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Music, All Shook Down The Muppets' Five Weirdest Musical Collaborations

The Muppets' Five Weirdest Musical Collaborations

Rejoice, puppet freaks (and pretty much everyone over the age of 30, whose childhood memories are inevitably intertwined with The Muppet Show), for this Friday, the new Muppet movie comes out! Muppets Most Wanted has Tina Fey and Ricky Gervais,…
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Film, "Admission": Tina Fey Breaks Even

"Admission": Tina Fey Breaks Even

Future sociologists researching early 21st-century cultural anxieties surrounding adoption and surrogacy will probably find a lot to work with in Tina Fey's oeuvre, particularly the 2008 feature Baby Mama and the final season of 30 Rock, and now in director…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist The Curious Case of Olivia Munn Hate: It's Woman vs. Woman

The Curious Case of Olivia Munn Hate: It's Woman vs. Woman

I've never quite understood the ire that actress/model Olivia Munn is able to evoke from women on the Internet, a fact I was reminded of in light of her recent explicit photo scandal. Gossip blog Celebitchy attributed the hacked (or…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Zooey Deschanel in <i>New Girl</i> Leads a New Round of Dream Girl Fatigue -- Get Used to It

Zooey Deschanel in New Girl Leads a New Round of Dream Girl Fatigue -- Get Used to It

Those cotton commercials. Ukeleles. Her website Hello Giggles. It was only a matter of time before Zooey Deschanel, reigning Manic Pixie Dream Girl, would bring her quirk to the small screen with Fox's New Girl. Deschanel's Jess is a schoolteacher…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Five Great Movies from <i>Saturday Night Live</i> Alumni

Five Great Movies from Saturday Night Live Alumni

When long-time comedians decide to move on from Saturday Night Live, it seems they must be contractually obligated to attempt a film career, in much the same way 22-year-old starlets on Gossip Girls seem obligated to sing prefab pop and/or…
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Film, Bad marriage: Lowbrow and chemistry-free in "Date Night"

Bad marriage: Lowbrow and chemistry-free in "Date Night"

"We are not these people! We are a boring couple from New Jersey!" Claire Foster (Tina Fey) complains to her husband, Phil (Steve Carell), about halfway through Date Night, the latest high-gloss, middle-to-lowbrow would-be blockbuster from director Shawn Levy (Cheaper…
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Film, <i>Baby Mama</i> Needs a Diaper Change

Baby Mama Needs a Diaper Change

Could have sworn I've seen this episode of Baby Mama before — like, sometime in January 2007, when it was originally titled "The Baby Show" and aired on the other prime-time series starring Tina Fey, 30 Rock. (Waitaminute — you…
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Film, Teen Spleen

Teen Spleen

One thing few may mention about Mean Girls is that it could have been unrelentingly terrible. It isn't -- it's actually pretty fabulous on its own terms -- but consider: a rush-job comedy (hastily lensed a few months ago), constructed…
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