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    1. PhotoKirsten Dunst plays an Orlando water park worker who gets caught up in a pyramid scheme in the Showtime series “On Becoming a God in Central Florida.”
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      Florida Women Are No Joke. I Should Know.

      What is it really like to love, work and struggle in the Sunshine State? The characters in a new wave of books and TV shows have not just survived — they’ve thrived.

  1. PhotoColeen Rooney, who is married to the soccer player Wayne Rooney, found her way into a tabloid scandal.
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    A British Person Explains the WAG Wars

    A feud between Coleen Rooney and Rebekah Vardy, the wives of noted English soccer stars, is playing out in the public sphere.

  2. PhotoAng Lee and Will Smith in San Francisco. The actor clearly deferred to the director with “Gemini Man.”
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    Will Smith vs. Will Smith vs. Ang Lee

    With “Gemini Man,” about an assassin and his much younger clone, the actor was forced to confront his career choices — and his director’s view of his career choices.

  1. PhotoPaul Rudd reached a new level of fame as a Marvel superhero, but he still doesn’t relate to tough-guy roles “in the same way that I relate to a guy who is mildly depressed or put-upon,” he said.
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    Paul Rudd, the One-Man Double Act

    The star of “Ant-Man” and “Avengers: Endgame” confronts himself, quite literally, playing both an imperfect man and his perfect clone in “Living With Yourself.”