May 8, 2011 |
With guest host Tina Fey back playing her famous doppelganger, this weekend’s "Saturday Night Live" portrayed the debate that wasn’t this week – featuring not just Sarah Palin but also would-be White House hopeful Donald Trump. FOR THE RECORD An earlier version of this story misspelled Shepard Smith's name as Sheppard. The faux Fox News debate also pitted Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and Michele Bachmann in the “GOP 2012 Undeclared Candidates Debate,” adding 2010 New York governor candidate Jimmy McMillan of the Rent is Too Damn High party for good measure.
February 26, 2013 |
Beleaguered Oscar host Seth MacFarlane made no secret leading up to the show that this year's gig was a one-and-done proposition. So Tuesday's tweet to a follower's inquiry about a return engagement -- "No way. Lotta fun to have done it, though" -- wasn't a surprise. If anything, it could be seen either as MacFarlane's way of washing his hands of the Academy and its deadly serious awards show or reassuring haters that they wouldn't have him to kick around anymore. “Do me a favor and don't read the press tomorrow,” MacFarlane told guests at a West Hollywood after-party following the show.
December 13, 2012 |
For the last three years, the Golden Globes have been worshiping at the altar of Ricky Gervais, who always showed up, beer in hand, to rib, mock and belittle the celebrities gathered to accept awards. This year's ceremony, with co-hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, promises to be a return to a different type of hosting style -- one that's a little goofier and much less mean. Or as Fey says in their first aired promo for the ceremony, "We're so excited we'll be talking in classic Hollywood voices for all our banter!"
May 16, 2013
From 138 episodes, name a favorite. An impossible task, to be sure, but we had to ask: Tina Fey (head writer Liz Lemon) Season 1: "'Tracy Does Conan' because it's when the show really started to find its tone. " Season 2: "'Rosemary's Baby' because I have fond memories of the writers' room for it, and Carrie Fisher was so great" as a guest star. STORY: Tina Fey gets to let loose on the 'fun stuff' in '30 Rock's' final season Season 7: "'Mazel Tov, Dummies' because I'm happy that Liz was able to find love without compromising who she is. And I'm happy Dennis Duffy was at her wedding but not as the groom.
August 8, 2010
Need even more Steve Carell in your life? Talk about "Date Night." The world's best boss, Michael Scott, may be leaving the offices of Dunder Mifflin, but don't get your panties in jello just yet. He's got one season left! You might even do his career a favor by checking out "Dinner for Schmucks." Not into taxidermy? Check out Carell alongside fellow NBC star Tina Fey when the DVD of "Date Night," a screwball comedy about a husband and wife caught in a web of mistaken identity is released.
April 9, 2010 |
The new comedy "Date Night" stars Tina Fey and Steve Carell as Claire and Phil Foster, a tired, overworked, married couple with kids. In one of the film's many painfully funny-because-it's-true scenes, they go on a routine date at a no-frills family restaurant -- the kind that serves potato skins -- and afterward Phil suggests that maybe the evening could end with some intimacy. Getting ready for bed, Claire removes her mouth guard as she considers the proposition. "The discussion about having sex on a weeknight?
September 12, 2008 |
Saturday's season premiere of "Saturday Night Live" could have a special guest: former cast member and writer Tina Fey, whose resemblance to a certain Republican vice presidential candidate has been widely noted. Executive producer Lorne Michaels told reporters today that he's considering doing a Sarah Palin skit Saturday, and there are discussions about Fey returning to take the role. Writers are waiting to see what happens in Palin's interview with ABC anchor Charles Gibson, which aired Thursday and concludes tonight.
April 18, 2010 |
I'm not sure exactly when Tina Fey became a certifiable star, but I do know why. It all begins with the face. Not the one that is glammed up, airbrushed and lighted to within an inch of its life that graces magazine covers these days. It's the other one that carries exhaustion around like a cranky toddler in the current box-office hit "Date Night"; the one that wakes up in Liz Lemon's apartment with drool on one cheek in NBC's " 30 Rock." It's a face that goes slack and open-mouthed in surprise at so much of life, more comfortable with no makeup, stacking up laugh lines like folding chairs after a Little League banquet.
May 16, 2013 |
Tina Fey never had a master plan for the end of "30 Rock. " She wasn't even sure if, this time last year, NBC Chairman Robert Greenblatt was about to pick up the phone, cancel the show and preempt a graceful exit for her decorated sitcom. "We'll never really know," Fey says with a laugh. "I know on our end we were ready to finish our stories. We wanted one last season to wrap it up, get out at the right time and feel good about it. " "30 Rock" ended its seven-year run with a 13-episode season that culminated with a bittersweet series finale that tied up the saga of the "TGS" family in a way that stayed true to its funny, flermy core.
December 17, 2009 |
"The Office" and "30 Rock" are tying the knot. Again. Steve Carell and Tina Fey, the stars of the two NBC shows who also play an on-screen pair in the upcoming movie "Date Night," may be planning yet another cinematic hook-up. They're attached to play an unlikely couple in a new romantic comedy called "Mail-Order Groom." The film is written by Robert Carlock and Scott Silveri based on an idea that they created with Jeff Richmond, a co-executive producer on "30 Rock" with Carlock.