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No Plans to Remove Child Murder Jokes from "This Is 40"

Kevin Winter/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Judd Apatow has a few jokes in the script for his new comedy, This Is 40, that is calling attention to in light of last week's shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., where 20 children and six staff members were killed.

The scene involves Albert Brooks' character, Larry, who is looking for ways to save cash. 

As Larry gets ready to spray his triplets with a hose, he says, "Line up!  Line up for murder!  Come on!  Who wants to be killed?" 

One of the kids says, "I do!" 

Larry responds, "Okay, we're eliminating one, we're cheaper already," and then Larry sprays water at the child. 

Then another child says, "Murder me!" 

Larry responds, "Boom, dead.  You're dead," adding, "All right, the kids are murdered.  That will save us some money."

Apatow notes to TMZ that the script for the film was written two years ago -- long before the tragic events that unfolded in Connecticut.

Apatow also tells the website that the scene "is spoken by a sarcastic father kidding with his children.  In light of recent events, I understand if some people might make an unfortunate association or put it in a context in which it was not intended."

However, there are no plans to remove the lines from the film before it opens on Friday, according to TMZ.

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‘Artist’ Wins, Judd Apatow Slams at 2012 Critics' Choice Awards

Kevin Winter/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- The Artist took home the prize of the night at the Critics' Choice Awards, winning best drama of the year for the “love letter to American cinema,” as the team behind the French silent film put it in their acceptance speech.

It was also night of quips. After accepting the award for best comedy on behalf of Bridesmaids, Judd Apatow slammed Jerry Lewis, saying that the comedy he produced, in which Kristen Wiig served as star and co-writer, proved the veteran comedian wrong: “Jerry Lewis once said that he didn’t [think] women were funny. So I’d just like to say, with all respect, f*** you.”

George Clooney won best actor (The Descendants) and revealed that his mom made him a naugahyde leisure suit when he was in sixth grade. Patton Oswalt said he’d compensate for not winning best supporting actor (Young Adult) with lots and lots of scotch.

Here’s the full list of winners:

Best picture: The Artist

Best actor: George Clooney, The Descendants

Best actress: Viola Davis, The Help

Best supporting actress: Octavia Spencer, The Help

Best supporting actor: Christopher Plummer, Beginners

Best acting ensemble: The Help

Best director: Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist

Best comedy: Bridesmaids

Best animated film: Rango

Best foreign film: A Separation

Best young actor or actress: Thomas Horn, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Best documentary feature: George Harrison: Living in the Material World

Best adapted screenplay: Moneyball, Steve Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin, story by Stan Chervin

Best original screenplay: Midnight in Paris, Woody Allen

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