We've been smitten with New York-based party company Keren Precel Events for some time, but this British-inspired birthday party has taken our love to a new level. Keren was inspired to create an ode to England by her 2-year-old client Bennett's room. "Bennett's wallpaper was white and filled with British icons," Keren says. "It was youthful, but not babyish or childish, and I decided the whole look of the party would be something similar that would appeal to both children and adults." Not only does this party feature one of the coolest cakes we've ever seen, but also, it's stocked full of savory treats that appeal to kids of all ages, on both sides of the pond. Keep clicking to see how to do a birthday, Brit style!
Celebrities came out to celebrate the final season of 30 Rock in NYC last night. The show's stars Tina Fey, Jane Krakowski, Tracy Morgan, Jack McBrayer, and Katrina Bowden hit the red carpet and partied inside, though Alec Baldwin was missing from the action. The first episode of their seventh season premieres this evening, which means fans might get an explanation of the Liz Lemon baby rumors that got started when one of the show's producers tweeted a photo of Tina holding a baby during filming in August. Make sure to check out pictures from the premiere of 30 Rock before tuning in tonight.
30 Rock's season finale aired last week, and it's official that the next season will be its last. We caught up with Jane Krakowski, who plays Jenna Maroney, the narcissistic actress engaged to her male impersonator. In addition to her work on 30 Rock, Jane's using her comedic talent for Best Night Ever, an upcoming vignette series for NBC. She'll star alongside Andy Cohen and Giuliana Rancic. We had a chance to talk to Jane, and she reflected on what she's learned from 30 Rock and even took a guess at what Jenna would make of the Fifty Shades of Grey phenomenon. Read on.
TrèsSugar: The S&M erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey is a bestseller and being made into a movie. Do you think Jenna would find it tame?
Jane Krakowski: I'm sure Jenna is buying the rights already to play the role. Everybody's reading that book. I haven't read it yet, but I see it in everyone's hands.
TS: Have you learned anything from your 30 Rock character over the years?
JK: I think my big lesson is to probably not do anything that Jenna does. So whatever she does, do the opposite. You might be better off. But that's the fun part about playing someone like her. You can be as outrageous as possible and get away with it within our structure that is TGS and 30 Rock, so there are so many things that the character has done over the seasons where I'm like, "Really? Are you sure we're going to be able to do this and get away with this?" And in that world and the blanket that is Tina Fey's genius it always seems to be alright. I will trust her wherever she sends me.
TS: Who is your favorite couple on the show?
JK: Well of course I'm thrilled Jenna has taken one step toward being humane by getting engaged. Although, Paul being a wonderful man it's (still) the most narcissistic wedding that could possibly happen, because she's marrying a male impersonator of her. I've always enjoyed Liz Lemon's relationships. I loved when Michael Sheen was on the show. I really adored him. I think her current relationship with the character of Criss is really a great one.
TS: In your latest role in NBC's TV vignettes series titled Best Night Ever, you play a tarot card reader. What would you hope the cards hold for Jenna?
JK: Wow. I sort of wish the tarot card reader would tell me that 30 Rock is not ending after 13 episodes next season. We found out that it's official that we're only going to be doing 13 more. It's been the greatest experience.
Not too long ago, Kim Kardashian showed off her sophisticated side while out and about in Beverly Hills. And it was her Elizabeth and James zigzag blazer that really stood out and pulled her look together to perfection. Now, actress Jane Krakowski shows us yet another chic way to rock Kim's blazer. Unlike Kim, Jane kept the rest of her look black, which really allowed the jacket to pop and made for a dressier ensemble. Then a long gold necklace added just enough shine without interfering with the design. We don't need any more proof that this blazer is super versatile and can go from day to night in a snap. If you have a printed jacket in your closet, consider all the ways you can dress it down and up, just like Kim and Jane did with this popular Elizabeth and James blazer.
Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield met up inside last night's American Museum of Natural History gala in NYC. She posed for pictures solo on the red carpet in an orange gown and Tabitha Simmons heels while her Amazing Spider-Man costar and beau decided to go straight inside the event. They partied alongside a long list of Big Apple-based funny people, including SNL's Seth Meyers, Jason Sudeikis, Bill Hader, and Kristen Wiig. Emma has gotten familiar with the show's cast this week, since she's hosting tomorrow's episode! Tina Fey left baby Penelope at home for an adults-only evening out at the annual bash with her husband, Jeff Richmond, while Jimmy Fallon made the rounds with wife, Nancy Juvonen.
Emma was solo out on the town Monday for the Glamour Women of the Year Awards, which came just days after her big 24th birthday. Emma and Andrew have gone to great lengths to keep their relationship under wraps over the past few months. They're rarely photographed together, but have been seen on a few cute date nights and wearing coordinating Teen Wolf Halloween costumes in recent weeks.
Jane Krakowski held her son, Bennett, as they left Fred Segal in LA yesterday. She and her fiancé, Robert Godley, brought their 5-month-old, who looked adorable in sunglasses, out for the shopping trip. The family of three is on the West Coast ahead of this weekend's Emmys, where Jane is nominated for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy for her work on 30 Rock. Her costars Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin are also up for awards, as is the series itself. It's sure to be a star-studded night, and we'll be streaming LIVE from the Emmys red carpet starting at 3 p.m. PDT. Before the big show, make sure to make your Emmy winner predictions for a chance to win a flat-screen TV!
New mom and 30 Rock star Jane Krakowski bundled up her infant son Bennett Robert Godley and ventured out for a stroll around their NYC neighborhood yesterday. Jane gave birth to Bennett on April 13 and it looks like she's already showing the little guy all the sights of springtime in New York. 30 Rock is experiencing quite the baby boom this year, with Tina Fey announcing her second pregnancy and Elizabeth Banks welcoming her son Felix via surrogate earlier this year. Their cliffhanger season finale aired last night, and Jane was up to her usual scene stealing tricks, galloping around the set in a shaggy animal costume that also cleverly concealed her former bump.
Tina Fey stepped out in NYC on Friday to promote her new book, Bossypants, at the Union Square Barnes & Noble. She was game for a Q&A moderated by The New Yorker's editor, David Remnick, where the comedienne talked about her writing, family, and TV show 30 Rock. Tina also cracked a joke about her 5-year-old daughter Alice's comedy skills, saying, "Between 2 and 3 [years old Alice] was inadvertently writing a lot for Tracy Jordan. [While playing with Barbies, Alice had one doll say to the other] 'You know the most romantic part of the human body is the butt.' How has Tracy not said that?" The hard promotional work is already paying off, as the publication is resting near the top of Amazon's best-sellers list. Tina had her husband, Jeff Richmond, and Alice for company on a walk in the Big Apple yesterday, but it was her fellow mom-to-be Jane Krakowski who turned out for the premiere of Catch Me If You Can on Broadway last night. Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick also went along with their son, James Wilkie, as they took advantage of a chance to socialize during a break from prepping for their big move.
Jane Krakowski took care of some errands yesterday in NYC wearing a big smile and a cute jacket tied above her growing baby bump. The 30 Rock actress is expecting her first child with her fiancé, Robert Godley, and it looks like their new addition will be arriving very soon! The writers on Jane's hit comedy have found some inventive ways to cover up her midsection in recent episodes, including putting her in a dog costume, as they wait out her pregnancy. Jane will be the second member of the cast to bring a little one into the world this year. Her costar, Elizabeth Banks, also welcomed a baby boy to her family just last week.
The writers of 30 Rock have been cleverly concealing Jane Krakowski's growing baby bump all season long, and their latest efforts had her clad in a dog costume for a morning of filming in NYC today with Tina Fey. InStyle cover girl Tina was also rocking a special get-up, with a bright orange trash collector ensemble hiding underneath her long down coat. Both Jane and Tina recently celebrated the milestone of the series reaching their 100th episode, which is a special one-hour event airing on April 21. The extra-long installment is one of the many things we're looking forward to this Spring, and we're also excited for the upcoming release of Tina's book Bossypants.