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Writers’ strike? What writers’ strike? The entertainment industry was celebrating last week as Broadway stars heralded their return to work; the cast from buzzy flick Juno marked its release; and Japan went crazy for I Am Legend star Will Smith. Plus: a clip from Judd Apatow’s new movie! Hey, any excuse for a happy dance…

Good as Gold
On Nov. 29 in Times Square, the cast of A Chorus Line celebrated the resolution of a stagehand strike that left much of the Great White Way jazz-hand-free for nearly three weeks.

Great Shakes
Fans in Japan reach out and touch Will Smith upon his arrival to promote I Am Legend, which hits U.S. theaters on Dec. 14.

Web Obsession of the Week
James Franco is a newfound Internet darling thanks to a gut-busting Hills parody and this half-baked clip (featuring Seth Rogen, left) from the stoner comedy Pineapple Express, which wafts into theaters on Aug. 8, 2008.

Stars Aligned
Juno lead and current It Girl Ellen Page basks in the glow with costar Jennifer Garner at the movie’s premiere in L.A. on Dec. 3. Page said, ”I would come to a hundred premieres for Juno because that’s how much I believe in it and how grateful I am to be in it.”

Isn’t that Precious?
But she wanted an iPod instead! Elle Fanning plays a cherubic child entrusted with a special moppet in Nutcracker: The Untold Story, out late next year.

Hey Over, Here
Joaquin Phoenix vies for Gwyneth Paltrow’s attention while shooting Two Lovers on Nov. 28 in Brooklyn.

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