We were able to chat with 30 Rock‘s Jane Krakowski (Jenna on the show) earlier today to talk about tonight’s 30 Rock season finale. Jane gives us a teaser on what to expect in the Season 3 finale, and also tells us what it’s like to work with so many world-class comedians on a day-to-day basis. We also go into some of her work on the Breyers Smooth and Dreamy promotion, where she has shot a couple of webisodes that put her into classical movies as a modern-day woman (and they’re pretty funny.)
Check out the video above for the interview, and head on over to the Smooth and Dreamy site to enter to win a very cool Dreamy Hollywood package, which includes an 8 day trip for 4 to Hollywood, CA. Once again, we thank Jane for taking some time to chat with us today!
Emmy award-winning 30 Rock has already welcomed a big box office earner (Jennifer Aniston), an influential celebrity (Oprah Winfrey) and a former Vice President (Al Gore). So why shouldn’t they expect to get the current First Lady as well?
At the recent premiere of his movie Lymelife, star Alec Baldwin said he’s already has visions for Jack Donaghy post-Salma Hayek. “I think my character falls in love with Michelle Obama, of course,” Baldwin told Hollyscoop.
When asked why he’d court Michelle for the show rather than her husband (the President is familiar with NBC programming, after all), Alec said it would simply be nice to change things up a bit. “The President is on TV every day, all day. So we want to get something different,” he explained.
Season 3 of 30 Rock will conclude on May 7th.
Back on January 10th, Saturday Night Live welcomed country sensation Taylor Swift to the late night stage. One month later, her ex-boyfriend will be given the same opportunity.
On February 14th, Joe Jonas - along with his brothers - will be crooning to all the dateless ladies from that NBC studio. The appearance will come less than a week after the trio performs at this Sunday’s Grammys.
Although this this will be the first SNL visit for the Jonas Brothers, the boy banders will be joined by a 30 Rock veteran. Alec Baldwin, the actual star of 30 Rock, will be making his 14th appearance as host. (Only Steve Martin has fronted the show more times. The Pink Panther 2 star made his 15th stop just last Saturday.)
Last January, the Screen Actors Guild Awards was considered a pleasant distraction from all the writers’ strike business. Since the actors now face their own work stoppage, this year’s event once again served as a nice diversion.
With the Academy Awards less than a month away, tonight’s ceremony gave us a better idea of how that broadcast might pan out. Was Kate Winslet another double-winner this evening? Did Mickey Rourke wrestle an additional victory? Is Heath Ledger on his way to that posthumous Oscar? Get all the details after the jump!
One year after a strike-induced absence, the drinking resumed. Although the 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards drew its usual set of followers tonight, this year’s program carried even more significance than usual. The reason? Heath Ledger.
With or without the Dark Knight nomination, the ceremony would have been interesting. Was this going to be the year a film about an Indian game show (Slumdog Millionaire) won top prize? Would either Meryl Streep (Mamma Mia, Doubt) or Kate Winslet (Revolutionary Road, The Reader) walk away with two awards? Could Mickey Rourke‘s comeback performance in The Wrestler earn him a surprise win over Sean Penn (Milk)?
To find out the answer to these questions (and many more), you can read our detailed coverage after the jump!
Later this week, Ugly Betty producer Salma Hayek jumps networks to guest on another Thursday night comedy.
Hayek will appear on several episodes of the Emmy-winning 30 Rock to play Colleen Donaghy’s nurse. And like previous star Jennifer Aniston, she’ll also become another one of Alec Baldwin’s love interests.
Make sure to also note February 5th on your calendars. That’s when Jon Hamm is scheduled to start his multi-episode arc as Liz Lemon’s hot neighbor.
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Even though SAG members are currently debating whether to strike, today’s award nominations gave them all a brief distraction. If the upcoming Oscars telecast doesn’t go on as planned, next month’s Screen Actors Guild Awards (scheduled for January 25th on TNT and TBS) could be the last time actors have a reason to celebrate.
Here are some of the noteworthy mentions from this year’s list of television nominees:
- 30 Rock, Boston Legal, The Closer, John Adams and Mad Men all scored three noms each.
- Dexter is up for its first win in the Outstanding Drama Series Ensemble category.
- Desperate Housewives - a nominee for Best Ensemble - received no individual honors.
- Debra Messing (The Starter Wife), Kevin Connolly (Entourage), January Jones (Mad Men), Anna Paquin (True Blood) and Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother) all received Golden Globe nominations, but no SAG noms.
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Although the Hollywood Foreign Press Association was forced to cancel last year’s party, the Golden Globes will finally make its return next month. The 66th annual event is scheduled to air Sunday, January 11th, just over a week before the Academy Award nominations are announced.
Here are some of the noteworthy mentions from this year’s list of TV nominees:
- HBO, with its 22 nominations, once again led the pack.
- In Treatment and Recount, both from HBO, had five nominations each - the highest number for any program this year.
- House is the only non-cable program to be up for Best Drama.
- True Blood is the only new series to receive any nods.
- Kiefer Sutherland and 24 received nominations for the show’s 2-hour special.
(You can find the full list of television nominees after the jump. Click here for the film nominations.)
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(You can view TV Envy’s Television Programming Schedule here.)MONDAY (11/24)
- Dancing with the Stars (ABC, 8pm): After ten weeks, it all ends tonight. Sadly, I can’t even remember the names of the first two eliminated.
- Samantha Who? (ABC, 9:30): “Sam invites boyfriend Owen (James Tupper) for dinner to meet her parents, but Owen and Howard don’t hit it off.” Seems Howard doesn’t approve of his relationship with Anne Heche either.
- Valkyrie: The Plot to Kill Hitler (History, 10pm): “Recalling Operation Valkyrie, a failed plot devised by German officers to assassinate Adolf Hitler.” By choosing this documentary over the Tom Cruise version, you’ll be able to save a few more bucks for Christmas.
- The Hills (MTV, 10pm): “Audrina confronts Lauren and Justin after rumors circulate that the two hooked up.” By “confront,” we mean Audrina has them refer to the television interviews she’s conducted on the topic.
Even though the previous television season was marred by the annoying writers’ strike, I find myself really excited for the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards. Not only will this ceremony give us a chance to start anew, it’ll be the academy’s chance to celebrate what’s new.
Tonight, two basic cable shows (Damages, Mad Men) will get a chance to win for Outstanding Drama Series. (That would be an Emmy first.) Meanwhile, nominees in several categories will have an opportunity to compete in a Sopranos-less environment. An added bonus? A new category. This year, reality show hosts will finally be acknowledged for their programming contributions as well.
So who won? Who lost? Who ran up and grabbed the award even though they didn’t win? Read our West Coast play-by-play account of this evening’s telecast and find out!
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