Yesterday, TIME released its 2016 100 Most Influential People list. Ronda Rousey, UFC badass, made the list, and Tina Fey, Upper Darby native and girl crush to all, penned the TIME blurb about Rousey — a short love letter to her, really. And if Rousey wasn’t already one of your fitness idols, she’s about to be. Read more »
This is fun:
Vulture says: “Tituss Burgess and Tina Fey wisely went with “You’re Nothing Without Me” for their duet at the annual MCC Theater Miscast Gala. It was obvious Tituss could sing (see also: the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt one-man production of The Lion King), but Tina Fey? Come on! The number, from the 1989 musical City of Angels, is a duet between a writer and said writer’s fictional creation.” Makes sense, since Burgess stars on the show Fey writes. But how about her performance? Thank goodness for Upper Darby Summer Stage.
Tina Fey announced a Temple University School of Media and Communication scholarship honoring her late father, Donald Fey, last night on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.
“My dad served in Korea and he also was a journalist at the beginning of his career,” Fey said in the announcement. “After he came back from Korea, he went to Temple University — Philly! Right? – Temple University School of Journalism.” The Roots cheered the hometown shout-out.
Donald Fey, who died in October, studied journalism at Temple in the 1960s after returning from military service in Korea. The Donald H. Fey Memorial Scholarship is for returning veterans who want to study journalism. Read more »
What’s left to say about Tina Fey? She’s from Upper Darby. She’s hilarious. And, yes, we love her.
With that out of the way, the one thing we can say on a real estate site is that Fey and her husband, composer Jeff Richmond, just made a major move inside their swanky co-op building at 300 West End Avenue in New York’s Upper West Side–paying $9.51 million for the four-bedroom unit above their current apartment.
Before we start, let’s get a couple important things out of the way.
1) Tina Fey is annoyingly talented and outrageously funny. There are a few seasons of 30 Rock that I’d argue are as good as anything that ever happened on TV, and if I made smart weekend choices, I would have seen Sisters. I don’t, so I saw The Night Before and kept wondering if Tina Fey and Amy Poehler could have saved it.
2) No one should apologize for jokes, least of all Tina Fey. She already warned us that she will not be held responsible for the loss of any PC angel wings, and for that I salute her.
3) Can I say that she looked amazing in that leather mini dress? Or is that anti-feminist? Screw it — as a woman who would sell the remainder of her soul for an ass like that, I’m saying Tina Fey looked amazing. While we’re at it, Hillary is having a great hair week. Well done, ladies.
This all said, I could have done without that now-viral “Bronx Beat” segment on Saturday Night Live this past weekend. In case you live under a beautiful Internet rock, here’s the idea: Basic Bronx housewives Poehler and Maya Rudolph host a talk show, while Fey plays their heavily accented guest, Cousin Karen from the violent hellhole that is Philly. Read more »
If you’ve followed Tina Fey over the past few years, you know she’s no fan of the Internet — despite the fact that the Internet really, really loves her. On talk show interviews she’s rolled her eyes at blogging culture, and the need to regurgitate stories over and over again. In The Advocate in November, she turned up her nose at the web: “I don’t worry about what the Internet says. Getting in trouble with the Internet is not real. The Internet is not a force you have to obey.” And now, in a new interview with a Net-a-Porter, she attacks again, saying “Steer clear of the Internet and you’ll live forever.”
That statement followed a discussion about a couple episodes and characters on her Netflix sitcom Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt that some deemed racially insensitive. “We did an … episode and the Internet was in a whirlwind, calling it ‘racist,’ she told the magazine.
Over the weekend, Upper Darby’s Tina Fey and her comic partner-in-crime Amy Poehler hosted Saturday Night Live, the last episode before the new year. The funny ladies did nearly everything we hoped they’d do. Poehler brought back her Hillary Clinton impersonation, Tina Fey did Sarah Palin and, in one hilarious segment, even let loose her Philly accent.
In an interview on SiriusXM’s The Howard Stern Show that was released today, Upper Darby’s Tina Fey finally opens up about who it was that called her the C-word when she was working as head writer on Saturday Night Live. The experience was famously remade years later, when Lutz called Fey’s character, Liz Lemon, the same thing on 30 Rock. It was obvious it was written from a real-life experience, but no one ever knew who she was talking about. Until now.
Donald Trump may have given Saturday Night Live its highest ratings in a long time when he was on a few weeks ago, but something tells me the media-proclaimed carnival barker may get a run for his money when Upper Darby’s Tina Fey and comedian Amy Poehler return to host in December.
NBC announced today that the duo will take over hosting duties on December 19th. If that’s not enough, another local hero (unless you ask this guy), Bruce Springsteen, will serve as musical guest.
Billy Eichner (aka the guy who screams at people on the street then sticks a mic in their face) recently approached Upper Darby’s Tina Fey in New York to challenge her on the spot to name 20 Latino performers in 60 seconds. The reason? To see if the golden child can actually fail at something.
She gives it a good go, but struggles to get close to 20. She kind of remembers “the woman from Jane the Virgin,” and folks like J.Lo and Marc Anthony, and Freddie Prinze and Freddie Prinze Jr. Surprisingly, she forgets big-namers like Penelope Cruz and Selma Hayek, but hey, being put on the spot is tough for—even if you are Tina Fey. Check out the clip from Billy on the Street above.