One of Flavorwire’s favorite people, Tina Fey, turns 43 years old today, so we’re marking the occasion in the best way we know how — by rounding up some of the funniest witticisms and best advice from the brilliant and funny writer/comedienne. We’ve got one for every year, so click through for her thoughts on working motherhood, celebrity, homophobia, strip clubs, and Mark Wahlberg’s… Read More
If the bad news about Admission, the new Tina Fey-Paul Rudd vehicle from director Paul Weitz, is that it won’t quite fill that already gaping 30 Rock-size hole in your heart, the good news is that it is an altogether smarter and more interesting film than its trailers promise. It is neither a broad comedy nor a dopey rom-com; it’s actually, surprisingly enough, a seriocomic drama in something resembling the Alexander Payne mold, a slightly eccentric examination of flawed people doing their very best. It’s less traditionally comic than Baby Mama and Date Night, Fey’s previous — likable and utterly forgettable — big screen vehicles, and finds her moving slightly but surely out of her Lemon-esque comfort zone. This is a good thing. … Read More
Will Jack Donaghy become “president of the world”? Will Liz and Jack hook up in a dark closet at a crazy party? (Sorry, Kellan Lutz, but we’re with Second Assistant Director Jennifer Truelove — please, not that.) Will “hot alien chicks” beam up Judah Friedlander? These are some of the crazy ideas about how 30 Rock should end floated by the show’s cast and crew in a new video.
But fear not, because 30 Rock creator and star Tine Fey is around to clue us in on what we can really expect: “I certainly think Liz has earned her happy ending. She’s taken so many lumps over the years. She’s had a fair amount of disappointment and worked hard and I think when she becomes the president of Spain in the final episode — oh no! I gave it away! I think we’ll be happy for her.” Thanks for the spoiler, Tina! We think Criss will make an excellent First Dude. … Read More
Earlier today, Judy Berman voiced our total delight with last night’s very special wedding-themed episode of 30 Rock. But we just came across a new bit of information that makes what was a momentous, if fictional, occasion that much sweeter. According to a post on The Hollywood Reporter, the adorable little… Read More
If your family is anything like ours, then the most important part of today’s Thanksgiving meal — you know, aside from totally dominating bingo — will be going around the table and having each person say what they’re the most thankful for. It probably goes without saying that we’re very grateful to have such lovely and engaged readers who choose make Flavorwire part of their daily routine. But beyond that, in the spirit of the holiday we’ve decided to share some of Flavorpill staffers’ “cultural thank-yous” with you. Do us a favor, and keep this list going in the comments — we’d love to know what books, films, albums, TV shows, etc, had the biggest personal impact on you this year! … Read More
1. Here’s the new trailer for Admission, a quirky dramedy in which Paul Rudd plays a typical Paul Rudd character and Tina Fey is basically doing a slight variation on Liz Lemon — not that we’re complaining.
From a photo of George Carlin meeting Groucho Marx to a shot of Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David (back when he had hair!), we’ve rounded up 25 pictures of our favorite funny people hanging… Read More
If you’re a frequenter of Flavorwire, you’ve probably already come across our series of extremely silly photos of extremely serious artists, writers, and historical figures. Now, to shake things up a bit, we’ve gathered extremely serious photos of extremely silly actors. Why? Well, believe it or not, these kinds of photos are actually pretty rare — comedians and comic actors are generally photographed looking goofy. After the jump, check out our selection of very serious, black-and-white, no-funny-business photos of very funny actors, and hit the comments to name your favorites. … Read More
“I wish we could have an honest and respectful dialogue about these complicated issues,” said Tina Fey in a speech at last night’s Center for Reproductive Rights’ Inaugural Gala in New York. “But it seems like we can’t right now. And if I have to listen to one more gray-faced man with a two-dollar haircut… Read More