Tina Fey is back! And, this trailer for her newest comedy, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” premiering on Netflix in March, is a bright spot in the new television season. Ellie Kemper, the wide-eyed ingenue from “The Office” and “Bridesmaids,” plays Kimmy Schmidt, a woman rescued from a doomsday cult in Indiana who gets a new lease on life as an Upper East Side socialite’s nanny, played by the inimitable Jane Krakowski. It premieres March 6, and will most likely be released in its entirety, meaning you can cancel all weekend plans and blow through the entire series in one sitting, the way it was meant to be.
Even though last night’s Golden Globes telecast was woefully bereft of as much Tina Fey and Amy Poehler as I would have liked (three hours, non-stop, give them all the awards, don’t invite anyone else, etc.), we did get a 20-second look at their new comedy, ”Sisters,” and naturally, it is 100x better than any relationship you could ever have with your real sister.
But since the world is cruel and the movie doesn’t come out until almost Christmas, I’ll just tide you over in the interim with the brilliant tweets from the film’s screenwriter Paula Pell, a comedy genius, former head writer (and still current writer!) of “Saturday Night Live,” and more than anything, an outspoken feminist. Keep reading »
SLOW CLAP. Just absolutely perfect.
It’s been over 10 years since “Mean Girls” hit theaters, and somehow I’m still just as much in love with The Plastics as I was a decade ago. This week, Entertainment Weekly is releasing their famous reunion edition of the mag, which showcases photos and interviews with the reunited casts of movies and TV shows from the past, including a super-hot spread with the ladies of “Mean Girls.”
Lindsay Lohan, Lacey Chabert, Rachel McAdams, Tiny Fey and Amanda Seyfried got back together for the shoot, and, in my humble opinion, look more stunning than ever. Check out a few pics of the cast here (after the jump!) before picking up the issue this Friday. Also included in EW‘s Reunion Issue are the casts of “Monty Python,” “Ghostbusters,” “Little House On The Prairie,” “The Fabulous Baker Boys,” “Sisters,” “Napoleon Dynamite” and “Sports Night.” SO fetch. [EW] Keep reading »
Okay, “vintage” might be pushing it, because this was filmed only 15 years ago. My point is, this video of a two-woman show by Tina Fey and Rachel Dratch is from their very early “Saturday Night Live” days. “Dratch & Fey” ran at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theater in New York City (where Time Out New York called it “the funniest thing to be found on any New York comedy stage”) and Second City in Chicago. The comedy blog Splitsider says an old VHS tape of the show appeared on YouTube earlier this week. Need something to watch tonight? You’ve found it! [Splitsider]
There’s a lot to look forward to this fall, like crunchy leaves and pumpkin everything and not being so hot you want to die, but there’s one thing that stands out: I’m talking about a book. But not just any book — it’s a book by AMY POEHLER. And it’s her memoir! It’s called Yes Please, and it’s coming out on October 28th, thus making Halloween only the second coolest thing to happen that week.
(Lena Dunham also has a memoir being published in the fall, Not That Kind Of Girl, out on September 30th. It’s also exciting but like, not as exciting as Amy’s.) Keep reading »