Unlike most L.A. motorists, Kyack and his collaborators actively seek out the most congested sections of the highway. The tailgate sign tells other drivers how to tune in to the show's dialogue. Amy Walters/NPR hide caption

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Lynda Erkiletian (from left), Catherine Ommanney and Mary Schmidt Amons are three of the five women featured in the new Real Housewives of Washington, D.C. Only one of the five actually lives in the District. Kevin Wolf/Bravo hide caption

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Angelina Jolie plays CIA agent Evelyn Salt in Salt, a would-be blockbuster. But Salt wasn't always a take-charge woman -- in the original script, the heroine was written as a hero to be played by Tom Cruise. Andrew Schwartz/Columbia Pictures hide caption

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Mark Ruffalo stars as Paul, a sperm donor unexpectedly drawn into the lives of his children, in the new film The Kids Are All Right. Suzanne Tenner hide caption

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Cinematographers practice shooting live-action 3-D at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, Calif. Beth Dubber/Sony Pictures Entertainment hide caption

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