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    Jimmy Kimmel Hosts the Emmys (UPDATED With New Video)

    Jimmy Kimmel was a perfectly smooth host for the Emmys, though not a perfect fit. One of his trademarks, prankish humor – he asked viewers to Tweet that Tracy Morgan had passed out – didn’t translate to an awards show. His other trademark, irreverently taking swipes at the sel...

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    'Parks and Recreation' Goes to Washington

    In the perfect season premiere of Parks and Recreation, Amy Poehler’s character is now City Councilwoman Leslie Knope, and how satisfying is that to someone who aspires to the White House, even though the City Council is a part-time gig? She goes to Washington to visit her boyfriend Ben (...

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    Approaching Peak Vagina: Lena Dunham and Amy Poehler Score Rare Female Double Emmy Writing Nominations

    The Emmy nominations were released yesterday.  There is a lot of good news to recognize most especially the fact that two women -- Lean Dunham and Amy Poehler -- were nominated for their comedy writing.  According to Nellie at Deadline having two women nominated for comedy writing is a big...

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    Watch Amy Poehler Answer Tumblr Questions On Sex, Music, Comedy

    When I interviewed Amy Poehler last week at the 92nd St. Y, she answered a few questions submitted  through Tumblr. And even if you’ve never wondered about what song she likes to make out to, or another secret about her husband, Will Arnett (famed for Arrested Development and now Up ...

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    Amy Poehler Visits IFC and (More Important) Me!

    This Friday, Amy Poehler is Scott Aukerman’s guest on his supersmart, funny new IFC series Comedy Bang! Bang! which does for talk shows what Christopher Guest mockumentaries have done for dog shows, community theater and other cultural touchstones. Poehler’s deadpan turn as an earn...

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    TV Critics Organizations Roll Out Their Nominees

    The Critics Choice Television Awards and the Televisions Critics Association have both released their list of nominees.  It is clear that the critics in both organizations love Downtown Abbey, Homeland, Breaking Bad, New Girl and Girls.

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    Watch Mick Jagger, Jon Hamm, Foo Fighters in Spectacular SNL Season Finale

    Mick Jagger was host of one of the best SNL’s of the season, a high-energy finale that relied on Jagger’s persona and was fueled by so much nostalgia that it seemed like classic rock, with Jagger doing "19th Nervous Breakdown" with Foo Fighters, "The Last Time" w...

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    Paul Rudd & Amy Poehler To Star In Rom-Com Spoof 'They Came Together,' From David Wain & Michael Showalter

    Anyone watching "Parks and Recreation," which wraps up its fourth season tomorrow night on NBC, at the moment is being treated to a match up between two of the finest comic performers of their generation, in the electoral battle between Amy Poehler's Leslie Knope and Paul Rudd's Bo...

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    Jon Hamm, Paul McCartney Guest On Hilarious, Live 30 Rock (UPDATED WITH VIDEO)

    When recorded series go live, it’s usually hard to overcome the stuntiness of it all. (Alec Baldwin promised in a promo that the live 30 Rock would be “liver” than ever, so we all get to make up new words). But 30 Rock found a brilliant, hilarious meta-solution by making its l...

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    Is 'Parks and Recreation' Writing Itself Into a Corner With Its Election Storyline?

    "Parks and Recreation" returned from a month-long hiatus last night with an episode entitled "Live Ammo" -- a term introduced by guest star Bradley Whitford as a Pawnee city councillor trying to prepare Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) for the hard compromises of elected office. His ad...

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