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Poehler has baby boy, won’t return to ‘SNL’

“Saturday Night Live” veteran Amy Poehler has given birth to a boy and will not return to the NBC show, her spokesman said on Monday.Poehler, who is married to actor Will Arnett, gave birth to the child on Saturday, her representative, Lewis Kay, said in a statement. The boy is named Archie Arnett, Kay said.The live show’s parody news anchor was missing from her spot alongside Seth Myers on
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“Saturday Night Live” veteran Amy Poehler has given birth to a boy and will not return to the NBC show, her spokesman said on Monday.

Poehler, who is married to actor Will Arnett, gave birth to the child on Saturday, her representative, Lewis Kay, said in a statement. The boy is named Archie Arnett, Kay said.

The live show’s parody news anchor was missing from her spot alongside Seth Myers on “Weekend Update.” The baby was born early Saturday evening in New York, weighing 8 pounds, 1 ounce.

Poehler, 37, who has starred on the “SNL” since 2001, will not return to the program as a regular cast member, Kay said.

Poehler, who performed on Thursday night’s special edition of “SNL” and is known for playing Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, was rehearsing the show until Friday. She also starred opposite Tina Fey in this year’s “Baby Mama” as a working class girl who agrees to be a surrogate mother for a single businesswoman.

As she leaves the show, Poehler is due to star in an NBC comedy series from the producers of “The Office.”

Arnett was in the Fox sitcom “Arrested Development” and also appeared in 2007 movie “Blades of Glory.”