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The Best Celebrity Reactions to #TheDress

26 February 2015 11:57 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Black and blue or white and gold? It’s the question that started on Thursday when a Reddit user posted a picture of an innocent enough-looking dress that spread like wildfire across social media as different perspectives allowed people to see the dress in two very different color schemes.

News: The White and Gold or Blue and Black Dress: The 5 Stages of Dealing With the Debate

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It's a question that's pitting friends and family against each other as the debate rages on. While we struggle to find a definitive answer, check out some of the best celebrity reactions to #TheDress:

The dress is half full.

Kal Penn (@kalpenn) February 27, 2015

I don't understand this odd dress debate and I feel like it's a trick somehow. I'm confused and scared. Ps it's Obviously Blue And Black

Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) February 27, 2015

I'm Seeing Blue And Black, As Of Now

Jaden Smith (@officialjaden) February 27, 2015

What genius pulled off this elaborate »

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Parks And Recreation: we love you and we like you

26 February 2015 12:57 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

We wave a fond goodbye to one of the funniest, kindest sitcoms in recent memory, NBC's Parks And Recreation...

On Tuesday night America bade farewell to the people of Pawnee, Indiana for the last time as NBC sitcom Parks And Recreation reached the end of its seven-year run.

The final episode, One Last Ride, sees Leslie Knope unite with her former Parks Department colleagues to mend a broken swing, celebrating the good old days as each of the gang prepares to move on to the next stage in their lives. As the friends (or, as Ron puts it, ‘workplace proximity associates’) enjoy their last day together, we get a glimpse ahead at the future to learn what becomes of our beloved heroes (And Garry/Larry/Terry/Jerry).

If you were expecting something more explosive and dramatic for Parks’ double-length finale, then you’ve probably been watching a different show for the last seven years. »

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7 Facts You Didn't Know About 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' Theme Song

25 February 2015 5:39 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Will Smith has been going back to his roots lately, rapping the theme to The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and participating in a Fresh Prince parody with Jimmy Fallon. While any self-respecting child of the '90s knows the lyrics to the catchy theme song, we've compiled some facts about the tune that you might not have known.

News: Will Smith Surprises with Fresh Prince Rap

1. There's more lyrics. The full version is three minutes long and has several verses.

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2. The song is popular overseas. A full-length version of the song reached No. 3 on music charts in the Netherlands when it was released there in 1992.

3. It's reaching a whole new generation. The video has more than 16 million views on YouTube.

4. It caused a school lockdown in 2013. A medical receptionist at Ambridge High School in Penn. mistook the line "shooting some B-ball outside of the school" for "shooting some People outside of the »

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14 Reasons Why Rashida Jones is One of the Coolest Women in Hollywood

25 February 2015 2:34 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Happy 39th birthday Rashida Jones!

Lucky for us, we got to celebrate by seeing Rashida Jones return to Parks and Rec on the series finale last night. While we literally can’t fathom a world without our favorite Pawnee residents, somehow we’ll have to manage.

Watch: 14 Recurring Characters We Love on 'Parks and Rec'

One way we can manage is to celebrate the cast in any way possible. That’s where Rashida comes in. We let her into our hearts as Ann Perkins, but there’s actually a lot more about the actress that makes her so incredibly cool.

So in honor of her birthday, we’ve come up with 14 reasons why she’s awesome.

1. She’s celebrating her birthday with one of the greatest movies of all time.

Thank u all for my lovely bday wishes. Feeling grateful today. Celebrating w the best movie ever. #whenharrymetsally pic.twitter.com/Ui »

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Parks and Recreation

25 February 2015 12:04 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Network: NBC

Episodes: 125 (half-hour)

Seasons: Seven

TV show dates: April 9, 2009 -- February 24, 2015

Series status: Ended

Performers include: Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Aziz Ansari, Aubrey Plaza, Paul Schneider, Nick Offerman, and Chris Pratt.

TV show description:

In this Office-style comedy, documentary cameras follow mid-level bureaucrat Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) in her job at the Parks and Recreation Department of Pawnee, Indiana. She hopes to improve her town while advancing her career and helping her to ultimately become the first female President of the United States.

Leslie takes on what should be a fairly simple project; to help a local nurse, Ann Perkins (Rashida Jones), turn an abandoned construction pit into a community park. Ann has a personal interest in the project since her boyfriend, Andy Dwyer (Chris Pratt), is a musician »

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20 Times Rashida Jones Kept It So Real You Couldn't Deal

25 February 2015 11:45 AM, PST | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Rashida Jones is so much more than a pretty face (and killer bangs, and a fun sense of style, and on-point comedy chops). One only needs to peruse a few of her sharp-witted, insightful quotes over the years for proof that the actress, writer, and Harvard grad is not only wise beyond her 39 years, but an incredible inspiration for women at any age. We're celebrating Rashida's 39th birthday with a roundup of her best quotes, covering everything from love to family to her unique brand of feminism. Keep reading to see them all now. »

- Brittney-Stephens

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How Parks and Recreation Ranks Amongst the Best and Worst TV Finales of All Time

25 February 2015 10:00 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Knope they could. And they did. After seven glorious seasons, our beloved Parks and Recreation left us on Tuesday night, with a series finale filled with time-jumps, laughs, tears, a death, sweet returns (Hi Rob Lowe and Rashida Jones!) and Amy Poehler being perfect. After the finale aired, we asked you to weigh in on whether you loved or loathed Mike Schur's swan song. And now, we have the results, and an updated ranking of the Best and Worst TV Finales of All Time! After Parenthood said goodbye earlier this year (still sobbing, Nbd!), it managed to beat Breaking Bad to take the title for best series of all time. But could the Pawnee gang do the same? Or is it joining Dexter and »

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TV Review: ‘Parks and Recreation’ Ends on a High Note (Spoilers)

24 February 2015 8:01 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Parks and Recreation” always made the fine art of creating great television comedy look easy. For seven seasons the NBC series set an impossibly high benchmark, and now leaves the air without any true peer on network TV.

That it never attracted a massive audience or garnered the industry kudos it deserved doesn’t really matter. The show always took its narrative cues from the big-hearted optimist at its center, can-do civil servant Leslie Knope (brought to life by the indomitable Amy Poehler).

With a bona fide warmth that ran contrary to the trend of ironic small-screen comedies, “Parks” thrived as an eternal underdog. A series not just to watch for laughs, but to champion and love. (And in the age of social media, ideal fodder to tweet, like, Gif and meme with everyone else in the know.)

Permanent existence on the renewal bubble is probably the exact reason why »

- Geoff Berkshire

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How Parks and Recreation Outshined The Office

24 February 2015 12:33 PM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

It's hard to remember now, but back in 2008, Parks and Recreation — before it was Parks and Recreation — was maybe going to be a spinoff of The Office. That's not how things ended up, clearly, but the shows share plenty of DNA: creators Greg Daniels and Mike Schur, a mockumentary format, Rashida Jones, etc. While The Office held much stronger ratings and a longer run, Parks will close its seven seasons as the more successful show. Best episodes versus best episodes, The Office and Parks are perhaps evenly matched. But The Office had so many bad episodes in its nine-season run, whereas Parks' lowest lows are pretty mild. Legacy-wise, Parks is going out pretty close to the top of its game. The Office went out … not that way.Here in Parks' final run, I've been thinking a lot about the show's place in the canon, and that means thinking at »

- Margaret Lyons

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How Parks and Recreation served up prime-time feminism amid the laughs

24 February 2015 3:00 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Pawnee’s Parks and Recreation department is finally closing its doors on Tuesday when the show ends after seven seasons. We speak to two of the show’s writing team Aisha Muharrar and Megan Amram about what makes Pawnee tick

Parks and Recreation is an outlier on the television landscape. A small, originally unloved spin-off of The Office, over seven seasons it has become a cult hit that will leave a hole in NBC’s programming – and Us television – when it finishes tonight.

Led by Amy Poehler, the show was shamelessly idiosyncratic, focusing on the ennui of small-town politics and managing to find the funnies in planning regulations, while giving the world stars such as Chris Pratt, Aubrey Plaza, Aziz Ansari, Rashida Jones and Nick Offerman.

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- Sarah Galo

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April and Andy's love story was part of what made 'Parks and Rec' special

23 February 2015 1:30 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

What do you consider a great love story? Having just sorted through my complicated reactions to a marathon of ten films that dealt in some way with love, it may seem redundant to ask the question above, but it's something I often contemplate when I see the ways that people approach the subject on film. What I find most moving these days is when I see a love story that is about mutual respect, about two people who take delight in one another. When I look around me, the friends I see who have the best marriages are the ones where there is a constant push and pull of attraction, where they obviously still work to impress and entertain each other. There is a reason I use Nick and Nora Charles as my model for what a great marriage looks like, and I know it when I see it now, »

- Drew McWeeny

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Oscars 2015: What the Nominees Are Doing Next

23 February 2015 8:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

This story first appeared in the Feb. 27 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. Leading actor and actress nominees: Steve Carell, Foxcatcher Carell, 52, has wrapped the indie drama Freeheld, starring Julianne Moore, and next shoots The Big Short with Brad Pitt, Ryan Gosling and Christian Bale. He also is executive producing the TBS comedy series Angie Tribeca, starring Rashida Jones. Bradley Cooper, American Sniper He'll reunite with Silver Linings Playbook director David O. Russell and star Jennifer Lawrence for Joy in March. After Cooper, 40, performs The Elephant Man onstage this summer in London, he will produce and possibly

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How 'Parks and Recreation' found all-time greatness in simple goodness

23 February 2015 6:00 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Early in the debut episode of "Parks and Recreation," Leslie Knope turned to the camera and announced, "It's a good time to be a woman in politics: Hillary Clinton, Sarah Palin, me, Nancy Pelosi. I like to tell people, 'Get on board and buckle up, because my ride's going to be a big one.'" At the time, Leslie (Amy Poehler) was a low-level functionary in the small town government of Pawnee, Indiana — moments before that declaration, we saw her at work, trying to coax a homeless man off of a playground slide — and that speech marked her as delusional. In hindsight, she was prophetic. Leslie began the series a powerless civil servant who was an object of derision and/or pity. She ends it (the series finale airs tomorrow night at 10 on NBC) an influential federal official who counts Madeleine Albright as a confidante and scares the bejeezus out of John McCain, »

- Alan Sepinwall

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ABC Casts ‘Cake’ Actress Camille Guaty in Dramedy Pilot ‘Mix’

20 February 2015 9:30 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

ABC has cast Camille Guaty as a series regular in the ensemble pilot “Mix,” Variety has learned.

Guaty most recently appeared in SAG Award and Golden Globe-nominated film “Cake,” and has a recurring role in CBS’ “Scorpion.” She was a lead in MTV’s theme park comedy series “Happyland,” and recurred in the CW’s “Hart of Dixie” and “The Vampire Diaries.”

Mix” is one of this cycle’s many pilots examining diversity. The one-hour dramedy, set in a family restaurant at a crossroads, explores the realities of modern-day families — multicultural, multigenerational and built through divorces, affairs and adoptions.

Guaty will play Lola, a perfectionist former model-turned-photographer whose cool judgmental attitude keeps others at bay. The eldest child in her family, she resents her younger half-sister Remy and devotes her energies to raising her recently adopted 9-year-old Ethiopian son.

The project reunites Guaty with “Cake” director Daniel Barnz who’s set to direct “Mix. »

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Camille Guaty Joins ABC’s ‘Mix'; Marianne Jean-Baptiste Cast In NBC’s ‘Blindspot’

20 February 2015 9:30 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Camille Guaty (Scorpion) has been cast as a series regular in ABC’s pilot Mix, from Warner Bros. TV and Rashida Jones and Will McCormack's studio-based Le Train Train. The dramedy explores the realities of modern-day families — multi-cultural, multi-generational, built through divorces, affairs and adoptions — set against the backdrop of a revered family restaurant at a crossroads. Guaty, repped by Apa, Impression and Bloom Hergott, is the first person cast in the project… »

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Netflix Acquires Jamie Dornan’s Jadotville

16 February 2015 11:15 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Netflix made some small ripples at the Sundance Film Festival when it snagged Rashida Jones-produced documentary Hot Girls Wanted, about the amateur adult film industry, and now the streaming giant is leaving its mark on Berlin as well. Jadotville, a war thriller starring Fifty Shades of Grey actor Jamie Dornan, has been acquired by Netflix for release sometime in 2016, it was announced today.

The Richie Smyth-directed flick, which co-stars Guillaume Canet, is based on the 1961 siege of an Irish Un battalion by 3,000 Congolese troops, led by French and Belgian mercenaries carrying out the orders of powerful mining companies. Dornan plays Irish commander Patrick Quinlan, while Canet plays a French commander.

Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos stated:

“The story of how Pat Quinlan led his troops against an overwhelming force without losing a single man is one of the great stories of the 20th century, and we are proud »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Pilot News: Rob Lowe Is The Grinder in Upcoming Fox Comedy

12 February 2015 11:00 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

It’s time for Rob Lowe to brush up on his legal jargon.

The former Parks and Recreation actor has been tapped to star in Fox’s newly ordered pilot The Grinder, the network announced Thursday.

RelatedPilot Season ’15: Scoop on This Fall’s (Possible) New Shows, Who’s In Them

The single-cam comedy will star Lowe as beloved TV lawyer Dean Sanderson — aka “The Grinder” — who, after his long-running hit series comes to an end, moves back to his small hometown and thinks he has the chops to take over his family’s law firm. (Fake it ’til you make it, »

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Will Cameron Diaz Appear on Sister-In-Law Nicole Richie's Show?

12 February 2015 4:00 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Nicole Richie is keeping it all in the family on this season of #Candidly Nicole - because as past episodes have proved, well, they're a hilarious bunch. "I would say my whole family has a pretty good sense of humor," Richie told reporters during a conference call on Wednesday. "My dad [Lionel Richie] is a jokester like me. He really loves to laugh." "He likes anybody to smile and if he's the butt of the joke that's going to make people laugh then he's fine with that, and I feel that I'm kind of the same way," adds Richie, who has recruited »

- Mariah Haas

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Will Cameron Diaz Appear on Sister-In-Law Nicole Richie's Show?

12 February 2015 4:00 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Nicole Richie is keeping it all in the family on this season of #Candidly Nicole - because as past episodes have proved, well, they're a hilarious bunch. "I would say my whole family has a pretty good sense of humor," Richie told reporters during a conference call on Wednesday. "My dad [Lionel Richie] is a jokester like me. He really loves to laugh." "He likes anybody to smile and if he's the butt of the joke that's going to make people laugh then he's fine with that, and I feel that I'm kind of the same way," adds Richie, who has recruited »

- Mariah Haas

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Nicole Richie Spills on the Return of '#Candidly Nicole,' Sharing Her Dad's Sense of Humor & More!

11 February 2015 3:41 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Nicole Richie's wild and crazy antics are coming back to a computer screen near you with the return of the critically acclaimed AOL web-series, #Candidly Nicole.

On Thursday, Feb. 12 fans can reunite with Richie for the second half of the shows' sophomore season and prepare to see plenty of the fashion icon's famous friends and family members including Rashida Jones, Benji Madden and Sofia and Lionel Richie.

To help get you ready for the first batch of laugh-out-loud episode, ETonline has your exclusive sneak peek of Richie and comedian Paul Scheer in their quest to become the world's best spies.

Watch: Nicole Richie is Getting a Crash Course in Roller Derby!

"We met with an ex-cia agent and it's important to be prepared you never know what's going to happen. The world is a dangerous place," Richie explained on a conference call Wednesday. "He taught us some very cool tricks and things to do."

One of the »

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