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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows,' 'Carnage,' & More

December 12th, 2011 11:00am EST
Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies
Sadly, I haven’t caught last week’s pick yet: “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.” However I did have the misfortune of watching the David Gordon Green comedy “The Sitter,” which turned out to be a complete dud. If you haven’t already read my review, give it a look to find out why I think Jonah Hill deserves better.

Arriving in theaters this week are the Guy Ritchie sequel “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows,” the Roman Polanski parental dramedy “Carnage,” the third Chipmunks adventure “Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chip-Wrecked,” and the Roger Corman themed documentary “Corman’s World: Exploits of a...
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Parks and Recreation - 'Citizen Knope' Recap

December 9th, 2011 2:48pm EST
Citizen Knope
Generally speaking, this season of Parks and Recreation has been strong, but these last couple of episodes have by far been the best. The first half of the season concentrated largely on how splintered the Parks Department had become with the departure of Tom, and Leslie off chasing her dreams of political office while trying to ignore her continued affection for Ben. This led to much of the cast doing their own thing, with the writers throwing them a bone every once in a while in the form of C or D plots that never really amounted to anything. Sometimes these diversions worked—April and An...
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'Parks And Recreation' - 'The Trial Of Leslie Knope' Recap

December 2nd, 2011 3:21pm EST
The Trial of Leslie Knope
Of all of the characters that we’ve seen roaming around the muraled corridors of Pawnee city hall, Chris Traeger is the one that we really know the least about. We know all about his health food kick, his obsession with exercise and being a stickler for the rules—we know all of that… but there’s still something naggingly mysterious about the man. Chris dragging Leslie in front of an ethics committee for her relationship with Ben is a chance to illustrate how little we’ve come to know Chris. The trial forces Chris away from being the affable eccentric we’re familiar with, even when he’s self...
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'Parks And Recreation' - 'The Treaty' Recap

November 11th, 2011 10:47am EST
The Treaty
Is it just me or was that episode rather light on laughs?

Sure, the concept of Leslie and Ben’s personal trouble causing a model war to break out at Pawnee’s model UN is funny enough in concept—with some effective barbs at the actual UN—but overall, this felt just like a retread of last week’s otherwise great episode when Leslie and Ben decided that they could remain friends after some awkward tension built up when they were forced to work together. This week, I guess, puts that decision to the test when Leslie invites Ben to help her run the model UN for Pawnee’s little Knopes and Bens (y...
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'Parks And Recreation' – 'End of the World' Recap

November 4th, 2011 3:53pm EDT
Parks and Recreation
Fake apocalypse or not, your priorities change on your last day on earth. Long term plans and practicality both go out the window and eking out one last moment of happiness becomes paramount. And even though the Apocalypse that’s bearing down on Pawnee is of the crackpot loon variety, the implications of it have loaded the members of the Parks department with whimsy.

With her concerns about her political future put on hold for an evening, Leslie’s thoughts go right back to Ben. The pair of them are assigned to stand watch over park as Pawnee's favorite cult, The Reasonablists, pow-wow arou...
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Madonna, Jay-Z & Other Celebs To Create YouTube Channels

October 31st, 2011 9:47am EDT
Madonna
Madonna and Jay-Z are to create their own video channels on YouTube.com as part of a new business venture to expand the website.

Bosses at the video-sharing site have shelled out over $100 million to dozens of producers to create fresh new content, and as part of the deal, both superstars have signed up to lend their support.

Other participants include actor Ashton Kutcher, "Modern Family" beauty Sofia Vergara, "The Office" star Rainn Wilson, "Parks and Recreation" actress Amy Poehler, former basketball star Shaquille O'Neal and skateboarding legend Tony Hawk.

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Kelly Clarkson Wants Guest Role On 'Parks And Recreation'

October 18th, 2011 8:10am EDT
Kelly Clarkson
Pop star Kelly Clarkson has launched an online bid to land a guest role on hit TV sitcom Parks And Recreation, despite confessing she's "a bad actress."

The Since U Been Gone hit-maker is a big fan of funnywoman Amy Poehler's show and has called on her Twitter.com followers to help bombard program bosses and anyone involved in the comedy to give her a small role alongside her favorite character Ron Swanson, played by Nick Offerman.

In a post on the social networking site, she writes, "Here's the deal ....I really want to be on 'Parks and Recreation'. It's hilarious! I am a bad actress b...
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Chaz Bono, Amy Poehler And Tori Spelling Front New Anti-Bullying Ads

October 16th, 2011 4:00pm EDT
Chaz Bono
Cher's transgender son Chaz Bono and actresses Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones and Tori Spelling are fronting a new advertising campaign against gay bullying.

Former Saved By The Bell hunk Mario Lopez, Milk screenwriter Dustin Lance Black and basketball icon Shaquille O'Neal have also filmed public service announcements (PSAs) on behalf of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD)'s joint venture with the American Federation of Teachers.

The Amplify Your Voice ads all feature the slogan, "No matter who you are, you have the power to make a difference."

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Q&A: 'Hung' Star Charlie Saxton

October 16th, 2011 11:00am EDT
Charlie Saxton
HBO's Hung has just started its third season - and before tonight's new episode (10 PM ET/PT), I caught up with star Charlie Saxton! Read on for Charlie's thoughts on his character Damon, his time in theatre, and the movie role he'd love to have...

We're two episodes into the third season of Hung. What can you say about what we can expect for Damon in season three?

Damon's kind of stepping out of the spotlight, if you will, because he's been getting himself into too many crazy situations. He's re-evaluating himself and figuring out what makes him happy. He and his sister [Darby] deci...
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'Parks And Recreation' - 'Pawnee Rangers' Recap

October 14th, 2011 4:18pm EDT
Pawnee Rangers
This week we mainly follow the conflict between Pawnee’s two competing youth groups: the bleak, all boys survivalist group the Pawnee Rangers, led by Ron Swanson, and its all-girl antithesis the Pawnee Goddesses, created by Leslie Knope, who never met a gender role she couldn’t break. Like when he coached basketball last year, Ron becomes even more rigid when children are in his tutaliage. His single rule for his Rangers? Be a man. Other than that, he gives them a box and a piece of canvas and sets out to teach his boys the virtue of solitude, contemplation and surviving the wild.

To Ron t...
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'Parks And Recreation' – 'Born And Raised' Recap

October 7th, 2011 4:20pm EDT
Gotcha Girls
Now that Tammy 1 has been sent back to Hell or… wherever she’s from (Indianapolis?), "Parks and Rec" is back on the Knope 2012 campaign. Like every single other politician in the world, Leslie has written a book. Rather than write about what a wonderful visionary she is (again, like every single other politican in the world), Leslie has written a comprehensive history of Pawnee… with her picture on the cover for some reason.

To promote the book, Leslie is making the Pawnee media rounds—apparently opting out of her favorite radio show Crazy Ira and The Douche for classier pastures, a goofba...
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'Parks And Recreation' - 'I'm Leslie Knope' Recap

September 23rd, 2011 9:23am EDT
I'm Leslie Knope
Hello fellow Pawneeians! I’ll be guiding you through this fourth (fourth!) season of NBC’s “Parks and Recreation”. So let’s get kicking.

The end of last season saw most of the parks department moving towards brighter futures, making their lives about a million times more complicated than they were before. Leslie and Ben decided to keep their forbidden romance from the rest of the office, which makes for a potential scandal when Leslie’s political career suddenly sprouts legs. Tom resigned so he can follow his dreams of being—well Jay-Z, I guess. Even Andy is looking to moving on from his s...
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2011 Emmy Awards Fashion: Celebrities Show Their Colors (Photos)

September 19th, 2011 8:52am EDT
2011 Emmy Awards fashion
Stars gathered at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday night wearing an assortment of bright colors as well as the classic black and white and metallic shades.

Lea Michele and Kate Winslet opted for red, while Dianna Agron and Melissa McCarthy wore bright purple gowns.

Katie Holmes was beautiful in blue, and Sofia Vergara picked a peach dress for the red carpet.

Check out all the stars below, and tell us which one is your favorite!

Lea Michele

Gwyneth Paltrow

Katie Holmes

Julie Bowen

Amber Riley

Kate Winslet

Amy Poehler

Anna Torv

Dianna Agron

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Blu-ray Review: 'Hoodwinked Too! Hood Vs. Evil'

August 18th, 2011 10:40am EDT
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Ready for a second high-flying helping of Red, Granny, Wolf and that damn scene-stealing goat? Then hold on to your basket of goodies and head back to grandma’s house – we’re checking out the Blu-ray release of "Hoodwinked Too! Hood Vs. Evil" out August 16 from Anchor Bay Entertainment and The Weinstein Company! Happily ever after agency specs below!

Title: "Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil"

Grade: 3 1/2

Cast: Voices of Hayden Panettiere, Glenn Close, Patrick Warburton

Director: Mike Disa

Rating: PG

Runtime: 87 minutes

Release Company: Anchor Bay Entertainment

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Amy Poehler: 'Just Because You're Wicked Smart Doesn't Mean You're Better Than Me'

May 26th, 2011 12:42pm EDT
Amy Poehler
Alec Baldwin and Amy Poehler delighted Harvard students this week by addressing them during their graduation ceremonies.

The pair was chosen to help fete the class of 2011 at the famed Massachusetts school, and state native Poehler couldn't help but make jokes about her own education in Boston during her speech on Wednesday, telling the pupils, "Just because you're wicked smart doesn't mean you're better than me. I graduated from BC (Boston College): 'The Harvard of Boston.' Though we all know, Harvard is the Harvard of Harvard."

She also poked fun at famous Harvard graduate Mark Zuckerb...
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Fergie, Lopez, Alba & Tons Of Celebs Strut Their Stuff At Costume Institute Gala (Photos)

May 3rd, 2011 8:48am EDT
Costume Institute Gala
Several celebrities attended the annual Costume Institute Gala in New York City yesterday, celebrating the exhibition of "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" held at the Metropolitan Museum Of Art on 5th Avenue.

McQueen's successor Sarah Burton was the toast of the event following her triumph at Friday's royal wedding, for which she designed Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge's stunning bridal gown.

The stars stepped out in a vast array of looks. Fergie wore a very cleavage-heavy gown, while new mom Miranda Kerr looked like a ballerina.

Jessica Alba was resplendent in a strapless metallic go...
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This Week's Fashion Fails: Amy Poehler, Jessica Simpson & Eva Mendes

April 30th, 2011 3:00pm EDT
Eva Mendes
Bad fashion went bi-coastal this week, and you won't believe how bad things got. Take a look at this week's fashion fails...

Oh no, Amy Poehler. The awkward fit and shiny fabric or her "Time 100" dress are so bad, they almost distract us from that giant flower print. Almost.

Jessica Simpson stepped out for Us Weekly's "Hot in Hollywood" party, but that dress just isn't working. The high neckline and busy pattern do nothing for her curvy body.

And Eva Mendes' dress disaster is more mother-of-the-bride than Hollywood hottie.

Check them out in the video below:

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SAG Awards Top Moments: Why Was Natalie Portman's Acceptance Speech Censored?

January 31st, 2011 9:20am EST
Natalie Portman | Photo Credits: John Shearer/WireImage.com
Here are our top moments of the 2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards:

10. Most Nurturing: "It shouldn't be called the SAG award, it should be called the Uplifting Award," The King's Speech actor Geoffrey Rush says on behalf of the cast, before giving nods to the movie's supporting actors, including his on-screen family and Freya Wilson, who played the young future Queen Elizabeth. His SAG family must be very proud.

9. The Kanye West Memorial Award: Has someone been enjoying a little post-Prohibition tipple? A spacey, dark-lipped Paz de la Huerta commandeers the mic after Steve Buscemi's speech...
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Tonight's TV Hot List: Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011

January 30th, 2011 9:52am EST
The Screen Actors Guild Awards | Photo Credits: The Screen Actor
Screen Actors Guild Awards
8/7c TBS, TNT
Actors honor their artistic peers for outstanding cinematic and television performances at the 17th annual glitzfest from the Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles. A high note of the evening is likely to be a salute to Oscar-winning veteran actor Ernest Borgnine, who receives the Life Achievement Award for his career achievements and humanitarian accomplishments. The star-bright collection of presenters includes Alec Baldwin, Jeff Bridges, LL Cool J, Amy Poehler, Rosario Dawson, Eva Longoria, Hilary Swank and Betty White. — Dean Maurer

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Get To Know 'Parks and Recreation's' Aubrey Plaza

January 27th, 2011 11:14am EST
Aubrey Plaza | Photo Credits: Justin Lubin/NBC Universal
She plays: April Ludgate, the Parks and Recreation staffer known as much for her back-and-forth flirtation with dimwit Andy (Chris Pratt) as for her chronically dry wit — something the actress admits to sharing with her alter ego. "Personality-wise, I guess I'm kind of sarcastic," confesses Plaza. "She's a younger, more rebellious, heightened version of me."

Where You've Seen Her
Hanging out with funny people. She played ...

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Spotlight On Celebrity Babies Of 2010

December 28th, 2010 8:00am EST
Celebrity Babies 2010
A bunch of our favorite celebrities welcomed babies this year, including a very special adoption by America's sweetheart Sandra Bullock. And of course, the baby names were fantastic, including Egypt, Liberty, and Eddy and Nelson, to name a few.

Check who popped one out this year!

Matthew McConaughey and his wife Camilla had a daughter on January 3 they named Vida Alves.

Mark Wahlberg and his wife had Grace Margaret on January 11.

"Top Chef" host Padma Lakshmi struggled with medical problems, but finally on February 20 welcomed Krishna Thea.

Christina Milian and The Dream have sin...
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Tina Fey Receives The Mark Twain Prize For American Humor

November 10th, 2010 7:54am EST
Tina Fey
Tina Fey's 30 Rock cast and her Date Night co-star Steve Carell were among the comic stars who came together to honor the funnywoman as she picked up the coveted Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on Tuesday.

The Emmy Award-winning comedienne was feted in a ceremony at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., and the audience was packed with colleagues from her former show Saturday Night Live and current TV project 30 Rock.

Fey's movie co-star Carell took to the stage to present his pal with the prize, describing her as "a pretty cool cucumber" and adding, "She d...
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2010 Emmys: Who Should Win & Who Will Win

August 28th, 2010 1:00pm EDT
2010 Emmys
It’s a transitional year for the Emmys, meaning this is one of the more exciting races in recent memories. The flood of new nominees (brought on by a stellar development slate) means that we can no longer rely on the predictable Emmy voting to determine winners. Instead, this is a year where we can see many newcomers emerging and starting a whole new slate of predictable nominees.

Yes, that was a little cynical, but it’s the sad truth of the Emmys – habits are hard to break for the voters. Luckily, this year the virgin nominees have afforded them an extensive choice for brand new habits.

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Celebrity Baby Couples

August 15th, 2010 4:00pm EDT
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When you're born into fame and stardom it seems inevitable that you will marry into stardom and just keep getting more rich and famous until you take over the world! Well, not necessarily but as avid celebrity followers we can dream. Here are a few celebrity baby couples that we put together in hopes to one day see them at least date.

NFL football player Hank Baskett and reality show star, Kendra Wilkinson's son Hank Baskett IV is only nine months old but he will most likely be an athlete judging on his parent's talents. We think he'd make a cute couple with year old Stella Ivery, daughter...
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Amy Poehler Welcomes Second Baby With Will Arnett

August 7th, 2010 4:00pm EDT
Amy Poehler
Comedy couple Amy Poehler and Will Arnett are celebrating after welcoming their second son.

Poehler, 38, gave birth to the baby boy, Abel James Arnett, on Friday morning. Their first child, son Archie, was born last year.

A spokesperson tells People.com, "Amy, Will, Abel and Archie are all healthy and resting comfortably."

Poehler and Arnett, the star of films like Semi-Pro, Ratatouille and Monsters Vs. Aliens, wed in 2003.

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'Glee,' HBO's 'The Pacific' Land Massive Emmy Nominations

July 8th, 2010 10:26am EDT
Glee
Hit TV musical "Glee" is set to be the toast of the 2010 Primetime Emmy Awards after landing a massive 19 nominations.

The comedy about a group of high school students in a choir club will fight for the Outstanding TV Comedy prize against "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Modern Family," "Nurse Jackie," "The Office" and "30 Rock," which has taken home the title for the last three years.

"Glee's" leading stars Matthew Morrison and Lea Michele have been nominated in the male and female categories for the outstanding comedy actor awards, while their co-star Chris Colfer has received a best supporting...
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Amy Poehler's Baby Bump & Bellybutton

July 5th, 2010 8:20am EDT
Amy Poehler
A pregnant Amy Poehler attended a special screening of "The Kids Are Alright" at New York's Landmark Sunshine Cinemas.

Amy, wife of Will Arnett, is expecting the couple's second child in autumn. The baby will join big brother Archie, 19 months. Poehler, 38, married Arnett, 39, in August 2003.

The "Parks and Recreation" star has two films projects in production, "Lunch Lady" and "Groupies."

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Betty White Brings Huge Audience And Laughs To 'SNL' - Watch The Clips

May 10th, 2010 10:25am EDT
BettyWhite
Betty White brought the funny to Saturday Night Live for its special Mother's Day episode, and estimates say it could be the most-watched episode of the series in 18 months.

Betty White joined past female cast members Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Molly Shannon, Maya Rudolph, Ana Gasteyer and Rachel Dratch in an array of skits. While it was assumed the expanded guest cast would allow White to take a rest between appearances, she managed to show up in just about every scene.

Here are a few memorable moments from the show:

Ana Gasteyer and Molly Shannon's NPR duo returned with their special brand...
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Brad Pitt & Jim Carrey Among Honored Stars At Webby Awards

May 4th, 2010 2:59pm EDT
Brad Pitt
Web-savvy actors Brad Pitt and Jim Carrey have been honored for their contributions to the internet, earning top honors at this year's Webby Awards.

Organizers of the awards - which celebrate the best of the net - picked Pitt in the activism category for the website for his Make It Right foundation, which he launched in 2007 to help rebuild New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.

Meanwhile, funnyman Carrey landed a Webby and a people's voice award for his gut-busting official fan site. Rock band OK Go also received a top honor as video artist of the year.

Other honorees include actress o...
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Amy Poehler & Will Arnett Expecting Their Second Child

March 17th, 2010 12:48pm EDT
Amy Poehler
Amy Poehler and Will Arnett are expanding their brood. A rep for the "Parks and Recreation" comedienne confirms exclusively to UsMagazine.com that the couple is expecting their second child. No due date has been released.

The baby will join big brother Archie, 16 months. Poehler, 38, married Arnett, 39, in August 2003. Read more about the news here at Usmagazine.com.

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