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January 13, 2016

On Tuesday's Jimmy Kimmel Live, Kimmel said he was surprised, taping a skit with them earlier in the day, that X-Files stars Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny appear to be so friendly. "Well, you made us, like, have sex," Anderson said. "We don't usually do that every show." But she and Duchovny acknowledged that they did, in fact, rub each other the wrong way while filming the original series in the 1990s. Kimmel asked what was going on in those years, and then things started getting delightfully awkward. "I'm just looking away uncomfortably," Duchovny said. Anderson took a stab, after first noting that she also "wondered about this for a long time," explaining: "I think part of it — you know, we shot in Vancouver, and it's very moist in Vancouver...." Duchovny pulled a face at "moist," Anderson collapsed in embarrassed laughter, and it took another few minutes of confusion and crossed signals for her to finish her thought. Watch below. Peter Weber

December 15, 2015

On Monday's Late Show, Stephen Colbert told Jennifer Lawrence that she has a reputation as being one of the most approachable celebrities, willing to not appear perfect on camera. He meant it as a compliment, and Lawrence mostly took it that way. But that kind of set the tone for a delightfully strange interview. Lawrence said she's a "puker," probably a signal from her body that she's working too much, and that her background in sports makes her appreciate plain-talking directors who tell her what they want. Colbert, a noted aficionado of The Hunger Games, couldn't let its star be on his show without dropping in a reference to the young-adult franchise.

Lawrence was talking about being from Kentucky, and how she might get her accent back when she's drinking or, according to boyfriends, yelling, but insisted that she mostly lost her Kentucky accent when she was a teenager. Colbert assured her that she doesn't have an accent. "You sound like you're from District 12," he said. "What's that?" she deadpanned, having just returned from an endless world tour to promote the final Hunger Games movie. "I haven't the slightest idea," Colbert replied. "I'm a 50-year-old man. How would I know? That would be kind of creepy." Maybe, but it makes for good political satire whenever a candidate drops out of the 2016 election. Watch the entire weird, disarming, almost awkward interview below. Peter Weber