A big story this week is that Rashida Jones and Rob Lowe are leaving “Parks and Rec.” When did you find that out? Do they bring the cast in and say, “Hey, we’ve got an announcement,” or do they tell you in private? You know, things like that are sensitive and need to be carefully guarded just because that kind of information in the wrong hands can be misinterpreted. But we found out pretty recently. Our boss lets us know in a gentle, loving way that there’s going to be some changes. And it’s a sad thing. We have such a happy, successful family. And so, on one hand, we’re very saddened to send a couple of our siblings off to a bright future. But, on the other hand, I’m astonished that we’ve all stayed together this long — because our cast is just such a crazy all-star team. I mean, all of those bright talents have so many opportunities pulling them in every direction. And so, rather than look at it as a tragedy, I look at it as a great victory that we managed to pull off 90 episodes together. And they’re going to do another 13. And so, I’m very happy that we’ve kept both of them around so long. The real bummer, and my response to the rest of the cast was, unfortunately, our show just got 65 percent less good-looking. The good news is, I jumped up a couple slots, so …
Kim Richards, yes “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Kim Richards, will compete in a celebrity diving series. Who else will be taking the plunge? None other than her sister Kyle, many “Baywatch” veterans and one “Jersey Shore” cast member.
HuffPost Entertainment interviewed Ke$ha and of course asked her about “Teen Mom 2” star Jenelle Evans’s pleas to be kept out of jail so she could go to one of her concerts.
Have you seen this episode of “Teen Mom,” where a woman who’s due in jail begs her lawyer to keep her out until she can attend one of your shows? What’s your reaction to that? She is the reason I do what I do. Go grrrl don’t let the man hold you down! We R Who We R!!!!
How are you saying goodbye to Ellen? Bit by bit, I guess. It’s been really fun this season because she’s been pushed and she’s done a lot of compromising things and a lot of fun things, things that I haven’t gotten to do before. She’s slowly become tougher and tougher and tougher. [Laughs.]