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Amy Poehler Makes Emotional Speech After Harris Wittels Death: “I Don’t Feel Like Telling Any Jokes”

Truth rating: 10
Amy Poehler Harris Wittels Reaction

Amy Poehler had to take the stage at Thursday’s “unite4humanity” event in Los Angeles shortly after finding out her longtime friend and “Parks and Recreation” producer Harris Wittels had been found dead of a possible drug overdose, just days before the show’s series finale. Read her emotional tribute here.

Harris Wittels Dead: Parks And Recreation Executive Producer Dies Of Possible Overdose Days Before Finale

Truth rating: 10
Harris Wittels Dead

Harris Wittels, co-executive producer of “Parks and Recreation,” died on Thursday of a possible drug overdose. He was found in his Los Angeles home. Wittels was 30. His death comes just less than one week before the “Parks and Recreation” series finale. Find out more here.

Parenthood, Parks and Recreation Both Renewed by NBC for Final Seasons

Truth rating: 10
(NBC)

“Parenthood” received a last-minute renewal on Sunday — with a major catch.

NBC announced the drama’s sixth season will also be its last.

The show will get a 13-episode send-off beginning this fall.

“Parks and Recreation,” which was renewed last week, will end after its next season, too.

Find out more here.

WATCH: Parks and Recreation Season 5 Bloopers Video

(NBC)

VIDEO

“Parks and Recreation” features some very funny people.

But when Amy Poehler, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman, and the other cast members mess up, it’s especially hilarious.

WATCH: Joe Biden Guest Stars on Parks and Recreation

(NBC)

VIDEO

Newly-reelected Vice President Joe Biden is becoming an actor — kind of.

Biden will appear on an upcoming episode of “Parks and Recreation,” playing — who else? — himself.

Jake Gyllenhaal and Rashida Jones Have Lunch Together, Sparking Buzz

Truth rating: 1
(GettyImages.com)

Jake Gyllenhaal and Rashida Jones had lunch together in Los Angeles yesterday, leading to speculation that the two might be getting romantic.

Their rendezvous at Cafe Gratitude was, of course, captured by paparazzi, although there’s no indication that it was anything more than a friendly lunch.

Rob Lowe Dishes on Charlie Sheen in New Vanity Fair

Truth rating: 10
(VanityFair)

Rob Lowe dishes about growing up with Charlie Sheen and shares excerpts from his upcoming book, “Stories I Only Tell My Friends: An Autobiography” in the new issue of Vanity Fair.

“We competed to see who could play harder, then show up for work and still kick ass,” says Lowe of filming ‘Masquerade’ in 1987, while Sheen shot ‘Wall Street.’ “The verdict: Charlie by a nose.”

Producer Says Rob Lowe’s “Parks and Recreation” Contract Means He Won’t Replace Charlie Sheen

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Rob Lowe’s commitment to “Parks and Recreation” will keep him from replacing Charlie Sheen on “Two and a Half Men,” according to his current boss.

During a “Parks” panel discussion on Wednesday night, executive producer Michael Schur said that Lowe has a “multiyear contract” with the NBC sitcom, and that there’s “no truth” to rumors Lowe will leave.

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