02:11 PM EDT 03/03/2014
Originally posted 02/28/2014 11:30AM
Look out, Pawnee! FLOTUS is coming to town.
Originally posted 02/27/2014 07:15PM
After bidding a bittersweet goodbye to Rashida Jones and Rob Lowe, Parks and Recreation returns Thursday with plenty of Pawnee action. Though Ann and Chris are gone, there's now room for other characters to take the spotlight – and we're hoping Retta's Donna Meagle gets more time to shine.
Speaking to PEOPLE, Retta revealed she's pushing for love. Donna has enjoyed a wild dating life, but Retta thinks it's time for a real relationship.
"I want there to be a romantic interest in her future, and I keep bringing it up to our executive producer," Retta says. "I've kind of put it in his brain, and I believe that he shall hook a sister up, as they say."
Originally posted 02/06/2014 08:45AM
It's no surprise to hear that Amy Poehler is all about girl power.
Originally posted 12/13/2013 10:15AM
Amy Poehler won't be Tweeting, pinning or posting a selfie anytime soon.
"I'm not a real social media person. I'm not on Twitter," the Parks and Recreation star and Golden Globes cohost tells Paper Magazine for its holiday gift guide issue. She also notes that she finds people can be mean online – even when they don't intend to be.
"I try not to read too much online because I always get my feelings hurt, even if someone's flattering you," says Poehler.
Originally posted 11/10/2013 03:25PM
Just months before his 50th birthday, Killing Kennedy star Rob Lowe is experiencing a career renaissance – but he is most excited about his life as a family man.
"My work life is so chaotic and we live in Santa Barbara so it is a very long drive but I'm home every night and I wake up in a beautiful area with my family," Lowe tells PEOPLE. "Sometimes on days off I don't even leave the property."
And although the past few months has been a busy time for the Parks and Recreation star, he is taking extra care to savor his last few months with his youngest son, John Owen, 18, before he goes off to college, following in the footsteps of his brother Matthew, 20, who is in his second year at Duke University.
"They are both so academically advanced," says the proud papa. "They have also been a handful at times but I wouldn't have it any other way. In fact, if they had not been I would have worried where my DNA was!"
Originally posted 10/17/2013 08:45PM
"I had a very special moment with him today. He recognized me when I came home," the Parks and Rec star tells PEOPLE
Originally posted 07/31/2013 08:15PM
It's true – Chris Traeger and Ann Perkins are peacing out of Pawnee.
Mike Schur, Parks and Recreation's executive producer, confirms that Rob Lowe and Rashida Jones are set to exit the series.
"The news about Rob and Rashida is true – they will be leaving the show after the 13th episode of the upcoming season six. We've been working on their storyline (on and off) for four seasons now, and heading into this year, with the two of them contemplating parenthood, it felt like a natural time to move them into the next phase," Schur said in a statement.
Originally posted 12/15/2011 06:00PM
A penchant for patterned sweaters, a mustache that toes the line between handsome and handlebar, and chest hair thick enough to combat wintry temps: Zach Galifianakis's newest character looks undeniably like another macho man.
Best known for his role as petulant Ron Swanson on NBC's Parks and Recreation, Nick Offerman's unique brand of anti-trend manliness seems to have rubbed off on Galifianakis, who debuted a similar look Tuesday on the New Orleans set of his as-yet-untitled comedy.
Treating himself to some Sun Chips, funnyman Galifianakis enjoyed a fruit smoothie while tooling around town in pleated denim slacks – his smartphone at the ready in a handy hip holster.
Originally posted 12/12/2011 08:20AM
Rashida Jones has probably made you laugh on shows like The Office and Parks and Recreation. Any men interested in dating her should be kind enough to return the favor.
"Funny is important … He doesn't have to laugh at my jokes. He has to make me laugh," the actress (and one of PEOPLE's Most Beautiful in 2002) said Friday on CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight.
Not that dating is her biggest priority right now. "My career right now is very time consuming. And I like it that way. It's good," she says.
And when she does meet guys? "I'm also … you know, I'm picky," she says.
Originally posted 09/29/2011 03:00PM
This fall's hottest, funniest, sweetest actor stepping up to the plate and generating the most buzz with critics and moviegoers? Is it Brad Pitt … or could it be Chris Pratt?
Best known as the lovable goofball Andy the shoe shiner on NBC's Parks and Recreation, Pratt, 32, is earning rave reviews for his portrayal of former Oakland A's baseball player Scott Hatteberg in the Oscar contender Moneyball.
Discovered by a director while waiting tables in Maui at the age of 19, the Seattle-area native next stars opposite real-life wife Anna Faris in the romantic comedy What's Your Number, in theaters on Friday.
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