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Tracy Gives Jon Ridiculous Nickname
 Tracy Gives 
 Jon Ridiculous 
 Nickname 
plus more crazy antics

Tracy Gives Jon Ridiculous Nickname

Morgan can't focus on a topic for more than 30 seconds

(Newser) - If Tracy Morgan’s interview on last night’s Daily Show is any indication, the actor is a lot like his 30 Rock character. His appearance, though ostensibly to promote his new movie, Death at a Funeral, instead centered around a $75 debt owed to him by Tobey Maguire. Morgan,...

Rip Torn Freed on Bail, Bound for Rehab

After alleged bank break-in, actor due back in court Feb. 17

(Newser) - Rip Torn appeared in court in Connecticut today to face charges related to an alleged bank break-in Friday evening and was released on $100,000 bond. The 78-year-old actor will enter alcohol rehab as soon as possible, his lawyer said. The numerous charges against him include burglary, trespassing, and carrying...

Streep, Bullock, Hangover, Avatar Clean Up

Jeff Bridges, Mo'Nique, 'Mad Men,' 'Glee' also among winners

(Newser) - Avatar and The Hangover captured the top film awards, Meryl Streep and Drew Barrymore charmed with stream-of-consciousness acceptance speeches, and host Ricky Gervais generally behaved at tonight's Golden Globes ceremony. Jeff Bridges and Sandra Bullock established themselves as Academy Award favorites with victories in the leading dramatic role categories, as...

Arrested Development Reigns as Top Sitcom
 Arrested Development 
 Reigns as Top Sitcom 
best of the decade

Arrested Development Reigns as Top Sitcom

Arrested Development tops 11 Points' list

(Newser) - Cable dramas and non-sitcom comedies—think Stephen Colbert and Dave Chappelle—grabbed the limelight this decade, but it was still a rich time for sitcoms. 11 Points lists the 11 best.
  1. Arrested Development. Needs no explanation—might be the best sitcom in history.
  2. 30 Rock. Tina Fey, Tracy Morgan, and
...

Precious, Basterds Lead SAG Noms

Up in the Air also scores three Screen Actors Guild nominations

(Newser) - Award-season frontrunners Inglourious Basterds, Precious, and Up in the Air led today’s Screen Actors Guild nominations with three apiece. Included in those nominations for Basterds and Precious is a nod for outstanding performance by a motion picture cast—SAG’s answer to the typical “best picture” category. Other...

30 Rock 's Grizz Needs New Kidney
 30 Rock's Grizz 
 Needs New Kidney
New Trainer: 'DOT COM'

30 Rock's Grizz Needs New Kidney

Dr. Oz, Kevin Brown will help Grizzwald Chapman with hypertension

(Newser) - Grizzwald Chapman, better known as Grizz on 30 Rock, needs a kidney transplant. The 378-pound actor discussed his health on The Dr. Oz Show, Popeater reports, telling the celebrity doc that his hypertension requires him to be on dialysis—and that he must lose at least 75 pounds before being...

30 Rock in Danger of Growing Stale
 30 Rock in Danger 
 of Growing Stale 
tv review

30 Rock in Danger of Growing Stale

Tina Fey's show starts new season tonight

(Newser) - Tina Fey and crew return tonight with the season premiere of 30 Rock, and critics are worried that the show is losing its edge:
  • Todd VanDerWerff, AV Club: "30 Rock is still nowhere near a bad show, but it risks turning into a show where one-dimensional people spend a
...

Tracy Morgan: Book Opened 'Old Wounds'
Tracy Morgan: 
Book Opened 'Old Wounds' 
INTERVIEW

Tracy Morgan: Book Opened 'Old Wounds'

Comedian talks 30 Rock, SNL, his memoir, and the first family

(Newser) - Tracy Morgan wrote his upcoming memoir I Am the New Black “because they gave me a big bag of money,” he says, adding that it took him two years to complete because“it was a lot of old wounds reopened,” he tells Time. “It was a...

Viral Campaign Succeeds: Tracy Morgan Joins Twitter

Site succeeds in signing up 30 Rock star

(Newser) - A celebrity-sighting website has succeeded in its goal to get 30 Rock’s Tracy Morgan on Twitter. Morgan joined today after OMGICU launched a campaign to recruit its most-reported celebrity, notes the Wall Street Journal. It seems to be the real Morgan, at least going by the "verified account"...

Fey: Palin Wig 'Will Come Out of the Closet'

Tina Fey on her Sarah Palin impersonation, Steve Carell, and being a workaholic

(Newser) - Tina Fey talks about many things in her interview with Laura Brown for Harper’s Bazaar—her “Halloween wig”-like hair, her “Tootsie”-like glasses—but the most important news? The resurrection of her Sarah Palin impersonation. “I feel like I've probably not worn that wig for...

Mad Men, 30 Rock Clean Up
 Mad Men, 30 Rock Clean Up 
emmy awards

Mad Men, 30 Rock Clean Up

Close, Cranston snag back-to-back drama awards for leading roles; Collette, Baldwin top comedy winners

(Newser) - The Emmy Awards ended with a spell of deja vu as Mad Men won its second consecutive best drama trophy and 30 Rock captured its third straight best comedy award tonight in Los Angeles. Glenn Close of Damages and Bryan Cranston of Breaking Bad, last year's winners for lead roles...

Harris, Other New Faces Rule Emmys Tonight

First-time nominees Family Guy, Hamm, Morgan could win big

(Newser) - Fresh faces are all the rage at tonight’s Emmys, with Neil Patrick Harris hosting and a host of first-time nominees up for top awards, People reports. Family Guy is the first cartoon to be nominated for best comedy series in nearly 50 years, and Jeremy Piven’s snub for...

Baldwin on Opposing Lieberman: Never Mind

(Newser) - Alec Baldwin has no plans to challenge Joe Lieberman for his Senate seat in 2012, USA Today reports. The actor’s spokesman says he wants the Connecticut independent to retain his position because of the paucity of moderate Republicans in the Senate. In a recent Playboy interview, Baldwin floated many...

Tina Talks Emmys, Jay, and Sarah...Sorta

(Newser) - As if its record 22 Emmy nominations weren’t enough, 30 Rock also recently landed a syndication deal. Tina Fey talks success—and Sarah Palin—with Broadcasting & Cable:
  • On possibly hosting the Emmys: "No, I think it's a hard job and a thankless one. I think maybe it's
...

Tracy Morgan Files for Divorce

(Newser) - SNL veteran and 30 Rock star Tracy Morgan filed for divorce from his high school sweetheart yesterday, the New York Daily News reports, making official a longstanding split. Morgan and his wife, Sabina, have been separated for 8 years. “Basically they were divorced without the paperwork,” says one...

Family Guy Scores Nod; 30 Rock Leads With 22 Noms

Mad Men also rakes them in

(Newser) - The list of Emmy nominations, out today, is full of familiar names. One surprise: Family Guy is nominated for best comedy series—it's only the second animated show to get a nod in the category, the Los Angeles Times reports. The Fox stalwart is up against Entourage, 30 Rock, The ...

Voicemail Leak Left Me Suicidal: Baldwin
 Voicemail Leak Left 
 Me Suicidal: Baldwin 
GOSSIP ROUNDUP

Voicemail Leak Left Me Suicidal: Baldwin

Plus, Rihanna and Chris Brown prepare for court, more

(Newser) - After his infamous 2007 voicemail for his daughter went public, Alec Baldwin had “very serious” suicidal thoughts, he tells Playboy in an interview, People reports. “I spoke to a lot of professionals, who helped me,” he said, adding that Harvey Levin of TMZ, who released the voicemail,...

30 Rock Decoded: It's The Muppet Show
30 Rock Decoded: It's The Muppet Show
OPINION

30 Rock Decoded: It's The Muppet Show

(Newser) - For once, the latest viral Internet sensation isn’t a crazy video—it’s a crazy theory: 30 Rock is a rip-off of The Muppet Show. Not crazy, blogger Brian Lynch contends, before marshalling “so many facts you HAVE to concede I'm absolutely right.” From Tina Fey/Liz Lemon...

Fey's Inner Conservative Gets Out in 30 Rock's Drift Right

Show often presents conservative viewpoint as inevitable

(Newser) - 30 Rock will wrap its third season next week, with a ratings boost propelled by creator Tina Fey’s notorious Saturday Night Live impersonations of Sarah Palin. Yet for a show that owes some of its success to the takedown of a Republican politician, 30 Rock often sides with its...

NBC Renews 30 Rock, The Office

(Newser) - NBC today made official what everyone expected: The network renewed 30 Rock and The Office for the 2009-10 TV season. The Biggest Loser also got picked up for another run, though the fates of fan favorites such as Heroes, Chuck, Lipstick Jungle, Friday Night Lights, and Life are on shakier...

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