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Amy Poehler and Will Arnett split: Who is Hollywood's next funniest couple?

I remember chuckling at some of the Twilight fans that were so broken up when Kristen Stewart and Rob Pattinson’s fairy tale romance was ripped apart. But then yesterday happened, and I read the news that Amy Poehler and Will Arnett are no longer together.

I’m not joking. I feel… sad. And I’m not alone. “It’s ridiculous just how much the Amy Poehler/Will Arnett split is bumming me out. I’m listening to Sigur Ros, staring at the wall, numb,” tweeted EW’s Darren Franich.

Hyperbole, sort of, yet the couple — who had been together for nine years and have two young sons — was adored by just about everyone — certainly by fans of Saturday Night Live, Arrested Development, and NBC’s Thursday night comedies. They were cute together, but more importantly, they were hilarious. Maybe I’d want to go to Cannes with Brangelina, but I would’ve wanted to live around the block from and barbecued with the Arnetts. Any list of Funniest Celebrity Couples had them at or near the top. READ FULL STORY

EWwy Awards: 'An election we all can agree on,' says Rob Lowe

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It’s Day 3 of voting for EW’s 5th Annual EWwy Awards for the Emmy-snubbed, and today’s reminder comes courtesy of Rob Lowe, a nominee for Best Actor, Comedy, alongside his Parks and Recreation castmate Adam Scott, Community‘s Joel McHale, The Big Bang Theory‘s Johnny Galecki, and Up All Night‘s Will Arnett. Campaigning is not only welcome, it’s encouraged! Use the hashtag #EWwy.
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'Parks and Rec' blooper reel just as great as you'd hope -- VIDEO

What’s even better than winning your City Council election against Paul Rudd?

This Parks and Recreation season 4 blooper reel, which only makes us long for the days of more new Parks and Rec (Sept. 20!) Check out Amy Poehler and Co. try – and fail – to keep it together between takes.

To be fair, you’d have trouble keeping a straight face if your job was to say “Is she powdering her vagina?” a bunch of times in a row. I’m looking at you, Adam Scott. Most shocking of all, Jerry (Jim O’Heir) didn’t seem to be wrecking any scenes.

Watch the clip –complete with actual Ron Swanson laughter – below: READ FULL STORY

EWwy Awards 2012: Which Supporting Actor is the tougher race?

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It’s Day 2 of voting for EW’s 5th Annual EWwy Awards, honoring the shows and actors snubbed by the Emmys, and already, a themed has emerged in the comments: That Supporting Actor race is brutal — whether you’re talking drama or comedy.

The comedy nominees are Parks and Recreation‘s Nick Offerman, Chris Pratt, and Aziz Ansari, along with Community‘s Danny Pudi and Donald Glover. (Vote here.) The drama nominees are Fringe‘s John Noble, Boardwalk Empire‘s Michael Pitt, Mad Men‘s John Slattery, The Killing‘s Joel Kinnaman, and Justified‘s Walton Goggins. (Vote here.) Which category is tougher? We’re resisting the urge to type a new poll. Here’s what readers are saying: READ FULL STORY

EW's 5th Annual EWwy Awards for the Emmy-snubbed: Voting starts now!

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It’s September, which means it’s once again time for the EWwys, EW.com’s annual awards honoring the shows, actors, and actresses that should’ve been nominated for an Emmy but weren’t. This year’s nominees are a combination of those who made EW critic Ken Tucker’s Emmy wish list and those who readers felt were most grievously snubbed when the Emmy nominations were announced in July. Check out the nominees in the five EWwy Comedy categories and vote for your favorites hereClick through the nominees in the five EWwy Drama categories and cast your votes here. Polls will remain open through Sept. 13. Winners will be announced Sept. 14. There are trophies involved, to which two-time EWwy winner Courteney Cox can attest: READ FULL STORY

Chat live with Retta during 'Breaking Bad' this Sunday at 10:00 p.m. ET

By popular demand, this Sunday at 10:00 p.m. ET, Retta will be chatting live with you during the new episode of Breaking Bad. The actress, stand-up comedian, and prolific tweeter — best known for her role as bureaucrat Donna Meagle on NBC’s Parks & Recreation — will add her snarky commentary as Walt and Jesse continue to pick up the pieces of their meth-dealing operation and Hank investigates the German conglomerate that funded Gus Fring.

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Emmy noms announced Thursday: What surprise would make you happiest?

Emmy nominations will be announced tomorrow at 8:40 a.m. ET on Emmys.com, read aloud by Scandal‘s Kerry Washington and Parks and Recreation‘s Nick Offerman. (UPDATE: Due to weather and travel delays, Offerman will not make it to L.A. for the announcement. Emmys host Jimmy Kimmel will join Washington.) Leading up to the deadline for ballots to be returned, EW.com spoke with some of the actors and showrunners on our wish list in our Emmy Watch series. But which surprise would make you happiest? READ FULL STORY

Nick Offerman and Craig Robinson go eyeball-to-eyeball in Chi-town staredown -- EXCLUSIVE

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In another lost season for the Chicago Cubs, Nick Offerman might actually be the team’s MVP. The Parks and Recreation star has gone brim-to-brim with Chicago White Sox partisan Craig Robinson of The Office during a trio of rivalry ads for New Era caps, and at the very least, the mustachioed Offerman has gained an intangible edge over his adversary by simply knowing how to properly break-in a baseball hat. That said, Robinson is clearly superior when it comes to singing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame.”

So we knew it was going to come down to this. By this I mean an old-school Windy City staring contest. In the fourth and final New Era ad, the two settle things like children men. Neither seems willing to back down — though Yankees superfan Alec Baldwin would scoff at their pathetic need for a bathroom break. Watch the season’s final clip below, and then review a behind the scenes montage of the making of the commercials.

Oh, and if you’re really into “wins” or “results,” the White Sox are sitting pretty in first place in the AL Central while the Cubs are languishing in fifth in the NL Central, 13.5 games back of the Reds. Buuuuut they have won four in a row! (So yes, they’re due for another loss.) READ FULL STORY

Happy birthday, Nick Offerman and Aubrey Plaza!

Fact: Ron Swanson hates birthdays. Loud noises, crowds, corporate scams, and general merriment? Ugh. The worst. But it’s hard not to celebrate when Nick Offerman shares a birthday with Parks and Recreation co-star Aubrey Plaza, who plays his equally lovable but equally curmudgeonly assistant April Ludgate.

Offerman turns 42 today, and Plaza turns 28. Yup, you read that right — Ron Swanson may be a wise old father figure of sorts to April, but there’s only a 14-year age gap between the two actors. (The shared birthday also means they’re both Cancers, which is totally appropriate considering how crabby their characters are.) READ FULL STORY

Craig Robinson hits a high note in Cubs/White Sox rivalry

Nick Offerman is a man of many talents. He can literally build boats with his bare hands and he can probably whittle a decent depiction of Ernie Banks in the time it takes you to read this post. But he cannot, for the love of Harry Caray, sing a lick. At least that’s the premise of the latest New Era Rivals ad that pits his Cub-loving fan against Craig Robinson’s South Side rooter. Offerman’s attempt at singing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” would give Simon Cowell a seizure. As Robinson says, “You sound like a donkey being touched inappropriately.”

Robinson, on the other hand, has a gift. He is the Marvin Gaye of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame.” Watch and listen. READ FULL STORY

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