Celebritology 2.0: Parks and Recreation


Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 11/08/2012

Biden to appear on ‘Parks and Recreation’; mother of ‘Modern Family’ star denies abuse claims

Also Jermaine Jackson wants to become Jermaine Jacksun. For art.

By Jen Chaney  |  08:45 AM ET, 11/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Political Statement | Tags:  Morning Mix; Parks and Recreation

Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 10/26/2012

‘Parks and Recreation’: Amy Poehler, Adam Scott and Mike Schur on the big moment in this week’s episode

“When I read that scene, I cried,” Amy Poehler says.

By Jen Chaney  |  02:49 PM ET, 10/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Parks and Recreation

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 09/20/2012

Amy Poehler appeared on ‘Tonight Show,’ did not mention Will Arnett and smoked a cigarette

She smoke, she drank (sort of), and she talked “Parks and Rec.”

By Jen Chaney  |  12:26 PM ET, 09/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 09/14/2012

The ‘Parks and Recreation’ premiere: A first look at the D.C. scenes

This is what happens when you mix Pawnee with D.C.

By Jen Chaney  |  12:45 PM ET, 09/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Parks and Recreation, Amy Poehler, Chris Pratt, TV

Posted at 04:07 PM ET, 07/23/2012

On-set with ‘Parks and Recreation’: Challenges ahead for Ben and Leslie?

Possible Ben and Leslie troubles, Chris Pratt talks parenthood and more.

By Jen Chaney  |  04:07 PM ET, 07/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Parks and Recreation, Amy Poehler, Chris Pratt, Adam Scott, Aubrey Plaza

Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 07/19/2012

John McCain, Barbara Boxer and Olympia Snowe to guest star on ‘Parks and Recreation’

Leslie Knope is going to attempt to hobnob in Washington. We assume this won’t go smoothly.

By Jen Chaney  |  05:01 PM ET, 07/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Parks and Recreation

Posted at 03:12 PM ET, 07/19/2012

The 10 most egregious Emmy nomination snubs

A list of the biggest oversights.

By Jen Chaney  |  03:12 PM ET, 07/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Emmy Awards, Parks and Recreation, Walking Dead, Mad Men

Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 07/10/2012

Is ‘Parks and Recreation’ coming to Washington?

The short answer is: Maybe.

By Jen Chaney  |  03:36 PM ET, 07/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Parks and Recreation

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 06/08/2012

Aubrey Plaza on ‘Safety Not Guaranteed,’ Judy Garland and dreams of a ‘Parks and Rec’ pregnancy

She also talks about time travel.

By Jen Chaney  |  01:15 PM ET, 06/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies | Tags:  Aubrey Plaza, Summer Movies, Parks and Recreation

Posted at 08:49 AM ET, 05/11/2012

‘Parks and Recreation’: The election results are in

So did Leslie Knope win?

By Jen Chaney  |  08:49 AM ET, 05/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Parks and Recreation

Posted at 05:07 PM ET, 05/10/2012

The ‘Parks and Recreation’ finale: Will Leslie Knope win?

What to think about as the finale approaches.

By Jen Chaney  |  05:07 PM ET, 05/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Parks and Recreation

Posted at 04:56 PM ET, 04/27/2012

A behind-the-scenes look at the ‘Parks and Recreation’ offices: Photos

For your sake, I hope your desk is not as disgusting as Andy Dwyer’s.

By Jen Chaney  |  04:56 PM ET, 04/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Parks and Recreation

Posted at 07:57 AM ET, 04/27/2012

Amy Poehler of ‘Parks and Recreation’: ‘I’m a lot lazier’ than Leslie Knope

A conversation with the city council candidate who (eventually) crushed during her big debate.

By Jen Chaney  |  07:57 AM ET, 04/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Parks and Recreation

Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 04/25/2012

Nick Offerman of ‘Parks and Recreation’ on the appeal and meme-ability of Ron Swanson

In which Offerman talks about his dreams of hosting “SNL” and his affection for Ron Swanson art.

By Jen Chaney  |  01:14 PM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Parks and Recreation

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 04/24/2012

Adam Scott of ‘Parks and Recreation’ on the future for Ben and Leslie and Chris Pratt’s artistic talents

During a conversation on the set, we learn important things about the random drawings hanging in Scott’s trailer.

By Jen Chaney  |  12:02 PM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Parks and Recreation

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 04/13/2012

Nick Offerman shows us all how to make a Ron Swanson bobblehead (Video)

“All you need are some tools, part of a tree and a whole lot of moxie.”

By Jen Chaney  |  12:01 PM ET, 04/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Parks and Recreation

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 01/20/2012

Paul Rudd: Where his ‘Parks and Recreation’ character and movie roles meet

I see shades of Andy from “Wet Hot American Summer,” as well as Peter Klevin from “I Love You, Man.”

By Jen Chaney  |  11:15 AM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Parks and Recreation

Posted at 08:44 AM ET, 11/04/2011

‘Parks and Recreation’: Five life lessons from ‘End of the World’

A list of the key things that the Pawnee Parks and Rec gang taught us this week.

By Jen Chaney  |  08:44 AM ET, 11/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Parks and Recreation

Posted at 12:06 AM ET, 10/14/2011

‘Parks and Recreation’: Five life lessons from ‘Pawnee Rangers’

This week’s “Parks and Rec” episode teaches us important lessons about acupuncture and being a Pawnee goddess.

By Jen Chaney  |  12:06 AM ET, 10/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Parks and Recreation

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 10/08/2011

What’s the connection between a Nobel Prize winner and ‘Parks and Recreation’?

It’s Retta, the woman who plays the sassy Donna Meagle and happens to be the niece of Nobel winner and Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

By Jen Chaney  |  11:25 AM ET, 10/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Parks and Recreation

Posted at 12:12 AM ET, 10/07/2011

‘Parks and Rec’: Five life lessons from ‘Born & Raised’

In which Leslie Knope’s book about Pawnee provides a few teaching moments.

By Jen Chaney  |  12:12 AM ET, 10/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Parks and Recreation

Posted at 09:56 PM ET, 09/29/2011

‘Parks and Rec’: Five life lessons from ‘Ron & Tammys’

This week’s episode taught us many important things about personal and corporate finance.

By Jen Chaney  |  09:56 PM ET, 09/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Parks and Recreation

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 09/27/2011

Sue Sylvester of ‘Glee’ vs. Leslie Knope of ‘Parks and Rec’: Who would you vote for?

A look at what each of the fictional Midwestern political candidates brings to her respective pop cultural campaign.

By Jen Chaney  |  04:23 PM ET, 09/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV, Glee, Parks and Recreation

Posted at 12:39 AM ET, 09/23/2011

‘Parks and Rec’: Five life lessons learned from the season premiere

As always, Tom Haverford and Ron Swanson have so much to teach us.

By Jen Chaney  |  12:39 AM ET, 09/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Parks and Recreation

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 01/18/2011

See the new totally NSFW 'Parks and Recreation' promo

The new season of "Parks and Recreation" kicks off on NBC Thursday evening. Just in time to ride the viral video tradewinds, the cast launched the following promo video -- featuring an eff-bomb dropping Rob Lowe -- on FunnyorDie.com (did I mention that the language is TOTALLY NSFW?): Oh, and that line Lowe drops about owning Miramax? He's not kidding....

By Liz Kelly  |  01:35 PM ET, 01/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  TV, TV | Tags:  Parks and Recreation