News Nuggets: 5 tips for Tina Fey on (finally) becoming a movie star

Kyle Buchanan offers Tina Fey five tips on becoming a movie star. Now that her Emmy-winning comedy series “30 Rock” is gone, he says the movies need her “more than she needs the movies,” but she has not been provided with good projects yet. The recent release of “This Is Where I Leave You” along with “Muppets Most Wanted” and “Admission” have not been worthy. His suggestions include that she write her own projects, rewrite other projects, appeal to her base (young women and gay men), work with better directors, and finally make that movie with Meryl Streep she has been promising. Vulture

Emmy-nominated actress Sarah Paulson calls her new double role as conjoined twins her “craziest” yet. She stars on the upcoming “American Horror Story: Freak Show” after previous roles as a medium, a reporter, and a witch on previous installments. Of the two twins, she says, “It’s not as simple as nice and evil. One has more darkness in her but not darkness of evil – darkness of depression. The other one is more of an innocent.” The first episode debuts on October 8 on FX. Entertainment Weekly

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Matt Webb Mitovich previews the much-anticipated Monday debut of the new Fox series “Gotham.” It chronicles the rise of James Gordon (Ben McKenzie), who will one day become the commissioner who works with Batman (played as a boy by David Mazouz). Viewers will also be introduced to younger versions of villains Penguin, Catwoman, and Riddler. TV Line

Stephanie Marcus gives a reminder of how “The Good Wife” ended its fifth season last May and previews what will happen with the new sixth season this Sunday. Emmy winner Julianna Margulies plays Alicia Florrick, who was asked by Eli (Alan Cumming) if she would like to run for state’s attorney. Diane (Christine Baranski) was looking to join Alicia’s new firm and is now negotiating her terms. Huffington Post

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Five-time Tony Award winner Angela Lansbury is honored at the American Theatre Wing’s annual charity gala. The 88-year-old actress from Broadway, television, and films has been honorary chairman since 2010. Watch the video as those who toasted her at the event included Glenn Close, Christine Ebersole, Harvey Fierstein, James Monroe Iglehart, Len Cariou, James Earl Jones, Harold Prince, Howard Stringer, and William Ivey Long. Broadway World

House of Cards” creator Beau Willimon is among the new Writers Guild of America East council members. Other newcomers elected are Chris Kyle and Kyle Bradstreet. Incumbents returning are Walter Bernstein, John Auerbach, Terry George, and Jenny Lumet. Staff seats go to Gail Lee, Kathy McGee, and Cath Twohill. Variety

Sadie Gennis is calling the new comedy “Black-ish” from ABC “the new ‘Cosby Show’ we all need.” She says that “it’s about time” a major network (not just BET, TBS or OWN) has a high profile comedy series featuring primarily black characters. Starring Anthony Anderson and Laurence Fishburne, the family program tackles social issues but “maintains its lighthearted universal appeal.” TV Guide

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