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Watch Tina Fey Tell an Awful McDonald's Commercial Audition Story

Here's Tina Fey talking about a bad experience auditioning for a McDonald's commercial in Chicago in the '90s for an episode of The Tonight Show's web series My Worst Audition. It didn't work out, but at least Tina Fey didn't get really into being a commercial spokesperson instead of becoming a great comedy writer/performer.

Matt Damon Gets Caught in the Middle of the Clooney vs. Fey/Poehler Prank War

When Tina Fey and Amy Poehler ragged on George Clooney at this year's Golden Globes, they were signing up to be the known prankster's newest targets. Last night, Matt Damon AKA The Garbage Man told Letterman about involuntarily getting thrown in the middle of the situation and read a threatening letter signed by "grown-ass professional comedians" Fey and Poehler.

'Chelsea Lately's Fortune Feimster to Star in Tina Fey's New Fox Comedy 'Cabot College'

Tina Fey is producing two new sitcoms for the fall, and a bunch of plot details and castings were just released for the one she has set up at Fox. The comedy has a working title of Cabot College, and Chelsea Lately writer/performer Fortune Feimster has been cast as one of the main characters, THR reports. Bonnie Dennison (Third Watch) and Broadway actor Jack Cutmore-Scott have also been as regulars in the college comedy.

Created by longtime 30 Rock writer/producer Matt Hubbard, Cabot College is a multi-camera sitcom executive produced by Fey and her 30 Rock co-showrunner Robert Carlock. Fox won a bidding war for the show back in [...]

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Being Hilarious: The Complete Collection

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are hosting the Golden Globes this Sunday, and if their performance last year is any indication, we can count on it being the year's only awards show worth watching. Tina and Amy's comedic chemistry goes back almost 15 years to their time together on Saturday Night Live, where they appeared in numerous memorable sketches together and served as the first and only two-woman Weekend Update anchor team in the show's history. To get excited for what's sure to be another delightful Fey/Poehler Golden Globes hosting gig this weekend, here's a look at all the times these two comedy queens have appeared together, from their [...]

Tina Fey, Howard Stern, Louis C.K., and More Are Doing 'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee' Season 3

Here's a trailer for the new season of Jerry Seinfeld's web series, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, that reveals all of the guests doing the show this year: Todd Barry, Louis C.K., Tina Fey, Jay Leno, Patton Oswalt, and Howard Stern. Season 3 starts up January 2nd, with new episodes dropping once a week.

Jimmy Fallon's "Lip Flip with Tina Fey" Is a Beautiful Train Wreck

Tina Fey visited her former Weekend Update co-anchor Jimmy Fallon last night, and they both gave the performance of a lifetime in a "Lip Flip" segment where they switch mouths, continue the interview, and sing a romantic duet. Click through to watch another clip from Fey's interview, in which she describes her daughter's very specific way of talking as "like a prostitute in a Vietnam movie."

Watch Jerry Seinfeld and Tina Fey Enjoy Some Cronuts and Wheat Milkshakes

Of course you want to watch the new Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee episode with Tina Fey, who doesn't have a driver's license, almost ran herself over with a car once, and admits to Seinfeld that she doesn't really miss the stressful 30 Rock work environment. She also tells Seinfeld that she'd love to write another movie, so maybe with some cronut bribery that can happen sooner than later.

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Lead the Golden Globes to a 10-Year Ratings High

Ratings are in for last night's Golden Globes, the second year the ceremony has been hosted by Amy Poehler and Tina Fey, and it was the most-watched Golden Globes since 2004. 20.9 million viewers tuned in, 6% more than last year. Ratings were up 2% amongst adults 18-49. Last year's Poehler/Fey ceremony also saw an increase in ratings that led the show to a five-year high. The duo has already signed on to host the awards show in 2015, and I wouldn't be surprised if they're asked to keep doing it indefinitely after that.

Amy Poehler's Answer to a Question About 'SNL's Diversity Issue Is Perfect

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have an interview with The Hollywood Reporter out today to promote their Golden Globes hosting gig this Sunday, and when the writer asked them to comment on the past few months of SNL diversity criticism, Poehler gave the best response possible:

After a lot of public criticism, SNL has added an African-American women to the cast. Do you think that criticism was warranted?

Fey: I think Kerry Washington did such a great job on the [Nov. 2] show [in a sketch that addressed the controversy]. And you saw how great it was for Jay Pharoah to have someone playing Michelle Obama opposite [...]

Check Out Tina and Amy's 3 New Golden Globes Promos

Here are three new promos for the Golden Globes, again featuring hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler with their trusty white grand piano sidekick. Click through to see the ladies give us another preview of their musical opening number, followed by Tina accidentally confessing her love to Amy.

Tina Fey Is Starring in a Movie Adaptation of the Memoir 'The Taliban Shuffle'

Tina Fey has lined up her next movie project. She's starring in and producing an adaptation of journalist Kim Barker's memoir The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan, Variety reports. The book details Barker's time spent as a journalist in the region in 2002. Fey's 30 Rock co-showrunner Robert Carlock wrote the script for the adaptation, and Lorne Michaels is producing. There's currently no director attached to the project.

Fey can next be seen acting in The Muppets Most Wanted with Ricky Gervais and Ty Burrell and the family comedy This Is Where I Leave You with Jason Bateman and Adam Driver. Both are [...]

Margaret Cho Joins Tina Fey's Fox Comedy Series

Margaret Cho has joined Tina Fey's new Fox comedy, THR reports. The comedian — who earned an Emmy nomination in 2011 for her role as Kim Jong-il on 30 Rock — has joined Fey and Matt Hubbard's untitled Fox series known as Cabot College about a women's university that starts accepting male students. Cho will play Laura Thibault, "the president of Cabot College who made the difficult decision to admit men into the school. She's further described as a divisive figure on campus and does her best to be welcoming of the male freshman but is often irritated by their antics."

Created by 30 Rock alum Matt Hubbard [...]

Amy Poehler, Andy Samberg, 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Among 2014 Golden Globe Winners

The Golden Globes aired last night, and in the realm of comedy, Mike Schur's NBC shows had a great night. Not only did Amy Poehler finally get an award for her work as Leslie Knope on Parks and Rec, but freshman sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine took home a surprising win for Best Comedy/Musical TV Series, with Andy Samberg also earning a Best Actor award for his work on the show this year. While the ceremony was sadly low on Fey/Poehler bits (probably due to how long it took every winner to walk to the stage), the comedy duo still knocked it out of the park with their monologue, and Amy [...]

Checking in with 'SNL' Halfway Through Season 39

We've reached the midpoint of SNL's 39th season — one that has optimistically been called a "transitional year," but one more commonly known as "the year the shit hit the fan with that whole black woman issue." Despite the fact that the bulk of the SNL coverage in fall 2013 has zeroed in on the show's diversity controversy, SNL has given us plenty of other things to talk about, from new cast members and emerging stars on the show, to surprise cameos and celebrity hosts who defied our expectations — in good and bad ways.

Unfortunately, few of those topics have gotten much ink in fall 2013 (outside of sites [...]