Scoop: Tina Fey dons Sarah Palin’s sweater a bit too well for its makers

Tina Fey, pictured with Darrell Hammond on “Saturday Night Live,” apparently didn’t amuse makers of the sweater Sarah Palin wore when she endorsed Donald Trump. (Courtesy Dana Edelson/NBC)

Tina Fey, pictured with Darrell Hammond on “Saturday Night Live,” apparently didn’t amuse makers of the sweater Sarah Palin wore when she endorsed Donald Trump. (Courtesy Dana Edelson/NBC)

Burning style question of the day: Who wore the spangly sweater better — Sarah Palin, when she endorsed Donald Trump? Or was it Tina Fey, when she spoofed the speech on “Saturday Night Live” over the weekend?

According to People’s style section, the former governor’s statement sweater was a product of contemporary designer Michelle Smith of Milly.

Apparently “SNL” couldn’t get one from the company, so they re-created it (to excellent effect) for Fey during the monologue of Saturday’s episode, which opened with Fey chattin’ up Trump (Darrell Hammond, no longer a “SNL” cast member, but in demand for his superlative Trump inpression).

Fey/Palin’s hilarious barbs didn’t stop, including the particularly funny rhyme: “I’m here for all you teachers and teamsters, you farmers and charmers, whether you’re a mom or 2 Broke Girls or 3 Men and a Baby, or a rock ‘n’ roller, holy roller, pushin’ a stroller, pro bowler with an abscessed molar….”

But even funnier is a report in the New York Daily News’ Confidential column in which “SNL” costume designer Tom Broecker said that Milly “had no interest” in helping the show, so, “in the end [we] beaded the jacket ourselves.”

The Daily News says the company seemed anxious to distance itself from the situation, responding to queries about the eye-catching top only with: “This piece is from a collection back in 2014 — it is no longer available for sale.”


Now here’s some interesting news: Woody Allen’s upcoming Amazon comedy series (the first TV show he’ll oversee) doesn’t have a name or a release date, but it does apparently have Miley Cyrus, along with the great comic actress-writer Elaine May and Allen himself.

Consequences of Sound reports that Allen says he’s too lazy to make another great film — which may explain his casting choice for the six -episode show, to be set in the 1960s.

And the project isn’t taking away from Allen’s movie work, either. A still untitled film with Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart is slated for release this year.


Actor-author Hill Harper from “CSI: NY” and “Limitless” will be talking to middle-schoolers about good money management Wednesday at Oracle Arena in an event sponsored by MassMutual (insurance and finance firm) and featuring an appearance by retired Golden State Warrior Adonal Foyle.


S.F. 49er Torrey Smith is 27. … Hockey player Wayne Gretzky is 55. … Comedian Ellen DeGeneres is 58. … Singer Anita Baker is 58. … Guitarist Eddie Van Halen is 61. … Singer Lucinda Williams is 63. … Actor David Strathairn is 67 … Sports announcer-actor Bob Uecker is 81.

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