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    Moving 'Furniture'

    Writer-director-actor Lena Dunham talks about  about performing, directing fellow actors, and casting her mom and sister in a pair of key roles.

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    'Cost of a Soul' Filmmaker Kirkpatrick on His Big Break

    For Kirkpatrick, who struggled for years trying to get anyone to even read his script before deciding to make the project on his own, winning the Big Break Movie Contest is truly his big break.

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    Career Reruns

    When televisions first appeared in living rooms around the world, there were movie stars and there were TV stars. The real Hollywood celebrities of the 1950s and '60s would never have even considered downsizing to a smaller screen. But today many actors have found a solid place on television, a ...

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    Live Wire

    Since her breakthrough role as Jonah Hill's dream girl who is even better in reality in "Superbad," Emma Stone has been charming audiences with smart, funny turns as girls wise beyond their years.

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    Through the Looking Glass

    Besides laughing out loud when she read Christopher Durang's "Why Torture Is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them," Laura Benanti was turned on by the prospect of doing a straight play.

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    For Real

    At the center of UPN's hit comedy Girlfriends is a universal message exemplified by the lives of four African-American women in L.A., played with rousing honesty by Persia White, Golden Brooks, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Jill Marie Jones (as pictured above): Life is always more fun when shared ...

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    Mabel Normand

    To cross genres and eras a bit, imagine the impish, doe-eyed beauty of Audrey Tautou in Amélie, mixed with the strong-willed zaniness of Lucille Ball, that constant catalyst for chaos.

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    Not-So-Simple Sara

    Being an executive producer for a TV show is an exhausting undertaking. Just ask Sara Finney-Johnson, whose current UPN Monday-night hit, The Parkers, has enjoyed an impressive five-year run.

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    'Cliff' Hanger

    Woo has the distinction of being one of the very few directors—Ang Lee being another—who has experienced substantial commercial success in Asia and America.

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    'Park' Life

    In "Parks and Recreation" Ansari regularly steals scenes as Tom Haverford, a wily, self-centered government official who wears his underachiever persona like a badge of honor.