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Olivia Munn 'Could Possibly Teach 7th Grade Economics' | Olivia Munn

Olivia Munn Says She 'Could Possibly Teach 7th Grade Economics'

Originally posted 03/11/2014 11:20AM

Olivia Munn is known for her role as a brilliant and quirky financial reporter on The Newsroom, and as it turns out, that knowledge isn't all an act.

"I had to study quite a bit for this role," she told PEOPLE at Saturday night's South By Southwest (SXSW) comedy opening party hosted by Late Night with Seth Meyers in Austin, Texas.

"I'm not quite at Sloan's level; I'd say I could possibly teach seventh grade economics," she adds, referring to her character, Sloan Sabbith. The upcoming third season of The Newsroom will be its last, HBO announced in January.

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Josh Lucas 'Wouldn't Wish Divorce on My Worst Enemy' | Josh Lucas

Josh Lucas 'Wouldn't Wish Divorce on My Worst Enemy'

Originally posted 03/10/2014 07:00PM

"We have managed to do it not only amicably but as great friends, particularly because we have a young child that we both truly love," the actor tells PEOPLE

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Zac Efron: 'I've Been Blessed'

Zac Efron Tells Fans: 'I've Been Blessed'

Originally posted 03/09/2014 02:00PM

Basking at the premiere of his new movie and smiling and waving at the screaming fans who shivered in the rain to catch a glimpse, Zac Efron was having a good night in Austin, Texas.

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New Music: 14 Rising Bands at South By Southwest 2014

South By Southwest Music Playlist: 14 Rising and Returning Bands to Know

Originally posted 03/07/2014 04:00PM

If you're a new band trying to build some buzz, there are few gigs more valuable than a set at South By Southwest (SXSW).

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Johnny Depp & Amber Heard Have Date Night at Texas Film Awards

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard Have a Date Night at the Texas Film Awards

Originally posted 03/07/2014 11:15AM

Newly engaged couple Johnny Depp and Amber Heard hit the Texas Film Awards Thursday for a night of celebration, complete with a congratulatory kiss – or two.

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Zac Efron Gets 'Super Flirty' at SXSW | Zac Efron

Zac Efron Gets 'Super Flirty' at SXSW

Originally posted 03/20/2013 09:25AM

Always the ladies man, Zac Efron took his skills to Austin, where he was being "super flirty" at Perez Hilton's One Night in Austin event on Saturday night at SXSW, a source says.

"He was hitting on a girl and being super charming," the insider tells PEOPLE. "He took photos with some female fans, but asked them to do it on the down low because he didn't want to bring too much attention to himself."

Enjoying Strongbow cider, the actor, who arrived solo, appeared to be "having a good time and talking to people," the source says.

Efron was dressed very casual, in a grey beanie and grey and black, long-sleeved T-shirt.
– Dahvi Shira

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Parents-to-Be Fergie and Josh Get a Taste of Texas at South By Southwest | Fergie, Josh Duhamel

Fergie and Josh Duhamel Get a Taste of Texas at South By Southwest

Originally posted 03/09/2013 11:30AM

Expectant parents Fergie and Josh Duhamel stepped out in Austin, Texas, on Friday, following the South By Southwest Film Festival's premiere of his movie, Scenic Route.

At the private after-party, hosted by The Branding Bee on the city's famed Sixth Street, the pair munched on beef sliders, jalapeño poppers and quesadillas as they held court in a secluded corner of the room, mingling with reps from the film's production company.

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Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudekis Snuggle at South by Southwest | Jason Sudeikis, Olivia Wilde

Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudekis Snuggle at South by Southwest

Originally posted 03/20/2012 05:55AM

In Austin, Texas, for a little South by Southwest action, new couple Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudekis caught the MySpace-sponsored Mumford & Sons and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes concert. The stars, caught cuddling backstage, were dressed casually in hoodies, and spent time enjoying the music with friends.

Gerard Butler was also there; the actor snuck in with five friends and went virtually unnoticed by concertgoers. Justin Long and Abigail Spencer were both spotted in the crowd, too. – Jennifer Garcia

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