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After 33 years on late night television, 22 of which at the helm of The Late Show on CBS, David Letterman hosted his final show. Leading up to his swan song, the 68-year-old host welcomed some of his most notable guests including Julia Roberts, Oprah Winfrey, Adam Sandler, Tom Hanks and George Clooney to name a few. However, for his final hour, Letterman went for a relatively subdued approach, as compared to Jay Leno and Chelsea Handler’s send-offs.

It mostly consisted of clip montages from his over 6,000+ shows. The only celebrities that showed up did so to deliver his final Top 10 List, “Top 10 things I’ve always wanted to say to Dave.” Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock and six others participated.

He was also joined by President Obama and former presidents in a pre-taped segment for the intro. It all ended with the Foo Fighters sending Letterman off to the sunset. Who knew David was such a fan of the Dave Grohl-fronted band.

Check out his final Top 10 list below, along with his final monologue, farewell and more clips.

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During last night’s The Sound of Music Live!, NBC debuted the first promo for the 2014 Golden Globes. Unlike Carrie Underwood’s wooden acting, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are two of my favorite things. The comedic BFFs return for their second time hosting the funnest awards show of the year. Earlier this year, the duo signed on for two more hosting stints after their well-reviewed debut as Globes hosts.

In the clip, Amy is on piano duties while Tina attempts to give a preview of their opening number. Unfortunately, they’re off-key and can’t harmonize. While musically they never hit the right note, I have no doubt they will hit all the perfect comedic notes come Golden Globes night. The 71st annual Golden Globe Awards will air on NBC on January 12, 2014. This year’s Miss Golden Globe is Sosie Bacon– daughter of Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick. Watch the promo below.

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NBC Picks Up Tina Fey Comedy

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30 Rock is long gone but NBC still wants to stay in business with Tina Fey. Who can blame them? The peacock network ordered a straight-to-series new comedy airing next Fall. Given Fey’s clout and track record, I completely understand their decision, but hopefully approving it without seeing a pilot will fare better than the Michael J. Fox Show. That also was a straight-to-series decision and look how that’s turning out.

“Tina and Robert … have created a new signature comedy for us that is audacious, emotional and clever,” NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt says. “While tapping into very relatable themes, there isn’t anything like this anywhere else on television. NBC has been their home for many years and we’re so happy that they’ve found another way to push the comedy envelope for us.”

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Best decision by NBC in recent memory. The peacock network announced Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will return to host the 71st and 72nd annual Golden Globes. Truly amazing.

“We’re elated they wanted to host together again and that they committed for the next two years.” – A spokesperson for NBC said in a statement

After last year’s sensational performance, I couldn’t be anymore excited. Those ladies killed it. One person who’s probably not feeling this development is Taylor Swift. She didn’t appreciate being the butt of one of their jokes during last year’s telecast. Poehler’s rep jokingly tweeted, “Sorry @taylorswift13 but Amy & Tina will be back for the next two @goldenglobes.” I’m betting the “22” singer stays clear from this year’s event ;)

Just in case you forgot how hilarious the 30 Rock and Parks & Recreation actress were on the 70th annual show, I’ve embedded their best moments below. The 2014 Golden Globes will be held in Los Angeles on Sunday, January 12.

relive their best Globes moments after the jump

Tina Fey Kicks Off Saturday Night Live Season 39

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With a rebuilding year ahead of them, Lorne Michaels wisely tapped Tina Fey to usher in this new era. Six new cast members were added to replace departing favorites. For her opening monologue, Fey not only introduced them but also forced them to dance backup for her. Was anyone else distracted by all the bulges as the guys were thrusting in their gold lamé short shorts? In addition to kicking off the show in grand style, Fey delivered huge in several skits including the airport one and the fantastic promo for HBO’s Girls where she joins the cast as an older Albanian chick.

Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul was the surprise MVP of the night. He popped up in three segments including a hilarious faux meth commercial. Out of the newbies, Kyle Mooney, Mike O’Brien and Noel Wells impressed the most. The latter does a killer Lena Dunham impression.

On the flip side, returning cast member Cecily Strong looked a bit nervous in her new position fronting Weekend Update. Hopefully, she settles in her new gig in the coming weeks. Check out all the skits below and be sure to weigh in on which newbie you’re most excited about. Be forewarned, you’ll need a US IP to watch the clips.

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Saturday Night Live is bringing in the big guns to open its 39th season. Tina Fey returns to her former stomping grounds to guest host the September 28 episode. This will mark her fourth time hosting the show. Joining her as the musical guest are Arcade Fire. Coincidentally enough, it’s also their fourth appearance on the show. Find out who else is heading to SNL in the coming weeks below.

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If you read my post about the gay couple being asked to leave a shopping mall due to PDA, you know I referred to that incident as one of the most ridiculous things I’ve read recently. Correction. This insane comment by Taylor is now officially the most absurd thing I’ve read.

At this year’s Golden Globes, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler teased Taylor Swift to stay away from Michael J. Fox’s son. Apparently, T. Swizzle can’t take a joke. The 23-year-old singer revealed to Vanity Fair that the slam at her was an act against feminism. LOL.

“You know, Katie Couric is one of my favorite people, because she said to me she had heard a quote that she loved, that said, ‘There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women,’” – Taylor Swift

Totally cuckoo right? I’m sure this situation isn’t one where Couric would think the quote is applicable. Out of all the jokes delivered by Fey and Poehler that night, the one directed at Swift was the least offensive.

So, let me get this straight. It’s okay for her to write songs thinly-disguised as tell-alls about her various liaisons, but it’s not right for others to call her out on it. Someone needs to take themselves less seriously. Swift also goes on to say that the fact that she’s so open in her lyrics should be celebrated, not ridiculed.

“For a female to write about her feelings, and then be portrayed as some clingy, insane, desperate girlfriend in need of making you marry her and have kids with her,” she says, “I think that’s taking something that potentially should be celebrated — a woman writing about her feelings in a confessional way — that’s taking it and turning it and twisting it into something that is frankly a little sexist.” – Taylor Swift

check out Tina and Amy’s responses after the jump

30 Rock Cast Say Thanks To Tina Fey

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30 Rock was never a ratings juggernaut, but it was always a critical darling and an awards powerhouse from its debut. Perhaps that’s why NBC kept the struggling series on the air for seven seasons. The fact it was a favorite amongst households with an income above $100,000 probably didn’t hurt either. Eventually though, all things have to come to an end. 30 Rock aired its final episode this past week to its best ratings since March 2012.

Given that without Tina Fey, 30 Rock never would’ve existed, it’s only natural that the cast and crew owe her a bit of gratitude. After all, they did receive a steady stream of income for seven years. Members of the cast including Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan and Jane Krakowski give their heartfelt thanks while trying to hold back their tears to their boss. Even Tina Fey’s stand-in says a few words in the clip. Jay McBrayer starts things off with the following:

“The person at the top sets the tone,” said Jay Mcbrayer (Kenneth). “And, so if you have somebody who’s just very talented, very happy to let other talented people do their job, good at delegating, that’s all going to trickle down … I think we’ve all been very lucky that the person at the top knows what she’s doing, knows what she wants, and makes it happen.”

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