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Posted Wednesday 8/08/18 at 3:28PM EDT
Amy Poehler responds to the NRA using a GIF of Parks and Recreation's Leslie Knope
Poehler made her first public comments over the GIF today after telling the NRA to "f*ck off," via Parks and Rec co-creator Michael Schur, when the gun-rights organization tweeted a GIF of Poehler's likeness in February. "That’s the thing about the internet, you don’t have control over who appropriates what, and why and how, but I think most times the character of Leslie is used for the power of good and that’s all we want her to be," Poehler said at the TV press tour. As for a Parks and Rec reunion, Poehler said: “I’m tech avail," adding: “God, I have no idea. Everybody has my number…we all have a text chain and talk to each other almost everyday. So I think everybody would be excited to do some version of it — hopefully on ice.”
Posted Tuesday 6/19/18 at 1:32PM EDT
Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown denounces internet bullying in MTV Movie & TV Awards speech
Brown couldn't make Saturday's ceremony because of a knee injury, so she used her pre-recorded speech to address her decision to quit Twitter after becoming a homophobic meme. "Since I know there are many young people watching this—and even for the adults—they could probably use the reminder that I was taught. If you don’t have anything nice to say, just don’t say it," she said. There should be no space in this world for bullying, and I’m not going to tolerate it, and neither should any of you. If you need a reminder of how worthy you are and to rise above the hate, message me on Instagram.”
- Chadwick Boseman brought Waffle House hero James Shaw Jr. on stage to honor him at MTV Movie & TV Awards
- Michael B. Jordan shaded Roseanne Barr in his Best Villain award speech
- Tiffany Haddish was a terrific host, especially with her "thirsting" after Kylo Ren video
- Chris Pratt and Aubrey Plaza sat together, sparking more Parks and Rec reunion talks
# TOPICS: MTV Movie & TV Awards, MTV, Parks and Recreation, Stranger Things, Aubrey Plaza, Chadwick Boseman, Chris Pratt, Michael B. Jordan, Millie Bobby Brown, Roseanne Barr, Tiffany Haddish, Award Shows
Posted Thursday 6/14/18 at 1:46PM EDT
Chris Pratt would be up for a Parks and Recreation reunion: "I miss Andy"
Source: E! Online
"As long as I'm in town, yah, I'll do it," he told E! News at the premiere of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. "It films like 10 minutes from my house so that would be dope. I miss Andy too. I would love it. I know I would do it." ALSO: Nick Offerman says he stayed fat with Pratt on the Parks and Rec set.
Posted Tuesday 6/12/18 at 1:37PM EDT
Late Parks and Recreation writer Harris Wittels' @humblebrag Twitter account has been hacked
Wittels, the Parks and Rec co-executive producer and Aziz Ansari collaborator who died of a heroin overdose in February 2015, created the word "Humblebrag." According to Splitsider, Wittels' @humblebrag Twitter account was hacked earlier this month and his past Twitter activity was deleted. Twitter has since taken the account down.
Posted Monday 6/11/18 at 2:37PM EDT
Tina Fey pitches a Liz Lemon-Leslie Knope spinoff of 30 Rock and Parks and Recreation
"Amy's willing to do a Parks & Rec reboot," she told Entertainment Tonight on the Tonys red carpet, referring to Amy Poehler. "Maybe we should just do a Liz Lemon, Leslie Knope spinoff."
Posted Thursday 5/31/18 at 9:13PM EDT
Retta is tired of saying "Treat Yo Self"
Source: Page Six
The Good Girls star is promoting her new book, So Close to Being the Sh*t, Ya’ll Don’t Even Know. And as a result, she's been hearing a lot of references to her Parks and Recreation character's favorite saying. "‘You know I hear that every day," Retta says she has to tell fans.
Posted Thursday 5/24/18 at 2:03PM EDT
Amy Poehler: I would be up for a Parks and Recreation revival "someday"
Source: TV Guide
Poehler and Nick Offerman were asked about a potential revival while visiting Ellen to promote their new NBC show Making It. "I'll speak for everybody and say we would all do it," Poehler said. "I think we would all do it someday. It would be amazing." Added Offerman, jokingly: "We said that if Beyoncé will play the mayor, we'll bring the show back."
Posted Monday 5/21/18 at 5:31AM EDT
Retta didn't like the story accusing Parks and Recreation co-star Aziz Ansari of sexual misconduct
"I feel like a lot of people and a lot of other outlets were like, ‘Why did you even run this story?’” the Good Girls star says of the January Babe.net story. “I’m giving my personal opinion, and I don’t want f*cking people coming at me. You know what I mean? But I feel like I’ve been on that date so many times. I was like, ‘If you haven’t been on that date twice, are you even living a life?’"
Posted Friday 5/18/18 at 11:54PM EDT
From Brooklyn Nine-Nine to Parks and Rec to The Good Place: An appreciation of the Michael Schur TV comedy
Schur has become one of the most beloved names in TV comedy with the shows he's created or co-created, says Carli Velocci. "The power of the Schur comedy is that, even while watching the Brooklyn Nine-Nine protagonist go to prison or The Good Place characters get tortured for all eternity, the audience rarely feels anxious or hopeless. These shows are beacons of light in a depressed TV and news landscape," says Velocci. "Schur, along with his crew of frequent writers, collaborators, and actors, have a propensity for unique, diverse, optimistic shows filled with characters that support each other while growing into better people. This approach has led to some of the most memorable titles of the past decade." ALSO: Check out Gina Rodriguez as Rosa's Brooklyn Nine-Nine love interest.
Posted Friday 5/18/18 at 11:54PM EDT
Presenting the 12 best series finales of TV's current golden age
Source: The Washington Post
Breaking Bad, Six Feet Under and The Sopranos rank No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 in closing out their respective series.
# TOPICS: Series Finales, Breaking Bad, The Good Wife, Halt and Catch Fire, The Leftovers, Mad Men, Nurse Jackie, The Office (US), Parks and Recreation, The Shield, Six Feet Under, The Sopranos, Twin Peaks: The Return, Lists
Posted Thursday 4/05/18 at 1:50PM EDT
Friday Night Lights reruns are headed to Amazon
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The move of the beloved NBC high school drama to Amazon comes six months after it was dropped from Netflix. ALSO: Parks and Recreation, House and Eureka are also coming to Amazon.
Posted Friday 3/30/18 at 9:30PM EDT
Parks and Recreation's Jim O'Heir to host a singing competition that puts babies to sleep
Source: Entertainment Weekly
Web series Lullaby League will pit a capella groups against each other in a battle who can sing a crying baby to sleep. ALSO: Aubrey Plaza expresses her hatred for Parks and Rec's Jerry in 36-minute ASMR YouTube video.
Posted Sunday 3/25/18 at 1:59AM EDT
Millie Bobby Brown and John Cena salute March for Our Lives at Kids' Choice Awards
Stranger Things star Brown honored Saturday's march against gun violence by wearing a jean jacket displaying the names of the Parkland victims. “The March for Our Lives demonstrations that took place all over the world today have inspired me and it impacted us all in one way or another," she said while accepting the award for Favorite TV Actress. "I’m fortunate to be here tonight to receive an award as an actor. I’m so very grateful and I appreciate the love and support of my fans and the opportunity that our show, Stranger Things, has created for me. More than anything, I get to be up here and I’m privileged to have a voice that can be heard, one that I can hopefully use to make a positive difference, and help influence change." In his opening monologue, John Cena also expressed support for March for Our Lives. “Kids everywhere have already made it an amazing day,” Cena said in his opening monologue. “So I just want to take a moment to celebrate what kids across the nation accomplished today. From Washington DC, Florida, even here in Los Angeles, all over the country, all over the world, kids made their voice heard with the incredible March for our Lives. And it all happened because you want to make the world a better place.
# TOPICS: March For Our Lives, Nickelodeon, NRATV, Kids’ Choice Awards, Parks and Recreation, Stranger Things, Chris Matthews, Jimmy Fallon, John Cena, Millie Bobby Brown, Award Shows, Gun Violence, Parkland School Shooting
Posted Tuesday 3/13/18 at 10:17PM EDT
Nick Offerman would be up for a Parks and Recreation revival: "I will eat more meat at their behest"
Source: The Daily Beast
“They’re bringing every show back now, maybe they’ll want to bring our show back,” the Ron Swanson actor told The Daily Beast at SXSW. “If that were ever to occur, it would be thanks to brains much larger than mine. Brains that I trust with my life. And so, if Mike Schur and Amy Poehler want to bring the show back and they think it’s a good idea, I will certainly sign on.”
Posted Thursday 3/08/18 at 1:41AM EST
Watch Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman in their NBC Making It crafting reality show promo
The Parks and Recreation co-stars are "ready to get crafty" in their new show that tackles one crafting project per episode.