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Wire, Treme Favorite Wendell Pierce Stops By Very VH1 Today

Maybe you know him as cigar-smoking, good-humored, oddly named Det. Bunk Moreland from The Wire. Or hardworking trombone player Antoine Batiste on Treme. Soon enough, you’ll be recognizing Wendell Pierce as Michael J. Fox’s newsroom boss on The Michael J. Fox Show. But today, you’ll know him as our very special guest on the Very VH1 Spreecast.

Join us at 1:45 pm ET right here and ask Wendell everything you’ve been dying to know about his shows, his Broadway work, growing up in New Orleans, working with Michael J. Fox and more. Click on the comments button on the upper right corner to participate.

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Scarlett Johansson Reveal The Films That Make Them Swoon

Joseph Gordon-Levitt makes his directorial debut with Don Jon, a festival darling that takes a humorous look at love and the way media shapes our expectations. In the film, Levitt’s Jon is a New Jersey gym rat who enjoys random hookups every weekend, but enjoys watching porn a lot more. (Like a lot more.)

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Happy Birthday, Will Smith! 45 Photos Of Big Willie Being A Family Man

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We already know that Will Smith is one of the most sought-after — and highest paid &mdash: stars in Hollywood. But we sometimes forget that he’s also a devoted husband and father. We’re celebrating Will’s birthday by looking at moments with Jada, Jaden, Willow, and Trey. Take a look through our gallery and pick out which one you think is the best! Also, we have a little bonus gift for the 45-year-old:
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Merritt Wever, Best Emmy Speech Giver, Wasn’t Even That Nervous On Sunday


“Thanks so much. Thank you so much. I gotta go. Bye.” We’re pretty sure Outstanding Supporting Actress winner Merritt Wever will be forever remembered for her awesomely short acceptance speech at the Emmys on Sunday night. The actress has been amusing Nurse Jackie fans for years as enthusiastic nurse Zoey Barkow — enough for her to beat out such faves as Sofia Vergara and Jane Krakowski. And her charm has made her New Girl character Elizabeth a very credible rival of model CeCe’s for Schmidt’s heart. Before her big win, our own Kate Spencer talked to Merritt on the red carpet.
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20 Years Later: Dazed And Confused By The Numbers

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Party at the moon tower! Life was simpler back in 1976, when your biggest priority was acquiring Aerosmith tickets and your biggest concern was the impending paddling that might come from a power hungry rising senior. Richard Linklater‘s 1993 film Dazed and Confused chronicles less than 24 hours in a tiny Texas town, through the eyes of the various social stratospheres of the local high school. Despite consisting of a mostly unknown cast (including future Oscar winners) the film has become a cult classic, beloved by those who too believe that the best philosophy is just to keep L-I-V-I-N.

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Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s Clark Gregg Likes Rumors That Agent Coulson Is ‘The Vision’

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Fall television is about to get a whole lot more “super” tonight when Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. debuts on ABC at 8/7 C. The Joss Whedon series is a spin-off of Marvel’s Avengers movies and sees fan favorite Clark Gregg return to the role of Agent Coulson. The only problem that fans have with Agent Coulson’s return? He’s supposed to have died in The Avengers.

So can Clark Gregg explain to us what happened to Agent Coulson? We spoke to him recently and he said, “I know more than you know, but I don’t know that much.” As it turns out, though, he seems to know a lot more than us and sheds some light on whether we might be hearing from Thanos, Hydra or that cellist in Portland this season…

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Talk To Obama And Jay-Z Live! Or, At Least SNL’s Jay Pharoah On Very VH1

What will we do about Syria? How can we prevent another government shut down? Will Blue Ivy get a little brother or sister soon? OK, maybe Jay Pharoah won’t be able to answer for Hov and the president for real, but that won’t stop us from asking him when the Saturday Night Live star stops by our Very VH1 Spreecast today at 1 pm ET. Watch in the player above and click on the comment icon in the upper right corner to join in live!

We want to know SNL will be like without Fred Armisen, Jason Sudeikis and Bill Hader this year. And which of the new kids is getting hazed the most? Who is he most looking forward to spoofing? But you probably have even better questions. We’re counting on you!