Now that it’s been confirmed that Alexander Hamilton will be replaced by a woman on the ten-dollar bill, there’s talk that we should do the same for Andrew Jackson and the twenty. There’s already a host of ladies in the running to replace Hamilton, including historic names like the great Harriet Tubman and Eleanor Roosevelt, which means one of them will likely earn the prominent spot on the $20 if things decide to go that way. They’re all great choices, but wouldn’t it be quite the triumph to have someone local? Someone like, say, Tina Fey? One blogger on Huffington Post is arguing her case, tongue-and-cheek as it may be. The writer’s stance:
High school kids love Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off.” A little over a week ago a school in Cinnaminson shared with the world a video they made to the catchy tune, and today the Internet’s all abuzz with footage from a graduation at Portsmouth High School in New Hampshire, in which the graduating class of 230-plus erupt into one big “Shake It Off” flash mob.
Yesterday evening, the National Constitution Center held a grand opening celebration for the opening of its first LGBT exhibit, “Speaking Out for Equality.” The event drew a crowd of about 600—everyone from State Representative Brian Sims, who looked dashing in his rainbow suspenders; Philly Pride’s Franny Price with purple hair a blazin’; and even the out owner of Geno’s Steaks Geno Vento.
Tina Fey and Amy Schumer pulled a Britney and Madonna last night in New York at the Peabody Awards. Fey was on stage to introduce Schumer, who was being honored with a Peabody for her work on her Comedy Central series Inside Amy Schumer.
During Fey’s speech, the Upper Darby comedian praised Schumer, saying, she “is killing it, as the agents like to say. Usually they are lying. But in this case it is true. Amy is killing it. She is the biggest deal in comedy right now,” writes the Hollywood Reporter. “I really wanted to come down here tonight, and in a Madonna kind of way try to like feed off of her youth and maybe suck her soul out in a very awkward, staged lesbian kiss.”
And as you can imagine, that’s just what happened when Schumer finally came out. The Daily Mail describes the intimate details:
The women started with a light peck at a respectful distance before transitioning into what resembled a passionate make-out session.
They pressed their faces close and wrapped their arms tightly around each other.
Tina, 45, also held up her hand for a high-five from Amy, 33.
Ooh la la. There’s no video of the smooch yet. Some folks in the audience did grab photos, though:
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On last night’s episode of Inside Amy Schumer, one sketch found star and creator Amy Schumer playing Bill Cosby‘s defense attorney in the “court of public opinion.” Once the prosecution finishes its case, Schumer flips on a jukebox playing a Cosby-esque ditty then dances around like the Huxtables did in the Cosby Show intros. “I’m talking about a beloved show that we love,” she pleads to the jury. “This is about us not punishing ourselves for loving great comedy. … Let’s remind ourselves what’s at stake here: If convicted, the next time you put on a rerun of The Cosby Show, you may wince a little. You may feel a little a little pang. And none of us deserve that!”
She also uses pudding pops and a bunch of Cosby sweaters to persuade the jury of Bill Cosby’s innocence. It’s all tongue-in-cheek, though, as you might imagine. In the end she outwardly declines a martini Cosby has delivered to her for defending his innocence. Check it out above.
Philly’s Abbi Jacobson and her Broad City co-star Ilana Glazer also starred in a sketch of Inside Amy Schumer last night, with Bill Nye the Science Guy. That’s below:
Yes, Virginia, there is a Tina Fey (and Amy Poehler!) action figure, and chances are, the limited-edition set might sell out before you can say, “Live, from New York, it’s Saturday Night!”
Entertainment Earth is producing these action figures based on Fey and Poehler’s stints as anchors on Saturday Night Live’s “Weekend Update.” They’re being sold as a set for the San Diego Comic-Con in July. These 3.5-inch doppelgängers look quite like the real thing, and come together for $29.99, along with a fold-out diorama of the “Weekend Update” set.
However, here’s the kicker: They’re only making 2,400 pairs of the figures, and first dibs go to those who attend the San Diego convention. Whatever is left over will be sold to admiring fans, and you can pre-order the pair online now for late July shipping. In other words, fans better get clicking and pull out their credit cards!
On what was her last appearance on CBS’s Late Show with David Letterman, Tina Fey vowed that, after the host steps down, she will never wear a fancy dress on a late-night talk show again. “[It’s] very hard work—I don’t know if you’re aware of the contraptions under here.”
So to mark the occasion, she decided to strip down to her Spanx and give Letterman the dress: “Because this is my last time wearing a fancy dress on a talk show, and conforming to gender norms out of respect for you … I want to give you the dress.”
The front of her Spanx was emblazoned with the words, “BYE DAVID;” the back, #LastDressEver. Check out the clip above.
A new YouTube video reimagines Broad City—co-created by and starring Philly comedian Abbi Jacobson—as an episode of Friends. It comes complete with a new intro to the tune of “I’ll Be There for You” and a few-second segue into an episode with a cheesy ’90s-sitcom laugh track. It’s hilarious and 49 seconds long. Check it out above.
Microsoft has created the website equivalent to one of those carnival attractions that claims to be able to guess your age and weight. “How Old Do I Look” uses “state-of-the-art, cloud-based algorithms” to decipher human faces, guess their age, and taunt the gay community for eternity.
Gay Star News gave it a test run (and veered into dangerous territory) using photos of 18 gay icons. The results were a little off-base. The site guessed Christina Aguilera was 48 (14 years older than what it guessed for Cher!), Ellen was 64 (even with all that Cover Girl!?) and Madonna was 27 (it must have confused her with her boyfriends.)
I wanted to tinker with it, too, and I thought “What better way than to use Philly drag queens?!” That couldn’t get me into any trouble at all, right? It’s all fun and games, people, and Microsoft even admits that they’re still working to improve the feature. So without further adieu, Microsoft attempts to guess the ages of some of our most popular drag queens:
Try it out for yourself here.