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Margaret Cho defends her North Korean bit at the Golden Globes

Comedian Margaret Cho has taken to Twitter to respond to critics who found her running Golden Globes gag racist. READ FULL STORY

So long, Tina and Amy: Who should host the Golden Globes next?

George Clooney, last night’s Lifetime Achievement Award winner at the Golden Globes, thinks Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are “the best hosts of the show“—and with all due respect to their naughty predecessor, Ricky Gervais, he’s right.* But with their three-year residency at the Globes now complete, it’s now time to begin the challenging task of finding their successor, or successors.

There’s no shortage of obvious candidates, beginning with the collection of celebs who already dominate the hosting circuit. Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers have to be at the top of NBC’s list, considering their experience and their affiliation with the network. Fallon is the most popular figure on late night, and Meyers has hosted the Emmys, the White House Correspondents Dinner, and helped Fey/Poehler with their Globes shows by writing material for them. READ FULL STORY

Golden Globes: George Clooney calls Tina, Amy 'best hosts of the show'

George Clooney is often the butt of Amy Poehler and Tina Fey’s jokes, but the recipient of this year’s Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award doesn’t mind: “I’m sorry they’re not going to [host] again,” he said backstage at the Golden Globes. “They’re really, truly funny.”

Last year, Fey brought up Clooney’s tendency to date younger women by calling Gravity “the story of how George Clooney would rather float away into space and die than spend one more minute with a woman his own age.” Clooney, who’s no longer a bachelor—he married Amal Alamuddin in September—called that “the best joke.” READ FULL STORY

Golden Globes: Amy Poehler and Tina Fey's best jokes: Video

Amy Poehler and Tina Fey have proved they’re not afraid to poke fun at peers in their previous two Golden Globes monologues, where they’ve made jokes about George Clooney’s tendency to date young and Leonardo DiCaprio’s tendency to date supermodels—and they brought their playful sense of humor back this year for their third (and final) time hosting the awards show.

Here are the duo’s best jokes (including a dig at Bill Cosby) from the evening: READ FULL STORY

Reminder: The Golden Globes could bring a Poehler-Fey-Clooney prank showdown

In their past two years hosting the Golden Globes, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler aimed some of their best jokes at the antics of Hollywood’s men. It’s a refreshing thing: When so often women are mocked for their personal lives, Fey and Poehler turn the tables. First came that James Cameron joke in 2013, brought on by Kathryn Bigelow’s nomination for Zero Dark Thirty: “When it comes to torture, I trust the lady who spent three years married to James Cameron.” Last year, they gave Leonardo DiCaprio a warm welcome to the stage like it was a “supermodel’s vagina.”

More notably, however, they took on George Clooney. Clooney is no average matinee idol. He’s also a master prankster, and targeting him was inevitably going to lead to some sort of mess.

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The 2015 Golden Globes will be Amy Poehler and Tina Fey's last

On the Today show on Tuesday, Amy Poehler explained that this coming Golden Globes will be her and Tina Fey’s last time hosting the awards. “It’s law of diminishing returns, which is why this is our last time,” Poehler said. “Unless you want to be a perennial host, there’s nowhere to go but down.”

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Tina Fey answers Kermit the Frog's ice bucket challenge...kind of

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In the realm of celebrities nominating celebrities for the ALS ice bucket challenge, some are headscratchers (like Britney Spears nominating Adam Sandler, because…the ’90s?) and others make complete, perfect sense.

Consider Tina Fey’s challenge at the request of one Kermit the Frog in the latter category. Fey accepted her Muppets Most Wanted co-star’s nomination and took to the rooftops of Brooklyn to complete the drop…for the most part.

Fey did play ball, but she enlisted her daughter Alice (who has subbed in for her lookalike mother before) to take some of the heat off the icy cold challenge.

Watch the video below, originally posted to Kermit’s Facebook page:

And here’s Kermit’s original video:

Lindsay Lohan posts selfie with Tina Fey during EW's 'Mean Girls' reunion

Lindsay Lohan and Tina Fey together again? That’s so fetch!

And it’s just a taste of what’s to come in the upcoming Entertainment Weekly reunions issue. The pic was snapped during an exclusive photo shoot that brought the Mean Girls co-stars together again, 10 years after the film premiered. (Fey also wrote the classic teen comedy.)

Lohan posted the selfie on Instagram earlier today. (It’s since disappeared from her account.) The caption read: “Lovely running into an inspiring, funny, beautiful old friend!!!! #tinafey.” The photo received more than 60k likes.

Read the full details from this Mean Girls meet-up when EW‘s reunions issue hits newsstands Oct. 17.

Would all-girls 'Ghostbusters' be a stealth 'Bridesmaids' sequel?

For a long time, many intelligent, funny people have been frustrated in their efforts to resurrect the Ghostbusters. Back in 2010, Ivan Reitman, who directed the franchise’s first two blockbusters, finally told outlets that he planned to film the long-awaited third movie that year. It obviously didn’t happen. The major stumbling block has always been Bill Murray, who’s expressed his stubborn resistance to the very notion of another sequel in numerous amusing public appearances and interviews.

The franchise was dealt another blow when Harold Ramis died in February. Even though the potential sequel would focus on a new generation of Ghostbusters, the original crew—with or without Peter Venkman—was always meant to appear in a third movie, if only to symbolically pass the torch. Ramis’ passing put a damper on that spirit, so much so that Reitman quickly announced that he no longer would direct the film.

A Ghostbusters sequel is still in the works, but all the flux has allowed Sony to take a step back and rethink the future possibilities. According to VarietyBridesmaids director Paul Feig has had conversations with the studio about directing a Ghostbusters reboot—not a sequel—that would likely feature an all-female cast. Given Feig’s history of collaborating with Melissa McCarthy, it seems inevitable that she’d have a leading role in such a film—which raises a new possibility altogether. READ FULL STORY

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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