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Kristin Chenoweth Raves About Carol Burnett's Lost Episodes

Kristin Chenoweth walks the red carpet while attending a screening of The Carol Burnett Show: The Lost Episodes on Thursday (September 17) at the Tribeca Grand Hotel in New York City.

The Emmy-winning actress flew to the Big Apple in between tour dates just to support Carol on her big night!

Other celebs in attendance included Alec Baldwin and his wife Hilaria, Younger‘s Nico Tortorella, Lance Bass, and Saturday Night Live‘s Sasheer Zamata.

“Just got home from watching Carol Burnett and Friends watch event tonight! I laughed till I cried then laughed again! I love u CB,” Kristin tweeted. “Biggest lesson I keep learning from watching Carol Burnett and Friends? Have no FEAR or EGO.”

The night before the screening, Carol appeared at the Paley Center for Media alongside Ellie Kemper for an evening of conversation.

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Mindy Kaling Decides If She Would Rather Sleep With Bill Cosby Or Donald Trump

Mindy Kaling flashes a smile as she arrives at her In Conversation Panel as part of her “Why Not Me?” book tour at 92nd Street Y on Wednesday (September 16) in New York City.

The 36-year-old Mindy Project actress was joined by moderator Tina Fey, who during the panel asked Mindy if she “Would You Rather” sleep with Donald Trump or Bill Cosby.

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“With Bill Cosby you could sleep through it,” Tina joked while Mindy paused to think it over (via Time).

That same day, Tina was spotted on set with Ellie Kemper filming the upcoming second season of their hit Netflix show Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

Also pictured: Mindy finally unveiling her culinary endeavor The Mindy Burger for Umami Burger, which is now available at all Umami Burger locations for 6 weeks, $1 of every burger will benefit the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.

FYI: Mindy is wearing a custom Salvador Perez dress at 92nd Street Y.

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Ellie Kemper's High School Acting Teacher was Jon Hamm!

Ellie Kemper and Tina Fey speak to the press while attending the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt panel during Netflix’s portion of the 2015 Summer TCA Tour on Tuesday (July 28) at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Also in attendance were their co-stars Jane Krakowski and Tituss Burgess.

Ellie opened up to reporters about what it was like having Jon Hamm (who guest starred on the Netflix series) as her high school drama teacher.

“He was not ugly,” Ellie said (via People). “He was a wonderful teacher. I was in ninth grade and he taught me the improv section of my theater class, and everyone loved him.”

“When they told us that he would be playing the reverend, it was fantastic. But I was a little scared,” she added. “I think there’s still a teacher-student dynamic, and acting with him was a little bit nerve-racking just because I felt like he was still grading me on some level. But he’s a wonderful man and it was a lot of fun.”

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Amy Poehler Says If Your Goal in Comedy is to Be Famous & Make Money 'Then You're In Real Trouble'

Amy Poehler keeps it casual for the 2015 Del Close Improv Comedy Marathon Press Conference held at the Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB) Theatre on Saturday night (June 27) in New York City.

The 43-year-old actress and comedian was joined by Saturday Night Live pals Bobby Moynihan and Horatio Sanz, as well as The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt‘s Ellie Kemper.

“If the goal is doing good stuff and working with your friends…if you’re doing that then you’re succeeding,” Amy told the crowd (via People). “If the goal is to be famous and make money – then you’re in real trouble.”

Amy added, “It happens rarely and when that is your goal – being famous and making money – then you’re not paying attention to the things that will make you money.”

15+ pictures inside of Amy Poehler, Ellie Kemper, and more at the event… More Here! »

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Tina Fey, Ellie Kemper & Jane Krakowski Team Up at 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' Screening!

Tina Fey flashes a smile alongside Ellie Kemper and Jane Krakowski while attending a special screening for their hit show Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt held at Pacific Design Center on Sunday (June 7) in West Hollywood.

The three ladies were joined by co-stars Carol Kane, Lauren Adams and Sol Miranda, as well as executive producer Robert Carlock as they all sat down to take part in a Q&A session.

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Stream season one of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt on Netflix now – We love it!

Earlier in the week, Tina hit the red carpet with her pal Amy Poehler at the 2015 AFI Life Achievement Award Gala Honoring Steve Martin.

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Kaley Cuoco Wins Comedy Actress at Glamour Women of the Year Awards

Kaley Cuoco and her husband Ryan Sweeting are matching in black at the 2015 Glamour Women Of The Year Awards held at Berkeley Square Gardens on Tuesday (June 2) in London, England.

The 29-year-old Big Bang Theory actress was joined by Ellie Kemper, Amy Schumer, and Gillian Anderson.

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“Honored!!! Thank you @glamourmag #glamourawards for this precious award! 💗💗💗💗,” Kaley wrote on Instagram after taking home the Comedy Actress award.

FYI: Kaley is wearing a Lela Rose dress. Amy is wearing Aldo shoes. Ellie is wearing a Mugler dress, Jimmy Choo shoes, Francesca Grima jewels, and carrying a Rodger Vivier clutch.

10+ pictures inside of Kaley Cuoco and Ryan Sweeting hitting the Glamour Women Of The Year AwardsMore Here! »

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Lena Dunham, Amy Schumer, & Gina Rodriguez Represent Comedy Actresses On 'THR'!

Lena Dunham, Amy Schumer, Gina Rodriguez, Tracee Ellis Ross, Ellie Kemper, and Kate McKinnon take the cover of The Hollywood Reporter‘s Comedy Actresses Roundtable Issue, out on newsstands on June 5!

In the mag, the six ladies open up about sexism in the industry, sex scenes, penis bags and why women need to stop apologizing.

Amy on sexism: “I think people hate women. I don’t think they want to hear a woman talk for too long. A lot of people project their mom yelling at them. My [career] has been about tricking people into listening. I’m not saying all men hate women, but there’s such an aggression.”

Lena on the comedy community: “I also hate how the comedy community is so defensive. People are unwilling to learn. There was a big issue a few years ago with Daniel Tosh and rape jokes. But there couldn’t be a civil conversation about it within the comedy community. I’m a sexual-assault survivor, so I would love to sit down and have a totally nonjudgmental conversation with a male comedian who makes rape jokes. But there isn’t room for that.”

Gina on racism: “I don’t believe it’s an issue of hard-core rac- ism [in Hollywood]. It’s lack of being surrounded by a culture. It’s also about what Hollywood finds financially beneficial. So when we show them shows like Jane the Virgin and Fresh Off the Boat. Show them it’s all a good investment. And it’s not about race. When you vilify it, people shut down.”

Also pictured: Lena, 29, spotted keeping it cool and casual as she runs errands on Tuesday (May 26) in the Tribeca neighborhood of New York City.


The Hollywood Reporter Cover: Comedy Actresses Roundtable

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