Tina Fey is gonna host the 39th premiere of Saturday Night Live. According to many sources, the Daily News being one of them, Ms. Fey will host the show on September 28 with musical guest Arcade Fire. Arcade Fire has their first new song out in almost 2 years and it features one Mr. David Bowie singing in the background (Entertainment Weekly).
SOME VERY IMPORTANT QUESTIONS HERE:
– Do you still watch SNL?
– Will you watch Tina Fey’s new show?
– Which era of David Bowie is your favorite?
– What do you like to eat on your pasta?
September 10, 2013 at 4:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
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.
August 15, 2013 at 11:30 am by Jennifer
TIME Magazine put out their “Most Influential Icon” (of the last decade) list out and take the #2 spot is Lady Gaga, with Barack Obama right behind her. The #1 Most Influential person is politician Aung San Suu Kyi.
It would help to know what their criteria is and what they consider “influential.” In terms of pop culture, music, and fashion, yeah Lady Gaga is definitely more influential than the President of the United States. They say it’s by who has “had the most impact on our world over the last decade.” Oh, okay, thanks for the specificities.
It’s worth mentioning that TIME didn’t exactly choose these on their own. They came up with a list of people they deemed influential and then asked the public to vote. So that explains a lot. She has a lot of fans who really love her, and she loves them right back.
And hey, it could be worse. At least they didn’t include Bieber this time.
April 17, 2013 at 5:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Mean Girls, the insanely quotable Tina Fey Film, is being made into a Broadway musical. It’s in the very early stages but Vulture spoke to Ms. Fey’s husband, Jeff Richmond (who is writing the music), and provided some details:
It’s all just laid out structure-wise right now. That’s how early we are. Because you have to take a three-act structure and turn it into a two-act structure and start thinking about it like that, and we’re working! [...] I think there will be a fair amount of songs to move the action forward, but because Tina’s dialogue in the movie is so funny, there will be a lot of room in there for that, for sure. We’re going to keep those jokes in there. ‘Fetch’ will be a song, for sure, absolutely. And it will probably reprise itself at some point, just so you know. Gretchen Wieners will have a song. That’s all I can say. But it is fun to think about who is going to get a song — like, Damian will have a couple of songs.
I can see the track listing now!
1. 4 For You Glen Coco!
2. We Must Stab Caesar (Gretchen’s Revenge)
3. All Carb Diet (Regina’s Song)
4. On Wednesdays We Wear Pink
5. Why Are You White? (Africa!)
My favorite Mean Girls line is probably, “Danny DeVito, I love your work!” What’s yours?
March 6, 2013 at 4:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
There was a time when talking about 30 Rock would have been really niche – a time before Tina Fey had ever met Oprah or hosted the Golden Globes with real-life homegirl Amy Poehler (who I also adore); a time when she was best known as the chick with glasses who hosted Weekend Update on SNL next to Jimmy Fallon, who used to be a total hunk and kind of still is. Anyway, I digress.
30 Rock aired its final episode on Thursday night after seven occasionally rocky but generally irreverent, strange and absolutely hilarious seasons and it’s safe to say it’ll be missed from NBC’s comedy line-up. Hell, it’ll be missed from any network’s line-up. Liz Lemon, brilliantly embodied by Tina, unwittingly became a mascot for a new, more relaxed brand of feminism and confronted issues of race, class, sexuality, misogyny and more in a satirical and sometimes uncomfortably spot-on way that was so clever, we often found ourselves laughing before what the characters were really saying sunk in.
On paper, 30 Rock never should have worked. It was overtly topical and offered brutal commentary on social issues that most people – particularly the white, middle-class demographic that Liz Lemon herself inhabited – could never accept, let alone warm to. Of course they eventually did, as the show has been lauded by critics, awards ceremonies and fans alike. Still, even Tina Fey thought 30 Rock didn’t stand a chance in hell to stay on the air past the first season.
She told TV Guide:
“This absolutely should have been 12 episodes, so people could say, ‘That show was amazing. I can’t believe it was canceled.’ The fact that we got far enough along that those same people can now say, ‘It’s not good anymore’ is a triumph in itself.”
We’re definitely glad that didn’t happen. If it had, we wouldn’t have got to see Alec Baldwin’s Jack as Thomas Jefferson, who rode a horse all the way from heaven to give Tracy an important message, Jane Krasinski’s Jenna method acting for a Janis Joplin biopic (which became Jackie Jormp-Jomp due to licensing issues) or James Franco fall in love with his Japanese body pillow, Kimiko. And those are just to name a few. What were your favorite 30 Rock moments?
February 1, 2013 at 7:30 am by Jennifer
In a recent interview with E! Online, Tina Fey claims that she’d love to bring ‘Mean Girls’ to Broadway, and what’s more, she wants to drag Mariah Carey into the fold.
“Maybe! We want to. I would love to,” Tina Fey told E! News on the red carpet at the SAG Awards. “I’m trying to develop it with my husband, who does all the music for 30 Rock and I think Paramount’s onboard.”
Grool! And Tina already has one musician in mind to take on one of the now-iconic parts: Mariah Carey.
“I loved it!” Tina gushed when asked about the recent American Idol fight between Mariah and fellow judge Nicki Minaj over Mean Girls. “And I think Mariah won. Like, Mariah seemed to really know all the characters.”
During the spat, Ms. Carey was adamant that she was no Regina George and Tina agrees: “Maybe she can play Amy Poehler’s part in the musical.”
Uh, yes please. We can totally see Mariah dolled up in a pink suede jump suit. She is a cool mom, after all. And perhaps Tommy Lee Jones can play her put-upon husband, what with the grumpy face he showcased at the Golden Globes.
“Every time we came out I felt like, not only was Tommy Lee Jones looking at me, but looking at me like he was so mad at me,” Fey recalled. “But I think that might just be his face.”
No word on if Lindsay wants to claim the Regina George role, because there’s no way in hell she could pull off the innocent, sweet part of Cady Heron in a reprisal. It just won’t happen.