Liz Lemon of "30 Rock" - played by Upper Darby's own Tina Fey - is getting hitched.
On the Nov. 29 episode, the perennially single Liz will tie the knot with Criss Chross (played by guest star James Marsden). The "Save the Date" card sent out by NBC reads:
"Ms. Elizabeth Miervaldis Lemon presents herself to be married to Mr. Crisstopher Rick Chross . . . But not in a creepy way that perpetuates the idea that brides are virgins and women are property. She's 42. Whatever. No big whoop. Bring your own snacks."
We're thinking that this wedding isn't for keeps, considering the lack of advanced warning on the show's part. "30 Rock" fans will also note that Jenna Maroney ( Jane Krakowski) is also set to marry Jenna-themed drag queen Paul (played by Will Forte). Then again, if Shakespeare taught us anything, it's that a good comedy ends with a wedding (or two).
"30 Rock" has sagged in recent seasons if only because Liz didn't seem to have a purpose anymore. It's as if she became a smarter funnier Cathy and, let's be honest, no ones wants that. But "30 Rock" has a renewed sense of urgency in its final shortened season. Truth is, we're not in love with Criss. He's just not that funny. We preferred her first love, Floyd ( Jason Sudeikis), but he's already married.
Bongiovi off the hook
Stephanie Bongiovi, daughter of rock star Jon Bon Jovi, will not face criminal prosecution after cops found marijuana, heroin and other drug paraphernalia in her dorm room. Bongiovi allegedly overdosed on heroin Wednesday morning and was released from the hospital that day. The charges were dropped because of a New York law that prohibits prosecution of people experiencing a drug overdose.
"Grace" gross out
An elderly theatergoer vomited over the balcony during a performance of the Broadway show "Grace," featuring Michael Shannon, Paul Rudd and Ed Asner. An eyewitnes reported on the New York magazine Daily Intel blog that the man "fell forward so that he was leaning/hanging over the balcony" and as other patrons were trying to help him up, he puked onto audience members sitting below.
"All of a sudden a man gets up and said stuff like 'Oh, God, gross!' and runs out, about 10 people follow him getting upset. At first my friends and I looked at each other and I thought someone had spilled a drink from the balcony. But no, a women yelled 'Oh, my God, the smell!' " another eyewitness, under the username Chameleonstyle, reported in the comments.
At the end of the performance, Rudd asked for donations to benefit AIDS charities and Hurricane Sandy relief, but noted, "I will understand if some of you choose not to donate since you'll need your money for your dry cleaning bills."
OUT AND ABOUT
* Rydal's own Bradley Cooper
came back to hang out at the Linc to promote his new Philly-set flick "Silver Linings Playbook." He met with coach Andy Reid, DeSean Jackson (a favorite of Cooper's "Silver Linings" character, Pat Solatano) and Riley Cooper. Hopefully Brad gave Reid some tips on how to handle the Redskins on Sunday, considering the Birds need all the help they can get.
Cooper and mom Gloria then surprised fans at a screening hosted by WISX-FM/WIOQ-FM's Nicole Michalik. "Silver Linings" opens Friday at UA Riverview and AMC Neshaminy and expands next weekend.
* Director Tim Burton and wife
Helena Bonham Carter recently stopped by Jake's Wayback Burger in Kennett Square. Sources at the restaurant say the eccentric couple stayed at a nearby hotel.