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HGTV Enlists Retta to Host ‘Ugliest House in America’ in 2022

HGTV fans usually get to see some of the nation’s most beautiful homes, but a new series from the Discovery-owned cable outlet will instead feature domiciles their owners believe are some of the ugliest. Comedian and actor Retta will host “Ugliest House in America,” a new series slated to debut in early 2022. The series […]
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Christina Hendricks: ‘We were critically acclaimed – and everyone wanted to ask me about my bra’

The star of Good Girls discusses Mad Men, sexual harassment and squaring her glamorous reputation with her ‘weird, goofy’ personalityChristina Hendricks appears on our video call with the most dramatic backdrop. Art deco gold peacocks bedeck a black wall, making her look, as she has so often in her career, a bit too good to be human. Perfectly poised, perfectly framed, perfectly lit, she is more like a dreamy vision of what humans look like. “I, erm, like your wall,” I say, pointlessly. She flas...
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Amazon's 30 bestselling audiobooks right now, from Matthew McConaughey's new memoir to the cult-favorite "Atomic Habits"

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Amazon; Alyssa Powell/Insider Audible has thousands of books and podcasts. You can start a free 30-day Audible trial here. Below, we compiled its 30 best-selling audiobooks among Audible users right now. The list ranges from former President Barack Obama's memoir to a cult-favorite romance series. If the warmer weather and COVID-19 vaccinations have you swapping your pandemic-era stationary bike fo...
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Ein Plus-Size-Model mit Hijab ist das Gesicht der neuen Modelinie von Eloquii

Das Plus-Size-Modelabel Eloquii kündigte diese Woche den Launch seiner Kollektion „Six Icons, Six Days“ an: Während einer sechstägigen Veranstaltung sollen Looks, die von namhaften Plus-Size-Designerinnen entworfen wurden und nur in limitierter Auflage erhältlich sind, vorgestellt werden. Für die maßgeschneiderten Ensembles der Plus-Size-Marke waren bisher Nabela Noor, Gründerin von Zeba, der Bewegung für mehr Selbstliebe, Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Gründerin von Curve Athletics, einer Athleisur...
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Up To Speed with Julie Bowen: Retta

Julie Bowen finds the perfect spot to relax, and lots in common with the hilarious Retta.  Julie Bowen is not only one of the busiest working actors, but she’s also a mom of three. Between work and her homelife — she’s desperate for strong connections and interesting conversation without interruption. Some “Me Time.” And she’s found the perfect spot to enjoy it – her Cadillac XT6. Comedian and actress Retta joins Julie as they discuss their different approaches to charity events, shared lo...
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How Performing in Remotely-Produced TV Episodes Sharpens New Skills

Simone Missick, the star of CBS legal drama “All Rise,” received a meat mallet in the mail during quarantine. Missick doesn’t eat meat; it was a prop that her character used in the place of a gavel during the show’s virtual finale, which was shot entirely in the actors’ homes. Other shows, including Apple TV […]
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Retta on the Future of ‘Good Girls’ and the ‘Parks and Recreation’ Reunion’s Big Fundraising Total

(SPOILER ALERT: Do not read ahead if you haven’t watched the Season 3 finale of “Good Girls.”) The third chapter of Beth, Ruby and Annie’s story came to a close when Season 3 of “Good Girls” wrapped up on Sunday night. Though NBC ordered 16 episodes, the show about good girls gone crime bosses ended […]
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Watch ‘A Parks and Recreation Special’ Online for Free Right Now and Give Yourself a Dose of Pure Joy

No one has been begging for television programming about the coronavirus pandemic because we’re already being inundated with that nonsense every damn day of our lives. But last night, A Parks and Recreation Special managed to make the most delicious lemonade out of some very bitter lemons by remotely reuniting the cast of the hit NBC comedy series for an episode catching up with Pawnee’s finest as they self-quarantine and check on each other during these uncertain times. If you missed it becaus...
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‘A Parks and Recreation Special’ Clip Finds Leslie Checking on Ron During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Tonight brings the surprise return of Parks and Recreation in the form of a special episode that is set during the current coroanvirus pandemic. The episode was produced remotely with Amy Poehler and the rest of the cast returning with scenes shot from their homes, with a bit of TV magic involved. If you’re wondering how it’s going to play out, you can see a Parks and Recreation Special clip now before the episode premieres. A Parks and Recreation Special Clip In the clip, Leslie Knope (...
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‘Parks and Recreation’ Stars Say Coronavirus Special Was the ‘Only Circumstance’ for a Reunion

In the series finale of “Parks and Recreation,” Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) looked around at all of the changes coming for her friends in Pawnee, Ind. and asked her husband Ben (Adam Scott) when this group of people would ever be together again. “That’s all I want: all of these people, in the same place, […]
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How Co-Creator Mike Schur Pulled Off the ‘Parks and Recreation’ Reunion Special

What would Leslie Knope do during the coronavirus pandemic? It’s an easy thing to imagine but a little harder to actually make into reality, as Parks and Recreation co-creator Mike Schur revealed ahead of the highly anticipated reunion special. Parks and Recreation is returning for a one-time coronavirus episode that will reunite the original cast of the beloved NBC sitcom and raise funds for frontline efforts against the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Parks and Recreation reunion special...
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CS Soapbox: A Parks and Recreation Reunion is Exactly What We Need

CS Soapbox: A Parks and Recreation Reunion is Exactly What We Need Right Now Parks and Recreation follows the  deputy director of the Parks and Recreation Department of Pawnee, Indiana, Leslie Knope. In its first season, the show appeared to be a well-intentioned rip-off of its grandfather mockumentary,  The Office : a clueless b oss surrounded by misfits. However, as we continued watching, Leslie Knope and  Parks and Recreation  evolved; becoming the most optimistic show to ever grac...
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‘Parks and Recreation’ is Returning Next Week for a Scripted Coronavirus Charity Special

Parks and Rec fans literally couldn’t get better news: NBC has announced that a Parks and Recreation reunion special will bring our favorite residents of Pawnee back for a half-hour scripted episode in aid of coronavirus efforts. Almost all the original cast members, including Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman, Aubrey Plaza, Chris Pratt, Adam Scott, Rob Lowe, Jim O’Heir, and Retta, will get back to work as the beloved members of the Pawnee Parks and Recreation department, a...
Tags: Comedy, Television, Movies, Nbc, Charity, America, Parks and Recreation, Retta, Parks, Michael Schur, Leslie Knope, Leslie, Schur, NBC Entertainment, Pawnee Indiana, Pawnee

April 2019 Media Recommendations

April is almost over, so I better get this posted. This month’s list of recommendations is longer than I realized. Each month, I listen to podcasts, watch videos and read a bit. If something is especially poignant, I might think that I should jot that down somewhere to recommend to you all, but I often forget. As I went through my history, I realized how much good stuff I enjoyed in April. I hope you enjoy some of it, too! Listen Feminist podcast The Waves discussed the current state of sex ed...
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Retta: Tweet Yo' Self

Retta reflects on trading her career in chemistry for comedy, her "crazy" audition for Parks And Recreation, and what she loves about portraying a fully-realized character on Good Girls.(Image credit: Mike Katzif/NPR)
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Hockey Fact Bag With Retta

Good Girls star Retta joins Ophira Eisenberg and Jonathan Coulton to discuss three NHL trivia questions, one for each period in a regulation game.(Image credit: Mike Katzif/NPR)
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Mandatory Streamers: Ramy Is Hulu’s Latest Must-See Comedy Series

Mandatory Streamers: Ramy is Hulu’s latest must-see comedy series Welcome to Mandatory Streamers, our latest column covering the best new streaming content coming your way every week! For the week of April 15, Ramy Youssef stars in Hulu’s new comedy series Ramy, which is already receiving rave reviews. Created, written, and executive produced by Youssef, the series follows a first generation Egyptian-American who is on a spiritual journey in his politically-divided New Jersey neighborhood. Ch...
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‘Good Girls’ Renewed for Season 3 at NBC

“Good Girls” has been renewed for a third season at NBC. The drama about three friends who robbed a bank and then got sucked into the world of money laundering stars Christina Hendricks, Mae Whitman and Retta. “We’re so excited to continue following the friendship and adventures of these three incredible women while also exploring […]
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NBC Stars Talk Impact of #MeToo on TV Sets: ‘The Reeducation of Men in the Workplace’

The impact of the #MeToo movement is trickling onto sets everywhere, provoking more thoughtful discussion among actors. “Last season, when everything was coming out, we had a lot of male guest stars actually ask us questions, which we found interesting and nice,” said “Good Girls” star Retta at NBC’s “Women of Drama” panel at the TCA […]
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Small-Screen Stream: ‘Atlanta,’ ‘Black Mirror’ and Other Streaming Series to Catch Up on in the New Year

(Welcome to Small-Screen Stream, a feature where we share the best television shows streaming and where you can watch them.) It’s a brand new year and the slates are wiped clean – which means it’s time to start playing catch-up with TV-watching once again! The endless viewing cycle never ends, but streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu make it easy to sit back, light up the screen, and get lost in a new series. I, for one, spent my holidays watching nothing but junk-food TV, s...
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‘Parks and Recreation’ Reruns Heading to Comedy Central Starting in January 2019

Comedy Central already has reruns of The Office airing all the time, and they’ve just picked up the syndication rights to the spiritual sister to the mockumentary series that takes place in the historic town of Pawnee, Indiana. All seven seasons of Parks and Recreation are heading to Comedy Central starting in January of 2019. Just like The Office, the arrival of Parks and Recreation reruns on Comedy Central will be ushered in with an all-day marathon. Find out when you can start catch Parks an...
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Inside Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls 10th Anniversary Dinner (EXCLUSIVE)

“I’ve made an observation I’d like to share. I’m the only one that’s eaten my crab cake,” joked Amy Poehler as she addressed the room during the round robin introductions being made at her Smart Girls 10th anniversary dinner on Monday night. The 16 women at the table, who were so enthralled in the conversation […]
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Not My Job: 3 Questions For 'Good Girls' Star Retta About Good Boys

Retta is best known for her role as Donna on the hit comedy Parks and Recreation. She has just published a book of essays called So Close to Being the Sh*t, Y'all Don't Even Know.(Image credit: Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP)
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Check Out Retta's Hilarious Story About Taylor Swift Cutting Her In The Golden Globes Bathroom Line!

Treat yo' self -- when it's your turn, that is! In her upcoming memoir, So Close to Being the Sh*t, Y'all Don't Even Know, Retta talks a lot about her interactions with bigger celebs on her way up. Idris Elba is super hot in person, Michael Fassbender is super hot for black women, stuff like that. Video: Sadly, Idris Is Now Engaged To Girlfriend Sabrina Dhowre! But according to a new feature on the Parks and Recreation star in Vulture, the best story is about the time she was standing in line fo...
Tags: Celebs, Taylor Swift, Idris Elba, Parks and Recreation, Michael Fassbender, Taylor, Retta, Don, Brian To WENN, Sabrina Dhowre

Why Retta Wants Everyone to Stop Telling Her to ‘Treat Yo’ Self’

The Parks and Rec star is over her character's catchphrase
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Comedy Roundup: Vulture Fest (Tracy Morgan, Retta, Samantha Bee), Hannibal Buress, more

Plus: "Dr. Gameshow" and more Vulture Fest, "Tinder Live," Todd Barry, Seth Herzog, and more funny stuff. Continue reading… [Author: Arielle Gordon]
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TV Review: ‘Good Girls’ on NBC

At first blush, “Good Girls” is the kind of show that looks like it belongs on cable. It’s a sleek, propulsive drama starring three misbehaving women lugging around stacks of cash and the occasional firearm; the cool criminality of it recalls TNT’s “Good Behavior” or USA’s “Queen of the South,” where the messy business of […]
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Review: Hendricks, Whitman and Retta break bad in NBC's fun, soapy 'Good Girls'

Christina Hendricks, Mae Whitman and Retta are fantastic in NBC's delightfully dark 'Good Girls.'            [Author: USA TODAY]
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‘Good Girls’ Star Retta on Her Dramatic Lead-Turn and Trump as a Catalyst for Stories and Political Change

In 2008, Retta landed a role on NBC’s single-camera comedy “Parks and Recreation” that launched her as a comedy star for television audiences. Since that role came to an end in 2015, though, she has turned her attention to more dramatic fare, such as hour-longs “The Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce” on Bravo” and NBC’s upcoming […]
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21 must-see TV shows of 2018 (so far)

Considering the mostly dismal group of movies that will be populating theaters through the next couple of months, it’s fortunate that there are a number of great-looking television shows coming before spring. This doesn’t even count a number of returning favorites like the final season of FX’s Cold War thriller “The Americans” or live events like the Super Bowl, the Winter Olympics and some of the award shows. So what follows are 21 shows you must check out debuting before the first day of sprin...
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