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June 9, 2011 | Glenn Whipp
Amy Poehler will turn 40 in September. And it's not the number that scares her. It's the thought that she might actually have to commemorate the occasion. "Oh my god, I hate birthdays," Poehler says. "I never celebrate them. I have no interest. " It's a stance diametrically opposed to the celebratory philosophy of her "Parks and Recreation" alter ego, Leslie Knope, and more aligned to that of Leslie's stoic boss, Ron Swanson. In a recent episode, Leslie discovers Ron's birth date -- a date he had redacted from all government documents -- and threatens to throw him a party.
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 22, 2014 | By Jessica Gelt
It's one of the more silly web gags to hit the Internet lately, and even its star, Amy Poehler , seems to know it. In a new "Billy on the Street," which is hosted by comedian Billy Eichner for the Funny or Die website, Poehler dons a paper mask of the rapper Pitbull while Eichner drags her around the streets of New York City screaming at random passersby. "That's not Pitbull! It's Amy Poehler!" shouts Eichner as Poehler pulls up her mask grinning from ear to ear and sometimes jumping up and down.
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ENTERTAINMENT
September 17, 2009 | Jon Caramanica
Pawnee has a gay bar, the Bulge, and everyone there is fabulous. It's one of the revelations on the season premiere of "Parks and Recreation" (NBC, 8:30 tonight), though it alters the town's -- and the show's -- dynamic only a smidge. Mainly, it's another opportunity for misadventure for Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler), a mid-level city government employee with outsized ambition for her role in the parks department (and undersized talent to pull it off). The boys at the Bulge fete Leslie for marrying two male penguins at the city zoo, which she did inadvertently.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 9, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
Golden Globes co-hosts and BFFs Amy Poehler and Tina Fey are set to reunite on the big screen for the upcoming Universal comedy "The Nest," according to a Showbiz 411 report. Poehler and Fey will play adult sisters who suddenly learn that their parents have put their house up for sale to move into a condo. With the deal about to close, the two siblings decide to spend one last wild weekend at home. Fey, who has been trying to up her film game since "30 Rock" went off the air last year, was previously announced as a star and producer.
BUSINESS
January 23, 2013 | By David Colker
Fresh off rave reviews for her Golden Globes co-hosting duties, Amy Poehler is about to tackle a more daunting task - - the Super Bowl ad for the troubled Best Buy chain. The comedian and actress, who scored what was probably the most oft-repeated line of the Golden Globes fest (it's at about the 1-minute, 50-second mark of the opening), will be the star of a 30-second ad for the electronics chain during the first quarter of the game, according to the Associated Press. “Amy is this comedic everyperson who can make things simple," said Scott Durchslag, president of Best Buy's online and global e-commerce.
NEWS
October 7, 2013 | By Susan Denley
Actresses Nicole Kidman, Charlize Theron, Elizabeth Banks, Amy Poehler, Kerry Washington and Jennifer Hudson, along with Sony Pictures co-chair Amy Pascal, were honored for their devotion to philanthropic causes at  Variety's Power of Women luncheon in L.A. on Friday. [Society News LA] Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez welcomed a baby boy on Saturday. [People] Kate Moss is collaborating with Top Shop again, with a new collection set to launch in April, WWD reports. [WWD]
ENTERTAINMENT
April 22, 2014 | By Jessica Gelt
It's one of the more silly web gags to hit the Internet lately, and even its star, Amy Poehler , seems to know it. In a new "Billy on the Street," which is hosted by comedian Billy Eichner for the Funny or Die website, Poehler dons a paper mask of the rapper Pitbull while Eichner drags her around the streets of New York City screaming at random passersby. "That's not Pitbull! It's Amy Poehler!" shouts Eichner as Poehler pulls up her mask grinning from ear to ear and sometimes jumping up and down.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 18, 2012 | Ed Stockly
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ENTERTAINMENT
October 15, 2012 | By Yvonne Villarreal
NBC funnywomen Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will host the Golden Globes next year. The gig will reunite the "SNL" alums. Already familiar with the ceremony with their respective TV shows - Fey is the creator and star of "30 Rock," which bids farewell this season, and Amy Poehler stars in "Parks and Recreation" - the friends will impart their comic talents as hosts of the movie and television fete. “Having both Tina Fey and Amy Poehler on board to host this year's festivities is a major coup,” said Paul Telegdy, president of alternative and late night programming, NBC Entertainment.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 8, 2014 | By Yvonne Villarreal
Amy won't be the only Poehler on NBC for much longer. "Welcome to Sweden" brings the funnywoman's brother Greg Poehler to the spotlight. The half-hour comedy, which will premiere Thursday, July 10 at 9 p.m. EDT/PDT, has the male Poehler's prints all over it. He conceived it, executive produces it, stars in it, and serves as its head writer and show runner. So clearly Amy, who also serves as an executive producer, isn't the only jack-of-all-trades in the family. The fish-out-of-water comedy, based loosely on Poehler's life, follows Bruce Evans (Poehler)
ENTERTAINMENT
April 8, 2014 | By Yvonne Villarreal
Amy won't be the only Poehler on NBC for much longer. "Welcome to Sweden" brings the funnywoman's brother Greg Poehler to the spotlight. The half-hour comedy, which will premiere Thursday, July 10 at 9 p.m. EDT/PDT, has the male Poehler's prints all over it. He conceived it, executive produces it, stars in it, and serves as its head writer and show runner. So clearly Amy, who also serves as an executive producer, isn't the only jack-of-all-trades in the family. The fish-out-of-water comedy, based loosely on Poehler's life, follows Bruce Evans (Poehler)
ENTERTAINMENT
February 25, 2014 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Seth Meyers kicked off his run as host of "Late Night" on Monday night, and to generate a little buzz, he brought on his former "Saturday Night Live" and "Weekend Update" colleague Amy Poehler and Vice President Joe Biden. One of them announced a run for president in 2016. Poehler and Biden have a flirty history, ever since Biden guest-starred on "Parks and Recration" as the object of Leslie Knope's affections. During his "Late Night" appearance, Poehler referred to him as a "gorgeous charm monster.
NEWS
February 25, 2014 | By Michael A. Memoli
WASHINGTON - Joe Biden, as he himself put it Tuesday, is as likely to run for president in 2016 is he is not to. But one thing seems clear of late: He's not averse to the attention that a possible third bid for the White House brings on him. In a pair of national television appearances in a 12-hour span, the vice president alternately joked about making a "major announcement" about his plans and made a serious case as to why he deserves to move into...
ENTERTAINMENT
February 24, 2014 | By Meredith Blake
NEW YORK - Making his debut as host of "Late Night" on Monday, Seth Meyers struck a decidedly low-key note in a broadcast that emphasized finely tuned punch lines over star power and razzle-dazzle. Meyers opened the NBC show by paying tribute to one of his predecessor's best-known recurring bits, "Thank You Notes. " Seated at his desk, Meyers wrote a letter to Jimmy Fallon, now host of "The Tonight Show," promising to treat "Late Night" "with respect and dignity and to only use it to do completely original comedy pieces … starting now," he said.
NEWS
February 13, 2014 | By Amy Hubbard
Look who's helping Seth Meyers make his debut on "Late Night" -- the runner-up to the commander-in-chief, Joe Biden. Biden announced that he would appear with the new host of the NBC talk show via Twitter: "Must-see TV. " The vice president, who has had his share of bloopers over the course of his career, adds a lively political touch to the debut, which will also feature Meyers' former "Saturday Night Live" castmate Amy Poehler. Perhaps Poehler will appear in Hillary Clinton guise.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 5, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
George Clooney is planning "downright dirty" payback for Tina Fey and Amy Poehler's Golden Globes gag about him, already humorously swiping at the women via his "Monuments Men" costar Matt Damon. Clooney, whose "Gravity" role played nicely into their joke about him rarely dating women his own age, put the women on notice last month following the memorable jape. More recently, he benevolently derided the hosts with stationery that he had made to impersonate Damon. "I've already started the ball rolling.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 6, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler didn't waste time responding to Taylor Swift's Vanity Fair comments slamming their Golden Globes hosting gig in mid-January. The consensus: Learn how to take a joke, Taylor. Swift, 23, whose litany of boyfriends and breakup songs have made her a tabloid favorite, made headlines Tuesday for agreeing with a Madeleine Albright quote she'd heard from Katie Couric. " 'There's a special place in hell for women who don't help other women,' " Swift repeated to Vanity Fair regarding the "30 Rock" and "Parks and Recreation" stars.  PHOTOS: Taylor Swift is never, ever getting back together with...
ENTERTAINMENT
October 16, 2012 | By Meredith Blake
The news that TV funny ladies Amy Poehler and Tina Fey would co-host the Golden Globes on Jan. 13 was met with a chorus approval from fans when it was announced Monday. The appointment of two hilarious and accomplished, fortysomething  women to one of the most high-profile hosting gigs in Hollywood is certainly something to celebrate, but so is the prospect of seeing these frequent collaborators onstage together once again. Their partnership goes back to at least 2001, when Poehler joined the cast of “Saturday Night Live.” By then, Fey had been head writer at the legendary show for two years and had just started appearing in sketches.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 5, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
The 72nd Golden Globe Awards have been set for Jan. 11, 2015, the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. and Dick Clark Productions announced Wednesday.  Hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, who emceed the past two shows with aplomb, will reprise their duties (as was   first announced  back in October). "Not only do we have the privilege of announcing the date of the 72 nd  Annual Golden Globe Awards, we are very appreciative of Tina and Amy for hosting the ceremony for a third year in a row," said Theo Kingma, president of the HFPA, in a statement.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 17, 2014 | By Meredith Blake
NEW YORK - Late one evening in June, Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer are outlining an episode for their Comedy Central series, "Broad City," when their conversation turns to Superman - specifically, which incarnation of the Man of Steel is the hottest. "To me, he's like the porn-star version of Superman," says Glazer, 26, pointing to Dean Cain's picture on the cover of an Entertainment Weekly issue commemorating the character's 75th anniversary. Jacobson, 29, agrees. "He's like a trashy Superman.
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