone when she revealed that she and her composer husband are developing a stage musical based on the comedy. As the film's 10 year anniversary creeps into view this could be the perfect way to celebrate. Find out more here.
Muppets Most Wanted and Need For Speed premiere in L.A., while Veronica Mars opts for Austin and Noah holds its world premiere in Mexico City. Captain America: The Winter Soldier wows critics, and new clips promise laughs in Chef and eye-catching action in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. And five actors contend to be Star Wars' new hero...
Two new films held their premieres in Hollywood this week. Muppets Most Wanted's world premiere was attended by stars Tina Fey, Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell, Kermit and Miss Piggy. Meanwhile, Aaron Paul, Dominic Cooper and Imogen Poots walked the red carpet for Need for Speed, which also hits cinemas this weekend. Take a look at photos from the colorful if not slightly odd 'Muppets Most Wanted' Premiere. Or the marginally more grown up premiere for 'Need for Speed' and you can read the 'Need for Speed' Movie Review here.
Following its world premiere at the South by South West Festival, Veronica Mars also held red carpet premieres in Hollywood and New York with Kristen Bell and the cast. You can see the 'Veronica Mars' cast have their selfie game on point at SXSW for the premiere. Or you can read our 'Veronica Mars' Movie review here. And in Mexico City, Darren Aronofsky turned up with cast members Jennifer Connelly, Logan Lerman and Douglas Booth for the world premiere of his new film Noah, which also released a new extended trailer ahead of its release in two weeks. Here the detail on the 'Noah' movie making first waves in mexico despite religious controversy. And here's that 'Noah' extended trailer.
The 'Mean Girls' actress and writer hasn't got a sequel in the pipeline.
Tina Fey has put a stop to all the Mean Girls sequel rumours that have been circulating lately, saying that a follow-up to the oft-quoted 2004 teen hit is out of the question. Fans are largely split between two camps: those who would love to see a sequel with Lindsay Lohan and the original crew, and those who think another film would be laboured, unnecessary and run the risk of damaging the appeal of its predecessor.
Tina Fey Has Shot Down Rumours Of A 'Mean Girls' Sequel.
Fey and Lohan appeared on Jimmy Fallon's first episode of The Tonight Show last month where they addressed the calls for more Means Girls action. The 30 Rock star said that whilst there was an argument for temporarily reuniting the cast - 19th April will mark the film's 10 year anniversary - there was little chance that any plans would be made for another film.
Possible "Mean Girls" reunion in the works to celebrate the film's 10th anniversary.
Lindsay Lohan is currently making the rounds to various talk shows promoting her upcoming docu-series scheduled to premiere on the OWN network. The troubled actress stopped by the "Jimmy Fallon" show and mentioned that there is a possible "Mean Girls" reunion in the works.
Lindsay Lohan appeared on the "Jimmy Fallon" show.
TMZ has reported that speculation about the "Mean Girls" reunion talks have been going on for weeks. The possibility of the girls coming together again has created a buzz throughout social media. Teens are looking forward to seeing what the girls will do next. Hopefully, this isn't just talk, but will actually happen in the near future. It promises to be another a positive publicity moment for Lindsay.
Continue reading: Lindsay Lohan Hints At Talks With Tina Fey About "Mean Girls" Reunion
The lucky Miss Piggy will wear a bespoke Vivienne Westwood dress on her big day.
Vivienne Westwood has designed a custom wedding dress of porcine proportions for Miss Piggy. The star of The Muppets will wear the stunning white gown when she finally weds the love of her life, Kermit the Frog, at the iconic Tower of London in the upcoming movie.
Miss Piggy Will Wed Kermit The Frog In This Stunning, Bespoke Vivienne Westwood Gown.
The British designer was commissioned to create a unique gown in a romantic style fitting for the high-maintenance diva. Westwood and her team certainly excelled on the brief, designing an extravagant Long Ivory Court wedding gown, with corset detailing and paillettes made from recycled plastic bottles, and accessorised with an elegant ivory tulle veil.
Continue reading: Vivienne Westwood Designs Miss Piggy's Wedding Dress, And It's Fabulous
Who's making the rounds at this year's NY Fashion Week.
Fashion Week is in full swing, so as per tradition, everyone is looking to the front row at fashion shows as much as the runway. For a while now, the front row has been the place to be seen, not just to see next season’s looks. So it’s about time for a round-up of this year’s most fashion-conscious celebrities.
Robb might play an 80s suburban teen on television, but her style definitely wasn't left behind.
The Rebecca Minkoff show on Friday attracted a whole host of Millenial Hollywood starlets. Anna Kendrick sat next to Carrie Underwood, who sat next to The Carrie Diaries star AnaSophia Robb, who sat next to Girls star Zosia Mamet. In short, it was like a nominees list for a Teen Choice award. Apparently, after taking fashion blogs by storm, Rebecca Minkoff is now steadily conquering young Hollywood as well. And with a collection dominated by short skirts, school girl inspired uniform dresses and uber-trendy dark makeup looks, it’s no surprise that the show appears to the younger crowd.
Continue reading: Fashion Week Front Row: Why The Best Seats Go To The A-Listers
Seinfeld is set to launch the new season of his original talk show.
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee might sound like the name of a not-very-exciting viral video, but it is in fact Jerry Seinfeld’s own talk show. It is coincidentally a web series, which does exactly what it says on the tin – it’s an hour of Seinfeld and a fellow comedian riding around, drinking coffee and being (hopefully) very entertaining. The format was inspired by an episode of his infamous 90s sitcom. In the episode in question, Jerry’s pal George decided success might await him if he lived his failed life in the opposite manner.
Seinfeld wanted to put a new spin on the classic talk show format.
“That,” recalls Seinfeld in a recent interview, “gave me the idea to create a talk show that was the opposite of the typical show. “With a typical talk show,” he explains via the Sun Times, “you have to go to a studio. You have to tell them in advance what you’re going to talk about. You have to dress up. You have to put on makeup. It’s very, very organized.
Continue reading: Jerry Seinfeld Grabs Coffee, With Comedians, For Online Talk Show
The Muppets sequel promises to be as brilliant as the first.
The full length trailer has just been released for The Muppets Most Wanted and boy, it looks like a thrill ride of a movie. The sequel to 2011's hugely successful The Muppets will see the furry gang plus some high-profile actors unite to take Kermit and Co. on a globe-trotting, crime-solving trip around the world.
Kermit...Or The Evil Constantine?
Filmed at London's Pinewood Studios, the plot follows Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Animal and friends as they bask in the flow of their successful theatre tour. Things are peachy for the team until Kermit's evil doppelganger Constantine and his sneaky sidekick steal priceless jewels and the real Kermit becomes embroiled in a potentially career-destroying jewellery heist.
Fey's name was enough.
It doesn’t have a name yet, the episodes haven’t been written, and there won’t be a pilot episode, but NBC have gone ahead and ordered a 13 episode season. Why? Well, because Tina Fey is involved.
Her, and 30 Rock writer Robert Carlock's involvement in the project were enough for NBC, who made the unusual step of giving the show the go-ahead without testing out a pilot episode.
"Tina and Robert, who cemented their partnership on 30 Rock, have created a new signature comedy for us that is audacious, emotional, and clever,” said Robert Greenblatt, chairman of NBC Entertainment, according to AUNews.
Continue reading: NBC Greenlight Tina Fey Sitcom... Because It's A Tina Fey Sitcom
The NBC vehicle is a joint effort from Fey, Ellie Kemper and producer Robert Carlock
Tina Fey has been handed a follow-up series to 30 Rock, with NBC handing her a deal to begin working on an all new series alongside her 30 Rock co-producer Robert Carlock. The comedy pairing have been handed a 13-episode straight-to-series order for a whole new premise, one that stars The Office actress Ellie Kemper.
Kemper (L) will star in the upcoming Tina Fey (R) series
The show, which is currently untitled still, follows Kemper as she frees herself a doomsday cult and begins life anew in New York City. The series falls in line with Fey's four year contract with Universal Television (who are producing) and will be co-written and run by Fey and Carlock, with the pair also serving as executive producers. Fey's long-time manager David Miner will also serve as an executive producer, and Little Stranger will be producing the series alongside Universal.
NBC have ordered thirteen episodes of a new comedy series written and produced by '30 Rock' Alumni Tina Fey and Robert Carlock. The series, due to air next Autumn, will star Ellie Kemper of 'The Office'.
Ellie Kemper will return to our televisions in a new sitcom. The Office actress will be the star of a new comedy written and produced by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock. The 30 Rock alumni will return to NBC next Autumn.
Tina Fey will produce and write the new sitcom.
NBC have ordered thirteen episodes from Fey and Carlock which will centre on Kemper. Few details of the plot have been revealed as yet although, according to reports in Entertainment Weekly, Kemper stars as a woman who "escapes from a doomsday cult and starts life over in New York City."
Continue reading: NBC Order Sitcom From Tina Fey, Starring Ellie Kemper
Fey teams up with 30 Rock's Robert Carlock to give birth to a new show.
Is there any comedy actress in Hollywood more in demand than Ms. Tina Fey right now? The Mean Girls writer and actress has not only been booked for another two years hosting the Golden Globes with bestie and fellow actress Amy Poehler, but she's also made her triumphant return to hosting SNL and has now seen her newly devised comedy show greenlit by NBC. Not to mention winning an Emmy award along the way.
Tina Fey's New Comedy Is Greenlit.
The new series will apparently star The Office's Ellie Kemper and will be written and produced by Fey as well as 30 Rock's Robert Carlock, reports The Hollywood Reporter. NBC have ordered 13 straight-to-series episodes of the new comedy which is set to air in Autumn 2014. The series will feature a woman, played by Kemper, who "escapes from a doomsday cult and starts life over in New York City."
Continue reading: New Tina Fey Ellie Kemper Comedy Series Greenlit By NBC
The star of 'The Carol Burnett Show' awed all present at the Kennedy Center...some more than others.
Legendary actress Carol Burnett has received the prestigious honour of the Mark Twain Award for American Humor: the USA's most coveted comedy award given to those who have made a significant contribution to humor. The 80 year-old singer and performer held her own CBS variety show, The Carol Burnett Show, for 11 years and became recognisable for pulling her ear at the end of a performance.
Carol Burnett Has Been Honored With The Coveted Mark Twain Award.
"I'm overwhelmed, totally overwhelmed," Burnett emphasises ahead of the award ceremony, via Reuters. "I just hope after tonight they'll knock me down a few pegs because I think I'm getting a really big head."
The comediennes will return to hosting duties for at least the next two years.
Television comedy supremoes Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have signed up to host the annual Golden Globe Awards not just next year, but the year after that too, announces The Hollywood Foreign Press Association. The talented duo hosted the 2013 Golden Globe Awards to much acclaim and calls for the SNL alumni to be given another shot at hosting.
Tina & Amy Proved A Popular Choice This Year.
Their popularity at this year's awards is a key factor cited in the ceremony's ratings success with the biggest Golden Globes ratings in six years in both the 18-49 demographic and total viewers, meaning the show was also the second highest-rated Golden Globes in nine years.
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Fey and Poehler will return for the 2014 Golden Globes, but Fey doesn't fancy an Oscars gig.
According to popular opinion, the powerhouse comedy duo of Amy Poehler and Tina Fey did a fantastic job of hosting the Golden Globes. Fortunately the women, who coined the lyrics “I dreamed a dream of dadada/And then I went to make a sandwich” and the “Neil Patrick Harris, take off your pants!” sketch, have been approached for another turn at the event and have even been invited back for a third time in 2015, according to the Los Angeles Times.
The ladies will be back at the 2014 and 2015 Golden Globes.
As for hosting the Oscars, however, that’s a whole other story. In a recent interview, Fey spoke about what is arguably the biggest, most publicized award show in the business, to the effect that she and Poehler would not be interested due to the more restrictive nature of the Oscars. It is a widely known fact that the Golden Globes give their hosts, as well as the writers, a higher degree of creative freedom. In fact, for the 2013 Golden Globe, Fey and Poehler brought in a team of writers and actors, who made the entire affair resemble a Saturday Night Live reunion, enlisting Seth Meyers, writer Robert Carlock (who also worked with Fey as showrunner on "30 Rock") and "Saturday Night Live" producer Mike Shoemaker for help.
Could anyone else live up to Fey and Poehler other than... Fey and Poehler?
Two of the biggest voices in modern comedy have landed another two slots at one of the biggest award ceremonies in the business. Having successfully helmed the Golden Globes, Tina Fey and are set to do it again, and again!
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have enjoyed a fruitful comedy partnership
"Tina and Amy are two of the most talented comedic writer/performers in our business and they were a major reason the Golden Globes was the most entertaining awards show of last season," said Paul Telegdy, president, Alternative and Late Night Programming, NBC Entertainment. "We're elated they wanted to host together again and that they committed for the next two years."
It was a star-studded season premiere at the start of SNL's 39th year on screen.
Last night saw the season premiere of SNL and with Tina Fey hosting, Arcade Fire as the musical guest, six new castmembers and even a cameo from Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul, it couldn’t have been any better. Fey used her opening monologue to “initiate” the six new actors, in a bit, which left them stripped down to some golden lame underwear, much like what a college frat initiation, we’d imagine. Besides hosting, SNL veteran Fey also featured in several sketches, including spot-on send up of HBO's "Girls" where she played a new addition to the cast, an Albanian immigrant named Blerta, an obligatory bit of air travel humor with a sketch about boarding airplanes and a dark and sarcastic used-car commercial from the 1920s.
Fresh off her delightful Emmy appearance, Fey returned to her old home at SNL.
Of course, Arcade Fire weren’t left out of the fun either. A brilliant bit, in which Fey attempted to tell the difference between AF and the new castmembers killed two birds with one stone – continuing the roast of the newbies and also making good use of the musical guests’ hidden acting talents. Of course, they also did that music thing they were there to do and performed three whole songs off their upcoming album Reflektor, due to be released next month.
NPH's opening speech definitely held a few surprises, but not from whom you'd expect.
The Emmys came and went and brought with them a plethora of funny, embarrassing and just plain meh moments. Neil Patrick Harris’ opening speech never fails to win a few laughs, as it did again this time, but it was really the golden duo – Tina Fey and Amy Poehler – who stole the show. About five minutes into Harris’ speech, Poehler and Fey, clearly inspired by recent events at the VMAs began hollering at the host. But of course, the bit – hilarious in our humble opinion - didn’t come without some proper build-up.
Though the stage was populated by men, it was the ladies who mostly dominated the opening bit.
Two things became clear during Harris’ showdown with a flock of past Emmy presenters – Jane Lynch, Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel and of course, the omniscient Conan O’Brian. Number one: in 2013 more than ever, broadcast television has some major competition in the media landscape and two: everyone is perfectly aware. While the presenters battled it out on stage, in the audience, Kevin Spacey turned to the camera for his own nefarious monologue.
The video for 'Reflektor' was released on Monday, with the album artwork and further details on their fourth album emerging later that day
Arcade Fire are back with a whole heap of new material and album details to share with the ever-loving fans, with the band beginning to slowly leak more and more information about Reflektor over the course of 9 September. First we got the single and video for 'Reflektor,' then the news that Reflektor will be the name of the next album, and most recently we learned that it would be a double album, whilst also being treated to the artwork for the album. Monday was a good day.
Frontman Win Butler will return with his bandmates next month
The Anton Corbijn-directed video for the first track from the album, which features someone with an uncannily similar voice to David Bowie appearing mid-way through, began the torrent of AF album news that flooded newsfeeds across the web yesterday, and soon more and more information about the album was being revealed over the course of the day. The band's online store was updated to feature an album image baring Renaissance sculptor Auguste Rodin's marble imagining of Orpheus and Eurydice, which we asume is the official artwork for the album. The online store where the artwork was found also seemed to reveal that the upcoming fourth release from the Canadian band will be a double album too.
Comedienne Tina Fey arrives outside the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York for her appearance on 'The Late Show With David Letterman'. She appears to gesture to the paparazzi to wait a minute as she goes indoors. She is then seen posing for photos in a smart pencil skirt and white vest ensemble as she leaves for her car. She is then seen talking on her phone while in the passenger seat as the driver pulls away.
Tina Fey talks about the burglar who stole her jokes and her potentially sociopathic toddler on 'The Late Show with David Letterman'.
The comedienne explained on 'The Late Show With David Letterman' that she believes one of the people who helped move all the belongings from her and her staff's offices in Queens to her new one in Manhattan, whisked her laptop away while they were signing for a delivery.
'They were like, 'Oh, you gotta come down to sign the thing'', she said, appearing suspicious about the situation from the start. 'New York's a big city and you're like, some guy stole my jokes!' She added, revealing that all her work ideas were saved on the machine. As proof that there had been a burglary, Tina released a surveillance tape showing someone leaving the building with the laptop in a large envelope.
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Stallone makes surprising announcements about the third Expendables romp, and we get more details on films about Princess Diana, Steve Jobs and the White House butler. But the Muppets are the Most Wanted...
The big news this week was that Harrison Ford will join the Expendables for their third film adventure. Sylvester Stallone tweeted the announcement, then went on to mention that Bruce Willis won't be around this time, apparently because he asked for too much money. Stallone was also caught on camera poking fun at Arnold Schwarzenegger's "big ego". Before they re-team for the next Expendables movie, they're costarring in the prison-break thriller Escape Plan. Watch Sly talking about Arnie at Comic Con here.
The next big superhero blockbuster will be Thor: The Dark World, and we got a more detailed look at the film in a new trailer this week. Pretty much everyone is back, including Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Idris Elba and Stellan Skarsgard. The movie looks like a huge-scale action adventure with a sense of humour about it. It opens in October. Watch the trailer for Thor: The Dark World here.
The Muppets will be back in 2014. Here's some stills and the exciting teaser trailer to keep you going.
The release date may be a year away but The Muppets have dropped a new trailer to their upcoming, globe-trotting sequel, Muppets Most Wanted.
The one minute-long teaser trailer gives a glimpse of the glam and razzmatazz we can expect from the team. We're given hints of Ricky Gervais', P Diddy, Ty Burrell and Tina Fey's characters. We see the latter as a strict Russian war camp commander with a penchant for disco dancing which will certainly make for exciting and hilarious viewing.
Muppets Most Wanted Is Set To Raise The Roof For The Second Time.
The Muppets are going on a Euro trip in this one.
“The Muppets have always been about artistic integrity, not cheap tricks,” says Kermit in the first trailer for the original Muppets movie. He had a point then and it still stands now; Ty Burell, Tina Fey and Ricky Gervais – some of the most unexpected casting choices for this kind of film – definitely aren’t cheap. The producers even somehow managed to get Tom Hiddleston on the cast list, making this possibly the first Muppets movie to be watched by squealing teenage and 20-something fangirls (we assume).
Check out the teaser below.
The Muppets are back with a global-wide follow-up to their self-titled 2011 movie entitled 'The Muppets. Again!'.
You heard right, we have yet another great movie coming up from these amazing characters brought us by Disney. Following the Oscar winning success of 'The Muppets' in 2011 which starred Jason Segel ('How I Met Your Mother') and Amy Adams ('Enchanted'), it's sequel 'The Muppets. Again!' will be released in cinemas everywhere on March 21st 2014. It sees Kermit, Miss Piggy, Gonzo and friends on a worldwide journey touring the likes of London, Berlin and Madrid and selling out some of the biggest theatres across Europe. However, they soon run into trouble when they unknowingly get mixed up in a major international crime ring controlled by the formidable Constantine (played by the hilarious Ricky Gervais of 'The Office', 'Extras' and 'Derek' fame) and his assistant Dominic.
After three years of Ricky Gervais’ grim humor and cold-hearted mickey-taking, the Golden Globes were desperate for a change and former 'Saturday Night Live' partners Fey and Poehler gave them a positive one, dispensing with the jibes but doing so in a good-natured way that quickly got the crowd on side. So, in spite of them quipping “as Ricky found the hard way, when you fall afoul of the Hollywood Foreign Press, they make you host the show two more times”, it looks like they could well be back next year. The pair roasted Zero Dark Thirty director Kathryn Bigelow, Taylor Swift and Daniel Day-Lewis during their opening speech, but their jokes were taken in good spirit by the three, and the consensus would appear to be that they should come back.
However, according to The Sun Times, there may be one person who could replace them should their schedules not permit their return: Sacha Baron Cohen. “He’s edgy, he’s very funny and he’s a Brit. Seems perfect for the Hollywood Foreign Press,” said an insider who worked with the actor on The Dictator last year. “I hope they get Tina and Amy back, but Sacha wouldn’t be a bad substitute.”
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler host the Golden Globes on Sunday (January 13, 2013) and will no doubt bring a touch of Saturday Night Live to one of Hollywood's glitziest evenings. The close friends decided to host the event because - according to Fey - it's "a very kind of sloppy, loud party, and that seemed like our kind of thing." Indeed, it's going to be so sloppy that the hosts have devised their very own drinking game for Sunday drinkers to enjoy.
The Globes is traditionally more raucous than the Oscars. Basically, the organizers want to invite the most famous people available, stick them into a room together and ply them with champagne. Things happen. Mickey Rourke usually gives something his middle finger, Ricky Gervais makes an inappropriate joke as Johnny Depp looks on disapprovingly, despite being in on the joke. Anyway, Fey and Poehler are of the opinion that if they can have a party, then so can we! The pair explained the rules of their drinking game while in conversation with the Hollywood Reporter. So here goes:
-Drink any time an actress cries in a speech
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Awards season kicked off in earnest this week with two major critical bodies - New York Critics and the National Board of Review - both naming the Osama bin Laden raid thriller Zero Dark Thirty as their film of the year. Jessica Chastain stars in the movie, which reunites director Kathryn Bigelow with The Hurt Locker writer Mark Boal. The new trailer promises another exciting, intense military action drama.
Another major awards contender is Tom Hooper's film of the epic musical Les Miserables, with a high-powered cast including Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Eddie Redmayne and Amanda Seyfried. All of them attended the glitzy red carpet world premiere in London this week. The film opens in America on Christmas Day, and in Britain in early January.
America is still rocked by the devastating aftermath of hurricane Sandy, and the thought that 'never would a disaster like this happen to me' seemed to resonate on the faces at the Sandy Benefit Concert on Friday (Nov. 2).
Opening the night's proceedings was Staten Island-born Christina Aguilera, who kicked things off with a powerful and stripped down rendition of her song 'Beautiful'. Relying solely on her vocals, Xtina packed a heft punch that delivered all the way home. Next up to perform was New Jersey's Jon Bon Jovi who first gave a shout-out to his hometown of Sayerville, N.J., before re-appropriating his hair-rock hit 'Livin’ On A Prayer' to suit the sombre mood in the studio.
A Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together Telethon was held last night in the hopes of bringing relief to the millions affected when Hurricane Sandy ripped through the East Coast of America.
NBC aired a commercial-free telethon last night (Nov 2) live from storm-ravaged Staten Island, with Matt Lauer helming the celeb fest that urged viewers across America to pledge what they could and help the millions suffering from the storm.
Christina Aguilera got things started, entering a dark stage and delivering a powerful, stripped down version of ‘Beautiful.’ After the Staten Island native’s performance, a rolling montage of just some of the destruction was played, ending with a still of the once bustling Jersey Shore, after which Jersey native Jon Bon Jovi gave acoustic performances of ‘Who Says You Can’t Go Home’ and ‘Living on a Prayer’ with guitarist Bob Bandiera and Lorenza Ponce on the violin.
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Takla-O'Reilly, president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, is (obviously) happy with the decision: "The unparalleled comedic timing of Tina and Amy will surely have viewers wanting to tune-in to see them in action," she said. "The HFPA is thrilled to have the magnetic duo be a part of the show's 70th anniversary!" Sure, fine; they’ll be nice and funny, and they won’t offend anyone. But that’s what we’ll miss. Ricky Gervais’ confident, and biting style has become infamous, and it’s something the ceremony will really miss. A classic Golden Ricky Globe was: “Looking at all the wonderful faces here today reminds me of the great work that’s been done this year… by cosmetic surgeons,” he said, to a room of awkward laughter. Perhaps one of his most controversial jokes, though, was this: “I hope I haven’t offended anyone. It’s not my fault [points at his drink]. I like a drink as much as the next man. Unless the next man is Mel Gibson.” Ouch! We thank the Independent for reminding us of those.
"Having both Tina Fey and Amy Poehler on board to host this year's festivities is a major coup," said Paul Telegdy, president of alternative and late night programming at NBC. "Tina and Amy have a proven chemistry and comedic timing from their many years together on 'SNL' to their successful co-starring roles in 'Baby Mama.'" At least they think dropping The Office star was a good idea. The Globes are set to air Jan. 13, three days before the Oscars.
Every super-villain needs an arch nemesis, and generally they come in the form of a superhero! Megamind and Metro Man have that exact relationship. Megamind is the worlds most famous super-villain and for the past 20 years Metro Man has shattered all his efforts at world domination.
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