Thursday media roundup: Tina Fey, Ben Roethlisberger and Glenn Beck

Tina Fey won an SAG award and now she's having another baby!

It’s Thursday, and that means media news! ("It does?" Just go with it.) Get ready for your latest roundup of the day’s media and pop culture news:

»Tina Fey is having another baby! Amidst all the controversy over whether "30 Rock" will or won’t continue past next season, Tina Fey announced yesterday that she’s pregnant with a second child. This news comes hot on the heels of Fey publicly grappling with the decision whether or not to have a second child. As she wrote (forgive the odd syntax of a "New Yorker" abstract):

"[T]he worst question [to ask a woman] is: "How do you juggle it all?" The second-worst question is: "Are you going to have more kids?" … That is why the writer feels obligated to stay in the business, and that is why she can’t possibly take time off for a second baby, unless she does, in which case that is nobody’s business. Does the writer want to have another baby? Or does she just want to turn back time and have her daughter be a baby again?"

Guess she decided!

»Ben Roethlisberger is saving himself for marriage, kind of: In the most hilarious media news of the day, two-time Super Bowl winner and two-time subject of sexual assault accusations Ben Roethlisberger told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that he’s waiting until after the wedding to live with his fiancee: "Mr. Roethlisberger cited the couple’s religious faith and beliefs as the reasons for not living together until marriage."

So many jokes! Let’s see how many punchlines we can think up: "It was then that I carried you, into a empty bar bathroom"; "Blessed are the meek, for they shall keep their dirty mouths shut"; "Do unto others." Make your own, in the comments!

»Twisting the Glenn Beck knife: Glenn Beck only announced the end of his Fox News show yesterday, and already his arch-rival MediaMatters.org is dancing on his grave. The website is celebrating his departure from the airwaves by unveiling a list of "The 50 Worst Things Glenn Beck Said on Fox News." From Beck implying that George Soros was plotting to have him assassinated, to Beck explicitly stating that Barack Obama wants to drive everybody in America into poverty, it’s full of howlers.



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
Local

MTA announces service changes for Sunday

The MTA has announced service changes ahead of Sunday's People's Climate March, which will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Riders using…

Local

NYPD launches Twitter account for L train

The NYPD recently launched a Twitter handle dedicated to the L train and its riders. According to @NYPDLtrain, officers went underground Thursday morning to hand…

Local

Bushwick community space offers activists a place to…

A new Bushwick community space offers community activists to meet, create, learn and throw back a few cold ones. MayDay, located 214 Starr Street in Bushwick,…

Local

Activists gearing up for Sunday's "historic" People's Climate…

If all goes according to plan, more than 100,000 people will gather near Central Park West on Sunday morning and march through midtown to raise…

Movies

Kevin Smith makes peace with the Internet

I was thinking about Ain't It Cool News and Harry Knowles last night, wondering if anyone from Ain't It Cool had reviewed my new movie…

Movies

Art imitates life in 'Swim Little Fish Swim'

There's a certain comfort to be taken in finding that young artists are still moving to New York and trying to make it — and…

Movies

Review: Terry Gilliam's 'The Zero Theorem' is better…

Terry Gilliam's latest, "The Zero Theorem," concerns a reclusive malcontent (Christoph Waltz) struggling with the search for the meaning of life.

Music

Esperanza Spalding and a being called Emily get…

Esperanza Spalding is about to spiral off in a brand new direction that may or may include an alter ego named Emily.

NFL

Oday Aboushi ready for increased role, and to…

Oday Aboushi might feel comfortable enough to engage in some trash talk the next time he is on the field.

NFL

Giants vs. Texans: 3 things to watch

The Giants host the surprising Texans (2-0) in what may already be a must-win game for Big Blue.

NFL

Eric Decker misses practice again, could miss Monday

Jets wide receiver Eric Decker missed practice Thursday as he continues to rehab a hamstring injury suffered last Sunday.

MLB

Derek Jeter still focused on baseball as final…

Derek Jeter has effectively hid his emotions for 20 years in the Bronx.

Parenting

A sneaky way to serve kids fruits and…

"My First Juices and Smoothies" gives smoothie recipes for kids.

Style

3 things we love from Day 1 of…

The highlights from Day 1 of Milan Fashion Week.

Sex

Why don't more couples use condoms?

  Call it the “condom moment.” That’s the name the authors of a new study have given to the pivotal conversation every couple should be…

Sex

Need an idea for a first date? Here's…

Picture your idea of a nice first date. Is it dinner and a movie? A visit to an interesting museum exhibit? Instead, an expert on…