“I gave a commencement speech at a girls’ high school once, and I said, ‘If you find yourself two years from now at spring break, don’t lift your shirt up. And if you you do, have your own camera. The foolishness is that there’s some disgusting middleman. They’re your boobs. At least have the sense to film it yourself and get the money from it.’ That’s what baffles me about ‘Girls Gone Wild.’ We could sell this ourselves! Talk about giving away the store. First of all, don’t do it. But if you’re going to do it, keep your hands on the money, for God’s sake.”
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“I want to state for my husband’s sake that it was a comedy idea, not an erotic idea. I did pitch: Wouldn’t it be funny if the kiss was as long as the credit sequence? It was fun because we’re both so polite and not only are we both married, we know each other’s spouses. It was the world’s longest closed-mouth kiss. It was like a tongue-less turtle mouth.”
“What I’ve come to realize is that when people say, ‘The thinking man’s whatever’ — there’s no such thing. The thinking man also wants to f**k Megan Fox.”
Don’t let this sexy shot deceive you. Tina Fey may look more like your prototypical men’s mag cover model on the cover of Esquire‘s April issue, but inside the pages she’s anything but perfectly coiffed and dead-eyed. Check out a couple of the funnier shots after the jump — then take a peek at the rest over at Esquire.com. Keep reading »
- Tina Fey is guest hosting “Saturday Night Live” in April, which probably means another Sarah Palin impersonation! “It’s inevitable that we’ll try it, at least,” Fey told the AP. “We’ll see if it makes it to air.” Now, if they could just get Amy Poehler back to do Hillary Clinton. [AP]
- Happy 88th birthday, Helen Gurley Brown, the former editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan! Brown is also the author of the bestselling book Sex and the Single Girl, an essential piece of literature in the ’60s and ’70s sexual revolution. [Wikipedia]
- London’s Globe Theater has commissioned its first play written by a woman, “Bedlam” by Nell Leyshon. The Globe, where William Shakespeare staged his plays, was closed from 1642 until 1997. Not until now has a female playwright had her work performed there.
How can anyone not love Tina Fey? She’s got the whole package: brains, beauty, talent, fame, fortune, an ability to remain sexy even while singing about ham. Just when you thought you couldn’t squeeze an ounce more of love into your heart, here comes this quick video of the comedic actress at her Vogue cover shoot. The statements in her interview might just influence the next direction of fashion: “Yeah, I’m almost 40 and I wore a romper today.” Power outfit? “Big shoulder pads, deep v-neck, hot pants, and roller skates.” No, but in all seriousness, Fey never fails to impress as you watch how professionally she poses for photographer Mario Testino, and how beautiful she looks in Prada. [YouTube]
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“To talk about the impact of fashion is really interesting. I think so much of it is tied into feminism. I am a post-baby boomer who has been handed a sort of Spice Girls‘ version of feminism. We’re supposed to be wearing half-shirts and jumping around. And, you know, maybe that’s not panning out. But you can tell different generations of women by whether or not they wear that Hillary Clinton blue power suit or the reappropriated Playboy-symbol necklace worn ironically. I think women dress for other women to let them know what their deal is. Because if women were only dressing for men, there would be nothing but Victoria’s Secret. There would be no Dior.”
This year, the four major TV networks — ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX — picked up 69 new shows between them, and hardly any of them were created by women. A measly 13 percent go to the fairer sex, making this the “worst year for women in TV in a decade.” Writers rooms are notoriously toxic to women, what with the David Letterman-esque scandals and penis-party atmospheres. With statistics like this, we can expect more sitcoms of the “schlubby man with gorgeous wife is confused about life” variety.
It’s the TV renaissance! Patron Saint Tina Fey, we turn to you. Jane Espenson, we love everything you do. Help us in our time of trial, and bring the ladies back to the networks. [Felicia Day] Keep reading »
Tina Fey and Steve Carell are co-producing “Mail Order Groom,” a flick about a desperate single woman who brings an Eastern European husband with her home to the States, The Hollywood Reporter reports. The script is based on an idea by Fey’s husband, Jeff Richmond, and written by a group of four men. But what we want to know is whether the prince and princess of NBC’s Thursday night lineup will be starring in it, too? I sure hope so—Steve Carell and Tina Fey are smart enough to understand the mail-order marriage business isn’t especially funny-ha-ha. The mail-order bride trade is a pretty nasty business—it oftentimes dupes young women who’re just looking to support themselves and their families. Sorry to be a wet blanket but that’s a real-life fact, you know? Unfortunately, THR called a Fey-Carell pairing “a dicey proposition” because they are both so busy with their TV shows and their comedy, “Date Night,” which comes out in the spring. Alas, the fate of “Mail Order Groom”—and whether it’s actually funny or just trés uncomfortable—will be one to watch. [The Hollywood Reporter] Keep reading »