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For real celebrity talk, time to turn to podcasts

I love Lisa Kudrow. She has better than survived “Friends” by creating and starring in the pioneering TV comedies “Web Therapy” and “The Comeback.” The former began as a Web series before going to Showtime, the latter, a fake reality show, failed on HBO and became a cult legend. She seems like an interesting person.

Having seen her on “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” last week, I still know nothing about her, beyond the little I already knew — that she’s funny-spacey, that she delivers lines with uniquely halting timing, that she wants us to watch “Web Therapy.” Kudrow delivered a loosely scripted performance on Leno, with predetermined shtick about her in-laws, and my curiosity about her imagination and her career journey remains unsatisfied.

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