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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

Friday
Mar092012

'Harry Potter' Website Pottermore Scheduled to Launch Next Month

2011 Warner Bros. Ent./ Harry Potter Publishing Rights © J.K.R.(NEW YORK) -- Harry Potter fans waiting for the official launch of the highly-anticipated website Pottermore just need to be a little more patient.

After a six-month delay, the site is now slated to debut in early April.

Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling announced the creation of the website last summer, saying it would provide "an online reading experience unlike any other."  At the time, the website was scheduled to launch the following October.

But that didn't happen after one million fans were invited to test the site and provide feedback.

A new blog post on Pottermore says, "It became clear that our original platform wouldn’t be suitable when millions more users came on to the site.  So we made a big decision: to move Pottermore to an entirely different platform setup."

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Thursday
Jul212011

Zach Braff Says He's Not Gay after Website Hacked

NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Scrubs and Garden State star Zach Braff wants you to know that he isn't gay, but he's "not too straight" either.

The actor's old website was hacked on Wednesday and a message attributed to him was posted on it claiming he was gay.  The fake announcement said, "I am excited and proud that that I am an open member of the homosexual community."

Braff posted his own statement on his Facebook page, saying, "My old website got hacked.  Someone issued a 'coming out' statement on my behalf.  I'm still straight and in love with my girlfriend.  But not too straight; I still love musicals, brunch and Doogie Howser."

In addition, Braff's publicist told E! News that the site that got hacked had not been used by the actor since 2006.

Braff later posted a clip of him and former Scrubs co-star Donald Faison singing "Guy Love" from a past Scrubs episode, declaring, "This song is my official statement."

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

Thursday
Jun232011

J.K. Rowling's Mysterious Harry Potter Website Revealed

Warner Bros.(LONDON) -- After days of speculation and millions of visits to a mysterious Harry Potter-related website of the same name, Pottermore has been revealed.

On Thursday, series creator J.K. Rowling posted a video introduction to the site, which -- contrary to a newspaper report Wednesday -- apparently has nothing to do with finding clues to digging up hidden magic wands in real life.

Instead, Rowling teases that Pottermore -- which will be fully up and running in October -- will give readers "an online reading experience unlike any other.  It's the same story, with a few crucial additions: the most important one is you."

Rowling said she created the soon-to-be interactive site as a way to express how "astonished and delighted" she is by the bespectacled wizard's loyal fans.  "Pottermore will be built, in part, by you," she told fans, and teased "I will be sharing information I've been hoarding for years about the world of Harry Potter."

Rowling said the site will also be the exclusive destination for those who want digital copies of the beloved book series.

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Friday
Jun172011

J.K. Rowling Creates Mysterious New Harry Potter Website

Jaap Buitendijk/Warner Bros. Pictures(NEW YORK) -- Heads up, Harry Potter fans -- it could be that J.K. Rowling isn't quite ready to retire her magical creations.

Rowling has revealed a new website with the intriguing name of Pottermore.com, which so far only features a logo, the author's signature, the message "Coming Soon," and a link to a YouTube channel featuring a countdown clock ticking away the seconds to an announcement Rowling will make at 7 a.m. on Thursday, June 23.

Digitalspy.com reports that 10 Harry Potter fan sites were each given clues that led to a letter in the alphabet.  After all the websites pieced the letters together, they discovered Pottermore.com's address.

A Twitter account has also been created: Twitter.com/pottermore.  A tweet on the page declares, "Looks like the owls are getting ready to deliver some exciting news," and directs visitors to Pottermore.com.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, the final film in the Harry Potter franchise, hits theaters July 15.

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