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.
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 »
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 Liveits 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.
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler ended their multi-year hosting gig on the Golden Globes last year, but their fancy-Hollywood-awards MCing duties may not quite be finished. Time and multiple other outlets are reporting that Academy Awards producer David Hill hinted that next year’s show will have not one but two hosts, sparking speculation it will be Upper Darby darling Fey and her partner-in-crime Poehler.
“There will be multiple hosts for sure – there will be two,” said Hill. “Two is better than one. … Just imagine, you’re in there. One of your hosts drops dead from cardiac arrest. What do you do? Second host goes on! And you keep going. … Note to self. Check out their heart rates.”
Though that’s all the info we’re getting, Entertainment Weekly is betting on Fey and Poehler or Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele of Key & Peele.
The last time a duo hosted the Oscars was in 2011, when James Franco and Anne Hathaway did it. Anything would be better than that–but few could out-do Fey and Poehler. We’ll be crossing our fingers until the updates roll in.
Deadline reports that NBC, in an attempt to get back in the laughs game, has ordered a new comedy project by 30 Rock and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt dream team Tina Fey and Robert Carlock.
The yet-to-be-titled series will be written by Tracey Wigfield, who won an Emmy with Fey for co-writing the 30 Rock series finale. It will concern a “mother-daughter relationship that is challenged when an overly involved New Jersey mom gets an internship at her daughter’s workplace, a cable news network.”
For celebs who are in the spotlight constantly, keeping in shape is practically part of their job. So it’s no surprise that many of the stars we adore are as fit as it comes. These seven Philadelphia born-and-bred celebrities — from Kevin Hart to P!nk to Will Smith and more — are definitely fit and, call us nosy, but I’m sure we’re not alone in wanting to know how they do it. So we shamelessly dug up their wellness routines to inspire, inform, and entertain you. Check them out below. Read more »