Tina Fey is producing a new NBC series, and no, the show is not about girls who have been abducted, as was previously rumored. It was also believed that NBC wasn’t too thrilled with the script and was worried that it may be offensive. As it turns out, the series will tell the story of a woman who escaped a doomsday cult and is starting her life over in New York City. Insert sigh of relief. I’m not so sure a comedy about abduction would’ve been too funny.
Ellie Kemper, who played the hilarious Erin on “The Office,” will star in the series. Fey will write and produce the show with David Miner and Robert Carlock. The show will debut in fall 2014 — and we’re already excited. [Dallas Voice; Defamer; ABC News]
Who’s excited for the third season of “Girls”?! I am, especially after seeing this new promo which indicates the show is finally getting a dose of real diversity. Hannah has a new roommate — and she’s from Albania! Surely nothing will make whiny twentysomethings Hannah, Marnie, Shoshanna and Jessa realize how good they have it like hearing the sad story behind Blerta’s rubber hand. Right?
You guys, it was SO hard not to put a frowning emoticon at the end of the headline of this post. I mean, I think of Connie Britton as my Best Friend Forever that I just haven’t quite met yet (cue Michael Bublé singing our theme song), so whenever she plans something fun and doesn’t include me, I feel very hurt (and yes, I do realize how completely stalker-ish that sounds, and no, I’m not getting help). So for her to plan a pre-Emmys dinner with my other BFFIHMY (Best Friend Forever I Haven’t Met Yet) Tina Fey, plus “Downton Abbey”‘s Michelle Dockery and “Mad Men”‘s Elisabeth Moss? Man, that one stings. The only way this dinner roster could have been better is if Christina Hendricks replaced Elisabeth Moss, because, as Amelia pointed out, “Don’t need no Scientology chatter while I eat!” Other than that though, this really is like one of those fantasy dinner parties come to life, and I look forward to my invitation not getting lost in the mail next time. [Us Weekly]
You’re nobody in Hollywood until you’ve had a nip slip at a major awards show. That means Tina Fey has finally made it. While accepting her Emmy last night, some hawk-eyed viewer whose job it is to watch the Emmy’s specifically for nipple, spotted Tina’s exposed teet for one millisecond and alerted the internet at large. Sadly, it was the most exciting thing that happened during the show. You can see her NSFW nipple and areola in all their Tina Fey glory after the jump. This changes absolutely nothing about how we feel about her. [Elvis Duran] Keep reading »
Tina Fey has cut her staff down from 200 to just 5 and has since moved from Long Island to Manhattan. While a move to the big city sounds good on paper, it really isn’t when one of your first experiences is having your jokes stolen by movers. Physically.
She explained to Letterman that she believes one of the movers went back up while she was signing papers and stole a laptop with all her unfinished jokes. She even played the security footage with the perp’s face blurred out. Read more at The Blemish…