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CBS Bets on Will Arnett, Anna Faris and Toni Collette

CBS Upfronts: Will Arnett Shares the Laughs, Anna Faris (Finally) Arrives

Originally posted 05/16/2013 08:30AM

CBS is the warrior king of networks, and its upfront typically feels like the ritual unfurling of an illustrated tapestry of conquests.

This year's event included the cast of How I Met Your Mother, now heading into its final season, singing a parody of Les Misérables beneath yellow umbrellas on the Carnegie Hall stage.

David Letterman, who is now the official anti-Jimmy of late night, made a brief (and rare) appearance, and Robin Williams, a high-profile addition to the lineup with a new sitcom called The Crazy Ones, gave the crowd a few moments of fast-riffing standup. He mentioned prostitutes, cocaine, FOX News and the notoriously bizarre variety show Pink Lady and Jeff.

Here are three shows that struck me as keepers, at least for as long as the audience will have them.

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Patti Stanger Blogs: What Happened Between Amy Poehler & Will Arnett?

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Patti Stanger Blogs: How a Woman's Success Can Affect Her Relationship

Originally posted 09/13/2012 04:00PM

Love and relationship expert Patti Stanger is a best-selling author and the star of Bravo's Millionaire Matchmaker. She'll be blogging regularly for PEOPLE.com about celebrity relationships. Get Patti's advice on all things love, sex, relationships, astrology, fashion, beauty, recipes and more on PattiKnows.com.

Amy Poehler and Will Arnett have decided to end their marriage after nine years. I know. I'm sighing, too. They were funny, so affectionate and both of them are just downright cute. I think all of America had a raging couple crush on these two and we're all hurting with them. Ben and Jerry's, order for 300 million, please!

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Amy Poehler and Will Arnett Separate

UpdatePosted 09/07/2012 06:15AM

Amy Poehler and Will Arnett Separate

Originally posted 09/06/2012 07:00PM

Amy Poehler and Will Arnett are calling it quits.

The comedic stars, who wed in August 2003, are ending their marriage, a rep for both actors confirms to PEOPLE.

The pair have seen happier times.

In 2005, the Parks and Recreation star, 40, told PEOPLE, "He makes me feel very safe. You can have a lot of adventures if you have someone by your side."

Arnett, 42, who currently stars on NBC's Up All Night, said that he "immediately had a talent crush" on Poehler.

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Amy Poehler &  Will Arnett Welcome Baby No. 2

Amy Poehler and Will Arnett Welcome Baby No. 2

Originally posted 08/06/2010 02:00PM

Baby makes four for Amy Poehler and Will Arnett's growing family.

The Parks and Recreation star, 38, gave birth to the couple's second son Friday morning, her rep tells PEOPLE.

Abel James Arnett weighed in at 7 lbs., 13 oz., and joins older brother Archie, who was born in October 2008.

"Amy, Will, Abel and Archie are all healthy and resting comfortably," says the rep.

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Amy Poehler, Will Arnett Expecting Baby No. 2


Amy Poehler, Will Arnett Expecting Baby No. 2

Originally posted 03/17/2010 12:35PM

Amy Poehler and Will Arnett's funny family is growing.

A rep for the Parks and Recreation star confirms that Poehler, 38, is pregnant with her second child. Further information, including a due date, has not been released.

The new addition will join big brother Archie, 16 months, whom the former Saturday Night Live cast member delivered in Oct. 2008.

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Will Arnett: Baby Is 'Thinking About Smiling'


Will Arnett: Baby Is 'Thinking About Smiling'

Originally posted 11/13/2008 07:10AM

With parents like Amy Poehler and Will Arnett, is it any wonder that baby Archie is already cracking a smile?

"He's loving being a baby right now," the proud papa told PEOPLE Wednesday night, as the American Museum of Moving Images saluted Ben Stiller. "He's thinking about smiling. He's trying to decide if he's ready or not."

It's only a matter of time, predicts SNL costar Bill Hader.

"That kid's got hilarious parents," Hader told PEOPLE, adding that Saturday Night Live star Poehler is "an amazing mom." "That kid is going to be the funniest. We're going to have Archie Arnett being saluted here in about 30 years."

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Amy Poehler Gives Birth to Baby Boy


Amy Poehler Gives Birth to Baby Boy

Originally posted 10/26/2008 12:20AM

Comedians Amy Poehler and Will Arnett have welcomed their first child, a boy.

Archie Arnett was born on Saturday and weighed in at 8 lbs., 1 oz., their rep Lewis Kay said in a statement.

"Amy, Will and Archie are all healthy and resting comfortably," Kay said.

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SNL Star Gets Psyched for Michael Phelps | Michael Phelps

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SNL Star Gets Psyched for Michael Phelps

Originally posted 09/08/2008 12:00PM

Saturday Night Live castmember Kristen Wiig is counting the minutes until the NBC show returns this weekend. One big reason? The season's first host.

"I'm excited to meet Michael Phelps!" she told PEOPLE at a bash celebrating her film Ghost Town at the Toronto Film Festival. "He's gonna be naked in all the sketches I write, for sure."

But the 23-year-old Phelps, who won an astonishing eight gold medals at the 2008 Summer Olympics, will still have plenty of costume changes.

"There are some people that you can just picture with a wig on and it's funny," she said at the event sponsored by Hollywood Life magazine. "He's one of those people."

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Amy Poehler Celebrates Emmy Nom With 'Ice-Cream Shots' | Amy Poehler, Will Arnett

Amy Poehler Celebrates Emmy Nom With 'Ice-Cream Shots'

Originally posted 07/17/2008 02:35PM

With a baby on the way, Amy Poehler says she and husband Will Arnett will celebrate her Emmy nomination with prenatal care in mind.

"Ice-cream shots!" Poehler tells PEOPLE after she was nominated for outstanding actress in a comedy series on Saturday Night Live.

"It's super hot," adds Arnett. "So it'll be a lot of staying indoors, getting ice cream, and keeping cool."

The comedy couple don't know the sex of their child, and haven't prepared a nursery yet, but they say they've still got some time yet to get ready.

"I think it drops in October," Arnett, 38, says. "We're very excited."

Poehler jokingly confesses there might be another issue they have to deal with first.

"My brother said when they announce the nominees I'll take up two of the five boxes," Poehler, 36, says.
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Amy Poehler and Will Arnett Expecting a Baby | Amy Poehler, Will Arnett


Amy Poehler and Will Arnett Expecting a Baby

Originally posted 04/28/2008 01:40PM

Baby Mama star Amy Poehler is about to be one herself.

The Saturday Night Live regular, 36, and her husband, Will Arnett, are to become first-time parents, their rep Lewis Kay confirms to PEOPLE.

The baby is due in late fall.

The couple have been married since 2003.

This has been a big week for Poehler. Baby Mama, costarring Tina Fey, landed in the No. 1 box-office spot this weekend, and her Nickelodeon show, The Mighty B, also debuted.

Arnett, 37, is currently shooting the big-screen comedy When in Rome with Kristen Bell.
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