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Wednesday
Mar062013

Amy Poehler, Tina Fey Respond to Taylor Swift's Criticism

Paul Drinkwater/NBC(LOS ANGELES) -- In the new issue of Vanity Fair, Taylor Swift says she wasn't happy about the fact that Tina Fey and Amy Poehler poked fun at her at the Golden Globes earlier this year.

On stage at the Golden Globes, Tina announced, "You know what, Taylor Swift?  You stay away from Michael J. Fox's son." 

Poehler added, "Or go for it," but then said, "No, she needs some 'me' time to learn about herself."

Addressing the topic of mean girls with Vanity Fair, Taylor quotes Katie Couric saying, "She said to me she had heard a quote that she loves that said, 'There's a special place in hell for women who don't help other women.'"

Asked for her reaction to Taylor's comments in the Vanity Fair article, Poehler told The Hollywood Reporter, "Aw, I feel bad if she was upset.  I am a feminist, and she is a young and talented girl."

Poehler then added, "That being said, I do agree I am going to hell.  But for other reasons.  Mostly boring tax stuff."

For her part, Fey tells Entertainment Tonight, "I did not see that one coming.  It was a joke, it was a lighthearted joke."

Copyright 2013 ABC News Radio

Wednesday
Jan092013

Amy Poehler, Tina Fey Reveal Golden Globes Drinking Game

Gavin Bond/NBC(NEW YORK) -- Nobody knows what to expect when Amy Poehler and Tina Fey take the stage Sunday to host the Golden Globes. Not even them.

The Saturday Night Live alums claim to The Hollywood Reporter that they haven’t prepared anything yet for the awards show and they haven’t seen many of the movies.

“I just watched The Impossible, which is unbelievable. Holy moly, it was so good,” Poehler said. “The young actor in that, Tom Holland, best acting I’ve seen all year. He’s not nominated for a Golden Globe, but I might accidentally read his name.”

The hosts hinted there could be some Scientology jokes on Sunday — a reference to Ricky Gervais‘ controversial jokes when he hosted from 2010 to 2012 — but said no one should be afraid. All they really care about is looking good.

“Everyone says, ‘Make sure you’re enjoying doing it and make sure you have fun and keep it loose.’ I think Tina and I aren’t worried about that,” Poehler said. “We just want to make sure we look amazing. We don’t care what we say. I have to get my head peel done before Jan. 13.”

“I want to look like a really young candle,” Fey, 42, joked.

One thing viewers can expect at the awards is a lot of drinking.

“Having been in a lot of those awards shows, the Golden Globes are more fun because you can drink. It’s just that easy,” Poehler said.

So for all the fans at home, the Parks and Rec and 30 Rock stars created their very own Golden Globes drinking game with some pretty awesome rules:

  1. Drink every time an actress cries in a speech, or you see a person actively not listening to someone onstage, or someone says, “I didn’t prepare anything!”
  2. Eat a meatball sub any time anyone thanks producer Harvey Weinstein.
  3. Take off an article of clothing every time the cameras show Judi Dench and any time Maggie Smith wins.

Regardless of whether or not you play, with these two women at the helm, the Globes are pretty much guaranteed to be a riot.

Copyright 2013 ABC News Radio

Friday
Oct192012

Amy Poehler Reaches Out to Teen Girls With Website, Advice Column

Charles Eshelman/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- It’s no secret Amy Poehler knows how to make people laugh.

She also, it seems, has a gift for making people feel better about themselves.

On her website for teen girls — Smart Girls at the Party — the “Parks and Recreation” star offers advice in a popular feature called “Ask Amy.”

She responds to questions not as an expert, but as a big sister.

“The Internet can be a really tough place for a young girl to see images and hear messages that aren’t helpful to her,” Poehler said. “When we started Smart Girls at the Party — the site and now the channel on YouTube … we just wanted to do something fun. We wanted to do almost something that was an answer or an antidote to a lot of the programming that we see on the Internet for young girls.”

Poehler gets a lot of questions from teenage girls with body issues.

Her advice: “The earlier you learn you should focus on what you have — and not obsess over the things you don’t have — the happier you will be,” she said.

ABC News asked Poehler what her question to “Ask Amy” might have been when she was 13.

“Honestly? My question probably would have been like, ‘I’m so flat-chested. What do I do about it?’” she said. “My answer would be like, ‘Enjoy it while you can. Being flat-chested is great. Clothes fit and it’s amazing.’”

Poehler said she had to overcome her own self-conscious when she worked on “Saturday Night Live’s” “Weekend Update.”

“You’re doing fake news,” she said. “You’re playing a character and that character is Amy Poehler. … You have to deliver jokes.”

Earlier this week, she and Tina Fey of “30 Rock” were tapped to be the hosts of the 70th Golden Globes. The two have worked together on “Saturday Night Live” and appeared side by side in sketches as Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and Hillary Clinton.

“It’s a really nice feeling to have your friend with you during terrifying moments,” Poehler said. “The country was watching so it felt very electric. ”

Poehler now has two sons, Archie and Abel, who she said keep her in the “very present moment.”

“Every time I get in my head, my boys are like, ‘Hey, hey. Right here. Let’s live this moment now, right here,” she said.

Poehler shared the advice she wished someone had given her when she was 13:

“That you pretty much already know what you need to know,” Poehler said. “You have it. That thing that you know about yourself, the real core of who you are is there. You just have to kind of keep listening to it and your life will unfold the way it’s supposed to, if you listen to yourself first.”

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Tuesday
Oct162012

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Tapped to Host the Golden Globes

Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic | Jason Kempin/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- A pair of NBC actresses will host the Golden Globe Awards in January.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which presents the Globes, announced Monday night that 30 Rock star Tina Fey and Parks and Recreation's Amy Poehler will emcee the 70th Golden Globe Awards.  NBC will air the ceremony live from Beverly Hills on Jan. 13.

The president of the HFPA said in a statement, "The unparalleled comedic timing of Tina and Amy will surely have viewers wanting to tune in to see them in action."

Fey and Poehler have a long history together.  They worked together on Saturday Night Live and in the 2008 film Baby Mama.

Fey has won two Golden Globes for her performance on 30 Rock.

Ricky Gervais hosted the previous three Globes telecasts, courting controversy with his snarky remarks directed at celebrities.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Thursday
Sep062012

Will Arnett and Amy Poehler Separate

Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- One of Hollywood’s funniest couples, Will Arnett and Amy Poehler, are separating after nine years of marriage. A representative for the couple confirmed the separation to Us Weekly.

Arnett, 42, and Poehler, 40, have two sons together, Archie, 3, and Abel, 2.

The two have appeared together on screen in a number of projects, including TV's Arrested Development and the films Blades of Glory and the animated Monsters vs. Aliens. In 2010, Arnett guest starred in an episode of Poehler’s NBC comedy Parks and Recreation.

The two may cross paths at the Emmy Awards on Sept. 23. Poehler is nominated for best lead actress in a comedy and best writing, both for Parks and Recreation. Arnett is nominated for best guest actor in a comedy for playing nefarious exec Devon Banks on 30 Rock.

This was the first marriage for Poehler and the second for Arnett, who married actress Penelope Ann Miller in 1994. They divorced a year later.

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