Director Paul Weitz wanted Tina Fey so badly for his new movie Admission that he was willing to keep her clothed. "Originally the movie was closer to the book in that it had a couple of legitimate sex scenes in it and I was like 'Urk!'" Fey tells me. "So they were kind enough to accommodate that."
Deadline's report that Sony Pictures and Scott Rudin plan to turn the 1970s sitcom Good Times into a feature film reminded me that there are still quite a few sitcoms from that era that are substantial enough to translate to feature films. Here are three: more »
Though smarter than your average dramedy, Paul Weitz’s forced Admission faces some major identity issues. Tina Fey plays a discombobulated Princeton admissions officer who must confront the limits of her morals when she learns that a potential Princeton applicant might be the son she gave up for adoption. What appears on paper to be an ideal three-dimensional, morally complex role for the quick-witted comedienne backfires in practice, relying on Fey to be funny in a movie that works better serious. Despite offering consolation to the world’s many Ivy League rejects that the gatekeepers sometimes make mistakes, low entrance levels await. more »
Aspiring awards-show hosts, do I have a training video for you. Here, in one sweet video-clip compilation, is a highlight reel of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler's pitch-perfect performance at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday. Included are Poehler's lines about the "beautiful people of film rubbing shoulders with the rat-faced people of television," Les Miserables actress Anne Hathaway not being cut out for porn, and Fey's warning to singer/songwriter Taylor Swift to "stay away from Michael J. Fox's son," Sam. more »
Even as the current Texas Chainsaw rises to the top of the box office, a fourth installment is in the offing. Also in Wednesday's round-up of news briefs, Tina Fey is in talks for the Muppets sequel; anti-torture protesters greet Zero Dark Thirty D.C. premiere; Biden is bringing in industry to talk violence ahead of possible gun policy changes; and Jeffersons doorman Ned Wertimer dies.
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are not only co-hosts of the 70th Golden Globes this year, they're also competitors. Both were nominated for Best Actress in a Television Musical or Comedy, with Fey duking it out with her counterpart for 30 Rock, while Poehler is up for the award for Park and Recreation.
[Related: Golden Globes Unveil 70th Edition Nominees]
But while the co-hosts won't conceivably know the results until the envelope opens at the ceremony on January 13th, the pair are busy working together in the lead-up to the big event, and no doubt re-calling those good ol' Saturday Night Live days.
In this promo for the Globes, the duo are dressed in matching golden sparkly dresses and they both dish out cheesy Brit(ish) accents (until they don't). Maybe they're commenting on the resurgence of British-speak in Hollywood films reminiscent of the very early "golden days" of Hollywood? Who knows, but here's a funny look at what may bode well for the Globes telecast after the New Year.
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Exciting news: Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have won the hosting gig for the 70th Golden Globes Awards, where the SNL and Baby Mama/Mean Girls dynamic duo will almost certainly bring some pizzazz back to the proceedings following Ricky Gervais's neutered 2012 performance.
"We droppin' racks at Nordstrom, son - that's racks on racks, you feel me?" And with that, comedian/actress/writer/funny lady Tina Fey hardcore raps her way into my heart forever. Listen to her guest verse on Childish Gambino's (AKA Community's Donald Glover, who's written for 30 Rock and popped up in a few episodes) track "Real Estate," from his new album Royalty.
Also in today's Biz Break: Tim Heidecker's polarizing Comedy finds a buyer, Matthew Lillard's Fat Kid heads to Cannes, an Italian festival war turns even uglier, and more...