January 23, 2013 |
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.
October 7, 2013 |
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]
April 22, 2014 |
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.
April 8, 2014 |
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)
September 18, 2012 |
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)
October 15, 2012 |
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.