There’s no doubt that Tina Fey is one of the most famous and beloved Saturday Night Live cast members of all time. That said, her new comedy, Admission, only made $6.5 million at the box office this weekend. So, it made us wonder, how well has every single Saturday Night Live cast member of all-time —yes, all 131 of them!— performed in terms of box office draw? And the answers are incredibly surprising.
Is NBC wooing Tina Fey to replace Jimmy Fallon in Late Night? Which classic All-American leading man is looking at joining the Captain America sequel? All this, plus which famous heroine just nabbed the role of Divergent‘s villain, in today’s Last Lap.
Taylor Swift should learn to never pick fights with comedians because…she’ll never win, y’know? Just days after essentially telling Amy Poehler and Tina Fey that they have a special spot in hell for making a gentle gibe at her during the Golden Globes, Chelsea Handler is now jumping headlong into the frey. And she’s definitely not so gentle.
Our jaws collectively dropped yesterday when we read about Taylor Swift dissing both Amy Poehler and Tina Fey, in her April cover story in Vanity Fair. When asked about the jokes Tina and Amy made about Taylor at The Golden Globes, her answer to the magazine was, “You know, Katie Couric is one of my favorite people…Because she said to me she had heard a quote that she loved, that said, ‘There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.’” Tina and Amy, going to hell? Hells to the no. But Amy’s responding to Taylor Swift’s in a manner that makes the songbird seem like a young, churlish child and we’re applauding, in awe, at the lovely Ms. Poehler for the hilarity and correctness of her answer. She responded to The Hollywood Reporter saying, “Aw, I feel bad if she was upset. I am a feminist, and she is a young and talented girl. That being said, I do agree I am going to hell. But for other reasons. Mostly boring tax stuff.” And that’s how it’s done, son. Lighten up, Taylor.
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A fresh-faced Taylor Swift covers next month’s Vanity Fair. In the magazine, she apparently says “there’s a special place in Hell for women” like Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, calls the media’s twisting of her dating life “sexist,” and refuses to dish on her relationship with Harry Styles, but authorizes a friend to gab all to the interviewer.
For seven seasons, 30 Rock fulfilled our most American need: “to sit on a couch talking on the phone about a TV show they’re watching based on a YouTube clip.” Well…okay, everything except the YouTube part. Now at 8:00pm EST tonight, the show draws to a close with double episodes “Hogcock!” and “Last Lunch.” We learned so much about the universe created by Tina Fey and her team of affable weirdos, from Liz’s struggle to find love to the importance of finishing your morning shower scotch. The most valuable lessons we learned, however, had to do with being famous: what to do with your new-found wealth (spend it on exotic sharks!), how to maintain your youthful glow (eating any placentas you can get your hands on!) and how to never, ever, ever go out with Mickey Rourke. A man with a catapult and a sex grill? That’s a deal breaker, ladies!
So we thought we’d round up the show’s 15 most important lessons about being a celebrity, which will be tremendously helpful if we manage to get cast in The Rural Juror 2 or Honkey Grandma Be Tripping In Jail. As Dr. Spaceman once put it, “There’s not really a name for what Tracy has. Basically, it’s erratic tendencies and delusions brought on by excessive notoriety.” Ah yes…we believe you call that fame.
Let’s be real, shall we? Some of the Mean Girls actors have moved on to better things. Amanda Seyfried has literally blown up in the past six months (well, not literally), Rachel McAdams is firmly on the A-list and Tina Fey is now writing a Mean Girls musical with her musician husband Jeff Richmond, which is pretty much the pinnacle of human achievement. “I’m trying to develop it with my husband, who does all the music for 30 Rock and I think Paramount’s onboard,” Fey told E! at the SAG Awards. After gushing about her love of Mariah Carey, Tina added, “Maybe she can play Amy Poehler’s part in the musical.” Oh wow, Mariah singing “You Girls Keep Me Young” with a Chihuahua chewing up her bazooms would go perfectly with the show-stopping number “The Limit Does Not Exist” and the Unfriendly Black Hotties choir. (Yes, we’ve been writing this musical in our heads for the past eight years. What’s your point?)
Tonight’s Screen Actors Guild Awards were not as tipsy-casual as the Golden Globes nor as formal as the Oscars almost certainly will be, but they were still chock full of funny, touching quotes from everyone from Amy Poehler to Tina Fey to Dick Van Dyke. And while it technically was not “out loud” and therefore does not count as a quote, did everyone see Bryan Cranston‘s adorable daughter mouth “I love you, Dad” while he was onstage? After we finished dying over how cute that was, we rounded up all our favorite bon mots from tonight’s ceremony for your reading pleasure:
The SAG Awards were full of lovely ladies and gents in black and blue who did not in any way remind us of bruises, along with welcome splashes of silver and purple, but what we loved across the board on the 15 outfits we’ve selected below is the way their cuts play up the perfect bodies of their wearers. Amanda Seyfried feared walking in her glorious Zac Posen, and Jennifer Lawrence almost tripped on her Dior as she stepped up to accept Best Female Actor, but we appreciate the sacrifices they made in the name of fashion. Tina Fey continued the winning streak she began at the Golden Globes, and Kiernan Shipka continued the one she’ll probably be on for decades more to come. It was all a pretty good showing for yet another contest for a naked statuette!
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We feel like we just ate a hearty meal…of celebrity zingers! Much like the food that bares their name, sometimes zingers are all you need to feel satisfied. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler certainly know what we’re talking about, what with all the A-list riffing they served up at tonight’s Golden Globes. Of course, plenty of other celebs got in on the action, too: Sacha Baron Cohen ripped on Russell Crowe, Aziz Ansari cracked wise about Downton Abbey, Jodie Foster, um, went after Honey Boo Boo. Really. Seriously. If you like the sound of that, you’re going to love our 17 Best Golden Globes quotes (in addition to our 7 Best Zingers from the Golden Globes opener!):