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    Tina Fey & Amy Poehler Team To Host The Golden Globes

    If the Oscars are the grown ups table, then the Golden Globes have usually been the looser, more gravy-stained kids table of the awards season and in 2013, two very funny women and friends will combine forces to hand out a bunch of awards.

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    Tina Fey and Amy Poehler to Take Over Ricky Gervais' Golden Globe Hosting Gig

    NBC has just announced that funny ladies Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, would host the 2013 Golden Globes.  The two women currently rule the roost at their respective sitcoms, "30 Rock" and "Parks and Recreation," and have been two of the most revered comics in the past decade.&n...

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    New TV Projects From a Host of Women Including Elizabeth Banks, Reese Witherspoon and Amy Poehler

    If all this television news continues, we are in for a lot of promising sounding female centric, female produced and female written shows. This time around Elizabeth Banks, Reese Witherspoon and Amy Poehler, Rachel Harris & Angela Kinsey are producing and creating shows for CBS, The CW, Comedy C...

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    Hollywood Stars Stand Up for Reproductive Freedom

    Love this. Sign the petition Draw the Line from the Center for Reproductive Rights.

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    Comedy Central Orders Amy Poehler-Produced Pilot For Web Series 'Broad City'

    In the latest demonstration of the growing power of web series and podcasts to launch talent and potential TV shows, a pilot based on the web series "Broad City" has been ordered by Comedy Central, the network announced today. Created, written by and starring Upright Citizens Brigade alums...

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    Recap: 'Louie' Closes Off Its Third Season With A Pair Of Classics

    In a very fine article on the always excellent AV Club this week, Todd Van Der Werff argues that "Louie" isn't just a strong contender for the best comedy on TV right now, but also the first show since "Seinfeld" and "The Simpsons" to genuinely move the form forward. Whether it becomes a touchstone ...

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    'Louie' Wraps Up a Season of Highs and Lows With a Spur-of-the-Moment Trip Abroad

    After the giddily happy-sad ending of the ambitious "Late Night" arc that took up the previous three episodes of "Louie," it was inevitable that last night's actual season finale, "New Year's Eve," felt a little anticlimactic. It even started at what for so many...

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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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