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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
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.
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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.
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...
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
September 18, 2012 | Ed Stockly
CBS This Morning Author Harlan Coben; Jet Blue founder David Neeleman. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Giuliana Rancic; Maya Rudolph; Pattie Mallette; Martha Stewart; Andrew McCarthy; Josh Turner. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America "Sesame Street"; Tamar Braxton; chef Carla Hall. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Rachael Ray Joy Behar; Susan Lucci. (N) 8 a.m. KCAL Live With Kelly and Michael Maya Rudolph; Elizabeth Olsen; Neon Trees perform. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Pink performs; rapper T.I. (N)
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
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 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
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 13, 2014 | By Ryan Faughnder
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have again proved themselves as ratings boosters for the Golden Globes. Sunday night's 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards telecast drew an average of 20.9 million viewers, according to Nielsen, the gala's biggest audience in 10 years.  That's up 6% from last year, the first time Fey and Poehler hosted, and 24% from two years ago when Rick Gervais did the honors. Golden Globes 2014: Full coverage | Show highlights | Best & Worst | Top winners/nominees In the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic, the kudos-fest scored a rating of 6.5, up 2% year-over-year to its highest young-adults number in seven years.  The most-watched Golden Globes on record since NBC started airing it is still 2004, which brought in 26.8 million viewers on average.
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 14, 2013 | By Scott Collins
Ricky who? The 2013 Golden Globes erased memories of former host Ricky Gervais as the NBC show on Sunday produced its best ratings in six years. Hosted for the first time by Tina Fey (of "30 Rock") and Amy Poehler ("Parks and Recreation"), the Globes drew an impressive 19.7 million total viewers, according to Nielsen. Golden Globes 2013: List | Red Carpet | Winners | Ballot That was up 17% compared with last year's telecast. And even better for NBC, the viewing among adults ages 18 to 49 -- the group most advertisers care about -- soared 28%. The Globes demolished their competition for the night even though the CBS lineup got a great head start with an AFC championship game that ran into prime time in many markets.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 13, 2014 | By Mary McNamara, Television Critic
Amy Poehler landed a joke about slavery, Bono paid moving tribute to Nelson Mandela, Leonardo DiCaprio launched the term "Philomania," and Jacqueline Bisset, well, one doesn't like to conjecture but, in the end, she did leave the stage under her own steam. After 71 years, the intrinsic value of an award bestowed by the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. - 85 foreign entertainment journalists with wildly differing credentials - is still the subject of much debate. But there is no denying that lately the Golden Globes has become the gold standard of awards shows.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 13, 2014 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
Remember who won supporting actor Sunday night at the Golden Globes? Or screenplay? Or score? Best movie - well there are two of those, so it's confusing before they even get to the envelope. Who cares? What stays with you is the intimacy, the ease, the unfiltered fun of the night. Like a big family gathering, egos are checked at the door, grudges are set aside. The mood swings between effervescent (the endless bubbly helps) and electric. Newcomers, old-timers, nearly everyone let their nerves get the best of them.
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