Over the weekend, Tina Fey and Jimmy Fallon portrayed undecided voters from Clifton Heights in a Saturday Night Live Weekend Update skit.
It went about as you’d expect: Fey was excellent, and her Philly accent was great, while Jimmy Fallon broke character and giggled a bunch. Mayor Jim Kenney even made fun of Fallon’s faux Philly accent. Read more »
Jimmy Fallon is getting some flak for the not-so-Philly accent he used on Saturday Night Live over the weekend. Read more »
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Today, Tina Fey receives the Lew Klein Award for Excellence in the Media. As is tradition with Klein Award winners, she did an hourlong Q&A session with Temple students this morning.
Fey talked with Temple students for an hour. She talked about her career at Saturday Night Live, at 30 Rock, in the many movies she’s worked on and starred in, and her time at the Upper Darby Summer Stage as a kid. But she mainly just answered questions for Fay fangirls and fanboys — one said, “I find you very attractive” — and gave them life advice. Below, a sampling of Fey’s wisdom at Temple today. Read more »
We only have one question about Tina Fey‘s appearance at Temple next week: Will she make any Bill Cosby jokes?
Fey’s 30 Rock made a joke about the scores of sexual assault allegations against Cosby back in 2009, before Hannibal Buress delivered his infamous Bill Cosby routine at The Trocadero in October 2014. Fey also made Cosby jokes while hosting the 2015 Golden Globes with Amy Poehler.
Cosby still holds an honorary from Temple, and Cosby’s lawyer (Patrick O’Connor) is still the chair of the Temple Board of Trustees. And Fey will appear at Temple University next Friday to accept the Lew Klein Award for Excellence in the Media. Sure, she’s getting an award so she might be nice — but she is a comedian, and passing up an opportunity to make a Bill Cosby joke there… well, what comedian would? Read more »
Monday is a big day for Pica’s Restaurant in Upper Darby: the iconic pizza-and-pasta spot turns 60 years old today. Read more »
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.
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Tina Fey on SNL (left), and at the opening of Sisters in New York (Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
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 »