Tuesday, October 28, 2008

'Saturday Night Live' star Amy Poehler gives birth to son, Archie


Amy Poehler had a good excuse for missing work on Saturday - she was having a baby.

The "Saturday Night Live" star welcomed Archie Arnett, her first child with husband Will Arnett this weekend.


"Amy, Will and Archie are all healthy and resting comfortably," her rep said in a statement.


Seth Meyers, the comedienne's "Weekend Update" co-anchor, shared the good news on SNL Saturday night to a cheering crowd.


"Amy Poehler is not here tonight because she is having a baby," he said.

Poehler, who played a wacky surrogate mom in "Baby Mama" earlier this year, told the Daily News in April that she's excited to become a mom.

"I'm great with kids," she said. "I think I'm still a big, giant kid. I understand them and usually we're the same size. I think I understand the way they look up at the world. I get it."

Poehler, 37, announced she would be leaving the sketch comedy show after her son's birth to star in her own NBC sitcom.

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Christopher Nolan Ponders The Success And Politics Of ‘The Dark Knight,’ And Potential Sequels

Published by Rick Marshall

Christopher Nolan on the set of 'The Dark Knight'Back from a big showing at Spike TV’s Scream Awards, “The Dark Knight” director Christopher Nolan recently shared some thoughts about the film with LA Times geek-beat blogger, Geoff Boucher. While Nolan didn’t let slip any big news about future Batman films, he did offer up some thoughts on making a third movie — and the dilemma of the third-film curse.

“Is there a story that’s going to keep me emotionally invested for the couple of years that it will take to make another one? That’s the overriding question,” said Nolan. “On a more superficial level, I have to ask the question: How many good third movies in a franchise can people name?”

While story writer David Goyer debunked many of the “Batman 3″ rumors here on Splash Page, certain aspects of the film have remained the focus of much buzz around the ‘Tubes. On the subject of the film’s much-debated politics, Nolan said that while no such analogies were intended, certain scenes presented questions that today’s audiences might be asking themselves, given the current social and political climate.

“I would point to the interrogation scene with Batman and the Joker,” said Nolan, “not that there is a specific political point, per se — but that I was interested in getting the actors to explore a paradox: How do you fight somebody who essentially thrives on aggression?”

Along with saying he was still trying to “get my arms around” all of the box-office records broken by “The Dark Knight,” Nolan addressed the dilemma of bringing The Joker back for another film, explaining that none of the films were made with sequels in mind — even though there was that Joker tease at the end of “Batman Begins.”

“For me that was just about the excitement of people leaving the theater with the sense that now we have the character up and running,” said Nolan. “I wanted people to walk away with that sense in their head. You know, that’s he’s become the Batman in the movie. That’s why we had the title come up at the end, because it was ‘Batman Begins,’ and it was all very specific to that.”

How do Nolan’s comments make you feel about the potential for a third Batman film? Can it overcome the failings of third films of the past?

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The 10 Most Offensive Celebrity Racist Rants

Looking to ruin your career? Follow the misguided example of these 10 loose-lipped celebs.

10. Shaquille O’Neal – “Ching chong!”

In 2002, Shaq-Fu said, “Tell Yao Ming, ‘Ching-chong-yang-wah-ah-soh.’” Rough translation: “I’m insecure because you’ll be the center of attention in five years.”

9. John Wayne – “I believe in white supremacy until the blacks are educated to a point of responsibility.”

The Duke dropped this bomb in a 1971 interview with Playboy. Shocking considering that manifest destiny was a plot point in half of his films.

8. Ice Cube – “Stringy hair / no derrier / frontin’ and fakin’ with your silicone pair.”

Shocking words from the star of Are We There Yet?. Big Worm should’ve flattened Cube for his remarks about Korean-Americans (“Black Korea”) and white women (“Cave Bitch”).

7. Michael Jackson – “[Jewish people] suck…they’re like leeches.”

MJ took narcissistic conspiracy theories to another level when he accused Jewish people of plotting his financial downfall. Certainly, his ranch, legal bills and Invincible money pit had nothing to do with it.

6. Jimmy “the Greek” Snyder – “The black is a better athlete to begin with because he’s been bred to be that way.”

In January 1988, the sportscaster took a stab at genetics saying, “The black athlete was bred to be the better athlete.” As far as how many drinks he’d consumed that evening? We’ll take the over.

5. Jesse Jackson – “Hymietown.”

Rule #1 of politics: When you’re running for president, don’t insult an entire religion (Judaism) or a city of 7 million people (New York).

4. Fuzzy Zoeller – “Tell him not to serve fried chicken next year.”

Not sure if that “little boy” Tiger Woods served chicken and collards, or if he wore the green jacket at the Masters’ Champions Dinner. But it’s a safe bet that Zoeller rocked a white hood.

3. Axl Rose – “Immigrants and faggots / They make no sense to me.”

The lead singer of Guns N’ Roses won the Bigot Triple Crown with 1989’s “One in a Million”—xenophobia, homophobia and racism in less than four minutes.

2. Mel Gibson – “Fucking Jews… Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world.”

Talk trash (about Jewish people), apologize, blame booze, seek “healing,” and go back to being one of Hollywood’s most sought after actor-directors.

1. Michael Richards – “Fifty years ago we’d have you upside down with a fucking fork up your ass!”

Talk trash (about African Americans), apologize, blame rage, seek “healing,” and go back to being a has-been.

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