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    On 'Parks and Rec,' Leslie and Ron Take a Stand on Arthouse Culture

    While as a network NBC continues to have trouble in terms of ratings and finding new series people want to watch this season, it's also still home to one of the most charming shows on TV -- "Parks and Recreation," which was at its strongest last night with "Bailout," an episode that tackled socialis...

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    Comedy Central Gives a Season Order to Web Series Adaptation 'Broad City,' Produced by Amy Poehler

    "Broad City," the web series adaptation for which Comedy Central ordered a pilot in October, has been greenlit to series by the network.

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    Seth MacFarlane Says He Won't Host The Oscars Again, 5 Suggestions For Who Could Replace Him

    While you can continue to debate the merits of Sunday night's Oscars hosted by Seth MacFarlane (as we have already done), the bottom line is the Academy got what they wanted by hiring the edgy, younger skewing, "Family Guy" creator. The ratings for the show were up in 2013 with 40...

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    Our Favorite Super Bowl Ad Starring Amy Poehler

    One of Women and Hollywood's favorite ladies, Amy Poehler, starred in a Best Buy ad during the Super Bowl as an extremely difficult customer, automatically winning our favorite Super Bowl ad of this year. Poehler's ad also proves that you don't need sexist garbage to make something hilar...

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    Writers Guild Awards Bring Class and Comedy with Presenters Jessica Chastain, Amy Poehler, Adam Scott and More

    The first wave of presenters for the 2013 Writers Guild Awards have been announced. Included in the lineup are Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain, Golden Globes host Amy Poehler and her "Parks and Recreation" co-star Adam Scott, and the hilarious "Key and Peele" stars Keegan Michael Key and Jordan Peele...

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    Lena Dunham Talks Success, Image Misconception, Franco, Fey and Poehler in New EW

    In the new issue of Entertainment Weekly (on newsstands February 1), "Girls" creator and recent Golden Globe winner Lena Dunham talks her surprise meteoric rise, the misconception that she comes from a rich family, James Franco as a TV critic, Globes hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler and more.

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    Countdown to 2014: Amy Poehler is Writing a Book

    Get your phone alerts ready, Amy Poehler is writing a book that will drop in 2014. This should also be known as your new favorite book of all time. Poehler signed with It Books, an imprint of Harper Collins and will be writing an “illustrated, nonlinear diary full of humor and honesty and brim...

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    Jim O'Heir, The Eternally Abused Jerry of 'Parks and Rec,' Talks Meeting Newt Gingrich and Why His Character's Actually Got It Made

    As the always picked-on Pawnee government employee Jerry Gergich, Jim O'Heir is one of best stealth comedic weapons on "Parks and Recreation."

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    Watch: The 5 Highlights Of The 2013 Golden Globe Awards

    It's a good morning to be a Los Angeles pharmacist, as, Hollywood is just this moment waking up with their worst hangover of the year. Yep, it's the morning after the Golden Globes, and what the Hollywood Foreign Press Association lacks in respect or prestige, it makes up for in free-flowing booze a...

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    The Golden Globes Are Still a Bewildering Award Show, But This Year, They Made For Great TV

    As a meaningful measure of film or television quality, the Golden Globes are and continue to be goofy and erratic at best. But as an awards show, last night's iteration was uncommonly entertaining, filled with weirdness, humor and poignance, along with the usual back-patting.

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