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Tina Fey and Rachel Dratch's 1999 stage show is as great as it sounds

One one side of Chicago’s Second City stage, Rachel Dratch performs a one-woman show about the 19th-century woman’s rights activist Edwina Garth Burnahm. On the other, Tina Fey monologues about her vagina. This might sound like a fever dream you had after binging on Cheesy Blasters, but it actually happened.

A 1999 video of the the pair recently surfaced online, and if that description of the first sketch isn’t enough to get you hooked, then you have no soul. They performed Dratch and Fey at Second City as well as the Upright Citizens Brigade in New York City. The show was directed by Jeff Richmond, who later married Fey. He also composed the music for 30 Rock.

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'Mean Girls' 8-Bit: That's so fetch -- VIDEO

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Mean Girls has been “gamified.” In honor of the film’s 10th anniversary (I feel old), Cinefix has presented the classic tale of high school queen bees and wannabes in the form of an 8-bit video game, created by David Dutton with music by Henry Dutton.

Follow Cady around as she tries to navigate her way through her new school, collecting inventory (map to the school, pink shirt, Kevin G.’s business card, protein bars, etc.) and making friends throughout, perhaps even moving up a level to become a Plastic (shut up!). READ FULL STORY

'Saturday Night Live' best host poll: And the winner is...

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Saturday Night Live turns 40 years old next year. The big 4-0. What does that mean, exactly? Well, to put it in perspective, that means 11 of the 21 people who hosted during SNL‘s 39th season were not even alive when the show premiered on Oct. 11, 1975 with George Carlin as host. The show has evolved slightly from one cast to the next. But at its core, it’s still the same format that Lorne Michaels and his irreverent crew established way back when, though the first few seasons relied on such a small circle of guest hosts that Buck Henry became the inaugural member of the Five-Timers Club before the end of season 3.

It would be interesting to go back to the very beginning and award a Mr. Saturday Night to the best host for every season of SNL. Elliott Gould might take the prize in season 1 for performing double duty, and perhaps Steve Martin wins in season 2 for the same feat. But who deserves the honor for season 3: Martin again, for hosting a record three times, or a tongue-in-cheek nod to Chevy Chase, who brawled with Bill Murray on his first time back after leaving the show?

At least we know who have been the best hosts of the last three years. In 2012, EW.com readers crowned the first Mr. Saturday Night, Jimmy Fallon. Last year, Justin Timberlake ran away with the trophy. This year, the two title-holders teamed up for one super-size Christmas spectacular with Fallon as host and Timberlake as musical guest. But still, Fallon has hardly been a cinch, rising and dropping in the weekly polls that eliminated one host at a time until we were left with six finalists. His former Weekend Update co-anchor Tina Fey is back in the game, and Catching Fire‘s Josh Hutcherson is the surprise dark-horse who remains in striking distance. Might he surprise everyone and accomplish what even Jennifer Lawrence could not last year — win Mr. Saturday Night?

Before we announce the victor of this year’s contest, though, there are six other non-democratic awards to present. READ FULL STORY

'Saturday Night Live' poll: Who was the best host of the year? -- VOTE

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Early during this season of Saturday Night Live, Alec Baldwin interrupted first-time host Edward Norton to share some pointers on how to host the legendary show, a late-night institution in its 39th season. “It’s a three-wheeled bus careening towards a blown-out bridge,” he said, describing the delirious mayhem that can either terrify or thrill a novice. It’s not easy in the slightest, and honor to those who make it look so.

For the third straight year, Entertainment Weekly has asked its online readers to vote for the best Saturday Night Live host each week. And every week, we eliminated one guest host, until we were left with six of the season’s finest. Last year’s Mr. Saturday Night Justin Timberlake didn’t return this past season to defend his crown. Instead, he lent his unofficial support to BFF and fellow Mr. Saturday Night Jimmy Fallon as his musical guest and all-around secret weapon. (He even sent Fallon’s rival, his old digital-short pal Andy Samberg, a very public show of non-support.) But this final vote promises to be extremely close, with only six percentage points separating the last week’s top-3 vote-getters: Fallon, Josh Hutcherson, and Anna Kendrick. To that mix, add Samberg, who is going to be fresh in everyone’s minds, and Tina Fey, an all-timer who was granted a second chance. Hoping to make up ground is first-timer Andrew Garfield. While Timberlake won last year with nearly 50 percent of the vote, it’s entirely possible that this year’s winner takes the prize with under 30 percent. READ FULL STORY

Seinfeld, Stewart, Fey & more salute insult master Don Rickles: The night's best jokes

“On the Mount Rushmore of stand-up comedy, there are four faces, in my opinion: Richard Pryor, George Carlin, Bill Cosby — and Don Rickles,” Jerry Seinfeld declared at the top of Tuesday’s all-star tribute to legendary insult comic Rickles. The show — taped two days before Rickles’ 88th birthday — will air on Spike TV Wednesday, May 28.

Clearly, the biggest names in comedy agree with Seinfeld’s assessment. The evening, filmed in Harlem’s historic Apollo Theater, included tributes and mini-roasts of “the Merchant of Venom” from Bob Newhart, Jon Stewart, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and David Letterman, as well as some good-natured ribbing from Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro (who worked with Rickles on 1995′s Casino), and a truly bizarre, rambling reminiscence from Johnny Depp. (The general gist: When they first met, Rickles didn’t make fun of Depp — and the actor’s had a complex about it ever since.)

Give or take a few old-fashioned groaners — blame These Changing Times, which make the sort of racial humor Rickles often employed feel outdated — the event was packed with laughs from beginning (when Newhart, who’s been best pals with Rickles since the dawn of time, dropped in via video) to end (when Rickles finally got a chance to fire back). Even more impressive: The octogenarian, famous for improvising putdowns, apparently performed his final set  without the help of either notecards or the teleprompter. Here’s a preview of the night’s funniest gags, in roughly chronological order:

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'Mean Girls' characters: Where are they now?

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This is worse than wearing sweatpants: Mean Girls isn’t getting a Tina Fey-penned sequel!

Despite some hopeful speculation from fans recently, Fey confirmed the news to Extra on Wednesday, saying, “We’re coming up next month on the 10-year anniversary of the original movie… We’re going to see if there’s any way to get everyone together, but not a movie, sadly. We’re all past high school age.” (Mean Girls 2, the 2011 TV movie sequel with a whole new group of girls, is best not mentioned.)

Like any good twenty-something, I love the movie, but the “no sequel” news is totally for the best. There’s no way people wouldn’t be disappointed by whatever they came up with, and now, fans can just continue to watch and love the original as the perfect high school satire that it is. For those that would like a little more, all hope isn’t lost: Fey is directing her energy towards a possible Mean Girls musical (which she told EW about last year in her EW Interview).

Since Fey has made it clear we aren’t going to get Regina and Gretchen’s High School Reunion, just for fun I went ahead and pictured where the whole fetch gang is now, 10 years post-high school. READ FULL STORY

Robert De Niro, Lindsay Lohan, and more lose a bet to Jimmy Fallon -- VIDEO

Ten years ago, if Jimmy Fallon told you he was going to host the Tonight Show, you’d likely respond to the Saturday Night Live player, “Yeah. In your dreams. Enjoy the Taxi premiere!”

But times have changed, and with Monday night’s debut for Fallon’s Tonight Show, it was time for the comedian to collect on a couple bets. “To my buddy who said I’d never host the Tonight Show — and you know who you are — you owe me a hundred bucks,” he declared during his monologue.

Cue Fallon’s buddies: Robert De Niro, Tina Fey, Sarah Jessica Parker, Lindsay Lohan, and many, many more. Watch below in EW’s late-night highlight video: READ FULL STORY

'Monuments Men' stars George Clooney, Matt Damon, more talk Golden Globes revenge with EW Radio -- VIDEO

After Tina Fey made a Golden Globes joke about George Clooney and the age of the women he likes to date, the Hollywood prankster planned his revenge, with the help of some Matt Damon stationery. That was just one of the many anecdotes Clooney shared with EW Radio during the Monuments Men Town Hall, which airs Friday at 1 p.m. ET on Sirius XM 105. People and Entertainment Weekly editorial director Jess Cagle led the talk, which included Clooney and Monuments Men co-stars Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Bob Balaban, and Hugh Bonneville.

In addition to their pranking behavior, the group also revealed what they would be doing if they weren’t acting (someone needs to remind Matt Damon that he already is a writer — an Oscar-winning one!). The movie, which opens Friday, is inspired by the true story of a group of museum directors, curators, and art historians who entered Germany at the end of World War II to rescue artwork taken by the Nazis. Oscar winners Cate Blanchett and Jean DuJardin also star.

During the chat on Wednesday, Clooney revealed he sent a fake letter to Tina Fey and co-host Amy Poehler, seemingly from Damon, asking for an apology for his own Globes dig about being considered the “garbageman” in the room. When Damon later received two large fruit baskets at his home, he knew something was up. Watch the clip below to get the full story:
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Golden Globes 2014: Screengrab recap

I took way too many photos of my TV screen during the Golden Globes. Some of them made the cut. (Who can say what “some” means, really?) Join me in a visual adventure through Tina and Amy’s gladiating, Martin Scorsese’s unbridled enthusiasm at a vagina joke, Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ gluttony, and more: READ FULL STORY

Did Tina Fey burn Taylor Swift at the Golden Globes?

Was she just being “Mean”? (No.)

After Amy Poehler finally won a Golden Globe for her work on Parks and Recreation, Tina Fey happily said to her friend and co-host, “I love you, and there’s a special place in hell for you!”

Hilarious…and also some not-so-subtle shade-throwing on an in-the-room Taylor Swift? Swift famously got upset last year at the Golden Globes when Poehler and Fey made a silly joke at her expense, telling her to “stay away from Michael J. Fox’s son.”

Later, when Swift was on the cover of Vanity Fair, she spoke about the incident, 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.’” (The quote is originally attributed to Madeleine Albright.)

Now, the ‘hell’ quote seems to be thrown back at her. Pity the cameraperson didn’t cut away for a reaction shot. READ FULL STORY

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