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WATCH: Allison Janney Bring C.J. Cregg Back to the West Wing Podium, Wins #FlashbackFriday

Allison Janney Brings C.J. Cregg Back to the West Wing Podium, Wins #FlashbackFriday

Originally posted 04/29/2016 04:45PM

C.J. Cregg is back to running the country, sort of.

On Friday, Allison Janney revisited her The West Wing character and stepped up to the podium at the White House and acting as the President's Press Secretary once more.

"Hi everyone, good afternoon," said Janney, 56, during a press briefing. "Josh [Earnest] is out today, I believe it's a root canal," she joked, referencing one of her own character's storylines while poking fun at the real White House Press spokesperson.

After a few more jokes, Earnest walked in and told the actress that, since she was standing at the podium, she "might as well use it." At that, Janney dropped out of character and discussed something more serious: substance abuse.

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Mom Guest Star Rosie O'Donnell Calls Allison Janney 'the Best Kisser'

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Mom Guest Star Rosie O'Donnell Calls Allison Janney 'the Best Kisser'

Originally posted 01/28/2016 10:40AM

Things are getting steamy between Rosie O'Donnell and Allison Janney on Mom.

"I had the best time on set," O'Donnell tells PEOPLE of filming her upcoming episode of the CBS sitcom. "Allison is the best kisser!"

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Allison Janney and Her Handsome (and 'Supportive'!) Boyfriend Heat Up Sundance

Allison Janney and Her Handsome (and 'Supportive'!) Boyfriend Heat Up Sundance

Originally posted 01/25/2016 01:40PM

Allison Janney's romance kept things sizzling despite the chilly weather at Utah's Sundance Film Festival.

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Rosie O'Donnell Will Guest-Star on Mom as Allison Janney's Former Flame

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Rosie O'Donnell Will Guest-Star on Mom as Allison Janney's Former Flame

Originally posted 11/04/2015 10:30AM

Everything is coming up Rosie on Mom.

Rosie O'Donnell has signed on to guest-star on the CBS sitcom, and PEOPLE has the exclusive details on the character she will be playing.

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Primetime Emmy Awards 2015

Allison Janney Says Historic Emmy Win Hasn't Sunken In: 'I'm Going to Have to Cry Hysterically'

Originally posted 09/21/2015 12:30PM

Allison Janney joined an elite crew of Emmy winners on Sunday night, and she still can't believe it.

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Primetime Emmy Awards 2015

Fans Swarm Jon Hamm After 2015 Emmys Win, Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts Have Date Night at Governors Ball Afterparty

Originally posted 09/21/2015 09:10AM

Jon Hamm finally won an Emmy on Sunday for his performance on Mad Men after seven years of losing nominations, much to his own delight and the pleasure of his fans.

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Primetime Emmy Awards 2015

Emmy Winners Use Their Acceptance Speeches to Raise Awareness for Social Issues

Originally posted 09/20/2015 10:05PM

Throughout the Emmy Awards, most of our attention is focused on who won, who was robbed (we'll need a few days before we can talk about Amy Poehler without crying) and who wore what on the red carpet, but some winners are using their moment onstage to shine a spotlight on major social issues.

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Hollywood Celebrates Frank Sinatra's 100th Birthday

Hollywood Celebrates Frank Sinatra's 100th Birthday

Originally posted 07/24/2015 06:45PM

Ol' Blue Eyes and the Hollywood Bowl, together again.

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