Amy Poehler is awesome, and finally the whole world is starting to realise it. There’s the hilarious Parks & Recreation, her Golden Globes hosting gigs with BFF Tina Fey, her autobiography that came out last year, etc. Harvard’s theatre group is into Amy, too, and they honoured her with their prestigious 2015 Hasty Pudding Award, which is kind of a big deal (kind of). Amy herself was on hand to accept the award in Cambridge, MA last night, and it was apparently a joyous celebration:
“I’d like to thank you, Hasty Pudding, for reminding me how hard it is to write funny jokes,” Poehler, 43, deadpanned at the ceremony, where presenters poked fun at the Parks and Recreation star for never having won an Emmy Award, despite being nominated more than a dozen times.
“When I was growing up in Burlington [a Boston suburb], Harvard University used to be a group of buildings we threw rocks at on our way to a real job. And as I drove by and gave the middle finger to this place, I never knew that you guys would be giving me all this s—.”
Prior to the roast, where she donned a Boston College (her alma mater) cap as she rapped and feigned a romantic encounter with a Kim Jong-un lookalike, the 2015 Golden Globes co-host was paraded around the streets of Cambridge, Massachusetts, in a Bentley convertible.
All of that sounds… kind of insane. But nothing else would be right for Amy, and I bet it was an awesome night. Love her! Amy is one of the hardest working women in comedy and has been for decades, so it’s lovely to see her getting more and more recognition, however silly this might be.
Jennifer Lawrence at her most Jennifer Lawrenciest.
The Golden Globes happened last night and man, what a trainwreck! People were drunk and cursing all over the place. And Clooney wasn’t even there.
But you know what was there? The best, worst, and most WTF celebrity fashion had to offer. Let’s take a look through all these GG outfits and pick out which ones were deserving of BEST, WORST, and WTF.
Unfortunately, the opening monologue was the longest we got to see Tina Fey and Amy Poehler at last night’s Golden Globes performance (and they’re the only Golden Globes post you’ll get around here until Catherine’s fashion post later today), but boy, did they make it worth it. These ladies know funny, and they had some amazing jokes in there. The full video is below, but in case you’re at work and can’t watch or just don’t feel like it (hey, I’m lazy too, I understand), I’ll put a few highlights below. The whole thing really is worth watching, though.
“Meryl Streep is here. She was so brilliant in August: Osage County, proving that there are still great roles for Meryl Streeps over 60.”
“[The film] is up for several awards this year. If I wanted to see Jonah Hill masturbate at a pool party, I’d go to one of Jonah Hill’s pool parties.”
“Woody Allen is the recipient of this year’s Cecil B DeMille Award, just a few years after Martin Scorsese won. I assume the award is for tiniest man with the biggest glasses.”
“Matthew McConaughey did great work this year in Dallas Buyers Club. He lost 45lbs for the role… which is what actresses call ‘being in a movie’.”
(On Gravity): “George Clooney would rather float off into space and die than spend time with a woman his own age.”
All in all, the broadcast actually went pretty quickly, which is a blessing when you’re talking about a three hour show. What were the best bits? What did you hate? Jacqueline Bisset being a total weirdo (too weird for Mia Farrow, as she pointed out on her Twitter account) was a lowlight, but Emma Thompson being equally as wasted and yet still totally graceful was divine.
Will Arnett and Amy Poehler broke the collective heart of the comedy loving world when they ended their nine year marriage late last year, but you know what they say – shit happens. While Amy has been romantically linked to several people since then, Will has kept a relatively low profile, and it seems there’s a good reason for it: he’s scared of dating.
DETAILS: How has the dating game changed since you were last out there? Will Arnett: Well, I’m not officially dating.
DETAILS: Are you afraid to get back out there? Will Arnett: Yeah, I don’t know what you do. Do you put out an announcement in the trades? I’M DATING! It all seems very scary to me, to be honest. So I’m kind of keeping pretty close counsel right now. Until I . . . yeah.
Aw, bless him. He seems like a nice guy and the comedy world – assuming he wants to stay in his peer group – is massive, so I’m sure he has lots of options. Either way, I’m sure he’ll find a new lady soon.
Amy Poehler‘s been pornified. Her TV show, Parks & Recreation, was made into its very own porn version called Porks & Recreation. I gotta say, the chick who plays her Leslie Knope character has her voice down, and the guy who plays Nick Offerman’s Ron Swanson character is A+.
There’s no comment yet from Poehler or anyone involved on the show. They HAVE to see this. Do you think it can be as good as the Seinfeld porno starring James Deen? Yeah, there was a Seinfeld porno, that happened. Deen played Seinfeld.
Here’s the trailer, with absolutely 0% nudity, porn, or porny language. Still, watch at your own risk.
And here are some photos of Ms. Poehler from the White Horse Correspondents’ Dinner this week. Thankfully Tom Brokaw didn’t have to chase Lohan out of there with a rake, while screaming about his lawn. I (kind of?) like her dress, but not the hair and makeup. Why is it always like that with this chick? If it’s not the dress, it’s the shoes; if it’s not the hair, it’s the dress, and so on and so forth until we all die.
We’re going to start the weekend with an earnest post, so get ready: Amy Poehler is wonderful. She’s funny, smart and just an all-around lovely human being, which this world sometimes seems like a small miracle, especially in Hollywood. She’s a star who’s earned every single bit of success she has and instead of getting big-headed about it, she does things like start an online web series answering questions from young girls in video form.
Here’s the latest episode, in which Amy talks about the importance of apologising:
I don’t have words for how much I love Amy Poehler, and this series is lovely not just for teenagers, but for adults, as well. We could all take a few notes from her book.
On another note, you may have noticed that Bobby hasn’t been around for the past few days. Unfortunately she’s not working with us anymore, but we’ve got a fantastic writer who will be starting with us on Monday and we hope to keep her around for a long time to come. She’s got all the hot gossip, as well – so hot that she’s using a pen name. Stay tuned!
In the meantime, I’ll be with you again this weekend for whatever nonsense pops up in the news.