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Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin partied together at the Gotham Magazine Gala in New York City last week, and grace that publications cover this month.

Here are some excerpts from the 30 Rock stars' interview ...

Tina Fey: I think Alec being on the show bought 30 Rock a lot of time. He's such a brilliant actor and he's not someone you get to see for free on TV. He absolutely bought us the whole first year. But I think that people who see the show really do like it; it's just a question of getting people to try it out. We have the label of a "low-rated" or "poorly rated" show, but it's weird, because on the same day I'll see us referred to as "the low-rated 30 Rock" I'll read "the hit show Gossip Girl." We rate higher than Gossip Girl, but there's a different expectation on NBC than the CW.

Gotham: Have you seen Gossip Girl?

Tina Fey: No, but the children on it are very beautiful.

Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin team up for the brilliance that is 30 Rock.

Gotham: What are your resolutions for 2008?

Tina Fey: An attempt at a less vulgar life. Less cursing, less bile. I sort of got into trouble last year I went on Howard Stern and ran my mouth a little bit about Paris Hilton [Fey said Hilton is a "piece of $h!t" and "looks like a tranny" among other things.] Not only was that not the right way for a 37-year-old woman to behave, but I went to my gynecologist for my yearly checkup shortly thereafter and she was like, "I read that thing [you said about Paris Hilton] in the paper. That was very hostile. Are you all right?" So, starting there: being less vulgar and hostile.

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As the entertainment world mourns the loss of Heath Ledger, the Screen Actors Guild awards went on as scheduled Sunday in Los Angeles.

Here's a look at this year's SAG award winners from film and TV:

Javier Bardem at Cannes

FILM

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Daniel Day-Lewis, There Will Be Blood

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Julie Christie, Away From Her

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Javier Bardem (pictured), No Country For Old Men

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Ruby Dee, American Gangster

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
No Country for Old Men

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In news almost as shocking as Lindsay Lohan going to bed with Heath Ledger, Paula Abdul was a train wreck during her stint as Saturday Night Live host in 2005.

So reports Tina Fey in the latest issue of Playboy.

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"I was pregnant [with daughter Alice] at the time and probably a little moody, but I remember thinking, 'She's a disaster! I gotta prop this lady up and get her on TV,'" Fey, who was head writer of the series at the time, shared.

Fey said Abdul was "disastrous ... in the way she generally appears to be. "It was an American Idol sketch; she wanted to change parts. So Amy Poehler had to play her."

A year later, the 30 Rock actress spotted Abdul on a flight.

"We both looked at each other like, 'Do I know that girl?'" she said. "And then we both had that moment of recognition, and she was like, 'uuuggh.' I saw it register on her face that she had had a terrible time with us."

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The Writers Guild of America is currently on strike, as Hollywood's writers angle for higher royalty payments and wages. Well, that's bad enough - but coupled with recent Dancing with the Stars results, it's a recipe for disaster.

Below, Tina Fey and others protest the ridiculous, criminal ousting of Sabrina Bryan, which was announced on last week's results show. The best dancer this season by far, Bryan was the (Cheetah) girl to beat. Now she's watching with the rest of us on TV, comforted only by Mark Ballas. Life is not fair.

Tina Fey and fellow writers protest a grave Dancing with the Stars injustice.

In all seriousness, we hope that the writers strike is resolved soon. You gotta love her concern for Sabrina Bryan, but we need Tina Fey back doing what she does best - writing those hilarious 30 Rock quotes week after week.

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Thanks to People magazine for this great collection of celebrity quotes ...

"I'm not ashamed that I need glasses for distance. I did not feel like I needed to have all of that hair, which was typical Star Jones, or the extra lashes or the heavy makeup."
- Star Jones, on Star Jones

"If things go well and we get married, I'm going to be smart this time and I'm going to have him sign a prenup and if we get divorced, I'll get half his allowance."
- Paula Abdul, about younger boyfriend JT Torregiani

"I'm just hoping people do get it and don't truly think that I do sunbathe in high heels and a bikini and a full face of makeup."
- Victoria Beckham, on her "Posh" image

"It's weird, it's weird. I don't wear rings... The only ring that I was wearing is our championship rings, but you only wear that maybe two times, three maybe. So I have to get used to it."
- Tony Parker, on wearing a wedding ring now that he's married to Eva Longoria

"Funny is key. Funny, silly, someone who doesn't take themselves seriously, someone who can be ridiculous. That's the most attractive thing."
- Jessica Biel, on the kind of man she goes for

"Truth be told, I worry that the Simpsons-writing portion of my brain has been destroyed after 14 years of talking to Lindsay Lohan and that guy from One Tree Hill, so maybe it's all for the best."
- Former Simpsons writer Conan O'Brien, on not being asked to participate in the big-screen version of the animated show

"You know how people ask, 'Who is the love of your life?' God, I hope I haven't met that person yet, in a way, because I'm single. I hope I haven't had that, since that would be sad."
- Winona Ryder

"This is an outrage."
- Tina Fey, on her show, 30 Rock, scoring 10 Emmy nominations

"I've actually rented Björk's swan dress. I know that's kind of recycling, but I saw An Inconvenient Truth.
- The Office star Rainn Wilson (below), on what he plans to wear to the Emmys

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Once you star in Mean Girls - and, therefore, take part in the Lindsay Lohan experience - you can pretty much handle anything.

So it's doubtful the former Saturday Night Live head writer and star is worried too much about her debuting NBC sitcom, 30 Rock.

Tina Fey, Husband

Fey, 36, quit her SNL writing and Weekend Update co-hosting gigs to make her foray into prime time.

"Originally, I thought I'd stay and do Update. If I didn't have my daughter (Alice, 1), I might have been foolish enough to attempt that," she said. "But it seemed like it was organically time to be done with SNL."

The new show, of course, is loosely based on Fey's old job. She plays Liz Lemon, a writer on the late-night variety series The Girlie Show, when a volatile new star (Tracy Morgan) and mercurial new boss (Alec Baldwin) throw her professional life into disarray.

For Kim Basinger, of course, Baldwin did the same in her personal life.

With the weekend actually free now, Fey gets to spend more time with Alice and husband Jeff Richmond, a composer at SNL. She'll also need the time to continually explain how her show is NOT Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.

The two shows are similar, sort of like the Olsen Twins. Hopefully, for Fey's take, however, 30 Rock is a lot more entertaining than those thin, nut jobs.

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