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Amy Poehler

And All Was Right With the World

Tina Fey & Amy Poehler Will Play Sisters In A New Comedy Film From Paula Pell

Happy dance!! Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are working together again! And they’re playing sisters. 

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It is known

Parks And Recreation’s Adam Scott Geeks Out Over Major Game Of Thrones Gift In This Deleted Scene

I have sat on an Iron Throne. It was glorious. This reaction is totally normal.

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I'll Allow It

First Lady Michelle Obama Is Going To Be On Parks and Recreation

NBC has just announced the First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, will guest-star on the Parks and Recreation season finale. 

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Cautiously Optimistic

Amy Poehler-Created, Natasha Lyonne-Starring Series Gets Rita Moreno

Remember when we told you that Amy Poehler had gotten a network interested in two things that are often hard sells to executives: a majority elderly cast and female protagonists, and that the show would involve Orange is the New Black‘s Natasha Lyonne? Well, now Rita Moreno is attached, and it’s going to be hard to top that.

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Masters of the Universe Teela Statue

A lovely 1:4 scale statue of my girl, Teela. Limited to 176 pieces. (via PopCultureShock Facebook

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And So It Begins

Amy Poehler and Orange is the New Black‘s Natasha Lyonne Making Comedy About Old People

Amy Poehler and NBC are up to something, and it’s going to star Natasha Lyonne. Interested yet?

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Cautiously Optimistic

Watch Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd Take a White-Hot Poker to Romantic Comedies

After watching this clip, I wasn’t convinced They Came Together is an actual movie and not just an elaborate prank. But no: It has an IMDB page. It’s premiering at Sundance this month. It’s real. Says David Wain in a statement: “After having already made world-changing cinematic statements on adolescence (Wet Hot American Summer), religion (The Ten), service (Role Models), and community (Wanderlust), I teamed up with Michael Showalter to take on a topic that (to our knowledge) has yet been seen in the movies: ROMANCE — particularly heterosexual romance between two white people. Our next idea was to mix this romance story with humor – so you could almost call this a Romantic-Comedy, so to speak.” It could either be brilliant or the worst thing ever. If the latter, just treat this clip as a particularly funny short film. An equally amusing poster is behind the cut.

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Not all that glitters is gold

The Geekiest Moments of the Golden Globes

The Golden Globes, that other movie awards ceremony, happened last night, and between hosts Amy Poehler and Tina Fey, and other lovely ladies and gents in attendance, there were quite a few clips you’re probably interested in seeing again. And if you didn’t see them the first time, then you should come on in and watch Tony Stark give Lois Lane a Golden Globe, find out who got an award straight from the Khaleesi, and who showed up for a tiny Pirates of the Caribbean reunion.

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I See What They Did There

Watch Out For The Poehler Vortex


This joke may have been going around a bit this week but we’re pretty sure our fellow nerd journalist Glen Tickle from Geekosystem was the first to photoshop it. Please give him all the props. Oh yeah, and check out Geekosytems’s post on just what this “polar vortex” thing is all about. If you want to learn something. Learning is fun!

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I will make it legal!

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Cast Themselves As Vader’s Moms In Episode VII

Poehler: [Darth Vader] has two horrible mothers. We know a lot of father stuff with Star Wars, and not a lot of mother stuff. We play these really naggy mothers of Darth Vader.
Fey: [In an elderly New Yorker accent] “Darth, eat! Why don’t you eat?” That kind of stuff.
Poehler: “You’re never gonna find a girl when you go out looking like that!”
Fey: Making him practice his Jedi stuff for hours.
Poehler: Hitting on all his Jedi friends inappropriately. I feel like the theme of the next
Star Wars is going to be: How does a working mother juggle it all? I’m looking forward to that. What I like about all these giant superhero movies is that they speak to the issues that I’m dealing with right now — working mother and time management and how to be an interesting, sexual, curious woman in your 40s. That’s the kind of stuff that I like to see on the screen, and that’s what I see with a lot of the films out today.
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, speaking to Entertainment Weekly about who they’re totally, no joke, playing in Star Wars: Episode VII. That got incisive near the end.

By the way, J.J. Abrams would be up for it:

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