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George Clooney Doesn’t Tweet Because He Likes to Drink

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Today our sister site AllTwitter revealed a not-so-surprising secret: certain super-famous people don’t like to tweet because they do like to drink.

Well, that’s the way George Clooney put it, at least. In a recent Variety interview about his new movie The Monuments Men, he explained why prominent actors like himself, Matt Damon and Brad Pitt don’t appear on Twitter:

“Just because, I like to have a drink at night. I could easily say something stupid, and I also don’t think you need to be that available. I don’t see Matt [Damon] or Brad [Pitt] or myself wanting to get our thoughts out in a 140-character-thing at 3 in the morning.

God forbid you take a sleeping pill and wake up and the sentences don’t even make sense. What a horrible idea.”

We like the way he thinks. As big charity guys, he and his friends could just pull a Leonard DiCaprio and tweet about all their non-profit/environmental endeavors. But that would be pretty boring, wouldn’t it?

We still have to agree with Dick Costolo, though: get Tina Fey and Amy Poehler or GTFO. Let’s throw Angelina Jolie in there too, because there’s no way this account is real (too many emojis).

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The Golden Globes: a Not-So-Beautiful ‘Mess’

Well, Tina was right about one thing: it was messy. The things we’ll remember from last night’s Golden Globes, ranked from least to most surprising:

  • Everyone was drunk (and everyone who wasn’t was pregnant)
  • Breaking Bad won best show, obvs
  • 12 Years a Slave won best drama, obvs
  • Jennifer Lawrence won best supporting actress (obvs again, but someone should have nominated Amy Adamswardrobe malfunction-free V-necks)
  • Bono is NOT the biggest Diddy fan:

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Amy Poehler Didn’t Seem to Enjoy Her Hollywood Reporter Interview

shutterstock_123075118Disclaimer: we love Amy Poehler. Love her.

We also understand why celebrities generally don’t care to answer certain questions that we might call “leading”, which is the Old Media word for “trolling.”

That said, she seemed a little uncomfortable during this Hollywood Reporter interview about Sunday’s Golden Globes, leaving most of the heavy lifting to Tina Fey.

Some of her less amused responses to writer Marisa Guthrie after the jump:

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Amy Poehler Explains Why Charity Work Is So Awesome

The coolest fact we learned this week: working to support a cause isn’t just “good for your ego”—it also “makes your ass smaller.”

At least that’s what Amy Poehler told the audience at Variety‘s 5th annual Power of Women event earlier this month when explaining why she loves working with the Worldwide Orphans Foundation. SPOILER: there will be tears.

Our favorite Upright Citizens Brigade alumnus salutes the ”beautiful, bossy, right-amount-of-crazy” ladies in the audience after explaining that she devotes herself to charity work because she wants ”…to be around people who dream…and do things.

If you’re not at least slightly moved by this speech then we don’t really know what to tell you.

Poehler also held an “Emmy losers party” with Donald “Jon Hamm” Draper last month to benefit the WWO. Those interested in the group might want to check out November’s 9th annual gala hosted by Seth Meyers, who will be the fourth best “Weekend Update” host in the room if Poehler,  Tina Fey and Jimmy Fallon show up. (There’s a reason he won’t be hosting the Golden Globes for the next two years.)

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Accepts Emmy Award with ‘Faux PR Rep’ Tony Hale

We’re not quite sure how Julia Louis-Dreyfus beat Tina Fey and Amy Poehler to win two consecutive best actress Emmy awards for Veep, but her acceptance speech last night was pretty good. We mostly like the fact that she and Tony Hale stayed in character as a public figure and her “faux public relations rep“, who has to remind her to tell the viewers at home just much she loves her family.

We can see why Dreyfus chose not to repeat last year’s “Amy totally deserved this” bit, though: it obviously didn’t work last time. (Watching co-star Anna Chlumsky text during the speech is a nice finishing touch.)

Can Amy Poehler Sell Young People On The New Healthcare Law? President Obama Hopes So

President Obama is spending a lot of time this week focused on reaching out to different demographics in an attempt to get back to the business of advancing his plans. Today, he returned to the scene of his first big speech as a new Senator, Galesburg, IL’s Knox College, to talk about his economic program (preschool, new energy sources, and spending on infrastructure, for instance), the needs of the middle class, and raising the minimum wage. It was an hour-long speech that brought back the familiar Obama voice — earnest, determined, passionate.

On the healthcare front, the President is speaking with a different voice. Actually, it’s not his voice at all that you’ll hear. To reach younger Americans with information about the Affordable Care Act, he’s turning singer Jennifer Hudson, Amy Poehler, Kal Penn and other celebs to give voice to the benefits of the new law and the insurance exchanges that will open up on October 1. Read more

Taylor Swift Shows the World How Not to Take a Joke

Note to Taylor Swift: if you’re looking to improve/maintain your reputation or get more sympathy from the public regarding your perpetual boy troubles, engaging in bitchy spats is probably not the best way to go about it.

Responding to Tina Fey and Amy Poehler‘s (completely appropriate) Golden Globes joke warning her to “stay away from Michael J. Fox’s son” lest he turn up in thinly-veiled caricature on her next album, Swift dropped this bomb on her Vanity Fair interviewer:

“You know, Katie Couric is one of my favorite people, because she said to me she had heard a quote that she loved, that said, ‘There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.’”

Yes, those two are such Regina Georges, aren’t they? Oh, and that quote was from former secretary of state Madeline Albright, who doles out wisdom in between her free jazz drumming sessions.

Poehler and Fey’s responses displayed their superior media relations savvy.

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‘Bill of Reproductive Rights’ Petition Has A-List Promoters

The “pro-choice”/”pro-life” argument is not a new one by any means–it’s been a divisive social and political issue for decades. But over the past several months, the subject of reproductive rights has become the hot button domestic issue, thanks in large part to some major political clashes on the subject (does an all-male panel on women’s reproductive rights ring a bell?).

Now, with election day only weeks away, debate over the issue(s) is more heated than ever. In the midst of aggressive campaigns, grassroots efforts, vehement blog posts, and angry protests from both sides, The Center for Reproductive Rights, a global legal advocacy organization, has launched a new campaign in the form of an A-list-celebrity-backed petition.

The campaign, titled “Draw The Line,” launched on Tuesday, and it asks American voters to sign a “Bill of Reproductive Rights” in support of legal and readily available access to contraception, abortion, and other reproductive health services. Some of the big Hollywood names involved include Meryl Streep, Kevin Bacon, Amy Poehler, Lisa Kudrow, Sarah Silverman, Billy Crudup, and Caroline Kennedy.

The online petition reads as follows: Read more

Amy Poehler Gets Creeped Out for ‘Always Open’

Denny’s has partnered with entertainment company DumbDumb, IAC’s digital company Electus, and College Humor for Always Open, a web series where host David Koechner interviews celebrity guests. It’s kind of like Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis, but with snacks.

In the fourth episode the host sits down to some Denny’s with funny lady Amy Poehler. Previous episodes have featured DumbDumb founders Jason Bateman and  Will Arnett (also Poehler’s hubby) and Sarah Silverman. Kristin Bell will be the next guest. Click above to learn how to make dead shark eyes!

Orbit Gum Taps Jason Bateman and Will Arnett for Branded Comedy

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PRNewser attended the launch party for DumbDumb last night, a production company from actors Will Arnett and Jason Bateman. The company is part of Electus, the IAC-supported company run by former NBC entertainment chief Ben Silverman.

The party was to celebrate the company’s first digital short, sponsored by Orbit Gum.

At the event, agency Sunshine & Sachs, which represents DumbDumb, Electus and IAC, was busy working their magic, along with IAC PR executives Stacy Simpson and Leslie Cafferty.

Agency partners Ken Sunshine and Shawn Sachs even showed up to mingle among the celeb-heavy crowd, which included Arnett’s wife and “Parks and Recreation” star Amy Poehler, actress Amanda Peet, actor Justin Long, “Inside the Actors Studio” host James Lipton, Actress Renee Zellweger, actress Kristin Bell, Comedian Chuck Nice and “30 Rock’s” Katrina Bowden.

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Press clips featuring DumbDumb and Electus rotated throughout the night on IAC’s large video screens, highlighting recent PR efforts.

For yesterday’s launch, Arnett and Bateman gave a few pre-event interviews to media, including The New York TimesBrian Stelter. At the party, they stayed late, making the rounds with attendees and their sponsor.

“Will and I were happy when given the opportunity to partner with Orbit gum and we’re enjoying the challenge of taking the brand to the next level with this type of integrated branded content,” said Bateman in a release today.

Orbit’s ad agency, Energy BBDO (Chicago) “provided creative insight into the campaign development.”

Our colleague Alex Weprin was in attendance as well and has video of the digital short over at WebNewser.

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