April 20, 2014

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Oscars®: Muppets Most Wanted – What’s up with the 2015 Awards Race

Directed by: James Bobin
Written by: James Bobin and Nicholas Stoller
Main Cast: Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell, Tina Fey make up the main human actors, with various others voicing the Muppet cast members, plus cameos from tons of others in Hollywood
Past Oscar relations: The Muppets won Best Original Song (the song Man or Muppet was written by Bret McKenzie, who again is writing the songs here for Muppets Most Wanted)
Here is the next article in this new series on 2014 contenders hoping to compete for Oscar attention. Next (and second) up is James Bobin’s Muppets Most Wanted, which looks to capitalize on the prior films Oscar success (it won Best Original Song). The film is a sequel to the Oscar winning The Muppets, though this one is far more co-writer/director Bobin’s baby than last time, when he just directed and the vision was very much Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller’s (though Stoller still co-writes here). The spirit of the Muppets is still here though, as the gang goes on tour and has an international adventure that fits in very well with their past. Now, it’s going to hope that it can survive in our hearts and minds throughout the season and attempt to become another Oscar nominated Muppets movie.
What this flick has going in its favor is that it’s basically tailor made to receive a Best Original Song nomination. Many of the films in the franchise have showed up in that category, and this time around there are a number of catchy enough tunes to make it a very safe bet. The characters themselves are also just so charismatic and likable that you can’t help wanting to see more of them (remember the pseudo campaign to get them to host the Academy Awards telecast? I do), which is why whenever a new film of theirs comes out we talk about it as a potential dark horse contender for some bigger awards. I’m not sure about all of that this time around, but a Song citation seems likely to me.
Working against Muppets Most Wanted is that the movie is very slight and not anywhere near on the level of the last one (or the previous ones from years past). The movie is fun, but it feels like a sequel that mainly exists because the last one was successful, though cleverly they do comment on that very thing. Still, looking at this as any [...]

Next year’s Golden Globe Awards will air on January 11th, 2015

We’re not even finished with this year’s awards season yet (still just about a month to go until the Oscar winners are revealed), but scheduling is already underway for next year’s big events. Today, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association made the announcement that their 72nd annual Golden Globe awards will be held on January 11th of 2015. For comparison, that’s one day earlier than when the 71st Golden Globes were held, so the HFPA is basically keeping the exact same Sunday on the calendar for their big night.
For those who don’t already know, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are once again returning to host, as they’ve proven to be immensely popular choices. There’s no way of knowing what films and performances will be in contention for awards, but over the next 11 months or so, we’ll try and figure that out. In the meantime, we at least now know when one of the big awards shows will be, so there’s that. As always, it’ll be one to certainly look forward to.
Here’s the press release announcing the date:
HOLLYWOOD, CA, February 5, 2014 – The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) and dick clark productions (dcp) will present the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, January 11, 2015. Hosted by Golden Globe Award winners Tina Fey and Amy Poehler for the third year in a row, the ceremony will air on NBC live coast-to-coast from 5-8 p.m. (PT) and 8-11 p.m. (ET) from the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA.
“Not only do we have the privilege of announcing the date of the 72ndAnnual Golden Globe Awards, we are very appreciative of Tina and Amy for hosting the ceremony for a third year in a row,” said Theo Kingma, president of the HFPA. “There is no doubt they will once again host a memorable Golden Globe Awards celebration!”
“We are delighted to have Tina and Amy back. They create an environment where anything can happen in a room full of the world’s biggest stars,” said Allen Shapiro, Executive Producer of the Golden Globe Awards and CEO of dick clark productions.
“Tina and Amy certainly helped us garner the highest rated audience in over a decade and we are excited to have them back next year,” said Paul Telegdy, President, Alternative and Late Night Programming, NBC Entertainment.
Produced by dick clark productions in association with the HFPA, the Golden Globe Awards are viewed in more than 160 [...]

Tina Fey is the “Hollywood TV Star of the Week” – Photo Gallery

Our selected celebrity to be included in our “Hollywood TV Star of the Week Photo Gallery” is Tina Fey.

Elizabeth Stamatina “Tina” Fey (born May 18, 1970) is an American actress, comedienne, writer and producer, known for her work on the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live (SNL) (1997–2006), the critically acclaimed NBC comedy series 30 Rock (2006–2013), and such films as Mean Girls (2004), Baby Mama (2008) and Date Night (2010).
Fey first broke into comedy as a featured player in the Chicago-based improvisational comedy group The Second City. She then joined SNL as a writer, later becoming head writer and a performer, known for her position as co-anchor in the Weekend Update segment. In 2004 she adapted the screenplay Mean Girls in which she also co-starred. After leaving SNL in 2006, she created the television series 30 Rock, a situation comedy loosely based on her experiences at SNL. In the series, Fey portrays the head writer of a fictional sketch comedy series. In 2008, she starred in the comedy film Baby Mama, alongside former SNL co-star Amy Poehler. Fey next appeared alongside Steve Carell in the 2010 comedy film Date Night and with Will Ferrell in the animated film Megamind.
Fey has received seven Emmy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, five Screen Actors Guild Awards, four Writers Guild of America Awards and has been nominated for a Grammy Award for her autobiographical book Bossypants, which topped the The New York Times Best Seller list for five weeks. In 2008, the Associated Press (AP) gave Fey the AP Entertainer of the Year award for her satirical portrayal of Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin in a guest appearance on SNL.
In 2010, Fey was the recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, the youngest-ever winner of the award. On January 13, 2013, Fey hosted the Golden Globe Awards, along with her long-time friend and fellow comedian, Amy Poehler. This was the first time the awards ceremony was hosted by a woman. Their performance was critically acclaimed, with ABC News describing it as “spectacular.”
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Clint Eastwood’s daughter named Miss Golden Globe 2013

HollywoodNews.com: She has already been on a reality TV show, and now Clint Eastwood’s daughter is tackling a big Hollywood stage.
Francesca Eastwood, Clint’s daughter with Frances Fisher, has been named Miss Golden Globe 2013, states OMG!. “Francesca comes from a very talented family and we are delighted to have her be our Miss Golden Globe,” HFPA President Dr. Aida Takla-O’Reilly commented.
And Francesca is just as excited to take part in the event that will be hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler: “I have watched the Golden Globes ceremonies since I was a little girl, and it means so much to me to be a part of one of Hollywood’s most illustrious events.”
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Tina Fey, Amy Poehler to co-host 2013 Golden Globes

HollywoodNews.com: The Golden Globes in 2013 will be all about the women as Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have been announced as the co-hosts for the awards show.
It was just announced that the two women will be co-hosting the show on January 13th, states UsMagazine.com. “The unparalleled comedic timing of Tina and Amy will surely have viewers wanting to tune-in to see them in action. The HFPA is thrilled to have the magnetic duo be a part of the show’s 70th anniversary!” Hollywood Foreign Press Association president Dr. Aida Takla-O’Reilly commented.
As far as awards shows go, it has already been announced that Seth MacFarlane will be hosting the Oscars.
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Alec Baldwin now married to Hilaria Thomas

HollywoodNews.com: Alec Baldwin is now a newlywed as he married Hilaria Thomas this Saturday in New York.
The two reportedly married Saturday night at St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral in New York City, states RadarOnline. The two married in front of friends and family which included celebrities like Tina Fey, Mariska Hargitay, Lorne Michaels and Woody Allen.
He has since stepped out with his new bride as they were accompanied by his daughter, Ireland, for the outing.
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Tina Fey to present at the 84th Oscars

HollywoodNews.com: Tina Fey has been added to the list of presenters that will hand out the awards at the 84th Oscars.
Fey, who is famous for her work on ’30 Rock’ and ‘Saturday Night Live,’ will be joining other presenters like Jennifer Lopez, Halle Berry and Bradley Cooper at the Academy Awards®.
Fey is also known for her work in film which includes ‘Date Night,’ ‘Baby Mama’ and ‘Mean Girls.’
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Lady Gaga named Entertainer of the Year by AP

HollywoodNews.com: Lady Gaga is certainly known to entertain, which makes her a pretty good choice for Entertainer of the Year.
Gaga was given the title by the Associated Press, just beating out Steve Jobs, states RadarOnline.com. The decision was reportedly made by 135 editors and broadcasters based on who had the most influence on entertainment and culture this year.
Gaga reportedly only won by three votes.
Previous winners of this title reportedly include Betty White, Taylor Swift, Tina Fey and Stephen Colbert.
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Tina Fey says she’ll never host the Emmys

HollywoodNews.com: The Emmy Awards are over, thank goodness. “Mad Men,” “Modern Family,” and “Downton Abbey” won the series awards. But the biggest surprises were Steve Carell inexplicably not being rewarded for “The Office,” Jon Hamm getting shut out for “Mad Men,” and Laura Linney not scoring for “The Big C.” Blech.
At the Governor’s Ball, our Leah Sydney ran into Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Leah asked Tina how she thought Jane Lynch did as host, and whether or not the “30 Rock” star would ever emcee the show herself.
“God, no!” exclaiming Tina, with Amy nodding in assent. “Jane was funny, quick, and clever. But I’d never host. Oh, that’s way too hard. Too much work!” Fey is also not writing a sequel to her current bestselling book. She’s overwhelmed with a new baby and new “30 Rock” episodes.
Steve Buscemi, star of “Boardwalk Empire,” disagrees. At the HBO party at the Pacific Design Center, Buscemi told Leah: “Tina Fey would be fabulous to host the Emmy show. I was sitting with them at the Emmys, I laughed all night with those two.” Now that “BE” has wrapped, Buscemi will direct an episode of “30 Rock” and may be in it, as well. “It’s hard to act and direct. It’s like walking and chewing gum, I can’t do that either.”
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Tina Fey welcomes a baby girl

HollywoodNews.com: Tina Fey’s family just got a little bigger as she welcomed her second daughter to her family with husband Jeffrey Richmond.
Fey reportedly had her second daughter, Penelope Athena, on Wednesday, states People. Fey and her husband already have a five-year-old daughter, Alice.
The comedian and actress revealed her second pregnancy on Oprah’s show in April. She had commented at one point that the second time around had been “easy” for her.
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