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How Parks and Recreation Trumps The Office

It knew when to quit, writes one critic

(Newser) - Parks and Recreation put its last show in the books last night, and while we'll try to limit the big spoilers, anyone planning to catch up with Leslie Knope later should stop reading now. Generally speaking, critics were left feeling warm and fuzzy by the finale from Amy Poehler... More »

Parks and Rec Producer Dies Days Before Finale

Harris Wittels, 30, died of suspected overdose

(Newser) - Harris Wittels, who worked as a writer and executive producer on the NBC comedy Parks and Recreation, was found dead yesterday of a possible drug overdose at his Los Angeles home, police say. He was 30. Wittels, who was found by his assistant, talked about his struggles with drug abuse... More »

John McCain Snags Another Parks and Rec Cameo

Senator will appear again on NBC show

(Newser) - John McCain will be back for the seventh and final season of Parks and Recreation. McCain, who appeared in a brief cameo with Amy Poehler's character, Leslie Knope, in the fifth season premiere, will have more scenes with Poehler—as well as Aubrey Plaza, who plays April Ludgate—in... More »

Bravo to Fey, Poehler for Tweaking Cosby Scandal

Columnists weigh in on Golden Globes jokes

(Newser) - There's an argument to be made for not joking about the Bill Cosby rape scandal—like, for example, the awkwardness of using the alleged victims' trauma as a "laugh line." But, writes Spencer Kornhaber in the Atlantic , Tina Fey and Amy Poehler went there during the Golden... More »

Best Lines From Tina Fey, Amy Poehler

They open Golden Globes with jokes about The Interview, Bill Cosby

(Newser) - After welcoming an audience full of " minimally talented spoiled brats ," Tina Fey and Amy Poehler kicked off tonight's Golden Globes—the last one, they say, that they will host.
  • They made sure to start their opening monologue by noting they were there to honor "all the
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11 Celeb Breakups That Shocked Us

Sometimes you don't see it coming

(Newser) - Some celebrity splits come after months and months of troubling rumors , but others seem to come out of the blue. Here are examples of the latter variety:
  • We were so distracted with tales of Gwyneth Paltrow's epic battle with Vanity Fair , we were blindsided when she " consciously uncoupled
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Late Night in Capable Hands With Seth Meyers

Critics don't find anything amazing about show, but he did just fine

(Newser) - Seth Meyers debuted as the newest Late Night host last night, and critics seem to agree: He did a fine job. There was no huge "wow" moment, but neither did he embarrass himself, and the franchise appears to be in capable hands. Some of the things reviewers are talking... More »

13 Big Celebrity Feuds

Let's just say these stars don't get along

(Newser) - Admit it: Celebrity feuds are kinda fun. Radar rounds up 26 of the juiciest. A sampling:
  • Chelsea Handler is friends with Jennifer Aniston and thus no fan of Angelina Jolie, although she once insisted, "It has nothing to do with Jennifer." She just thinks Jolie "seems like
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10 TV Couples Who Were Together in Real Life

The chemistry was real for these stars

(Newser) - These television couples, rounded up by PopSugar , liked each other so much that they were (or still are) also couples in real life:
  • Lisa Rinna and Harry Hamlin: They're married, and also played a married couple on Veronica Mars.
  • Blake Lively and Penn Badgley: They dated for a while,
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Seth Meyers Signs Off SNL

And Stefon, Amy Poehler, Andy Samberg stop by to send him off

(Newser) - Seth Meyers ended his reign at the "Weekend Update" desk last night, telling one last dumb-criminal joke for the road before some of Saturday Night Live's more memorable recent alums stopped by to bid him farewell, notes the Hollywood Reporter . Bill Hader, in character as Stefon, and Amy... More »

Here Are Your Golden Globes Winners

Big winners: American Hustle, 12 Years a Slave, Breaking Bad

(Newser) - Tina Fey and Amy Poehler opened the Golden Globes tonight , and then it was on to the awards:
  • Best supporting actress in a motion picture: Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
  • Best supporting actress in a TV series, miniseries, or movie: Jacqueline Bisset, Dancing on the Edge
  • Best TV miniseries or movie:
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Tina Fey, Amy Poehler's Best Golden Globes Lines

Fey even swipes back at Taylor Swift

(Newser) - Tina Fey and Amy Poehler opened the Golden Globes by simultaneously flattering and teasing their fellow Hollywood bigwigs—including Amy Poehler. "I believe Amy is here tonight, can we get a shot of her?" Poehler asked as the camera cut to Jennifer Lawrence. Poehler was quick to note that... More »

Here's Your 2014 Golden Globes Drinking Game

Tina Fey, Amy Poehler talk about Sunday's awards show

(Newser) - Tina Fey and Amy Poehler sat down for a pre-Golden Globes interview with the Hollywood Reporter , so of course they laid out the rules for this year's drinking game . "Anytime you see a gown with sleeves, you're going to drink," says Fey. "Anytime they cut... More »

Fey, Poehler Getting Huge Globes Paydays

Source says they'll make $4M each, each time they host

(Newser) - OK, so it may be a report from gossip site Radar Online , but we can totally see Tina Fey and Amy Poehler doing this: While making a deal to host the Golden Globes for the next two years , they "decided to ask for the craziest package ever given to... More »

Fey, Poehler Re-Up for 2 Years as Globes' Hosts

Tina, Amy are committed for 2014, 2015

(Newser) - Wish Tina Fey and Amy Poehler would just host every awards show from now until the end of time? Well, we've got good news for you. For at least the next two years, they'll host the Golden Globes, according to the Hollywood Reporter . Their stint as this year'... More »

Hottest Emmys After-Party: Losers Party

Jon Hamm, Amy Poehler co-host

(Newser) - One bonus of not winning any awards last night at the Emmys: You didn't have to pay to get into Jon Hamm and Amy Poehler's Losers Party, an after-party held at Soho House. Winners, on the other hand, had to make a $1,000 donation to World Wide... More »

No Big Musical Number as Neil Patrick Harris Opens Emmys

Instead we got a boring skit and some bad jokes

(Newser) - If you were expecting Neil Patrick Harris to open tonight's Emmy Awards with one of his typical big song-and-dance numbers, you were probably disappointed: Instead, he started with a sketch involving him attempting to watch an entire season of television that was not very well-received on Twitter (sample tweet... More »

Will Arnett Moves On With Billy Joel's Ex

Reportedly dating Katie Lee

(Newser) - Bad news for those of you who were holding out hope Will Arnett and Amy Poehler might get back together: Both appear to have moved on. Arnett is getting close to Katie Lee, a celebrity chef who was married to Billy Joel for five years, E! reports. As for Poehler,... More »

10 Hollywood Couples Cast as Relatives

It can get a little creepy

(Newser) - Admit it: You were a little squicked out when you learned that then-19-year-old Hayden Panettiere was dating then-31-year-old Milo Ventimiglia, who played her uncle on Heroes. But they're not the only real-life couple to play relatives onscreen. Perez Hilton rounds up nine more:
  • Will Arnett and Amy Poehler, who
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28 Stars With College Degrees

Some in subjects you would not expect

(Newser) - These famous ladies didn't necessarily need a college degree in order to rake in the big bucks, but they got 'em anyway. PopSugar rounds up 28 actresses who graduated:
  • Eva Longoria: Master's degree in Chicano Studies; California State University, Northridge. Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology; Texas A&
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