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'Push Girls' Wheel Chairs Through Life And Love

Mia Schaikewitz and Auti Angel are two of four friends featured on the new Sundance Channel reality show Push Girls, which hopes to defy the stereotypes of women in wheelchairs. Schaikewitz and Angel talk about the show and how they've reinvented their lives since their injuries.
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Norman Lear & Kathleen Turner

Producer Norman Lear made television history with "All in the Family." Actress Kathleen Turner is a star of the screen and stage. Their careers and shared political activism.

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The Old With The New: Generations Clash In New 'Dallas'

The reboot of the famous 1970s soap opera brings back many characters while also introducing the new generation of the Ewing family. It's a mix that TNT hopes will inspire the same passion as the original series, which had the whole country asking: "Who shot J.R.?"
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Hey Celebs, Are You Lonesome Tonight? Siri's Gotcha

The latest iPhone Siri ads, featuring actors Samuel L. Jackson, John Malkovich and Zooey Deschanel, are entertaining enough — if you enjoy watching people talking to themselves. Sure, Apple seems to be pushing its smartphone, but the subtler message may be about something else.
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Damon Lindelof Risks The Wrath Of Loyal Fans Again

The Lost writer, who was a producer on the 2009 Star Trek reboot, is co-writer of the new Alien prequel Prometheus. He talks about science fiction, unsatisfied fan bases and how best to enjoy Prometheus.
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On Pakistan's 'Sesame Street,' Everything's Not A-OK

The U.S. is ending millions of dollars in funding for Pakistan's version of Sesame Street, which began airing six months ago. Officials say allegations of fraud by the Pakistani company that's producing the TV show prompted the decision, which comes amid a tense period in U.S.-Pakistan relations.
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Aubrey Plaza Takes Quite A Trip In 'Safety Not Guaranteed'

Aubrey Plaza has made a career out of playing caustic young women. In her new film, she's taking that character to new places.
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Trey Parker Pokes Fun At Digital Entertainment

Trey Parker, a creator of the animated comedy series South Park, spoke in Los Angeles at the big E-3 video game industry conference Monday.

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