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Rashida Jones and 10 Other Second-Generation Celeb Success Stories

Rashida Jones and 10 Other Second-Generation Celeb Success Stories

Originally posted 01/23/2016 09:00PM

This week, the comedy series Angie Tribeca premiered on TBS. And while the show is the brainchild of a comedy power couple, Steve Carell and Nancy Walls Carell, star Rashida Jones is herself the daughter of two famous people: music producer Quincy Jones and Mod Squad actress Peggy Lipton. (They shot a scene together!)

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People Picks

Maya Rudolph's Shocking Discovery About Her Slave Ancestors on Finding Your Roots: 'I Just Think of My Daughter'

Originally posted 01/19/2016 10:30AM

When Maya Rudolph sets out to learn about her past on Tuesday's episode of the PBS genealogy show Finding Your Roots, she has a simple wish – to establish an identity.

"I have this thing where I just feel I can be anyone," she tells host Henry Louis Gates Jr. of being the biracial daughter of the late soul singer Minnie Riperton and music composer and producer Richard Rudolph. "And I think being mixed, too, I kind of, sort of grew up feeling a little orphaned by the idea of my heritage."

The Saturday Night Live vet adds, "I know I'm from 'peoples,' but I don't know who they are. I want to know people's names, I want to know what they did, I want to know where they lived. I want to go as far back as possible."

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Saturday Night Live

Amy Poehler Reunites with Maya Rudolph to Bring 'Bronx Beat' Back to SNL – and They Aren't Fans of Star Wars

Originally posted 12/20/2015 10:25AM

Saturday Night Live vets Amy Poehler and Tina Fey jumped into a few of their familiar characters when they hosted this weekend's episode of the sketch show. And naturally, they brought along a few friends, like Maya Rudolph, who reprised her role alongside Poehler for "Bronx Beat."

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The Force Is with Them: Sisters Stars Amy Poehler and Tina Fey Joke About Going Up Against Star Wars

Originally posted 12/03/2015 02:00AM

It's the battle of the box office ticket sales between Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Sisters when both films hit theaters Dec. 18.

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VIDEO: The Hatchlings from The Angry Birds Movie Wish You Happy Holidays in This Exclusive Clip

Originally posted 11/30/2015 09:00AM

Prepare yourself for cuteness overload and a dash of holiday cheer!

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Late Night

Maya Rudolph Parodies Rachel Dolezal on Late Night with Seth Meyers

Originally posted 06/23/2015 12:20PM

Maya Rudolph found herself in a hairy situation on Monday night.

The comedian reunited with fellow Saturday Night Live alum Seth Meyers on Late Night and proceeded to pull off an impression of embattled former NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal, who has been widely criticized for passing herself off as African-American.

"I remember Tina [Fey] saying when Sarah Palin was happening, everyone kept saying ... her doorman's like, 'You gotta be Sarah Palin!' But it happens to me every day, people are like, 'Oh, it's too bad, you haven't been on SNL since 2007. You have to play this lady.' "

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The Best (and Weirdest) Advice from 2015's Famous Commencement Speakers | Matthew McConaughey

The Best (and Weirdest) Advice from 2015's Famous Commencement Speakers

Originally posted 05/18/2015 05:15PM

Graduation season is well underway, as many colleges and universities across the country have already celebrated, and said farewell, to the class of 2015. No graduation ceremony would be complete without a commencement address, often done by a renowned guest.

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Saturday Night Live: Celebrating the 40th Anniversary Special's Best Comebacks and Cameos

Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live: Celebrating the 40th Anniversary Special's Best Comebacks and Cameos

Originally posted 02/16/2015 05:10PM

Saturday Night Live's 40th anniversary had enough star power to light up all of Manhattan. Even at three and a half hours long, some of the much-hyped appearances left us wanting more – in a good way. Whether their sketches were sentimental or sidesplitting, five celebrity regulars and five SNL vets stood out from the remarkable pack.

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