David Letterman‘s retirement is looming ever closer, and Tina Fey decided she needed to do something special to commemorate what would be her last appearance on The Late Show as we know it on Thursday night. What did she do? Oh, you know, just stripped down out of her dress and into her custom-made “Goodbye, Dave” spandex undergarments. You know… as you do.
I love me some Tina Fey, and she does seem to have a bit of a soft spot for Letterman, but I doubt this is the last time we’ll see her on a talk show, as she jokingly suggested.
Also, thank god more stars are talking about how they are sucked in with Spanx nonstop. I mean, most of us kinda figured that, but it’s comforting to know that celebs are “just like us”.
Somehow, Lindsay Lohan managed to clean up and show off a glimmer of her former, non-drug addled self when she met up with Tina Fey during the recent Mean Girls reunion. She looks so healthy and young and glowy! I’m assuming this pic was Photoshopped to high heavens, but I don’t even care. Get yours, Lindsay.
Lindsay actually posted this photo to her Instagram page a couple of days ago and then deleted it. A lot of people were wondering why, but it seems this was an exclusive to Entertainment Weekly’s upcoming issue, so she probably got told off.
Side note: Anyone think the Mean Girls hysteria is a bit over-the-top? I mean, it was good, yeah, but was it THAT good? I’m not too sure…
Jennifer Lawrence at her most Jennifer Lawrenciest.
The Golden Globes happened last night and man, what a trainwreck! People were drunk and cursing all over the place. And Clooney wasn’t even there.
But you know what was there? The best, worst, and most WTF celebrity fashion had to offer. Let’s take a look through all these GG outfits and pick out which ones were deserving of BEST, WORST, and WTF.
Unfortunately, the opening monologue was the longest we got to see Tina Fey and Amy Poehler at last night’s Golden Globes performance (and they’re the only Golden Globes post you’ll get around here until Catherine’s fashion post later today), but boy, did they make it worth it. These ladies know funny, and they had some amazing jokes in there. The full video is below, but in case you’re at work and can’t watch or just don’t feel like it (hey, I’m lazy too, I understand), I’ll put a few highlights below. The whole thing really is worth watching, though.
“Meryl Streep is here. She was so brilliant in August: Osage County, proving that there are still great roles for Meryl Streeps over 60.”
“[The film] is up for several awards this year. If I wanted to see Jonah Hill masturbate at a pool party, I’d go to one of Jonah Hill’s pool parties.”
“Woody Allen is the recipient of this year’s Cecil B DeMille Award, just a few years after Martin Scorsese won. I assume the award is for tiniest man with the biggest glasses.”
“Matthew McConaughey did great work this year in Dallas Buyers Club. He lost 45lbs for the role… which is what actresses call ‘being in a movie’.”
(On Gravity): “George Clooney would rather float off into space and die than spend time with a woman his own age.”
All in all, the broadcast actually went pretty quickly, which is a blessing when you’re talking about a three hour show. What were the best bits? What did you hate? Jacqueline Bisset being a total weirdo (too weird for Mia Farrow, as she pointed out on her Twitter account) was a lowlight, but Emma Thompson being equally as wasted and yet still totally graceful was divine.
Tina Fey is crazy talented, so it’s no surprise that networks are keen to pick up any project she pitches. After 30 Rock‘s critical success, while not always reflected in the ratings, made sure that pretty much anything she touches from here on out will turn to gold.
After selling a pilot to NBC over the summer, she’s now gone and got another project greenlit by Fox. This one sounds pretty funny, and will reunite her with some old 30 Rock colleagues including Robert Carlock (who’s also in on the NBC show) and Matt Hubbard.
We guess it was unlikely that NBC would snap up both of Tina Fey’s new sitcoms. It’s for the best. Everyone knows they produce more failed pilots than the French air force. While Fey’s doomsday cult comedy is headed over to NBC, Fox has officially ordered a pilot for the multi-cam pitch she co-created with Matt Hubbard and Robert Carlock, which as you might recall is about the first class of male students at a women’s college. How I Meet Your Mother‘s Pam Fryman will direct and executive produce, an idea we absolutely peacock. No, sorry. We fox it. We fox that idea very much.
Yup, I love it. In case you forgot, Tooken, her NBC show, stars Ellie Kemper and is about a woman who escapes from a doomsday cult by moving to New York. Also promising! Here’s hoping Fey has serious involvement in both and can make them as funny or funnier than 30 Rock. I still miss that show!
30 Rock is easily one of the best comedies to have aired in the past 10 years, but unfortunately we said goodbye to it once and for all earlier this year after seven great seasons. Tina Fey was the mastermind behind the show, and everyone has been waiting to see what she’d do with that NBC development deal she’s been keeping safely tucked away. Seems like we finally got some news on that: she’s developing a new show!
30 Rock creator/co-showrunner Tina Fey and co-showrunner Robert Carlock are back in business together and with NBC, backing another female-centered workplace project by a young female comedy writer. NBC has bought an untitled comedy from 30 Rock writer-producer Colleen McGuinness, which is being executive produced by Fey and Carlock through Universal Television, where both are based. Written and executive produced by McGuinness, the project, said to be in the vein of Cheers, is a character-driven workplace comedy where a young woman in search of reconnecting with her father finds a new home and family on Fire Island. This marks the first project from Fey’s Little Stranger production company under the four-year deal she inked with Uni TV last fall.
I’m not sure how I feel about the premise of the show, especially since Fey’s level of involvement is unclear from this initial report. I know a lot of people think she’s overrated, but she knows scripted comedy, that much is for sure.