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Lena Dunham Defends Girls Nudity During Heated Panel Talk

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Lena Dunham Defends Girls Nudity: If You're Not Into Me, 'That's Your Problem'

Originally posted 01/10/2014 11:00AM

Girls star Lena Dunham is standing by her screen time in the buff.

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James Franco Roast: The 10 Best Jokes | James Franco

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James Franco Roast: The 10 Best Jokes

Originally posted 09/02/2013 04:45PM

For the Comedy Central roast of James Franco, the writer/actor/director/producer was braced for tasteless jokes at his expense. What he didn't know was that all the roasters were fair game, too.

"I've never watched one of these roasts. I chose not to research this so I had no idea that they were going to be roasting each other [too]. I thought I'd be sitting here for two hours bearing the brunt of it so it was a huge relief," Franco said. "I had a great time. Everybody was awesome, solid."

Before it airs Monday on Comedy Central (10 p.m. ET), we've selected some of the best zingers and put-downs to add some sizzle to your Labor Day.

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Judd Apatow Jokes: I'm a 'Disgusting Man' | Judd Apatow, Leslie Mann

Judd Apatow Jokes: I'm a 'Disgusting Man'

Originally posted 03/20/2013 07:15PM

Aging is no easy process – just ask Judd Apatow.

As the writer, director and co-producer of This Is 40, Apatow, 45, sees a bit of himself in the film's stars, Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann, who play a longtime married couple.

"I relate to just being a disgusting man and feeling bad that my wife even has to be around me," Apatow, who is married to Mann in real life, recently told PEOPLE with a laugh.

"You get older and you have things that need to be checked and looked at. It's not very romantic. I try to keep it to a minimum, but every now and then, you say, 'You have to look at this.' "

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Governors Awards Photos: See Who Might Take Home an Oscar | Kristen Stewart

Governors Awards Brings Out the Oscar Hopefuls in Hollywood

Originally posted 12/02/2012 05:20PM

Sure, the presidential election season may be long over, but the spirit of democracy is still in full-swing in Hollywood, where some familiar faces are campaigning for the industry version of a spot in the White House: a gold Oscar statuette.

You'll have to wait until February to see which of your favorite scene-stealers will take home honors at the 85th Academy Awards. Until then, the industry's top contenders arrived in head-to-toe red carpet form Saturday at the Academy's Governors Awards, which serves as an unofficial venue for potential nominees to convince Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences members to rock the vote (in their favor, of course).

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Why Judd Apatow Didn't Share His Golden Globe News | Judd Apatow

Judd Apatow: Why I Didn't Share My Golden Globe News

Originally posted 12/18/2011 05:30PM

After working on Bridesmaids for "half a decade," Judd Apatow had every right to be proud that the movie he produced was nominated for a Golden Globe.

But despite calling the acknowledgment a "very exciting thrill," Apatow, 44, held back when it came to boasting about the feat to his family.

"Today was my daughter Maude's 14th birthday, so I didn't tell anyone in my family about the nomination," the doting dad told PEOPLE shortly after nominations were announced Thursday. "I didn't want to distract from our morning festivities. I thought it would be rude to make it all about me."

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James Franco Gets R-Rated Oscar-Host Advice from Judd Apatow

Originally posted 02/18/2011 10:40AM



Cutting off your arm is one thing, hosting the Oscars is quite another.

Yale student and 127 Hours star James Franco, who happens to be both an Oscar nominee and co-host of the Feb. 27 main event (with Anne Hathaway) tracked down Producers Guild Award host and comedy film auteur Judd Apatow (ever hear of The 40-Year-Old Virgin?), seeking some words of wisdom for the job ahead.

What Franco got instead were wise-ass words, but what do you expect in a Funny or Die video? Among Apatow's suggestions … well, see for yourself. (Warning: Their conversation contains sexual references.)

The 83rd annual Academy Awards will air live Sunday, Feb. 27, at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT) on ABC from Hollywood's Kodak Theatre.
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