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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


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

Season Finale Awards: Vote now!

The polls are officially open in our third annual readers’ choice Season Finale Awards. Now through Monday, vote for your favorites — or least favorites — in 20 categories. We’ll crown the winners Tuesday. READ FULL STORY

Nick Offerman willing to do anything to help his Cubs -- WATCH

Question: How many bears could Ron Swanson wrestle? Answer: All of them. But how many brown bears would semi-immortal Nick Offerman wrestle if it would guarantee that his beloved Cubbies would finally win a World Series? It’s one of the many deep questions answered in New Era’s new rivalry ad with Offerman and White Sox fan, Craig Robinson. To summarize, this is how far Offerman is willing to go: ride a saddled pig to Lake Michigan in December, naked, completely shaved, with Wieners Circle chardogs as fingers. Hmmm… those chardog fingers would be a liability against the bears. Watch the latest clip below. READ FULL STORY

'Parks and Recreation' finale react: Election results are in!

SPOILER ALERT: This post contains precious information about the winner of the Pawnee City Council Election of 2012. If you haven’t seen tonight’s episode of Parks & Recreation, treat yo’self and don’t click through! READ FULL STORY

‘Parks and Recreation’ season finale: So, what happens if Leslie wins?

Tonight brings an end to the storied city council campaign of Leslie Knope, whose troubled election path has seen funeral-crashing bus tours, awkward pie-centric assassination attempts, bowling alley brawls and a pair of pitch-perfect competitors in guest stars Paul Rudd and Kathryn Hahn. Still, we’ll find out tonight whether Leslie manages to beat the odds and land a spot on the Pawnee city council… but then what happens?

Sure, we all want to see Leslie emerge victorious (because when Leslie is sad, the sun burns out and all the world’s puppies turn into monkfish). But if “Knope We Can” can in fact conquer–and Leslie winds up with a victory–what would that mean for season five? I’ve got a few theories on the election outcome: READ FULL STORY

EW's Morning Bite: And the best sound bite from last night is...

Submitted by Ashley:

“Everybody says they care about the issues, but at the end of the day all anyone wants is free clothing shot at them from a cannon.” 

– Ben (Adam Scott) on how easily voters can be persuaded on Parks and Recreation

Check out the rest of your quote submissions from Thursday, May 3, and come back tonight to share your pick for best sound bite!


Jimmy Fallon and Amy Poehler reminisce about their favorite (fake) film collaborations -- VIDEO

Poignant, daring, and set entirely within the walls of one seriously mysterious attic, Who Is “Mark Pelpy”? — a CGI-filled thriller starring Amy Poehler and Jimmy Fallon — is one of film history’s greatest mysteries. Or, at least, it might be… if it were real.

Both Poehler and Fallon had an opportunity to exercise their improv comedy muscles on last night’s Late Night. The game: Fallon pulled out a succession of ridiculous posters for fake movies he and Poehler had supposedly starred in together. The host and his guest would then spend a few minutes riffing on each faux flick, filling in plot details and making up behind-the-scenes tidbits. (Connect Four, for example, was shot in Yugoslavia. Naturally.)

Want to know more about the pair’s fantasy epic (Chronicles of Holkroft 3: Quest for the Krimson Amulet), or their British comedy of manners (Her Royal Heiny)? Of course you do! Check out the entire bit below.


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