There’s a lot to look forward to this fall, like crunchy leaves and pumpkin everything and not being so hot you want to die, but there’s one thing that stands out: I’m talking about a book. But not just any book — it’s a book by AMY POEHLER. And it’s her memoir! It’s called Yes Please, and it’s coming out on October 28th, thus making Halloween only the second coolest thing to happen that week.
(Lena Dunham also has a memoir being published in the fall, Not That Kind Of Girl, out on September 30th. It’s also exciting but like, not as exciting as Amy’s.) Keep reading »
To congratulate Amy Poehler on her Emmy nomination, Madeleine Albright made out a very special autograph to Leslie Knope, her Albright-worshipping character on “Parks and Recreation.” Amy was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. If only Leslie knew she had so many friends in high places! [Twitter, The Wire]
YES PLEASE. That’s the title of Amy Poehler’s upcoming book — out October 28 — and how I feel about its cover. PRE-ORDERING NOWWWWWW!
Hmm, let’s see. A new movie from “Wet Hot American Summer” director David Wain, written by the hilariously funny Michael Showalter, starring the ever-flawless Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd, that skewers the romantic comedy film genre? I can’t think of a single reason I won’t be seeing “They Came Together” the second it hits theaters and VOD on June 27. Trailer above!
“Late Night With Seth Meyers” debuted last night with the perfect first guest — Amy Poehler, Seth Meyers’ one-time “Weekend Update” cohost on “Saturday Night Live.” These two go waaaaay back — just look at them as wee comedy babes! Given that Amy confirms that she and Seth “could talk all day,” might I suggest that she be a regular guest on the show, you know, maybe even a part-time cohost? Not that Seth couldn’t handle the job himself, but late night needs more women and these two have such a fantastic rapport. Just something to consider, NBC. No pressure.
Fetch your old prom dress out of your closet and fix yourself a dry martini, because the Golden Globe Awards are back and it’s about to get all kinds of fancy up in this bitch.
The ever-fabulous dream team of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are back to host one of the biggest parties of the year, and, obviously, we’ll be watching and tweeting along as the magic unfolds. Keep reading »
“I’m not a real social-media person. I’m not on Twitter … I try not to read too much online because I always get my feelings hurt, even if someone’s flattering you. Like somebody tweeting, ‘Call me crazy, but I think Amy Poehler’s attractive.’ And you’re like, ‘OK? Thank you?’ Or like someone writing, ‘I’m gonna go out on a limb and say that I’d have sex with Amy Poehler.’…The amount of Instagram selfies seems crazy out-of-control…The idea of, ‘This is my face and everyone needs to see it all the time,’ is so far from the privacy that people used to seek. Now everyone acts the way ’80s performance artists used to act. Everybody’s Karen Finley. Everybody’s like, ‘This is my vagina! I’m gonna put shit all over me and take pictures!’…When I was a kid, you’d go to a party or a punk rock show and you’d have fun, and you’d bring a camera, and you’d take pictures, and those pictures would stay inside the camera…Pictures were an addition to the experience. Now the picture is the experience. If I’m hanging out with a friend, and they take a picture of me, it’s like ‘Ugh.’ I mean, I hate looking at pictures of myself. It immediately takes me out of the experience.”
–Amy Poehler explains her social media aversion in Paper magazine. God, I can relate. And I’m not famous. Mean internet comments have made me cry and I almost never tweet because I’m too long-winded for 140 characters. It’s good to know I’m not the only one. As far as the selfies, I understand her stance, but often enjoy looking at others’ selfies out of sheer fascination, horror or even admiration. But she’s right in the sense that performance artist Karen Finley is best enjoyed live. For those of you who’ve never seen her, she’s famous for shoving a yam up her ass on stage and covering her naked body in stuff like honey and feathers. It’s quite captivating. [Paper Magazine]
Oh, yes, it’s that time of year (again). Where did the time go? It feels like just last week we were advocating for Tina Fey and Amy Poehler to host everything. So far we can only get them to agree to host the 2014 Golden Globes again. The first promo debuted last night during “The Sound Of Music,” although I missed it because Carrie Underwood’s singing was annoying me so I turned it off halfway through. Anywho, set your Tivos for Sunday, January 12!