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Great news for people who like the idea of drinking coffee but don't actually enjoy coffee itself, Starbucks has announced plans to release a new flavor and, with it, another opportunity to exercise seasonal dominance a la pumpkin spice. Yes, the chestnut praline latte will be released nationwide on November 12, which ought to excite anybody who actually knows what chestnuts taste like, and provided they actually like the taste. The drink, which is associated with coffee only because it comes from a company who claims to serve coffee, was already tested in select markets and is now ready to join the Peppermint Mocha and the Gingerbread Latte and Starbucks' Christmas drinks. Yo ho ho hum ... Discuss

As Parks & Rec gets ready to bow out of its delightful run, its stars are gearing up for other projects. Long careers seem assured for the likes of Chris Pratt, Aziz Ansari Aubrey Plaza, Rashida Jones, Nick Offerman and Adam Scott, but what of beloved team leader Amy Poehler? Well, it turns out she'll be re-teaming with Parks & Rec executive producer and staff writer Aisha Muharrar to write a new single-cam comedy for NBC, and the premise is one that might interest you. It will center around a young, agnostic woman who inherits a church building and a bevy of wild and wacky congregants. It's being described as "a work-place comedy" so it will probably be tonally similar to Parks & Rec, but word is, Poehler will be writing, not starring in the series. So you might want to get working on that audition tape, dear reader ... Discuss

The freelance journalist who was working as an NBC cameraman in Liberia has officially been declared free of the Ebola virus after receiving treatment in Nebraska. For the last two weeks, 33-year-old Ashoka Mukpo has been in a special isolation unit at the Nebraska Medical Center, but will soon be released. On Twitter, Mukpo said, “Special shout out to Nancy Snyderman at NBC News. For the record me and her were never within 3 feet of each other once. Be nice to her plz.” TV’s Dr. Snyderman received criticism from the public after she was spotted outside of her home during a voluntary quarantine period following her NBC News crew’s return to the United States ... Discuss

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