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She missed out on 'Mean Girls' 20 years ago — but Busy Philipps got a second chance

Philipps plays Mrs. George, a "cool mom" seeking the approval of her teen daughter in the new movie musical version of the 2004 film. Philipps got her start as a teen on the series Freaks and Geeks.

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She missed out on 'Mean Girls' 20 years ago — but Busy Philipps got a second chance

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Sex, violence, 'Game of Thrones'-style power grabs — the new 'Shōgun' has it all

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