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'30 Rock' celebrity guest stars: Your favorites?

You know what is quite possibly the opposite of Lizzing? The overwhelming sadness I feel when I realize there are only six episodes of 30 Rock left. And while there is plenty of stuff I’m going to miss — Werewolf Bar Mitzvahs, Reaganing — I think what my Thursday nights will lack the most going forward is quality celebrity guest star appearances. 30 Rock nailed it on that front pretty much every week. One of the great pleasures of the show was the surprise of finding out just who was going to stop by. And with Tina Fey at the helm, essentially no star was too big (even Paul McCartney had a cameo!). I got to thinking about some of my favorites on the program – and there are just so many greats to choose from. Who can forget Liz’s brief involvement with James Franco, or Will Forte as a Jenna impersonator/her one true love?

I cut down from a rather large list to cull five of my favorites (For now! There are sooo many great ones!). Check it out below:

1.    Kelsey Grammer: One of my favorite scenes from the show was when Grammer partnered with Kenneth and Jenna to steal ice cream cake for profit from Carvels. What a windfall! READ FULL STORY

'30 Rock' surprise: Guess who played Young Liz Lemon in the wedding episode?

Some people are born with a beautiful singing voice. Others have innate athletic talent. And then there are the lucky few who are naturally gifted face-pullers and eye-rollers.

Clearly, Tina Fey’s oldest kid inherited the smartass gene. Remember that cutaway gag from last week’s 30 Rock that featured a little Liz Lemon pulling a Grace Van Cutsem at a wedding? Turns out Young Liz was actually played by Alice Richmond, Fey’s 7-year-old daughter with husband Jeff Richmond. Just look at that sneer! Girl’s definitely got a future in comedy.

Though this was the first time Alice literally appeared on her mom’s show, it isn’t the first time she’s influenced the series. In 2009, Fey thanked Alice during her SAG acceptance speech, calling the kid the “funniest person in my family”– and revealing that Alice was the one who coined the 30 Rock catchphrase “I want to go to there.” Your move, Penelope. READ FULL STORY

'30 Rock': Liz Lemon gets married!

There’s hope for us all! Elizabeth Lemon and Criss Chros finally tied the knot. If you didn’t even know they were engaged, don’t worry. The whole thing—engagement to “I Do’s”—happened in the course of “Mazel Tov, Dummies!” Here’s how it all went down: Liz and Criss ran into mayhem Dennis Duffy and discovered that he was married. (Who would marry Dennis? Megan, maiden name Duffy—hopefully no relation. That’s who.) Dennis also happened to have an adopted son named Black Dennis. And that was just too much for Liz to take. READ FULL STORY

Liz Lemon is getting married. A look back at her truly terrible boyfriends -- VIDEO

Well, nerds, the time has finally come.

No, it’s not quite Anna Howard Shaw Day, but Liz is getting married tonight on 30 Rock, which means adios – finally – to many of her “truly terrible” boyfriends. Never having to deal with Mr. Settling or The Beeper King again? We’ll high-five a million angels in her honor. Check out the round-up of exes below, and then vote and tell us which one was truly the worst of all.

1. Dennis Duffy a.k.a The Beeper King a.k.a The Subway Hero (Dean Winters)
Low Point: Finding out that Dennis had also slept with Jenna. Dennis still has time to be the absolute worst. Reportedly, Dennis will be making one final appearance in Liz’s life/the show tonight.
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'30 Rock': Aunt Phatso vs. Jack Donaghy

Woah! Before we get into tonight’s episode, let’s talk about that invitation to Liz Lemon’s wedding in two weeks! Yup, it looks like Elizabeth Miervaldis Lemon will wed Criss later this month. Discuss! But Lemon had more important things to worry about in “Aunt Phatso vs. Jack Donaghy.” See: her aching bunions. (Actually, don’t see it. It’s probably gross.) Her podiatrist said the only possibly explanation was that one of her ancestors mated with a dinosaur. Naturally. Anyway, Lemon needed quadruple bunion surgery, a procedure that would require her to stay off her feet for three weeks. Liz knew she couldn’t accomplish that working with the less-than-helpful TGS staffers.

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'Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together' telethon was a classy and inspiring hour

Whether or not you found NBC’s Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together benefit telethon as “enormously entertaining” as host Matt Lauer promised it would be, it was a celebrity-packed hour of television that effectively reminded everyone of how devastating the damage has been while calling for action. A lot more people now know to text REDCROSS to 90999 or go to iTunes.com/redcross to donate money to disaster relief — plus we got to see Jimmy Fallon rock out with music legends. “Jimmy Fallon is a bold man to take the lead vocals from Steven Tyler, Bruce Springsteen, and Billy Joel,” Jon Stewart said of the all-star performance of “Under the Boardwalk,” which brought a little levity to the show.

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'30 Rock': The best lines from 'There's No I In America'

Hurricane Sandy rocked the East Coast and NBC’s prime-time lineup, giving us an all-new episode of 30 Rock on a Wednesday night instead of Thursday. The sheer madness! So in lieu of my usual 30 Rock recap, let’s get right down to business with the top 10 lines from “There’s No I In America.”

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'30 Rock': Unwindulax because Jenna's picking the next president!

The final season of 30 Rock is certainly taking advantage of the presidential election. I mean, if it weren’t for the current political landscape, we would live in a world without Baseball Mitt Romney and Barack Ollama! With the election just around the corner, Jack was doing all he could to raise money for his Republican Super PAC, Americans for an American America. Since his lady friend was unable to attend his fundraiser, Jack convinced Lemon to go with him as his chum. But let’s be honest, he didn’t have to do much convincing once she learned there would be shrimp there.

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'30 Rock': Stride of Pride

Liz Lemon has got her boyfriend, Criss, to thank for her recent sexual awakening. It’s like we’re witnessing a whole new Lemon: one who likes talking about her bathing suit area and making dirty puns over Sex and the City brunches. I’d never thought I’d live to see the day!

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Women have the last laugh! About time TWO gals such as Tina Fey, Amy Poehler host the Globes

Back in 2007, late great Vanity Fair writer Christopher Hitchens irked oodles of women, and men, in a meandering article, asking, “Why are women, who have the whole male world at their mercy, not funny?” A slew of others have followed suit over the years. Former Man Show host Adam Carolla sniped to the New York Post in June, “The reason why you know more funny dudes than funny chicks is that dudes are funnier than chicks.”

Tell that to Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, the newly minted co-hosts of next year’s Golden Globe Awards.

NBC, Dick Clark Productions and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association named the Saturday Night Live alums on Monday as hostesses of the 70th annual awards ceremony, set to air live Jan. 13, 2013 in Beverly Hills.

While Ricky Gervais spread his feisty, punchy, spitfire brand of Brit humor for the past three years as a popular, yet feared, host of the boozy show, next year’s telecast marks the very first time a duo of gals will host the Globes, the HFPA confirmed to EW. There have been previous female co-hosts such as Raquel Welch, in 1985, who co-hosted with Michael York, and Joan Collins and Wayne Rogers in 1983, but no solo female hosts either.

So why should this, two women hosting, and specifically Fey and Poehler, be celebrated, cheered, yelled from rooftops, if one’s energetic enough? READ FULL STORY

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