“The part of Jack Donaghy [on "30 Rock"] was written for Alec Baldwin. Unfortunately, I did not have the courage to introduce myself to him and tell him that at the time, so for several months I met with some of the best actors in New York, and also some that are only okay. And with each meeting I had in an attempt to cast Jack Donaghy, it just became clearer and clearer that this part was for no one except Alec Baldwin. And so I knew what I had to do: I got pregnant and I stalled for a year. And then when I came back from my maternity leave at “SNL,” Alec was hosting the show, and he was having fun with it that week and the sketches were not terrible, thankfully, and so Lorne and I said to each other, ‘Should we ask him? Maybe we should just ask him.’ And so, I hid and Lorne asked him, and here we are five years and almost a hundred dollars later … Our show would not have gotten on the air without you. It would not have remained on the air without you. I shudder to think what low-rent “Two and a Half Men” show we would have without you.
— An excerpt from Tina Fey‘s speech honoring Alec Baldwin at the Museum of the Moving Image. See the rest of the speech here. “30 Rock” is quite possibly the funniest show on television. I am still in mourning about the fact that Alec is leaving. [NY Mag] Keep reading »
New Power Studio paired this innovative penis hat with menswear at London Fashion Week. I am going to highly encourage men NOT to follow this trend, unless you enjoy being called a d**khead. [The Gloss] Keep reading »
I was on the subway yesterday, when a guy sitting next to me struck up conversation. He was cute enough and nice enough. I was enjoying our conversation. Across from us, a girl started to cry. Like hysterically weeping. Subway Guy leaned over to me.
“Excuse me,” he said, cutting me off in mid-sentence.
He stood up, fished around in his pocket, and pulled out some napkins. He walked straight over to the crying girl and handed them to her. This perfectly nice stranger became a super hot man in that split second. I was drooling for the rest of our ride together. Too bad he got off the train before I could get his number. But I don’t care, he left a huge impression. After the jump, some more of the little things guys do that impress the crap out of us. Keep reading »
Two fetuses — er, “unborn children,” as anti-abortion folks call them — testified in Ohio today regarding a bill that would criminalize abortion after a fetal heartbeat can be detected.
Very funny, Ohio. Keep reading »
“I have to build my way back up, and I get that. … I feel great. I feel happy. There’s always you know, things, bumps that we have in the road. As long as I’m focusing on the one thing that that I know I need to put first in my life—which is, um, you know, my recovery and stuff. I’m doing good, and that’s most important for me.”
—Lindsay Lohan opens up in her first post-rehab interview, and with the exceptions of the ‘um’s and ‘you know’s, seems to have a pretty mature grasp on her situation. Of course, she chose the exact wrong moment to put out the message that she’s taking responsibility for her life. I mean, she’d have to reveal that she has a harem of three at home to get any real media attention this week. [NY Daily News] Keep reading »
In the future, we’ll look back on this time in history and think of it in two parts — Before Charlie Sheen Went Nuts and After Charlie Sheen Went Nuts. I barely remember before and it’s only been, what, a week? While I think we can acknowledge that we’re witnessing a person’s complete mental breakdown before our eyes — which, regardless of whether you like him or not, is sad, especially given that he has children — that hasn’t stopped the web from reveling in his truly epic display of stellar insanity. Keeping clicking to glimpse the best of the web’s Sheen-inspired spoofs, memes, and videos.