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Zach Braff recalls days as waiter

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LOS ANGELES—People had just seen Zach Braff’s film in LA. And who waited on them in a restaurant they went to afterwards? Zach himself. “Only in Hollywood,” the actor unintentionally mentioned this column’s name as he talked about his life and career in a recent interview at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York. He’s [...]

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Jim Parsons likes contrast between ‘Normal Heart,’ ‘Big Bang’ roles

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JIM PARSONS (left) and Taylor Kitsch play activists in “The Normal Heart.” JOJO WHILDEN/CONTRIBUTOR

Jim Parsons welcomed the chance to play a character who “radiates warmth” for a change in “The Normal Heart,” in contrast to his “cold, analytical” geek in “The Big Bang Theory.”

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Hugh Jackman talks about next ‘Wolverine’ film and skin cancer

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IN THIS interview, the Aussie actor with a bandaged nose says he wants to make people more aware about carcinoma. RUBEN V. NEPALES

Hugh Jackman walked into a meeting room at the Ritz Carlton in Central Park with a small bandage on the right side of his nose. With the white strip on his face, he looked like he had been in a brawl. He cracked with a grin as he sat down, “I hope this finally puts to bed those nice-guy rumors, all right? That’s done.” Laughing, he jested about who he just had a fight with. “I won’t be doing any more press [tours] with Ian McKellen. That’s it.”

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This Godzilla stomps its way from… the Philippines!

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BRYAN Cranston (left) plays a dad to Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s character.

“Initially, the entire movie was set in the Philippines, starring an all-Filipino cast but…,” “Godzilla” director Gareth Edwards joked when I asked how the retelling of the monster’s tale came to begin in the Philippines. Yes, this 21st-century “Godzilla” starts in the Philippines—in a collapsed mine deep in the jungle.

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Joyful ‘Grimm’ night as Fil-Am gets award

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REGGIE Lee is flanked by his proud parents, Jesus Espiritu Valdez and Zenaida Valdez.

The main cast of “Grimm,” the NBC drama-fantasy-horror series that recently aired an aswang (Filipino folklore vampire) episode, came out in full force on Monday to celebrate Reggie Lee’s acceptance of the Visionary Award from the East West Players (EWP) in its 48th anniversary gala dinner at the Universal Hilton in Universal City, California.

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