Amy Poehler Has the Angelina Jolie of Vaginas and 6 Other Things We Learned

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In her new memoir, Yes Please, Amy Poehler opens up about her childhood, her divorce from Will Arnett, and her own outstanding female anatomy. The book, which is a mix of personal stories, essays, advice, and plenty of memories from Saturday Night Live, is a hilarious yet tender look at the actress’ journey from the first time she she fell in love with improve (for the record, it was during her fourth grade performance of The Wizard of Oz) to fighting for the survival of Parks and Recreation.

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A Binge-Watching Guide to Your Favorite TV Shows Ending This Season

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From HBO’s Boardwalk Empire to Parenthood on NBC, this season fans are forced to say goodbye to 13 hit series. For loyal TV viewers that just means prepping goodbyes whether its getting tissue boxes ready for an emotional final end credits or gleefully hate-watching a show to its miserable finish. Whatever the case, they are caught up and know everything there is — good and bad — about the series where the rest are busy trying to catch up before the highly anticipated final episode airs. Shows like Sons of Anarchy, Glee, Mad Men, and Parks and Recreation will likely get huge send offs meaning that if you want to know what’s happening, you’ll need to start bing-watching now. Luckily, we crafted a guide to all the shows ending this season so that you can plan your marathon experience.

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Kris Jenner’s Recipe For Being the Ultimate Momager (And Winning at Life)

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  • “Accidentally” sell your daughter’s private calendar to the public

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We’d be lying if we said we didn’t secretly enjoy when Kris sold Kim’s birthday gift, her private 12-month calendar for then-boyfriend Reggie Bush, to the world. Keep up with the hustle, Kim.

  • Overbook your kids

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This may cause you to accidentally overlook interview details as well. For the billionth time, Khloe does not want to talk about her divorce—but you’re going to make her anyway. You got her the interview in the first place and that’s all that matters. Kris knows she also gave birth to her kids, which ultimately makes everything else void.

  • Tell your kids about these “accidents” via speaker phone

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Because it’s the easiest mode of communication to tell your kids you accidentally overbooked them, overlooked interview questions, sold their private pictures or all of the above.

  • Set up your own semi-nude photo shoot

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Why should your kids’ assets steal all the spotlight? You’re the own they got it from anyway.

  • Laugh off the haters

Sometimes, even after a little wine, you could really just use a good laugh to clear your mind of those ridiculous rumors. #HiHater.

And if you follow all of these steps, your kids will think of you like this in no time…

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Kristen Stewart Takes a Break From Acting, Marvel Releases New Avengers Trailer Early + More of Today’s First Dibs

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Kristen Stewart is going on an acting hiatus, Marvel’s newest trailer is leaked early, Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin share a sweet embrace and more of today’s First Dibs.

  • Kristen Stewart is taking a (much needed?) break from acting to make art in downtown LA. [US Weekly]
  • Marvel releases Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer a week early after a bootleg version leaked online. [Time]
  • Are Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin rekindling their flame while Jennifer Lawrence buys a new $7 million bachelorette pad? [Just Jared/JJ]
  • Melissa Rivers inherits over $100 million from her late mother Joan Rivers. [US Weekly]
  • Spotted: Kristen Wiig and her ex Fabrizio Moretti on a dinner date. [Page Six]
  • Anna Kendrick, who plays Cinderella in Into the Woods, backs up changes made to the movie. [Vanity Fair]
  • Starbucks releases its first new holiday drink in five years, the Chestnut Praline Latte. Basics around the world, rejoice! [BuzzFeed]
  • Netflix has released the trailer for its new series, Bloodline. [USA Today]
  • Orphan Black star Tatiana Maslany will hit the broadway stage. [Huffington Post]
  • Zach Galifianakis put Brad Pitt in the hot seat, asking the actor about losing his virginity and referncing his ex Jennifer Aniston. Yup, he went there. [Funny or Die]
  • Julie Bowen speaks out about her co-star Sarah Hyland‘s domestic abuse, saying her role was “grossly overblown.” [Huffington Post]
  • Zelda Williams gets a tattoo in memory of her late father Robin. [ET]
  • Alison Sweeney is leaving Days of Our Lives. [TV Guide]
  • T.I gives us the scoop on working on the Entourage movie.

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Here’s How Your Biggest Dawson’s Creek Crushes Looked In The 90s (Enter With Caution!)

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Joshua Jackson‘s new series, The Affair, recently premiered on Showtime and we couldn’t help ourselves — we had to take a trip down memory lane. We had to remember JJ as the teen heartthrob whose posters we once plastered on our walls. Don’t get us wrong — Josh is still a super hottie, but the baby-faced Pacey Witter we used to love is now all grown up. Given that our favorite Joshua Jackson role was, DUH, Pacey, we decided to revisit all our biggest Dawson’s Creek crushes, and see how the creek-dwelling babes have evolved since the late 1990s.

From being mainstays of the `90s to becoming modern babes, you’ll be shocked at how much these heartthrobs and throbettes have changed. From a pre-Tom and Suri Katie Holmes (who was, hint, adorable) to Joshua Jackson’s Eminem hair, these guys looked like the `90s. From Michelle Williams‘ rosy, full cheeks to James Van Der Beek‘s flippy, surfer dude hair, their `90s glory was prime perfection.

And it’s not just the main stars. We’ve taken a look back on all the hotties from Capeside, including Kerr Smith, Busy Philipps, Chad Michael Murray and Michael Pitt. So prepare for a Dawson’s Creek blast from the past and click though our gallery to see how different, and how `90s, your faves once were.

Johnny Depp Makes His Debut as the Big Bad Wolf, Marvel Releases First Look at Mockingbird Suit + More in Today’s Last Lap

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Johnny Depp continues to enchant the big screen, Adrianne Palicki makes a badass Mockingbird, Orlando Bloom may be trying to steal Selena Gomez away from Justin Bieber for good and more in today’s Last Lap.

  • We finally get a peak of Johnny Depp as the Big Bad Wolf in Into the Woods. [EW]
  • Marvel releases the first photo of Adrianne Palicki as Mockingbird in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. [Marvel]
  • Selena Gomez and Orlando Bloom were spotted together at LAX. Romantic getaway for two? [E!]
  • Sarah Hyland is “doing great” after all of the boyfriend drama. [US Weekly]
  • Shark Tank‘s Daymond John tells GQ the most important investment one can make. [Daymond John]
  • Kim Kardashian may be a momager in training and says North West will “have to work for what she wants.” [Huffington Post]
  • Billy Bob Thornton reveals why Angelina Jolie made him wear her vial of blood. [Too Fab]
  • Back to the Future will return to the big screen with a live orchestra for its 30th anniversary. [Variety]
  • Khloe Kardashian can’t seem to track down Lamar Odom to sign the divorce papers. [US Weekly]
  • How does Dancing With the StarsTim Bergeron really feel about the show?

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Black-ish Is the Best Family TV Show You’re Not Watching

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RACE IS FRONT AND CENTER

If you weren’t sure, the title of the show is a dead giveaway. There’s plenty of race talk, which in the pilot, wasn’t always handled in the smoothest way, but by the third episode, show creator Kenya Barris & Co. found their groove. Whether Dre and Pops (Laurence Fishborne) are explaining The Nod to Andre:

Or dealing with an racially insensitive co-worker:

Black-ish accurately describes a type of black experience that some of us have in America. While I haven’t been asked how black people say good morning, I have been asked, “Why all black people wear lotion?” Memo to the world: the best of waking up is not making a black person have their Folger’s with a side teaching you Intro to Black Skin: Why Cocoa Butter Is Good For You & Stuff.

AND SO IS GENDER! WELL, IT’S TO THE LEFT A LITTLE BIT, BUT IT’S THERE!

I’m a black lady, so I also want some moments to reflect what I, and more importantly, my mom have to go through. In the same “Crazy Mom” episode, Rainbow vents about when dads put in the tiniest effort, they get celebrated while mothers aren’t necessarily. That is a very valid point, but like any good storyteller, Barris & Co. know the best way to drive home a point is show not tell as they do in the following brilliant scene:

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IT’S NOT POLITICALLY CORRECT

That doesn’t mean that there are tons of sex jokes and f- bombs. This is a family show, after all. What it does mean that it is going to push buttons in its own way. For example, in the pilot, Dre is concerned about he and his family losing what he considers to be black culture. This includes, butts (thanks, Kim Kardashian!) break dancing, and this: “Not that I want to go back to being the big scary black guy, but it did have its advantages,” which is followed by a white woman giving him the middle finger before taking his parking spot. This punchline walks the line while pointing out and uneasy fact about being black in America.

IT’S NOT THE COSBY SHOW…AND THAT’S A GREAT THING

Nothing can compare to The Cosby Show. It will go down in history as one of the greatest sitcoms of all time. While, the jury is still out on where Black-ish will end up in TV history, one thing is for sure: it ain’t The Cosby Show. And that’s fine! It’s not trying to be; rather, it’s building upon the legacy of TCS. It’s not longer startling to see two upper class and educated black parents in the household. What is startling is dealing with issues of color blindness in an honest way or tackling the issue of what “urban” means in the workplace. Is Dre being promoted to SVP of Urban Marketing as a way to niche-ify him or is it a way have him run diverse accounts at his marketing firm. Issues like this are nuanced and complex and something that couldn’t be talked about twenty, thirty years ago on TV. Thank good Black-ish can do it now.

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