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Tina Fey, Amy Poehler Dish on ‘SNL’ Days, Typecasting and Being Hit on by Kevin Spacey

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler took the stage Saturday night at YouTube Theater in Los Angeles for an “In Conversation” event on the final weekend of shows to close out the inaugural (and epic) 11-day Netflix Is a Joke festival. After an amusing introduction that credited them as the stars of Baby Mama, Sisters and […]

Amy Poehler on Why It’s “Super Fun” to Play a Teenage Boy on ‘Duncanville’

Amy Poehler is known for playing assertive, outspoken characters — think Leslie Knope in Parks and Recreation and Joy in Pixar’s Inside Out. As she puts it, the roles she takes are often “the engines who make things run.” The lead character she voices on Fox’s animated comedy Duncanville, which Poehler co-created with animation veterans […]

Whoopi Goldberg, Amy Poehler, Maury Povich, William Shatner Among NATPE Honorees

Entertainment giants Whoopi Goldberg, William Shatner and Amy Poehler, talk show pioneer Maury Povich and veteran producer Alex Kurtzman (Hawaii Five-O, Star Trek: Discovery) will be among the TV greats honored this year with the 18th annual Brandon Tartikoff Legacy awards at the 2022 NAPTE television market. Warner Bros. Television Group chairman Channing Dungey and […]

‘Russian Doll’ Cast on Working With Natasha Lyonne and Season 2’s Big Swings

Netflix’s Russian Doll isn’t just a job for the cast and crew. At the season two premiere at The Bowery Hotel in New York City on Tuesday, the cast spoke about the show’s deeper meaning and how it has led to a lot of introspection. “There are so many holes in my own family history […]

Peacock Orders Reality Show That Helps People Prepare to Die

It’s like Marie Kondo’s organizing, except you’re getting rid of yourself. NBC’s Peacock streaming service has ordered unscripted series The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning, which is based on the best-selling book by Margareta Magnusson. According to Peacock, the series will star a “Swedish Death Cleaner” who will help people who “are at a […]

Amy Poehler, Lucie Arnaz on Fully Exploring the Ricardos in ‘Lucy and Desi’ Doc

Amy Poehler premiered her documentary debut Lucy and Desi in Los Angeles on Tuesday night, appearing alongside the I Love Lucy couple’s daughter, Lucie Arnaz. After Sundance’s in-person festival was canceled due to concerns over the recent omicron-fueled COVID-19 surge, the L.A. gathering at DGA Theater marked the first time Poehler had seen the film […]

Amy Poehler’s ‘Lucy and Desi’: Film Review | Sundance 2022

In her first stint as a director of nonfiction, Poehler explores the marriage and professional partnership of sitcom trailblazers Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz.

Sundance: Amy Poehler on What She Learned About Lucille Ball Directing Doc ‘Lucy and Desi’

The documentary Lucy and Desi chronicles the rise of comedy icon Lucille Ball and her relationship with Desi Arnaz. The film, which will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 22 before heading to Amazon on March 4, also marks Amy Poehler’s first foray into the documentary directing space. Poehler has directed features before, […]

“Evening Before” Party: MPTF Celebration Hosts Nominees Anya Taylor-Joy, Michaela Coel, Rege-Jean Page and Billy Porter

Anya-Taylor Joy hugged Regé-Jean Page, Cynthia Erivo caught up with good friend Michaela Coel alongside Lena Waithe and Jurnee Smollett, and Kathryn Hahn posed for photos with onetime Transparent colleagues Bradley Whitford and Amy Landecker. Those are just a few of the interactions snapped by photographers during a star-packed celebration Saturday night in Century City […]

Rob Lowe Unveils ‘Parks and Recollection’ Podcast With Alan Yang

Rob Lowe is bringing Parks and Recreation fans back to Pawnee, Indiana with his new podcast Parks and Recollection. Lowe, who played government official Chris Traeger on the show, announced he will be teaming up with Parks writer and producer, and Mouse Rat bassist, Alan Yang for the series. The podcast will recap episodes from […]

Seth Meyers and Amy Poehler Evaluate Cuomo Greetings on ‘Late Night’

Former Saturday Night Live “Weekend Update” co-hosts Amy Poehler and Seth Meyers teamed up again to take on the news on Tuesday’s Late Night With Seth Meyers. Poehler made a cameo on the show during Meyers’ monologue, saying that she stopped by to “hang out” with her longtime friend while she was in New York […]

Amy Poehler, Seth Meyers Revive ‘SNL’ “Really!?!” Segment to Roast Billionaire Space Race

Amy Poehler joined her former Saturday Night Live “Weekend Update” deskmate on Tuesday’s Late Night With Seth Meyers for a revival of their “Really!?! with Seth and Amy” segment. The pair took aim at billionaires Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson, the latter of whom recently became the first person to fly into space aboard a […]