Rachel Dratch

‘Parks and Recreation’ Season 7 Episode 7 Recap: “Donna and Joe”

Even with the plotline centered around Donna’s wedding, the season seven midpoint of Parks and Recreation was action-packed for more than just the Meagles. Jen Barkley shows up and goads Ben into running for Congress. Tom and Lucy take a leap, even after Ron inadvertently screws it up. We finally get a good look at Leslie and Ben’s kids, with Rachel Dratch (!!!) as their overwhelmed nanny, Roz. It’s revealed that Jerry/Larry/Terry is actually named Gary (please say this marks the end of this joke). Questlove shows up as Donna’s estranged baby brother, Levondrius, and smashes a vintage microwave on the dance floor, giving Donna the touch of drama she craved for her wedding. Truly, “Donna and Joe” had it all. … Read More

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Here Are Some Details on the Pilots Amazon Has Requested for 2015

Amazon is continuing its focus on world domination, culturally and otherwise, with its announcement of its 2015 pilot lineup.… Read More

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For Your Calendar: Downtown Literary Festival

New York is a paradise for book lovers. You’ve got the rich literary history stemming back to the founding of our country, big-time magazines named after our city like The New Yorker and The New York Review of Books, over a hundred really important writers living here, and tons of literary journals and blogs popping up from Crown Heights to Harlem. … Read More

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What’s On at Flavorpill: The Links That Made the Rounds in Our Office

Today at Flavorpill, we watched 135 space shuttles launch at the same moment. We wanted to eat this full-length evening gown homage to Alexander McQueen fashioned out of 50,000 gummy bears. We wished we could be best friends with Rachel Dratch, even after witnessing her try to French kiss… Read More

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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. José Angel Santana, a 58-year-old former professor at NYU, says that he lost his job after giving James Franco a D in “Directing the Actor II,” and is now suing the university. Apparently the bad grade was attendance related; Franco only showed up for two of the fourteen classes. [via Vulture] … Read More

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What’s On at Flavorpill: The Links That Made the Rounds in Our Office

Today at Flavorpill, we were amazed by the wealth of Perfect Strangers fan art to be found on the Internet. We discovered that Charleston has more hot people than any other American city, at least according to Travel + Leisure. We were surprised that Turkey’s prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, … Read More

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The Morning's Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. Tony Award-winning playwright and director Arthur Laurents (who wrote the books for West Side Story and Gypsy) passed away earlier today due to complications of pneumonia. He was believed to be 93. [via LAT]

2. After nearly a decade of false starts, production on Live to Tell, the screenplay that Tupac Shakur… Read More

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The Women of SNL: Their Top 10 Characters

Tonight’s two-hour retrospective, The Women of SNL, looks back at some of the show’s funniest female cast members, and from what we hear Molly Shannon, Maya Rudolph, Tina Fey, Nora Dunn, Ana Gasteyer, Rachel Dratch, Cheri Oteri, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Laraine Newman, Amy Poehler, and Kristen Wiig will all be in attendance. But who would be invited if this was a reunion of their funniest characters? We’ll countdown our 10 favorites after the jump. … Read More

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Sundance Channel Sits Down With the Cast of Spring Breakdown

How do you guarantee that a movie is funny? Combine the comedic dream team of Amy Poehler, Rachel Dratch and Parker Posey in your cast and give them a ridiculous storyline that focuses on three wallflower 30-somethings who inadvertently crash spring break on South Padre Island to romp around with. Watch the Sundance Channel’s video interview with the ladies and director Ryan Shiraki after the jump. … Read More

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