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Wednesday
Mar062013

Amy Poehler, Tina Fey Respond to Taylor Swift's Criticism

Paul Drinkwater/NBC(LOS ANGELES) -- In the new issue of Vanity Fair, Taylor Swift says she wasn't happy about the fact that Tina Fey and Amy Poehler poked fun at her at the Golden Globes earlier this year.

On stage at the Golden Globes, Tina announced, "You know what, Taylor Swift?  You stay away from Michael J. Fox's son." 

Poehler added, "Or go for it," but then said, "No, she needs some 'me' time to learn about herself."

Addressing the topic of mean girls with Vanity Fair, Taylor quotes Katie Couric saying, "She said to me she had heard a quote that she loves that said, 'There's a special place in hell for women who don't help other women.'"

Asked for her reaction to Taylor's comments in the Vanity Fair article, Poehler told The Hollywood Reporter, "Aw, I feel bad if she was upset.  I am a feminist, and she is a young and talented girl."

Poehler then added, "That being said, I do agree I am going to hell.  But for other reasons.  Mostly boring tax stuff."

For her part, Fey tells Entertainment Tonight, "I did not see that one coming.  It was a joke, it was a lighthearted joke."

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Wednesday
Feb272013

Tina Fey: 'No Way' She'd Host Oscars

ABC/RICK ROWELL(NEW YORK) -- Despite a bit in this year's Academy Awards telecast that had William Shatner pleading from the future that she and Amy Poehler would host The Oscars telecast, Tina Fey is saying, "No way."

In an interview with The Huffington Post, Fey admitted it was, "an honor to be 'Shatnered'" during the Seth MacFarlane-hosted show, but the job's not for her.

"I just feel like that gig is so hard," says Fey, who recently hosted the Golden Globes.  "Especially for, like, a woman -- the amount of months that would be spent trying on dresses alone -- no way."

Incidentally, MacFarlane also tweeted "No way," to a fan who asked him if he'd host The Oscars again.

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Wednesday
Jan092013

Amy Poehler, Tina Fey Reveal Golden Globes Drinking Game

Gavin Bond/NBC(NEW YORK) -- Nobody knows what to expect when Amy Poehler and Tina Fey take the stage Sunday to host the Golden Globes. Not even them.

The Saturday Night Live alums claim to The Hollywood Reporter that they haven’t prepared anything yet for the awards show and they haven’t seen many of the movies.

“I just watched The Impossible, which is unbelievable. Holy moly, it was so good,” Poehler said. “The young actor in that, Tom Holland, best acting I’ve seen all year. He’s not nominated for a Golden Globe, but I might accidentally read his name.”

The hosts hinted there could be some Scientology jokes on Sunday — a reference to Ricky Gervais‘ controversial jokes when he hosted from 2010 to 2012 — but said no one should be afraid. All they really care about is looking good.

“Everyone says, ‘Make sure you’re enjoying doing it and make sure you have fun and keep it loose.’ I think Tina and I aren’t worried about that,” Poehler said. “We just want to make sure we look amazing. We don’t care what we say. I have to get my head peel done before Jan. 13.”

“I want to look like a really young candle,” Fey, 42, joked.

One thing viewers can expect at the awards is a lot of drinking.

“Having been in a lot of those awards shows, the Golden Globes are more fun because you can drink. It’s just that easy,” Poehler said.

So for all the fans at home, the Parks and Rec and 30 Rock stars created their very own Golden Globes drinking game with some pretty awesome rules:

  1. Drink every time an actress cries in a speech, or you see a person actively not listening to someone onstage, or someone says, “I didn’t prepare anything!”
  2. Eat a meatball sub any time anyone thanks producer Harvey Weinstein.
  3. Take off an article of clothing every time the cameras show Judi Dench and any time Maggie Smith wins.

Regardless of whether or not you play, with these two women at the helm, the Globes are pretty much guaranteed to be a riot.

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Tuesday
Oct162012

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Tapped to Host the Golden Globes

Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic | Jason Kempin/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- A pair of NBC actresses will host the Golden Globe Awards in January.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which presents the Globes, announced Monday night that 30 Rock star Tina Fey and Parks and Recreation's Amy Poehler will emcee the 70th Golden Globe Awards.  NBC will air the ceremony live from Beverly Hills on Jan. 13.

The president of the HFPA said in a statement, "The unparalleled comedic timing of Tina and Amy will surely have viewers wanting to tune in to see them in action."

Fey and Poehler have a long history together.  They worked together on Saturday Night Live and in the 2008 film Baby Mama.

Fey has won two Golden Globes for her performance on 30 Rock.

Ricky Gervais hosted the previous three Globes telecasts, courting controversy with his snarky remarks directed at celebrities.

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Thursday
Sep292011

Tina Fey, Eva Longoria: Hollywood's Highest-Paid TV Actresses

Jason Kempin/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The 10 women on Forbes' Highest-Paid TV Actresses list earned a total of $94 million between May 2010 and May 2011. That may seem like a lot, but consider their movie peers: Just the top three women in movies earned almost as much combined ($88 million).

So yes, women make a lot less in TV than they do if they are big movie stars, but there are advantages. Working mothers with TV roles usually get to stay in L.A. (or New York) instead of having to jet around the world to film locations. There's a steady paycheck and no worrying about Angelina Jolie beating you out for the part in the next big film.

And usually the roles are better. None of the women on our list play the doting girlfriend or the damsel in distress. They all portray strong-willed, well-rounded women who have the room to grown and change over the course of many seasons.

Both Tina Fey and Eva Longoria tied for first place, having earned $13 million between May 2010 and May 2011.

In addition to starring on 30 Rock, Fey is the producer and head writer. And while the show hasn't been a massive rating success for Comcast's NBC network, it has developed the kind of loyal following that laps up DVDs and watches the shows again and again. 30 Rock is now in syndication on Fox and Comedy Central. Fey's unique take on the work-place comedy is a big part of the reason the show draws such loyal fans. Who else but Fey could coin a term like lizzing?

You don't see too many female crime investigators in the movies but two women make our list with those TV roles: Mariska Hargitay and Marg Helgenberger.

The pair tie for third place with Marcia Cross. Each of the three women earned an estimated $10 million during the same time frame.

Helgenberg has anchored the original CSI on CBS for 11 years now. In that time much of the rest of the cast has rotated. She's now acting opposite her third male lead: Ted Danson. The former Cheers actor took over from Laurence Fishburne, who had starred in the show for two and a half seasons. Hargitay has also become a television mainstay. She's a big part of the reason Law & Order: SVU (now in its 13th season) has become the most successful part of the Dick Wolf franchise. Between new and syndicated episodes SVU pulls in an average 53 million viewers per week.

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Monday
Aug152011

New Babies for Jessica Alba, Tina Fey; Hilary Duff Expecting

Jesse Grant/WireImage/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Jessica Alba is a new mom. She gave birth on Saturday to her second child with husband Cash Warren. Their baby girl's name is Haven Garner Warren. Alba, who stars in the new film Spy Kids: All the Time in the World, wrote on her Facebook page, "She was born on Saturday, weighed 7lbs, and was 19 inches long. Healthy and happy! Big Sister Honor couldn’t be more excited about the new addition to our family." Honor is three years old.

30 Rock star Tina Fey also has a new addition to her family. The 41-year-old Emmy-winner and her husband, Jeffrey Richmond, welcomed a baby girl named Penelope Athena Richmond on Wednesday, according to People magazine. The couple also has a five-year-old daughter.

Hilary Duff is preparing for her own bundle of joy. On the one-year anniversary of her wedding, Duff announced Sunday that she's expecting her first child with her husband, NHL player Mike Comrie. The 23-year-old Duff wrote on her website, "We...want to share the exciting news that...BABY MAKES THREE!!! We are extremely happy and ready to start this new chapter of our lives."

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Saturday
Aug132011

Tina Fey Welcomes Second Baby Girl

Jason Kempin/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- It’s another girl for Tina Fey who welcomed her second daughter with husband Jeffrey Richmond Wednesday.

E! Online reports that the 41-year-old Emmy-winning actress and writer named her newest daughter Penelope after the Greek mythology character.

The comedian called her second pregnancy "easy."

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Wednesday
Aug032011

Life After Baldwin: Will '30 Rock' Survive?

Dario Cantatore/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Just because Alec Baldwin has made it known he's looking to leave 30 Rock after this upcoming season, that doesn't mean Tina Fey and company are leaving with him.

Executive producer Lorne Michaels tells New York magazine's Vulture website that he "really can't" see the show ending anytime soon, with or without Baldwin.

"I can't imagine doing the show without Alec, but I couldn't imagine doing [Saturday Night Live] without Chevy [Chase], and we're still on the air," he said.

"It's got a lot of life and vitality and we all want to keep it going."

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Friday
Apr082011

Alec Baldwin Wants 'Five More Seasons' of '30 Rock'

PRNewsFoto/Turner Classic Movies(LOS ANGELES) -- Alec Baldwin is backing off his claim that 30 Rock will end after next season.

The Emmy-winning actor made waves earlier this week by telling New York magazine the critically-acclaimed comedy wound conclude its run after next season, when his contracts expires, as well as that of fellow star Tina Fey.  However, he changed his opinion in his regular column on The Huffington Post Thursday.

"Gosh,” he wrote, “I want to take the opportunity to state that although my days on network TV may be numbered, I hope 30 Rock goes on forever.  Or at least as long as everyone involved desires.  Next year hopefully won't be the last.  Kenneth can run the network.  Jenna will get her own talk show.  Tracy will become mayor of New York.  Then resign to go raise exotic reptiles.  And Lemon will go do.... just about anything she sets her mind to.  Here's to five more seasons."

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Thursday
Apr072011

Pregnant Tina Fey on Agony Over Second Child

Al Goldstein | NBC Universal(NEW YORK) -- For Tina Fey, getting pregnant again was more than half the battle.

The 30 Rock creator and star revealed on a just-taped episode of Oprah to air April 12 that she's expecting baby number two with her husband, Jeff Richmond. The news follows the Tuesday release of her book, Bossypants, in which she agonizes over whether to have a second child. (She and Richmond have a five-year-old daughter, Alice.)

In the book, Fey acknowledges she doesn't have a lot of time to have another child.

"I debate the second-baby issue when I can't sleep," she writes. "'Should I? No. I want to. I can't. I must. Of course not. I should try immediately.' I get up to go to the bathroom and study myself in the mirror. Do I look like someone who should be pregnant? I look good for 40, but I have the quaggy jawline and hollow cheeks of a mom, not a pregnant lady. It's now or never. This decision can't be delayed."

While Fey could devote herself to making movies and TV shows, she wonders how fulfilling that would be.

"And what's so great about work anyway?" she writes. "Work won't visit you when you're old. Work won't drive you to get a mammogram and take you out after for soup.…Hollywood be damned. I'll just be unemployable and labeled crazy in five years anyway."

Fey admits that when her daughter says, "I wish I had a baby sister," she's "stricken with guilt and panic." The pressure built up to a point that caused her to break down in her gynecologist's office.

"I went for my annual checkup and, tired of carrying this anxiety around, burst into tears the moment she said hello," Fey writes in Bossypants. "I laid it all out for her, and the main thing I took away from our conversation was the kind of simple observation that only an impartial third party can provide: 'Either way, everything will be fine.'"

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