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How Rashida Jones went from 'comedy adjacent' to comedy creator

Rashida Jones has proven over the years that she can stand out among all-star comedy casts, but her start in Hollywood was by no means easy. She faced a number of challenges common to up-and-coming actors, along with a few unique ones—like being told she’s attractive enough to be on network TV, but not quite attractive enough to star on network TV. READ FULL STORY

The setting was the star of Spike Jonze and Jonah Hill's Fashion Week play

The most impressive part of the one-act play Spike Jonze directed and co-wrote with Jonah Hill for Opening Ceremony’s Spring/Summer 2015 collection: the setting.

That’s not to knock the clothes, which were ostensibly the focal point of the piece—after all, the play was composed for Fashion Week. Nor is it to say that there weren’t good actors on stage. The cast consisted of stars like John Cameron Mitchell, Bobby Cannavale, Catherine Keener, Rashida Jones, and Elle Fanning.

But when the curtains opened to reveal that the audience was actually sitting in the back of the Metropolitan Opera House, looking out on its plush red seats and famous chandeliers, everything else became almost secondary. Seeing one of New York’s great institutions from such a rare perspective elevated the evening’s proceedings.

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Rob Lowe on why he's leaving 'Parks and Recreation': 'Amy Poehler's a prick'

Rob Lowe wants you to know the real reason he’s leaving Parks and Recreation along with co-star Rashida Jones halfway through the season.

“Amy Poehler has deeply offended both of us, and we’re not having it. You know, I have boundaries,” Lowe told David Letterman. “Amy Poehler is a prick, you know, what are you going to do,” he jokingly added.

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Rashida Jones wants female celebs to quit tweeting slutty selfies

EXTRA! EXTRA! Tweet all about it! Another celebrity is using Twitter as their virtual pulpit.

At least this time, it’s a respectable (and coherent) Twitter rant. Rashida Jones tweeted her disdain for celebrity slutty selfies over the weekend, admonishing her lady peers to “stop acting like whores.”

“This week’s celeb news takeaway: she who comes closest to showing the actual inside of her vagina is most popular,” the Parks and Recreation actress wrote.

Lest she be labelled a grade-A prude: “Let me clarify. I don’t shame ANYone for anything they choose to do with their lives or bodies. BUT I think we ALL need to take a look at what we are accepting as ‘the norm.'”

Could “the norm” have anything to do with certain rear-end reveals by a reality queen and a pop star? Or perhaps  a buxom lady rapper?

“There is a whole generation of young women watching. Sure, be SEXY but leave something to the imagination,” she wrote, before concluding with a well-timed male-objectification joke: “Also, calling on all men to show me dat ass.”

Bravo, Ms. Jones. She identified a troubling trend, made a PSA, a hashtag, and a joke, in only five tweets! Brevity can be your friend, Kanye.

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Watch 22 glorious minutes of 'Parks and Recreation' season 5 bloopers -- VIDEO

A Parks and Rec gag reel that’s as long as an actual episode of Parks and Rec? That sounds like LIT-trally the greatest thing that has ever existed.

Warning: NSFW language ahead, along with many scenes of Chris Pratt giggling.

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Rashida Jones reveals her turn-ons in '7 Minutes in Heaven' -- VIDEO

Now here’s some NBC synergy we can get behind. Parks and Recreation star Rashida Jones recently stepped into a cramped closet with Saturday Night Live writer Mike O’Brien for a new episode of O’Brien’s web series, 7 Minutes in Heaven. Their wine-fueled conversation covered everything from what makes Jones either “horny” or “super horny,” why she’s got some confusing feelings about Michael Jackson’s Off the Wall, and what it would be like if the actress were a “homely girl” who became a smoking hottie by putting her hair up and donning a pair of glasses. Eat your heart out, Kitty Sanchez.

Trust me, you’re in for a ride:

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Rashida Jones apologizes for urging John Travolta to come out

Sometimes it feels like Rashida Jones can do no wrong. The Parks and Recreation star has a hilarious Twitter account, her new movie Celeste and Jesse Forever charmed our pants off, and, heck, even Beyoncé loves her.

But as it turns out, maybe she can.

Jones’ interview with Spinning Platters last Friday wandered into “oops” territory when she made comments urging John Travolta to come out, and now she’s taking to Twitter to make amends. “Made a thoughtless comment about John Travolta,” Jones tweeted. “I sincerely apologize. Nobody’s personal life is my business.” READ FULL STORY

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