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Seth Rogen just met the exec who canceled 'Freaks and Geeks'

Seth Rogen just met the exec who canceled 'Freaks and Geeks'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 14 (UPI) --Seth Rogen recently confronted Garth Ancier, the media executive running NBC when "Freaks and Geeks" was canceled.
Kate Stanton
Daniel Radcliffe says he is 'really quite normal'

Daniel Radcliffe says he is 'really quite normal'

NEW YORK, Oct. 7 (UPI) --"Harry Potter" star Daniel Radcliffe says he doesn't think fame has turned him into an "obnoxious dick."
Annie Martin
Lena Dunham to pay book tour openers following criticism

Lena Dunham to pay book tour openers following criticism

NEW YORK, Sept. 30 (UPI) --Lena Dunham raised a few eyebrows when reports surfaced that she wasn't paying her book tour's opening acts, but the actress tweeted her change of heart Sunday.
Veronica Linares
Netflix orders two seasons of Judd Apatow comedy series 'Love,' starring Gillian Jacobs

Netflix orders two seasons of Judd Apatow comedy series 'Love,' starring Gillian Jacobs

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 16 (UPI) --Netflix has ordered two seasons of a new comedy series called "Love," which is being produced by Apatow Productions and Legendary Television.
Karen Butler
Marisa Tomei cozies up to Daniel Radcliffe on the set of new film

Marisa Tomei cozies up to Daniel Radcliffe on the set of new film

NEW YORK, July 3 (UPI) --Marisa Tomei and Daniel Radcliffe were spotted snuggling Sunday in New York City as they filmed a new movie along with a group of dogs in Bryant Park.
Veronica Linares
Daniel Radcliffe rumored for 'Trainwreck' after he's spotted walking a dozen dogs

Daniel Radcliffe rumored for 'Trainwreck' after he's spotted walking a dozen dogs

NEW YORK, July 1 (UPI) --Daniel Radcliffe rumored to appear in Judd Apatow's "Trainwreck" after he was spotted walking a dozen dogs near the set on Monday.
Annie Martin
Channing Tatum, Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes to join Coen brothers film 'Hail, Caesar!'

Channing Tatum, Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes to join Coen brothers film 'Hail, Caesar!'

LOS ANGELES, June 24 (UPI) --Channing Tatum, Tilda Swinton and Ralph Fiennes are in negotiations to join George Clooney and Josh Brolin in new Coen brothers film "Hail, Caesar!"
Annie Martin
Louis C.K., Judd Apatow implore TMZ to remove footage of Tracy Morgan crash

Louis C.K., Judd Apatow implore TMZ to remove footage of Tracy Morgan crash

NEW YORK, June 12 (UPI) --Louis C.K. and Judd Apatow have joined Ardie Fuqua's daughter in her fight to have footage of Tracy Morgan and her father's crash removed from TMZ.
Annie Martin
Ann Hornday rebuked by Judd Apatow, Seth Rogen over California shooting piece

Ann Hornday rebuked by Judd Apatow, Seth Rogen over California shooting piece

LOS ANGELES, May 27 (UPI) --Judd Apatow and Seth Rogen took to Twitter Monday to respond to a piece by a movie critic who said films were to partly blame for Friday's California shooting.
Veronica Linares
Chipotle to feature the stories from famous writers on its drinking cups

Chipotle to feature the stories from famous writers on its drinking cups

DENVER, May 15 (UPI) --Chipotle's cups and bags will feature illustrations and stories from famous writers such as Malcolm Galdwell, Jonathan Safran Foer and George Suanders.
Ananth Baliga
Harold Ramis, of 'Ghostbusters' fame, dead at 69

Harold Ramis, of 'Ghostbusters' fame, dead at 69

CHICAGO, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Comedic writer, actor and director Harold Ramis has died at age 69, with a legacy that includes "Ghostbusters," "Groundhog Day" and "Caddyshack."
Annie Martin

Costume designers awards given to 'Hunger Games,' 'Downton Abbey'

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 23 (UPI) -- "Blue Jasmine," "12 Years a Slave," and "The Hunger Games:Catching Fire" won a Costume Designers Guild Award in California, organizers said.
Aaron Sorkin to be presented with Screenwriters Tribute at film fest

Aaron Sorkin to be presented with Screenwriters Tribute at film fest

NEW YORK, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Aaron Sorkin is to be presented with the Screenwriters Tribute at the 19th annual Nantucket Film Festival in Massachusetts.
'SNL': 'Anchorman 2' cast, One Direction sing 'Afternoon Delight' [VIDEO]

'SNL': 'Anchorman 2' cast, One Direction sing 'Afternoon Delight' [VIDEO]

Dec. 8 (UPI) -- "You brought your boy band -- well, I brought my man band."
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Judd Apatow
Judd Apatow (R) writer/director/producer of the motion picture dramatic comedy "Funny People", poses with his wife, cast member Leslie Mann, and their daughters Maude (L) and Iris, also cast members in the film, at the premiere of the film in Los Angeles on July 20, 2009. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)
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Judd Apatow ( /ˈæpətaʊ/; born December 6, 1967) is an American film producer, director, and screenwriter. He is well known for his work in comedy films, especially for films he has been involved with throughout the latter half of the 2000s. He is the founder of Apatow Productions, a film production company that also developed the cult television series Freaks and Geeks and Undeclared.

Apatow was born in Flushing, New York to a Jewish family, and raised in Syosset, New York. His father, Maury Apatow, was a real estate developer, and his mother, Tami Shad, worked at a comedy club in Southampton. Apatow has an older brother, Robert, and a younger sister, Mia; His maternal grandfather was music producer Bob Shad. When Apatow was twelve years old, his parents divorced. Robert went to live with his maternal grandparents, and Mia went to live with her mother. As a child, Apatow lived mainly with his father, and visited his mother on weekends.

Apatow's sense of humor provided access to friends during his teen years; obsessed with comedy, his childhood hero was Steve Martin. Apatow got his comic start while attending Syosset High School, where he hosted a program called Club Comedy on the school's 10-watt radio station WKWZ. He relied on his mother's contacts at the comedy club to gain access to the comedians; during this time, he managed to interview Steve Allen, Howard Stern, Harold Ramis and John Candy, along with then-unknowns Jerry Seinfeld, Steven Wright and Garry Shandling.

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