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Judd Apatow, ”Swingtown,” and Alicia Keys made news this week

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Judd Apatow‘s next movie Funny People began shooting in Los Angeles Sept. 29, but not before three of its leading actors, Seth Rogen, Adam Sandler, and Jonah Hill, squeezed in last-minute rehearsals — in front of a live audience — on Sept. 19 and 27. Seems the yuksters made two appearances at the L.A. outpost of Upright Citizens Brigade (capacity: 92) along with The King of Queens star Kevin James and newcomer Aubrey Plaza, all so they could hone their stand-up skills. Apatow played MC for what was billed as his own ”Evening of Comedy,” and even lobbed a couple of bits of his own. He explained how his wife (and Funny People ensemble member) Leslie Mann couldn’t be less interested in seeing his shtick in action, and entertained on-the-spot movie pitches from audience members. Rogen’s and Hill’s sets were predictably heavy on masturbation jokes but light on pop culture references, while Sandler’s ran longest and came with a disclaimer: Jokes about being single were based on his character — and not his real life. (It’s unclear whether later rants about fame, the paparazzi, and living large also fell under that umbrella). So how did they do? Despite the actors’ visible nervousness, the crowd responded enthusiastically — most especially for ringleader Apatow. Still, it’s pretty safe to assume that they won’t be hitting the comedy-club circuit on a regular basis anytime soon. Rogen, for one, had this to say on the way out: ”I’m so glad that’s over.” — Shirley Halperin, with additional reporting by Nicole Sperling

TV
Swingtown is jumping into bed with a new partner: Bravo. As first reported on EW.com, the network just acquired the exclusive cable rights to CBS’ spouse-sharing, ’70s-set drama, and plans to re-air it sometime this fall. (The edgy, ratings-challenged show, which finished its 13-episode run on Sept. 5, has a slim chance for renewal on CBS.) Although the move would seem to open the door for Tom, Trina, and the rest of the bell-bottomed gang to make another summer of love — and on cable, where many felt that the series belonged in the first place — Bravo says that it has no plans to order additional seasons of Swingtown. Might some supergroovy ratings change anyone’s mind? Fans can only hope. — Dan Snierson

Music
On Nov. 3, Alicia Keys will reissue her 2007 disc, As I Am, as an updated CD/DVD set. The CD will boast three new bonus tracks: ”Doncha Know (Sky Is Blue),” ”Saviour,” and ”Another Way to Die,” the theme song for the new James Bond film, Quantum of Solace, out the following week. The tune was written and produced by Jack White and features Stax’s legendary Memphis Horns. ”I’ve always wanted to work with Jack because I love the White Stripes,” Keys recently told EW. ”I thought it would be a supercool way to open up another [creative] door.” The DVD, filmed on July 10, 2008, at the Coronet Theatre in London, will feature live renditions of six hits culled from all three of her studio albums, including ”Fallin”’ from 2001’s Songs in A Minor and ”You Don’t Know My Name” from 2003’s The Diary of Alicia Keys. — Margeaux Watson

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