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WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 02:  Actress Aubrey Plaza attends the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter on March 2, 2014 in West Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Note to America: Stop Labeling Aubrey Plaza!

Actor Aubrey Plaza rose to fame playing the highly un-motivated intern April on the comedy "Parks and Recreation." Now she's reveling in a dangerously driven new character in the Hal Hartley film "Ned Rifle," out this week. She tells Brendan about the logic behind "deadpan" humor... and about how much she hates that word. Got it, America?


Dev Patel attends the IWC Gala Dinner during the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) 2015 at the Palexpo on January 20, 2015 in Geneva, Switzerland. (Photo by Harold Cunningham/Getty Images for IWC)

Dev Patel Marvels at Machines and Maggie Smith

“Slumdog Millionaire” star Dev Patel is having a(nother) moment with the sci-fi film “Chappie.” He ponders a world full of machines…and tells us why Dame Maggie Smith is LIKE one.


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Marion Cotillard Explores the Isolating Nature of Society

French movie star Marion Cotillard may be best-known to U.S. audiences for her roles in "Inception" or Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris." She won an Oscar for playing Édith Piaf in 2007's "La Vie en Rose," and now she's up for another Oscar, for "Two Days, One Night."


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Eddie Redmayne on the Art and Science of Acting

Eddie Redmayne's star turn as physicist Stephen Hawking in "The Theory of Everything" has changed, well, everything, for the English actor. He won a 'Best Actor' Golden Globe award for the performance, and now he is up for an Oscar.


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Frank Gehry Plays House

Star architect Frank Gehry's groundbreaking Santa Monica home serves as the inspiration for the new musical composition, "Frank's House." In advance of the work's premiere, we speak with Mr. Gehry about the interplay between music and architecture... and the middle finger he gave to his critics.


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How Accents Are Like Pork Buns to Comedian Nick Kroll

Comedian Nick Kroll has created his own show on Comedy Central, aptly titled "Kroll Show," which consists largely of parodies of other television shows, in which he portrays dozens of characters from confused Canadian teenagers to idiot gigolos. The show's third and final season began this week.


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Filmmaker J.C. Chandor on Violent Years and Famous Toll Booths

Filmmaker J.C. Chandor was Oscar-nominated for his very first film, "Margin Call." Next came the lauded "All is Lost," and, now, "A Most Violent Year," the gritty tale of an up-by-his-bootstraps immigrant trying to do business ethically, while surrounded by the corruption and violence of 1980s New York City.