“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!
Look at these two! A couple of comedians, just like their famous parents, Amy Poehler and Will Arnett. And is there anything more adorable than a couple of little brothers screwing around? No. No there isn’t. Except for one thing. The picture of Abel wearing a trucker hat after the jump. [Photos: Splash News] Keep reading »
I know the week is off to a good start when new Abel Arnett photos surface on the web. I wonder if Amy Poehler and Will Arnett would find it flattering or creepy that I am so incredibly obsessed with their youngest child? He’s like a little old Irish man stuck inside a three-year-old’s body. I bet he has wildly entertaining stories and gets cranky when he hasn’t had his juice and does amazing monster voices and is incredibly proud of his farts. Anyway, click through for more photos of Abel (and his mom, Amy Poehler, and his older brother Archie, who is very, very cute too, just not ginger-haired)… [Photos: Splash News]
Nearly forty-five percent of American marriages are projected to end in divorce. It’s sad, it’s unfortunate, but it’s true: failed marriages are a major theme in our current social age. In “A.C.O.D.,” Adam Scott stars as Carter, an A.C.O.D. himself, who must revisit the chaos and confusion of his parents’ bitter separation fifteen years prior when his younger brother decides to get married only to discover that his former therapist, played by Jane Lynch, wasn’t a therapist at all, but a researcher studying the effects of divorce on children … but what of the adult children of divorce, the product of the least-parented generation ever? Director Stuart Zicherman’s debut production also stars Richard Jenkins and Catherine O’Hara as Carter’s parents, Amy Poehler as his stepmother (Dad’s wife #3), and Jessica Alba as his love interest. The promising cast is just the beginning — the trailer in and of itself is at once funny and touching, realistic and poignant. A must see!
The outright coolest mom/lady/feminist/human in Hollywood — nay, on Earth — is Amy Poehler. HANDS. DOWN. The woman is as flawless as they come. There are no improvements to be made upon the Amy model. We were devastated and disoriented when she and ex-husband Will Arnett parted ways, but once we got back on our feet, it was Team Amy all the way. (What? There are no teams? Ugh, sorry, I’m always trying to get on teams. It’s a real problem.)
Fortunately for the future of America, and the entire world, Amy and Will managed to blend their perfect respective genes to create two equally perfect sons, Archie and (Amelia’s Big Serious Baby of choice!) Abel. Every time Amy discusses either of them is a delight, but this clip from Jimmy Kimmel, in which she talks about Archie’s kindergarten stories and Abel’s lisp, is particularly amazing.
“It’s always just been in my nature—it’s just kind of my everyday. Sometimes I access it in a conscious way, but it wasn’t always the headline of stuff that I was doing. We just had Gloria Steinem do ASSSSCAT, which was so great. Kathleen Hanna came, and I’m just a huge Kathleen Hanna fan. She, for me, was closer in age and a practicing and working feminist, at the time, that I related to. When I was in my late twenties and thirties, there were these amazing female musicians, like PJ Harvey and Björk and Kim Gordon.… These musicians are all still around, but, I mean, they were the most popular musicians! Just constant, really interesting women; sex wasn’t their currency, but they were really sexy and sexual. I gave you a long-winded answer. [Laughs] So the answer is: Yes, I consider myself a feminist, and it informs my work only in that it’s just who I am, in the same way that I’m a woman, or I’m 5’2″ or whatever. I was lucky that I came through a system that had many people who did much more hard work and road-clearing before I got there.”
– Not that I had any doubts that Amy Poehler was a feminist, but I’m still glad to hear her say it. [Time Out New York]