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Elizabeth Gillies on Going from Nickelodeon to Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll: 'It's Very Liberating' | FX

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Elizabeth Gillies on Going from Nickelodeon to Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll: 'It's Very Liberating'

Originally posted 06/10/2015 06:05PM

When fans last saw Elizabeth Gillies star on screen, she played sassy student Jade on Nickelodeon's Victorious.

Now, she's left high school behind to go full badass as Denis Leary's daughter Gigi in Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll – a show about an aging but ambitious rocker created by the Rescue Me alum.

And she's bringing her soulful vocals along for the ride.

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Molly Shannon Channels Mary Katherine Gallagher as She Sings Nonsense Karaoke on The Tonight Show

Originally posted 06/10/2015 01:45AM

[YOUTUBE "Rlq0Ugn-G3o"] Oh, how we've missed Molly Shannon's dance moves.

The former Saturday Night Live star got her Mary Katherine Gallagher on as she performed some nonsense karaoke on Tuesday's Tonight Show.

Starting off with her trademark "superstar" move, she sang TLC's "Waterfalls" with lyrics like "Don't throw Jason's Barbie dolls."

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Why is Denis Leary Constantly Apologizing?

Why is Denis Leary Constantly Apologizing?

Originally posted 04/13/2014 09:00AM

The star, who's a (gasp!) romantic and isn't afraid to tackle the cleaning, chatted with PEOPLE this week about "one last thing" ...

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Is Kevin Costner or Nicolas Cage Worth the Ticket? What to See and Skip at the Movies

See This/Skip That: From Nicolas Cage's Comeback Role in Joe to a Colorful Rio 2

Originally posted 04/11/2014 05:45PM

Kevin Costner makes a solid football movie with Draft Day, but it's Nicolas Cage who steals the show with his comeback role in Joe.

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Inside the Series Finale of Rescue Me

Rescue Me's Denis Leary: Ending the Show Was 'Very Emotional'

Originally posted 09/08/2011 08:50AM

Nothing like a room full of tough guys to help keep your emotions in check.

"It was very emotional," Denis Leary tells PEOPLE of shooting the series finale of Rescue Me at a screening of the episode Wednesday night in Manhattan. "But I couldn't really cry there. There were firefighters there ... it wasn't one of those things where you could cry if you were a guy."

It was a different story for Leary's costar Callie Thorne. "It was really traumatic for me to think about not seeing these people every day," she says of wrapping the post-9/11 firefighter drama. "I loved this family so much. I don't even want to admit that it's over!"

But before it was over for good, the cast, crew, and scores of FDNY bid farewell to the series at the finale party. The guests of honor? More than 30 firefighters who responded on 9/11.

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Denis Leary Reveals Catwoman Infatuation

Denis Leary Reveals Catwoman Infatuation

Originally posted 04/27/2009 11:10AM

"I've always had a thing for Catwoman. Michelle Pfeiffer or Halle Berry in tight leather pants, with the boots – I'm pretty good with either one."

Rescue Me star Denis Leary in Redbook's May issue, responding to the question "Superwoman or Wonder Woman. Or who strikes your fancy?"

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Denis Leary Responds to Critics of His Autism Writings | Denis Leary

Denis Leary Responds to Critics of His Autism Writings

Originally posted 10/17/2008 08:00PM

Denis Leary says he's been misquoted and misunderstood.

The comic actor sparked a firestorm of criticism, even among his Hollywood colleagues, for a passage in his new book Why We Suck: A Feel Good Guide to Staying Fat, Loud, Lazy and Stupid saying that autism diagnoses "help explain away the deficiencies of (parents') junior morons."

"The point of the chapter is not that autism doesn't exist – it obviously does," Leary, 51, says in a statement. He says his beef is with "grown men who are either self-diagnosing themselves with low-level offshoots of the disease or wishing they could as a way to explain their failed careers and troublesome progeny."

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Denis Leary Gets a New, Darker Look | Denis Leary

Denis Leary Gets a New, Darker Look

Originally posted 11/15/2007 02:50PM

Famously blond Denis Leary has a surprising new look.

"When I see people they go, 'What's going on with your hair?' " the Rescue Me star, 50, told PEOPLE at the Leary Firefighter's Foundation Bash for New York's Bravest on Tuesday. "And I'm going, 'What?' I think they mean my hair's messed up."

It's not. It's just suddenly brunette for the movie he and Kevin Spacey are shooting: Recount, about the 2000 presidential election.

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Emmy Nominees Prepare for TV's Big Night on Sunday | Felicity Huffman

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Emmy Nominees Prepare for TV's Big Night on Sunday

Originally posted 09/15/2007 06:00PM

The bleachers are already set up outside Los Angeles's Shrine Auditorium for Sunday night's 59th annual Emmy Awards – but are the nominees and their presenters ready?

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Lenny Clarke Loses 144 lbs. on 'Denis Leary Diet'

Lenny Clarke Loses 144 lbs. on 'Denis Leary Diet'

Originally posted 09/12/2007 02:00PM

When Rescue Me actor Lenny Clarke hit 380 lbs., his best friend and costar Denis Leary took notice – and action. He encouraged Clarke to get healthy and with Leary's help (and that of Weight Watchers), Clarke has lost 144 lbs. and counting. PEOPLE sat down with the two comedians for a funny, tough-love take on taking off the pounds.

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