Meeting your childhood idol can sometimes be a disappointment.
But when Tina Fey met Carrie Fisher, it was a dream come true. Ironically, Fisher played Rosemary Howard, Liz Lemon’s wacky childhood idol in the second season of NBC’s 30 Rock. And while she didn’t help Liz get her movie screenwriting career off the ground, she did help her realize her full potential as head writer of the sketch variety series TGS with Tracy Jordan.
Critics and viewers lauded Fisher’s guest-starring role in Season 2. … read more
Giving thanks for your blessings in life while surrounded by your closest family members sounds serene in theory, but we all know that Thanksgiving dinner is way more stressful than that—especially one after a big election.
Thank goodness, then, for television, which can serve as both a blissful distraction from stress in the kitchen (or at the dinner table) and as a great unifier, bringing together family members of different ages and beliefs for the simple task of enjoying some fun, feel-good … read more
In the fall of 2006, NBC debuted two series that offered a behind-the-scenes look at a comedy variety show. The first was Aaron Sorkin’s drama Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. The second was Tina Fey’s 30 Rock. If you don’t remember Studio 60, you’ll be forgiven — it was on television for all of five seconds. 30 Rock, on the other hand, aired for seven seasons. This was great news because 30 Rock was a good show and Studio 60 was overwrought and self-important. This was also great news because … read more
The comedian is finally making light of a very dark situation.
Tracy Morgan opens up to Rolling Stone in a candid interview about his tour bus’s collision with a Walmart tractor trailer that almost took his life and killed his best friend and fellow comedian James McNair.
“A doctor said, ‘The two biggest accidents in the world was yours and Princess Diana,’” recalled the 30 Rock actor. “Think about it. That’s heavy s**t.”
Morgan says that he encountered the afterlife as he hung in … read more
Whoopi Goldberg and the ladies of The View continued to tackle the ongoing #OscarsSoWhite controversy on Monday, January 25. This time, their discussion was centered on the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and its pledge last Friday to double its minority and female membership by 2020. “The issue is not the Academy,” Goldberg, 60, said. “Even if you fill the Academy with black and Latino and Asian members, if there’s no one on the screen to vote for, you’re not going to get the outcome … read more
Actors like Jack McBrayer, Jane Krakowski and Judah Friedlander made “30 Rock,” the seven-year-long hit on NBC, what it was. You can’t imagine a sassy Liz Lemon without her hilariously narcissistic parter or the overly passionate page that never aged. But you also can’t imagine music videos like Mariah Carey’s “Touch My Body” and The Dixie Chicks’ “Goodbye Earl” without them either. Instead of an actress who covered up her age, Krakowski was the wife that covered up her murderous … read more
Tracy Morgan made it back to Saturday Night Live with a little help from his 30 Rock friends. “I was in a terrible car accident more than a year ago. It was awful, but it also showed me how much love and support I have in this world,” Morgan said, returning to SNL for the first time following a tragic car accident that put him in a coma last year. Morgan joked about concerns that he might have suffered brain damage. “People are wondering. ‘Can he speak? Does he have 100 percent mental capacity?’ … read more
The 30 Rock actor, 46, walked the red carpet with Wollover and their adorable tot outside of the Microsoft Theater in L.A. Little Maven, 2, was dressed stylishly in a black dress with a fringe, plumage skirt and matching cat accessories. The couple, who wed last month in an emotional ceremony in New Jersey, welcomed their baby girl in July 2013. Morgan made a surprise appearance at the Emmys on Sunday, receiving a standing ovation from the star-studded crowd including old friends Tina Fey, Jane … read more
He’s back! After suffering from devastating injuries in a deadly car accident last year, comedian Tracy Morgan is making his triumphant return to comedy as host of Saturday Night Live, where he spent eight seasons as a regular cast member.
NBC announced that the Studio 8H vet is the third of the late-night institution’s first three hosts of Season 41, following returning host Miley Cyrus and comedy darling Amy Schumer.
Cyrus, who will take the reins for the Oct. 3 season premiere, has hosted the … read more
. I’ve just confessed perhaps one of the dorkiest things about me to Jane Krakowski; she is laughing.
Jane Krakowski’s laugh is familiar to millions of television watchers worldwide. But this laugh is nothing like the maniacal howl of Jenna Maroney, the head diva in charge of 30 Rock’s fictional TGS With Tracy Jordan, nor is it anything like the desperate wail of Jacqueline Voorhees, the Upper East Side stepmonster she currently plays on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. This laugh is all Jane Krakowski. … read more
While the world is currently abuzz over sexual abuse allegations made against Bill Cosby, Tina Fey called out the comedian — twice — during her last two stints on TV. Cosby, 77, has been accused by multiple women of sexual abuse over the past few decades, but their claims have received increasing coverage in the past few months. Comedian Hannibal Buress’ standup routine, in which he called Cosby “a rapist,” is viewed as a leading factor in the media’s focus on the allegations, with several … read more
Before the most recent wave of sexual assault allegations against Bill Cosby began to turn the tide of public opinion against the actor, “30 Rock” was on it. Crushable’s Jenni Maier stumbled upon this little-known fact when she was watching the 2009 episode “The Bubble” from the show’s third season. As a side plot of the episode, Tracy Jordan (played by Tracy Morgan) quits “TGS” (the fictional show on NBC that Jordan works on) and Jack Donaghy (played by Alec Baldwin) goes to great lengths to get … read more