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Veronica Santiago and Neil Estep review Hairspray, Chuck & Larry, and Premonition in this episode of FilmCrunch.
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Hayden PanettiereHayden Panettiere was "shocked" to find out about the new Heroes series.

The 24-year-old actress - who played teen cheerleader Claire Bennet from 2006-2010 in the original show - has not been asked to join the recently-announced miniseries Heroes: Reborn and only found out about the project from a family member.

"It was a shock to me. In fact, I believe I became privy to that through my cousin. She sent me a text message and told me about it. I mean, we had nothing, nothing to do with it. It will definitely be interesting to see how they reinvent that."

The Nashville actress - who is engaged to boxer Wladimir Klitschko - has mixed feelings about the new show, and hopes not to see anyone taking over the role of Claire: "It's a little bit of an interesting feeling because you go, 'That was our show, our home, our family,' something that we had a major part in creating. I mean, I hope that they don't have somebody else playing our characters, hat would be a little dagger in the heart. But, you never know. I wish them success in it, for sure."


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Lena Dunham and Taylor SwiftLena Dunham writes Girls when she's listening to Taylor Swift.

The writer and star of the huge HBO drama always puts her friend's records - famous for their tracks lamenting lost loves - when she's thinking of ideas for the show.

"She writes her own destiny in a way which is very unusual, especially for a young woman in the world of pop music. I wrote half of the first season of Girls listening to her Speak Now album and wrote much of the third season listening to Red," Lena said.

Lena, 27, is proud to call Taylor, 24, a friend and says she is always asking her for advice because she is very wise: "Taylor is a good friend of mine. I call her and text her all time. She helps me be stronger and make better decisions. She has amazing creative instincts. She's really a proponent of not feeling pressure from anybody else and recognizing that you have a better connection to what your 'brand' is than anybody else."


Lea Michele and Ryan MurphyLea Michele wants a role on American Horror Story.

The actress is gearing up to film the final season of Glee and intends to remain loyal to show creator Ryan Murphy as long as he wants her to play uptight Rachel Berry - but would happily jump ship to his other pet project for its upcoming carnival-themed series four.

When quizzed whether there might be a Rachel spin-off in the works, Lea remained coy and told chat show host Ellen DeGeneres, "I come from Broadway and on Broadway you stay in a show and that's it. You make it your home. So for me, I like the schedule, I like the routine, and I love Ryan and I love Rachel Berry. So I'll be Rachel singing in a senior citizens home for everyone. I've literally have said before that I will work for Ryan Murphy for the rest of my life. Unless he wants to put me on American Horror Story, I know what the theme is for next year and I'm in if he'll have me at least maybe for one episode. Let's start that campaign right now actually!"


Lena Dunham and Jimmy Fallon

Lena Dunham's mother wants her to marry Jimmy Fallon.

The Girls star has a "great boyfriend" in Fun. guitarist Jack Antoff but she admitted her mom has always had a secret hope that she would tie the knot with the late night talk show host, though he is already happily settled with wife, Nancy Juvonen and their eight-month-old daughter Winnie Rose.

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Sarah Michelle GellarSarah Michelle Gellar thinks she's too old to star in a Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie.

The 36-year-old actress, who played teen heroine Buffy Summers in the sci-fi TV series between 1997 and 2003, doesn't foresee her classic TV show spawning a movie spin-off like Veronica Mars as she worries she wouldn't be able to pull off the daring martial arts stunts now she's older.

"I'm a little old now. I feel like Buffy would have a wooden stake walker. I'm not quite sure how that would work," she said.

The Crazy Ones star also admits she has her reservations about a big-screen adaptation of the series as Buffy originally started out as a critically panned, camp 1992 horror movie starring Kristy Swanson. Buffy was [already] a movie. See, I think people forget that. Buffy was a movie first, and I don't know if you guys know this, but it didn't really work! I see you laughing at me over there, but it kind of didn't work. We spent our whole first year or two apologizing for the movie. So, I think it would be an incredibly different pressure," she explained.


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WWE Superstar Fandango wants to be a contestant on Dancing with the Stars.

The 32-year-old wrestler is a fan of the program and if the opportunity arose to compete on the ballroom show he'd jump at the chance. Fandango - who uses ballroom dance moves in the ring and is always accompanied by his "dancing partner" Summer Rae - first got into the series when fellow WWE Superstar Chris Jericho competed on it in 2011. When asked if he'd like to compete on the series, Fandango told BANG Showbiz, "I would like to give it a go, I just need the right partner - maybe a lingerie model! I've watched Dancing with the Stars, I watched when Chris Jericho was on it, I think it's cool. It's always cool to see the stars - whether they're a football player or an actor, an actress, a model, whatever - put into that situation of crunch training to try and win the show. How they deal with the pressures and their egos of not being really good at it is interesting to see."

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Retta and Aziz Ansari on 'Parks and Recreation'

"Aziz is the busiest man in Hollywood. I don't have time to go get massages with Aziz and he doesn't have time to get mimosas with me... So no, we don't have Donna and Tom's relationship. I don't think there's anyone who has Donna and Tom's relationship."

- Parks and Recreation actress Retta reveals that unfortunately due to her co-star Aziz Ansari's hectic schedule, they don't spend as much time together off screen as their characters do in the NBC comedy.

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Lena DunhamDespite Lena Dunham's great success with her HBO series Girls, the 27-year-old has revealed that she had been fired from her last HBO project, Mildred Pierce.

"I got fired off the one day I did. Fired might be a rough word but I got sweetly dismissed," Dunham said.

The Girls creator admitted that she didn't properly prepare for her role as a nurse in the period drama, which stars Kate Winslet: "I didn't practice. I looked over the script with my mom and since the project takes place in the '30s I was like, 'Am I supposed to do any kind of accent?' My mom was like, 'They are hiring you to be you. Just go for it.' "

Unfortunately for Lena, her mom's advice didn't work out: "You could just see everybody's face drop... It was like Ricky Gervais in Extras. They were like, 'This is a f***ing disaster.'"

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Matt LeBlancMatt LeBlanc is a "little more together" than his on-screen persona.

The 46-year-old actor plays a fictional version of himself in Episodes, but admits he is noting like his character in real life.

"It's a fictitious character, and you just have to approach it that way. He just happens to have the same name I do. When we were coming up with who the character was going to be, I thought it would be fun - since our salaries were all published during Friends - to make this Matt LeBlanc way, way wealthier than me. You've got this guy completely oblivious to the consequences of his actions; that's fun to play. And he's really damaged, this lost soul, the Matt LeBlanc on TV," the Friends star said. But he added, "I like to think I have my s**t a little more together than that."

Matt, who has a 10-year-old daughter Marina with his ex-wife Mellissa McKnight, is glad he has regained some anonymity since Friends came to an end in 2004: "The weirdest thing was walking into a room, a restaurant, a bar, a movie theater, anywhere there's a lot of people, and everybody sort of stopping what they're doing and taking notice you're in the room. And they know you, or they think they do - they know your name, they know what you do for a living, they know how much money you make, they know where you're from, but they're all strangers to you."


Kate MaraKate Mara's family don't approve of her stripping on screen.

The 30-year-old actress is currently starring in the Netflix original series House of Cards alongside Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright and admits she has to warn her parents if she takes her clothes off in any of the scenes:

"They [my parents] don't love it that I occasionally have to take off certain items of clothing. We sort of have an unspoken rule of, if my character on House of Cards or during a photo-shoot I have to be in my underwear or something, I sort of send out a family text about it. 'Beware of the first 30 seconds of House of Cards - you will be disturbed.'"

Kate has always tried to reassure her family about her on-screen antics and says her phrase "It's just acting dad" has become so popular in her household, her father has named his racehorse after it.

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