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Tina Fey and Rachel Dratch's 1999 stage show is as great as it sounds

25 July 2014 12:02 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

One one side of Chicago’s Second City stage, Rachel Dratch performs a one-woman show about the 19th-century woman’s rights activist Edwina Garth Burnahm. On the other, Tina Fey monologues about her vagina. This might sound like a fever dream you had after binging on Cheesy Blasters, but it actually happened.

A 1999 video of the the pair recently surfaced online, and if that description of the first sketch isn’t enough to get you hooked, then you have no soul. They performed Dratch and Fey at Second City as well as the Upright Citizens Brigade in New York City. »

- Jackson McHenry

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Peter Dinklage Teases the Chance to Star in Chris Columbus’ Pixels

25 July 2014 3:13 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

With its release positioned just two weeks after Avengers: Age of Ultron, you can see why everyone’s getting excited about Chris Columbus’ upcoming blockbuster, Pixels.

Sony isn’t going to risk putting something people won’t want to turn out to see opposite Age of Ultron’s third and fourth frames. It’s already pegged to be the best thing we’ve seen Adam Sandler do in some time, which is a great prospect enough as it is.

In the past few days, the studio’s been teasing a couple of first looks at the film, and now they’ve launched a new promo ahead of its appearance at Comic-Con, inviting conventiongoers the chance to win a role in the movie.

When aliens misinterpret video-feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war, they attack Earth using the games as models for their various assaults. President William Cooper »

- Kenji Lloyd

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Peter Dinklage rocks old school arcade moves in new 'Pixels' video

24 July 2014 3:54 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Sony's upcoming Adam Sandler comedy "Pixels" seems tailor-made for Comic Con, and a new promotional video is a must-see for Peter Dinklage fans. "Pixels" finds middle-aged competitive games -- played by Sandler, Dinklage and Josh Gad -- facing an alien invasion inspired by classic arcade games.  In the below video, Dinklage ditches his "Game of Thrones" garments and sophisticated airs for some tattoos, a mullet and a sneer as he invites all the "Suckers" to come lose at the Electric Dreams Arcade.   Watch it here: Directed by Chris Columbus (the first two "Harry Potter" films) and inspired by the 2010 short by Patrick Jean, "Pixels" also stars Kevin James, Josh Gad, Michelle Monaghan, Brian Cox, Ashley Benson and Jane Krakowski. If you're in San Diego, "Pixels" has set up a video arcade at the Hard Rock Hotel "Pixels" opens May 15, 2015. »

- Dave Lewis

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Watch Tina Fey and Rachel Dratch's Outrageous Two-Woman Show From 1999

24 July 2014 12:36 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Back in 1999 two upstart comedians, Rachel Dratch and Tina Fey, "accidentally" booked the same stage at Chicago's legendary Second City. So they decided to share the spotlight, performing their shows simultaneously: Dratch delivered a one-woman play about the obscure (possibly fictional) women's rights pioneer Edwina Garth Burnham; and Fey explored her sexuality in a series of monologues called, bluntly, "Cunt Poems."

50 Greatest 'Saturday Night Live' Sketches of All Time: 'Mom Jeans'

The rapid-fire, mind-boggling sketch kicked off an installment of the pair's show, Dratch & Fey, which they performed at Second City, »

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American Dad!: Three New Episodes to Air on Fox

21 July 2014 5:22 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

As you may have heard, American Dad! is moving to TBS for the 2014-15 season. However, it seems that Fox has three leftover unaired episodes and will air them next fall. No word on when the new season of the animated series will launch on TBS.

Here's the press notice:

American Dad (Sundays, 9:30-10:00 Pm Et/Pt)

American Dad wraps up its run on Fox with three all-new episodes this fall. First, in the special one-hour season premiere (Sunday, Sept. 14, 9:00-10:00 Pm Et/Pt), Roger is forced to sell his beloved attic bar to a restaurant chain after suffering a heart attack, and a sexy new next-door neighbor (guest voice Jane Krakowski, “30 Rock”) promises to take Steve and his friends’ virginity in return for housework. John Lutz (“30 Rock”) and Eddie Kaye Thomas (“American Pie”) also guest-voice. In the final Fox episode (Sunday, Sept. »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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30 Rock's Jane Krakowski boards Adam Sandler comedy Pixels

13 July 2014 4:15 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

30 Rock's Jane Krakowski has boarded the Adam Sandler comedy Pixels.

The actress will play President Cooper's (Kevin James) first lady, who at one time was romantically linked with Sam Brenner (Sandler).

Based on Patrick Jean's short film, the movie follows what happens when aliens misinterpret video feeds from arcade games as a declaration of war and launch an attack on earth following the games as a guide.

Brenner leads a rag-tag group comprised of Josh Gad and Peter Dinklage to repel the alien attack and save the earth.

Director Chris Columbus's action comedy also features Ashley Benson, Brian Cox and Michelle Monaghan.

Pixels opens on May 15, 2015 in the Us and on May 27, 2015 in the UK. »

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Casting: Sanada, Cruz, Fisher, Fanning, Krakowski

9 July 2014 7:30 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Mr. Holmes

"47 Ronin" and "Helix" star Hiroyuki Sanada is set to join Ian McKellen in Bill Condon's "Mr. Holmes" which is currently filming in London. The story follows an aging Sherlock Holmes who sets out to solve an unfinished case before he loses his keen mental faculties.

Sanada will play Umezaki, a Prickly Ash plant enthusiast who Holmes visits in Japan. Laura Linney is also onboard as Holmes’ housekeeper. Jeffrey Hatcher adapted the script based on Mitch Cullin's novel "A Slight Trick of the Mind". [Source: Deadline]

Grimsby

Penelope Cruz is in final negotiations to join Sacha Baron Cohen in Louis Leterrier's spy comedy "Grimsby" at Sony Pictures. Cruz will play a philanthropic corporate leader who may (or may not) be more than she seems.

Mark Strong plays a James Bond type forced to hide in his hometown and team up with his English football hooligan brother (Baron Cohen). Rebel Wilson, »

- Garth Franklin

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Casting Net: Jonah Hill in talks for the Coen Brothers' 'Hail, Caesar!,' more

9 July 2014 5:33 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Jonah Hill is in talks to join 22 Jump Street co-star Channing Tatum in the Coen Brothers’ Hail, Caesar! The film follows a 1950s Hollywood fixer, working to keep the studio’s stars in check. George Clooney and Josh Brolin will star. Tatum, Tilda Swinton, and Ralph Fiennes are in negotiations, and Scarlett Johansson is in talks to join the film. [The Wrap]

Penelope Cruz is in final negotiations to join Sacha Baron Cohen in Grimsby. Louis Leterrier is directing Sony’s spy comedy, which follows a James Bond type (Mark Strong) who has to hide in his hometown and team with his goofy, »

- C. Molly Smith

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'30 Rock' Comedienne Jane Krakowski Joins Adam Sandler's 'Pixels'

9 July 2014 10:39 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

The cast of Columbia Pictures adaptation of the short film Pixels is already pretty full with Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Josh Gad and Peter Dinklage leading the film about a group of video game experts who are recruited by the government to help deal with the threat of popular 1980s video game characters attacking New York City. In addition, Michelle Monaghan is on board the film as a weapons developer who also turns out to be a love interest for Sandler. Now another cast member has been added with Deadline reporting that "30 Rock" prima donna Jane Krakowski will play the First Lady in the sci-fi action comedy. More below! For those who maybe haven't paid close attention to the development of Pixels, here's a rundown of the characters. Sandler is a former video game champion, now leading a miserable life as a home theater installer and Dinklage is playing his brash former video game-playing nemesis. »

- Ethan Anderton

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Jane Krakowski Joins Adam Sandler In Pixels

9 July 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Audiences who have been missing their daily dose of Jenna insanity ever since NBC’s 30 Rock wrapped up are in luck – Deadline is reporting that Jane Krakowski has signed on to play another crazy character in the upcoming movie Pixels.

The actress will play the First Lady of the United States (to give you some perspective, the President is being played by Kevin James), who previously had a romantic relationship with the lead character (Adam Sandler). Though Pixels was originally dismissed as an Adam Sandler film, we actually do have reason to be excited for it. The flick, directed by Harry Potter helmer Chris Columbus, focuses on a group of old-school video gamers who become essential to combatting a powerful alien race which attacks after misinterpreting feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of intergalactic war.

So far, the cast that has been announced for Pixels is pretty inpressive. »

- Isaac Feldberg

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‘30 Rock’s Jane Krakowski Joins Adam Sandler Sci-Fi Comedy ‘Pixels’

9 July 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: 30 Rock alumna Jane Krakowski is powering up with the cast of Columbia PicturesPixels opposite Adam Sandler and Kevin James. She’ll play the First Lady to James’ President Cooper, who also once dated Sandler’s character Jules Brenner, in the science fiction comedy directed by Chris Columbus. The Happy Madison and 1492 Pictures production unfolds when aliens invade Earth after misinterpreting feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of intergalactic war. Pic is now filming in Toronto. Krakowski is the latest addition to a cast that includes Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad and Ashley Benson. In the […] »

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Who are Top 10 Emmy contenders for Best Comedy Supporting Actress: Allison Janney, Julie Bowen ...?

4 July 2014 6:29 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Will this year's Emmy race for Best Comedy Supporting Actress be as unpredictable as the last one? In 2013, Merritt Wever ("Nurse Jackie"), who was ranked last in our odds, pulled off a huge upset over frontrunner Jane Krakowski ("30 Rock"). That win by Wever puts her in fourth place among this year's contenders. (See the racetrack odds for all contenders here). -Break- Will Allison Janney win an Emmy on her first try for 'Mom? Discuss all things Emmy in our infamous forums After reading our recap, be sure to check out the photo gallery at the bottom of this post, which previews the top contenders and gets you ready to make your own Emmy predictions before nominations are announced on July 10. Frontrunners Even though she is on the freshman series "Mom," an untested show with Emmy voters, Allison Janney is the overall favorite at 12/5 to win. Creator Chuck Lorre produces other CBS sh. »

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2014 Emmy Nomination Contenders - Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

13 June 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Reminder: For our annual Emmy contenders coverage, Sepinwall does his personal preferences, while I handicap mostly in terms of likelihood of landing nominations. As usual, the first six slides in each gallery are my nomination predictions. The next eight or nine slides are the actors and shows most likely to sneak in, based on precedent, quality or something nebulous. And then at the end of each gallery, I tend to throw in a couple oddballs who have no chance at all of being nominated, but who I think deserve to be a part of the conversation, or might accidentally become part of the conversation, just because. Our next category: Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy "Orange Is The New Black" is the grand mystery here, as with most of the comedy categories. It has never been eligible before and it's already ambiguous as a comedy, so voter response could be cold, »

- Daniel Fienberg

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Jane Krakowski Reunites With Tina Fey for New Comedy

12 May 2014 11:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Over a year after they parted ways following the series finale of "30 Rock," Tina Fey and Jane Krakowski are teaming up for another NBC comedy.

Krakowski just joined "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," which is being co-produced by Fey and fellow "30 Rock" showrunner Robert Carlock. The series follows Kimmy (played by "The Office" alum Ellie Kemper), who's recently escaped from a religious cult and moved to New York City to experience real life for the first time.

Krakowski will appear in a supporting, recurring role as an uptight Upper West Side mother for whom Kimmy nannies. The actress joined the project after her Fox pilot, "Dead Boss," was not picked up to series. She replaced Megan Dodds, who played the character in one scene in the "Kimmy" pilot; the scene will be re-shot.

This isn't Krakowski's first time replacing an actress in an already-picked-up pilot; she also did the same for "30 Rock, »

- Katie Roberts

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Jane Krakowski Reunites With Tina Fey for New Comedy

12 May 2014 11:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Over a year after they parted ways following the series finale of "30 Rock," Tina Fey and Jane Krakowski are teaming up for another NBC comedy.

Krakowski just joined "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," which is being co-produced by Fey and fellow "30 Rock" showrunner Robert Carlock. The series follows Kimmy (played by "The Office" alum Ellie Kemper), who's recently escaped from a religious cult and moved to New York City to experience real life for the first time.

Krakowski will appear in a supporting, recurring role as an uptight Upper West Side mother for whom Kimmy nannies. The actress joined the project after her Fox pilot, "Dead Boss," was not picked up to series. She replaced Megan Dodds, who played the character in one scene in the "Kimmy" pilot; the scene will be re-shot.

This isn't Krakowski's first time replacing an actress in an already-picked-up pilot; she also did the same for "30 Rock, »

- Katie Roberts

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Jane Krakowski Joins NBC’s Tina Fey-Robert Carlock Comedy Series

12 May 2014 7:27 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

It’s a 30 Rock reunion! I’ve learned that 30 Rock alumna Jane Krakowski has joined the cast of upcoming NBC comedy series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, from 30 Rock creator/star/executive producer Tina Fey and executive producer Robert Carlock. Krakowski will recur on the project, starring Ellie Kemper as the wide-eyed Kimmy who, after 15 years of living in a cult, decides it’s time to reclaim her life and heads to New York. Krakowski will play a rich Upper West Side mom who hires Kimmy as a nanny. I hear the casting came together very quickly after Fox last Wednesday opted not to proceed with Krakowski’s comedy pilot Dead Boss. The character only has one scene in the pilot where it was played by Megan Dodds. After swiftly closing a deal with Krakowski, I hear the scene was reshot and will be featured in the trailer for the series at today’s NBC upfront presentation. »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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Fox Cancels “Enlisted,” NBC Renews “Svu” and “Witches of East End” Cast a Mysterious Stranger

8 May 2014 4:51 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

News

Hgtv was planning on airing a new house-flipping show, Flip It Forward. However, following a revelation by Right Wing Watch that the proposed show’s hosts had a history of religious bigotry, stalking an abortion doctor and anti-gay activities like protesting pride celebrations. Hgtv has cancelled the show.

Let’s start with the good news. Despite rumors that Fox might give in to the powerful influence of producer Seth MacFarlane, Fox has decided to cancel the offensive, unfunny Dads. Unfortunately, there’s also bad news — the promising and endearing Enlisted (also the Chris Meloni sitcom Surviving Jack, which inspired strong feelings in few people). In worse news for comedy, the network also passed on two promising-sounding pilots, Dead Boss and Fatrick. Fatrick reunited Ray Ford with Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 creator Nahnatchka Kajhan. Dead Boss was a remake of a British comedy with Jane Krakowski and Amy Sedaris. »

- Lyle Masaki

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Hot Pilot Prospects Emerge After Week of Screenings

2 May 2014 8:29 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Broadcast network execs have been ensconced in darkened rooms most of this week, screening dozens of pilots in preparation for upfront presentations during the week of May 12.

NBC is first out of the gate on the morning of May 12, followed by Fox in the afternoon. The Peacock already has given series commitments to several projects, including comedy “Tooken” from the potent combo of Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, toplined by Ellie Kemper. By multiple accounts, the first episode lives up to its promise.

Another comedy project that continues to look like a lock for an order at the Peacock is the Amy Poehler-produced “Old Soul,” starring Natasha Lyonne (pictured). “Ellen More or Less,” from Jason Katims’ busy shop, has execs impressed with the potential of star Stacey McGunnigle.

Two other laffers with strong femme leads are also generating heat: Kate Walsh in “Bad Judge” and Krysten Ritter in the 1960s astronaut comedy “Mission Control. »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Johnny Depp and Amber Heard Have a Broadway Date Night

25 April 2014 6:43 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard made a Broadway date on Thursday when they dropped by the opening night of Cabaret on the Great White Way. The couple held hands before entering the theater alongside other stars like Kristin Chenoweth, Cynthia Nixon, and Jane Krakowski. The musical revival stars Alan Cumming and Michelle Williams, and Alan even got in some quality time with Johnny backstage. Johnny and Amber have briefly relocated to the Big Apple while Amber works on her new film If I Were to Live My Life Over Again. Johnny was busy during much of April while he promoted his latest project Transcendence around the globe, but he made it back to NYC in time to celebrate Amber's 28th birthday, which took place on Tuesday. »

- Maria Mercedes Lara

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TheBacklot Interview: Cheyenne Jackson

24 April 2014 8:29 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Whether he’s on stage, television or film, Cheyenne Jackson is hard to ignore. Maybe it’s his tall, classically handsome looks or the fact that he’s just so damn comfortable in his own skin. Regardless, there’s an irresistible appeal to the man that has served him (and us) very well.

While his work in 30 Rock and Glee and films like Behind The Candelabra and United 93 brought him attention for his acting skills, his heart is and always will be with music. This weekend he brings his “Music Of The Mad Men Era” show with the La Philharmonic to downtown La’s Walt Disney Concert Hall. He’ll be joined by Jane Lynch, Rebecca Romijn and musical director Ben Toth for the one-night-only performance.

Earlier this week, TheBacklot sat down with Jackson at The Abbey in West Hollywood to talk about his career, being out, tattoos, how »

- Jim Halterman

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