Tattle: Tina & Amy to tag-team Globes

Posted: October 18, 2012

UPPER DARBY'S Tina Fey and her good buddy Amy Poehler are teaming up to host the Golden Globes on NBC.

That their respective shows, "30 Rock" and "Parks and Recreation," are both on NBC is probably mere coincidence.

"The unparalleled comedic timing of Tina and Amy will surely have viewers wanting to tune in to see them in action," shilled Aida Takla-O'Reilly, president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. "The HFPA is thrilled to have the magnetic duo be a part of the show's 70th anniversary!"

Fey and Poehler starred together in the film "Baby Mama" and on "Saturday Night Live." They were the first female co-anchors for "Weekend Update," from 2004 to 2006.

The Globes will air Jan. 13.

They are usually handed out about a week before the Academy Award nominations are announced, but the Oscar nods have been moved up to Jan. 10 - three days before the Globes.

Beyoncé will perform during the halftime show of this year's Super Bowl XLVII.

Beyonce's pop and R&B hits include "Crazy in Love," "Irreplaceable" and "Single Ladies (Put a Super Bowl Ring on It)."

'Expenda-belles' update

With the recent announcement that Katee Sackhoff ("Battlestar Galactica") has been officially selected to join Gina Carano ("Haywire") for the upcoming all-female version of "The Expendables," rumors continue to fly regarding other kick-butt actresses.

One of those who has expressed interest in a role is Lisa Wilcox, who portrayed Alice Johnson in the 1988 hit horror classic "A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master" and its sequel, "A Nightmare On Elm Street 5: The Dream Child." She remains the only actress to play a character who survived two full "Nightmare" pictures.

Since kicking Freddy Krueger's butt twice, she has founded the footwear jewelry company ToeBrights with "Nightmare" co-star Tuesday Knight and appeared in shows such as "Walker, Texas Ranger" and "Star Trek: The Next Generation." However, roles on the big screen have been few and far between - and small.

Wilcox began to return to pop-culture relevance in 2009, when she starred in the well-received thriller "Imago," under the direction of Chris Warren. A year later, she was a nominee for the Streamy Awards with the FEARnet produced Web series "Fear Clinic."

Now, to complete her feature-film resurrection, she wants a part in the "Expenda-belles."

"Yes! I can definitely see myself doing this," Wilcox told Tattle's Comic Book correspondent Jerome Maida, adding that she has told her agent to contact "Expenda-belles" producers.

(Tomorrow: "Karate Diva" Karen Sheperd of "Cyborg 2.")

TATTBITS

* In a sad sign of our culture-free

future, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and its musicians agreed to a new contract Tuesday, ending a weeks-long lockout.

The new five-year deal cuts musicians' pay by 32 percent in the first year and reduces the year-round performance schedule by eight weeks during the first two years, orchestra management and the musicians union said.

Orchestra leaders said the contract includes $11.5 million in concessions by the musicians, but the orchestra still needs at least a 50 percent increase in its annual $6.5 million in private donations.

Come on 1-percenters, now it's your turn.

Note to the Barnes: Thieves

broke into Rotterdam's Kunsthal Museum on Tuesday and walked off with works by Picasso, Monet, Gauguin and Matisse potentially worth hundreds of millions.

Police haven't said how they pulled off the early hours heist, but "those thieves got one hell of a haul," said Chris Marinello, who directs the Art Loss Register.

* The founders of the studio behind "Shrek," "Madagascar" and "Kung Fu Panda" are donating $90 million to a Hollywood charity that offers support to seniors and health services for members of the entertainment industry.

Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen, whose last names represent the "SKG" in DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc., said Tuesday they are donating $30 million each to the Motion Picture & Television Fund.

The fund kicked off a campaign in February to raise $350 million over three years.

Other notable donors include actor Kirk Douglas and his wife , Anne, who pledged $20 million, and Rupert Murdoch's News Corp., which pledged $20 million.

* A federal judge has dismissed a

case filed by Nathaniel Claybrooks and Christopher Johnson, two black men who claimed ABC's "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette" discriminated against casting participants of color.

U.S. District Court Judge Aleta Trauger's ruling states that casting decisions by the network and the series' producers are protected by the First Amendment and the case should not continue.

Trauger called the plaintiffs' efforts "laudable" but says the suit is aimed at regulating the show's content, which is forbidden under the First Amendment.

* An upstate New York pep-rally

skit by three white high-school students who wore blackface and parodied Chris Brown's arrest for assaulting Rihanna has officials in the largely white Tioga County district vowing to set clearer expectations for school events.

In 2012, do we really need to codify a "No Blackface" policy?

Waverly High School alumnus Matthew Dishler, who posted a photo from the skit online, said that while he doesn't believe the students meant to offend (they never do), he was surprised that administrators didn't step in. Dishler said someone should have stopped both the use of blackface and the idea of drawing laughs from domestic violence.

Ya think?

- Daily News wire services

contributed to this report.


Email gensleh@phillynews.com.

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