Tina Fey answers Kermit the Frog’s ice bucket challenge

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In the realm of celebrities nominating celebrities for the ALS ice bucket challenge, some are headscratchers (like Britney Spears nominating Adam Sandler, because…the ’90s?) and others make complete, perfect sense.

Consider Tina Fey’s challenge at the request of one Kermit the Frog in the latter category. Fey accepted her Muppets Most Wanted co-star’s nomination and took to the rooftops of Brooklyn to complete the drop…for the most part.

Fey did play ball, but she enlisted her daughter Alice (who has subbed in for her lookalike mother before) to take some of the heat off the icy cold challenge.

Watch the video below.



“The Nest” Release Date

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The Queens of NBC and the Golden Globes, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, reunite for the Universal comedy “The Nest”, which now has a release date of December 18, 2015 (yes, going against “Star Wars”).

The film centers around two sisters who return home to clean out their bedrooms before their parents sell their childhood home and decide to throw one last bash, featuring all their high school friends. The film is directed by “Pitch Perfect” helmer Jason Moore.



Tina Fey named the new face of Garnier Skincare

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Tina Fey has been named as the new face of Garnier Skincare.

The first image from the campaign, released this morning, shows the actress and comedienne, 43, looking fresh-faced with a pair of glasses in hand.

Ms Fey, who has been the face of Garnier Nutrisse hair color since 2011, will appear in TV and print advertisements for the brand’s moisturizers, serums, and eye products starting later this month.

Garnier’s president David Greenberg said in a release: ‘Tina Fey has been an enormous success for us.

‘Tina’s personality, beauty, and approachability resonate with our consumer and we are thrilled to keep her in the Garnier family.’

In representing Garnier Skincare, Ms Fey, 43, replaces actress Bridget Moynahan, who has fronted the label since 2009.

Decidedly younger Indian film actress Depika Padukone, 28, is also a spokesperson for the label in ads that run in her native country.

Ms Fey’s appointment as the face of Garnier Skincare only adds to her lengthy resume of endorsements.

The mother of two also currently appears in an advertising campaign for American Express.

Tina Fey - Garnier Skincare



Elle UK Interview

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Smart, funny, and not to mention the writer of eternal ELLE-favourite, Mean Girls: when it comes to Tina Fey, the list goes on. Our gushy behaviour only worsened when our ELLE April issue Q&A alerted us to just how talented and hardworking the comedian/actress/producer/co-host is… Okay we already knew.

Now, ELLE chats to Tina about Muppets Most Wanted, getting starstruck, and a potential Mean Girls novel…

What was the most surreal moment on the set of Muppets Most Wanted? 

We were filming in London, and went to a dance rehearsal at Pinewood Studios. I walked in to see Ray Liotta and Jermaine Clement dancing really hard with 50 professional male dancers and Ray saying, ‘Let’s do it again guys, I think it’s getting there.’ I remember thinking, this is madness.

Do you still get starstruck?

Less and less, I don’t know if it’s because I’m getting older and I don’t care. I was pretty starstruck the first time I met Lily Tomlin. Usually if there’s really someone I think is a big deal, I don’t want to meet them. I just want to stare at them creepily from across the room.

Did you ever ask for autographs when you were younger?

I’m much more of a skulker. I did go up to Martin Short once after a play. I was like 22 years old and I didn’t have the social graces to ask for an autograph; I just stood there and held my programme up like a mute. It makes me sympathetic when people now come up to me. You can tell when someone’s excited to see you because they actually like your show, rather than someone who just says, ‘What are you on? Can I get a picture with you?’

How was the process of writing Bossypants?

I found it very nerve-wracking to write. I thought, if this book is wholly rejected, it will feel very personal. I was really stressed out when I was trying to finish it. That said, I was so relieved that people did like it. There are no other books in the works but I always wished I had done a novelization of Mean Girls because I have so many different drafts of it. Maybe I’ll do it on the 50th anniversary!

What sitcom or movie would you want to live in?

I’d want to live in Annie Hall or the original Willie Wonka.

Were you a film fan growing up?

Comedies, yes. My oldest daughter is 8 and showing her Back to the Future or Singing in the Rain is great.



American Express Taps Tina Fey to Introduce New Credit Card

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You saw her at the Golden Globes and now you’ll see her at the Oscars too. Tina Fey will star in an American Express commercial during the broadcast tonight introducing the company’s new offering — the Everyday Credit Card. The card allows users to earn rewards on everyday purchases and 20% more reward points after every 20 transactions.

With the new credit card, the company is trying to appear inclusive and attract a new set of consumers. “We want to banish the notion that American Express is not affordable,” said Andrew Katz, VP-advertising at American Express. “We, as a brand, are much more approachable than people think and have a tremendous range of products,”

The company also hopes to target busy moms looking for a hassle-free experience when they run errands. Ms. Fey, with her multiple roles as a mom, writer and actress fit the bill. “Tina Fey is universal in many ways with her humor, she is easy to relate to with her ‘every woman-ness’ and this campaign is really about people who multi-task,” said Mr. Katz.

Ms. Fey, who has previously appeared in American Express print ads and TV commercials, will be seen doing “everyday” mundane chores such as buying acne cream, dropping off dry cleaning and getting a manicure.

American Express is also introducing an app which will act as a digital counter for the card, keeping track of consumers’ transactions and bonuses.



Tina Fey to Star in, Produce “Taliban Shuffle” for Paramount

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Paramount has picked up The Taliban Shuffle, an adaptation of journalist Kim Barker’s wartime memoir as a starring vehicle for Tina Fey.

Fey is attached to star in and produce the adaptation with her former Saturday Night Live boss and 30 Rock cohort Lorne Michaels.

Robert Carlock, who worked with Fey as a writer on 30 Rock, has penned the script for Shuffle, which tells of Barker’s arrival as a fish-out-of-water in Kabul, filing stories about militants, being a woman in wartime Iraq and Pakistan, dealing with boredom interspersed with dashes of violence and the promiscuous war correspondent culture.

The memoir, released in March 2012, has been described as showing the absurdities of war through a lens of black humor. Fey optioned the book, bringing on Carlock and Michaels. She will produce via her Little Stranger shingle. No director is attached.

Paramount had no comment on the deals.

Fey is coming off a successful co-hosting gig of the 71st Golden Globe Awards and will next be seen co-starring in Muppets Most Wanted. She also has the ensemble dramedy This Is Where I Leave You slated for a Sept. 12 release.

She is repped by WME and 3 Arts Entertainment.


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