Michelle Obama is set to make her sitcom debut. THR reports that the first lady is set to cameo in Parks and Recreation's one-hour season finale, titled "Moving Up," which was filmed recently and will air Thursday, April 24th. Obama shot her cameo in Miami, where she was working to raise money to fight childhood obesity. Past political figures to land on Parks and Rec include Joe Biden, John McCain, and Barbara Boxer.
Parks's showrunner/co-creator Mike Schur told THR that his dream political guest star is Leslie Knope's idol, Hillary Clinton:
"I always imagined the perfect ending to the series — and I hope it's not for a while [...]
The Soup host and Community star Joel McHale has been named the host of this year's White House Correspondents' Association Dinner, the association announced today. The annual event, which a comedian hosts in front of an audience that includes the President of the United States and a bunch of Washington, D.C. journalists, will take place on May 3rd this year and as always, will be televised on C-SPAN. The last three of these dinners were hosted by Conan O'Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, and Seth Meyers, respectively, and this is the first time hosting the event for McHale.
This November, when you go to the polls, vote Derek Ferguson for Boyfriend. Derek is a young man who…
Knows the local IPAs.
Agrees that big weddings are outdated.
Always has cutting-edge facial hair.
Will go to brunch with you and all your friends…even when he’s super hungover.
Owns and often uses a typewriter…to write actual letters.
Reads all the right pop-culture blogs…but not before you do.
British superstar comic Eddie Izzard said today that intends to run for mayor of London in 2020. At the annual party conference for the Labour Party in the UK, Izzard said that he hopes to be the party's candidate in eight years. "Eddie is a man of enormous substance, generosity and conviction," said MP Tessa Jowell, who is expected to run for the job in 2016. "His decision to do this is a vote of confidence in Labour." The position of Mayor of London was only established in 2000, and is currently held by former journalist Boris Johnson, who is himself a colorful figure in British pop culture.
Here's the latest installment of Stephen Colbert's long-running segment "Better Know a District," in which he talks to New Jersey congressman/Jeopardy! champ Rush Holt, who manages to be just as baffled and tongue-tied during his interview as your average congressperson.