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Tina Fey, and 6 More Stars With Odd Middle Names

Meet Elizabeth Stamatina Fey

(Newser) - In honor of Middle Name Appreciation Day on Tuesday, People ran down 10 celebrities with odd middle names:
  • Tina Fey: Stamatina. Her full name is actually Elizabeth Stamatina Fey, and she got "Tina" from her middle name.
  • Elton John: Hercules. He was born Reginald Kenneth Dwight, but renamed himself,
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Tina Fey's New Show Is Great

Critics love 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,' with Ellie Kemper

(Newser) - Tina Fey's new show is now available for streaming on Netflix, and while Fey herself isn't in it, most critics think her fans will feel right at home with the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. It stars Office alum Ellie Kemper in the lead role as a sunny young woman... More »

Fallon, Timberlake Lead SNL's Star-Studded 40th

Eddie Murphy makes an odd return to the show

(Newser) - Live from New York, it was a Sunday night, but a swath of legendary entertainers nevertheless came together to fete Saturday Night Live on its 40th anniversary. The SNL 40 special featured appearances from current and former cast members, film icons, and musical guests like Paul McCartney and Kanye West.... More »

Bravo to Fey, Poehler for Tweaking Cosby Scandal

Columnists weigh in on Golden Globes jokes

(Newser) - There's an argument to be made for not joking about the Bill Cosby rape scandal—like, for example, the awkwardness of using the alleged victims' trauma as a "laugh line." But, writes Spencer Kornhaber in the Atlantic , Tina Fey and Amy Poehler went there during the Golden... More »

Best Lines From Tina Fey, Amy Poehler

They open Golden Globes with jokes about The Interview, Bill Cosby

(Newser) - After welcoming an audience full of " minimally talented spoiled brats ," Tina Fey and Amy Poehler kicked off tonight's Golden Globes—the last one, they say, that they will host.
  • They made sure to start their opening monologue by noting they were there to honor "all the
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How 7 Celebs Got Their Famous Scars

Car crashes, horseback riding accidents, and tag, oh my

(Newser) - Ever wondered how a famous actor or actress got their famous scar? The New York Post rounds up 14 stories-behind-the-scars:
  • Tina Fey was just 5 when a stranger approached her in her front yard and cut her left cheek with a knife, leaving her with a visible scar.
  • Harrison Ford
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5 Actors Who Wrote Books That Are Actually Good

And not all of them are memoirs

(Newser) - When you think of books written by celebrities, "fine literature" might not be the first two words that come to mind —but College Candy rounds up 10 books by celebs you might actually want to read:
  • Bossypants by Tina Fey: Funny, inspiring, and has some important things to
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You May Want to Leave This Is Where I Leave You

Despite a strong cast, critics say this flick falls flat

(Newser) - Tina Fey, Jason Bateman, and Jane Fonda team up in This Is Where I Leave You, a film about siblings brought together by their father's death. Though audiences are somewhat pleased, according to Rotten Tomatoes , critics are instead ready to throw tomatoes. Here's what they're saying:
  • Director
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Muppets Sequel Can't Top Reboot

Critics are pleased overall, but can't help comparing to the 2011 installment

(Newser) - The Muppets are back following their spectacular 2011 revival . This time, they're headed to Europe (with comedic big-hitters Tina Fey, Ricky Gervais, and Ty Burrell alongside), where all doesn't quite go as planned. Does Muppets Most Wanted live up to the reboot? The critics weigh in:
  • "Refreshingly
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13 Big Celebrity Feuds

Let's just say these stars don't get along

(Newser) - Admit it: Celebrity feuds are kinda fun. Radar rounds up 26 of the juiciest. A sampling:
  • Chelsea Handler is friends with Jennifer Aniston and thus no fan of Angelina Jolie, although she once insisted, "It has nothing to do with Jennifer." She just thinks Jolie "seems like
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Tina Fey, Amy Poehler's Best Golden Globes Lines

Fey even swipes back at Taylor Swift

(Newser) - Tina Fey and Amy Poehler opened the Golden Globes by simultaneously flattering and teasing their fellow Hollywood bigwigs—including Amy Poehler. "I believe Amy is here tonight, can we get a shot of her?" Poehler asked as the camera cut to Jennifer Lawrence. Poehler was quick to note that... More »

Here's Your 2014 Golden Globes Drinking Game

Tina Fey, Amy Poehler talk about Sunday's awards show

(Newser) - Tina Fey and Amy Poehler sat down for a pre-Golden Globes interview with the Hollywood Reporter , so of course they laid out the rules for this year's drinking game . "Anytime you see a gown with sleeves, you're going to drink," says Fey. "Anytime they cut... More »

Tina Fey Bringing Us New Sitcom

NBC gives series order to Ellie Kemper sitcom

(Newser) - Good news, Tina Fey fans: The 30 Rock star is producing a new sitcom, and NBC just gave it a rare straight-to-series order for 13 episodes to premiere next fall. The as-yet-untitled single-camera comedy stars The Office star Ellie Kemper, Variety reports. It's about a woman starting over in... More »

Fey, Poehler Getting Huge Globes Paydays

Source says they'll make $4M each, each time they host

(Newser) - OK, so it may be a report from gossip site Radar Online , but we can totally see Tina Fey and Amy Poehler doing this: While making a deal to host the Golden Globes for the next two years , they "decided to ask for the craziest package ever given to... More »

Fey, Poehler Re-Up for 2 Years as Globes' Hosts

Tina, Amy are committed for 2014, 2015

(Newser) - Wish Tina Fey and Amy Poehler would just host every awards show from now until the end of time? Well, we've got good news for you. For at least the next two years, they'll host the Golden Globes, according to the Hollywood Reporter . Their stint as this year'... More »

Aaron Paul Cameo Lights Up SNL

Despite Tina Fey, season opener is otherwise pretty forgettable

(Newser) - Tina Fey returned to her old stomping grounds last night to kick off the new season of Saturday Night Live, but it's a cameo from Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul that has tongues wagging this morning. Paul appeared in the Cold Open, notes the Hollywood Reporter , as Jay Pharoah'... More »

Lots of Surprises at the Emmy Awards

We watched the Emmy Awards so you didn't have to

(Newser) - After giving tonight's Emmy Awards host Neil Patrick Harris some really excellent award show advice , Tina Fey and Amy Poehler took the stage to present the first award: Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series went to Nurse Jackie's Merritt Wever, who gave perhaps the best acceptance speech... More »

No Big Musical Number as Neil Patrick Harris Opens Emmys

Instead we got a boring skit and some bad jokes

(Newser) - If you were expecting Neil Patrick Harris to open tonight's Emmy Awards with one of his typical big song-and-dance numbers, you were probably disappointed: Instead, he started with a sketch involving him attempting to watch an entire season of television that was not very well-received on Twitter (sample tweet... More »

28 Stars With College Degrees

Some in subjects you would not expect

(Newser) - These famous ladies didn't necessarily need a college degree in order to rake in the big bucks, but they got 'em anyway. PopSugar rounds up 28 actresses who graduated:
  • Eva Longoria: Master's degree in Chicano Studies; California State University, Northridge. Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology; Texas A&
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17 Stars Who Had Babies Over 40

Halle Berry will soon join the group

(Newser) - Halle Berry says that getting pregnant again at 46 was " the biggest surprise of her life ," considering she thought she "was kind of past the point where this could be a reality for me." But she's far from the only celebrity to have a baby... More »

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