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  1. Sookie StackHouse Drops In On the BAMF Girls Club For Some Vamp-Loving and Mind Reading [VIDEO]

    "I love gettin' involved in other people's problems!"

    It's been a while since we've checked up on the girls of Comediva's BAMF Girls Club, but we're glad we did: this is the best Sookie Stackhouse impression we've ever seen. Watch as SOOKEH invades the thoughts of everyone in the house with her delightful Southern charm, and bonds with Lisbeth over how awesome Swedish people are.

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  2. The Mary Sue Interview: Director Gillian Robespierre On Her Non-Traditional Rom-Com Obvious Child

    Today in "movies you should see."

    Obvious Child starts with its heroine, stand-up comedian Donna Stern (Saturday Night Live alum Jenny Slate) telling a joke about vaginal discharge. I could write pages about how this movie isn't your average rom-com—how it has a frankness that a lot of its Hollywoodized brethren don't, how its characters feel real—but that opening joke says it all. Director Gillian Robespierre took the time to chat with us about the film, the genre, and that opening scene.

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  3. Kristen Wiig Is Directing Her First Movie!

    Kristen Wiig Directing Her First Movie!

    Kristen Wiig may have declined to make Bridesmaids 2 for very respectable artistic reasons, but that doesn't mean she's not making movies at all. In fact, it leaves the actress wide open for, you heard it, the director's chair.

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  4. Comedian Lauren Reeves Still in the Running for Mars One Mission That Will Never Happen [VIDEO]

    she blinded me with science

    Mars One is essentially a reality show posing as space mission to establish a human colony on Mars. It's kind of a joke, so it's only fitting that comedian Lauren Reeves' submission to join the mission has beat out thousands of others and is still in consideration.

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  5. Things We Saw Today: Game of Thrones Valar Morghulis Beer

    Things We Saw Today

    Remember when HBO and Ommegang asked us to vote for the next Game of Thrones-themed beer? We totally predicted Valar Morghulis would win, and it did. The press release says, "The voting also determined the style of the newbeer - an Abbey Dubbel - which is perfectly represented by the "two-headed" coin which will adorn the labels.Valar Morghulis will be available at retail in fall of this year." We can't wait to taste it but we're still holding out for Ho-Ho-Hodor this holiday season... 

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  6. Tina Fey & Amy Poehler Will Play Sisters In A New Comedy Film From Paula Pell

    Happy dance!! Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are working together again! And they're playing sisters. 

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  7. Krysten Ritter Set To Star, Produce 1960s Astronaut Comedy For NBC

    The Boob Tube

    Just recently we told you about Will Ferrell's new production company set to focus on female-led television and film comedy projects. I think this project it too new to fall under their umbrella but it totally fits. Don't Trust the B star Krysten Ritter is leading a new NBC series called Mission Control where she'll play a NASA engineer in 1965.

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  8. Will Ferrell Launches New Female-Focused Production Company

    and let it be known

    Gary Sanchez Productions (named after a fictional Paraguayan entrepreneur) has announced that it is creating a new division, Gloria Sanchez Productions (named after an equally fictional female step-granddaughter of a Paraguayan entrepreneur) that will focus on creating female-led television and movie comedy projects.

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  9. Things We Saw Today: A Chestburster Onesie For Your Little Alien

    Things We Saw Today

    Sci-fi scribe Mike Dougherty (X-Men 2) has another skill besides writing: Designing Alien onesies. (Fashionably Geek)

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  10. Exclusive Premiere & Interview: Teal Sherer’s My Gimpy Life Season 2!

    The Mary Sue Exclusive

    Teal Sherer (of The Guild fame) is back with a second season of her successfully Kickstarted comedy web series, My Gimpy Life, directed by Sean Becker. What new, ridiculous things will people say when they meet our star? Which other "famous types" can we expect to see? Find out in this world premiere of the trailer and then hit the jump for our exclusive chat with Sherer! 

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