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Watch the Trailer for Lifetime's Grumpy Cat Movie Starring the Voice of Aubrey Plaza

Back in September it was announced that Parks and Rec star Aubrey Plaza had been cast as the voice of Grumpy Cat in an upcoming Christmas film for Lifetime, and the network released the first trailer over the weekend. Does Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever look like an excellent film that will become a timeless holiday classic? Not exactly. Has Aubrey Plaza mastered the art of embodying a cat who is at worst grumpy and at best completely apathetic to the world around her? Absolutely.

Aubrey Plaza Is a Sassy Zombie Teen in the 'Life After Beth' Trailer

Here's the trailer for Life After Beth, a teen zombie comedy starring Aubrey Plaza and written and directed by I Heart Huckabees co-writer Jeff Baena. It looks like a fun and fresh take on a what's become a relatively overdone genre. It also stars Dane DeHaan, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon, Paul Reiser, Matthew Gray Gubler, and Anna Kendrick and it's out on August 15th.

Aubrey Plaza to Play the Female Lead in Hal Hartley's 'Ned Rifle'

Parks and Recreation star Aubrey Plaza has booked her next movie role. She'll be playing the female lead in Ned Rifle, the long-awaited dark comedy from writer/director Hal Hartley, Variety reports. Ned Rifle is the third and final chapter in Hartley's Henry Fool trilogy, which began with 1997's Henry Fool and continued with 2007's Fay Grim. The movie was funded by a Kickstarter campaign last year.

Here's Hartley describing the plot:

In this swiftly paced conclusion, Henry and Fay's son, Ned, played by Liam Aiken, turns 18 and leaves a witness protection program. ("Rifle" is his maternal grandmother's maiden name—he's incognito). His mom has spent the last [...]

Watch Billy Eichner, Fred Armisen, and Aubrey Plaza Talk Comedy As Art

Funny or Die's John Ramsey sat down with Billy Eichner, Fred Armisen, and Aubrey Plaza at the recent New Yorker Festival to talk about, or more accurately, around the idea of whether comedy is art. In this case, almost certainly.

Lennon Parham Plays Aubrey Plaza's Aunt, Bugging Her on a Movie Set

Here's a new Funny or Die video in which Best Friends Forever star Lennon Parham plays Aubrey Plaza's Aunt Debra, trying to score an interview with her on the set of her new movie The To Do List and just trying to get her to be a good niece.

Aubrey Plaza Insists She's Not Always Mocking People

"I think it’s just the tone of my voice that throws people off. Zooey Deschanel recently told me, 'Everything that you say to someone sounds like you’re mocking them.' I was like, 'But I’m not.' And she was like, 'Even when you just said that, it sounded like you were mocking me.'"

- Aubrey Plaza talks about her voice, being in a constant state of sarcasm, and her latest film projects in a new interview with NY Times Magazine.

Aubrey Plaza and Max Greenfield Get Serious in the 'About Alex' Trailer

Here's the trailer for About Alex, a new comedy-drama about a group of 20something friends who reunited for a weekend after one of them attempts suicide. Written and directed by Parenthood writer Jesse Zwick , About Alex boasts an ensemble cast that features Aubrey Plaza, Max Greenfield, and some non-comedy people too. The movie hits theaters on August 8th.

Aubrey Plaza Vows to Force the 'Parks and Rec' Writers to Make Her Character Have a Child

Parks and Recreation's writers have always been good about keeping their characters moving and constantly having major changes occur in their lives, and Aubrey Plaza wants a big change for her character. When asked what will happen to her character in the show's recently-announced seventh season, Plaza tells Vulture:

"I’ve been saying this for two seasons now: If they don’t put a baby inside of me, I’m going to put one in myself, literally, so that they’re forced to write it on to the show! I declare. I just think the idea of her and Andy having quintuplets or something would be pretty hilarious. But I have [...]

Aziz Ansari, Christopher Guest, Aubrey Plaza, and More to Appear at New Yorker Fest 2013

The New Yorker just announced the lineup for the 2013 New Yorker Festival, and there's plenty of stuff for comedy fans. The event, which is held from October 4th-6th in, um, New York, will feature an advance screening of Aziz Ansari's new hour special Buried Alive followed by a conversation between Ansari and New Yorker writer Andy Borowitz, a Funny or Die sketch show hosted by Billy Eichner, a panel on television and politics with Armando Iannucci, W. Kamau Bell and some non-comedy people; and a panel on improvisation with Christopher Guest, Aubrey Plaza, Horatio Sanz, and Rachel Dratch. Head on over to the official website for ticket [...]

Watch Michael Cera and Aubrey Plaza in Michael Cera's New Short Film

Here's "Failure," a new short film Michael Cera made for the YouTube channel JASH. Cera directed and stars in the short alongside his Scott Pilgrim vs. the World costar Aubrey Plaza, who plays a bigger weirdo than normal in this.

Aubrey Plaza Is Armed and Dangerous in the Teaser for Hal Hartley's 'Ned Rifle'

Back in March it was announced that Aubrey Plaza had signed on to star in Hal Hartley's new film Ned Rifle, and the first teaser trailer dropped today. The film also stars Liam Aiken, Parker Posey, James Urbaniak, and Thomas Jay Ryan and is set to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival later this year.

Watch Aubrey Plaza, Keith Powell, and More Expose the Dark Truth Behind Ring Pop

Sure, those '90s Ring Pop commercials painted a fun and carefree world for kids everywhere, but what was really happening in the lives of the happy ring-sucking bands of friends in the ads? The newest Funny or Die video featuring Aubrey Plaza, Keith Powell, Seth Kirschner and more reveals the dark realities behind the Ring Pop gang, and it's as funny as it is delightfully nostalgic.

Rebel Wilson, Aubrey Plaza, Megan Amram, and More Make 'Forbes' 30 Under 30

Business magazine Forbes released its annual "30 Under 30" list today, and the list is full of comedy people, as usual.  Comedians and comedy writers who made the list this year include Megan Amram (26, Parks and Rec writer), Lena Dunham (27, Girls), Dave Franco (28, 21 Jump Street), Mickey Myer (29, cofounder of JASH), Aubrey Plaza (29, Parks and Rec), Issa Rae (28, The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl), Heather Regnier (28, UCB), Simon Rich (29, SNL), Jason Ruiz (28, Murder Police), and Rebel Wilson (27, Super Fun Night). Dunham, Rich, and Wilson made last year's 30 Under 30 alongside comedy folk like Aziz Ansari and [...]

Aubrey Plaza Tells Conan About Her Masturbation Scene in 'The To Do List'

Here's Parks and Recreation's Aubrey Plaza on Conan last night, telling him about her self-sex scene in her new movie, The To Do List, the filming of which involved a bunch of old guys smoking cigarettes watching her. Okay, turns out they weren't really smoking cigarettes and they were part of the crew, but it's still pretty creepy.