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Morning Shots: Several Enchanting British People Are Here To Make Your Day

It's always worth reading a good interview with Dame Judi Dench, and checking her out on YouTube singing "Send In The Clowns," if you never have. [The Guardian]

While we're on musicals, why aren't there more coming from Canada? Canada investigates. [The Globe And Mail]

Not a Dame Judi person? Well, how about Dame Maggie Smith? She has a few things to say about the obsession with youth and the need to make more movies for people over, say, 15. [The Guardian]

Oh, and what else is always good? Downton Abbey's delightful Dan Stevens, who apparently already has people following him around, so you'll have to think of something else to do with your day. [The Wall Street Journal]

I'm not sure I buy everything in this list of 25 unexpectedly influential TV shows — in fact, I'm pretty sure I don't — but it might send you down some interesting rabbit holes. [Mental Floss]

Jessica Sanchez did not win American Idol, but that's not keeping her down. Like everyone else on the planet Earth with any singing ability at all, she's joining the cast of Glee. [The Hollywood Reporter]

If you read the piece we linked yesterday about the crazy story behind the production of Rebecca, here's where the other shoe drops — the arrest. [The New York Times]

And finally: Johnny Depp is getting into publishing, because ... why not? [The Telegraph]

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Linda Holmes is a pop culture correspondent for NPR and the host of Pop Culture Happy Hour. She began her professional life as an attorney. In time, however, her affection for writing, popular culture, and the online universe eclipsed her legal ambitions. She shoved her law degree in the back of the closet, gave its living room space to DVD sets of The Wire, and never looked back.

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