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The comedian’s slate is a mixed bag of surefire hits, Oscar hopefuls and dead projects … like Of All the Things. A feature version of a musical documentary centered around songwriter and producer Dennis Lambert – who worked with the Four Tops and Dusty Springfield – has been unplugged after years of development.
Driver's been on the rise fast since Girls premiered. Beyond playing the show's polarizing hipster boyfriend, He's snagged roles in the critically acclaimed Noah Baumbach comedy Frances Ha, the Academy Award-winning Lincoln, and the Coen Bros upcoming 1960s-set biopic Inside Llewyn Davis. But as This Is Where I Leave You is a cast made up of comedy stars, it would be Driver's most mainstream showcase yet.
With 30 Rock’s absence from Thursday nights still fresh on the brain, it’s still difficult not to immediately associate Tina Fey with her Liz Lemon character. But her looming Hollywood takeover – starting with Paul Weitz’s Admission on March 22 - is looking to change that.
While speaking with The Huffington Post as part of the promotional tour for her movie Admission, Fey immediately shot down the idea that she might be in contention to host next year’s Academy Awards. "I just feel like that gig is so hard,” she said.
As is usually the case around here, we already have an opinion as to whom we’d like to see on the stage hosting next year’s Academy Awards. We understand that the “body” has barely cooled, but if the Academy can secure a host soon, they’d have a calendar year to write jokes that are far better than the juvenile and insulting “We Saw Your Boobs.” So, who deserves the gig?
Tina Fey's television commitment came to an end last week when 30 Rock, the show she created, produced, wrote and acted in for the last seven years, aired its series finale. While it was a sad time for fans, what they do have to look forward is a blossoming big screen career for the mulch-hyphenate. Not only does she have the new comedy Admission coming out soon, she is currently filming the upcoming Muppets sequel - The Muppets...Again! - in London. But that's not all!
As 30 Rock draws to a close, fans of consummate comedienne Tina Fey have been having a tough time. Working on our night cheese, lizzing over episodes old and new, and bitterly bellowing "blergh!" as the end approaches, we are nearly inconsolable. But last night at the SAG Awards Fey gave us new cause to rejoice: Mean Girls: The Musical.
A funny joke that was also a barb, but one that didn't alienate anybody in the room? Even Joaquin Phoenix almost laughed! Who knew that was even still possible? Fey and Poehler did, of course.
In the wake of this morning's shocking Oscar nomination announcements, many flabbergasted film lovers are ready for a drink. Thankfully, this weekend we can briefly forget the spotlight-hoarding Academy Awards, and focus on their less stern and oft-drunk cousin, The Golden Globes.
Adding Tina Fey to just about anything makes it better – from the Golden Globes (which she’ll host alongside BFF Amy Poehler) to an episode of iCarley where she memorably played herself. Now she’s joining a project that we already were pretty geeked about, making a potential sequel that much more memorable
It's a good year for people who like to see unexpected names take over awards show, now that Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane has been tapped to host the Oscars, while at the Golden Globes old pals and funny ladies Amy Poehler and Tina Fey will be holding court. It gives a lot of reason to be excited about both shows in a way we wouldn't be otherwise
The Intern has been set up at Paramount. It will star Fey as the founder of a cyber-business that has a fashion slant. She learns, as the company grows, that she’s getting an intern, but instead of working with the usual high school or college-aged up-an-comer, Fey’s character gets a senior citizen.
The plot description as provided by the Times reads a little differently, revealing that Rudd's character would be someone Fey knew in high school but never got to know, and that Rudd has been thinking about her all this time. That sounds even more complicated than the initial love triangle we learned about, but also way more fun to watch
Though Tina Fey is an undisputed queen of TV comedy, the 30 Rock creator and star has been less successful in translating her wonderful brand of humor to the big screen with such middling, broad comedies as Baby Mama and Date Night. However Fey fans may soon have reason to rejoice, as their favorite comedienne is currently considering committing to Paul Weitz’s probable next feature Admission, an adaptation of Jean Hanff Korelitz's insightful novel.
When news first broke that Fox had brought Shawn Levy on board to produce their adaptation of the beloved picture book series Fancy Nancy, I'd voiced concern that Levy, whose last directorial effort was the testosterone-fueled action flick Real Steel, was not the best choice to translate the decidedly girly material. Now, Fox is in talks with Tina Fey, hoping to have her help develop the project alongside Levy, who directed her in the 2010 action-comedy Date Night, as a producer.