Everyone has that person on their street or in their apartment who lives alone, has multiple cats, and everyone silently is secretly freaked out by. Reading this autobiography can make you feel just like that person especially when you’re sitting alone at Starbucks cackling really weirdly because damn, Tina Fey really is that funny. That’s when everyone is suddenly freaked out by you and will probably try to get away from you. But again, this book is so funny, that you won’t even care.
If you’ve heard of Tina Fey, you know that she is one of the funniest women to ever grace television or the big screen. Her autobiography keeps on track with her witty persona and page after page, it’s as if you are being punched in the throat with her sometimes cheesy one-liners.
Just when you thought Tina Fey called it quits with Sarah Palin, she brings back her impression of the former governor for our enjoyment.
Fey has been asked numerous times to do her famous impression of the politician but has said no. She even shot down the opportunity during this year’s Golden Globes saying that it was gone. It took an appearance on Inside the Actor Studio and its host James Lipton to get her to go back into the mindset of Sarah Palin.
As usual, Fey killed it. She satirized the conservative view on same sex marriage and gun control, and even doled out a little fashion advice concerning Palin’s famous ‘do (“Well, I’m a fan of the bump-it.”).
Tina Fey, you are my hero.
In the world of celebrity news, there’s no shortage of hits and misses. This week, T-Swift gets feisty, Justin Bieber upsets fans, and bffs Cameron Diaz and Drew Barrymore get their tan on.
HIT: Kylie Jenner and Jaden Smith Hang Out
Could this be the beginning stages of puppy love? Kylie Jenner and Jaden Smith have been friends for a while but according to a source who revealed to Us Weekly, the two are dating! The young stars were most recently spotted together on a lunch date at Caffe Nero in London’s famous Piccadilly Square on Sunday, Jaden was in town to celebrate Justin Bieber’s 19th birthday.
MISS: T-Swift Disses Tina Fey and Amy Poehler
Come on Taylor, can’t you take a joke? Let’s be real here, If you’re a celebrity who’s recently made some headlines and you’re attending the Golden Globes that happen to be hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, prepare to be made fun of.
Swift, who is known to test the waters so to speak, was the subject of a Fey-Poehler joke during the Globes. The duo said that Swift should keep her hands off of Michael J. Fox’s son, Sam, the night’s Mr. Golden Globes. Taylor was not impressed… I guess the wounds are still fresh because who could forget Swift’s split from One Directioner, Harry Styles.
In a new interview with Vanity Fair Tay-tay had some words of her own. While on the topic of mean girls, Swift said, ”You know, Katie Couric is one of my favorite people because she said to me she had heard a quote that she loved that said, ‘There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.’”
Fey spoke to Us Weekly. “It was just a joke, and I think it was actually a very benign joke.” Poehler also commented, she told the Hollywood Reporter, ”…I feel bad if she was upset. I am a feminist, and she is a young and talented girl, that being said, I do agree I am going to hell. But for other reasons. Mostly boring tax stuff.”
I think I need to arrange a group hug for these three.
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Vanity Fair revealed that their April cover girl is none-other than Taylor Swift on Tuesday. The magazine also released a preview of the accompanying interview to help promote the issue. Just within that snippet was the key to make the internet turn on the country singer. Swift unwisely decided to comment on the time funny ladies and rulers of the world Amy Poehler and Tina Fey made a joke about her at this year’s Golden Globes.
Taylor was quoted as saying: “You know, Katie Couric is one of my favorite people…Because she said to me she had heard a quote that she loved, that said, ‘There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.’”
One, that’s a quote from famed feminist Madeleine Albright and two, no one messes with Poehler and Fey, and I mean no one. Because this is the kind of class you’ll be met with:
“Aw, I feel bad if she was upset,” Poehler told the Hollywood Reporter. “I am a feminist, and she is a young and talented girl. That being said, I do agree I am going to hell. But for other reasons. Mostly boring tax stuff. ”
“If anyone was going to get mad at us, I thought it would be James Cameron,” said Fey to ETOnline.com. “I did not see that one coming. It was a joke, it was a lighthearted joke.”
For the record, if Amy Poehler and Tina Fey made a joke about me, I would be crying because a) they knew of my existence and b) how potentially awesome that joke was.
Anyways, if Amy Poehler is going to hell for making fun of Taylor Swift or tax stuff, there should also be special places in Hades’ underworld for people who:
… put their bags on an empty seat when the bus is full
… don’t squeeze the toothpaste from the bottom of the tube
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Movie sequels occasionally work if the script is a thoughtful continuation of the first film, but if they’re done badly, they end up recycling old storylines with a D-list cast for a quick buck. Then there are those sequels that are so bad, the movie studio tucks them into a deep, dark abyss of an alleyway to prevent you from seeing them. These are their stories.
Mean Girls 2
Despite multiple offers by Paramount to write the sequel, Tina Fey distanced herself from the monstrosity that is Mean Girls 2. The only actor who returned to the franchise was Tim Meadows, who played Principal Duvall. Coincidentally (or not?), he’s also starring in another upcoming sequel — Grown Ups 2. No surprise, the first 25 seconds of the trailer is swallowed by our favourite moments from the original film, because the new script doesn’t have two legs to stand on. The plot is essentially the same as the first, except Cady is replaced by Jo, a 17-year-old tomboy who lives with her father, and the lead Plastic is brunette instead of blonde. WOAH, slow down Mean Girls 2, you’re blowing my mind.
I was OBSESSED with Reese Witherspoon’s Legally Blonde when it came out in 2001 and watched it every year before school started. It was a tradition, so don’t JUDGE me thank you. That’s why it hurts my fragile soul to hear the Oscar-winning actress and blonde bombshell thought producing Legally Blondes (notice the plurality) would be a smart idea even after the failure of Legally Blonde 2 — the whole thing reeks of irony. In this stand alone triquel, the youngest cousins of Elle Woods must defend themselves when their school’s reigning forces frame them for a crime. The randomly British twins find strength in their Chihuahuas and use the school code to defend their pink-dominated wardrobe. Amurca’s about freedom of choice y’all.
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In the world of celebrity news, there’s no shortage of hits and misses. This week, Selena Gomez practically tells us who her favourite One Directioner is and Chris Brown gets into a fight with Frank Ocean.
HIT: Selena Gomez would kiss Zayn from One Direction
Single Selena Gomez recently dished to Extra! that she wouldn’t mind stealing a smooch from One Direction’s Zayn Malik. Doesn’t that sound like a great new relationship? She’s single, he’s s— oh, no. No, he is not single but I wouldn’t be surprise if he were currently headed for one considering his recently cheating scandal. Malik (who’s attached to pop star Perrie Edwards) had a one-night stand with a waitress. Oooooh! Can’t wait to see how this plays out!
MISS: Chris Brown and Frank Ocean got into a fight
Chris Brown can’t seem to stay out of trouble as the village idiot picked a fight with fellow Grammy nominee, Frank Ocean. The confrontation allegedly escalated when Ocean left Brown’s handshake hanging or over a parking space. Ocean and Brown acknowledged the scuffle on the Internet in their own respective ways. Ocean tweeted the incident and added, “”Cut my finger now I can’t play w/two hands at the Grammys,” while Brown practically compared himself to Jesus on the cross on Instagram. Brown has since made his account on the photo sharing website private and is currently under investigation. GO TEAM OCEAN!
HIT: Bradley Cooper took off his shirt at a spin class causing women to fall off their bikes
In his quest of perpetual handsomeness, current best actor nominee Bradley Cooper hit up a spin class in New York City for a quick work out and caused a lot of women to fall off their bikes. According to the New York Post, the actor tried to be incognito and wore a long sleeved shirt for most of the class until he decided to whip it off at the very end. The Post’s sources said at that point “girls were literally falling off their bikes,” but “he was super gracious” to the fans that had the courage to say hello after class. I hope someone took the opportunity to ask him out because he is single.
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This morning Broadway.com and Huffington Post confirmed Tina Fey has plans to send Mean Girls to the Great White Way. Fey told E! News: “I’m trying to develop it, actually, with my husband, who does all the music for 30 Rock. And I think Paramount’s onboard.” She’s also thinking of Mariah Carey for Amy Poehler’s role.
Um, WHAT? Some might find this sad, but I find this oddly exciting. I’m already thinking of the great power houses and melodramatic ballads that need to be included. Naturally, I think Lea Michele needs to be involved. No one does powerhouse, dramatic ballads like her!
People are generally really excited:
The internet has been casting for this musical before Tina Fey confirmed the musical this morning. Lets take a look shall we? Read more…
HIT: The 2013 Golden Globes Award Show
This year’s Golden Globes can only be described as “perfection,” and here’s only some of the reasons why:
Seriously, best awards show. Ever.
MISS: Twitter reactions to Jennifer Lawrence’s acceptance speech
Twitter went a little crazy when our lovely J-Law started her speech with “What does it say? I beat Meryl!” The backlash was a bit disappointing considering I saw it coming from some prominent industry figures (and Lindsay Lohan) because you’d think they know that J-Law was simply quoting the 1996 movie, The First Wives Club. Unfortunately, she had to explain the joke to everyone who’s not on Tumblr while on Late Night with David Letterman on Tuesday night. While her on-stage joke may not have gotten the reception she was looking for, she will have the chance to try again when she hosts Saturday Night Live this weekend.
HIT: One Direction visits Ghana for charity
One Direction is currently in Ghana in support of the U.K. charity, Comic Relief. The five visited Accra, the country’s capital, to meet people who have received donations and support from the charity. While the boys are doing a very nice thing, we do hope they don’t over-generalize the living conditions in Ghana. Hopefully, their world travels have taught them to see both sides of every place so those stuck at home (a.k.a. me) can see the natural beauty of Ghana.
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Calling out Taylor Swift
Adele high fives James Bond after winning Best Original Song for “SkyFall”
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler’s alter egos
Posing during their nominations
Glenn Close being drunk
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Proving just how witty she is again, Tina Fey opens up about what she really thinks about Twitter.
Telling viewers why she doesn’t have an account herself, she admits that everyone should have a license to use the social networking site because some people are just “so f*cking boring that they should shut up.”
I agree Tina. Which is why I consistently don’t understand why random people continue to follow me and expect me to follow them back. Like do I really need to know what you’re eating? I have no idea who you are!!!!
But in all honesty, Tina should totally get a Twitter as she would make the social networking site less boring. She’s a QUEEN.
Watch the video here:
HIT: Beyoncé directing HBO Doc on Herself
We’re already predicting that Queen Bey will OWN 2013. On top of headlining the Super Bowl half-time show and reportedly releasing new music in the next year, she’ll now also direct an HBO documentary on herself. Between her and Jay Z (you’ve seen this adorable video of him talking to an old lady on the subway, right?), there’s no doubt Blue Ivy will be an ambitious, thoughtful young lady.
MISS: Channing Tatum to Take a Break from Acting
According to Entertainment Weekly, Mr. Sexiest Man of the Year has decided to take a year-long break in the near future to focus on finding a project to direct with his production partner. Take a deep breath, ladies, here’s a tissue. It’s just a break. After the kind of year Tatum has had (pretty much a movie every two months), you wouldn’t want to see him overexposed and burned out, right? Anyways, four for you, Channing Tatum. You go, Channing Tatum.
HIT: GIFs of Justin Timberlake During his Male Pageant Days
Go call Honey Boo Boo Child and tell her all future pageants are cancelled because Justin Timberlake just won all the awards (even though this took place years ago, but we’ll ignore that)! Thanks to the lovely folks at Buzzfeed, we can now marvel as Timberlake coyly plays with the audience during his young pageant days. Together now: I can’t even. This is too precious. SQUEAL!
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In the world of celebrity news, there’s no shortage of hits and misses. This week, Amy Poehler and Tina Fey are slated to host the Golden Globes and Aaron Carter thinks Justin Bieber’s “Beauty and the Beast” video looks like “Aaron’s Party.”
HIT: Amy Poehler and Tina Fey to host the Golden Globes
Unlike most celebrities at the Golden Globes, I liked Ricky Gervais and his snarky humour just fine but these two SNL alums can make do the ugly laugh/cry at any moment. Just so we’re clear, this is how I feel about the golden duo hosting the Globes in January: 1) CRYING, 2) ALL THE FEELS, and 3) FOUR FOR YOU GLEN COCO. YOU GO, GLEN COCO. Need I say more?
MISS: Aaron Carter thinks Justin Bieber copied him
On Monday, former teen star Aaron Carter tweeted, “Justin Bieber’s new video reminds me of my video for Aaron’s Party.” Carter must be slightly delusional if he thinks Justin Bieber’s video for “Beauty and the Beat” is a rip-off. If so, he might as well add the likes of Janet Jackson, Katy Perry and any other artist who’s done a house party video. Carter’s not as original as he would like us to believe or else he’d still be famous.
HIT: Megan Fox had her baby weeks ago
Megan Fox gave birth to her son Noah Shannon Green on September 27th which was weeks ago. According to her Facebook page, she wanted to announce the news herself instead of someone leaking it. ”…He is healthy, happy, and perfect,” she wrote. “We are humbled to have the opportunity to call ourselves the parents of this beautiful soul and I am forever grateful to God for allowing me to know this kind of boundless, immaculate love.” The obligatory congratulations goes out to the happy couple and their beautiful bundle of joy as well as an additional pat on the back for keeping it a secret for so long. I think that a) people must not really care about Megan Fox anymore if no one is stalking her, or b) she gave birth in the middle of California desert to avoid the paparazzi.
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“Sweet Life” — Frank Ocean
A few days ago, Frank Ocean posted an extremely vulnerable story on his blog about his first time falling in love with a man — an unprecedented step for a newcomer, or really any musician, in the hip hop industry. Since then, there has been a flurry of tweets, statuses, blog posts, and the like, regarding the R&B crooner’s unexpected move. However, Ocean has already moved on, releasing a new track from his upcoming, highly anticipated album Channel Orange, called “Sweet Life.” Produced by Pharell, the retro inspired track lays a jazzy keyboard over a whimsical bassline to complement Ocean’s smooth harmonies. Channel Orange drops on July 17th.
“Cherry Wine” — Nas and Amy Winehouse
Amy Winehouse fans will be happy to know they can hear a brand new track featuring the songstress who suddenly passed away last year. “Cherry Wine,” off rapper Nas’ upcoming album Life is Good, was recorded in 2008 when Nas and Winehouse were working on a different track, “Like Smoke.” The song stayed hidden for four years and Nas himself wasn’t keen on releasing the record. Thank goodness he decided to go ahead with it, because it really is a gem. The oldschool beat, Winehouse’s laidback vocals, and Nas’ on-par rhymes are beautiful together. The only complaint I have about the record is that Winehouse will never be able to perform it live. A bittersweet release, but a great first posthumous jam for Winehouse. Catch Cherry Wine on Nas’ Life is Good, released on July 17.
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Tina Fey is an accomplished actress, writer and comedienne but the 42-year-old was missing something in her life. Rap. Let’s say her new life course was the direct consequence of a confusing mid-life crisis, except it really wasn’t, but it just makes the story more interesting.
Fey was recruited by comedian/rapper Childish Gambino to spew out the closing lyrics on his song “Real Estate.” The duo are also joined by Atlanta rappers Alley Boy and Swank.
Fey’s intense rap style is semi-threatening, as though she’s beckoning you to mess with her. She’s also very honest with her lyrics: “This is the part where most people would say something crazy and drop the n-word after it/ Not going to, not gonna do that/ I don’t feel comfortable/ I’m out!”
The song is from the Royalty mixtape offered as a free download by Childish Gambino.
Listen to it here:
At times, Zach Galifianakis’ interview with Tina Fey seems uncomfortably real. She calls the host out during his show Between Two Ferns for his cowardly interview style, after he admits she’s pretty funny for a girl and interrupts the interview to eat food.
“There is a level of malice to your whole behaviour and questioning style,” she said. “It’s almost like you’re being willfully obtuse in these question to make some kind of vague point about the fatuous nature of celebrity interviews, which is a pretty well trod observation.” DAYAAM.
The interview is awkwardness at it’s best. They’re such good actors, they almost have us fooled.
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We saw a lot of white at the Oscars tonight, but the shade wasn’t my favourite. It looked a little too bridal and boring to me. It also washed out some ladies on camera, like Rooney Mara. Long sleeves were another big look, which I personally loved. Some critics deemed it too “mature” but who cares about those rules anyway?
Ladies in colour, Michelle Williams and Emma Stone
My absolute favourite look of the night goes to Michelle Williams who wore a coral Louis Vuitton gown. It looked like a vibrant red on camera but this photo really brings out the coral. She paired it with a simple necklace and brooch. She can do no wrong!
Emma Stone wore a beautiful red haute couture dress by Giambattista Valli. I know there will be a bit of disagreement about the bow but I like that she’s fearless. There was some chatter that her dress was too similar to one of Nicole Kidman’s past dresses, but that doesn’t make it any less beautiful. Especially considering how many similar little black dresses we see on the carpet each year.
Sarah Hyland’s lilac dress was a little too prom for me. I like the cap sleeve on her right shoulder but found the cut to be a little plain. I originally liked Shailene Woodley’s Valentino dress when I first saw it, but it didn’t photograph as well as it looked on camera. Although some critics thought it wasn’t “age appropriate,” I like the fact that she has a very unique style for being so young. Instead of bare arms and a low cut she went for a dress that’s comparatively conservative. In comparison, Rooney Mara’s Givenchy white dress washed her out and was ill-fitting. She said she picked it out that morning and it showed!
Screen Gold, Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie and Natalie Portman
No joke, I’ve always had a weird affinity for capes. They rock. And Gwyneth Paltrow, who wore Tom Ford, rocks for wearing one. Natalie Portman’s dress was a little too 50s sweetheart to me. We see her in the “cute” dress a lot and I wish she’d mix it up for a change. But still, the style makes her comfortable so I can’t blame her for going that route. My second best of the night goes to Angelina Jolie. She looked HOT with that slit in the leg and she actually cracked a smile.
Funny ladies, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy
My favourite of these ladies was Rose Byrne. Her haircut is the type of style that makes me chop off my hair and then immediately regret it. But it looks chic on her. Maya Rudolph looked great in a simple purple. In comparison, her SNL buddy Kristen Wiig was a little too beachy and casual for the night. If she pulled up her hair it would have made a huge difference. I heard some different points of view about Melissa McCarthy’s dress but I don’t think it’s structured enough and I’m not huge on the colour.
Best of the night? Sacha Baron Cohen
If you’re not a fan of football, you may watch the Super Bowl for the amazingly expensive commercials.
Since the big game airs on NBC, actors from some of the biggest shows on the network got together for a musical number. Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin from “30 Rock” started off, with appearances from the cast of “Community”, “Parks and Recreation”, “Smash” and my favourite: “Law and Order: SVU”.
The number ended with everybody out on the street dancing like they’re filming an episode of “Glee”. It’s cheesy but endearing. If you love to watch NBC, you’ll appreciate this commercial.
If you’ve seen “Valentine’s Day” and “New Year’s Eve” you’re familiar with the format. Every single celebrity in the world stars in a movie taking place on one of the most romantic days of the year. They hate their jobs and hate the fact that they’re single and lonely.
Such is the premise for “Martin Luther King Day”, except it’s not a real movie. It’s a spoof that will be features on an upcoming episode of “30 Rock”. Creator Tina Fey wanted to play up on all these ridiculously cheesy star-studded films that have come out this past year.
MLK Day is probably the least romantic holiday of the year (besides Ground Hog Day, of course) so watching Emma Stone and Andy Samberg whine about not having dates for the special day makes the other films look ludicrous.
As funny as this trailer may be, we should all be happy it’s not real.
Since its debut in 2006, “30 Rock” has become one of the comedy series of the millennium. This is partially due to SNL alumna Tina Fey and her brilliant writing.
Her character, Liz Lemon, is quite the hero among young women. Liz is geeky without being too irritating. She’s sarcastic without being too cruel. She’s a feminist without being overly feminine and prude. There are many reasons why young women look up to Tina Fey’s quirky character.
With all the Shit __ Says floating around on the internet, NBC took it upon them to edit a Shit Liz Lemon Says video, because Liz says a lot of shit and 100% of the time it’s hilarious. Take a look:
It’s the winter season and that means celebrities think it’s justified to roam around Hollywood in a ridiculously cheesy Christmas sweater. Said sweater does have it’s benefits. For example, if you’ve been at Nana’s house and ate a little too much roast beef, you can cover up your bloated belly with a Christmas sweater.
Some celebrities like Justin Bieber can look cute in just about anything. But men like Cee Lo Green and John Mayer only end up looking like clowns. You may argue Snoop Dogg doesn’t belong in a Christmas sweater because he’s “too gangster” but that’s precisely why he can rock it.
Let’s take a look at some of our favourite celebrities looking ridiculous yet festive. You can check out more holiday madness at Oh No They Didn’t.
Cee Lo Green
That hot dude from Criminal Minds
Conan O’Brien with Mike Tyson, Max Weinberg and Andy Richter
Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin