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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.

Love and Laughter: 9 Famous Couples Who Came Together via Comedy

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The past decade has seen a major boom in the comedy industry, as more and more avenues for funny people to make comedy (original cable shows, podcasts, Twitter, etc.) have emerged, meaning more and more people are employed in comedy than ever before. Sometimes, these funny people date, marry, and even have children with each other, combining their funny genetics to produce (presumably) even funnier spawn. From Will Arnett and Amy Poehler to Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman, it seems like there are more of these comedy couples by [...]

Review Roundup: The Five-Year Engagement Engages But for Too Long

It was hard to get a sense in the trailer if Five-Year Engagement, the new film from Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller, is going to be good. The pedigree is there both in front and behind the camera but the trailer included a pretty awful "I heard that black pianese are much bigger" joke. So what have the critics been saying?

Currently, it's at a 60% on Rotten Tomatoes and a 59 on Metacritic, which is definitively in the pretty good range. (In comparison, Forgetting Sarah Marshall clocked in at 84% and 67 respectively.) What's interesting is most of the negative reviews and positive reviews [...]

Five-Year Engagement Trailer Is a Pleasant Swirl of Comedy & Romance

Here's the trailer for Five-Year Engagment, written by Jason Segal and Nicholas Stoller and starring Segal and Emily Blunt, set for release April 27. The trailer alone includes one party with champagne, one couple falling into a snowdrift, one twinkly-lit rooftop, and one scene of the couple running towards each other, which together earn it an official rom-com cuteness badge. It should be exciting to see if Segal and Stoller can breathe new life into the petrified corpse of the American romantic comedy. The movie also features Chris Pratt along with one Ms. Alison Brie talking in a British accent, so in the words of Splitsider El Hefe Adam [...]

Anna Faris Makes It Count In What's Your Number?

I am so charmed by Anna Faris in the What's Your Number? trailer that I will look past the egregiously unnecessary voice-over ("Is it possible….that I'm not going to topple over a balcony in this heinous bridesmaid's dress?"). As soon as you find out that Faris's Ally faked a terrible British accent for an entire relationship, all is forgiven. "I went full Borat," she laments. Desperate to keep her bone buddy count equal to or less than 20, Anna's charisma and promising dialogue is enough to enliven a plot based on the Victorian moral code and delicate sensibilities ascribed to all men in most rom-coms. Also, hello, whatever [...]

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 [...]

Chris Pratt to Play a Lawyer?

Human golden retriever Chris Pratt is in talks to star opposite Vince Vaughn in the remake of the French-Canadian comedy Starbuck. Starbuck is about Vaughn's character learning he's fathered 533 children via sperm donation. Pratt would play Vaughn's lawyer and the father of a whole mess of kids too. Andy as a lawyer!? Crazy. Before this, Pratt is supposed to play one of the marines who killed Osama Bin Laden; though, that sounds more like a job for Bert Macklin.

Chris Pratt Answers Questions, Is Loveable

You ever get the feeling that the stars of Parks & Recreation knowingly act like their characters? Nick Offerman seems to revel in the extreme masculinity hoisted upon to him. Chris Pratt, though far more capable than Andy, apes his characters wide-eyed, big ol' lugness. In his interview with GQ, there are many quoteables that easily could be something Andy would say, well, if he was an actor who played a character like Andy on television. Mostly though, he comes off as humble mixed with Andy's sense of wonder:

Parks and Rec Recap: "Smallest Park"

Well, I wasn’t expecting that. With all of the time Parks and Rec has spent this season justifying why Leslie and Ben need to be apart, I was assuming they’d wait to get them back together until at least after her campaign. There’s only so much will they/won’t they action I can handle from Leslie and Ben. Most of the suspense to them getting back together has been gone since they broke up since it's pretty much a given that they would restart their relationship eventually and we already know what they're like as a couple. At first, I’d thought Leslie not being able to date Ben was just [...]

Super Fun Times Ahead for Ben, April and Andy on Parks and Rec

Vulture interviewed Parks and Rec's Chris Pratt, who plays Andy, and he revealed thes little tidbits about what's coming up later this season on the show: This is a spoiler alert, but: Adam Scott's character is going to move in with Andy and April. It's really awesome. Adam's going to come in and try to help us become adults. In the process, Andy and April get to trash a Bed Bath and Beyond. There's more growing up that has to happen for April and Andy, with the help of Ben Wyatt. There's also a burger cook-off between Ron Swanson and Chris Traeger to see if Chris's turkey burger [...]

Harris Wittels’s Fancy Celebrity Friends Don’t Have Time for Him and His New 'Humblebrag' Book

As if Harris Wittels wasn’t already putting all other 20somethings to shame with his busy career as a standup, sitcom writer (splitting his time between Parks and Rec and Eastbound and Down currently), musician, and podcast personality, he can now add “author” to his overflowing resume. His new book, Humblebrag: The Art of False Modesty, hits the shelves today. It’s based on his wildly-popular Twitter feed @humblebrag, where he’s been retweeting people’s falsely-modest Twitter boasts to much acclaim. Wittels wrote and starred in this new Funny or Die trailer for the Humblebrag book, and the trailer’s a little bit of a humblebrag itself as it shows him [...]

Chris Pratt and Will Arnett to Become Legos. FINALLY!

Remember when Will Arnett played the MRI giver dude on Parks & Recreation and you thought, "He and Andy should totally voice characters in a Lego movie together?" No? Just me? Well, it's happening!  Chris Pratt is set to voice the lead, Dan Lego (ok, that probably won't be the characters name), in Lego: The Piece of Resistance. (Whoever thought of that name should be promoted to Head of Movies.) Arnett will provide the voice to Lego Batman, which is a real part in this movie and the part he was born to play. This ridiculous half live-action and half Lego-based animated film will be released on February [...]

Better Tape Nick Offerman & Chris Pratt's Apocalypse Guide to Your Bunker Wall Now

Parks & Rec's Nick Offerman and Chris Pratt have written a guide to surviving the 2012 Mayan apocalypse, and it's full of whiskey and bears and woodworking. In other words, it's exactly like Nick Offerman's regular life.

3. Assemble a posse of hooligan underlings, choosing a mix of muscular physiques and corpulent ones. Harvest fat from the chubbies and cook the muscular folks in it. When the fatties run out of cellulite to harvest, they are now prime, lean cooking specimens. Obviously you'll need to be fattening up new "team members" as you go, perpetuating the savory cycle.

Obedient, chubby team members? Finally Jerry will be useful for [...]

Male Parks & Rec Cast Recognized For Achievements in Sexiness

People has bestowed upon the male cast members of Parks & Recreation the most noble honor out there: Sexiest Man Alive. Treat yo'self to watching Aziz Ansari talk about his hair ("Take the softest thing you've ever felt in your life. Multiply that by a million. You're not even close to how soft it is.") or Nick Offerman's discussion of his perfect date (it involves capturing and slaying an animal in the forest). Adam Scott and Chris Pratt are in the mix too, which begs the obvious question, what about Jerry?