April 15, 2016 |
I've spent days trying to clear the theme song for Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt from my head, and it's not going so well. Let's just say 3 p.m.'s catchy "It's a miracle!" is 3 a.m.'s unbreakable earworm. But don't let that indelible song, courtesy of composer and executive producer Jeff Richmond, keep you from the still-irresistible Kimmy , whose entire 13-episode Season 2 premieres Friday on Netflix. Created by Upper Darby's Tina Fey (who's married to Richmond) and her 30 Rock colleague Robert Carlock, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt stars Ellie Kemper ( The Office )
April 3, 2016
Upper Darby's Tina Fey, who last guest-starred in her Netflix comedy Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt as a Marcia Clark parody, returns as a therapist in Season 2, launching April 15.
March 8, 2016 |
War is hell. More often than not, getting a great war scoop is anything but. Going on crazed missions with troops, digging into the absurdity of a chaotic, faraway state and bringing accurate, coherent stories back home is many a journalist's dream job. The dream came true for Kim Barker, who became an initially unqualified but increasingly insightful war correspondent for the Chicago Tribune in 2004, covering the growing insurgency in Pakistan...
March 5, 2016 |
It's not often that The Tonight Show becomes the showcase for college fund-raising. But Upper Darby native Tina Fey changed that Wednesday night when she said on the show that she and her brother, Peter, had created a Temple University scholarship fund in memory of their father, Donald, a Temple alumnus, who died in October. The show briefly ran the scholarship fund link - Giving.Temple.edu/FeyMemorial - on the screen as Fey talked. The fund had already collected some gifts, including a donation from Tonight host Jimmy Fallon, said David Boardman, dean of Temple's School of Media and Communication.
January 19, 2016 |
Can't Meek Mill get along with anyone besides Nicki Minaj ? The latest entertainer Meek is squabbling with is 50 Cent , whom Meek dissed, for filing for bankruptcy, in a new track. TMZ.com reports that 50 responded by posting a photo of Meek's face in a poop emoji (why does our work computer not have a poop emoji?) with the caption, "LMAO Hey s--- head, your career is already over. you better focus on geting Nicki pregnant so you can at least get child support girl.
December 20, 2015
* HOMELAND. 9 p.m. Sunday, Showtime. Will Carrie (Claire Danes), last seen running into a railroad tunnel, manage to foil the terrorists' plans for a gas attack on Berlin's main train station? As Season 5 comes to an end, the danger seems all too real. * SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE. 11:29 p.m. Saturday, NBC10. Upper Darby's Tina Fey hosts with her friend (and "Sisters" co-star) Amy Poehler. And if that's not enough to keep you up past "Weekend Update," Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will be there, too. * THE WIZ LIVE!
December 18, 2015 |
The movie star deemed to have the best chance to compete against "Star Wars" this weekend: Upper Darby's own Tina Fey. Fey and Amy Poehler headline the comedy "Sisters," a movie scheduled to compete with "The Force Awakens" on the hope that a female-centered comedy might find a niche. "A year ago they [the studio executives] were like, 'We've got a great idea!' But I do sort of get it," said Fey, speaking with a UK newspaper. "It's what they call counterprogramming, and hopefully it's the holiday season when you go to the movies more than once, and you have such a great time at 'Sisters' that you think, 'Maybe I'll go and see 'Star Wars' now'.
October 27, 2015 |
WHEN TINA FEY won the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in 2010, copies of Twain's massive door-stopping autobiography were distributed. From the stage of the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington, Tina said, "If there is anyone in this room who will read this book, it's my father. " There was no doubt that her father, Donald, would read the Twain book, not the least put off by its 700-plus pages, because he was a voracious reader who couldn't seem to get enough of the printed page.
October 26, 2015 |
Donald H. Fey, 82, a Korean War veteran, former Philadelphia firefighter, and retired fund-raising writer, died Sunday, Oct. 18, of heart failure at Bryn Mawr Hospital. Mr. Fey, of Drexel Hill, whose daughter is award-winning writer and actress Tina Fey, was a professional writer for more than 30 years, primarily in fund-raising and development. He helped raise more than $500 million for schools, hospitals, and public-service agencies. In 1992, he retired from Thomas Jefferson University, where he was director of development communications.
July 17, 2015 |
Philly will be representing at the 67th annual Emmy awards. Upper Darby's Tina Fey, who between "Saturday Night Live" and "30 Rock" already owns eight of the gold-ish statuettes, is up for four more. "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," the Netflix series that Fey and "30 Rock" veteran Robert Carlock originally created for NBC, received seven nominations yesterday, including one for outstanding comedy and another for Fey's guest turn as attorney Marcia Cross. Fey's also nominated for her writing on the Golden Globe awards, which she co-hosted, and, in the same category, for writing on the "SNL" 40th anniversary special.