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How Paul Rudd Turned Being the Nicest Guy in the Room Into Superstardom

How Paul Rudd Turned Being the Nicest Guy in the Room Into Superstardom
By all accounts, there are very few people in Hollywood nicer than Paul Rudd. If you search "Paul Rudd nice guy" on Google, a lengthy list full of headlines with variations on the phrase pop up, reminding you that his co-stars love him (Amy Poehler has described him as "Mr. Perfect"), fans love him, the press loves him—everyone loves him. Stephen Colbert went so far as to drop character during a 2014 interview with Rudd on The Colbert Report and label him "the nicest person on the planet." Since his breakthrough in the iconic (and soon to possibly be reimagined as a dramatic TV series) 1995 comedy Clueless through his appearances on Friends as Phoebe's eventual husband Mike, his...
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TV News Roundup: NBC Announces ‘Making It’ Season 2 Premiere Date

  • Variety
In today’s TV news roundup, NBC announced the “Making It” Season 2 premiere date and HBO Max greenlit a new docuseries from Brad Goreski and Gary Janetti.

Dates

Hosts Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman will return with the second season of “Making It” on NBC Dec. 2. After the show’s holiday season premiere, the show will continue Dec. 3-5 and Dec. 9-10 before closing with a two-hour finale on Dec. 11. “Making It” is executive produced by Poehler, Offerman, Nicolle Yaron, Kate Arend, Dave Becky and Pip Wells.

Greenlights

HBO Max has commissioned a new lifestyle docuseries from celebrity stylist Brad Goreski and producer Gary Janetti. Tentatively titled “Brad and Gary To To…” the show is inspired by the couple’s Instagram stories and will follow them as they embark on their world journey, trying different cuisines in the process. Goreski and Janetti will produce alongside Matt Anderson, Nate Green, and
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TVLine Items: High School Musical Renewed, Making It Premiere and More

High School Musical: The Musical: The Series is graduating early: Disney+ has handed a Season 2 renewal to the show before it even makes its streaming debut on Tuesday, Nov. 12.

Inspired by Disney Channel’s trio of Zac Efron/Vanessa Hudgens movies, the series follows a group of high school students who put on a performance of High School Musical as their fall production, only to realize that just as much drama happens offstage as onstage. Shot as a mockumentary, each episode will include one original song, as well as one new version of a song from the HSM franchise.

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‘Making It’ Gets Season 2 Premiere Date; Will Take Over NBC’s ‘Bluff City Law’ Slot

  • Deadline
NBC has set a December 2 premiere date for the second season of its Amy Poehler-Nick Offerman Diy competition series Making It. The show will take over the 10 p.m. Monday slot from freshman drama Bluff City Law, which the network said today will not get a back order.

Making It, from Universal Television Alternative Studio, will get an unconventional sophomore run, airing from 10-11 p.m. nightly from December 2-5 and 9-10 before wrapping with a two-hour finale starting at 9 p.m. Wednesday, December 11. It premiered in the summer and was renewed in August.

In the competition, eight talented “Makers” from across the country are given a variety of handmade projects with the hopes of impressing Parks and Recreation alums Poehler and Offerman and expert judges Simon Doonan and Dayna Isom Johnson. In Season 2, the Makers will take fans on a journey ranging from office makeovers to three-dimensional holiday creations,
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Amy Poehler's Netflix movie Moxie gets Hadley Robinson and Lauren Tsai

  • The AV Club
According to Deadline, Hadley Robinson and Lauren Tsai have joined the cast of Moxie, Amy Poehler’s adaptation of Jennifer Mathieu’s book of the same name. The movie is going to Netflix, and it’s about a girl from a small town who “is inspired by her mother’s Riot Girl past and starts a feminist revolution at her high…
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‘Little Women’ Actress Hadley Robinson to Star in Amy Poehler’s ‘Moxie’

  • Variety
‘Little Women’ Actress Hadley Robinson to Star in Amy Poehler’s ‘Moxie’
Utopia” and “Little Women” actress Hadley Robinson has been tapped to star in Amy Poehler’s next directorial effort “Moxie.”

Lauren Tsai is also on board to co-star in the Netflix movie.

Moxie” follows a teenage girl (Robinson) from a small town who is inspired by her mother’s Riot Girl past and starts a feminist revolution at her high school.

Tamara Chestna adapted the screenplay, which is based on the book by Jennifer Mathieu. Poehler will produce through her Paper Kite banner along with Morgan Sackett and Kim Lessing.

The pic marks Poehler’s second time behind the camera, following her feature directorial debut with the Netflix comedy “Wine Country.” Poehler also starred in the movie alongside Maya Rudolph, Rachel Dratch, Ana Gasteyer, Paula Pell, Emily Spivey, Tina Fey, Maya Erskine, Jason Schwartzman, and Cherry Jones.

Robinson recently wrapped shooting the pilot for the upcoming HBO Lakers series “Showtime
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Hadley Robinson, Lauren Tsai Star In Amy Poehler-Directed Netflix Film ‘Moxie’

  • Deadline
Hadley Robinson, Lauren Tsai Star In Amy Poehler-Directed Netflix Film ‘Moxie’
Up-and-coming actresses Hadley Robinson and Lauren Tsai are set as the leads of Moxie, the Netflix original film which will serve as the second directorial feature outing for Amy Poehler. The film is based on Jennifer Mathieu’s same-titled book and was adapted by Tamara Chestna.

Slated to go before cameras at the end of this month, the pic tells the story of a girl (Robinson) from a small town who is inspired by her mother’s Riot Girl past and starts a feminist revolution at her high school

Poehler’s Paper Kite is the production company. It’s the same company that produces the Netflix hit series, Russian Doll. Poehler is producing Moxie with Morgan Sackett and Kim Lessing.

Robinson stars in the upcoming Amazon series, Utopia, and will appear in Sony’s Little Women remake from Greta Gerwig. Tsai starred in the Japanese reality series, Terrace House: Aloha State,
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Amy Poehler's 'Moxie' Finds Its Star With Hadley Robinson

Amy Poehler's 'Moxie' Finds Its Star With Hadley Robinson
Hadley Robinson and Lauren Tsai are set to star in Moxie, the latest directorial effort from Amy Poehler.

Penned by Tamara Chestna (After), the Netflix coming-of-age comedy tells of a girl (Robinson) from a small town who is inspired by her mother’s riot-girl past and starts a feminist revolution at her high school.

Poehler is producing via her Paper Kite banner, along with cohorts Morgan Sackett and Kim Lessing. The project is an adaptation of the book by Jennifer Mathieu.

Shooting is set to begin later this month.

Moxie is Poehler’s second feature as a director. She previously helmed Wine ...
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Pen America To Honor ‘A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood’ And ‘Unbelievable’, Sets Toni Morrison Tribute

  • Deadline
Pen America To Honor ‘A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood’ And ‘Unbelievable’, Sets Toni Morrison Tribute
Exclusive: Pen America is set to honor Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster, the writing duo behind the forthcoming award season film A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood and the creative team behind the Netflix series Unbelievable at its 2019 LitFest Gala, which will take place on November 1 at the Beverly Wilshire in Los Angeles.

Fitzerman-Blue and Harpster will receive the Award for Screenplay Excellence for the Mr. Rogers biopic while the Award for Television Excellence will go to the Unbelievable team which includes Showrunner/Writer/Director/Executive Producer Susannah Grant, Writer/Executive Producer Michael Chabon, Writer/Executive Producer Ayelet Waldman, and Executive Producer Sarah Timberman (on behalf of Timberman and her producing partner Carl Beverly).

In addition, actor and Reading Rainbow icon LeVar Burton will deliver a tribute to the legendary Toni Morrison a long-time Pen America winner and Nobel Prize winner. She will be recognized for her unparalleled contributions to literature,
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Why we should watch out for Kirsten Dunst (‘On Becoming a God in Central Florida’) at the Golden Globes

Why we should watch out for Kirsten Dunst (‘On Becoming a God in Central Florida’) at the Golden Globes
Are we underestimating Kirsten Dunst (“On Becoming a God in Central Florida”) at the Golden Globes? After Phoebe Waller-Bridge (“Fleabag“) took over the Emmys in September, our early odds say that aura will extend to the Golden Globes as well, but Dunst is in a good position to possibly upset.

The Golden Globes often follow what’s trendy and cool, and Waller-Bridge fits that description to a T. She’s one of the most admired TV comedy creators since Tina Fey during the heyday of “30 Rock.” But “Fleabag” is competing for its second season. Like the Emmys, the Globes didn’t nominate “Fleabag” at all in its first year, so it remains to be seen if the small, mercurial Hollywood Foreign Press Association that decides the Globes will jump on the bandwagon too.

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The Globes also tend to gravitate
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Inside Pearlena Igbokwe’s Journey to Hollywood and Universal TV

  • Variety
Pearlena Igbokwe was an English major at Yale, so it’s no surprise that she loves the process of reading and analyzing a literary work, breaking down the text and identifying its major themes and conclusions. In grade school, she was the type of kid who didn’t groan when a book report was assigned.

These instincts have served Igbokwe well in her nearly 30 years as a creative executive in television. But the Showtime and NBC alum, who has headed Universal Television since 2016, didn’t know what work lay ahead in the spring of 1985, as her sophomore year at the Ivy League college was coming to an end. She only knew she needed to hurry up and find a summer job. While scouring the listings and fliers tacked up on the walls of the career services center at Yale, she was immediately intrigued by a notice described as a “summer
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Parks and Recreation: 10 Times Jerry Deserved Better

NBC's hit sitcom Parks and Recreation provides a mockumentary inside view of how to run city government in small-town USA. Here, we meet unforgettable characters like the quirky but tough Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler), the outdoorsy and grumpy Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman), the scheming young woman April Ludgate (Aubrey Plaza), and more as they try to keep their hometown of Pawnee, Indiana running.

Related: Parks and Recreation: All Of Andy's Personas Explained

And in any office, there's one guy who seems to take all the blame. Enter Gary "Jerry" Gurgich (Jim O'Heir), who always gets a good day's work done but manages to attract blame, teasing, pratfalls, and more. But through it all, Jerry is a genuinely wonderful person and family man, and there's plenty of times when he puts up with way too much. When were ten times (out of many) when Jerry deserved better?
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It's Oct. 3, and the Irl Aaron Samuels Is Celebrating Mean Girls Day Like a Plastic

It's Oct. 3, and the Irl Aaron Samuels Is Celebrating Mean Girls Day Like a Plastic
Yep, it's been 15 years since Amy Poehler and Tina Fey graced us with the magic of Mean Girls, and in honor of the film's anniversary, Jonathan Bennett - aka thee Aaron Samuels - is sharing his unofficial Burn Book full of recipes with the world. During an episode of Christy's Kitchen on YouTube - Kim Possible star Christy Carlson Romano's cooking show - Bennett unveiled The Burn Cookbook: A Parody, Real Recipes to Feed Your Inner Plastic ($17), and even Regina George wouldn't be able to resist the I Can't Help That I'm So POPular Popcorn he and Christy made.

The cookbook also includes recipes like Fetch-uccini Alfredo, Face Smells Like a Foot Peppermint Bark, Just Stab Caesar Salad, and, of course, Cheese and Crackers For Eight People. If cooking isn't exactly your fifth sense, the video also features some cool Mean Girls shoutouts and fun facts that are basically
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The Mean Girls Cast — Including Lindsay Lohan — Reunites on Mean Girls Day for a Special Cause

The Mean Girls Cast — Including Lindsay Lohan — Reunites on Mean Girls Day for a Special Cause
Happy Mean Girls Day!

On Thursday, the cast of the beloved 2004 comedy reunited for a special cause in honor of Mean Girls Day. The holiday is celebrated on Oct. 3 every year — the same day that Mean Girls character Aaron Samuels asked Cady Heron what day it was in math class.

Stars Lindsay Lohan, Jonathan Bennett, Amanda Seyfried and more joined together to create a special video message in support of the Thirst Project, encouraging fans to donate money to build a fresh water well in Uganda with the hashtag #MeanGirlsDoGood.

Bennett — who played Aaron Samuels in the film — opens up the video by joking,
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Leslye Headland Hits Her Stride as Writer-Director and Co-Creator of ‘Russian Doll’

  • Variety
Leslye Headland Hits Her Stride as Writer-Director and Co-Creator of ‘Russian Doll’
Eighteen months ago in the dead of a punishing winter night, Leslye Headland was directing the show of her bizarro dreams while dodging airborne trash. “We were shooting until six in the morning,” she recalls, wincing. “After a while, people were throwing their garbage at us. East Villagers were screaming at us, ruining our takes. They were over it!” Lightly harrowing as the experience was, Headland can’t blame them. And besides, the shoot might have been a pain, but it was for “Russian Doll,” the wildly trippy Netflix series she co-created with Natasha Lyonne and Amy Poehler that dropped in February and changed her life forever.

“I’m trying to enjoy it, but I’m in shock,” Headland says over a strong coffee at SoHo’s Ludlow House social club, of which she’s a member. Not even mid-filming assurances from her wife — “Russian Doll” actor Rebecca Henderson, with
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The 15 Greatest Moments From Amy Poehler and Tina Fey's Friendship

The 15 Greatest Moments From Amy Poehler and Tina Fey's Friendship
The friendship between Amy Poehler and Tina Fey is the gift that just keeps on giving. We first met the pair as they both began to rise to fame on Saturday Night Live, where Tina served as the show's first female head writer, and the two became the show's first, and to date, only all-female anchor team during the popular Weekend Update segment on October 2, 2004. The two were longtime friends, meeting while taking classes at ImprovOlympics in Chicago in the early '90s, and when Amy joined SNL in 2001, four years after Tina had started as a writer, it was the beginning of something great—not just for us, but the two talented comedians, as well. "I was so happy," Tina wrote in her 2011...
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‘Search Party’ Creators Launch Podcast About Bad Hollywood Managers With Abby Elliott

Shortly after announcing it would revive the legendary “National Lampoon Radio Hour,” alternative comedy podcaster Forever Dog is unveiling an eclectic slate of new launches, including a scripted show from Charles Rogers and Sarah Violet-Bliss, creators of TBS’ critical hit “Search Party.” Billed as an “irreverent send-up of the entertainment industry,” “Conference Call” follows a group of inept Hollywood talent managers through a series of chaotic company-wide conference calls.

Rogers and Violet-Bliss lend their vocal talents to a cast that includes dynamic sister duo Abby Elliott and Bridey Elliott (daughters of “Schitt’s Creek” star Chris Elliott), as well as “Search Party” writer Jordan Firstman. IndieWire is debuting an exclusive clip of “Conference Call” below.

That’s not all, however, as “Full Frontal With Samantha Bee” performer Mitra Jouhari is also getting her own show, a narrative series titled “F**k Hut Music School for Teens.” Described as if “Riverdale” were on Adult Swim,
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Sesame Street 50 Years and Counting

An American institution turns fifty, and the disc release to mark the event is a very long (almost six hours) compendium of uncut historical segments from the show, without overdubs — Disc one features musical highlights and disc two dramatic and comedic highlights. It’s terrific background material, especially the music disc with the favorite characters both human and muppet. Plus some of my nostalgic favorites — it helps if you once had a baby or toddler in your lap, clapping along with you for these things. I can’t think of a better way to honor the show, and am ready for a followup, with more favorite segments.

Sesame Street Fifty Years and Counting

DVD

Shout! Factory

1969-2019 / Color / 1:77 widescreen (with 1.33 segments pillarboxed) / 350 min. / Street Date October 1, 2019 / 16.97

Starring: Kermit the Frog, will.i.am, Patti Labelle, Amy Poehler, R.E.M., Ricky Gervais, Elmo, Mr.Hooper, Big Bird, Mr. Snuffleupagus,
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Linda Porter, ‘Superstore’ Actress, Dies at 86

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Linda Porter, ‘Superstore’ Actress, Dies at 86
“Superstore” actress Linda Porter died, her representative confirmed on Friday. She was 86.

The actress has portrayed Myrtle on the NBC workplace comedy since its first season. The character was laid off from the Cloud 9 big box store in Season 3, but continued to recur throughout much of Season 4 as well, most recently in the season finale earlier this year.

“Linda wasn’t just hilarious, she was incredibly sweet, energetic and enthusiastic. Working with her brightened everyone’s day,”executive producers Jonathan Green and Gabe Miller said in a statement. “We’re lucky to have been a small part of her long career. The ‘Superstore’ family won’t be the same without her.”

“Here’s hoping the angels don’t call cut right away because your best stuff always came at the end,” her co-star Ben Feldman wrote on Twitter on Friday. “We’ll miss you Linda Porter.”

Also Read: 'Superstore'
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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Leslye Headland

Leslye Headland is a playwright, screenwriter, and director who was born in Maryland in 1981. She is best known for writing the play ‘Bachelorette’ which was adapted into a film in 2012 and she made her directorial debut. She is also known for the 2015 film ‘Sleeping with Other People’ and as the co-creator of the Netflix series ‘Russian Doll’, which she created in collaboration with Amy Poehler and Natasha Lyonne. This series premiered on Netflix on February 1, 2019. Headland has been hired by Netflix to work on several upcoming projects, including a film called ‘Tell Me Everything’. She

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Leslye Headland
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