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Judy Blume Saves Marriage, Replaces Book Lost by Reader's Husband

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Editor's Note: Judy Blume gives us yet another reason to adore her, Judy Greer is having quite the busy summer, and more in our post-weekend roundup. Your Daily Blunt has it all here in one handy place, courtesy of pop culture curator Tom Blunt.

Horrified by the discovery that he'd put his wife's copy of Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret on the curb -- a gift from her now-departed mother -- a Brooklyn man posted notices all over their neighborhood trying to get it back. When one of these was inevitably tweeted at Judy Blume herself, the author intervened, tweeting that a new autographed copy was on its way. "Marriage saved!!!" replied the chastened husband. In a followup with New York's Daily News, Blume said: "It will never say 'Christmas 1991' or 'from Mom,' but I can do my best."

In other Judy news, these days character actress Judy Greer is sitting pretty atop a throne of blockbusters. This summer alone she appeared in "Tomorrowland," "Jurassic World," "Entourage," and "Ant-Man" -- albeit in minor roles. For your consideration, Vanity Fair has compiled all her lines from these movies into one handy post. It doesn't look like we have to worry about her "selling out" anytime soon: Up next she'll be joining a couple of Kids in the Hall alumni for a film called "The Hebrew Hammer vs. Hitler."

As fans of "Wet Hot American Summer" are flocking to Netflix to binge on that new prequel series, it's important to remember everything that led up to this dubious point. Variety has compiled a quick oral history of the film (which flopped hard upon its release), including statements from Janeane Garofalo and Michael Showalter. Here's something no one is really talking about: Paul Rudd apparently hasn't aged in fifteen years, which is going to become even more noticeable if/when the cast decides to reunite yet again in 2030.

Not only have the "Fantastic Four" stars been subjected to creepy and borderline-abusive questioning as they go out on the promo circuit, but they still haven't even been allowed to watch the very film they're promoting. Neither have critics, which is typically a signal that the studio knows it has a clunker on its hands. At least we don't have to worry about Jamie Bell, who plays Ben "Thing" Grimm; the "Billy Elliot" star has spent the past two decades shining in movies both terrific and terrible, and will be back on safe ground in Peter Jackson's followup to Spielberg's Tintin movie.