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Retta: It's Time to 'Hook a Sister Up' on Parks and Rec

Parks and Recreation's Retta Wants More Love for Her Character

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."

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Thor, Artpop and More Critics' Picks for the Coming Week

Thor, Artpop and More Critics' Picks for the Coming Week

Originally posted 11/08/2013 12:00PM

Your go-to guide for what's hot in entertainment this week

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Aziz Ansari Has Some Mad Cooking Skills – No Joke!

Aziz Ansari Has Some Mad Cooking Skills – No Joke!

Originally posted 09/13/2013 04:45PM

The Parks and Rec star shares a frittata recipe straight from Italy, plus the cute story behind it

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James Franco Roast: The 10 Best Jokes | James Franco

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James Franco Roast: The 10 Best Jokes

Originally posted 09/02/2013 04:45PM

For the Comedy Central roast of James Franco, the writer/actor/director/producer was braced for tasteless jokes at his expense. What he didn't know was that all the roasters were fair game, too.

"I've never watched one of these roasts. I chose not to research this so I had no idea that they were going to be roasting each other [too]. I thought I'd be sitting here for two hours bearing the brunt of it so it was a huge relief," Franco said. "I had a great time. Everybody was awesome, solid."

Before it airs Monday on Comedy Central (10 p.m. ET), we've selected some of the best zingers and put-downs to add some sizzle to your Labor Day.

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Seth MacFarlane 'Unable' to Return to Oscars: Who Should Host Next Year? | Seth MacFarlane

Seth MacFarlane Won't Return to Oscars Stage

Originally posted 05/20/2013 03:55PM

After hosting the 85th Annual Academy Awards, Seth MacFarlane drew his fair share of fans and critics.

But the Family Guy creator won't return to the stage to host next year's show, he revealed in a series of Tweets on Monday.

"Traumatized critics exhale: I'm unable to do the Oscars again. Tried to make it work schedule-wise, but I need sleep," he wrote.

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F-Bombs, Stolen Speeches & More! Our Top 5 Emmy Moments | Jimmy Kimmel

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Emmys 2012 Highlights: Jon Stewart, Jimmy Kimmel & More Get Laughs

Originally posted 09/23/2012 10:40PM

The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards will clock in at three hours of entertaining moments. Whether you caught the whole show or just tuned in for red carpet coverage and will catch up on YouTube, here's a countdown of the top five highlights that had us laughing out loud.

5. Jimmy Kimmel's Short & Sweet Opener
Awards show openers aren't usually known for their brevity, but Kimmel kept his monologue short and sweet. "Let's not forget, in a way, all of you are winners tonight, but in a much more literal way, most of you will be losers," he joked. "The important thing is we get out of here and you can put on your fat pants." He kept up the laughs later on as well, quipping, "If you ever wondered what happens during the commercial breaks backstage, try to imagine all your favorite TV stars all in one room, checking their phones and ignoring each other."

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Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz to Present at MTV Movie Awards | Cameron Diaz, Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz to Present at MTV Movie Awards

Originally posted 05/04/2010 09:00AM

There will be movie stars.

Tom Cruise and his Knight and Day costar Cameron Diaz are among the first presenters announced for this year's MTV Movie Awards.The actors will be joined on the starry telecast by Diddy, who is also a confirmed presenter.

In addition, MTV has announced three brand new categories in this year's awards show: Biggest Bad-Ass Star; Best Scared-As-S--- Performance and Global Superstar. For the first time ever, international fans will also have a chance to vote in the latter category by visiting their local MTV Web sites. Meanwhile, North American fans can vote for their favorite nominees in all the categories beginning May 12. Voting lasts until June 5.

This year's MTV Movie Awards will be hosted by Aziz Ansari and will air live on June 6 at 9 p.m. EST.

See Embarrassing Baby Photos of MTV Award Host Aziz Ansari

Originally posted 04/27/2010 01:10PM





Aziz Ansari is used to making people laugh but this time, the joke's on him – well, sort of!

In a new spot to preview this year's MTV Movie Awards, which Ansari will host, stars like Zac Efron, Kristen Bell and Diddy all reveal embarrassing (and hilarious) baby photos of the Parks and Recreation star. Plus, they share the real stories behind the pictures – like that time Ansari was stuck under a television set for six years.

Maybe you just have to watch it to understand.

The MTV Movie Awards will air live, June 6, at 9 p.m. EST.

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