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Quote of the Day: Amy Poehler on Jon Hamm

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"I was due the next day. So it's my first kid, I'm in a Mad Men outfit, I turn to everybody and I hysterically start crying, and a really pregnant woman crying is terrifying. So, juicy tears just like squirting out of my eyes. And it was like the punch line to a joke, it's like, my doctor just died and I'm due tomorrow. And Jon Hamm, who I am just getting to know, comes over and puts his hands on my shoulder and is like, 'This is a really important show for me. I'm gonna need you to get your s*** together.' And I laughed so hard, I probably peed myself – I believe that going through crying to laughing adds like five years to your life."

- Amy Poehler recounts in her memoir how Jon Hamm helped her get through her first pregnancy on Saturday Night Live.

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Kanye West Among Seth Meyers’ First Guests on ‘Late Night’

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Kanye West will be among the first guests on Late Night with Seth Meyers.

The "Bound 2" rapper is part of a star-studded line-up including John Mayer, Lena Dunham and Vice President Joe Biden, who will all appear throughout the week when the chat show debuts on NBC on February 24. Among the other guests will be Kelly Ripa, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Sophia Bush, Trio, Brad Paisley and A Great Big World.

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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler to Host Golden Globes 2015

Tina Fey and Amy PoehlerTina Fey and Amy Poehler are to host the Golden Globe Awards next year.

The comediennes have fronted the star-studded ceremony for the past two years, and have now agreed to host the 72nd annual event on January 11, 2015, held at the glitzy Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Hollywood Foreign Press Association president, Theo Kingma, announced the news in a press release, saying, "Not only do we have the privilege of announcing the date of the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards, we are very appreciative of Tina and Amy for hosting the ceremony for a third year in a row. There is no doubt they will once again host a memorable Golden Globe Awards celebration!"

Fey, 43, and Poehler, 42, inked deals last year to present the ceremony this year and next year after they received raving reviews for their hosting skills of the prestigious event in January 2013.

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How Will Seth Meyers Run ‘Late Night’?

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Comedy, Late Night, Talk Shows, NBC, Gossip, News

Seth MeyersHow will Seth Meyers run things on his Late Night show when he takes over the reigns from Jimmy Fallon?

For one thing, the former Weekend Update anchor hints that he'll be putting his own mark on the talk show: "I like that everyone before me has established this as a place to try things out. It's 12:35 at night. You can do crazy stuff."

Past co-workers and Saturday Night Live co-stars are offering up their speculations, too. "The defining thing with him is his intelligence and curiosity," SNL executive producer Lorne Michaels said.

Former Weekend Update co-anchor Amy Poehler points out that viewers can expect great interviews from Meyers: "He enjoys bringing the best out of people. Maybe it's his improv training, but he really knows how to make other people look good."

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Tina Fey Hopes for Drunk Celebrities

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Award Shows, Comedy, NBC, Gossip

Amy Poehler and Tina FeyTina Fey hopes the celebrities at the Golden Globe Awards get drunk and embarrass themselves.

The 30 Rock star will co-host the ceremony with her friend Amy Poehler, but the duo believe alcohol will help make the night more entertaining and are hoping those attending will drink lots.

"Because it's such a fun kind of sloppy night, it's not really about the host giving any kind of big comedy performance. It's our job to keep things moving and also try to get the movie stars more liquored-up so that hopefully someone's boob will fall out of a dress. That's our main role. The luckiest we could get would be for something interesting and spontaneous to happen. We have a lot of spontaneous things planned," Tina said.

However, Parks and Recreation star Amy joked she is going on a pub-crawl before the ceremony on Sunday: "I'm going to pub-crawl it all the way to the venue and then try to take a two-hour blackout nap before we start, and then as soon as the show is over, I'm going to go on a 10-day juice cleanse."


Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Will Host This Year’s Golden Globe Awards

Amy Poehler and Tina Fey

Much to the delight of 30 Rock and Parks and Recreation fans, comedic besties Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will host this year's Golden Globe Awards, replacing Ricky Gervais, who has hosted the awards ceremony for three consecutive years.

The pair - who were Saturday Night Live co-stars and worked on several projects together, including Mean Girls and Baby Mama - have known each other since their pre-fame days working with Chicago's Second City improv troupe. One can only imagine the laughs the two comediennes will generate when they take to the hosting stage on January 13.

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Kristen Wiig Leaves SNL?

Kristen WiigKristen Wiig held back tears as she made what is believed to be her last appearance on Saturday Night Live this past weekend.

The final sketch during the season finale saw the actress - who has been a cast member on the show for seven years - don a cap and gown with guest host Mick Jagger acting as high school principal during a graduation scene. Kristen's character was singled out as "one particular student who is leaving this summer," and she then danced with the Rolling Stones rocker, executive producer Lorne Michaels and other cast members to the group's hit "She's a Rainbow."

Kristen then struggled to keep her emotions in check as the show's full ensemble, including Amy Poehler and Jon Hamm, appeared to sing "Ruby Tuesday, which features the line :Still I'm gonna miss you."

Network NBC have not made any official announcement about Kristen leaving the show, or commented on the rumors that Jason Sudeikis and Andy Samberg are also departing as program regulars.

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Hey NBC, Why No New Parks and Rec?

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Comedy, Prime Time, NBC, Gossip, Video

Park and Recreation, truly one of TV’s most under-appreciated shows, still hasn’t returned from its Season 2 cliffhanger and we’re dying to see how Amy Poehler’s Leslie Knope is going to handle another year at the Parks Department.

So…how much longer do we have to wait, already?

According to those in the know, Season 3 should be on NBC “in January or February,” though the network is keeping mum on a definite date. As November drags on, it’s becoming clearer that we’re going to have to keep waiting for more of Aziz Ansari’s fantastic one-on-ones with the camera.

The cast and crew of Parks originally expected to return to air in September, which put a huge strain on the show’s leading lady Amy Poehler (who became pregnant with her and Will Arnett’s second child). Currently, they are shooting the 12th or 13th episode of the season, though they have no idea when any of them will be put on the air.

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Katy Perry Pokes Fun of Sesame Street Controversy on SNL


Katy Perry has mocked her Sesame Street axing by appearing in a breast-baring Elmo T-shirt on Saturday Night Live.

The pop star appeared in a sketch on the comedy series wearing a low-cut top inspired by the red puppet and tiny plaid skirt. Katy played a volunteer librarian, named Maureen Dichico, whose large breasts were causing a stir at the local library.

Parodying the famous announcement at the end of each Sesame Street episode which reveals what letters and numbers featured in the day’s program, Katy’s sketch co-star quipped, “Looks like today’s show is brought to you by the number 38 and the letters DD.”

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Jon Hamm, Emma Stone, Kanye West Added to SNL Schedule


‘s fall calendar is quickly filling up.

As previously announced, Amy Poehler will kick off the show’s 36th season this weekend with singer Katy Perry. Emmy winner Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad)—with help from recently-added —will then host on October 2 while another Emmy winner, Glee‘s Jane Lynch, will front the program on October 9.

After a few weeks off, the show will return on October 23 with actress , the star of the new film Easy A. The Halloween episode on October 30 will then feature a SNL fave: two-time host Jon Hamm (Mad Men).

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