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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler to Reunite in 'The Nest' (VIDEO)

America's favorite comedy dream team is at it again. Amy Poehler is in final talks to join Tina Fey in "The Nest," a comedy from "Pitch Perfect" director Jason Moore about two sisters kicking it over one wild weekend in their childhood home before it sells.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 9, 2014 1:33 PM
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How Much Will Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Make Hosting the Upcoming Golden Globes? UPDATED

UPDATE: Reports are swirling about how much Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will make for their upcoming Golden Globes hosting gig in 2014. (They're also signed on for the 2015 Globes.)
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 24, 2013 11:34 AM
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Review and Roundup: Matthew Weiner Misfires with Critically Panned 'You Are Here'

Matthew Weiner's contemporary comedy "You Are Here," an exploration of male friendship starring Owen Wilson and Zach Galifianakis, doesn't work. How could the creator of "Mad Men" so miss the mark?
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • September 10, 2013 1:44 PM
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TV Mavens, Check Out 'The Writers' Room,' Hosted by Jim Rash (VIDEO PREVIEW)

This is my idea of a good time: a smart TV series about my fave TV shows and the writers who write them. So far I've seen three half-hour episodes (presented by The Sundance Channel and Entertainment Weekly). Each show features Oscar-winning screenwriter Jim Rash ("The Descendants")-- who also acts on "Community" and wrote, directed and stars in summer hit "The Way, Way Back"-- gently interviewing the showrunner and various writers and usually one star of a hit show. They talk shop, and luckily Rash--who is sharp, funny and curious--has a good sense of how to get entertaining intel out of these gifted people.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 29, 2013 9:35 PM
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Mediocre SNL Season Finale Well-Hosted by Ben Affleck As Several Regulars Depart the Show (CLIPS)

  • By Maggie Lange
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  • May 19, 2013 7:49 PM
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Writers Guild Awards Bring Class and Comedy with Presenters Jessica Chastain, Amy Poehler, Adam Scott and More

The first wave of presenters for the 2013 Writers Guild Awards have been announced. Included in the lineup are Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain, Golden Globes host Amy Poehler and her "Parks and Recreation" co-star Adam Scott, and the hilarious "Key and Peele" stars Keegan Michael Key and Jordan Peele.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 5, 2013 1:08 PM
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Lena Dunham Talks Success, Image Misconception, Franco, Fey and Poehler in New EW

In the new issue of Entertainment Weekly (on newsstands February 1), "Girls" creator and recent Golden Globe winner Lena Dunham talks her surprise meteoric rise, the misconception that she comes from a rich family, James Franco as a TV critic, Globes hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler and more.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 31, 2013 2:32 PM
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Watch: Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Tout the Golden Globes -- "a sloppy, loud party"

Sparkling hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have released another funny promo for the 2013 Golden Globes (January 13), in which they expound on all things awards. A great thing about the Globes? "The beautiful people of film get to rub shoulders with the horrible, disgusting people of television," Poehler says. The women also have a unique Best Dramatic Actor favorite: "Daniel Day-Lewis for 'Avatar'!"
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 4, 2013 12:11 PM
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Watch: Golden Globes Hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Promise a Truly 'Swell!' Awards Ceremony

Check out the first Tina Fey-Amy Poehler promo video for the Golden Globes, in which the two upcoming hosts give us their best Katharine Hepburn East Coast patter: "We're so excited we'll be doing classic Hollywood voices for all our bant-ah! Talking like this will nev-ah get old!"
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • December 13, 2012 1:35 PM
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Watch: Joe Biden's 'Parks and Recreation' Cameo as Celebrity Sex-List Idol

Check out this clip of newly re-elected Vice President Joe Biden's cameo in next week's "Parks and Recreation"...
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 8, 2012 2:04 PM
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