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Tina Fey Lands Russian Role In 'The Muppets 2'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • January 9, 2013 9:39 AM
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Late last year word arrived that none other than Ricky Gervais landed the lead role in the “The Muppets 2” with “Modern Family” star Ty Burrell taking over for Christoph Waltz in one of the other two major parts. At the time it was rumored that the film was “a Euro-caper,” and now THR is reporting that Tina Fey has snagged the female lead role opposite fellow Golden Globe host Gervais.

Watch: College Applicants Are Wacky In New Trailer For 'Admission' With Tina Fey & Paul Rudd

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 20, 2012 3:20 PM
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To be sure, applying to college is a frenzy of emotions for high school graduates each year, but we can't remember when it was depicted as being this....wacky....as it is in the trailer for "Admission." The film, directed by Paul Weitz ("Being Flynn," "About A Boy"), is a dramedy promising both laughs and perhaps tears, in a movie we're not quite ready to buy a ticket for just yet.

Watch: Trailer For Paul Weitz's 'Admission' Starring Tina Fey & Paul Rudd

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 15, 2012 10:28 PM
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"30 Rock" is ending, which means Tina Fey will be taking a swing at feature films. So far she's had mixed results with "Baby Mama" in the miss column, and "Date Night" in the hit column. As for "Admission"? Well, let's take a gander shall we?

Tina Fey & Amy Poehler Team To Host The Golden Globes

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 15, 2012 8:20 PM
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If the Oscars are the grown ups table, then the Golden Globes have usually been the looser, more gravy-stained kids table of the awards season and in 2013, two very funny women and friends will combine forces to hand out a bunch of awards.

Zach Galifianakis Special 'Between Two Ferns: A Fairytale of New York' Headed To Comedy Central; Tina Fey, Jon Stewart & More To Star

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 23, 2012 12:17 PM
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You know, we were just wondering when we might get another installment of Zach Galifianakis' hilariously awkward, Funny Or Die talk show "Between Two Ferns" and it looks like he's gonna make up for some lost time.

Tina Fey Is 'The Intern' For Nancy Meyers

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 13, 2012 4:36 PM
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New trend? It wasn't that long ago that Tina Fey's "Date Night" director Shawn Levy announced he was going to spend this summer making "The Internship" with Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson. And now another movie about low-level, underappreciated grunt work.

Paul Rudd Looking To Step In For Owen Wilson In Paul Weitz's 'Admission' With Tina Fey

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 14, 2012 9:38 AM
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As yet, Tina Fey hasn't quite found the same rock-solid success in the cinema world as she has on television with her Emmy-laden work on "Saturday Night Live" and "30 Rock." She wrote and co-starred in a minor teen classic "Mean Girls," and made small waves with "Baby Mama" and "Date Night," but that indelible role that makes her a fully fledged movie star -- her "Elf," her "40 Year Old Virgin" -- is yet to appear, presumably because she's busy nine months of the year running and starring in one of the funniest shows on television.

Paul Weitz Says Princeton Pic 'Admission' Could Be Next; Still Wants To Bring 'Elric' To The Big Screen

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 21, 2012 10:37 AM
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Predictable has never been an adjective you could use to describe Paul Weitz. After cutting his teeth on the sex comedy "American Pie," the helmer explored different genre paths, tackling dramedy ("About A Boy," "In Good Company"), satire ("American Dreamz") and fantasy ("Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant"). And this spring, he'll deliver what is arguably his most dramatic film yet in "Being Flynn," starring Paul Dano and Robert De Niro. We recently got a chance to chat with Weitz, and as usual, the projects on his upcoming slate are as diverse as they come.

Tina Fey Eyes 'Admission' With Paul Weitz Set To Direct

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 11, 2011 12:12 AM
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Last spring, Tina Fey showed that her "30 Rock" popularity can translate into some box office power (at least when paired with Steve Carell; let's not talk about "Baby Mama") when "Date Night" became a box office hit and it looks she's ready to try another film, although one with a bit more dramatic meat on the bones.

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