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'30 Rock': It's a Jack-off!

Another Thursday means another all-new 30 Rock, and today, my fellow PopWatchers, you become men. Or something like that. In “Today You Are a Man” Liz Lemon’s incompetent agent, Simon, returned to tell her that her contract was about to expire. Jack had sent a new one for her to sign, but Lemon decided it was time to negotiate with the big boys. With help from Jack Donaghy’s own self-help tapes, Liz set out to get that 5 percent merchandising she deserves. What could possibly go wrong? READ FULL STORY

SAG Awards 2012 backstage: Alec Baldwin, 'The Help' cast, Jessica Lange, and more

The Screen Actors Guild awards are always a lovefest – insider-y in some ways, casual and more fun than the Oscars or the Globes in others, they allow Hollywood to let loose a little during awards season. Backstage, the winners were open, honest, and genuinely touched to be awarded by their peers. Tonight’s show was also interesting given the SAG/AFTRA merger agreement this weekend, and many of the attendees were wearing “one union” pins to signify their support.

Here are a few fun moments with the winners that you didn’t see on TV: READ FULL STORY

'30 Rock': Two new episodes in one night! Relive the best lines

Last night we were treated to not one, but two all-new episodes of 30 Rock. Hooray! In lieu of your traditional 3o Rock recap, I’ve opted to present you with the top 10 lines from both “People Are Idiots Three” and “The Ballad of Kenneth Parcell.” Try not to be too upset, and just focus on the gems that the 30 Rock writers give us each week. READ FULL STORY

Last night's '30 Rock': Idiots are people two!

I have to admit that the second episode of season 6 was a little underwhelming compared to the stellar premiere. Still, have I mentioned I freaking love this show? In case you missed the memo, I do. And sadly, I think it’s because Liz Lemon and I are essentially the same person. Yeah, I just admitted that. And John Francis Donaghy is totally in my head reminding me what a terrible person I am.

Anyway, we finally met Liz’s new boyfriend, Criss. That’s Criss with no H and two S’s. They were clearly meant for each other because they had a completely serious conversation about Tivo noises. (Boop boop! Bom bom.) They were celebrating their three-month anniversary of being together, and the two-week anniversary of Liz going to the bathroom with Criss in the apartment. Very important milestones! Criss documented the occasion by giving Liz the same gender-neutral doll, Terry, she had as a child. He/she came complete with his/her baseball glove and baby! Also, it must be noted that Terry was dressed exactly like present-day Liz Lemon. Probably not a coincidence. READ FULL STORY

'30 Rock' season 6 premiere: Dance like nobody's watching!

I’m so glad 30 Rock is back. As a matter of fact, it might just be the highlight of my year, and I realize it’s only January. But it’s been way too long since I last had a nice dose of Liz Lemon & Co. (Although, I will admit that it feels weird to watch 30 Rock at 8 p.m. instead of the noticeably absent Community. It’s not cheating, guys. I love both!) Anyway, let’s get down to the important stuff and chat about “Dance Like Nobody’s Watching!”

Kenneth was convinced the world was ending tomorrow. (I guess if you’re not reading this because the world no longer exists, the joke’s on us!) He was excited to go to heaven and receive his reward: 72 virgin…margaritas sans salt. Lemon, who was in a surprisingly good mood, gave Kenneth some valuable advice for his supposed last day on the great blue marble she calls Earth. “Work like you don’t need the money. Love like you’ve never been hurt. Dance like nobody’s watching. Enjoy these Satchel Paige brand tampons.” So Kenneth decided to grab life by the horns and complete all his dream chores. And when the world didn’t end, Pete decided to take a very disappointed Kenneth to see the ocean for the first time. But keep your chin up, Kenneth. 2012 has only just begun. There’s plenty of time for the world to end! READ FULL STORY

Carson Kressley and Carrie Fisher, together at last

This just in! “Vogue” specialist Carson Kressley and wishful drinker Carrie Fisher are in production on a Hallmark Channel original Holiday 2012 movie called Caroling — a modern-day spin on Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Fisher will play the ghost of a book publisher who used to be Kressley’s boss. Carson, beware! Never go with a hippie to a second location.

I think the real question here — besides “Why can’t they fast-track this mess for 2011?” — is “When is Carrie Fisher going to do Dancing With the Stars?” I say she should join the cast of season 15 in fall 2012 — that way she and Carson, who will hopefully have become a third host by that point, can endlessly plug their Hallmark Christmas movie as often as Tom Bergeron mentions the dreaded “Macy’s Stars of Dance.” No one will get annoyed at all.

Sound like a plan?

Eva Longoria, Tina Fey named Top Female TV Earners by 'Forbes'

What’s the opposite of blerg? Tina Fey won’t be dusting off that classic Liz Lemonism for a while because she was just named TV’s highest-paid actress by Forbes. Fey tied with Eva Longoria for the top spot, with each actress raking in $13 million between May 2010 and May 2011. Fey took the lead for her multitasking role as a star, producer, and head writer on 30 Rock, plus the earnings from her book Bossypants, which just sold its millionth copy. Longoria’s success came not only from her role on Desperate Housewives but also from lucrative endorsement deals with L’Oréal and LG.

Longoria was joined by fellow Housewives Marcia Cross (#3), and Teri Hatcher and Felicity Huffman, who tied for sixth place with $9 million apiece. Law & Order: SVU star Mariska Hargitay and soon-to-depart CSI regular Marg Helgenberger earned a healthy $10 million to tie Cross for third place. Rounding out the group, Cougar Town‘s Courteney Cox and Ellen Pompeo of Grey’s Anatomy both earned $7 million, and The Good Wife star Juliana Margulies took home $6 million last year.

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Alec Baldwin and John Krasinski turn baseball feud into a pissing contest

It’s official. Last night, the New York Yankees clinched the American League East division with a double-header sweep of Tampa Bay. But the Red Sox are still in the race for the postseason, as they come to New York tomorrow for a three-game series. More importantly, John Krasinski and Alec Baldwin are still committed to their New Era rivalry, which took an Odd Couple twist when Baldwin was forced to go into hiding after burning down his apartment building. How committed? Well, battle lines have literally been drawn down the middle of Krasinski’s apartment for the last chapter of their season-long feud. Baldwin still resists covering his power-hair, but a Yankees cap at least rests nearby, and the tension of a September showdown between the two hated rivals turns out to be just too much for one of them. Take a leak look. READ FULL STORY

'8': On the scene at the new, star-studded Broadway play by Dustin Lance Black

For one night only, the stars turned out on Broadway last night to stage a reading of 8, the new dramatization — directed by Joe Mantello and penned by Dustin Lance Black, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of Milk — of Perry vs. Schwarzenegger, the landmark 2010 trial that led the Federal Court to rule Proposition 8 unconstitutional. To say that the night’s cast was star-studded is an understatement; performers included Morgan Freeman, Rob Reiner, John Lithgow, Bradley Whitford, Ellen Barkin, Cheyenne Jackson, Matt Bomer, and Christine Lahti, among many other big names.

A crowd of celebrities, theater lovers, and LGBT rights supporters packed into the small but historic Eugene O’Neill Theater. On the way to find my seat, I spotted Barbara Walters, Jeffrey Toobin, and Fran Drescher, with gay ex-husband Peter Marc Jacobson in tow. Amid set pieces for The Book of Mormon, which is currently in engagement at the Eugene O’Neill, the stage was set simply with director’s chairs arranged Inherit the Wind-style to represent a courtroom. The performers walked onstage to thunderous applause READ FULL STORY

Alec Baldwin won't run for NYC mayor in 2013, but will enroll in a master's program in politics in 2012

In an interview with The New York Times, Alec Baldwin opens up about his political ambitions. Due to his 30 Rock contract, which requires him to film through April 2012, he does not expect to run for mayor of New York City in 2013. Instead, he plans to enroll in a master’s program in politics and government in the fall of 2012 “to help me better understand what the fiscal imperatives of that job are,” he tells the Times. “What’s the reality of the city unions, of contracts, agreements, teachers, infrastructure, decentralizing, everything? And utilities, Con Ed, the M.T.A. — how does it all work?”

Baldwin says he doesn’t see voters holding his past scandals — a nasty divorce from Kim Basinger that played out in public with a leaked answering-machine message on which he’s heard calling his daughter, then 11, a “pig” — against him. Nor does he think his star status will impede voters from feeling connected to him. “There are people who make a lot of money who become rich people, and then there are people who make a lot of money, but they don’t think like rich people do,” he says. “No matter how much money they have, they are the same from their own upbringing. I would definitely put myself in the latter class.” READ FULL STORY

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