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Amy Poehler, Seth Rogen win American Comedy Awards

Amy Poehler and her NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation were big winners at last night’s American Comedy Awards, taking home the trophies for best comedy actress in television and top TV program.

The pre-taped awards ceremony made its broadcast network debut, airing on NBC for the first time. Craig Robinson and the Nasty Delicious served as the house band for the ACAs, which honored Bill Cosby with the Johnny Carson Award for Comedic Excellence. While introducing The Cos, Chris Rock acknowledged the strong, positive influence the comedian brought to a mainstream audience, saying: “Without The Cosby Show back then, we might not have a black man in the Oval Office today. Obama is the first black president, but Bill Cosby is the man to act like the first black president.”

Film winners included This Is the End, which was named top film and scored directing honors for Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, and The Heat, which took home best screenplay and earned Melissa McCarthy a best actress nod. Will Ferrell won the best actor award for his role in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, but wasn’t able to attend the ceremony. Billy Eichner accepted the statue in his honor, delivering some of then night’s best lines. Watch his speech below: READ FULL STORY

Amy Poehler finally returned Seth Meyers' credit card -- VIDEO

Weeks ago, Seth Meyers and Amy Poehler went to dinner together, as friends do. They split the bill, as friends do. And then they accidentally took each others’ similar-looking credit cards, as friends do. But when Meyers gave back Poehler’s credit card, she failed to return the favor and continued to spend money with his… as identity thieves do.

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Seinfeld, Stewart, Fey & more salute insult master Don Rickles: The night's best jokes

“On the Mount Rushmore of stand-up comedy, there are four faces, in my opinion: Richard Pryor, George Carlin, Bill Cosby — and Don Rickles,” Jerry Seinfeld declared at the top of Tuesday’s all-star tribute to legendary insult comic Rickles. The show — taped two days before Rickles’ 88th birthday — will air on Spike TV Wednesday, May 28.

Clearly, the biggest names in comedy agree with Seinfeld’s assessment. The evening, filmed in Harlem’s historic Apollo Theater, included tributes and mini-roasts of “the Merchant of Venom” from Bob Newhart, Jon Stewart, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and David Letterman, as well as some good-natured ribbing from Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro (who worked with Rickles on 1995′s Casino), and a truly bizarre, rambling reminiscence from Johnny Depp. (The general gist: When they first met, Rickles didn’t make fun of Depp — and the actor’s had a complex about it ever since.)

Give or take a few old-fashioned groaners — blame These Changing Times, which make the sort of racial humor Rickles often employed feel outdated — the event was packed with laughs from beginning (when Newhart, who’s been best pals with Rickles since the dawn of time, dropped in via video) to end (when Rickles finally got a chance to fire back). Even more impressive: The octogenarian, famous for improvising putdowns, apparently performed his final set  without the help of either notecards or the teleprompter. Here’s a preview of the night’s funniest gags, in roughly chronological order:

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Amy Poehler won't give back Seth Meyers' credit card -- VIDEO

Tip: Don’t mix up your credit card with Amy Poehler’s. She will steal yours.

At least, that’s what happened to Poehler’s pal Seth Meyers when they accidentally switched cards after splitting a dinner bill. As Meyers explained on Late Night earlier this week, once he realized the mix-up, he made a plan with Poehler to messenger the cards to each other. Meyers followed through; Poehler did not. Instead, after receiving her credit card, she took a selfie with the two credit cards and a fan of cash to send to Meyers with the hashtag “#upperhand.” That crazy Amy!

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Amy Poehler pretends to be Pitbull on 'Billy on the Street' -- VIDEO

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This week’s big Billy on the Street takeaway? If you see someone in a Pitbull mask, chase after them. It might be Amy Poehler!

Poehler recently stopped by Billy Eichner’s show, and a preview clip released on Funny or Die this morning shows the Parks and Rec star in a Pitbull mask, running up to innocent bystanders before revealing something even better than the “Timber” rapper: Her own face.

The best part, as always with these videos, are people’s reactions, from normal excitement to blasé acknowledgment. (Also, that moment when Billy mistakes a lady for a dude.) Side note: What is with all these people not having seen Parks and Rec? DO THEY KNOW WHAT THEY’RE MISSING? EICHNER HAS A RECURRING ROLE ON THAT PROGRAM.

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'The Simpsons' spoofs those 'Mad Men' previews -- VIDEO

Mad Men has made a name for itself by airing maddeningly vague previews of the coming week’s episode. (Oh, right — it also won the hearts and minds of American TV critics — and the Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series four years in a row.) To promote its new episode at 8 p.m. on Sunday, Fox’s The Simpsons is getting all Mad at you by offering up a tease that will leave you none the wiser for having seen it. Check it out.

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Fine, we won’t leave you totally in the dark. In the episode, which is a sequel to season 16′s “Future-Drama” and is set 30 years in the future, Homer gets a new clone every time he dies, Lisa’s husband is a zombie version of Millhouse, and Bart clashes with his ex-wife, Jenda (voiced by Amy Poehler), who is romantically entangled with a crab-like alien. READ FULL STORY

Amy Poehler honors Julia Louis-Dreyfus at TV Academy event: 'Movies are dumb, and TV is awesome'

Parks and Recreation star Amy Poehler couldn’t have said it better in a room filled with TV executives and stars: “Movies are dumb, and TV is awesome. If we take away anything from the night, let’s all remember that TV is better than film and everybody knows it.”

Poehler was introducing Julia Louis-Dreyfus as one of six honorees inducted into the Television Academy’s 23rd Hall of Fame Tuesday night during a ceremony at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.  Other inductees included David E. Kelley (Boston Legal, The Crazy Ones), former Tonight Show host Jay Leno, News Corp. executive chairman Rupert Murdoch (who was also celebrating his 83rd birthday), and ABC television executive Brian Stoddard. Ray Dolby, inventor, engineer and founder of Dolby Laboratories, was also inducted posthumously.

Dancing With the Stars co-host Tom Bergeron, who earlier Tuesday announced his plans to leave ABC’s staple  America’s Funniest Home Videos, hosted the TV industry event. EW was on the scene as well — check below for a selection of the night’s best moments and quotes:

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'Parks and Recreation' lock attached to Paris bridge is missing, and people aren't happy

Bad news for believers in Parks and Recreation and the good of humankind: The lock Ben and Leslie attached to Paris’ Pont des Arts Neuf bridge in the show’s 100th episode has disappeared.

Ben surprises Leslie with a trip to Paris after her last day in office, and once there, they snap the lock (reading “LESLIE AND BEN” with a bright red heart) to the bridge. We all thought it would stay forever until a Tumblr post first alerted the world to the disappearance. The poster was in Paris recently and, being a Parks and Rec fan, decided to go on a mission to find the lock. But once they arrived at the sacred spot, they found the lock was gone. “Whoever you are, super hardcore Parks fan, you kinda suck,” the poster wrote. Agreed.

Series co-creator Michael Schur posted the news on Twitter, commenting it “stinks” that someone stole the lock and asking the thief to bring it back. He even said “please.”
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'Monuments Men' stars George Clooney, Matt Damon, more talk Golden Globes revenge with EW Radio -- VIDEO

After Tina Fey made a Golden Globes joke about George Clooney and the age of the women he likes to date, the Hollywood prankster planned his revenge, with the help of some Matt Damon stationery. That was just one of the many anecdotes Clooney shared with EW Radio during the Monuments Men Town Hall, which airs Friday at 1 p.m. ET on Sirius XM 105. People and Entertainment Weekly editorial director Jess Cagle led the talk, which included Clooney and Monuments Men co-stars Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Bob Balaban, and Hugh Bonneville.

In addition to their pranking behavior, the group also revealed what they would be doing if they weren’t acting (someone needs to remind Matt Damon that he already is a writer — an Oscar-winning one!). The movie, which opens Friday, is inspired by the true story of a group of museum directors, curators, and art historians who entered Germany at the end of World War II to rescue artwork taken by the Nazis. Oscar winners Cate Blanchett and Jean DuJardin also star.

During the chat on Wednesday, Clooney revealed he sent a fake letter to Tina Fey and co-host Amy Poehler, seemingly from Damon, asking for an apology for his own Globes dig about being considered the “garbageman” in the room. When Damon later received two large fruit baskets at his home, he knew something was up. Watch the clip below to get the full story:
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Sundance 2014: Join us for a Google+ hangout with Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd! -- VIDEO

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It’s a Wet Hot American Summer reunion! EW and YouTube are bringing together writer/director David Wain, writer Michael Showalter and the cast of They Came Together, a new romantic comedy from the team behind the 2001 cult hit. They Came Together  premieres Friday night at Sundance, but you can get a preview from stars Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd, plus more of the hilarious cast along with Wain and Showalter as we chat with them live at YouTube on Main Street Friday at 9:30pm ET/ 6:30pm PT.

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