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Tina Fey To Host Two Hour Special Honoring Trail Blazing Women Around the World

It was announced today that Tina Fey is hosting a two hour special named The Hidden World of Girls at WKMS Radio (91.3 FM), which features stories from women around the world! The special will be aired during WKMS’ Sounds Good from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m this Wednesday, March 20th. It can be listened on air at 91.3 FM or on wkms.org.  Read more about it below!

Groundbreaking writer, actress, and comedian, Tina Fey, comes to Public Radio to host The Hidden World of Girls, two new hour-long specials inspired by the NPR series heard on Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

Host Tina Fey, star of 30 Rock, author of Bossypants, and Saturday Night Live alumna, takes listeners around the world into the secret life of girls — from the dunes of the Sahara to a slumber party in Manhattan, from the dancehalls of Jamaica to a racetrrack in Ramallah — and reveals some of her own hidden worlds.

These two new specials are produced by the Peabody Award-winning Kitchen Sisters, in collaboration with NPR and independent producers from around the world. Inspired by The Hidden World of Girls series heard on Morning Edition and All Things Considered, these specials feature the best stories from that series as well as new, never before heard features, interviews, and music. Lively, sound-rich, and evocative, The Hidden World of Girls is two hours of stories of girls and the women they become.

As part of this international collaboration, The Kitchen Sisters opened up The Hidden World of Girls NPR phone line and invited listeners to share their stories of groundbreaking girls and pioneering women. Calls poured in from around the world and these stories and messages thread throughout the hours. Stories in the special include:

– The story of The Braveheart Women’s Society: Coming of Age in South Dakota, a journey to a four-day rite of passage ceremony for Sioux girls from the banks of the Missouri River.
– From the foothills of Dublin, The Hidden World of Traveller Girls. Travellers, the gypsies of Ireland, nomads traveling in caravans, camping by the side of the road. The men live for horses, the girls for their big, elaborate weddings. 
– We travel to Wayne County, Mississippi into the world of Girls Who Hunt.
– We grapple with the issues of family, crime, violence, and reckoning in the story, Deborah Luster: One Big Self.
– Russia’s Singing Babushkas – a group of elderly women from Buranovo, Russia, who began singing together and who have become a musical sensation at concerts performing Beatles songs.
– Science fiction stories of friendship, superpowers, and the Beatles.

Major funding for The Hidden World of Girls comes from The Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes a great nation deserves great art.

The Hidden World of Girls’ two hour-long specials will be aired during WKMS’ Sounds Good from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m this Wednesday, March 20th. Listen on air at 91.3 FM or on wkms.org. 

Source: WKMS.org

Tina Fey to co-chair the ‘New York Pops’ Gala

Tina Fey is set to co-chair the ‘New York Pops’ Gala on April 29, Playbill reports. The gala will be honoring Cyndi Lauper. You can read more about it below!

Tina Fey and Billie Jean King co-chair the New York Pops’ April 29 gala.

The New York Pops will honor pop icon Cyndi Lauper April 29 at Carnegie Hall.

Hat Full of Stars: The Songs of Cyndi Lauper will feature performances by Annaleigh Ashford, Boy George, Estelle, Bridget Everett, Nona Hendryx, Carly Rae Jepsen, Alex Newell, Stark Sands, and more to be announced.

The 7 PM concert is chaired by Lisa Barbaris, Tina Fey, Billie Jean King, Jeff Sagansky, and David Zaslav.

Lauper is a Tony Award winner for writing the score to Kinky Boots.
The concert will also honor media executive Ken Lowe, founder of Scripps Networks and Discovery Board Member.

For tickets, beginning at $75, visit NewYorkPops.org.

Source: Playbill

Tina Fey To Produce New Netflix Comedy ‘Hometown’

Deadline reports that Tina will be producing a new feature comedy for Netflix named ‘Hometown‘, starring Natasha Rothwell and written by Paula Pell and Michelle Lawler. You can read more about it below!

EXCLUSIVE: Netflix has acquired Hometown, a feature comedy that will starInsecure‘s Natasha Rothwell, who is writing the script with Paula Pell and Michelle Lawler. Little Stranger’s Tina Fey and Eric Gurian will produce alongside Pell and Rothwell. Jeff Richmond is exec producer.

They are keeping the plot under wraps but it is a two-hander. Rothwell got a NAACP Image Award nom for Insecure and is developing an original HBO series she’ll exec produce. She wrote and starred in Netflix Presents: The Characters, an original sketch series, and was a writer on Saturday Night Live. Her next film turns are Sonic The Hedgehog and Wonder Woman 1984.

Pell wrote on SNL for 20 years and scripted Sisters. She’ll next star in Wine Country. She produced This is 40 and currently stars in NBC’s AP Bio. Lawler is the cinematographer of Rust Creek and Boomerang.

Rothwell is repped by WME and Edna Cowan Management; Pell is WME and Ken Richman and Fey is WME and 3 Arts.

Source: Deadline

Inside Oscars Rehearsals with Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and Maya Rudolph

Inside Oscars Rehearsals with Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and Maya Rudolph

Tina, Amy and Maya rehearsed for the Oscars earlier today! It looks like they are opening the show together, according to USA Today. You can read more about the rehearsal below and check out photo in our gallery!

 Amy Poehler has one golden rule for the Oscars.

“If any of us fall, the other ones have to go down, too,” she cracked at rehearsals Saturday, practicing her presenting moment alongside pals Tina Fey and Maya Rudolph. All three women had not falling on their mind: Each paired jeans with what appeared to be the heels they’ll be wearing at the 91st annual Academy Awards (ABC, Sunday, 8 ET/PT) and practiced walking across the Dolby Theatre stage.

Before a room of seat placards, producers and Academy staffers, Fey read off her first line. “Good evening, and welcome to the one millionth Academy Awards!” Fey said at the microphone to laughter, segueing straight into a joke about how there’s no host this year. (Oh, and she delivers a USA TODAY joke you don’t want to miss.)

Then Rudolph opened her white rehearsal envelope: “And the Oscar goes to … Amy Poehler!” she proclaimed, in faux shock.

Source: USA Today

“If I fall in my dress, just leave me for dead,” Tina Fey deadpanned to Amy Poehler and Maya Rudolph as the buddy-trio walked toward center stage to rehearse lines they’ll deliver as presenters during Sunday’s 91st Academy Awards. “Or you can just drag me.”

No can do, responded Poehler: “If any of us fall, the other ones have to go down, too.”

“There’s Gaga!…Where’s Bradley?” said Poehler, after spotting Lady Gaga’s photo on one of the dozens of cardboard placards emblazoned with celebrity head-shots that pepper the near-empty orchestra as seat-holders. “Dana Carvey!” Poehler said excitedly, noticing her former Saturday Night Live costar’s photo affixed to another. “There’s Angela Bassett…Glenn…”

Source: People

Tina Fey to present at the 2019 Oscars

Tina Fey to present at the 2019 Oscars

The Oscars announced the first round of presenters this morning and Tina made the list, alongside her friends Amy Poehler and Maya Rudolph. The 91st Oscars will be held live on Sunday, February 24. Be sure to come back to check for photos and updates.

The first round of Oscars 2019 presenters was announced this morning by Oscars 2019 producer Donna Gigliotti and co-producer and director Glenn Weiss. To help honor the incredible slate of Oscars 2019 nominees—from blockbusters to independent filmsand embrace the diversity of the global movie-going audience, 13 stars were added to the list of presenters. Awkwafina, Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Tina Fey, Whoopi Goldberg, Brie Larson, Jennifer Lopez, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Amandla Stenberg, Charlize Theron, Tessa Thompson, and Constance Wu will be taking the Oscar stage as presenters LIVE SUNDAY FEBRUARY 24 8e|5p on ABC. In addition, it was announced that Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Philharmonic will perform during the Oscars 2019 “In Memoriam” segment.

Source: Oscar