Amid all the other major premieres this week and next, we'd nearly forgotten that 'SNL' will kick off its 39th season this coming Saturday, with alumni Tina Fey taking up hosting duties and Arcade Fire on the musical side. The first preview for Fey's return to the 'SNL' stage has arrived, but has everything already come unhooked?
Just when you thought 'SNL' couldn't have put that Lindsay Lohan rumor to bed any harder, the first three episodes of the 2013-14 season will blow the lid off '30 Rock' altogether. Alumni Tina Fey will host the September 28 'SNL' premiere, with the weeks that follow to include the likes of twerqueen Miley Cyrus, Bruce Willis, and even a returning Katy Perry!
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler's success in hosting the 2013 Golden Globes this past January led to some fairly reaching rumors that the two would next be tapped for the Oscars, but at least one future ceremony has proven a no-brainer for the comedic duo. Sources report that Fey and Poehler have been "informally" invited back to host the 2014 ceremony, but will either return to the Golden Globe stage?
The other day we found out Tina Fey would return to TV in spirit by producing a new NBC sitcom about a woman returning to her roots, but it would seem FOX has done the '30 Rock' creator and star one better. The network has given another collegiate comedy under Fey's producing watch a straight-to-series order, but will the former 'SNL' writer have any role on the show itself?
It ranked among the sadder days in TV history when we finally said goodbye to Tina Fey's '30 Rock' after seven wonderful years, but our despair may already have been lifted. The former 'SNL' writer and '30 Rock' lead will return to NBC along with '30 Rock' co-showrunner Robert Carlock and writer-producer Colleen McGuinness for a brand-new female-centric workplace comedy, but how involved will Fey actually be?
'Mean Girls' hit theaters in 2004, nine years ago today, and became an instant classic -- a tale of high school superficiality and clique culture run amok. It solidified Lindsay Lohan as a huge star and introduced us to Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried and Lizzy Caplan. But most importantly, it gave us endlessly quotable moments -- stuff we're still laughing about nine years later. To celebrate this anniversary, we've collected GIFs of our favorite and funniest moments.
Though rumors have doggedly persisted for years now, in recent months 'SNL' chatter had been heating up that long-time executive producer and NBC magnate overall Lorne Michaels would step down, with even wilder rumors suggesting that former head writer Tina Fey would take over her old stomping grounds. Now, as Michaels moves into a position to have 'The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon' under his belt in New York, Michaels has officially addressed rumors he'd step down from the 'SNL' throne.
Let's not kid ourselves about this. Part of consuming Hollywood entertainment is that, on some level, we like these people. It's strange, but I probably like Tina Fey and Paul Rudd more than actual live humans I've met and have to deal with on a regular basis. Yes, I recognize that I only know them through the characters they play (and that includes their "as themselves" appearances on Letterman's couch or the Golden Globes stage) but their finely sculpted personas of vibrant, clever, likable people automatically gives them lift in any project they choose. When they star together in 'Admission' - a romantic comedy that is just a little bit smarter than the other leading brands - and one where they find a degree of happiness together, well, this puts the movie far off the likability charts.
'Anchorman: The Legend Continues' may be assembling a murderer's row of talent for its comedic ensemble, but there is one name noticeably missing: Tina Fey, of course! Although the 'Saturday Night Live' and '30 Rock' star/genius doesn't appear to be in the cast for the upcoming Will Ferrell comedy epic, it's far too early to place any bets, especially since there's going to be cameos galore.
However, a recent interview has revealed that Fey almost starred in the first 'Anchorman' film instead of Christina Applegate.