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josh radnor, ‘liberal arts’ star, talks books, college and the end of ‘how i met your mother’

You probably met Josh Radnor as Ted Mosby on long-running sitcom “How I Met Your Mother,” but he’d like the chance to re-introduce himself. Radnor’s sophomore feature effort, “Liberal Arts” (out in limited release Friday), concerns the angst of a 35-year-old New York admissions counselor, Jesse (played by Radnor, who also wrote and directed the film), who graduated from […] Read more…

melissa leo in ‘why stop now’: tracy morgan, oscars and trying comedy

For Oscar-winning actress Melissa Leo, the experience of making a movie is almost as important as the end result. Take, for example, her new indie, “Why Stop Now,” based on the 2008 short film “Predisposed,” in which she also had a starring role: Leo cultivated an important working relationship during the quick shoot. “The thing that leaps […] Read more…

melissa leo on losing ‘hunger games: catching fire’ role

The long-awaited “Hunger Games: Catching Fire” has its Mags — and it’s not Melissa Leo. “Lynn Cohen is Mags!” Elizabeth Banks, who plays Capitol crony Effie Trinket in the popular series, crowed on her blog early Monday morning. Lionsgate confirmed Cohen’s casting late last week. Cohen, whose previous credits include “Sex and the City” and “Munich,” among others, […] Read more…

martin short on ‘madagascar 3’, souvenirs from the set and finding characters in the laundromat

Martin Short’s elastic face has morphed into many memorable characters, including Jiminy Glick, Ed Grimley and an impressively passable Katharine Hepburn. The latest persona the comic slipped into, however, required no facial contortion: Short-voiced Stefano, a friendly Italian sea lion who performs in the circus in “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted.” Moviefone spoke with Short […] Read more…