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'The Muppets': Our Favorite TV Stars Join Mahna Mahna Craze

by Chris Harnick, posted Nov 23rd 2011 10:35AM
The Muppets Mahna MahnaIt's safe to say we're pretty flipping excited for 'The Muppets' movie.

Not only does the new film star Jason Segel, Amy Adams, Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy, but some of our favorite TV stars like Rashida Jones and Neil Patrick Harris round out the cast. And just like us, they're not immune to the Mahna Mahna song.

In the video below, Jones, Harris, Ken Jeong and more of our favorite scene-stealers join the Mahna Mahna phenomenon.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the video is promoting MuppetsMahnaMahna.com, a site where fans can upload clips of themselves singing the classic song.

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Rashida Jones Talks Fake Sex With Rob Lowe, Political Passion as a Child (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Aug 25th 2011 3:19AM
Rashida Jones, 'Chelsea Lately'Rashida Jones wound up working in government on 'Parks & Recreation' because of her character's passion for the issues. It's a passion the actress shared to a serious degree when she was younger. She talked on 'Chelsea Lately' (Weeknights, 11PM ET on E!) about sending letters to government officials all the time.

"Why do you think things have changed?" she joked. "Because of me."

Chelsea Handler noted the comparison between Jones and her character, except for one glaring difference. "I mean obviously you weren't f****** Rob Lowe when you were growing up," she quipped.

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'Wilfred' Convinces Guest Rashida Jones He Knows Who's Going to Die (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jul 22nd 2011 6:27AM
Rashida Jones, 'Wilfred'Remember that cat that people thought could predict who was going to die? Well, apparently that ability exists in dogs, too. Either that or 'Wilfred' (Thu., 10PM ET on FX) went on a killing spree this week.

Rashida Jones guest-starred as a worker at the hospice clinic Ryan volunteered at so he could impress his neighbor and seem like he was doing something good with his life. And, because he seems to take him everywhere, Wilfred tagged along.

Rashida treated Ryan terribly at first, jaded by volunteers who showed up just to look good ("People do that?") before quickly leaving. But when Wilfred lay down next to a patient who then died, she saw in him a miracle and in Ryan a hero.

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Julie Benz Gets Supernatural Pilot Role, Richard Hatch Heads to Prison and More TV News

by Chris Harnick, posted Mar 14th 2011 6:15PM
Julie BenzUh oh. 'No Ordinary Family' star Julie Benz has booked a pilot role. Good for her, but bad for the future of the ABC superhero series.

In CBS's untitled medical drama, Benz will play the sister to Patrick Wilson's Michael. The drama follows Michael, a doctor whose life is changed when his ex-wife dies, but she then begins teaching him life lessons from the beyond the grave.

According to Deadline, Benz's character is an unfocused single mom with a heart of gold.

ABC had no comment on the future of 'No Ordinary Family,' but both its stars, Benz and Michael Chiklis, have new pilot roles. The new shows are in second position to their current series, of course.

In other TV News ...

'Celebrity Apprentice' and 'Survivor' star Richard Hatch has reported to prison. He'll serve nine months for failure to pay back taxes on his 'Survivor' winnings. [Hollywood Reporter]

ABC's 'Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition' will premiere Monday, May 30, at 10PM. The series documents the quest of obese people as they set out to drop the pounds. [Entertainment Weekly]

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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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Rashida Jones, Craig Ferguson Talk Favorite Celebrity Sex Tapes (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Jan 18th 2011 6:10AM
Rashida Jones Talks Sex Tapes on 'Late Late Show'Craig Ferguson and Rashida Jones aren't familiar with many celebrity sex tapes (so they say), but both are admittedly fans of the infamous Tommy Lee/Pamela Anderson one.

On 'The Late Late Show' (weeknights, 12:37AM ET on CBS), Jones called it "so entertaining," and the host described it as "kind of charming." He explained, "If you watch the whole thing -- as I have done many times -- very little of it is actually porn."

Nowadays, celebrities' sex tapes are staged, complained Jones, with "night vision," moisturizer and good hair. Ferguson then suggested the two of them make a sex tape during the commercial break. "Great. I'd love to," joked the actress.

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Amy Poehler Serenades Rashida Jones, Jimmy Fallon Serenades ... Questlove? (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Sep 24th 2010 6:19AM
Amy Poehler Serenades Rashida Jones; Jimmy Fallon Serenades ... Questlove?On 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon' (weeknights, 12:37AM ET on NBC), comedienne Amy Poehler expressed her "love" for Rashida Jones, her 'Parks and Recreation' co-star. But then, Amy's enthusiasm turned out to be kind of ... infectious. And not in a good way. More like infectious in a creepy way.

After Poehler declared her love for Rashida, host Jimmy Fallon became overtaken by the spirit of romance. Who did he express his undying passion for? Questlove, the 39-year-old male drummer for The Roots, Jimmy's house band. "I love ... Questlove," he said, in a slightly too intense tone of voice.

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Rashida Jones Shares Her Paris Hilton-As-Spy Comic Book on 'Late Late' (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Sep 10th 2010 10:50AM
Rashida Jones Discusses Her Comic Book on 'Late Late'Rashida Jones -- musician, writer and 'Parks and Recreation' actress -- can now add "comic-book author" to her resume. She brought an issue of 'Frenemy of the State' to show Craig Ferguson on 'The Late Late Show' (weeknights, 12:37AM ET on CBS), and he was extremely impressed and excited.

Or was it shock? "You seem surprised," said Jones. Ferguson perused a few pages and said, "Attractive girl wearing lingerie -- I'm in!" Well, her story (with co-writer Will McCormick) is more than that. It follows "a socialite who is recruited to work for the CIA," Jones explained.

None other than Paris Hilton served as Jones' inspiration: "What if Paris Hilton ... has this secret life that none of us know, and she's fooling us all and she's like a mad genius?" Not that she really thinks that. But what if? Ferguson replied, "You're blowing my [beep] mind, man!"

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Rob Lowe on 'Parks and Recreation' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted May 14th 2010 12:40AM
Rob Lowe on 'Parks and Recreation'Rob Lowe is appearing on 'Parks and Recreation' (Thu., 8:30PM on NBC). And a very special guest means some very special making out.

[Spoiler alert.]

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The Proposal on 'Parks and Recreation' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted May 6th 2010 10:50PM
The Proposal on 'Parks and Recreation'What's the most stress-inducing way to propose marriage? Well, you could ask someone to marry you in front of a huge audience at a major sporting event. Or you could ask someone to marry you during a live television broadcast. The second option is the one that's attempted on 'Parks and Recreation' (Thu., 8:30PM ET on NBC). As you might expect, it doesn't go that well.

[Spoiler alert.]

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'Parks and Recreation' - 'The Possum' Recap

by Kona Gallagher, posted Mar 12th 2010 1:02AM
parks and recreation (S02E18) I miss the pit. It's been a while since we've heard anything about it, so it was nice to have it mentioned again. Even though Leslie may not have her favor with the mayor's office (I guess she'll just have to live with an un-laminated bus pass), I'd like to see something happen with the now-filled-in giant hole in the ground.

Leslie clearly has more important things on her plate, like possum-wrangling. The whole task force thing could have been just ridiculous, and don't get me wrong-- it was, but there was one thing that saved it: the fact that there was an actual possum running around on Andy's neck. How he didn't just vomit to death, I'll never know. Chris Pratt deserves a raise though.

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Review: Parks and Recreation - Hunting Trip

by Kona Gallagher, posted Nov 19th 2009 10:56PM
parks and recreation(S02E10) This episode is nice, because Leslie finally gets what she's wanted since the very beginning of the series: to be one of the guys. I know I talk about this a lot, but it's just because the writers have done such an exceptional job: I love how Leslie is actually competent in some areas, instead of being the bumbling fool they wrote her as at the beginning of the first season.

When she says she's an excellent hunter, it's not just self-delusion: she's actually an excellent hunter. Well, we really don't see enough to determine whether or not she's "excellent," but she totally bagged a quail on her first try and she didn't shoot Ron in the head, so she's at least pretty good compared to the rest of her hunting party.

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Justin Theroux Lands Major Recurring Role on 'Parks and Recreation'

by Leonard Jacobs, posted Nov 17th 2009 11:26AM
Multihyphenate actor-writer-director Justin Theroux is all set to park himself on TV next year -- and TV, if Theroux's track record is any indication, will be so much the better for it. Writer Michael Ausiello reports on his Entertainment Weekly blog that the 38-year-old big-and-small screen star is joining the cast of NBC's 'Parks and Recreation.'

While he'll be playing things all platonic opposite Rashida Jones' Ann (who is playing things all more-than-platonic with Paul Schneider's Mark), Theroux is a very possible love interest for Amy Poehler's Leslie.

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Rashida Jones on 'Parks and Recreation' and Returning to 'The Office'

by Andrew Scott, posted Nov 12th 2009 11:00AM
Rashida Jones Parks and RecreationAfter getting caught in between Jim and Pam on 'The Office,' actress Rashida Jones has moved on to another Thursday night NBC comedy: 'Parks and Recreation,' co-starring Amy Poehler.

Rashida plays Ann Perkins, a nurse who is now dating Leslie's (Poehler) co-worker, Mark (Paul Schneider) -- a big improvement, considering that her last relationship quite literally ended in the pits.

'Parks' -- which was just renewed for a full second season -- has seen a big improvement from season 1, says many critics and fans. But according to Jones, that's not entirely the case.

AOL TV recently chatted with the star about the quality of season 2, the pickup news and whether Karen will ever return to 'The Office.'

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Review: Parks and Recreation - Kaboom

by Kona Gallagher, posted Oct 23rd 2009 3:02AM
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No more pit! I figured that the giant hole would eventually be filled in, but I had a feeling that it would take much longer than this. But after only 12 episodes of the entire series, Ann now sees a dirt lot when she looks out of the window of her home. Oh, progress.

Speaking of progress, I haven't been the biggest fan of Andy, but I enjoyed him in this episode. Before, when he turned up, it was mostly just to show how pathetic he is, but this week, in addition to that, he actually helped move the plot along in a big way. He gave up $100,000 for Ann, which honestly, seems like a terrible idea to me. I understand that he's in love with her and all, but there's no guarantee that she's going to get back with him, and a hundred grand is a hundred grand, you know?

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