Friday, December 30, 2011

Thursday, December 29, 2011

New Look

We decided that our last look was so 15 minutes ago, or so many years ago. Hope you like the new design. We're still adding new elements and working out a few of the kinks.  If you have any suggestions, leave a comment!  Thanks!
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Monday, December 19, 2011

2011: The Year That Was

This year we had Tracey guiding us through the Royal wedding, a return to the London stage after a 20 year absence in the West End's "My City". She was nominated for a London Evening Standard Theatre award for her role as headmaster, Elizabeth Lambert. We even had a performance of "The Merry Wives of Windsor" at the The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles benefit! We also saw Tracey lending her support for the Labour Party in the UK.

Sadly, Tracey Ullman's Tracey Ullman's State of the Union, along with each season of Tracey Takes On... are no longer available for instant streaming on sites like Amazon.com and iTunes. Why this is, we're not sure. The message issued by the sites chalks up the removal to a liscening agreement. Whether this will be rectified in the near future, we'll let you know. You can still find both shows on DVD, (although series 3 and 4 of Tracey Takes On... are seriously butchered).

Onto much happier news, Tracey's birthday is coming up - December 30th to be exact. Feel free to wish her a Happy Birthday! We hope she has a great one!!

See you in 2012!
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Friday, December 16, 2011

"Tracey Ullman's State of the Union" On Tonight In Australia!

Tracey Ullman's State of the Union, Friday, December 16
Michael Idato
December 16, 2011



ABC1, 11.50pm

Of all the genres within the comedy portfolio, sketch is by far the most difficult. Unlike narrative, whose frequent pauses are merely momentary, when a sketch lands soft, it gouges a deep chasm. Even the legendary French and Saunders, with all due respect, probably only had a 50-50 hit rate with their sketch series.
Tracey Ullman comes off a high base – her earlier HBO sketch series Tracey Takes On . . . was frequently brilliant and created characters, including Fern Rosenthal, Linda Granger and Ruby Romaine, whose punchlines and mannerisms still resonate.

State of the Union, a sort of Americanised Little Britain, carves a slice of American life with mixed results. Some sketches work, some don't.

As usual, it is Ullman's almost peerless ability to mimic that stands out. Her brilliant takes on commentator Arianna Huffington, journalist Campbell Brown, Susan Boyle, Kate Winslet, Christiane Amanpour and Candy Spelling steal the show.

SMH
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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

More On Tracey's Tribute To Meryl Streep At Kennedy Center Honors

Tracey Ullman, first up to honor Streep, said there’s something special about the actress. “Looking around, I see Caroline Kennedy, first lady Michelle Obama, the president … an illustrious group to be sure, but with no disrespect to you guys, we have Meryl-bloody-Streep in the room!”

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Tracey's Tribute To Meryl Revealed

Emmy Award-winning actress and comedian Tracey Ullman began the tribute, stating, "I'm here to talk about my friend Meryl Streep – which is a great honor, but not easy. I was with my daughter Mabel a couple of weeks ago, who has known Meryl all her life, and I asked her what she thought I should say. 'Hmm,' she said. 'It's getting harder and harder, Mum, I mean, what hasn't been said?' And this is true because it's obvious that Meryl is brilliant, the actress of her generation, the cream of the crop; she's strong, tenacious, a champion of women worldwide…"
Ullman continued, "I could talk about how brilliant she is as Margaret Thatcher in her latest film, 'Iron Lady,' and how amazed I was to see the girl from Jersey becoming the girl from Grantham. I mean, only Meryl could give such a compassionate portrayal of a woman I raged against in the '80s… 'You need an angle, Mum,' Mabel said. There was a long pause and then she looked at me with a furrowed brow and said, 'Is there anything Meryl's bad at?' Well, we tried to think of something, and we couldn't! She can sing, dance, cook – cooks like Julia Child, in fact… and if she was bad at something she would practice like crazy in private so that she would be more brilliant at it than anyone else in the world. We even have secret footage of her in bed at six in the morning learning to speak Chinese! I'm not saying how we got it... so I am officially in awe of you, dear friend; you try harder, give more and remain as humble as anyone I know. I'm honored to be here tonight to be a part of this prestigious tribute to you."
Playbill.com 
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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Breaking: Tracey To Appear At The Kennedy Center Honors!

Tracey was rehearsing earlier today at the Kennedy Center along with actors Kevin Kline, and Glenn Close, two stars Tracey has worked with in the past.

Honorees this year include Tracey's close friend, Meryl Streep, Neil Diamond, and Yo-Yo Ma.

The ceremony takes place tonight, Sunday, December 4, 2011, but won't be broadcast until December 27, 2011, on CBS at 9PM in the United States.  We should have known something was up due to reports of Tracey sightings in Washington DC this past week.

Expect photos and video!

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