Alec Baldwin plays by famous people rules when booking his podcast, Here's The Thing. This week Alec has on an unusually earnest, wistful, unironic David Letterman. It's pretty staggering considering Letterman spent his entire career working to perfect the exact opposite.
Alec Baldwin tweeted last week that he was "leaving NBC just in time," and people took that to mean he was telling the truth. Luckily, Twitter is not dogmatic text (…YET) and the comedy Gods prevailed. Baldwin told the press yesterday that he'll stay on 30 Rock through its seventh season (Bald-win!), which will be the show's last (Bald-lose!). No one at NBC or the show has confirmed this end date but it sounds like something that would be true. Television contracts tend to be for seven seasons, which means extending the show beyond that would cost an extra $12 zillion. For a show that doesn't make that [...]
Woody Allen's new comedy with Alec Baldwin, Jesse Eisenberg, and Ellen Page is now called To Rome With Love, and it's coming to theaters June 22. (It seems the powers that be decided Nero Fiddled would be a confusing title for international audiences. Go figure.)
Lorne Michaels is the guest on Alec Baldwin’s Here The Thing podcast this week (which if you haven’t listened to yet, what are you doing reading this because it is exactly the type of thing you would like) and on it, Baldwin runs down a list of this season’s SNL guests and, intentionally or not, reveals two yet to be announced hosts: Jonah Hill and Justin Bieber.
Jonah Hill has hosted before, back in March 2008, but skinny Jonah Hill has not. Over/under three jokes about this?
But who cares about that old nerd anyway? The Biebs, who was the musical guest for the April 10th, 2010 show, [...]
It was Tina Fey! That sneaky, sneaky genius. She knew what she was doing. It was all an elaborate ruse to keep 30 Rock in the news, and it worked. Because we are all shallow, hungry gossip hounds, grubbling our little paws through the dirt in search of our next schadenfreude fix. Like junkies, or moles.