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    Sundance Review: David Wain's 'They Came Together' Gives Assembly-Line Rom-Coms A Brisk, Bruising Rebuttal

    A parody that loves, knows and understands what it’s mocking, David Wain’s “They Came Together” (co-written with Michael Showalter) lovingly nuzzles up to the plots, clichés and tropes of the modern big-studio rom-com specifically, only to then slash at the jugular to spill their anemic, overly swee...

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    TV: Amy Poehler Signs Three-Year NBC Deal and Hires Natasha Lyonne for Comedy Pilot

    Amy Poehler has signed a three-year deal with NBC. Her first project out of the gate will be a sitcom called "Old Soul" starring Natasha Lyonne, who plays a caregiver to "a group of opinionated elderly people." An NBC exec states, "This show, hopefully, will blow up some of the cliches we think a...

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    Watch: First Clip From David Wain’s Sundance Rom-Com Parody 'They Came Together' Starring Paul Rudd & Amy Poehler

    First announced in the summer of 2012, David Wain’s “They Came Together” will finally be making its way in front of audiences next week at Sundance. In advance of its Park City premiere, the first clip from the Amy Poehler-and-Paul Rudd-starring film has arrived online.

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    10 Things We Learned From The 2014 Golden Globes

    If you're a salesperson of aspirin, raw eggs or hair-of-the-dog booze in Hollywood, today is a good day for you: it's the morning after the Golden Globes, otherwise known as the single most hungover day in the Hollywood calendar. The night that truly kicks off the two-month-long season of awards cer...

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    The Golden Globes Were The Beautiful Mess That Tina Fey (And We) Hoped They Would Be

    "This is the beautiful mess we hoped it would be," Tina Fey toasted at the end of the 2014 Golden Globe Awards. Hear, hear. By that point Matt Damon had been labeled a "garbage person" in what I can only hope was a reference to Armond White, Julia Louis-Dreyfus participated in a bit involving refusi...

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    Why Amy Poehler and Tina Fey Should Host the Golden Globes Forever

    Poehler and Fey used their moment in the spotlight to remind us and their industry colleagues that even though there were a lot of women in the room, there are still monumental inequities in the way women are treated in Hollywood.

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    Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, Crazy-Good Golden Globes Hosts (Video)

    Totally fun and totally (allegedly) drunk, the Golden Globes show rose to the crazy-high comic level of its hosts, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. It was loose and as slyly fun as the opening monologue, which at first seemed a bit tame -- until you noticed the edgy lines the hosts slipped in.

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    Amy Poehler and the 'Broad City' Team Demonstrate Why 'Television's Such a Great Medium for Women'

    "Broad City" is an internet success story -- comedians Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer went from making a web series to landing a Comedy Central series with the help of Amy Poehler, who came on board as an executive producer.

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    Golden Globe Noms Reflect the Status Quo of Hollywood Sexism

    The 2014 Golden Globe Awards have us excited about Tina Fey and Amy Poehler's return to hosting duties and... that's about it. With no women directors of live-action films or female screenwriters among the film nominees, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association inadvertently exposed the Grand Canyon-...

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    Review: Animated Thanksgiving Comedy 'Free Birds' Is A Turkey

    In the first fifteen minutes of "Free Birds," a jarringly awful, new animated comedy loosely centered around a bunch of historical anachronisms about Thanksgiving, we're introduced to Reggie (Owen Wilson), a turkey who is seemingly the only bird on the farm to realize that they're getting fattened u...

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