Amy Poehler's Leslie Knope and Adam Scott's Ben Wyatt whip up their last-minute nuptials with the help of their Pawnee crew in this week's special double episode of Parks and Recreation — and we both loved and liked how it all went down. Get the highlights from their city hall ceremony, why the first Catching Fire posters will be even more fun for true fans, who the latest addition to the Anchorman 2 cast is, and more entertainment headlines!
This Thursday, wedding bells will ring for Parks and Recreation's beloved couple, Leslie and Ben. Amy Poehler and Adam Scott, who play the pair, chatted with a few reporters, along with show creator Mike Schur, to talk about this week's hour-long dose of Parks and Rec. Read on to find out a few things to expect, like who will be performing at the ceremony and why you should have seen this day coming long ago.
- Everyone in the gang will play a special role at the wedding. Schur said, "Everybody has a job to fill, of the main cast. Part of the fun of the episode is that the wedding was originally planned for May, and at this black-tie gala that happened last week, they basically decided to do it that night. So they have two hours to throw it together, so everybody has a role to play. Tom Haverford becomes the officiant, and has to get ordained online in like an hour. Donna plays a role. We're, for the first time, going to feature her beautiful and professionally trained singing voice. We let Retta (who plays Donna) pick which aria she wanted to perform. In the opening moments of the episode, in order to pull this thing off in classic Parks and Rec fashion, everyone has to chip in, so there's a part for everybody to play."
- If you watch Adam Scott's first episodes, Ben and Leslie's wedding destiny was foreshadowed. Scott saw the marriage potential between Ben and Leslie early on, saying, "I recently went back and re-watched 'The Master Plan,' which was the first episode that Rob Lowe and I were on. Looking at Leslie and Ben in our first couple of scenes together, it really speaks to the quality of writing of this show that there's a lot of foreshadowing of their relationship, in the sense that these are two three-dimensional characters that really sort of fit together, and they see things in each other that no one else really sees. They hit these buttons with each other right off the bat. From the very start, there was more to it than a simple will-they-or-won't-they. I think that being married now fits in naturally with that."
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Hollywood's most stylish celebrities turned out for the Costume Designers Guild Awards last night in LA. Anne Hathaway wore a shimmering Gucci frock when she accepted her spotlight award, an honor given to actors and directors for their collaborations with costume designers. Skyfall, Anna Karenina, and Mirror Mirror all won awards in the film categories while Downton Abbey and Smash dominated the TV sections.
Other celebrity attendees included Anne's costar Russell Crowe, Once Upon a Time stars Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas, Amy Poehler, Jon Hamm, and Lily Collins, who wore a dramatic black gown with a giant white bow on her back. It was a mini Saturday Night Live reunion behind the scenes when Amy hung out with Kristen Wiig, Steve Martin, and Maya Rudolph, with whom she presented an award during the show. The CDG Awards are just one of the many events that lead up to the Oscars, which air on Sunday, Feb. 24. Don't forget to vote in our Oscars ballot for a chance to win $1,000 and an iPad!
Jessica Chastain showed her support for Hollywood writers at the Writers Guild of America Awards in LA last night, while Lena Dunham snagged an award at the WGA's ceremony in NYC. The WGA Awards take place on both coasts — at the JW Marriott in LA and the B.B. King Blues Club in NYC — and each event was full of big winners.
Lena and her Girls writing team walked away with best new TV series, while Jessica's film Zero Dark Thirty won best original screenplay for Mark Boal. Meanwhile, Ben Affleck's Argo continued its award season sweep by picking up best adapted screenplay for writer Chris Terrio. Other big winners for the night included Fred Armisen, who won the best comedy/variety series award for Portlandia, and the writers of Breaking Bad and Louie, who won best drama series and best comedy series, respectively.
The award season fun isn't over for Jessica and the rest of the film industry as they prepare for the upcoming Oscars, which take place Sunday, Feb. 24. Click through to see Jessica and Lena along with Amy Poehler, Tobey Maguire, and Julie Bowen at the WGA Awards, and don't forget to fill out our Oscar ballot for a chance to win $1,000 and an iPad!
Celebs took to the red carpet last night to celebrate the Writers Guild Awards (which spanned across both coasts), looking nothing short of chic in a range of gorgeous gowns and party-perfect dresses. In celebration of the outstanding achievements of the top movies and series in the past year, Jessica Chastain made her entrance on the West Coast red carpet wearing a blush Dior dress paired with Jimmy Choo heels; Amy Poehler stunned in an Hervé Leroux fitted sheath; while Lena Dunham held down the East Coast festivities in a printed Reed Krakoff creation. See every red carpet turn in the slideshow now.
Valentine's Day didn't bring a break from the set for our favorite stars. Onscreen and offscreen couple Josh Dallas and Ginnifer Goodwin laughed together on the Vancouver set of their ABC drama, Once Upon a Time, while a blonder Jennifer Aniston filmed in Stamford, CT. Amy Poehler was dressed in a long gown while shooting Parks and Recreation in Newhall, CA, and Taylor Swift created a music video in Malibu.
Click through to see all of the stars on set this week!
"Will this one read Fifty Shades of Grey to me in a sexy voice?" This burning inquiry is just one of the many hilarious questions Amy Poehler has for a Best Buy employee in the company's Super Bowl ad that just aired during the game. We love seeing "sexy" ads with funny women way more than sexist ads with bikini-clad women — so you go, Amy! If you're watching the game today, what are some of your favorite ads? And watch the full commercial featuring Amy now.
Every Friday we do a celebrity viral video roundup, but since it's all about the Super Bowl this week, we decided to do a special edition dedicated to all the commercial craziness that will go down this Sunday. So here's our top picks of the most buzzed-about spots — including Amy Poehler's big questions for Best Buy, Seth Rogen and Paul Rudd's copyright confusion in the Samsung ad, Bar Refaeli's surprising make-out session for GoDaddy, and more!
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January kicked off 2013 with plenty of celebrity excitement! From the 57th presidential inauguration to the start of award season, there was plenty to keep stars busy. Kate Middleton unveiled her royal portrait, Jennifer Aniston shared a bikini-clad getaway with fiancé Justin Theroux, and Kim Kardashian and Jessica Simpson both announced they are expecting. Plus, Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis let fans in on their engagement news. That's not all that happened this month — click through to see the best pictures and the biggest news of January.
In a world as competitive as Hollywood, we love seeing strong female friendships, with our favorite being funny duo Amy Poehler and Tina Fey: the golden girls of this year's award season. The pair will go down in history for killing it as hosts of the 2013 Golden Globes, and Tina gave a sweet shout-out to Amy in her SAG Award acceptance speech, saying, "I share this with my sweet friend Amy Poehler, who I've known for so long. I've stolen so many of your moves. Amy, I've known you since you were pregnant with Lena Dunham. And I love you."
Ever since their early days on SNL, the hilarious pals have charmed us with sweet, endearing, and laugh-out-loud moments both on screen and off. And as Tina retires Liz Lemon this week, we can't help but dream there are more collaborations to come. Maybe even Mean Girls the Musical? In honor of these lovable ladies and their golden moment, we're taking a look back at their friendship through the years. With a mix of pictures, interviews, and their back-and-forth banter, here are some of Tina and Amy's best moments!