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    TV: 5 Reasons to Watch HBO's Just Renewed Getting On

    The characters get to be people first and women second.

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    Trailer Watch: Melissa McCarthy in Tammy Teaser

    It's actually a perfect short film.

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    Gary Sanchez Producer Jessica Elbaum Launches New Label for Women's Comedies

    Gloria Sanchez Productions will invest in female-driven films and TV shows.

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    Sundance Women Directors: Meet Gillian Robespierre

    "We were frustrated by the limited representations of young women's experience with pregnancy, let alone growing up. We were waiting to see a more honest film, or at least, a story that was closer to many of the stories we knew. We weren't sure how long that wait was going to be, so we decided to te...

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    Black Comedienne Sasheer Zamata Joins SNL

    Sasheer Zamata became the most famous performer on "Saturday Night Live" yesterday when the show announced her addition to the cast.

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    From 'Big' to 'Captain Phillips,' TOH! Ranks Tom Hanks' Ten Best Performances

    One year removed from sprawling $100-million epic (and epic flop) "Cloud Atlas," which even the beloved movie icon couldn't save, Tom Hanks is enjoying the kind of year that defined his heyday in the 1990s.

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    25 Years After Playing Young Tom Hanks in 'Big,' David Moscow Looks Back on Child Stardom, Penny Marshall's Direction, and The Making of a Classic

    The second audition of David Moscow's career involved Penny Marshall, Robert De Niro, and a script about a 12-year-old Jersey boy who wishes "to be big."

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    TV: New Black Comedienne to Join SNL (Finally)

    Public protests from castmembers, widespread media scrutiny, and the existence of many talented black comediennes have finally convinced longtime SNL producer Lorne Michaels to add an African-American funnywoman to the cast.

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    Bette Midler to Play Mae West in HBO Film

    HBO bucked the general biopic trend of focusing on a subject's early struggles this year with Behind the Candelabra, which explored the last years of Liberace's life. Now the studio will do the same with a Mae West film, with Bette Midler playing the 1930s star.

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    'Variety' Columnist: Female Comics Shouldn't Tell Dirty Jokes

    Sarah Silverman is arguably the most famous female comic working today. But she still gets no respect, at least not from Variety TV columnist Brian Lowry, who wrote an embarrassing "review" of Silverman's latest HBO special, 'We Are Miracles.'

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