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DC Comics Hero 'Booster Gold' Coming to Syfy and More TV News

by Crystal Bell, posted Nov 22nd 2011 7:00PM
booster gold syfyIf it worked for 'Smallville,' then surely 'Booster Gold' has a shot, right? Syfy has reportedly orded a pilot script for a one-hour drama based on the popular DC Comics franchise, reports The Hollywood Reporter.

Greg Berlanti ('Brothers & Sisters') will serve as an executive producer for the superhero project, while 'Fringe's Andrew Kreisberg will write the pilot and executive produce. Berlanti and Kreisberg last collaborated on ABC's 'Eli Stone.'

As die-hard DC Comics fans know, the series will center on Booster Gold, a washed-up athlete from the future who travels back in time to the present in hopes of becoming the greatest superhero of all time. However, his priorities are a little off. Instead of chasing criminals, his main priority is chasing fame and money. Booster Gold will soon realize that being a superhero means that you actually need to do a little work.

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Katy Perry to Host 'Saturday Night Live' in December

by Laura Prudom, posted Nov 21st 2011 5:00PM
Katy PerryFresh off her special achievement win at last night's 'American Music Awards,' it has been announced that Katy Perry will host 'Saturday Night Live' on Dec. 10.

The Grammy nominee is no stranger to the 'SNL' stage, having performed as the musical guest when Amy Poehler hosted last September.

Still, this will be Perry's first time as the star of the show, following in the footsteps of husband Russell Brand, who had a successful turn as host in February.

Though best known for her musical skills and penchant for winning MTV VMAs (three in 2011, including Video of the Year), Perry is beginning to branch out into acting. She lent her voice to 'The Smurfs' this summer, playing the iconic role of Smurfette, and appeared on CBS' 'How I Met Your Mother' earlier this year, as one of Barney's (Neil Patrick Harris) ditzy dates.

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What Do YouTube's New Celebrity Channels Mean for Movies and TV?

by Michael Hogan, posted Oct 29th 2011 2:50PM
Psst! Hey, smart guy, did you get your million-dollar advance from YouTube?

If not, why not? According to an announcement made late yesterday, hipsters (Vice magazine, Pitchfork.com), actors (Ashton Kutcher, Amy Poehler), rappers (Pharrell, Jay-Z), and seemingly everyone in between (Madonna, Lionsgate, Shaquille O'Neal) have signed on to provide professional content for a series of new channels the Google subsidiary is expected to launch next year, in a deal valued at upwards of $100 million. Each partner will reportedly get an advance of up to $5 million; if and when that's recouped via advertising revenue, the partners will split any additional revenues roughly evenly.

So what, if anything, does this mean for the future of movies and TV?

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Top 5 Clips of the Week: Emmys Beauty Pageant, Sheen Roasts Himself, 'X Factor' Flasher & More (VIDEO)

by Alex Moaba, posted Sep 24th 2011 1:30PM


This week didn't let up. Between the Emmys and the start of Fall TV, it's all kind of a blur -- but there were some moments that stood out.

The Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Emmy nominees putting on a little beauty pageant warmed our jaded hearts, Charlie Harper's death on 'Two and a Half Men' was cathartic and Sheen's speech at his Comedy Central Roast was actually ... funny.

As the week moved on, we fell hook, line and sinker for the publicity stunt that was the 'X Factor' Flasher. And the final TV scene of 'All My Children,' a bizarre cliffhanger overflowing with soapy goodness, pretty much tied the whole week together.

Check out the clips after the jump to relive the week that was, and vote for your favorite in our weekly poll.

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Amy Poehler Talks Genesis of Emmys Beauty Pageant on 'Tonight Show' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Sep 22nd 2011 4:45AM
Amy Poehler, 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno'One of the more memorable moments in this year's Emmy broadcast was when the nominees for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series all came up on stage as their names were announced, to put on a faux beauty pageant. Amy Poehler talked about the genesis of that idea on 'The Tonight Show' (Weeknights, 11:35PM ET on NBC).

It came to light when she and fellow nominee Martha Plimpton were having dinner and remembering when the Emmys was a looser and more unpredictable event. Particularly, she remembered the year that Chevy Chase, Tim Conway and Harvey Corman did much the same thing, storming the stage as their names were called.

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Emmys Comedy Actress Beauty Pageant Was Amy Poehler's Idea (VIDEO)

by Jean Bentley, posted Sep 21st 2011 4:55PM
Parks and Rec Good Day LAAfter such a long summer, it's hard to believe that it's almost time to return to Pawnee, Ind. and catch up with the 'Parks and Recreation' gang.

Stars Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman, otherwise known as Leslie Knope and Ron Effing Swanson, appeared on 'Good Day LA' (weekdays, 9AM PT on Fox) ostensibly to preview Season 4 of the NBC show (premieres Thu., Sept. 22, 8:30PM ET), but they mostly talked about Poehler's hilarious bit at the Emmys on Sunday where the entire Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy category was turned into a beauty pageant.

Unsurprisingly, the entire thing was Poehler's idea (with an assist from fellow nominee Martha Plimpton). And although presenter Rob Lowe planned for it (he had a bouquet and a tiara ready for winner Melissa McCarthy), Poehler shared a fun fact about the actor (and 'Parks and Rec' costar) that you might not know: he carries that tiara everywhere. "To be fair, he does always carry a tiara in his pocket," Poehler joked.

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Emmys Reveal Lots of New, But Familiar, Faces at 'The Office' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Sep 19th 2011 1:21AM
Jason Momoa, 'The 2011 Emmy Awards'By now, everyone knows that Steve Carell has left the building, and James Spader has joined the cast of 'The Office,' but as we saw on 'The 2011 Emmy Awards' (Sun., 8PM ET on FOX), Spader isn't the only new person getting face time at Dunder-Mifflin.

In a very fun video, we got to see a who's who of television in that familiar office chair where the castmembers from the show do their confessionals.

They were all talking about what they hated about their jobs, like Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) hating rapists, sex trafficking and crimes against children -- this is a much darker take for 'The Office.'

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Amy Poehler, Lea Michele and More Comedy Actresses Dish Career Ups and Downs (VIDEO)

by Chris Harnick, posted Jun 15th 2011 5:45PM
Amy PoehlerWhat happens with you throw Amy Poehler, Jenna Fischer, Kaley Cuoco, Lea Michele, Julie Bowen and Teri Hatcher into a room together? Hilarity.

The aforementioned funny ladies gathered as part of The Hollywood Reporter's Emmy Roundtable series to discuss their big breaks, best moments and those bad jobs everybody in the industry seems to have had.

In the video, Poehler attributes the success of her transition from improv to 'Saturday Night Live' to her experience with the Upright Citizens Brigade.

"It's very difficult to comment on your own career," Poehler said, with the other women nodding in agreement. "It's very strange, you kind of want to leave it up to other people to dissect it."

'The Office' star Fischer wasn't shy about revealing details of her career. She admitted to working as a telephone psychic and spending three years working at a car wash.

Watch the videos below.

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TCA Awards Nominate 'Justified,' 'Game of Thrones,' 'Parks and Recreation' and 'Community'

by Maureen Ryan, posted Jun 13th 2011 4:35PM
Critics tend to rave about dramas like 'Boardwalk Empire,' 'Game of Thrones,' 'The Good Wife,' 'Mad Men' and 'Justified,' so it was no surprise to learn that all those awards picked up multiple nominations from the Television Critics Association, which announced its TCA Awards nominees Monday.

The Television Critics Association is an organization of more than 200 television critics and journalists, and this year, the group made some pretty unimpeachable choices.

On the comedy side, 'Parks and Recreation,' 'Louie,' 'Modern Family' and 'Community' picked up multiple nominations.

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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Jersey It Up and Stalk Fallon on 'Late Night' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted May 6th 2011 3:45AM
Tina Fey & Amy Poehler, 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon'Jersey invaded 'Late Night' (Weeknights, 12:37AM on NBC), along with several of Jimmy Fallon's former 'Saturday Night Live' castmates. It was a veritable reunion of the power women of five to ten years ago with Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and Rachel Dratch all appearing.

The video short was an obvious spoof of 'Jersey Shore,' featuring Fey and Poehler as two new girls coming into the club with some very different ideas to most of the gorillas in there.

"Let's have a relationship," Poehler told one guy as they were grinding to the beat.

Fey approached Fallon. "I wanna make babies with you," she said, properly freaking him out.

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Amy Poehler and Sherri Shepherd Do the Dougie on 'The View' (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted May 5th 2011 3:15PM
Amy Poehler Does the Dougie on 'The View'Amy Poehler of 'Parks and Recreation' isn't just a hilariously funny actress. She's also no slouch when it comes to learning hip hop moves on the fly.

Inspired by Michelle Obama's recent performance of the Dougie at a middle school in Washington D.C., Poehler joined Sherri Shepherd in a short version of the dance craze on 'The View' (weekdays, syndicated).

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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Two Peeks at the 'Parks and Recreation' Harvest Festival

by Maureen Ryan, posted Mar 17th 2011 9:45AM
'Parks and Recreation' returns Thursday with a high-stakes episode: Leslie Knope has bet the entire future of the parks department on the success of Pawnee's Harvest Festival. If the festival isn't a hit, she and her colleagues could be out of jobs.

It's a delightful, comedically deft episode, one that depicts in the mildly demented world of Pawnee in loving detail. So it's gratifying that we'll be able to watch a longer version of the episode on the show's site Friday morning. The 'Parks and Recreation' team is creating extended Producers' Cuts of four upcoming episodes, including 'Harvest Festival.'

Details on the Producers' Cuts and two exclusive clips from 'Harvest Festival' are below.

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PaleyFest 2011: The 'Parks and Recreation' Cast Talk Romance, Charlie Sheen and the Return of Tammy

by Laura Prudom, posted Mar 10th 2011 12:00PM
Amy PoehlerRumors of Rob Lowe's career suicide have been greatly exaggerated, according to 'Parks and Recreation' executive producer Michael Schur.

Joined by every P&R star except Lowe (who was visiting colleges with his kids and thus couldn't make it to the panel, conspiracy theorists!), Schur used the forum of PaleyFest 2011 to dispel the histrionic online rumor that one of his series regulars would be abandoning ship to replace Charlie Sheen in 'Two and a Half Men'.

"He's a full-time cast member of the show, he has a very long multi-year contract. This is just a case of someone tossing a name up in the air, and then the Internet lit a match and set itself on fire," Schur reassured the full house of 'Parks and Rec' fans gathered to celebrate the NBC comedy, now entering its third season. TV Squad was on hand at the panel and the press line, so join us after the jump for interviews with the cast and details of what's to come for our favorite nutty government employees. Spoilers ahead.

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Amy Poehler Talks 'Parks and Recreation,' Her Guilty TV Pleasures and Fave Junk Food

by PopEater Staff, posted Mar 6th 2011 4:00PM
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'Parks and Recreation' star Amy Poehler seems to be on top of the world. Her NBC comedy is a critical favorite, she's married to the equally funny Will Arnett and she's got two little boys, Archie and Abel.

She recently spoke to PopEater about the men in her life, getting cast on 'Saturday Night Live' and her TV guilty pleasure.

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Amy Poehler Talks L.A. Road Rage on 'Late Show' (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Feb 23rd 2011 3:45AM
Amy Poehler's Road Rage on 'Late'Amy Poehler's 'Parks and Recreation' series films in Pasadena, Calif. Having lived in New York City for many years (as a 'Saturday Night Live' cast member), driving everywhere is a new experience for her. As is immense road rage, she confessed on 'Late Show' (weeknights, 11:35PM ET on CBS).

"I go so Boston, I get crazy," she said. "I have thrown the double finger -- with my children in the car! I'm not proud of it."

"There you go, mother of the year!" responded David Letterman. She added, "Very satisfying to do though." Indeed.

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