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Yay! Broad City May Move To The Small Screen

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Fresh off the news that women are getting the short shrift when it comes to representation in film, we hear that our fave YouTube comediennes, Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobsen — aka the funny chicks behind “Broad City” — are in talks to produce their very own pilot for FX. So maybe things are changing around these parts. If you haven’t seen “Broad City”‘s particular brand of off-beat, lady-centered comedy, check out this clip, featuring fellow Upright Citizens Brigade alums Kristen Schaal and Amy Poehler. [YouTube]

Watch Amy Poehler Review Candy

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Wouldn’t it be awesome to sit around with “Parks and Recreation” stars Amy Poehler, Aubrey Plaza and Rashida Jones and eat a bunch of candy? Well now you can! Watch as the ladies try out a bunch of snacks. (Pro tip: avoid the Pulparinos.) [RookieMag]

Amy Poehler Thinks Television Is The Best Place For Female Characters

“I think films are kind of catching up in a way to where television has been for a long time. Television is still, in my opinion, the best place for female characters. I’m so down with TV right now. Everything I watch is on TV and I love everything on TV and I think most TV shows are better than movies—there, I said it.”

Amy Poehler talks at the New Yorker Festival this weekend about how enthused she is about the female characters she’s seeing right now on television. Of course, she is in part talking about her character Leslie Knope on “Parks and Recreation,” who Amy says is her “favorite feminist on TV.” Amy explains that she actually is a lot like Leslie in real life, except that Leslie “loves to go camping, and I do not.” [ONTD]

Amy Poehler Strongly Encourages Hand Holding

“No one is here today because they did it on their own…You’re all here today because someone gave you strength. Helped you. Held you in the palm of their hand. God, Allah, Buddha, Gaga—whomever you pray to … When you feel scared, hold someone’s hand and look into their eyes. And when you feel brave, do the same thing.”

— An excerpt from Amy Poehler‘s speech at Harvard University’s graduation. You can watch the entire speech here. May I take a moment to express my love for Amy Poehler? She is funny, smart, and fierce, everything I aspire to be as a woman. For those of you who haven’t read Tina Fey’s book, Bossypants yet, there is an anecdote about when Amy first joined the cast of “SNL” and basically told Jimmy Fallon to suck it. Tina Fey identifies it as the moment she knew Amy would be her good friend. I’m jealous. I want to be friends with Amy too. [Harvard Magazine] Keep reading »

Tina Fey, Amy Poehler & Rachel Dratch Reunite At The “Jersey Shore”

Last night on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon,” Tina Fey and Amy Poehler joined Jimmy in a “Jersey Shore” spoof. Both of the ladies looked pretty hot with their mega-extensions and bustiers as they rolled into a club and started dancing with the guys. Tina’s opening line? “I wanna make babies wit’ you.” But the best was when Rachel Dratch, aka “Drootchie,” appeared and they had a threeway girlfight. Sure, maybe the spoof is a little late to the party, but I still loved it. [PopEater] Keep reading »

Amy Poehler And 14 Other Commencement Speakers We Wish We’d Had

Graduation speeches are tough. You have to avoid the usual cliches about how students are floating on the sea of life or opening the doors to their future, and that isn’t easy. My college graduation speaker—some bigwig woman at the World Bank—hit both of those. Not that you could hear over the protesting of my fellow classmates. So I’m feeling a teensy bit jealous that the lucky ducks over at Harvard have such an awesome graduation speaker—the amazing and hilarious Amy Poehler. “We wanted someone people could recognize, who could give a funny and engaging speech,” the school’s class marshal explained. “During her time on ‘SNL,’ Amy was a part of our growing up, and there’s no doubt she’s pretty hilarious.” Not to mention that she’s also a Boston native.

This got me thinking—who would I have liked to see give my commencement address? Some picks after the jump. Keep reading »

Quickies: Amy Poehler On Her Embarrassing Stock Model Photos & Who’s Got A Coke Booger?

  • Amy Poehler told Jimmy Kimmel that when she was 28, she did those doofy stock model photos “for the money.” Hey, if those are the most incriminating photos that surface from your youth, you should consider yourself lucky!
  • Porn queen Jenna Jameson says Chelsea Handler is a “dried up old whore.” Umm, glass house, Jenna. Careful. [Twitter]
  • Charlie Sheen was rushed to the hospital with a towel over his face early this morning. Apparently, the troubled actor had a party last night and, well, I suppose anything could have happened. [TMZ]
  • The first eight words of Lady Gaga’s new song, “Born This Way,” dissected! [Popdust]

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Which Famous Comedian Was Once A Stock Image Model?

Hey look! It’s Amy Poehler dressed as a candy striper. This flashback photo isn’t from a “Saturday Night Life” skit or a movie — Poehler apparently used to model for stock images before she was famous. I am so pleased to have proof that stock image models can go on to great things. Recently I saw one of my favorite male stock image models in an ad for a high-end vodka. I was happy for him! And Amy is proof that he can go even further. Tear. [Franny Glass] Keep reading »

Tina Fey Owes Her Success To “A Little Luck And Tons Of Plastic Surgery”

Our invitations to Tina Fey‘s reception last night at the Kennedy Center, where she received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, must have gotten lost in the mail. The best of the best came out for Tina — Betty White, Steve Carell, Seth Meyers, Lorne Michaels — but Amy Poehler totally burst our bubble on what it took for this “SNL”/”30 Rock” star to succeed: “a little luck and tons of plastic surgery.” Ha! [Washington Post] Keep reading »

“Saturday Night Live” To Air Second “Women Of SNL” On November 1

After a successful ladyflower extravaganza hosted by Betty White last spring, on Monday, November 1, “Saturday Night Live” will air yet another ode to the vag. The “Women of SNL” special will blend both new and old, mixing classic clips with new material from Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Kristen Wiig, Rachel Dratch, Maya Rudolph and others. Yay … I think? I would watch two hours of these ladies clipping their toenails. (Call me, Tina.) But at some point, “SNL” should not need these specials. The show should just have lots of funny women comics and writers all the time. Hire a funny black lady so damn Kenan Thompson doesn’t keep having to wear a dress and lipstick, you hear? [Entertainment Weekly] Keep reading »

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