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Chris Pratt and Anna Faris Pair Up for 'Vacation Friends'

According to Deadline, real-life husband and wife Chris Pratt and Anna Faris have found a co-starring vehicle together in the upcoming Fox comedy Vacation Friends, a film by sibling writing team Tom and Tim Mullen with Hot Tub Time Machine's Steve Pink onboard to direct. Vacation Friends is described as "What About Bob? with a couple" and follows Pratt and Faris as "a crazy wild couple that bonds with a straight laced couple on vacation in Mexico. They have a great time, and then want to rekindle the fun. Once the other couple gets back to their normal life, it’s not nearly the same kind of fun and [...]

An Ode to 'Parks and Rec's Chubby Andy Dwyer

With Chris Pratt starring in the upcoming superhero flick Guardians of the Galaxy, his Andy Dwyer is returning to Parks and Recreation this season in noticeably better shape. While the show won't making too big a fuss over his weight loss when it premieres tomorrow night, we're going to miss the chubbier version of Andy lumbering around Pawnee. So we decided to take a look back at some of our favorite Andy Dwyer moments from the first five seasons, and hope that Andy's newly svelte body won't change him too much:

'Parks and Recreation's Chris Pratt Looks Like a Marvel Superhero Now

Chris Pratt, who plays lovable doofus Andy Dwyer on Parks and Recreation, was surprisingly cast as the lead in the Marvel superhero movie Guardians of the Galaxy earlier this year. Over the weekend, Pratt tweeted the image to the left, showing what he looks like now after getting into shape and preparing for the role for half a year. He writes, "No beer for six months. My brother made me post this." It should be pretty difficult explaining why Andy Dwyer looks like this all of the sudden in the new season of Parks and Rec, which Pratt will be appearing in in a diminished capacity. "My brother made [...]

Chris Pratt Reminisces About His Days as a Door-to-Door Coupon Salesman on 'Conan'

Parks and Recreation and Zero Dark Thirty star Chris Pratt paid a visit to Conan O'Brien's desk last night and told some stories about his early days bossing around a coupon salesman posse in Colorado. He also shares the most intimidating chant used to motivate coupon salesmen ever.

Hit the jump for more from last night's Conan, including Pratt discussing getting in shape to play an Osama bin Laden-hunting Navy SEAL and a funny bit with Brian Stack as a creepy cameraman:

Ron Swanson Records a Bacon Shortage PSA (and May Be the Reason for the Bacon Shortage)

Meat lover Ron Swanson filmed this "The More You Know" PSA to address the bacon shortage that's affecting this fine country of ours. Swanson shares tips on places to hide bacon to keep you well-fed throughout the impending famine, explaining that you can hide bacon in your desk drawer, behind one of your paintings, or under your Aziz Ansari. To be fair, though, Ron Swanson's 38 secret bacon hiding spots might be part of the reason we're experiencing a shortage.

Here's the First Trailer of Chris Pratt in 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

This trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy isn't very helpful if you don't know much about the comics or aren't sure whether the movie is a superhero drama or superhero comedy, but it features some funny people like Chris Pratt, John C. Reilly, and Peter Serafinowicz, plus Bradley Cooper voices a raccoon named Rocket wanted for vehicular theft and multiple lockdown escapes. So it's at least partially a comedy.

Glenn Howerton Auditioned for Chris Pratt's Role in Marvel's 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

Earlier this year, Parks and Recreation star Chris Pratt was announced as the surprising casting choice for Marvel's new summer tentpole superhero movie Guardians of the Galaxy, but it turns out he wasn't the only comedic actor considered for the role. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia star Glenn Howerton revealed today, in a conference call to reporters, that he also auditioned for the role of Star-Lord in the film. In response to a question about whether he'd ever like to transition into movies like his Always Sunny cohort Charlie Day, who's starred in Pacific Rim and Horrible Bosses, Howerton replied, "I did audition recently for Guardians of the Galaxy, [...]

Watch the Trailer for 'The Lego Movie' Featuring Chris Pratt, Will Arnett, and Other People

Here's the trailer for The Lego Movie a new computer animated adventure comedy from Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the directing team behind Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and the 21 Jump Street reboot. The voice cast includes Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Morgan Freeman, Liam Neeson, Alison Brie, Nick Offerman (typecast as a character called "Metalbeard"), Charlie Day, and yes, that's Will Arnett as the voice of Batman.

Chris Pratt Interviews the 'Parks and Recreation' Crew for His New Web Series

Parks and Recreation star Chris Pratt has a new NBC web series, Hangin' with the Crew, in which he interviews members of – you guessed it – the show's crew. Here's the first episode, in which he chats with Parks and Rec's makeup artist Autumn Butler and then tries doing her makeup himself. If you think he's going to do a great job, then you're really bad at predicting silly web series.

Chris Pratt Is Pulling a Rob McElhenney and Gaining 65 Pounds for a New Movie

Chris Pratt is playing a lawyer in Vince Vaughn’s new sperm donor comedy Starbuck, and he’s following in the footsteps of Rob McElhenney, who gained 50 pounds for last season of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, by trying to pack on 65 pounds before production begins in November. According to Vulture, Pratt has already gained over 40 pounds and has 25 left to go to reach his goal of 300. Some would say Robert DeNiro and Christian Bale are better-known examples of actors gaining weight for their roles than Rob McElhenney, but those are DRAMATIC actors. Rob McElhenney and Chris Pratt are comedic actors gaining weight for their [...]

Watch the Very Promising New Trailer for 'The Lego Movie'

A movie set entirely in a world of Legos could so easily go wrong, and yet this trailer for the upcoming action/comedy Lego Movie looks pretty great. Due out in February, Chris Pratt voices a regular Legoman who must save the Lego universe from Will Ferrell's evil Lord Business, who wants to glue the entire world together. The film also features the voices of Will Arnett as Lego Batman, Jonah Hill as Lego Green Lantern, Channing Tatum as Lego Superman, Cobie Smulders as Lego Wonder Woman, and Nick Offerman as character known as Metal Beard, with other voices by Elizabeth Banks, Alison Brie, Charlie Day, Liam Neeson, and Morgan Freeman.

Mike Schur Says 'Parks and Rec' Won't Acknowledge Chris Pratt's New Superhero Body

Parks and Recreation actor Chris Pratt is preparing to star in the new Marvel superhero movie Guardians of the Galaxy, and last week, he tweeted this photo of his absurdly muscular new superhero body after six months of working out and not drinking beer. TV Guide asked Parks and Rec showrunner/co-creator Mike Schur how they're going to explain why Pratt looks this way in the new season, and he said they might not even address it.

"I was as shocked as everybody," Schur says. "I obviously knew he was getting in crazy good shape for this movie. He had already started by the time we wrapped last year. [...]

Watch Vince Vaughn and Chris Pratt in the Trailer for the Sperm Donor Comedy 'Delivery Man'

Here's the teaser trailer for Delivery Man, a new comedy starring Vince Vaughn as a guy who finds out he's the father of 533 children after a mistake at a fertility clinic 20 years ago. Set for release November 22nd, it's a remake of the 2011 French-Canadian movie Starbuck. Parks and Recreation's Chris Pratt is co-starring as Vince Vaughn's sidekick/lawyer, a role for which he gained 65 pounds, demonstrating a commitment to his craft that should serve as an example to the stars of future sperm donor comedies.

Chris Pratt Grosses Out Jay Leno's Audience

Parks and Rec and Zero Dark Thirty star Chris Pratt made his Jay Leno Debut last night (known in the industry as a "JLD"), and he proceeded to thoroughly gross out Leno's audience by telling a story about once eating a possum his friend killed. The best part is that Matt Damon, the other guest, is just watching quietly.

Hit the jump for the second part of Pratt's interview, in which he discusses filming Zero Dark Thirty in Jordan and meeting Navy SEALs to research his part: