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    'This is 40' Review and Round-Up: Judd Apatow and Crew Deliver Pain and Laughs

    With "This is 40," Judd Apatow's fourth feature film as a writer-director, the prolific producer ("Girls," "Pineapple Express," "Freaks and Geeks") has never been more in control of his medium. This relationship comedy returns to Pete and Debbie, the Los Angeles married couple introduced in "Knocked...

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    Watch: Trailer for the New Season of 'Girls' Finds Lena Dunham in Search of Love, Happiness or Maybe Just Awkward Sex (Video)

    Lena Dunham's divisive, much-talked about and (by this writer's measure) pretty damn great HBO series "Girls" returns for a second season on Sunday, January 13 at 9pm, followed by the second season premiere of Laura Dern and Mike White's "Enlightened" at 9:30pm.

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    Watch: Jason Segel Hits On Leslie Mann In New 'This Is 40' Featurette

    While Seth Rogen and Katherine Heigl won't be back for Judd Apatow's "Knocked Up" spin-off "This Is 40," one person who was revealed to be returning as far back as the summer of 2011 was Jason Segel. And once again, he's back and still obsessed with Leslie Mann.

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    Watch: Judd Apatow Says a 'Simpsons' Spec Script He Wrote in His Twenties Is Actually Getting Made

    At a screening of "This Is 40" hosted by Film Independent earlier this month, director Judd Apatow told the crowd that the first thing he ever wrote in his professional career was a spec script for "The Simpsons." From Slash Film:

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    Watch: Conan O'Brien and Judd Apatow's Serious Talk About Careers, the Unhappiness of Comedy & Obama

    Conan O'Brien sits down for some "Serious Jibber-Jabber" with Judd Apatow, and the two discuss what comedy means to them, their experiences breaking into showbiz, the alien people who enjoyed high school, whether Obama is a "naturally funny" president and much more.

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    Plot Details For Judd Apatow's 20 Year Old 'The Simpsons' Spec Script That's Finally Getting Made

    It seems Judd Apatow is revisting his past this fall. His upcoming "This Is 40" plucks two characters from 2007's "Knocked Up" and refreshes them with a new tale, and it looks like something he wrote two decades ago is getting a fresh coat of paint.

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    Apatow, Mann & Rudd Tell NYT 'This Is 40': 'Couples Therapy Viewed By Millions of People in Theaters Across the World'

    David Itzkoff of the NY Times paid a summer visit to Judd Apatow on the Brentwood-mansion set of "This Is 40," the director's holiday-slated mid-life-crisis comedy following the marriage of Pete and Debbie of "Knocked Up." Apatow, Leslie Mann and Paul Rudd talk insecurity, "perfect" onscreen married...

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    Wanna Touch 'Em? Leslie Mann & Megan Fox Get Close In 'This Is 40' Red Band Featurette

    Now showing for critics, and with screeners already in the hands of various guilds and groups, Judd Apatow's "This Is 40" is officially out of the gate, and the early buzz seems to be positive. But there's still about a month to go until it hits theaters, and Universal is beginning...

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    Listen: Fiona Apple's "Dull Tool" From The 'This Is 40' Soundtrack; Paul Rudd Hearts Ween In New Poster

    It's already been revealed that the soundtrack for Judd Apatow's "This is 40" -- his sort-of-sequel to "Knocked Up" -- will feature another choice selections of cuts, including songs by Yoko Ono, Paul McCartney, Avett Brothers, Loudon Wainwright and more. But even mo...

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    Judd Apatow Says Third Season Of 'Girls' Shooting Soon, 'Anchorman 2' Rolls In March

    Has HBO gone ahead a greenlit a third season of "Girls" before the second one has even aired? Either that or Lena Dunham is making some very expensive home movies, but according to producer Judd Apatow work is beginning soon on a third season of the hit show.

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