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First of all, Sandra Oh is a NATIONAL TREASURE who must be protected at all costs.

The Killing Eve protagonist is the first actress of Asian descent in a shocking 39 years to win the Golden Globe for best leading TV actress. That's not where history-making ended for the co-host of the awards.

To be exact, Oh broke THREE records last night, and also succeeded in making everyone cry during her opening monologue.

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She was the FIRST person of Asian descent to be asked to host the awards ceremony, with the gig normally going to a white male, except for Tina Fey and Amy Poehler's iconic three-year-run from 2013 until 2015.

Hilarious Brooklyn 99 and Saturday Night Live alum Andy Samberg co-hosted the Globes alongside Oh, with the actress declaring during their opening speech that;

 “I said yes to the fear of being on this stage tonight because I wanted to be here to look out into this audience and witness this moment of change.” OKAY NOW WE'RE IN TEARS.

She witnessed that outstanding moment of change later on, when she won Best Actress in a TV Drama for the BBC America fixture Killing Eve, making her the first woman of Asian descent to win more than one Globe.

She won her first award in 2006 for her ground-breaking run as badass heart surgeon Cristina Yang on Grey's Anatomy. BUT SHE WASN'T DONE.

Sandra became the first woman of Asian descent in 39 years to win best actress in a TV drama, with the last actress (Yoko Shimada) winning in 1980. Thank the Gods, Oh will return to Killing Eve for season two on April 7.

Emma Stone shouting an apology at Sandra Oh for whitewashing was a major gas. We love you Emma, never change. Except for personal growth regarding diversity maybe…

The 76th Annual Golden Globes awards was a ceremony of laughs, drama (what else) and celeb moments, and we made the ultimate list of winners and snubs.

Freddie Mercury (semi) biopic Bohemian Rhapsody quite surprisingly took home the coveted Best Picture gong, with Rami Malek also winning Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture for the Drama category. 

Nicole Kidman later ignored him onstage in what was possibly the most awkward moment of anyone's lives ever. Literally.

Musical A Star Is Born received by far the most snubs of the evening, only winning the Best Song category for Shallow after being nominated for five awards overall. BUT GAGA?!? SHE A STAR.

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Glen Close took home the Best Actress Globe for The Wife, beating Lady Gaga for the achievement. Bodyguard actor Richard Madden was given the Best Actor award for his BBC role about the Home Secretary's security agent.

He also broke our hearts by saying that all the talk of him playing James Bond were mere "rumours." PLEASE make it happen honey. Please.

Political biopic Vice, which chronicles the later life of  American Vice President Dick Cheney, shocked the audience by losing the Best Picture – Musical or Comedy award to Green Book.

The award for Best Supporting Actor was given to Green Book actor Mahershala Ali; the film also took home the Best Screenplay gong. Christian Bale's award was Vice's only win of the night, despite six nominations.

Hilariously, a girl who was serving Fiji water the entire night has become the internet's new meme, for the purpose of living her best life;

Olivia Colman deservedly won Best Actress – Musical or Comedy for her black comedy performance in The Favourite, which also lost out on five awards. 

Roma predictably won Best Foreign Film, which was a popular choice, as well as its director Alfonso Cuarón being honoured with Best Director. 

Lady Gaga's dress arguably was the highlight of the show, aside from the goddess that is Sandra Oh, of course. No, we're not finished talking about her. REPRESENTATION MATTERS, PEOPLE.

Her hair matches her dress, and it looks God Damn Stunning. We're shooketh.

People were NOT happy that Gaga lost the Best Actress award to Glen Close, but they were doubly annoyed that Mark Ronson arguably stole her thunder during their acceptance speech for the Best Song award.

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Despite co-writing Shallow with Gaga and two others, Ronson did nearly all of the speaking while accepting the award.

Of course, there were cringey moments galore. The first one came on the red carpet when E! News presenter Giuliana Rancic basically made major flops while interviewing Debra Messing.

Next came when the hosts tried to give everyone in the audience flu shots, and NOBODY wanted needles on camera. Nobody. Especially not Willem Dafoe.

Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh's opening monologue was a tad cheesy, but they had to navigate a minefield of not insulting anyone there or making any mistakes about diversity.

Seeing as Kevin Hart's Oscars hosting gig is in the toilet following the revelation of old homophobic tweets, the duo kindly offered to take his place.

Glen Close's face when she beat Lady Gaga was also a big LOL, considering she clearly was just as shocked herself that she beat the ENIGMA Mother Monster.

A highlight of the night was when current James Bond Daniel Craig took a selfie with Idris Elba, a rumoured contender to take his place.

We swooned, they swooned; in conclusion, everyone swooned.

Ben Whishaw scooped up a Best Supporting Actor award for shouted out a tribute to 'queer hero' Norman Scott in his acceptance speech.

The British actor won for his portrayal of Scott in BBC drama A Very English Scandal during the glittering occasion, and he is just adorable. SO pure. Protect him.

Another surprise came in the Best Animated Film category, when Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse beat The Incredibles 2 for the desired award. 

That's the ultimate round-up, folks.

There was glamour, there was snubbing, and there was cringe personified. We can't wait for next year already…

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The Golden Globes ceremony will air on RTÉ Two tonight at 9pm if you want to see all the gossip first-hand.


Aisling Bea is without a doubt one of Ireland's funniest exports. The Kildare native has enjoyed a successful stand-up career in the UK and won the hearts of the nation through her appearances on comedy panel shows like 8 out of 10 Cats and QI

Her career has gone from strength to strength over the past few years, and now the Irish comedian looks set to take on the bright lights of Hollywood after being cast in new American sitcom I Feel Bad, produced by Parks and Rec star Amy Poehler. 

The show, which is based on a book of the same name, follows the story Emet, who is desperately trying to juggle life as a mother, boss, wife, friend and daughter while "while simultaneously feeling shitty about virtually everything she does."

The description reads: "She feels bad when she has a sexy dream about someone other than her husband, or when she pretends not to know her kids when they misbehave in public, or when she uses her staff to help solve personal problems. But that’s OK, right? Nobody can have it all and do it perfectly."

According to Chortle.co.uk, Bea will play Simone, the main character's childhood friend  who is described as the "encourager of all bad ideas."

She will star alongside Sarayu Blue, Paul Adelstein, Zach Cherry, Johnny Pemberton and The Inbetweeners' James Buckley.

As well as her comic work, the comedian/ actress has had roles in BBC crime thrillers The Fall and Hard Sun. 


When asked on SNL that question that all working mothers hear – How do you balance it all? – Tina Fey nd Amy Poehler decided to answer it in a rather unusual way.

They didn't lay out their daily plans or their step-by-step routines. No, instead Tina and Amy channelled Tay Tay and made their very own version of Bad Blood with their very own squad too. 

Amy Shumer is one of their leading squad members, as well as Tina's nanny, Amy's two nannies and their shared gynaecologist. Interesting.

They even dressed up in Taylor's costumes, full of tight-fit leather and gothic make-up. But it really has to be seen to be believed, ladies.



When actress Amy Poehler attended the Emmys on Sunday night without Nick Kroll by her side, rumours began spreading that something was amiss.

Rather than bring her boyfriend of two years along, Amy showed up with her pal Brooke Posch by her side instead, and posed for the red carpet alone.

And now we know the reason why, as sources confirm to Us Weekly today that Amy and fellow comedian Nick Kroll have indeed split up.

Nick was Amy's first new relationship following her divorce from Will Arnett in 2012, but apparently the pair just couldn't make things work any longer.

"They really tried, but it just wasn’t realistic anymore,” explains the source, saying the split was a result of that age-old celebrity issue… scheduling conflicts.

"They were spending more time apart than together… Unfortunately, they just couldn’t make the relationship work with their schedules."

Despite finishing up with Parks and Recreation last spring, Amy has had a busy schedule with promotional work for Inside Out, the filming of TWO new TV series, and of course being a mum to her young children, six-year-old Archie and five-year-old Abel.

And while she might well be devastated over the split, we won't be seeing any sad selfies or Instagram quotes about heartbreak from Amy – the actress says social media just isn't for her.

"I'm not a real social media person. I'm not on Twitter," Poehler told Paper magazine recently.

"The amount of Instagram selfies seems crazy out-of-control. 'This is my face and everyone needs to see it all the time,' is so far from the privacy that people used to seek."



This week, Zayn Malik allegedly threw shade Taylor Swift's way – retweeting a message that implied the songstress is more focused on making money than using her fame for good.

It was a move that prompted Tay-Tay's boyf Calvin Harris to launch a full-on attack on the former One Directioner… though the Scottish DJ later relayed somewhat, complimenting Mr Malik on his "great voice". 

Still, it's certainly not the first time that 25-year-old Ms Swift has been involved in a tiff. In fact, trouble and feuding seems to follow the singer-songwriter.

Here, we chronicle the highs and lows of her top six fall-outs:


Taylor Vs Katy:

The original feud! We can hardly remember what kicked it all off at this stage – something to do with Katy, 30, allegedly stealing her former friend's dancers for a world tour (why were the dancers so eager to leave, we'd like to know).

And even now, it seems it's the stand-off that refuses to die-down.

In fact, just late last month, Ms Swift brought on stage with her during a concert in Massachusetts an over-sized shark – a prop Katy famously used during her Super Bowl performance. She evidently thought it was hilarious; others were less enthused.

Of course after Taylor's high-profile Bad Blood video, we're guessing that a kiss-and-make-up scenario isn't on the cards anytime soon. 


Taylor Vs Miley:

We love that Ms Cyrus, 22, speaks her mind – and speak her mind she certainly did during a recent interview with Marie Clare.

“I don’t get the violence revenge thing,” the singer said referring to Taylor's Bad Blood video. “That’s supposed to be a good example?

"And I’m a bad role model because I’m running around with my titties out? I’m not sure how titties are worse than guns.”

Now, HollywoodLife.com reports that Ms Swift knows Miley doesn't like her (FYI: Katy and Ms Cyrus are mates – and Tay-Tay thinks the former turned the latter against her).

In fact, Swifty is SERIOUSLY concerned that the Wrecking Ball singer is going to have a pop at her at the VMAs in two weeks' time: Miley is presenting; Taylor is up for nine awards.

We can't wait. 


Taylor Vs Nicki

Speaking of the VMAs – Taylor was left red-faced when she assumed Nicki Minaj's VMA Twitter rant was about her (it's not always all about you, Tay-Tay).

Ms Minaj, 32, had been complaining that her mega-hit Anaconda didn't get a Best Video nomination (which actually does seem a bit strange). 

"If your video celebrates women with very slim bodies," her online complaint began, "you will be nominated for vid of the year." Cue Taylor jumping in, taking it all personal. 

Predictably, within 24hours Katy Perry just couldn't resist elbowing her way into the situation with her own online contribution. 

Wowsers. Anyway – Twitter went properly into meltdown over the whole situation, and Tays later took a chill pill and admitted that she had probably jumped to conclusions.

She also invited Ms Minaj to join her on stage "anytime," (pretty sure the woman sells out her own concerts, mind). The duo subsequently seem to be on good terms – for the moment anyway. 


Taylor Vs John

The Pennsylvanian singer and a guitar-weilding John Mayer had a brief romance – although things didn't end too well. Then she wrote a song, Dear John, which he claims is a bit mean.

Lines include: "Don't you think 19 is too young to be played by your dark twisted games, when I loved you so?" and "I lived in your chess game, but you changed the rules every day."

These days, Mr Mayer says she just ignores him.

"You can see me at the Grammys doing what I do best, being avoided by Taylor Swift," the 37-year-old said while hosting the Late, Late Show back in February.

John and a certain Katy Perry, of course, have had an on-off thing since 2012 – which probably doesn't help matters.  


Taylor Vs Apple and Spotify

Taylor famously withdrew her music from Spotify because she says they weren't giving her enough dough – though the likes of U2, The Rolling Stones and Paul McCartney don't seem to mind. Anyhoo, her argument is: "Music is art, and art is important and rare.

"Important, rare things are valuable. Valuable things should be paid for."

So, what's the alternative? Well, funny you ask… because in early June Apple began its music streaming service – a platform that, until Tay-Tay bemoaned its payment policy just a few weeks after its launch, many folk were unfamiliar with.

"We don't ask you for free iPhones. Please don't ask us to provide you with our music for no compensation," she said in an open letter.

The tech corporation quickly did a U-turn, as confirmed by executive Eddy Cue on Twitter.

And so in the end everyone involved seemed rather happy – especially the woman herself, who just days after the incident announced that she'd be releasing her mega-selling 1989 album… on Apple. Yup, everyone's happy, so.


Taylor Vs Tina Fey AND Amy Poehler

We hardly know where to look – comediennes Tina and Amy are living legends, after all. But a couple of years ago, Swifty just didn't find them all that funny 

Why? Well, the duo were hosting the Golden Globes in 2013, peppering the gig with plenty of tongue-in-cheek gags. Over the course of the evening, they even made fun of Miss Taylor's dating history.

Tays didn't seem to see the funny side though and later told Vanity Fair: "there's a special place in hell for women who don't help other women."


In contrast, for example, the likes of Hollywood legend Leonardo DiCaprio managed to smile and say nadda at the receiving end of similarly scathing remarks.

Indeed, last year he did just that when Ms Fey announced his arrival on the Golden Globes stage with the properly hilarious: “And now, like a supermodel’s vagina, let’s all give a warm welcome to Leonardo DiCaprio…"





Amy Huberman is the ultimate Irish Queen of Twitter, her witty anecdotes keep us entertained every day and frankly, we're not sure what we'd do without them!

Now, she has basically won Twitter, announcing her marriage to Amy Poehler…yes, really!

Okay, well no, we're sure they haven't REALLY gotten married (though that would be awesome, sorry BOD) but she did get to meet Amy in Trinity today. 

Us, jealous? Most defintely!

Amy tweeted a photo of herself and the legendary other Amy on her Twitter account, writing: "Myself and Amy Poehler got married in Trinity today. We are very happy. Thank you for all the well wishes."

Amazing – congrats you guys. Can we come on the honeymoon? 



If you're a Parks and Rec fan (or an SNL fan… or a Mean Girls fan…), prepare to get VERY excited.

The comedy legend that is Amy Poehler will be gracing Irish shores with her presence this Friday, to visit Trinity College's Philosophical Society.

Amy's event is technically open to the public, but all attendees must have a Philosophical Society member's card, meaning you must be a past or present Trinity student.

As for the rest of us, it's looking VERY likely that the actress will also be appearing on Friday's night's Late Late Show, so prepare for an epic night in with the TV!

How amazing is this?

Yup, you got it in a nutshell there Amy.



There is heartbreaking news for the cast and crew of Parks and Recreation today after co-executive producer and some-time actor of the show, Harris Wittels has passed away.

The 30-year-old was found by his assistant at his home yesterday following what is believed to have been an overdose.

Star of the much-loved show, Amy Poehler, yesterday took time to honour her friend at Variety’s unite4humanity event, saying:

“Today, I lost a friend. I lost a dear, young friend in my life who was struggling with addiction. “I’m sharing it with you because life and death live so close together, and we walk that fine line everyday.  When things happen in our lives, we turn to the people that we love…and we lean on people, in a hope that we will ease our pain. So, I don’t really feel like telling any jokes. I’m kind of sad, and it’s really great to be here tonight and listen to all of you, and listen to the great work that you do and be reminded why we live in this bizarre planet called Hollywood. It’s very strange.”

Harris also played one of the hilarious animal control workers in the show. 

Tributes have been pouring in for the young and very talented producer, only days away from the Parks and Recreation series finale on the 24th February.

Our thoughts are with Harris’ friends and family at this tragic time. 



Everybody’s favourite comedy duo, Amy Poehler and Tina Fey, are reuniting on the big screen it would seem!

The two are said to be starring in upcoming Universal movie, The Nest, about two sisters who arrive back to their family home to find it up for sale and have one last crazy weekend.

The movie will be directed by Pitch Perfect‘s Jason Moore.

Amy and Tina have long been a funny force to be reckoned with and have collaborated on many movies such as Mean Girls and Baby Mama.

They have also hosted The Golden Globe awards together on two occasions.



Amy Poehler’s Old Navy advert is so funny.

She stars as a slightly terrifying law firm boss who defends criminal cats. Yes, cats.

Watch the above for some Friday lolz.



It looks like everybody’s favourite FLOTUS (First Lady of the United States, don’t cha know) will be appearing on the NBC’s hilarious show Parks and Recreation.

Michelle’s office in the White House confirmed the news saying she will make a guest appearance in the season six finale.

The episode will be in line with Michelle’s campaigning for health and fitness in America and will be titled “Moving Up”.

Parks and Recreation also confirmed the news on their Twitter account, writing: “Time to get real about Pawnee’s obesity … @FLOTUS is coming to town for our #ParksandRec season finale Thursday, April 24!”




Bono’s been kissing a lady and it’s not his wife!

But don’t worry, it was just for laughs with the hilarious Amy Poehler at last night’s Golden Globe Awards.

Amy leaned in for a kiss with the U2 front man after being announced as the winner of her first ever Golden Globe for best actress in a TV musical or comedy for her role as Leslie Knope in Parks and Recreation.

Grabbing Bono for the quick and friendly smooch, Amy took to the stage to admit her surprise at her win saying: “I never win, so I can’t believe I won”.

Bono’s wife, Ally Hewson was seen sitting beside Bono as Amy pulled the stunt and seemed more than happy to laugh along at the joke.

Hmm, we’re not sure about you, but we think Ally could definitely take her. Let’s hope it doesn’t come to that!


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