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Appearing on Us chat show Late Night With Seth Meyers for the Guardians Of The Galaxy press tour, Chris Pratt chatted recently about landing in some hot water with NBC over a controversial Parks & Recreation moment.
Turning up at Amy Poehler’s door in the standard-issue nude scene skin-coloured briefs wasn’t quite “eliciting the response” Pratt had been hoping for during a season two shoot, so the Star-Lord-to-be decided to go “snake out,” much to the horror of his network NBC (and Poehler by the looks of it). Letters and warnings have since been sent.
Words don’t do the wry charm with which Pratt regaled this story to Seth Meyers justice, so here’s the clip itself…
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Years before Chris Pratt impressed the masses with his superhero physique, he shocked Amy Poehler by baring it all. In a Late Night interview with Seth Meyers on Wednesday, the Guardians of the Galaxy actor admitted an infamous scene in the second season of Parks and Recreation was all too real for his costar. His character, Andy, was supposed to show up to the house of ex-girlfriend Anne (Rashida Jones) completely naked, catching Leslie (Poehler) off-guard when she opened the door. But instead of wearing the industry-standard nude boxers, Pratt, 35, secretly stripped down. "So I show up in these skin-colored briefs, »
- Michele Corriston, @mcorriston
Chris Pratt is our hero, both onscreen and off. The actor has really made a lasting impression during his press tour for "Guardians of the Galaxy," and we can't get enough of him!toofab has officially dubbed him the "Male Jennifer Lawrence," because everything he touches seems to turn to Internet gold ... and Everybody seems to love him.Take a look at the hilarious actor's best media moments (so far) below: The 35-year-old star stopped by "Late Night" Wednesday, where he revealed to Seth Meyers that he got in trouble with NBC after flashing Amy Poehler on the set of "Parks and Recreation." "It's kind of funny now," Pratt said. "They're not going to fire me, I don't think, because we're going to be done this year. Wait, they could fire me! They sent me a letter saying I'm not supposed to make a joke about this ... " While shooting a »
- tooFab Staff
In addition to promoting his new film, Guardians of the Galaxy, Chris Pratt is also preparing to film the final season of Parks and Recreation, and apparently this makes it the perfect time to share some secrets from behind the scenes. While appearing on Late Night With Seth Meyers on Wednesday, Chris revealed that he once flashed costar Amy Poehler while they were filming a scene in which he was supposed to be nude. Normally, actors and actresses wear skin-colored underwear while filming "nude" scenes, but Chris felt he wasn't getting the reaction he wanted from Amy while covering his modesty so, without warning, he decided to go "snake out." On the one hand, it got the perfect reaction from Amy, but it also earned him a stern warning from NBC for being inappropriate. Watch Chris tell the full tale above. »
Chris Pratt is willing to do anything for a laugh, like risking his job as Andy Dwyer on “Parks and Recreation” to flash Amy Poehler his “snake.” The “Guardians of the Galaxy” star told Seth Meyers during a “Late Night” appearance (above) on Wednesday that he had gotten in trouble with executives after the incident, which was actually filmed and used in a Season 2 episode of “Parks and Rec.” Also read: Guess Why Chris Pratt Stole His ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Star-Lord Outfit? “They sent me a letter saying I'm not supposed to make a joke about this, so just so you. »
- Greg Gilman
Chris Pratt will do anything for a laugh. Anything. The 35-year-old actor stopped by NBC's Late Night Wednesday, where he revealed to host Seth Meyers that he'd been in trouble with the network for flashing Amy Poehler on the set of Parks and Recreation. "It's kind of funny now," Pratt said. "They're not going to fire me, I don't think, because we're going to be done this year. Wait, they could fire me! They sent me a letter saying I'm not supposed to make a joke about this. So just so you know, this is really serious. It's going to seem really funny, like I think it's hilarious...When I framed the letter next to the frame of me naked, I was like, 'This is as a »
There's a moment in Parks and Recreation's second season in which Leslie (Amy Poehler) opens the door to find Andy (Chris Pratt) totally naked. Photos Life After the Finale: 17 TV Shows Brought Back From the Dead As Pratt told Seth Meyers Wednesday — Poehler's reaction was totally real, because he surprised her on set by actually showing up naked. Pratt said NBC strictly told him not to joke about the incident, but hey, with Parks having just one season left, he figured they probably won't fire him if he speaks out about it now. Later on Late Night, Orange is
- Aaron Couch
Crafting an ensemble cast that has chemistry and serves a series takes experience and skill to a degree, but it can entail a healthy dose of risk-taking and finger-crossing as well.
When Jeanne McCarthy and Nicole Abellera first began assembling the cast of HBO’s Emmy-nominated “Silicon Valley,” show creator Mike Judge already had an idea about the types of actors he wanted to see in his fictional tech startup.
“Mike really knows this world,” McCarthy says. “It was great because (he) knows what’s authentic. (But) a lot of it is instinct. We were lucky that we were putting an ensemble together that could be populated with a lot of the people we have known from the comedy world for many years.”
- Christy Grosz
This post originally ran on Feb. 6, 2013. Yesterday, it was announced that Chris Pratt had been cast as Star-Lord in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy. Which was great news, but it left us wondering, Why are they stopping there? If this super-team really plans on fighting for justice, it demands to be stocked with all of Pawnee's best civil servants from Parks and Recreation. To get a visual image of why this is clearly the right direction, click on to see Amy Poehler as Rocket Raccoon; Nick Offerman as Groot, the Walking Tree; Aubrey Plaza as Gamora (with new indomitable eye-rolling powers!); and Aziz Ansari as Drax the Destroyer (Treat yo'self ... to pain!). »
- Kyle Hilton
One one side of Chicago’s Second City stage, Rachel Dratch performs a one-woman show about the 19th-century woman’s rights activist Edwina Garth Burnahm. On the other, Tina Fey monologues about her vagina. This might sound like a fever dream you had after binging on Cheesy Blasters, but it actually happened.
A 1999 video of the the pair recently surfaced online, and if that description of the first sketch isn’t enough to get you hooked, then you have no soul. They performed Dratch and Fey at Second City as well as the Upright Citizens Brigade in New York City. »
- Jackson McHenry
Last year, we tracked the budding relationships of several celebrities that were coupling up and showing Pda around the world. Many of the flings fizzled, but other pairs - like Amanda Seyfried and Justin Long, Amy Poehler and Nick Kroll, and Jake Gyllenhaal and Alyssa Miller - are still going strong. Donnie Wahlberg and Jenny McCarthy's Summer love resulted in an engagement, and Zoe Saldana tied the knot and is having a baby with her Spring fling, Marco Perego! Cut to 2014, and there are already plenty of new couples going public with their love. Khloé Kardashian has found a new boyfriend in rapper French Montana while Joseph Gordon-Levitt is currently getting cozy with Tasha McCauley, the cofounder and CEO of a robotics company based in Silicon Valley. There's also Heidi Klum, who has recently had plenty of Pda-filled moments with her latest love, 27-year-old Vito Schnabel, and just this week, »
- Brittney Stephens
Back in 1999 two upstart comedians, Rachel Dratch and Tina Fey, "accidentally" booked the same stage at Chicago's legendary Second City. So they decided to share the spotlight, performing their shows simultaneously: Dratch delivered a one-woman play about the obscure (possibly fictional) women's rights pioneer Edwina Garth Burnham; and Fey explored her sexuality in a series of monologues called, bluntly, "Cunt Poems."
50 Greatest 'Saturday Night Live' Sketches of All Time: 'Mom Jeans'
The rapid-fire, mind-boggling sketch kicked off an installment of the pair's show, Dratch & Fey, which they performed at Second City, »
To (very) loosely paraphrase Shakespeare, some comedians are born great and some have greatness thrust upon them. By his own admission, Amy Poehler’s kid brother Greg falls squarely into the latter category.
“I got started in standup when a friend literally pushed me up on stage at a club in Stockholm and told the manager I was a famous U.S. comedian,” recalls the Boston native, who’d moved to Sweden in 2006 for love. “I had only an hour to prepare. But I was ready. I was always ready, just waiting for someone to give me a microphone.”
That first performance got posted on Facebook and landed Poehler an offer to open for Tom Arnold at a new club in San Diego. “I met Tom backstage, and he asked how long I had been doing standup. ‘Umm, 10 minutes?’”
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Since that “big break, »
- Iain Blair
This is the Tonya Harding musical you never knew you needed. (Again, yes, this is a musical about Tonya Harding, the Olympic figure skater who became embroiled in an attack on fellow skater Nancy Kerrigan's leg leading up to the '94 Games.) Before it makes its (inevitable, duh) debut on Broadway (like Tonya, this show is bound for greatness), it's being put up at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in Los Angeles, where it was created by Jesse Esparza with music composed by Manny Hagopian. Tonya Harding the Musical "chronicles Tonya's journey, from living in Portland with her mother, to rising to stardom after winning '91 nationals, right into the crazy media storm of the 1994 »
The Mindy Project is set to return with a new season on Sept. 16, and we're already salivating over new details. Mindy Kaling appeared during Fox's Summer TCA day to discuss the show and dished on the direction they're headed for Mindy and Danny. "This whole season we've been having a lot of fun with the Danny character, played by Chris Messina, and my character as a couple," said Kaling. "Particularly how Mindy can get Danny into trouble the way Lucy would get with Desi. Seeing two characters like that who are so different and would make virtually the opposite decision in every part of their day try to date has been really fun." Kaling also teased an upcoming guest star for the next season: "We're very close to making an announcement about a very cool guest star who is going to recur on the show to play Danny's mom. We've »
- Maggie Pehanick
This should take some of the sting out of that Emmy snub.
Related Emmys 2014: The Complete Nominations List
Breaking Bad, however, did not go home empty-handed; the TCA honored the show’s final eight-episode run with the Program of the Year prize (the second consecutive year it won the top award).
Thanks to the greatness that is VOD, last night I was able to check out David Wain and Michael Showalter's rom-com parody, They Came Together. Starring Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd, the film looks to deconstruct the romantic comedy much like Wain and Showalter's Wet Hot American Summer sought to satirize summer camp films. From the standpoint of ripping the often shallow and happenstance conceits of the modern rom-com to shreds, They Came Together is wildly successful. Poehler and Rudd are great and Wain and Showalter know the genre so well that the script often feels like a template for a Valentine's Day release waiting to happen. While its constant barrage of meta can be distracting at times (a scene where Rudd drowns his sorrows at a bar specifically comes to mind), more often than not I found myself laughing too hard at the absurdity of the genre's conventions to care. »
- Jason Barr
Complex imagining TV prequels to movies. Hilarious. The description of "Kramer Loves Kramer" is priceless.
New Republic "I don't f***ing care if you like it." an excellent piece on gender politics in the now with framing guest appearance by Amy Poehler
Av Club "I Killed At the Movies" interesting article from Ignatiy Vishnevetsky on film criticism for the camera
The Dissolve an excellent review of Sex Tape which I have no plans to see and therefore can read interesting reviews freely
Variety Ben Whishaw will be the new voice of Paddington
Cinematically Insane on possible corporate mergers and what that might mean for classic film fans. Uh oh.
Pajiba Ewan McGregor rumored for True Detective Season 2? (at this rate with the male cast the female role is »
- NATHANIEL R
Ben Whishaw (Skyfall) will replace Colin Firth as the voice of Paddington Bear in the Weinstein Company’s Paddington, based on the popular children’s literature character. Firth departed the live-action/CGI-hybrid project in June. Producer David Heyman told the Daily Mail, which broke Thursday’s news, that Firth’s voice was “too mature” for the part; the film needed a slightly younger voice for the beloved bear who arrives in England from Peru. Nicole Kidman, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, and Peter Capaldi will also lend their voices to the film. [The Wrap]
- C. Molly Smith
Universal’s comedy The Nest has added actress Renée Elise Goldsberry in the role of Kim, a longtime friend of Amy Poehler and Tina Fey’s characters who throw one last house party at their parents’ pad. Goldsberry recurs as Assistant Da Geneva Pine on CBS’s The Good Wife and also recently appeared on Fox’s The Following and NBC’s Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. She’s also set to do a stint on the second season of Showtime’s Masters of Sex. Goldsberry is repped by Innovative Artists and Sweet 180. Glen Powell (Fast Food Nation, Best Friends Forever) has joined the cast […] »
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