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The dramedy, which opened in select cities Friday, stars Miss Theron as Mavis Gary, a boozing, delusional author of young-adult novels who returns to her hometown to win back her happily married high school sweetheart, played by Patrick Wilson.

Mavis forms an unlikely bond with nerdy former classmate Matt Freehauf, played by Mr. Oswalt.

Mr. Oswalt said he kept a souvenir from his time on the set with Miss Theron - post-traumatic stress disorder.

“Every time I hear a car backfire, I think I’m getting naked again,” he joked.

The film, directed by Jason Reitman and written by Diablo Cody, goes into wide release on Friday

Willow Smith wants to empower her fans

Willow Smith is all about kid empowerment.

The young singer says she’s hoping to inspire listeners with her upcoming album “Knees and Elbows.”

“It’s gonna make them feel like they have control over their lives and can do what they want to do and be the person they want to be,” she says.

Willow is already proving that at just 11. The daughter of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith has become a buzzed-about star, thanks to her hit song “Whip My Hair.” She’s also become a fashion trendsetter with her funky clothes. At a recent event, Willow wore her hair closely cropped, with big bangs in the front, and she wore a cropped jacket with decals, including the name of her album, and sequined jeans.

“I get a lot of my style from my friends,” she said, also citing her aunt.

Willow recently teamed up with another fashionista, singer-rapper Nicki Minaj, for Willow’s new song “Fireball.” Willow premiered it for groups of children and their parents at the Sony Store and on BET’s “106 & Park.”

Even though Miss Minaj and Willow are cited for their style, Willow says they didn’t share any fashion tips.

“We just kind of vibed off each other and had fun,” she said.

“Knees and Elbows” is scheduled to be released in April. Willow said it will be “more R&B.” The title ties in to her theme of inspiration: “Everybody falls down and scrapes their knees and elbows but they eventually get back up,” she said.

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