Tina Fey, Seth Meyers Among ‘SNL’ Alums Who Allegedly Witnessed Horatio Sanz Assault Underage Fan
Dana Edelson/GettyThe plaintiff suing NBC and Horatio Sanz has spoken out once more, this time in an affidavit naming several Saturday Night Live cast members who allegedly witnessed Sanz sexually assaulting her as a 17-year-old minor at a 2002 SNL afterparty.Jane Doe sued Sanz and NBC last summer, alleging that the comedian groomed her from the age of 15 and sexually assaulted her at an SNL afterparty when she was 17. The complaint also quotes messages in which Sanz allegedly wrote that shouldnews.yahoo.com
Tom Hanks and Tina Fey Do Their Best to Salvage SNL’s COVID-Stricken 2021 Finale
NBCThe situation at 30 Rock’s Studio 8H was a fluid one fraught with uncertainty.Around 3 p.m. Saturday, the New York Post reported that there had been a COVID outbreak of sorts among the Saturday Night Live cast, with “a set insider” telling the paper “that ‘four actors’ have tested positive for coronavirus—and ‘three others’ have called out because they are now ‘fearful’ about coming to NBC Studios at 30 Rockefeller Center, where the weekly sketch show is filmed in Midtown.” SNL subsequently anews.yahoo.com
Golden Globes vows reform amid scrutiny on diversity
In this video grab issued Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021, by NBC, hosts Tina Fey, left, from New York, and Amy Poehler, from Beverly Hills, Calif., speak at the Golden Globe Awards. (NBC via AP)Facing heightened scrutiny arounds its membership and practices, the group behind the Golden Globe Awards says that it is committed to immediate “transformational change” and reforms. Hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler called for change on the broadcast, as did award winners of the night like Jane Fonda and Dan Levy. Three HFPA members took the stage during the low-rated show to acknowledge the controversy. Time’s Up president and CEO Tina Tchen said that “the clock is ticking.”
Pandemic Golden Globes ratings plunge 64% to 6.9M viewers
Last year's show, in the pre-lockdown era, reached 18.4 million viewers, the Nielsen company said. The Academy Awards in 2020 reached a record low 23.6 million viewers, and that was also pre-lockdown. ABC had 3.9 million, NBC had 3.4 million, Fox had 2.3 million, Univision had 1.4 million, Ion Television had 1.2 million and Telemundo had 1 million. AdFox News Channel topped the cable networks, averaging 2.46 million viewers in prime time. ABC's “World News Tonight" won the evening news ratings race, averaging 9.5 million viewers last week.
Golden Globes ratings sink to all-time low, as awards show loses two-thirds of audience
Gregg Donovan holds a sign in support of the "Time's Up Globes" movement outside the Beverly Hilton Hotel where the Golden Globes are taking place , February 28, 2021 in Beverly Hills, California. Not even Tina Fey and Amy Poehler could save Sunday's Golden Globes from sour ratings. While the HFPA used Sunday's show to issue a statement about their plans to include more Black journalists and other minority reporters in its organization in the future, many felt the apology fell flat. Nominations and wins, even from an organization like the HFPA, are still marketing opportunities for studios and celebrities. Note how often the words "Golden Globe winner" or "Golden Globe nominated" are used in trailers and other promotional materials.cnbc.com
The Oscars should heed these 5 lessons from the Golden Globes and Emmys
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler speak via livestream during the 78th Annual Golden Globe® Awards at The Rainbow Room on February 28, 2021 in New York City. co-host Tina Fey asked a small, socially distanced audience of first responders and essential workers during the opening monologue to the 78th annual Golden Globe Awards Sunday night. Ultimately, it seemed these newly minted Golden Globe honorees were torn between the joy of winning and the notion that their win might just be a little bit hollow. Pictured in this screengrab released on February 28, (l-r) Laura Dern and Daniel Kaluuya speak onstage at the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards broadcast on February 28, 2021. The Golden Globes is just the latest award show to be criticized for its lack of nonwhite nominees.cnbc.com
Golden Globe 2021 red carpet fashion: Best looks from the nontraditional virtual show
Rich Polk/Getty ImagesThe 78th Annual Golden Globes were anything but traditional. It was hosted by Tina Fey at New York City's Rainbow Room and Amy Poehler at the Beverly Hilton, while nominees were encouraged to stay home. Stars presented in person in front of a small audience of essential workers. Most nominees opted to glam up at home and post on their social media accounts. And then there was Jason Sudeikis, who accepted the award for "Ted Lasso" in a hoodie.cbsnews.com
Even more chaotic than usual, Globes still had their moments
(NBC via AP)In the opening moments of a Golden Globes night even more chaotic and confounding than usual, co-host Tina Fey raised a theoretical question: “Could this whole night have been an email?” Only the next three hours would tell. Or Chloé Zhao, making history as the first woman of Asian descent to win best director (and the first woman since 1984.) AdOf course, there were the usual confounding results and baffling snubs, compounded here by some epic Zoom fails. ZHAO MAKES HISTORYWhen Zhao won best director for her haunting and elegant “Nomadland,” she was the first woman of Asian descent to win that award. It was updated on March 3, 2021, to correct the nationality of director of “Nomadland.” Chloe Zhao is Chinese, not Asian American.
Fonda says Hollywood needs more diversity after Globes honor
In this video grab issued Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021, by NBC, Jane Fonda accepts the Cecil B. deMille Award at the Golden Globe Awards. (NBC via AP)LOS ANGELES – Just like in her career, Jane Fonda used the Golden Globes’ platform to speak on deeper issues calling for greater diversity in Hollywood while praising the “community of storytellers” as she accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award. While wearing an all-white suit, Fonda raised the Globes’ highest honor above her head Sunday before commending storytellers for their vital role in troubled times. She is the daughter of Oscar winner Henry Fonda, who died in 1982, and sister of Peter Fonda, who died in 2019. She launched IndieCollect’s Jane Fonda Fund for Women Directors, an organization aimed to support the restoration of films helmed by women from around the world.
The glam was back at the Golden Globes, albeit at a distance
And they were ready, style wise, as the Globes split hosts, with Amy Poehler at the Beverly Hilton and Tina Fey at the Rainbow Room in New York. Backstage after the show, Sudeikis told reporters he owns a multitude of hoodies but chose the one emblazoned with “Forward” on the front and “Listen + Lead” on the back as fitting for the unusual night. “I wanted to feel festive and go for it,” she told NBC. Sarah Paulson held her little black pooch on screen and Emma Corrin's fluffy white cat grabbed a moment for itself. AdLydia Marks, a New York set decorator, told The Associated Press the evening's technical challenges were many.
The Latest: 'Nomadland' wanders into the Globe winner circle
(Searchlight Pictures via AP)LOS ANGELES – The Latest on the Golden Globe ceremony (all times local):8:05 p.m.“Nomadland” has come in from the desert to take the Golden Globe for best picture in the drama category. Earlier, Chloe Zhao became the first woman of Asian descent to win the Golden Globe for best director for the film. It’s the first acting Golden Globe for the 36-year-old singer, songwriter and actress Day. Ad___7:40 p.m.Six months after his death at age 43, Chadwick Boseman has won a Golden Globe. ___5:10 p.m.Tina Fey and Amy Poehler began the pandemic-era Golden Globe Awards on Sunday night, delivering a split-screen opening from separate coasts.
How to watch the Golden Globes
Actors Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosted a bicoastal Golden Globes Sunday that was postponed for nearly two months because of the coronavirus pandemic. How to watch the Golden GlobesWhat : The 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards: The 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards Date : Sunday, February 28, 2021: Sunday, February 28, 2021 Time : 8-11 p.m. : ET Live's Golden Globes coverage starts at 7 p.m. "Mank" is in the running for best drama film with "The Father," "Nomadland," "Promising Young Woman" and "The Trial of the Chicago 7." In the running for best musical or comedy film are "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm," "Hamilton," "Music," "Palm Springs" and "The Prom."cbsnews.com
'Nomadland,' 'Borat' win at a socially distant Golden Globes
She’s only the second woman in the history of the Globes to win, and the first since Barbra Streisand won for “Yentl” in 1984. Its star, guerilla comedian Sacha Baron Cohen, also won best actor in a comedy. “The Queen's Gambit” won best limited series, and best actress in the category for Anya Taylor-Joy. “Schitt's Creek,” the Pop TV series that found a wider audience on Netflix, won best comedy series for its final season. Catherine O'Hara also took best actress in a comedy series.
How to watch the 2021 Golden Globes without cable
Golden Globe trophies are set by the stage ahead of the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards nominations announcement at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills on December 9, 2019. The 78th Golden Globes are set to kick off Sunday at 8 p.m. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, veteran hosts of the Globes, are set to emcee the event. However, some broadcasters are using the hours before the ceremony kicks off to countdown top red carpet outfits, memorable Golden Globe moments and interview nominees. Check out the full list of nominees for this year's Golden Globes here.cnbc.com
Phoenix, Erivo and ‘Barb and Star’ among Globes presenters
This combination photo shows, from left, Awkwafina, Cynthia Erivo, Joaquin Phoenix, Kristen Wiig and Renee Zellweger, who are among the first presenters announced for the Golden Globes awards ceremony. (AP Photo)LOS ANGELES – “Barb and Star” are headed to the Golden Globes — actors Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo will be among the presenters at the upcoming ceremony. Wiig and Mumolo's latest film, “Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar,” was released last week and some are already calling the campy film a cult classic. She’s won Golden Globes for her acting “Klute,” “Julia” and “Coming Home.”Norman Lear will be honored with the Carol Burnett Award, a counterpart to the DeMille Award that focuses on life achievement in television. Netflix dominated the nominations earlier this month, with its film “Mank” and its television series “The Crown” the leading nominees.
Golden Globes 2021: Female directors make history, Netflix dominates TV nominations
History was made Wednesday during the unveiling of the 2021 Golden Globe nominees. Regina King was nominated for "One Night in Miami," Chloe Zhao for "Nomadland" and Emerald Fennell for "Promising Young Woman." "Mank," a film centered around "Citizen Kane" co-writer Herman Mankiewicz, landed six nominations, the most of any film this year. In addition to Fincher's director nod, it secured nominations for best film, drama; best actor for Gary Oldman and best supporting actress for Amanda Seyfried; best score. Jack Fincher, the director's father who wrote the script before dying in 2003, also was nominated for best screenplay.cnbc.com
With ‘Mank’ and ‘The Crown,’ Netflix dominates Globes noms
In this image released by Netflix, Gary Oldman portrays Herman Mankiewicz in a scene from "Mank." On Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021 the film was nominated for a Golden Globe for best motion picture drama. “Mank,” about “Citizen Kane” co-writer Herman Mankiewicz, landed nominations for best film, drama; best actor for Gary Oldman; best director for Fincher, best supporting actress for Amanda Seyfried; best score; and best screenplay for Jack Fincher, the director’s father who penned the script before dying in 2003. Netflix, which topped all studios at the Globes last year, too, led with a commanding 42 nominations, with 22 coming in film categories and 20 in television. AdThe Globes are typically the first major show of Hollywood’s awards season, which ends with the crowning of the best picture winner at the Oscars.
Golden Globes to be held bicoastally, with Fey in New York
FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2015, file photo, Tina Fey, left, and Amy Poehler arrive at the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. The 78th Golden Globes will for the first time be held on two coasts, with Tina Fey live in New York and Amy Poehler in Beverly Hills, Calif., a person close to the show said Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021, as the annual Hollywood ceremony adapts to the pandemic. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK – The 78th Golden Globes will for the first time be held bicoastally, with Tina Fey live in New York and Amy Poehler in Beverly Hills, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association said Tuesday, as the annual Hollywood ceremony adapts to the pandemic. Fey and Poehler, who previously hosted the Globes together, had previously been set to emcee again. Fey will host from New York’s Rainbow Room, while Poehler will be at the Globes’ usual home, the Beverly Hilton.
Golden Globes nominations Wednesday could belong to Netflix
Nominations for the 78th annual Golden Globes will be announced on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2021. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK – Whether anyone will be attending the Golden Globes in person remains uncertain and improbable. On Tuesday, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association said the Globes — typically a bubbly dinner gathering with flowing drinks — will be held bi-coastally for the first time. digital channels and the Golden Globes' website. Last year's Golden Globes culminated in awards for “1917” and “Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood."
Sidelined 'Mean Girls' musical won't reopen on Broadway
FILE - The cast of "Mean Girls" performs at the 72nd annual Tony Awards on June 10, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Michael Zorn/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK – Producers of the Broadway musical “Mean Girls” have decided not to restart when authorities allow theaters to reopen in New York City, the second and likely not last established show to be a casualty of COVID-19 on the Great White Way. “We remain excited to bring this musical to the big screen, relaunch the tour and prepare for a London production,” said “Saturday Night Live” and “Mean Girls” producer Lorne Michaels in a statement. Broadway theaters abruptly closed on March 12, knocking out all shows, including 16 that were still scheduled to open. Late May is the earliest Broadway will reopen, according to the Broadway League.
‘Wonder Woman 1984’ adds $5.5 million in 2nd US weekend
This image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows Gal Gadot, left, and Chris Pine in a scene from "Wonder Woman 1984." (Clay Enos/Warner Bros. via AP)In its second weekend in U.S. theaters, “Wonder Woman 1984” earned an estimated $5.5 million in ticket sales according to studio estimates Sunday. “Wonder Woman 1984” has made $28.5 million to date from the U.S., where about 39% of theaters are open and most major markets, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia and San Francisco, are closed. Internationally, it added $10.1 million, bringing its global total to $118.5 million. While $5.5 million would be a terrible second weekend for a $200 million movie in a pre-pandemic world, under the unique circumstances it was enough to top the domestic charts.
New this week: 'Soul,' a Tom Hanks film & 'Bridgerton' on TV
This image released by Disney-Pixar shows the character 22, voiced by Tina Fey, left, and Joe Gardner, voiced by Jamie Foxx, in a scene from the animated film "Soul." But with more than half of U.S. theaters closed, two of the biggest movies of the year — “Soul” and “Wonder Woman 1984” — will be going straight to streaming. — Also arriving Christmas Day is “Wonder Woman 1984,” Patty Jenkins' sequel to her barrier-breaking 2017 film. With Gal Gadot returning, “Wonder Woman 1984” fast-forwards from 1918 to the “greed is good” decade. — AP Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy___Catch up on AP’s entertainment coverage here: https://apnews.com/apf-entertainment.
Al Pacino, Tina Fey to appear in 'Heroes of New York' lineup
NEW YORK – Al Pacino, Tina Fey and Eli Manning will join a star-studded lineup to celebrate the selfless acts of New Yorkers. Robin Hood and iHeartRadio announced a collaboration Thursday to present “Heroes of New York,” which will air Dec. 1 on television and radio stations in New York. The show will feature musical performances from Mariah Carey, Tony Bennett and Andra Day. Carey will perform a medley, Bennett will sing “Smile” and Day will perform “Silent Night.”Other special guests include Jon Stewart, Kevin Bacon, Mariano Rivera, Michael Strahan, Ryan Seacrest and Tracy Morgan. In May, the New York-based poverty fighting organization, Robin Hood, and iHeartMedia held the “Rise Up New York!” telethon.
Coronavirus in Illinois updates: 2,818 new known COVID-19 cases and 35 more deaths reported as Metro East region outside St. Louis to return to Phase 4 and Lake County added to warning list
The iO (once ImprovOlympic) only dates to 1981, as compared to 1959 for Second City. Nonetheless, both theaters are privately held, for-profit operations that share a parallel history, rivalry and centrality in the history of American comedy, along with associations with now-famous talents like Tina Fey, Mike Myers and Amy Poehler and reputations for making stars of the entertainment business. Each has been closed since March and thus starved of box-office revenue due to city and state regulations limiting the size of indoor gatherings in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.chicagotribune.com
Sara Bareilles to star in Peacock comedy about a girl group
NEW YORK Sara Bareilles will be acting against type in her next role: She'll be playing a washed-up musician. The NBCUniversal streaming platform Peacock said Monday the Grammy-winning artist and Broadway songwriter Bareilles will star in Girls5eva, co-produced by Tina Fey. The comedy is about a one-hit-wonder girl group called Girls5eva from the 1990s whose members reunite to give their pop star dreams one more shot. Recently, she served as executive producer for Little Voice, a 10-episode series, for which she created the original music. Fey will be an executive producer.
Women reflect on sexist slur that often goes unpunished
FILE - In this July 23, 2020, file image from video, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., speaks on the House floor on Capitol Hill in Washington. Id say, maybe 25 times? estimates Ellen Gerstein, who spent years in technology publishing, a fairly male-dominated field, before becoming a pharmaceutical executive. As if to say, What youre really saying is Im tough, Im bossy, Im determined and Im damned good at what Im doing.'" It otherizes women, it dehumanizes them and tells women they dont belong in these institutions and positions, Walsh says. As I enter the workforce, I recognize there's been so much progress since my mother's generation, for which I'm grateful, Stieglitz said.
New this week: 'Psych,' The Chicks album, '30 Rock' reunited
Heres a collection curated by The Associated Press entertainment journalists of whats arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. In her review, AP Film Writer Lindsey Bahr called it essential to Miranda disciples. After the film's June debut was postponed in solidarity with Black Lives Matter protests, it lands on Hulu on Friday. AP Film Writer Jake CoyleMUSIC The Chicks: After changing their name and recording their first album in 14 years, Grammy-winning country trio The Chicks will release their new album, Gaslighter, on Friday. AP Music Editor Mesfin FekaduTELEVISIONThe documentary Showbiz Kids promises a candid look at the high risk, high reward careers of child actors, with perspective from those who have been there.
Fey asks to pull '30 Rock' episodes that featured blackface
NEW YORK At the request of co-creator Tina Fey, four episodes of the comedy 30 Rock are being removed from circulation because they featured characters performing in blackface. The series aired on NBC from 2006 to 2013, but episodes are still being shown in television syndication and on streaming services including Hulu, Amazon Prime, iTunes and Peacock. Two of the four eliminated 30 Rock episodes originally aired in 2010, with the others first shown in 2008 and 2010. They include the East Coast version of an episode first shown live. Fallon, who did not appear in such makeup on 30 Rock, apologized last month after online circulation of an earlier Saturday Night Live skit where he wore blackface to impersonate Chris Rock.
'30 Rock' cast reuniting to tout new NBC, cable schedules
The cast of the Emmy-winning, 2006-13 sitcom will be in character, including Jack McBrayers enthusiastic network page, the company said Tuesday. Were all happy to have this excuse to (remotely) work together again for NBC, series executive producers Fey and Robert Carlock said in a statement. Also Tuesday, NBC played catch-up by releasing its schedule for the fall TV season, which remains shadowed by COVID-19. Mayor, a Fey-Carlock sitcom starring Ted Danson and Holly Hunter, and Young Rock, inspired by Dwayne Johnsons life and produced by and starring the pro wrestler-turned-actor. NBC is saying goodbye to the series Sunnyside, starring Kal Penn; Bluff City Law with Jimmy Smits, and Indebted with Fran Drescher.
"Rise Up New York!": Star-studded virtual telethon raises $115 million for New Yorkers
Tina Fey hosted a "virtual telethon" Monday night that raised $115 million for those in New York impacted by the coronavirus, which has killed nearly 15,000 people there since the outbreak began. A-listers from across the entertainment world made appearances during the one-hour broadcast put on by Robin Hood, the state's largest poverty-fighting organization, and iHeartMedia. Local TV stations, including WCBS-TV, and radio stations simulcasted "Rise Up New York!" #NY4NY https://t.co/0gkVaS73Jx Robin Hood (@RobinHoodNYC) May 12, 2020New York State had 488 new confirmed COVID-19 cases reported in the past 24 hours along with 161 deaths related to coronavirus-related illness. Donations to Robin Hood can still be made online here.cbsnews.com
"Rise Up New York!": Star-studded virtual telethon helped raise funds for New Yorkers
Tina Fey hosted a "virtual telethon" Monday night to raise funds for those in New York impacted by the coronavirus, which has killed nearly 15,000 people there since the outbreak began. A-listers from across the entertainment world made appearances during the one-hour broadcast put on by Robin Hood, the state's largest poverty-fighting organization, and iHeartMedia. Fey said near the end of the broadcast that $115 million was raised as local TV stations, including WCBS-TV, and radio stations simulcasted "Rise Up New York!" New York State had 488 new confirmed COVID-19 cases reported in the past 24 hours along with 161 deaths related to coronavirus-related illness. Through Sunday, New York City had recorded nearly 14,800 deaths confirmed by a lab test, according to health officials.cbsnews.com
Pixar delays 'Soul' release planned for June, bumping 'Raya and the Last Dragon' from November spot
Another yet-to-be-named live-action Disney film that was originally expected to hit theaters on that date is now undated. So, studios are hedging their bets and pushing their release dates just in case. With "Soul" rescheduled, there are now only two films with June release dates left on the calendar. The last time the box office was this low was in 1998 when the industry reported $6.7 billion in ticket sales. Disclosure: NBCUniversal is the parent company of Universal Studios and CNBC.cnbc.com
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will host the 2021 Golden Globes
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler to host Golden Globes in 2021Tina Fey and Amy Poehler to host Golden Globes in 2021Hollywood's favorite comedy duo is coming back to host one of Hollywood's favorite award shows. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will return to co-host the Golden Globes in 2021. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosted the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel International Ballroom on January 13, 2013, in Beverly Hills, California. Comedian Ricky Gervais hosted the 77th annual Golden Globes on Sunday for his fifth time. The date for the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony has not yet been announced.cbsnews.com
Michelle Obama, Gaga, J. Lo to join Oprah on wellness tour
NEW YORK, NY – Oprah Winfrey’s going on tour, and she’s bringing a rock-star lineup with her, including former first lady Michelle Obama and Grammy- and Oscar-winner Lady Gaga. Live Nation announced Wednesday that Winfrey’s wellness arena tour with WW (Weight Watchers Reimagined) — dubbed “Oprah’s 2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus” — will also include guest appearances from Jennifer Lopez, Dwayne Johnson, Amy Schumer, Tina Fey, Tracee Ellis Ross and Kate Hudson. On the tour, Winfrey will hold one-on-one conversations with the superstars, first with Gaga on January 4, 2020, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The nine-city tour will also visit St. Paul, Minnesota (Fey); Charlotte, North Carolina (Schumer); Atlanta (Johnson); Brooklyn, New York (Obama); Dallas (Ellis Ross); San Francisco (Hudson); and Los Angeles (Lopez). Winfrey will wrap the tour on March 7 in Denver with BFF Gayle King.
Kamala Harris kind of digs Maya Rudolph's 'SNL' impression
(CNN) - Maya Rudolph returned to "Saturday Night Live" to skewer Sen. Kamala Harris. But Harris, it seems, approves of her impression. Rudolph parodied the Democratic presidential candidate on "SNL's" 45th season premiere, and naturally, Harris' now-famous "that girl was me" line got ample airtime. She was joined by Larry David as Sen. Bernie Sanders and host Woody Harrelson as former Vice President Joe Biden, sporting a set of sparkling white veneers. Will Rudolph, like Tina Fey as Sarah Palin, pop up throughout the season if her character makes an impact ahead of the 2020 election?
There was almost a '30 Rock' spinoff with Alec Baldwin
Alec Baldwin almost reprised his iconic "30 Rock" role of Jack Donaghey for a new TV show where Jack leaves the corporate world to become the mayor of New York City, but he ended up backing out before the idea became an actual show. The Hollywood Reporter reports that Tina Fey was in talks with Baldwin to work on a "30 Rock" spinoff that featured Donaghey's new life as mayor of NYC. After Baldwin backed out (and crushed the dreams of "30 Rock" fans everywhere), Fey retooled the script, alongside frequent collaborator Robert Carlock, for Ted Danson. The result is a similar show that takes place in Los Angeles instead of New York City, and has no connection to "30 Rock." Danson will play a wealthy businessman who runs for mayor of Los Angeles "for all the wrong reasons."
The scene-stealing Jane Krakowski
Comic actress Jane Krakowski shared a lot of laughs with Tina Fey on the TV series "30 Rock," and pulls off some hijinks in her Tony-nominated performance in the Broadway musical "She Loves Me." She calls her characters second bananas, but "scene stealers" is more accurate. Rita Braver has a profile.cbsnews.com