Yay! Everyone’s favorite Palin-impersonating, geeky-smart, bespectacled, funny gal is about to get a whole lot richer. Emmy winner Tina Fey’s hilarious show, “30 Rock,” whose commercial success has only recently started to catch up to its critical acclaim has been sold for syndication — where the real money is. Comedy Central and WGN outbid E! and TBS for rights to pay Universal Media Studios a combined $800,000 per episode, to air the show five nights a week beginning in a little over two years. For a show that’s been on the brink of cancellation, despite its many awards and critical acclaim, this is an astounding victory. If NBC is successful in securing buys from local stations as it’s trying to do, Tina Fey is pretty much guaranteed the comfiest of retirements when she decides to take one. We just hope that doesn’t happen for a LONG time. A new episode of the show, we’d be happy to see sooner rather than later, though. [via Variety via Vulture] Keep reading »
As if last week weren’t traumatic enough, over the weekend, some jokester hacked into Britney Spears‘ TwitPic account (it isn’t owned by Twitter, but it’s used to turn pics into tweets) and claimed she was dead. “Britney has passed today,” read the message. “It is a sad day for everyone. More news to come.” Thank goodness it was bogus—what would we have done if we’d lost the King and Princess of Pop in the same week?!
Interestingly, this isn’t the first time someone busted into Britney’s account. And also this weekend, Ellen DeGeneres’ TwitPic account got hacked. [MTV] — Maybe the site is super vulnerable to impostors? After the jump, check out more celebrity fake-outs, mostly hilarious. Keep reading »
Obviously, we are big Tina Fey, Amy Sedaris, and Aisha Tyler enthusiasts. So we immediately clicked on this Huffington Post poll about 15 of the leading ladies of funny. But—wait—it asks readers to rate the women on their looks? Even HuffPo acknowledges that it’s a “poll of ridiculous proportions.” Sure, these women are beautiful. But it’s their wit, slapstick antics, and all-around hilariousness that stole our hearts. So while we wished they asked, “Who’s the funniest comedienne?” we decided to take a look at the current rankings. What we found may surprise you. Keep reading »
The movie business holds the Academy Awards in such high regard it can make or break a distribution deal. Luckily, actors don’t (always) take themselves so seriously. Aside from the over-the-top gushing that came when past winners introduced the nominees for the acting awards, there were plenty of LOL moments from last night’s Oscars (not including the moment when the camera caught Angelina Jolie laughing at Jennifer Aniston['s joke], above). From Styx lyrics in speeches to Steve Martin’s ego mania, here are our five favorite funnies…
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Jon Hamm is guest starring on “30 Rock” starting Feb. 5, and a clip from the episode has been released! Liz Lemon (Tina Fey) discovers she has a handsome neighbor when Dr. Drew Baird’s mail gets delivered to her by mistake. From the 39 second that have been released, we know that Dr. Baird has an ice cream maker and loves to bake. Swoon.
The line Liz utters, “I want to go to there,” is one Fey stole from her daughter, Alice. At the SAG Awards, Fey thanked Alice in her acceptance speech for coining this phrase. About 25 years from now, Alice is going to be writing, starring in, and producing a show of her own, guaranteed. Either that, or she’ll be a highly acclaimed author. The girl is writing TV dialogue at age 3! Keep reading »
Tina Fey is on the cover of the new Vanity Fair. In the magazine, Maureen Dowd’s profile of the Emmy-winning “30 Rock” creator and star — and Sarah Palin impersonator — reveals a lot about the woman behind the comedy — from her opinions on strip clubs to how she got that scar. After the jump, the highlights of everything you ever wanted to know about Tina Fey but were too busy laughing to ask. Keep reading »
Courteney Cox isn’t just a cougar in real life (hubby David Arquette is nine years her junior,=) now she’s going to play one on TV! Cox is currently developing a new sitcom called “Cougar Town” with former “Friends” writer and “Scrubs” creator, Bill Lawrence. Now, who would live in Cougar Town? Mariah Carey, Elizabeth Taylor, Janice Dickinson….heck, I hope to move there someday myself! [Variety]
And in other casting news, Jon Hamm, who plays hot Don Draper on “Mad Men”, is in talks to do a multi-episode stint on one of our favorite comedies, the Tina Fey-helmed “30 Rock.” Thank goodness — something to tide us over until “Mad Men” comes back for season three. [EW.com] Keep reading »
The guys at AskMen.com unveiled their list of the “49 Most Influential Men of 2008″ and the results, voted on by their readers, may surprise you. Check out the full list and then, over the next two weeks, check out our picks for the “10 Most Influential Women of 2008″ — The Frisky picked a female counterpart for each of the men in AskMen’s Top Ten. We hope you agree with our choices!
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Tina Fey was on Conan O’Brien last night and had a funny story about meeting Sarah Palin during their mutual “Saturday Night Live” taking.
“Governor Palin was like, ‘Oh did Alice go home? Oh, cause Bristol woulda babysat.’ She offered Bristol Palin to babysit Alice… And it was Bristol’s birthday, too. I was like yeah, that’s exactly what 17-year-old Bristol Palin wants to do at SNL is babysit the toddler of the lady that goofs on her mom… but they’re a nice family.”
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