Monday, January 7, 2013

Then and Now: Marilyn Monroe & Jane Russell and Amy Poehler & Tina Fey

Two of the grooviest gals in the entertainment business in my (and let's be honest everyone else's) opinion are Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. From their days on Saturday Night Live as the first ever female duo on Weekend Update, starring in movies like Mean Girls and Baby Mama, headlining two of the funniest sitcoms on television, to now hosting the Golden Globes on January 13th, these two broads are really (REALLY) amazing women.
Of their famous friendship, Tina once said "we're like Oprah and Gayle, except we're not denying anything." While that could very well be true, in their promotional pics for the awards show I think these pals appear more like Gentlemen Prefer Blondes co-stars Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe. Under the bright spotlight, Amy and Tina look like perfect bombshells in their beaded gowns, reminding me of Jane and Marilyn in the opening scene of the Howard Hawks film when they perform "Two Little Girls from Little Rock." Of course the two comedians had to add a special quirky kick, choosing bright Converse high-tops instead of the high heels that Jane and Marilyn wore in the musical.  I love this photo shoot as here Amy and Tina prove once and for all (and I can't believe this is even still a question in the first place) that women can be BOTH funny and gorgeous. At the same time. (I know, the mind reels.) Anyone else stoked to see them take on Golden Globes hosting duties this weekend?