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Matthew! Cate! The Little Prince! What We Can't Wait to See at the Cannes Film Festival

Matthew! Cate! The Little Prince! What We Can't Wait to See at the Cannes Film Festival

Originally posted 05/13/2015 06:25PM

It's that time of year again, when the stars line the Croisette for the Cannes International Film Festival. This year promises to be bigger than ever, with high-wattage celebs including Matthew McConaughey, Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman, Josh Brolin and Charlize Theron planning to show off their star power on the French Riviera. Even the jury is heavy with Hollywood insiders like Jake Gyllenhaal and Sienna Miller, while filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen serve as co-presidents. Here are 11 films the movie world will be buzzing about over their glasses of rosé.

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Inside Out's Phyllis Smith Talks Picking Up Pointers from Amy Poehler

Inside Out's Phyllis Smith Talks Picking Up Pointers from Amy Poehler

Originally posted 05/08/2015 02:40PM

Phyllis Smith may not have an Office anymore, but she sure does like her newest coworker: Amy Poehler.

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Amy Poehler: How an SNL Mistake Led to a Powerful Friendship | Amy Poehler

Amy Poehler: How a Saturday Night Live Mistake Led to a Powerful Friendship

Originally posted 05/07/2015 10:05PM

Amy Poehler learned the hard way that it's easy to make a bad first impression when your job is making fun of people.

The former Saturday Night Live star emphasized her "shame" over inadvertently mocking Anastasia and Alba Somoza, twins born with cerebral palsy, in an SNL skit from 2008.

Delivering a speech at Wednesday's Somoza Palooza, which honored the Somoza sisters and their family, Poehler admitted that the gaffe occurred when, "Without me quite knowing the correct context of what I was doing and saying, I ended up making a joke about a project that was based on her life ... and Anastasia was watching that night."

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From Jan Hooks to Kate McKinnon: Hillary on SNL (Video)

UpdatePosted 04/21/2015 07:00AM

Jan Hooks to Kate McKinnon: A History of Hillary Clinton Parodies on Saturday Night Live

Originally posted 04/20/2015 11:35AM

Though it remains to be seen if the reverse is true, Hillary Clinton has been good for Saturday Night Live.

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10 Celebrities Who Support Equal Pay

10 Celebrities Who Support Equal Pay

Originally posted 04/14/2015 06:00PM

From Patricia Arquette to Emma Watson, stars are speaking out in support of women's rights, specifically regarding wage equality in America.

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Amy Poehler Is Now a Redhead! (PHOTO)

Amy Poehler Is Now a Redhead! (PHOTO)

Originally posted 04/08/2015 11:50AM

Check out her fiery hue

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Parks and Recreation Finale Review: Is America Ready for President Knope?

Parks and Recreation

Parks and Recreation Finale Review: Is America Ready for President Knope?

Originally posted 02/25/2015 01:05AM

Amy Poehler's wonderful Parks and Recreation ended its seven-season run on NBC Tuesday night with an hour-long finale that wasn't strictly necessary: The season had been so good – and so good at building to this goodbye – that the show seemed to have already sneaked out of the room during a game of peek-a-boo.

You took your hands away from your eyes and realized the room was suddenly empty.

At which point you began to cry.

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6 Unforgettable Life Lessons from Parks and Recreation

Parks and Recreation

6 Unforgettable Life Lessons from Parks and Recreation

Originally posted 02/24/2015 07:05PM

Is there an incorrect way to consume alcohol? How should you approach your job? Parks and Recreation has you covered.

Over the course of its seven seasons, the character-driven NBC sitcom has been laugh-out-loud hilarious. For all its gags, though, it's also been at its core about people trying to make the world a better place – in both large, small and pony-hologramming ways.

Though Parks is coming to an end on Tuesday, the residents of Pawnee, Indiana, have provided many pearls of wisdom that fans can clutch when the inevitable Recreation-al hangover hits.

Just know that, however you drink up this knowledge, you're definitely doing it right.

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Parks and Recreation's 7 Best Recurring Gags: From Calzones to 'Treat Yo' Self'

Parks and Recreation

Parks and Recreation's 7 Best Recurring Gags: From Calzones to 'Treat Yo' Self'

Originally posted 02/24/2015 03:40PM

After seven brilliant seasons, Parks and Recreation airs its final episode on Tuesday night.

Though often overlooked despite its longevity and critical acclaim, the writers – with showrunner Mike Schur at the helm – created a rich universe filled with well-rounded characters whose quirks were celebrated often in the form of joke callbacks that were as hilarious on the second, third and 10th time they were told as they were the first.

In advance of the series finale, we thought we'd revisit seven of the best recurring jokes on Parks.

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Parks and Recreation Co-Executive Producer Harris Wittels Dies: Amy Poehler and More Pay Tribute

Originally posted 02/20/2015 10:05AM

[BRIGHTCOVE "20902901" "" "peoplenow"] Following a possible overdose, Harris Wittels was found dead in his Los Angeles home on Thursday night, reports Entertainment Weekly. He was 30.

At the Unite4:Humanity event in Beverly Hills on Thursday, Parks and Recreation star Amy Poehler paid homage to Wittels during her acceptance of the unity award: "So, here's my daily life – today, I lost a friend. I lost a dear, young man in my life who was struggling with addiction and died. Just a few hours before we came," she said.

"Jane [Aronson] and I sat and talked about it. I'm sharing it with you because life and death live so close together and we walk that fine line every day and at the end of the day when things happen in our lives, we turn to people that we love, and we look to our family and our community for support, and we lean on people in a hope that they will ease our pain," Poehler finished.

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