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Denis Leary Lets the Help Down Gently

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“It’s hard enough to deal with the actors when I’m acting with them.” —Denis Leary, on why he didn’t tell Rescue Me star Jerry Reilly of his character’s pending demise [TV Guide]

“They’re springing up like mushrooms after the rain.” —Tribeca Film Fest’s Peter Scarlet, on the proliferation of local film festivals [USAT]

“If I was going to open a restaurant, it would either be called Bunch of Appetizers or Everything Is a Casserole.”—Actress Lauren Graham on her culinary acumen [LAT]

“It gets to the chorus, and it’s like someone requesting the song, saying, ‘I hope she turns on the radio so she could hear the song I’m playing for her.’ … I was thinking, ‘This is very high-concept.’” —Ryan Adams on being inspired by a contemporary country song [A.V. Club]

“Holy shit, I wrote a novel!” —Literary “It” boy Taylor Antrium, describing his reaction upon completing The Headmaster Ritual [NYO]
—Hannah Tucker

Denis Leary Lets the Help Down Gently