If you've ever watched an episode of Parks and Recreation, you've probably thought, "Donna has the best reactions to everything." As well as, "Donna is the best character on this show." And also, "Why is Donna so classy and awesome and hysterical? Oh right, that's because Retta plays her." Nothing phases Donna Meagle. Model your life after her.
1. What to do when a hot guy is crying:
2. When someone really pisses you off:
3. When an online error means your GrubHub order is free:
AND it's not on time, it's early!
4. When someone thinks they're going to get away with cutting you in line at Starbucks:
5. And then proceeds to order a Pumpkin Spice Latte, "heavy on the pumpkin spice plus extra whip":
6. When you see a couple arguing about cookie butter in Trader Joes:
7. When you decide to stalk someone on Facebook instead of doing your work:
8. When your friend is torn between buying two different tops and asks your opinion:
9. When a hot mess of a dude tries hitting on you at the bar:
10. When you need to be honest with someone you love about their clothing choices:
11. When your best friend eats the last slice of pizza and it's too late to order another one:
12. When you hear a co-worker humming your favorite song:
13. When someone tries to tell you what to do:
This includes your boss.
14. Whenever your parents do something embarrassing, especially if it's technology related:
15. When your friend doesn't know what to do about the guy she met on Tinder:
16. When your friend thinks they're making a safe television confession:
Sorry to judge, but really!?
17. When someone says they're going to tell you and your bestie a juicy secret that you "can't tell anyone else":
18. Whenever there are haters around:
19. When your parents are fighting with each other and your mom brings up something from 1994:
20. When your boss asks what you're doing laying under your desk at 3 p.m.:
Which is your favorite Donna reaction? Tweet us your answers and be sure to tag @unfoRETTAble!
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Pitbull has signed up to host the American Music Awards again after his debut last year (13) turned into ratings gold.
The rapper will front the 2014 show from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on 23 November (14), and admits he's thrilled to be back. He says, "World, who would have thought Pitbull hosting the AMAs two years in a row. The harder I work, the luckier I get. Thank you (TV producers at) ABC and Dick Clark Productions for the amazing opportunity. More than anything, let's get ready to have fun."
Pitbull will also perform, along with Charli XCX. Other acts and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks. Iggy Azalea leads all nominations with six, just ahead of John Legend, Katy Perry and Pharrell Williams, who each have five. Meanwhile, AMA bosses have hit back at Sinead O'Connor's claims she was uninvited from performing at this year's awards ceremony because The Pope was not interested in introducing her.
In a post on her website earlier this month (Oct14), the singer claimed Dick Clark Productions officials reached out to the pontiff and asked him to introduce O'Connor, who famously ripped up a photo of his predecessor as part of a protest against the Catholic Church during an appearance on Saturday Night Live in 1992, and he refused to get back to them. As a result, Sinead alleges show bosses dumped her planned performance. But sources close to AMA officials insist the Nothing Compares 2 U hitmaker has her facts all wrong, telling TMZ.com her remarks are ridiculous.
Brad Pitt was celebrating as his new war movie Fury closed out the London Film Festival on Sunday (19Oct14) - it also charged to the top of the U.S. box office.
The gritty film about a defiant World War Two tank commander and his crew, debuted at number one with an opening weekend haul of $23.5 million (GBP14.6 million). Thriller Gone Girl dropped to two after spending two weeks at the top and new animated movie The Book of Life charted at three. Closing the London Film Festival with Fury, Pitt said he hoped his new film was respectful to the soldiers who fought in World War Two. He explained, "Our wish is the soldiers themselves feel they were respectfully recognised. War is hell. It is an amazing fact of human nature that one year we can be chopping each other up (and) the next we can be sharing a pint. We continually devolve into conflict, no matter how much we evolve." And he revealed he enjoyed researching the period film at the same time his now-wife Angelina Jolie was preparing to make her prisoner-of-war drama Unbroken: "It was a lovely experience, we don't normally work at the same time. I was studying the European theatre (of war), she was studying the Pacific theatre. I was studying tanks, she was studying bombers."
Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard's 18-month-old daughter, Lincoln, uses sign language to communicate.
The Frozen actress has revealed the toddler's speech is improving but she is particularly good at signing. Bell, who is pregnant with her second child, tells People magazine, "(She can say) a lot of two-syllable words, but she signs mostly because she's really good at it." The star insists teaching the youngster sign language will boost her communication skills, adding, "People recommend doing signs because the baby can communicate with you and say, 'I want an apple' or 'Look at the black dog,' and you can actually form sentences." She adds of her second pregnancy, "Thank my lucky stars, it's been a virtually identical pregnancy. Pregnancy can be really hard for women, and I'm lucky that I'm not really symptomatic. I'm okay with being on my feet and I'm lucky that my body feels really good."
Pop star Ariana Grande treats her manager Scooter Braun as a stepdad because she "barely" sees her own father. The Problem hitmaker's parents Joan Grande and Edward Butera split when she was a young child and while her dad stayed in the family's home town in Florida, Grande and her mother relocated to Beverly Hills when her singing career took off.
Grande admits she now sadly sees very little of her dad due to her hectic schedule, so she relies on Braun, who also launched Justin Bieber's career, to mentor her since he signed her up last year (13).
Speaking to Britain's Daily Telegraph newspaper, she says, "(Braun)'s like a stepdad. I barely see (my father), but when I do it's very pleasant. I love my dad. That was very hard as a young girl when my parents got divorced. Being in the middle of it was so stressful. And of course being made up of both of them - I was like, 'Hey, if they both dislike each other's attributes so much, what am I to like about me? I'm made from these two people and I'm caught in the middle of all this fighting.' It was traumatic."
Rocker Greg Hetson has finalised his divorce after months of legal wrangling. The Bad Religion guitarist filed paperwork to end his two-year marriage to his wife Alia in 2013 amid abuse claims from both parties.
Editors at TMZ.com now report the divorce was recently finalised, and the musician's only demand as part of the settlement was to retain ownership of a framed poster. He will pay a lump sum of $23,000 (£14,000) to Alia, but she will not receive spousal support.
Alia is also thought to be receiving artwork, art supplies, a vase collection and furniture as part of the agreement.
Brad Pitt gave a World War Two veteran the red carpet treatment by inviting the war hero to be his guest at the premiere of his new movie Fury in London on Sunday (19Oct14). Pitt and his co-stars attended the London Film Festival gala screening of their film, and instead of bringing his new wife Angelina Jolie as his date, the Hollywood actor arrived with Peter Comfort, 91, the last World War Two survivor of the 13/18th Royal Hussars who was assigned to the Sherman tanks.
Pitt portrays a defiant Sherman tank commander in the film, and while shooting in England last year (13), he asked Comfort for his advice and first-hand account on the subject.
Comfort even had the chance to visit Pitt the set in Hertfordshire, but the war vet admits he didn't have any idea who Pitt was before they met.
He tells Britatin's Daily Mail, "Mr Pitt was very friendly and charming actually but I didn't know who he was. I said to him, 'Until last night I didn't have a clue who you were and then I Googled you and you've been in quite a lot of films'.
"They (the cast and crew) all rolled about laughing when I said that. I don't do modern films. I am a fan of actors like Alec Guinness, but of course he is dead now."
Comfort met up with Pitt again on Sunday as the two posed for photos on the red carpet together before heading in to watch a screening of the film, which hit number one on the North American box office chart this weekend (17-19Oct14).
Actress Rene Russo took time away from Hollywood a decade ago to perfect her gardening skills and become a dairy farmer. After shooting back-to-back films for years, the Outbreak star decided it was time to take a break from showbusiness after filming Yours, Mine & Ours and Two for the Money in 2004 and 2005.
She did not return until she was offered a role in 2011's Thor, and now she is revealing exactly what she was doing while she was away from the big screen.
She tells WENN, "I just did a couple of other things that I wanted to do, like work with the DWP (Department of Water and Power) in California to start a garden.
"I feel that California doesn't have a sense of place because people just ripped everything out of the ground when east came west and brought their water loving gardens, so we're in a huge drought. I have this completely native garden that I spent a lot of time with a designer doing. It's an amazingly artistically creative thing to do.
"And then I actually started a dairy company. I have 40 cows! It's right outside of Buffalo and I have this friend who used to be a farmer and this incredible chef and he came to Christmas with this amazing milk and yogurt and I said, 'You made this? You could sell this!'
"It started and we've gotten amazing write-ups as the best yogurt in the country. It's called White Cow Dairy. Whole Foods (grocery store) said they wanted us but we didn't want to go because we wanted to keep it local sustainable foods for the farmers because they're paying nothing. It's helpful to the community and it's really healthy. I thought this would be fun to do and we have one store (in Buffalo). So we'll see where it goes."
Russo explains that the idea of playing Thor's mother in the superhero blockbuster tempted her back to the movie industry, adding, "It was Thor and I was gonna play a queen. I was like, 'OK, what the hell'. It's a small part, I got to go to London, so I'll do it."
She has since made upcoming films Nightcrawler and The Intern, but she insists she will walk away from the limelight again if good scripts don't come her way.
Russo adds, "Nightcrawler was a killer role. I could not have said 'no' to this. I don't know if there is another role that I feel excited about doing. I just take it one day at a time. If not, I'll go milk my cows!"
Former The Sopranos star Drea De Matteo had to talk co-star Steven Van Zandt into killing her character when he initially refused to be the guy pulling the trigger in the scene. The actress, who portrayed Adriana La Cerva in over 60 episodes of the cult show, admits Bruce Springsteen's sideman did everything he could to avoid the fateful scene, even telling show creator David Chase he wasn't going to shoot his friend's character.
In a Reddit.com webchat with fans on Sunday (19Oct14), she recalls, "All of us had known already that my character was dying (and) Van Zandt was actually the most p**sed off about it, he didn't want to do it, he just didn't want to do it.
"I had to talk him into how awesome it was gonna be and how important it was (but) he didn't want to pull me out of that car, he didn't want to call me a c-word, he didn't want to shoot me in the head.
"When we shot that scene... confidentiality was king on the show, I mean, they were crazy over not letting any leaks get out, so we shot it two ways... One was... where I'm actually driving away, but you can tell in that scene that I'm daydreaming about driving away. We shot it that way as an alt (alternative), but the word on set was that we were shooting it that way to throw the crew off, and nobody knew the truth, myself included.
"He (Chase) was so secretive and protective of his story lines that he would go as far as shooting things twice and figuring out what he wanted to do in an editing room. So I didn't even know what my outcome would be until I was watching the show. I knew I was going away, but... I think I was the least upset of the actors there, about it, because I was never meant to be there as long as I was; I was a day player on the show. To have lived that life on a show and to have played a character that so many people loved... was a great part to play, so I was grateful. I was in support of how I died."
Reese Witherspoon and Renee Zellwegger added star power to The Walk to Defeat ALS in Los Angeles on Sunday (19Oct14) to support Hollywood publicist Nanci Ryder, who was recently diagnosed with the disease. The actresses participated in the charity event to raise money for the ALS Association, an organisation dedicated to finding a treatment and cure for the progressive neuro-degenerative disease.
Witherspoon and Zellwegger, who are both long time clients and friends of Ryder, participated in the two-mile trek in downtown Los Angeles to show their support for their pal, and even wore shirts with "Team Nanci" printed on them.
The Walk the Line star shared a photo of herself with Ryder on Instagram following the walk, along with a caption which read: "This morning, I participated in The Walk To Defeat #ALS, with my good friend Nanci, who was diagnosed with ALS in August. I love this lady so much; she's a symbol of incredible strength, grace, and beauty as she fights ALS.
"Thanks to everyone who participated in #icebucketchallenge and supported the fight against this disease! (P.S. Remember it doesn't end when all the ice buckets are put down. It's not too late to donate! And let's keep reminding ourselves to do good, dream big, and make change!! Agree?!)
The Ice Bucket Challenge became a phenomenon in America over the summer (14) as celebrities and dignitaries around the world tipped freezing water over their heads to raise awareness about ALS.
Ryder, who is also a breast cancer survivor, told E! News she greatly appreciated the outpouring of support from her colleagues and friends, saying, "I'm overwhelmed. I feel so loved. I think we tend not to appreciate that, but now I really do."
Also on hand to support the charity were celebrities including Emmy Rossum, Katharine McPhee, Rosanna Arquette, Rose McGowan and Mae Whitman.