Kristen Wiig is coming home again to host the May 11 episode of Saturday Night Live. Over six seasons, Wiig cemented herself as one of the funniest SNL cast members of all time. She has killer impressions, her Drew Barrymore is spot on and her Kim Cattrall is scary good, created oodles of memorable characters, oh Target lady, and constantly swung for the fences. Here are some memorable sketches we want to see again (and a few that we don’t). READ FULL STORY
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Like a whole heck of a lot of people, I love Tina Fey. I love her so much, in fact, that I’m going to see Admission this weekend even though the movie doesn’t personally appeal to me. Fey is one of the few people on my list of stars that I’ll go to see in absolutely anything. Happily, Fey’s Admission co-star, World’s Most Likable Person Paul Rudd, also makes that list. Regardless of the story, I simply like watching the two of them onscreen together.
The other actress that I will support, regardless of the film, is Reese Witherspoon. I first fell in love with her in Legally Blonde, and then went back and watched some of her older movies that I had missed – Pleasantville and Election, Cruel Intentions and The Man in the Moon. And now, she’s my comfort food; I’ve been in theaters for every movie of hers since. READ FULL STORY
Dear James Lipton: Please never stop asking your guests to answer questions in character, especially if they have a background in improv comedy. (And especially especially if they’re voice actors.)
The dignified host of Bravo’s Inside the Actors Studio asked guest Tina Fey to revive her famous Sarah Palin impression when she stopped by his show earlier this week. Thankfully, Fey obliged, slipping into her winky take on the ex-governor like it was a warm, comfy elk skin coat. What followed was a too-short sequence that allowed Fey to show off both her best-known impersonation and her quick thinking. When asked her opinion on gun control, for example, “Palin” said without skipping a beat that she believes “that if everybody had guns, there would be fewer guns in the stores.”
Watch on, you crazy mavericks:
In case that headline gave you heart palpitations, rest easy: Lorne Michaels isn’t exiting Saturday Night Live anytime soon. If and when the SNL executive producer does choose to depart his creation, though, Tina Fey wouldn’t be interested in picking up his mantle.
The subject came up in a recent interview with the Huffington Post, tied to Fey’s new comedy Admission. When the interviewer asks Fey if she might hypothetically want to step into Michaels’s shoes someday, the comedian immediately dismisses the idea: “Oh, SNL? I mean, I feel like SNL is so defined by Lorne’s taste and his sensibility. That’s why any time people have tried to imitate the format and make their own version of it, you’ll notice it never really quite happens,” Fey said.
Furthermore, Fey believes SNL as an institution is so tied to Michaels that when he steps away from the show, it should end altogether: “He is the center of the show…when he wants to stop, it should just stop.” READ FULL STORY
Rule #1: Don’t bother Tina Fey when she’s minding her own business on the streets of New York City, probably off in search of a delicious sandwich.
Rule #2: Don’t bother her especially if you’re just going to ask about the whole Taylor Swift thing. A recap: Swift wasn’t happy when Fey and Amy Poehler jokingly told the singer to stay away from Michael J. Fox’s son at the Golden Globes. When Vanity Fair asked Swift to respond to the quip, Swift replied by quoting Katie Couric quoting Madeleine Albright: “There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.”
Fey commented about the brouhaha last week, telling Entertainment Tonight that she was taken aback by Swift’s words: “If anyone was going to get mad at us, I thought it would be James Cameron. I did not see that one coming. It was a joke. It was a lighthearted joke.”
And that, it seems, will be her last statement on the matter, given how she reacted to a photographer who tried to bait her into saying something else about Swift a few days ago.
Sex panther Paul Rudd appeared on the Today show this morning, nominally to promote his upcoming comedy Admission. Unfortunately, I can barely remember what he said about that movie, which co-stars Tina Fey, because I couldn’t take my eyes off of Rudd’s groovy ’70s ‘stache — which he’s regrown in honor of Anchorman: The Legend Continues. He’s like a miniature Buddha, covered in hair!
Information about the Anchorman sequel is still scarce. When asked about it on Today, Rudd says only that getting the old gang back together has been “surreal.” Still, just seeing that upper lip cozy back where it belongs should give Channel Four fans everywhere a little rush of delight. Sixty percent of the time, the ‘stache works every time:
What the what?! Sadly, 30 Rock ended its seven-season run in January. But that doesn’t mean we’re ready to stop talking about the beloved Tina Fey comedy. Thankfully, the Paley Center agrees. Last night, Fey, Robert Carlock (above), Colleen McGuinness, Josh Siegal, and Dylan Morgan were all on hand in NYC for the panel “Hey Dummies…An Evening with the 30 Rock writers.” I’m sad to report our favorite dummy, Dennis Duffy, was not there. But the good news is the writers did share some fun tidbits about their time working on the show. And just like my favorite pastime of picking out the best 30 Rock episode one-liners, I now share with you the best morsels from the panel: READ FULL STORY
The good news: Tina Fey has “sweatpants-mandatory” Oscar viewing parties, and if you eat your vegetables — er, off-brand Mexican cheese curls — and wish real hard, someday you might be invited to one.
The bad news: She really, really isn’t going to host the Oscar ceremony anytime soon. The subject came up last night on the Late Show, where Fey was appearing to promote her new movie Admission. After David Letterman complimented her performance at the Golden Globes, he asked if she and Amy Poehler might be up for the Academy Awards as well. Fey’s answer, unfortunately, echoed remarks she made to the Huffington Post this week: “I don’t think so. I’ll tell you what — for a woman, just the amount of dresses you would have to try on… It’s a dealbreaker. I’m out.”
Well, blerg. At least she sort of makes up for this later in the interview by predicting that one of her daughters will grow up to be a “lesbian paleontologist.” Check out the clip here:
The Oscars will look to 30 Rock creator Tina Fey and shout, “Save us!” And she will whisper, “No.”
Fey and Amy Poehler’s winning turn at this year’s Golden Globes has led legions of fans — including thousands of EW readers — to speculate about how great it would be if one or both took their sister act all the way to next year’s Oscars ceremony. Unfortunately, Fey has no intention of fulfilling our dreams.
“I just feel like that gig is so hard,” she told the Huffington Post yesterday. “Especially for, like, a woman — the amount of months that would be spent trying on dresses alone … no way.” When pressed, Fey wouldn’t even say that there’s a “one in a million chance” of her taking the stage at the Academy Awards: “I wish I could tell you there was,” she said, killing us softly with her words.
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