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    Did Hollywood Male Fantasies Impact the Isla Vista Assault on Women?

    Ann Hornaday of the Washington Post argues persuasively that Hollywood male fantasies could have played a role in the vengeful anti-female assault at Isla Vista at the University of California Santa Barbara. Check the "last" video below of 22-year-old Elliot Rodger, in which he bewails being a virgi...

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    Watch: Trailer For 'Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues: No Joke Cut' Reveals Drama Behind The Burgundy

    Yeah, we're aware of the date. Either way, "Anchorman" is a cash cow Paramount will keep squeezing the teats of, and if all this only serves to remind people that "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" is now on home video, well, mission accomplished.

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    Judd Apatow Says New Pee-Wee Herman Movie Could Be Coming "Soon"

    A few years ago, it seemed we couldn't stop hearing about a new Pee-wee Herman movie, with both producer Judd Apatow and star Paul Reubens continually teasing about the brewing project. "I would give anything to tell you right this second the plot of this movie because I'm so excited about it and it...

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    Judd Apatow Says HBO Worried That 'Girls' Sex Scenes Could Cost Their License; 6 Seasons Planned

    As the third season gets ready to close out for "Girls," Lena Dunham's show has already made the kind of waves you might expect from a program that has been on the air twice as long. Right out of the gate, Dunham presented the world with a series that, among many other things, was unapologetic about...

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    Brie Larson Joins Judd Apatow's Amy Schumer-Starring 2015 Comedy 'Trainwreck'

    She’s had the success of “Short Term 12,” which put her on the map as a serious actress (one which many suggested was Oscar-worthy), and she showed her supporting mettle in “21 Jump Street” and “The Spectacular Now” plus a recent successful turn on “Community” (see the image above). And now actress ...

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    Watch: First 2 Clips From 'Girls' Season 3, HBO Renews Show For 4th Season

    This weekend, the third season of "Girls" kicks off with two brand new episodes, and while you'll get our full recaps on Monday, we'll just say this: Lena Dunham hasn't missed a step. If you've been a fan of the show, you won't be disappointed, but it seems some folks still can't get their head arou...

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    Judd Apatow's New Comedy 'Trainwreck' Sets Release During Crowded Summer Of 2015

    With 2015 already set to be utterly dominated by franchises, sequels and reboots -- "Insidious Chapter 3," "Fast & Furious 7," "Avengers: Age Of Ultron," "Mad Max: Fury Road," "Jurassic World," "The Fantastic Four," "Ted 2," "Terminator 5," "Bourne 5," "Hotel Transylvania 2," "Bond 24," "The Hunger ...

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    Judd Apatow's Next Directorial Effort Is Amy Schumer's 'Train Wreck'

    At the end of the summer, news surfaced that Universal had snapped up a script by comedian Amy Schumer that she was writing as a star vehicle for herself, with Judd Apatow producing. And it was interesting, but not exactly monumental news, as Apatow often puts his weight behind rising comic talent (...

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    Screenwriting Guru and Best-Selling Author Syd Field Dies at Age 77

    Screenwriting guru and best-selling author Syd Field has died of hemolytic anemia at the age of 77 at his home in Beverly Hills.

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