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    Judd Apatow Discusses Lena Dunham's 'Girls,' 'Anchorman 2'

    The comedy titan waxes poetic with THR about his new star and talks about projects past and future -- as well as having fun on Twitter.

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    Strong 'Intent'

    Saffron Burrows has recently come on board "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" to play Detective Serena Stevens, an educated, upscale, single parent whose street savvy complements her intellect.

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    Billy Dee Williams Revisited

    It's been a while since Billy Dee Williams has shaken things up on-screen, but his latest performance in Jordan Walker-Pearlman's distinguished first film, The Visit, due in theatres next month, should remind audiences just how effective this actor can be when given strong material. He was recently nominated ...

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    Really Scared

    I recently watched a perfectly good stage actor indicate fear and horror by bugging out his eyes. I couldn't really blame him. Playing panic convincingly was always one of my Achilles' heels, too. I remember in one screwball comedy, no matter how much I tried to imagine that I ...

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    The Designated Artist

    He is not now, nor was he ever, a matinee idol. But Wallace Shawn has amassed an astonishing number of rich, varied credits—as an actor and as a writer.

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    Creature Featurer

    A Neil Marshall film generally means a bloody good time. Marshall recently chatted with Back Stage about his previous movies, getting respect for the horror genre, and casting calls.

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    VIDEO: Chris Colfer Discusses 'Glee'

    Check out our behind-the-scenes interviews with Chris Colfer of Fox TV's "Glee" as he talks about the upcoming second season of the critically acclaimed show. 

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    She's on Fire   

    The absence of artifice also informs Charlyne Yi's bracingly unaffected stage presence—but the resulting comedy is about as far from mainstream as you can get.

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    Video: Indie Roundtable Interviews

    Actresses Catherine Keener and Melissa Leo along with visionary director Werner Herzog reveal what happens behind the scenes of their popular movies in Backstage's Indie Roundtable. 

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    PROFILE Just Doing It

    Having a conversation with Baz Luhrmann is a bit like watching one of his flamboyantly colored, rhythmically edited films—it's exhilarating. He talks quickly, leaps nimbly from topic to topic, and indeed seems to be bursting with more ideas than he can communicate. The 41-year-old Australian director has channeled ...