Our mother publication, Philadelphia magazine, recently complied a collection of 75 selfies from notable faces around the region. Of course, there’s plenty of familiar folks in Philly’s rich arts and entertainment world that made the cut. Below you’ll find their shameless selfie poses that they shared with our readers.
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:
On the Today show this morning, Matt Lauer interviewed Tracy Morgan in what was the comedic actor’s first sit-down interview since the fatal car crash he was in last June. In the clip, Morgan sheds tears when talking about his friend and fellow comedian James McNair, who was killed in the crash.
“The case is settled, but the pain is always going to be there for Jimmy Mac,” Morgan told Lauer. “Bones heal, but the loss of my friend will never heal.”
He also talked about his own recovery process: “There are times where I have my good day and my bad days, where I forget things. … There are times where I get the headaches, and the nose bleeds. I won’t even let my lady know because I don’t want her to be worried about it.” He also repeatedly thanked friends and family who called to check on him throughout his recovery, including Upper Darby native and his 30 Rock co-star Tina Fey. Check out the video above.
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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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.
Two local heroes, Tina Fey and M. Night Shyamalan, collide in this awesome mashup from Staten Island comedy/party outfit Super Secret Show. They’ve taken the catchy opening song to Fey’s Netflix comedy Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and mixed it with clips from Shyamalan’s 2000, Bruce Willis-starring thriller Unbreakable. They call it “Unbreakable Bruce Willis,” naturally.
Check it out above, and good luck getting it out of your head later.
If you’ve been seeing Amy Schumer all over your Facebook feed lately, it’s because the third season of her sketch sitcom Inside Amy Schumer is debuting tonight on Comedy Central. She was at the Tribeca Film Festival this week to premiere the new season and offer some hints about what fans of the shit-stirring comedy can expect, including a sketch about Bill Cosby. More from HuffPo:
The Late Show With David Letterman is quickly approaching its final show on May 20th, so producers have released the list of guests who will be appearing during the 28-episode stretch.
Among those Letterman—the longest-running late-night show host in television history—will be Upper Darby’s Tina Fey, who will likely be there to chat about her new Netflix sitcom Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and her voice-over turn in Disney’s Monkey Kingdom, which comes out nationwide this weekend.
UPDATE [4/7/2015, 11:17 am]: This event is officially (and sadly for those who didn’t get tickets) sold out.
ORIGINAL: You’ve already binge-watched the entire first season of Tina Fey’s new Netflix series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, so what’s going to tide you over until the release of season two? This:
The show’s star, Ellie Kemper, is coming to Penn on April 21st to chat about her career and experience on the show, and then open up the floor for audience questions.
But don’t come prepared only with questions about crazy cult hairstyles, hilarious gay roommates and stories about working with Tina Fey. As The Daily Pennsylvanian points out, “Kemper is a strong voice for gender dynamics in the entertainment industry. In 2014, she hosted a TED Talk entitled ‘Women are Funny!’ and spoke about her experience as a female comedian in the male-dominated industry.”