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Amy Poehler attends Deadline’s Contenders Emmy Event

Amy Poehler attends Deadline’s Contenders Emmy Event

Amy Poehler attended Deadline’s Contenders Emmy Event earlier today in Los Angeles, California. She was there to talk about Broad City and Russian Doll, in which she helps to produce, create, write and direct! Our gallery has been updated with photos from the event, check them out below.

A series about reliving your death over and over again has the making for a great comedy but it also runs the risk of, as the premise suggests, repetitive. But the Netflix comedy Russian Doll steps up to the challenge with co-creators, executive producers and writers Leslye Headland, Amy Poehler and Natasha Lyonne (who also stars) leading the charge. At Deadline’s Contenders event, the trio talked to Dominic Patten about the deja vu-centric show and how it has created a whole new bingeing experience.

Russian Doll follows a young woman named Nadia (Lyonne) on her journey as the guest of honor at a seemingly inescapable party one night in New York City. One night she falls down the stairs and dies and then she is transported to a certain point in the same evening when dies again…and then it happens again…and again. The whole series is an existential journey of Nadia figuring out what the hell is going on. Seeing that it is a repetitive show, it brings new meaning binge-watching.

When creating the show Headland and her fellow creators posed the question: How do we make the ultimate binge show?

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Paramount Network Int’l Sets ‘Mean Girls: The Movie and More’ as Live London Event

Paramount Network Int’l Sets ‘Mean Girls: The Movie and More’ as Live London Event

Earlier today, Paramount announced a Live Event for Means Girls, which will take place on June 12-16 in London. The news comes from The Hollywood Reporter. Read more about it below!

Viacom’s Paramount Network International on Wednesday unveiled Mean Girls: The Movie and More, its first-ever live experiential event, which will take place in London in June.

The offering tied to the high-school comedy, which starred Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, among others, means that the channel will join Viacom’s other flagship international network brands in breaking into the live events business, which management has focused on as part of its push into new businesses and revenue sources.

Mean Girls is an iconic cult hit that audiences around the world love,” said Jill Offman, executive vp of Paramount Network International. “From its popular Broadway show and video games, to thousands of memes and iconic quotes, we felt like the film should be brought to life for fans in a way only Paramount, and the power of Viacom, could create.”

Mean Girls: The Movie and More will take place June 12-June 16 at Seymour Leisure Centre in London’s Marylebone neighborhood, which will be transformed into Mean Girls’ North Shore High School. Fans will be able to screen the hit Paramount Pictures movie, walk through set recreations, participate in such photo opportunities as Burn Book selfies and prom pictures, have themed food and drinks, as well as get themed swag.

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Amy Poehler, Nick Offerman, Retta & More Talk ‘Galentine’s Day’ With Bustle

Amy Poehler, Nick Offerman, Retta & More Talk ‘Galentine’s Day’ With Bustle

In honor of the 10th anniversary of the Parks & Recreation series premiere on April 9, the cast and crew of the show talked to Bustle about one of the legacies of the show, “Galentine’s Day”. You can read the entire interview below!

Regardless of whether you like to spend Valentine’s Day on a romantic date or hanging at home solo, chances are that you spend the day before, Feb. 13, surrounded by friends. After all, while Galentine’s Day — the annual celebration of the bonds between women — isn’t an official U.S. holiday, it’s so ingrained in our culture that it might as well be. Every year around that time, businesses ranging from ASOS to Target feature Galentine’s Day sales, specials, and friendship-themed products, as countless women take to social media to profess their love for their BFFs. Yet while Galentine’s Day may be practically a part of the vernacular at this point, it’s easy to forget how it all began: not with some brand’s promotional campaign, but in a Season 2 Parks and Recreation episode all about — what else? — Leslie Knope’s love for her best female friends.

In the 2010 episode of the NBC sitcom, fittingly titled “Galentine’s Day,” Leslie (Amy Poehler) throws her annual party meant to honor the ladies in her life on the day before Valentine’s. It’s a sweet scene, but a seemingly throwaway one in a show full of similarly adorable moments — except that in the years since the episode, Galentine’s Day has taken on a life of its own. In honor of the 10th anniversary of the Parks & Rec series premiere on April 9, the cast and crew of “Galentine’s Day” tell Bustle how the now-iconic episode came to be — including those Leslie Knope-designed mosaic portraits.


According to the episode’s creators, no one actually knows who created the idea for the holiday in the first place. Regardless, everyone was on-board with a day celebrating female friendship.

Mike Schur (co-creator and writer): I don’t know who came up with the original idea, or who was the first person to say it out loud, so I just credit the entire writing staff.

Amy Poehler (“Leslie Knope”): I feel like it was not me — I feel like I read it in the script. I have no memory of it… but [credit] is really not the point of it… I remember it being an early storyline about all of us women hanging out together, which wasn’t always the case on the show. So I just have fond memories of us getting to spend so much time together, which is great.

Amy Poehler talks ‘Wine Country’ in interview with Wine Spectator

Amy Poehler talks ‘Wine Country’ in interview with Wine Spectator

Amy Poehler recently talked with Wine Spectator about the inspiration for ‘Wine Country’, directing the movie and much more. Read the interview below!

For her feature directorial debut, Amy Poehler decided to head to Napa. The Saturday Night Live and Parks and Recreation star recruited an ensemble cast of her real-life friends who powered SNL‘s early-2000s renaissance—Maya Rudolph, Tina Fey, Rachel Dratch, Ana Gasteyer, Emily Spivey and Paula Pell—and loosely based the plot on a reunion trip they took to California wine country a few years ago to celebrate Dratch’s 50th birthday.

It may be a fictional comedy/drama, but Wine Country‘s backdrop is authentic Napa. Filming took place on location at Artesa Estate, Quintessa winery, Baldacci Family Vineyards and in the town of Calistoga. With the movie coming out on Netflix May 10, Poehler spoke with Wine Spectator associate editor Ben O’Donnell about the inspiration for the film, how to craft a wine joke, her ’90s adventures as a wine server at swanky Chicago restaurants, the perks (and buzzkills) of being in the director’s chair—and how to improv a wine review.

Wine Spectator: You wrote [in the book Yes Please] that wine was sort of in the house when you were growing up, and you associated it with being a grown-up. 
Amy Poehler: Yes! I grew up in Massachusetts in a tiny ranch house, and the dining room was always kind of cooler than the rest of the house, a little dusty, had your one set of fancy plates—and your wineglasses.

Wine Country: New Promotional and Behind The Scenes Images

Wine Country: New Promotional and Behind The Scenes Images

New images from Amy’s directorial debut ‘Wine Country’ have been released today, including a new promotional photoshoot, production stills and behind the scenes images! Click on the thumbnails below to check them out!