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 »
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]
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 »
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 »
According to Tina Fey, Emmy losers have more fun. On “The Jimmy Fallon Show,” she recounted her wild, post-Emmy party night out with the other drunk moms, like Amy Poehler. The highlight of the night was when she yelled, “This is what it looks like when New York gets drunk!” to the paparazzi. I think I would have kids just so I could join the drunk moms club with Tina and Amy. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »
This weekend, Amy Poehler is hosting the season premiere of “Saturday Night Live” while Katy Perry will be shaking off the bachelorette hangover as the musical guest. NBC has released the first promos for the episode, featuring Amy along with Andy Samberg. What, was Seth Meyers too busy for a “Weekend Update” reunion? Mostly, Amy and Andy channel “Wayne’s World,” but they also spend a few seconds mocking Ben Affleck, Blake Lively, and “The Town.” Is it just me, or are these spots kinda random? And, uh, not that funny? Also, when did Andy get glasses? [EW] Keep reading »
It’s Wednesday, ye olde Hump Day, and we figured you might appreciate a pick-me-up. Here it is, in the form of a clip from the criminally underrated 2009 Amy Poehler/Rachel Dratch/Parker Posey movie “Spring Breakdown.” Watch the girls compete in a spring break talent competition with their pitch-perfect rendition of the Wilson Phillips classic “Hold On.” This is the girl band of our dreams. Keep reading »
How did I miss the memo about Amy Poehler’s awesome web series “Smart Girls at the Party”? Already in its second season, the concept is that Poehler and her co-hosts, Amy Miles and Meredith Walker, interview young girls who are “changing the world by being themselves.” Keep reading »