Pairs Division: Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd at the “They Came Together” New York Screening

Posted on June 24, 2014

Here’s an entry for the (micro-thin) file labeled “Celebrities T Lo Want to Hang Out With.” Think about it, Amy and Paul. We promise not to say a word about your outfits.

But until then…


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She’s working formal shorts better than we ever could have expected. But we can’t say there’s much pizazz to the look. We appreciate the sassiness of the shorts, but everything else seems kind of basic or half-assed. Love the hair, makeup and bangle action. SCORE: 7.5/10. That top kinda bugs.

He looks like he’s at a friend’s wedding. Acceptable enough. The colors look great on him and we appreciate the subtle check pattern in the suit. SCORE: 7/10. Resting on cute.

COMBINED SCORE: 7.25/10. That’s actually pretty good for a couple of comic actors.




[Photo Credit: Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images]

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  • Thomas

    Love the color of his suit. She defaults to black too much. Color, Amy. You can do it!

    • MissusBee

      This. The black is very meh on her. Maybe that’s deliberate so we’re not blinded by her awesomeness in all other departments. Nope, still blinded by awesomeness. (Paul Rudd not helping.)

  • Kent Roby

    I give them bonus points for their smiles (1 point for her, 1 1/2 for him).

    • kirkyo

      I’ll up your 1.5 another 1.5.

    • NinjaCate

      Definitely. I think this the freshest that I’ve ever seen Amy and I think it comes down to that smile to be honest. (and great makeup.)

      • Anna

        You know, I had no idea she had a rockin’ little bod that could work formal shorts. I still loath formal shorts beyond reason, but Amy looks great.

  • MyFavoriteColorIsGlitter

    He is such a dreamboat. Swoon.

  • NMMagpie

    Paul Rudd is amazingly attractive. I loved him in Our Idiot Brother.

    • I always go for the guys with the smiles.

    • Thomas

      He doesn’t do anything for me, but I would like to know how he hasn’t aged since the 90s.

      • I rewatched Clueless the other day, and he looks better now than he did back then. It’s incredible.

      • Meri

        Don’t be ridiculous. Look at him in Clueless and then look at this picture. He’s CLEARLY aged. A year or two, at least. Maybe three even.

      • There was something in the water – Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash and Donald Faison are similarly well-preserved.

        • demidaemon

          Too bad Stacey Dash works for Fox News now.

        • kimmeister

          I saw in the paper that Donald Faison just turned 40 two days ago!

    • Danielle

      Loved his beard and fake Canadian accent in “All is Bright”.

    • Kent Roby

      Thanks for the suggestion! I streamed it on Netflix tonight; the movie is sweet and he is adorable in it.

  • MaggieMae

    The sleeve length on the jacket makes it look like it was borrowed. Miss Amy, why have you been hiding your beautiful legs from us? She is making those shorts WERQ.

    • kimmeister

      She has often resorted to black tights syndrome.

  • Stacey Summerville

    I want IN when you hang out with them!! She has mastered the “cool, yet approachable, girl” look and he is a freakin’ DREAM BOAT!

  • sundaynightaddict

    Oh man, now I’m wishing he wasn’t married because I am shipping them so hard. I can’t believe I’m saying this about somebody wearing formal shorts, but I think she looks fantastic.

  • hillmad

    How on earth is Paul Rudd 45 years old? He must have a portrait decaying in the attic! Love him!

  • Gatto Nero

    They’re adorable, but I hate shorts as a style choice for an event, and his monochrome look is a little bland.
    Would love to hang out with them, though.

  • Sarah

    Shorts or no, I think Amy looks great – excepting her shoes, which are weird looking, IMO. Paul Rudd is always okay because: CLUELESS.

    • @Biting Panda


    • mjude

      what is up with those shoes?

      • Sarah

        I was thinking the vamp was too high, then I noticed you can see the base of her toes. So then I thought maybe they’re hoofy and the lighting is obscuring the platform. Whatever it is, they are not so flattering to her feet.

        • Kitten Mittons

          Hoofy, and they’re too big, so she’s stuffed Kleenex in the toes. Either that, or her toesies are eleventy-million miles long, and she uses them to pinch Paul in bed and gross him out and/or force him out of bed to go turn off the lights, which he left on when he crawled in bed in the first place.

          Those are the only two options, really.

          • Sarah

            I concur. I was definitely entertaining the possibility that she was attempting to hide some Finger Toes but I like her so was trying to give her the benefit of the ape-foot doubt.

          • Kitten Mittons

            Finger Toes are extremely useful. We have a friend who can pick up and throw a pillow with his toes. I mean, really useful stuff like that.

            Amy may be shy about the FT now, but I hope someday we can see her signing autographs with them and chatting away with her fans in a very nonchalant manner.

          • Sarah

            If anybody could pull it off, it would be her, right? Who’s gonna turn down a chance to hang out with Poehler, even if she DOES use her toes conversationally?

          • Kitten Mittons

            Oh, Amy could definitely pull it off. Once you get used to it, you’ll barely even notice it. She might tell a story, and use them to make air quotes. Maybe do some French braiding. But this frees up her hands for wine drinking and high fiving, and other BFF activities.

          • H2olovngrl

            “FINGER TOES” and the following exchange between you and Kitten Mittons made me lol.

    • marlie

      YES about Paul Rudd. <3

    • Ragnarockette

      I love the shorts – she has great legs!

  • @Biting Panda

    This is difficult. My Love for them can’t trump my desire to share that he looks like a Lexus salesman and she looks like an updated version of her Mean Girls character. I am sad.

    • mjude

      there there

    • BLauDGaspode

      I will join you in the sad corner. I brought drinks and tissues.

  • Mothra

    Those pants are bunching at the fasten. Doesn’t that sound so British? I think we should try to get that little term into everyday vernacular. Go!
    Also, I am over rompers. I was over rompers when I was 5. Rompers do not belong on grown-ass women.

    • Gatto Nero

      I think those are separates, but the effect is the same. I’m with you.

  • lunchcoma

    The best looking couple at your cocktail party.

  • mjude

    Samantha Steven’s eyebrow realness.

  • Julie Chase

    Amy’s been rocking the shit out of her face lately. I have no idea what I mean by that, other than her head has been looking exceptional.

    Thus is the power of Rudd.

    • kimmeister

      I just imagined her rocking her face gently, like a baby, and then poo comes out. I crack myself up.

      • demidaemon

        Sounds like the new version of The Exorcist.

    • deelup

      I think she looks really “rested” in these photos.

  • decormaven

    Sleeves could have been shortened a bit on his suit. Her outfit is okay, but doesn’t say red carpet to me. Nice smiles from both elevate the total look.

    • kimmeister

      The carpet is literally red, yes, but this is a screening and not a premiere, so I don’t see it as “red carpet.”

      • decormaven

        That’s true. Still would have liked to have seen her in something more dressy. It’s a cute look, though.

  • Nikko Viquiera

    When I look at Paul Rudd, all I can think of is “My body is so ready for this!!”

  • Paul Rudd looks like he smells good. And I should know because he’s my imaginary ex-husband. I have left him for his friend Jon Hamm – my new, imaginary home wrecking boyfriend.

  • Hate the shorts. I wish if people are showing off a pair of awesome gams, they’d dress like Ann Miller.

    • Wink

      Your use of ‘gams’ and ‘Ann Miller’ just made my day!

  • Diane Iafrate

    man, he gets better and better looking with age… her hair and makeup look great!

  • AnaRoW

    I go back and forth with Paul Rudd. Sometimes I like him (Clueless, Parks & Rec) and other times I think he’s a super-douche (40 Year Old Virgin, the few interviews I’ve seen him do). He’s looking douchey here. I almost like what Amy’s wearing except for the lace sleeves and the fact that I’m about 75% sure she’s wearing a romper.

  • True Story…I went to an acting school that boasts a lot of famous alumni. When I went in 1999, the It Boy was French Stewart. When I asked, “Wait, didn’t Paul Rudd go here?” it was met with some quiet because he was considered a one hit wonder and they didn’t like to promote those. Because of that, all I have is some weird story about French Stewart buying the completed works of Shakespeare in a parking lot and no Paul Rudd stories. Thanks, education.

    • @Biting Panda

      fwiw, I love French Stewart.

  • Danielle

    Oh, good. It’s not a romper.

  • ashtangajunkie

    I realize that it’s probably not as thrilling for Amy Poehler, but if Paul Rudd put his arm around me, I would cry or scream or wet myself. Or some even more humiliating combination of the three.

  • Firecat

    Wow, Paul Rudd really has the world’s smallest….. tie.

  • Kitten Mittons

    Love the subtle check on him! She is so freaking adorable. This is cute and simple on her, while still being a bit of a departure from her normal looks. I want to clap for her and then have a group hug, and then go out for root beer floats.

  • SugarSnap108

    They both define “adorkable” for me. And yes, I want to hang out with them, especially if TLo are there.

  • Introspective

    not in love with the shorts look when he looks more formal. and the whole politics of him being covered while she isnt. sorta like the two leads in belle on that rc a few weeks ago.

    but amy’s head looks gorge. and she does admittedly have some nice legs.

    • marlie

      I sort of see what you’re saying. It would REALLY bug if this wasn’t seasonally appropriate for her, BUT I think that her outfit is WAY too casual, considering what he’s wearing.

  • boweryboy

    They look like they’re going to two separate events.

    • Lori

      Male/female red carpet pairings look like that a lot of the time. The difference here is that he’s dressed for going somewhere nice and she’s the one who looks like she stopped by while out running errands. I love her, but I think TLo graded over-generously.

  • Lily

    I always love how really non-celeb like these two seem to be. Not that they’e not aware of they’re celebrity, but they don’t live within that fact like some other celebs who, when they make carpet appearances, MAKE CARPET APPEARANCES. These two remind me of any people I might meet at a local festival or party somewhere. Must be the smiles and no-fuss attitudes. IDK.

  • mrspotts66

    i could deal with the black shorts outfit, if she wasn’t wearing pepto bismol lipstick.
    she needed a real color with that, to jazz it up a smidge.

  • AC Simons

    I sound like an old lady, but after a certain age,short shorts on women are just unflattering, no matter how great your legs are. Sorry Amy, I just don’t approve of these. A nice pencil skirt would have looked great.

  • Annmarie Kane

    “Formal” and “Shorts” are two words that should NEVER go together, but I love her and she’s WERKING it!

  • Yoshio

    If she must wear shorts, at the very least the hems could have been rolled evenly…

  • is hers not a romper? the color/shine on the fabric seems to match too well to be separates. i wouldn’t have pegged her for a romper gal, but i love it. i might like it even more in a color–maybe jade? her lipstick looks great. i actually love that suit he’s wearing too! the subtle check is so good and makes me like him even more for wearing it non-ironically. i think i’d have scored them both a whole point higher.

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    Darn, but Amy and Paul look cute together. He’s reminding me of the Paul Rudd I liked in “Clueless”

  • FibonacciSequins

    So hard for me to summon the will to make any criticism of Amy Poehler…I don’t like lace sleeves. There. Overall, her outfit is really cute. Love the bangles with the formal shorts.

    Paul looks good, no complaints here.

  • dashwoodstole

    Goddamn she’s got legs. But the bottom of the shorts seems to have ridden up considerably on the left leg and I’m wondering if that’s partly why she looks a bit uncomfortable? It’s maybe pinching her in the crotch a bit?

  • marlie

    I really love his suit. If a guystar is going to go the regular-guy-at-an-event route, this is the way to go. I think the tie is perfect. As for Amy, I don’t think I’m ever going to be fully on board with formal shorts. Her look just doesn’t do it for me. I’d rather her wear a different bottom than a different top. But the bracelets are fun and funky.

  • smh4748

    Oh Paul Rudd, you ageless, beautiful man you!

    And Amy, I love you too, but in a totally different way.

  • Leigh David

    My little OCD brain is so happy at the harmony of shirt collar, tie knot, and lapel. (And of course, Paul Rudd.)

  • suzq

    I can’t abide by the shorts. Just too short and they don’t do her legs any favors. Not keen on her blouson top, either.

  • MilaXX

    I think I love them too much to be objective. I’d have given them 8’s. Amy is cute as a button here.

  • nannypoo

    He’s rocking those sansabelt slacks.

  • KinoEye

    I’ve had a thing for Paul Rudd for years. Unless he shows up looking like Robert Downey Jr. or Johnny Depp, he’s always gonna get a pass from me. Not fair, but there it is. Blue is definitely his color.

    She’s rocking those formal shorts. I love the jewelry. I do not like the shoes. Overall, they look great together.

  • Skippymom1

    I would take him to church in that suit, and as great as her legs are . . . I just want to say “Really?” No.

  • E.Nelson

    Amy’s on the prowl

  • KT

    I love them soooo much, and I can’t wait to see this movie. Wet Hot American Summer holds a special place in my heart, and though I doubt this will compare, I’m sure it’ll still be hilariously searing and weird. YESSSS.

    She looks hot, straight up. That might be the best hair and makeup I’ve ever seen on her. The sleeves on the top are kind of shitty, but I’m digging the look as a whole. Though it may be a bit too casual for the event.

    He looks straight up hot, as well. But really, when does he not? He’s pretty close to the top of my list of Imaginary Celebrity Boyfriends. But because these two are so cute together, I’d be willing to step aside. Imagine if they had kids together — they’d be the most hilarious, adorable offspring ever.

  • If this movie isn’t about simultaneous orgasm, I don’t want to know. I love these two.

  • Man Dala

    I want to hang out with them too. Let’s all hang out together. I think they look great.

  • demidaemon

    HER: Looks cute. Needs more oomph.

    HIM: Cute. Needs a belt, stat.

  • TinyDynamo

    I am biased and blinded by my overwhelming love for both of them. Love everything here!

  • JP

    Formal shorts is a phrase I never thought I’d hear…

    My celebrity I want to hang out with is John Barrowman.

    • Zombiepeep

      Oh God, YES!!! Barrowman looks like so much fun!!

  • sk8tfan

    What is it with all the blonde women being sweaty in the posts today-did they just get out of the sauna together? Blotting paper, ladies-there’s a reason God created it.

  • LadyVimes

    I still haven’t forgiven Paul Rudd for all of his horrible man-child films, but I’d hang out with Amy any day.

  • quiltrx

    Paul Rudd will be ‘resting on cute’ at 70. And I am quite fine with that.

  • lamh

    Man isn’t Paul Rudd almost 50!!!! My gawd he could still play late 20s!!!

    God what deal with Allah, the Devil, Buddha does he have.

    Love Amy P, Paul Rudd has been my indie-geek crush since Clueless and The Object of My Affection!

  • ShaoLinKitten

    I’d like to see Amy Poehler and Taylor Schilling play sisters in something.

  • uprightcitizen

    OMG. They are both so adorable, I just feel better about life and the world for having seen these pics. Like you guys, they both are on my list of celebrities I’d love to hang with … especially if Paul would dance a little. I also love his suit.

  • Daisy Walker

    I can’t get over how great she looks from the neck up. Gorgeous! Maybe the best I’ve seen her head look.

  • c8h10n4o2

    I give him an extra pass today, He just spent a long, crazy weekend in Kansas City with Sudeikis et al. for their annual charity weekend extravaganza/home visit. That gives him extra points from me even if he were dressed like Depp.

  • formerlyAnon

    I cannot score her. She is wearing formal shorts. In my universe, that’s an oxymoron.

    At any event formal shorts are right, he’s overdressed.

  • melanie0866

    Hate formal shorts on anyone and everyone, and he needs a belt. I would have given her a five and him a 7 for an average of 6/10.

  • bringbackbeatles

    Love them! I actually love everything she’s wearing. And, the smile is the best part! I actually didn’t notice the pattern on his suit until you pointed it out, but I like that. Absolutely love the colors on him. The only tiny little nitpicking thing is that they don’t seem like they’re dressed for the same event. But, they just look so fun that it doesn’t matter.

  • julnyes

    Look at their cute little faces.

  • ktr33

    re Paul, really?? It looks like a shiny undertaker suit that doesn’t fit. The pants don’t even fasten right, and WHY NO BELT!? Amy looks very cute, but agree, shirt bugs.

  • cowper

    I want to see a rom-com where Paul Rudd plays the younger guy who falls for a slightly older British woman–say, Emma Thompson–and then the movie is all about how they can’t understand each other’s slang–“Stop scrumping all the neighbour’s fruit!”–but end up figuring out how to make it work anyway.