After a lackluster sixth season in which the writers’ shortage of fresh ideas became painfully apparent, even the most loyal 30 Rock fans seemed relieved by the news that this year will be its last. So our hopes weren’t particularly high coming into last night’s premiere, the first of an abbreviated, 13-episode farewell run — especially with that terrifying still of Liz Lemon holding a baby circulating.
But we should know never to underestimate Tina Fey, who not only surprised us with an excellent season premiere, but gave us a half-hour of television that surpassed even the always-delightful Parks and Recreation with the evening’s best episode.
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1. In case you missed it, a new — and much more exciting — trailer for Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln debuted after last night’s presidential debate. Watch it here.
2. Netflix has announced that all 13 episodes of House of Cards — its original political drama that’s being executive produced by David Fincher… Read More
Earlier this week, we brought news about Tina Fey’s deal with NBCUniversal post-30 Rock — which was perfectly timed with this Friday’s Entertainment Weekly cover, sporting Fey channeling Audrey Hepburn. You can read the full interview with the actress when EW hits newsstands in a few days, but in the meantime the cover… Read More
As 30 Rock peters out and the funny ladies who are her immediate heirs — Mindy Kaling, Amy Poehler — take over network comedy, we’ve been wondering what Tina Fey will do next. More books? Movies (something else in the vein of Mean Girls, pretty please)? Does she have another genre-redefining sitcom up her sleeve?… Read More
Over the past few years, there’s been no shortage of famous funny ladies writing memoirs. There have been fantastic books from Tina Fey, Mindy Kaling, Rachel Dratch, Kathy Griffin, Jane Lynch — and those are just the ones we have sitting on our shelves. And now, one of our favorite funny guys is throwing his… Read More
What’s more exciting than the story that’s been floating around today that Ryan Lochte is filming a 30 Rock cameo? Lots of things, as far as we’re concerned, but most relevantly, there’s the news that Tina Fey is slated to appear on The Simpsons. Entertainment Weekly reports that Fey will lend… Read More
As we’ve previously seen, Tina Fey is a woman who knows how to drop a verse. If you’re feeling a bit tired and cranky in the wake of yesterday’s Fourth of July festivities, then we’ve got something to help perk up your morning: a guest verse by Fey at the tail end of… Read More
When we came across this photo of Steve Martin reading about Bob Dylan, we had a serious celebs-they’re-just-like-us moment. After all, you’d think that biographies of cultural heroes are for us plebs, who would thrill at descriptions of fame, stardom, and emotional breakdowns. Okay, we’re overstating it a little, but still. Turns out, celebrities are just as fascinated with each other as we are with them — especially the rock stars — and we think it’s very enlightening to see which of our cultural icons are fascinated by which. Click through to check out our gallery of photos of celebs reading books about other celebs, and if you’ve spotted another good one, be sure to let us know in the comments!
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If you shut off Girls this past Sunday with a sigh of relief, you’re not alone. Between May and June we’ve all endured an emotionally exhausting line-up of season finales (not to mention penultimate and triumvirate finales), and frankly this week was a nice, quiet reprieve. Sort of. Knowing what’s ahead, it’s been impossible to get too comfortable. New seasons of Breaking Bad and Louie are slowly approaching, we can’t not watch Weeds‘ last season, there’s catching up to do on Bunheads, and of course this Sunday, Sorkin is back. So, in an exercise to get the juices flowing, we’ve decided to round up the writers we believe to be most responsible for putting us in this stressful state of TV addiction, starting with the king of TV confabulation himself.
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What would you ask Tina Fey if you happened to get her alone — perhaps in a closet? Well, newly mustachioed 7 Minutes in Heaven host Mike O’Brien has managed to score just such an opportunity in the latest episode of the Yahoo! series, and he sure takes advantage of it. We get a 1.5-second Sarah Palin impression, learn some of Fey’s innermost thoughts about The Cosby Show, and discover what it might look like if Liz Lemon were to appear on Breaking Bad. We only wish that 7 Minutes in Heaven were actually long enough to live up to its title, because we could watch Fey do improv amid clothing for hours.
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