While being all manly in his wood working workshop, Parks and Recreation‘s Nick Offerman read tweets by some of our favourite female celebrities for Conan last night. He took tweets from the likes Amanda Bynes, Miley Cyrus, Carly Rae Jepsen and Katy Perry. While some people might find the contrast between Offerman’s majestic beardedness and the mundane tweets jarring, it actually feels really natural too me. He’s all man of the woods and such while reading Carly Rae Jepsen’s tweet where she compares herself to Snow White. See? It all totally makes sense.
While guest starring on NBC’s Parks and Recreation, comedian Patton Oswalt ad-libbed an 8-minute spiel on what he thinks should happen in the upcoming Star Wars Episode VIII. Oswalt only ends after he gets a little dry mouthed.
Oswalt plays disgruntled Pawnee citizen who hopes to filibuster a vote by wasting the councils time. The whole feat is amazing and I would totally watch this movie (just write a little bit more Leia into the plot line please).
I also don’t know how any of the cast members or the extras were able to hold it all in. While I’d like to chalk it up to professionalism, I also would like to think they just had no idea what he was talking about and it was all genuine reaction.
In the world of celebrity news, there’s no shortage of hits and misses. This week, Kelly Clarkson gets engaged and Ke$ha claims she was forced to sing her latest hit, “Die Young.”
HIT: Kelly Clarkson gets engaged
Clarkson is one of the few stars by way of reality show that can make me go, “aww, you’re so sweet!” She’s simply seems like instant best friend material and I don’t even listen to her music! Obviously, we’re over the moon when the ever-so-adorable Clarkson announced she was engaged to her boyfriend Brandon Blackstock on Saturday. Then our jaws dropped when she shared a photo of her gigantic yellow canary diamond engagement ring. Congrats, Kelly!
MISS: Ke$ha claims she didn’t write “Die Young”
On the heels of her song “Die Young” being pulled from airwaves in response to the Newtown elementary school shooting, Ke$ha claimed over Twitter, “I had my very own issue with ‘die young’ for this reason. I did NOT want to sing those lyrics and I was FORCED TO.” She later deleted the tweet and replaced it with calmer apology. Just for the record, Ke$ha is listed as one of the song’s writers, alongside fun.’s Nate Ruess. So, what does it feel like to have that songwriter’s check in the bank, Ke$ha?
HIT: Chris Pratt shows off his Zero Dark Thirty body
Chris Pratt plays the slubby, clueless Andy on Amy Poehler’s Parks and Recreations. Pratt is also in the upcoming action drama Zero Dark Thirty and brought a phone selfie of himself onto Conan off his Seal team physique. Who knew that THIS was under all the flannel? I can totally see why Anna Ferris married you.
MISS: Gossip Girl is finally revealed and it’s…
We all know singers crossover on to television at one point or another.
Kelly Clarkson, of American Idol fame, has been seen and heard everywhere lately to promote her new album Stronger. The other day the Idol champ took to her blog to mention her desire to appear on the NBC hit sitcom Parks & Recreation.
“It’s hilarious! I am a bad actress but maybe I could play a bad actress! I would nail that! I need to be in a scene with Ron Swanson. I love all of them but the trucker stache gets me every time,” she wrote.
The first time Kelly Clarkson got bit by the acting bug was in 2003 when her and Idol runner-up Justin whats-his-face-no-one-really-cared-about-him starred in the summer flop From Justin To Kelly. That movie tanked at the box office faster than Lindsay Lohan at a coke buffet. But now, it seems Kelly Clarkson is looking back in laughter, realizing she made a bad call. Good on her for owning up to her failures!
Kelly is a very sweet, bubbly girl and she would indeed perk up the NBC show. Lots of famous stars have made a cameo on Amy Phoeler’s show, including comedian Louis C.K. and basketball legend Detlef Schrempf. I’m sure the Parks and Rec department can make a little room for an American Idol contestant in the near future.
The Harvard Crimson announced a couple days ago that Amy Poehler has been elected as Class Day Speaker by the Harvard University class of 2011 to speak at this May’s Commencement ceremony. Poehler is to follow in the footsteps of last year’s speaker, veteran reporter Christiane Amanpour.
“We wanted someone people could recognize, who could give a funny and engaging speech,” Senior Class Marshall Toby Stein told the Harvard Gazette. “During her time on SNL, Amy was a part of our growing up, and there’s no doubt she’s pretty hilarious.”
The Boston-native will headline the days’ speeches, followed by the traditional Ivy and Harvard orations, as well as remarks from Dean of the College Evelynn M. Hammonds.
No doubt, this will be the greatest commencement speech ever given – with her acting background (“Saturday Night Live”, “Parks and Recreation”), Poehler’s sure to be a show stopper! And we agree with Perez Hilton – we hope it’s put up on YouTube after so we can join in the laughs!
Perez Hilton reports that the show is indeed safe for another season, but its timeslot will be bumped to 10pm. The show is now nestled in between ratings losers Parks and Recreation and Outsourced.
We love watching Tracy Jordan’s crazy antics, but Outsourced has got to go!
Will you tune into 30 Rock at 10pm this January?