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Tina Fey to Sleep Through Tonight’s 30 Rock

“It’s so exciting for us to have a live audience, we’ll see what kind of nerves we get. When I get nervous, I get very, very sleepy. If I were an animal, I’d be an opossum. If you put on the TV, and I’m asleep on the set, I was nervous.” —Tina Fey, on tonight’s live 30 Rock episode [E!]

“She’s very vulpine — very wolfish and wily — kind of twitchy. Directing her is kind of like wrangling a herd of cats.” —Jake Scott, director of Welcome to the Rileys, on working with Kristen Stewart [E!]

“Too Gossip Girl,” —John Mayer on why he “doesn’t do events anymore” [Page Six/NYP]

“Wheww Chile we finally got our miners out!! I think this calls for #fistpumps via house music!!” —Snooki [Snooki/Twitter]

“She’s always like, ‘Can you ever just do a movie where you live to see the credits?’ I’m like, ‘Mom, I live to see the credits in this one!’” —Hilary Swank, star of Conviction [LAT]

“People yelling ‘Eminem is going to kick your ass’ at me in airports. Or seeing a gangster rapper in hair and makeup.” —Nick Cannon on possible topics for his new stand-up career [PopWrap/NYP]

“When I was asked to do [Waiting for Superman] — well, looming, hovering over the classroom is the sense that there’s a system, this giant — Jonathan Alter calls it the Blob — which just hovers over everything and crushes good people and devours money. I thought, if I made a film that attacked that—the other movie was sort of simple and pure and vérité. This is a slaying-the-dragon-type movie.” —Davis Guggenheim, on directing Waiting for “Superman,” a documentary/critique of the American public school system, instead of Training Day [AV Club]

“I remember once when I was a kid and I was showing an interest in art and music, and my dad sat me down and said, ‘All art comes from the dark side.’ He said the dark side isn’t evil or bad but that’s where it resides, and if you choose a creative life, then you’re choosing to reside in the darkness. I don’t know where he’s getting that from. Maybe he was high or something. But that really has stayed with me.” —Sufjan Stevens, who has just released The Age of Adz [NYT]

Tina Fey to Sleep Through Tonight’s 30 Rock