On the heels of FOX announcing that it’s finished off Brooklyn Nine-Nine (BUT NBC HAS SAVED IT FROM DEATH!), The Last Man On Earth, and The Mick, the other networks have released their own kill lists. Fans of Glee-like shows except serious with murky lighting (Rise), suspiciously attractive FBI cadets with big busts and even bigger secrets (Quantico), and Kiefer Sutherland as POTUS-in-danger (Designated Survivor) are shit out of luck today. Those shows, and several others, have been thrown in the garbage, according to EW. Continue reading
Amy Poehler’s directorial debut will be in a Netflix comedy which, according to The Hollywood Reporter, is about a group of “longtime friends who go to Napa for a weekend getaway to celebrate a 50th birthday“ and for some reason it’s not called White Girls (And Maya Rudolph) Trip. Seems like a missed opportunity to me but they’re going with Wine Country as the title. In addition to directing, Amy will also be producing and is cramming as many of her lady comedy cohorts into the cast as she can.
It’s Super Bowl Sunday! Many of you are already half in the bag while emblazoned in your team’s colors and ready to roar at the television. Many of you are merely half in the bag because it’s Superbowl Sunday. And some of you are half in the bag and only watching to see trailers for blockbuster movies coming out this summer, Justin Timberlake hopefully being revealed as a lip, and visible jockstraps through football pants. (Ok, it might be just me.)
To get you in the wicked pissah spirit, Tina Fey (who was repping her hometown team of the Philadelphia Eagles), Rachel Dratch (who was repping her hometown team of the New England Patriots), Natalie Portman, and the rest of the Saturday Night Live cast performed a sketch making fun of fans of both teams. That could be a Philadelphian accent, who knows, but why do they always make us Bostonians sound like alcoholic fools? Don’t answer that.
There’s very few things that could make me appreciate the wig-patting simper of Jimmy Fallon. This isn’t one of those things. Fortunately, Seth Meyers passes muster, and he offset his former co-worker’s presence last night on Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday.
If the stories of master thespian Jared Leto in perpetual Joker cosplay have taught me anything, it’s that Oscar winners sometimes take themselves very seriously. Apparently that’s not just something non-Hollywooders like myself noticed. Tina Fey knows it too. Even though Tina is technically Hollywood, she lives in New York City full time. It sounds like living in a place that turns into a frozen hellhole in the winter and where the donuts will give you the multicolor shits has immunized Tina to overzealous Oscar winners.
Because Sarah Palin’s Meth Libs endorsement speech is still assaulting our brains (I literally can’t get the words “bitter-clingin” out of my head), Saturday Night Live decided to call up the world’s foremost expert in Sarah Palin cosplay and see if she’d be willing to drag her a bit during the cold open. Clearly there’s no amount of Jonas snow that could keep Tina Fey away from the chance to bust out some crazy Sarah Palin performance art, because she showed up. Although to be fair, I’m pretty sure anyone would risk frostbite on their butthole if it meant the opportunity to wear that gorgeous “I’m reporting your ass to the HOA” wig and Sarah’s super classy beaded jacket.
So basically the joke here is that a stinky earwax-covered Q-tip like Donald Trump thinks that Sarah Palin is busted ball of crazy. I don’t know about that; after all, he did just tell people he could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot someone and not lose any voters. I think that’s what’s known as the dumbass pot calling the dumbass kettle dumb.
For those of you wondering “Wait, didn’t Tina Fey just host SNL?“, yes, she did. But technically last night’s host was professional trick whooper Ronda Rousey, who was decent for someone who has been hit in the head so many times. She was joined by musical guest Selena Gomez, who did a spot-on impression of a Bratz Babyz Crazy Karaoke doll.
I did enjoy Tina’s not-so-subtle shout out to Sarah Palin’s loser son Track. I’m sure that as soon as Sarah figured out how to switch the dictation settings on her iPad from English to ‘Laskan (Sarah don’t do books and pens), she made a note that says: “Tell Track’s lawyer that he should plead not guilty of nothin’ but committin’ some crimes.“