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10 Things We Learned About Amy Poehler from Her Memoir Yes Please

Yes Please

Amy Poehler devotes a substantial amount of ink in her new memoir Yes Please to telling readers that she "had no business" writing a book in the first place. With a schedule that includes 12-hour days on her sitcom Parks and Recreation, as well as raising two boys under 6, Poehler makes no secret of what a tedious process it was to complete Yes Please. Fortunately, the final product is much easier to consume than it apparently was to produce.

But while there aren't any jaw-dropping revelations per se, Yes Please includes plenty of new information about Poehler that even die-hard fans probably didn't know. Here are the most interesting tidbits we learned about the comedienne:

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SNL: Jim Carrey Mocks McConaughey’s Lincoln Commercials, Dances to “Chandelier”

Jim Carrey

Jim Carrey returned to Studio 8H to host Saturday Night Live's Halloween episode this weekend, and offered fans a sneak peek of his inventive Halloween costume, as well as the upcoming Dumb and Dumber To (sort of).

Proving that Carrey can still do physical comedy just as well as subtle humor, two of the episode's funnier bits were recurring commercials that mocked Matthew McConaughey's current campaign for Lincoln, and a dance-off between Carrey and Kate McKinnon to Sia's "Chandelier."

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Top Videos: Brad Pitt's Between Two Ferns, Marcel the Shell, “Dachshund’s Creek”

Brad Pitt and Zach Galifianakis

This week, Jenny Slate and her husband Dean Fleischer-Camp released a new video in their "Marcel the Shell with Shoes On" series, and Brad Pitt was Zach Galifianakis' guest on "Between Two Ferns." Bill Murray offered parenting tips and a nun provided us with a killer cover version ofMadonna's "Like a Virgin." And Shia LaBeouf got the weirdest (yet oddly fitting) musical tribute ever. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:

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Taran Killam, Cobie Smulders Expecting Second Child

Cobie Smulders, Taran Killam

Saturday Night Live's Taran Killam and How I Met Your Mother's Cobie Smulders are expecting their second child together, People reports.

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Meet Saturday Night Live's Newest Featured Player — Where Have We Seen Her Before?

Leslie Jones

Live from New York, it's Leslie Jones!

Saturday Night Live has promoted Jones, who joined the sketch show's writing staff in early 2014, to featured player, reports Deadline.com.

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Report: American Music Awards Producers Say Sinead O'Connor Lied About Pope Duet

Sinead O'Connor

The American Music Awards producers say a duet between Sinead O'Connor and  Pope Francis was never going to happen.

In a lengthy post on her official website, O'Connor said that she was approached to perform at the American Music Awards — but that her invitation was rescinded after Dick Clark Productions couldn't get the Pope to agree to come on stage with her. According to TMZ, the producers say the singer's claims are completely made up.

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Saturday Night Live Books Prince and Chris Rock

Prince

Live from New York! It's Prince and Chris Rock!

NBC announced Tuesday that the Holy Purple One, and the comic famous for his impersonation of the music legend, will appear on Saturday Night Live on Nov. 1 as the musical guest and host, respectively.

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Watch Saturday Night Live's Moving Tribute to Jan Hooks, Bill Hader's Return as Stefon

Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader

Saturday Night Live paid tribute to former cast member Jan Hooks, who died last week at age 57, on Saturday's episode, with a gut-punching clip of her and former scene partner Phil Hartman in their "Love Is a Dream" short film.

Bill Hader returned to Studio 8H to host the show, and he wasn't the only familiar face who came back. He and his big-screen Skeleton Twins co-starKristen Wiig introduced the Hartman/Hooks sketch, and also teamed up for his opening monologue and a Hollywood Game Night parody sketch.

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Saturday Night Live Alum Jan Hooks Dies at 57

Jan Hooks

Jan Hooks, best known for her five-year run on Saturday Night Live, died Thursday morning in New York, TMZ.com reports. She was... read more

Saturday Night Live Accused of Stealing Tina Turner Sketch

Sarah Silverman, Cecily Strong, Sasheer Zamata

A Los Angeles comedy troupe is accusing Saturday Night Live of plagiarizing one of their sketches, CBS News reports.

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