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Sofia Vergara Named Highest Paid US TV Actress

Sofia VergaraSofia Vergara has been named the highest paid US TV actress for a second year running.

The Modern Family star reportedly earned a whopping $30 million between June 2012 and June 2013, from both her role on the hit sitcom and numerous endorsement deals, which is more than double the income of her closest rival, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit actress Mariska Hargitay. The Colombian beauty is thought to have commanded big bucks from mega-deals with companies including Diet Pepsi and Kmart due to her popularity in Latin America, a growing market in the business world. Sofia, 38, has her own clothing line with supermarket chain Kmart - for which she was paid a staggering $7 million advance - as well as deals with the soft drinks company, furniture chain Rooms to Go, cosmetics brand Covergirl, Comcast, State Farm Insurance and more.

The brunette beauty's $30 million windfall puts her comfortably ahead of Mariska, 49, who earned $11 million over the last year, according to financial magazine Forbes.

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Fox Picks Up New Tina Fey Series

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Comedy, Prime Time, FOX, Announcements, News,

Tina FeyGood news comes for those still mourning the end of 30 Rock: Tina Fey's latest comedy project has been scooped up by Fox!

After having been fought over by several major television networks, the multicamera comedy series - a straight-to-series order hailing from Universal Television - ended up at Fox.

30 Rock alum Matt Hubbard is set to write the untitled series - which takes place at a women's college that begins to allow men to attend for the first time - as well as joining other 30 Rock alums Fey, Robert Carlock, and David Miner as executive producers. Fey is not expected to star in the series.

The upcoming series joins The Mindy Project and Andy Samberg's Brooklyn Nine-Nine as Universal Television-produced shows airing on Fox.

Read More | The Hollywood Reporter

Mad Men and American Horror Story Up For 17 Emmys

Mad Men

Mad Men and American Horror Story lead the nominations at this year's Emmy Awards with 17 each.

The advertising drama is hoping to gain its fifth Best Drama win, which would make it the only series ever to have won the accolade that many times. At present it is level on four victories with Hill Street Blues, L.A. Law and The West Wing. Other nominees in the same category are Breaking Bad, The Good Wife, Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire, British Drama Downton Abbey and newcomer Homeland. Downton Abbey - which was awarded Best Miniseries in 2011, but has switched categories for 2012 - picked up 16 nominations.

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Salma Hayek Set For 30 Rock Return

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Comedy, Prime Time, NBC, 30 Rock, Gossip,

Alec Baldwin and Salma HayekSalma Hayek has promised to return to 30 Rock.

The actress appeared in the third season of the comedy for a multi-episode arc portraying Elisa, the girlfriend of NBC executive Jack Donaghy (Alec Baldwin), and creator Tina Fey has made her commit to a return before the show finishes its seventh and final season.

"I tried to tell Salma Hayek that she has to come back. She said that she would and I'm going to hold her to that," Tina told Entertainment Weekly.

Salma isn't the only star on Tina's "bucket list," she also hopes to lure Michael Sheen, Isabella Rossellini and other guest stars back to the show: "There are going to be people that we've always wanted to have on that we haven't, for various reasons, been able to yet. Or characters we've enjoyed so much that we want to bring back at some point before we leave. I always wanted to get Michael Benjamin Washington back on who played Donald Jordan, the older son. Of course we want to get Dennis Duffy in at some point. I'd love to get Michael Sheen to come back as Wesley Snipes. I'd love to get Isabella Rossellini back because we were reminding ourselves that Jack was married before, and she was a very pivotal character once."


30 Rock End Confirmed

30 Rock30 Rock is to end after seven series, it has been confirmed.

The NBC comedy show - which was created by Tina Fey and stars Alec Baldwin and Tracy Morgan - was recently recommissioned for another run of 13 episodes, but the network have now confirmed that they will be the last, confirming recent speculation about the show's future.

Despite the news, NBC are hopeful of working with Tina - who loosely based the show on her experiences working on Saturday Night Live' - on other projects.
"I know Tina, Alec and the rest will deliver some of their best work. We think the world of Tina Fey, who is a comic genius, and we hope she'll be a part of the NBC family for years to come," said NBC executive Bob Greenblatt.

30 Rock will draw to a close with a special hour-long season finale.


Kim Kardashian Wants to Star in a Sitcom

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Comedy, Prime Time, NBC, 30 Rock, Gossip,

Kim Kardashian on 30 Rock

Kim Kardashian wants to star in a sitcom. The 31-year-old socialite recently had a cameo in a live episode of comedy show 30 Rock and now hopes to take her career in a new direction. "She really wants to move beyond reality TV and be a comedy actress," a source said.

The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star is said to be inspired by Modern Family beauty Sofia Vergara. "Kim wants to be the next Sofia Vergara," the source added to The Sun.

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Chrysler’s “Halftime in America” ad spoofed by 30 Rock (video!)

30 rock chrysler parody

Chrysler has been seeing record-breaking sales numbers lately, thanks both to successful redesigns on most of its cars, as well as its attention-getting ad campaign. That said, like all good things, a spoof or two makes a great ad even better. Saturday Night Live did its parody rendition of the ad, and now 30 Rock has jumped on board as well. Though this time, furniture selling was the name of the game. Check it out.

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Alec Baldwin to Leave 30 Rock?

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Comedy, Daytime, Prime Time, NBC, 30 Rock, Gossip, News,

Alec Baldwin as Jack DonaghyAlec Baldwin has hinted he is leaving 30 Rock.

The 54-year-old actor - who plays television executive Jack Donaghy in the NBC comedy - has hit out at the network after The Today Show sent a news crew to his house following the arrest of a French-Canadian woman on charges of stalking him and said he was leaving the network "just in time."

"Outside my apt today, along side the other stalkers from the tabloid press, a crew that identified themselves as being with the Today Show. The television crew camped outside my apt said they were with the Today Show. #howthemightyhavefallen. I haven't appeared on the Today Show in many years. But did they have to camp outside my apt? A story about stalking sure brings out the stalkers in the media. But, the Today Show? No one from NBC contacted me until the Today Show arrived at my apt. I think I'm leaving NBC just in time (sic)," he wrote on his Twitter.

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Mad Men Wins Big at Critics’ Choice Television Awards

John Hamm at Critics' Choice Television Awards

AMC hit drama Mad Men was the big winner at the inaugural Critics' Choice Television Awards yesterday.

The TV series picked up Best Drama, while its stars John Hamm and Christina Hendricks won the Best Actor in a Drama and Best Supporting Actress in a Drama prizes respectively. Christina shared her accolade, however, with Margo Martindale of Justified.

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Condoleezza Rice Books 30 Rock Appearance

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Comedy, Prime Time, NBC, 30 Rock, News,

Condoleezza Rice

Tina Fey recently announced that Condoleezza Rice, former Secretary of State, will make a guest starring appearance on 30 Rock. She’ll be playing herself (sort of), as Jack’s ex-girlfriend.

Jack Donaghy, played by Alec Baldwin, stated in season one that he was dating “a high-ranking African-American member of the Bush Administration,” though ultimately the relationship didn’t work out.

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