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SXSW: 'Newsroom' star John Gallagher Jr. wishes his girlfriend was in Berlin in 'The Heart Machine' -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Heart Machine

Cody suspects his girlfriend is lying to him. After all, he’s in Brooklyn, Virginia is an ocean away in Berlin, and they fell in love over the Internet. Who knows if she’s as committed to this relationship as he is – they’ve never even met in person! For all he knows, she could be…  secretly living in New York?

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'Spring Awakening': Lea Michele, Jonathan Groff, and original cast reunite -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Lea Michele

It’s been seven whole years since the off-Broadway premiere of Spring Awakening, the youth-oriented musical that became a Tony-winning Broadway musical hit and introduced the world to such breakout stars as Lea Michele (Glee), Jonathan Groff (Frozen), and John Gallagher Jr. (The Newsroom).

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Which '90s bombshell was 'Short Term 12' star John Gallagher Jr.'s first celebrity crush?

Newsroom star, Broadway vet, and now indie film darling John Gallagher Jr. may be moving on from Alison Pill’s Maggie in this season of The Newsroom, but he’s still a little hung up on childhood crush Marisa Tomei, as he reveals in the Pop Culture Personality Test below. He even wrote her a fan letter way back when!

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'Short Term 12': Brie Larson and John Gallagher Jr. on the buzzy indie

In Short Term 12, Brie Larson (21 Jump Street, The Spectacular Now) and John Gallagher Jr. (The Newsroom) play Grace and Mason – co-workers by day at a group home for at-risk teens and lovers by night. They have incredible chemistry, both with each other and with the kids they work with in the film. Directed by Destin Cretton, the story takes from his own experiences working in a foster care home for teens before he headed to film school.

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'Short Term 12': Here's why you'll be talking about the indie film this fall

Short Term 12

Now that it’s scooped up a trio of film festival prizes — the Grand Jury and Audience awards at SXSW in March and an Audience Award at the L.A. Film Festival this week — Short Term 12 looks poised for a shot at an even bigger, unofficial title when it comes out Aug. 23: sleeper hit.

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