As Amy Poehler settled into her seat for her conversation with Caryn James in Kaufman Concert Hall and her fans screamed shrilly in ecstasy on Friday night, one of the few young men in the crowd raised his hands in a heart shape.
Ms. Poehler hearted him back.
The producer, writer and star of NBC’s Parks and Recreation praised and teased her friends and colleagues, reminisced about her different gigs and doled out advice, all peppered with her trademark humor.
NBC’s Parks and Recreation has had a lot of (deserved) good fortune recently. After rumors to the contrary, the fan favorite was renewed for a full fifth season, and the show was also awarded a Peabody Award, because, as the Peabodys’ website put it, the show “never condescends or caricatures. Instead it confronts the characters with problems from the trivial to the serious.” Truth!
But tragedy has befallen the cast: as seen at the awards luncheon this today, Nick Offerman, who plays the lushly mustachioed, dark-haired Ron Swanson, is now a bearded blond. (Or possibly a redhead?)
What explanation could there possibly be? See the slideshow for a couple of angles on the problem. (We’re also wondering if Aubrey Plaza and Amy Poehler coordinated on their fashion-shorts ensembles?)
Despite the rumors that New York City shut down entirely on Saturday night so that everyone could go to our nation’s capital and watch Jimmy Kimmel tell his high school teacher to “eat it,” Manhattan star stragglers were seen out and about. The Avengers premiere closed out the Tribeca Film Festival. (Turns out no other director wanted to Read More
Last night saw the opening of the Tribeca Film Festival with the premiere of The Five-Year Engagement at the Ziegfeld Theater. (So it’s not in Tribeca. Who’s keeping score, anyhow?) Here are a few of the luminaries who stopped by to support the festival and its splashy opening film!