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  1. Mark Burnett and Roma Downey: How 'The Bible's' Power Couple Work Together

    2:05 pm 12/17/2013

    The executive-producing husband and wife on "kicking down doors" to pitch the project -- now the top-selling miniseries DVD of all time -- as well as preparing its sequel, plus a feature film version, "Son of God."Read more

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  2. Why 'Gravity's' Alfonso Cuaron Was Kicked Out of Film School

    1:59 pm 12/17/2013

    The self-proclaimed formerly "obnoxious" director and his co-writer son Jonas discuss working together to pen the space epic starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney: "The idea sounds more crazy than the reality."Read more

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  3. 'Frozen' Director Wants to Break a Sci-Fi Blockbuster Barrier

    1:51 pm 12/17/2013

    Disney Animation's first female director tells THR she would have loved to work with renowned artist Glen Keane on "The Little Mermaid": "There was something so magical about that film." Read more

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  4. Trent Reznor's Heartfelt Tribute to David Bowie (Guest Column)

    1:44 pm 12/17/2013

    The Nine Inch Nails frontman attests that Bowie's first album in 10 years, "The Next Day," which beat Beyonce to the surprise-album punch, is more evidence that he "is in the very top tier of artists."Read more

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  5. How Matthew McConaughey Changed the Narrative of His Career (Guest Column)

    1:38 pm 12/17/2013

    "Mud" producer Lisa Maria Falcone on the 44-year-old actor's turn from rom-com lead to acting tour de force: "I see this intensity in his eyes, you know this guy is going to kill it." Read more

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  6. How to Turn Three Teen Movies Into $26 Million and Counting

    1:34 pm 12/17/2013

    A24, the hot indie behind James Franco's "Consider This Shit" campaign for "Spring Breakers," turned viral marketing of smart acquisitions "The Bling Ring" and "The Spectacular Now" into box-office gold.Read more

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  7. 'Breaking Bad's' Vince Gilligan, Bryan Cranston Pen Mutual Fan Letters

    1:29 pm 12/17/2013

    For The Hollywood Reporter's Rule Breakers 2013 issue, the pair, photographed together, trade notes on what drove the AMC hit to record ratings. Read more

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  8. John Singleton on Hollywood's 'Slavery Zeitgeist' (Guest Column)

    1:08 pm 12/17/2013

    The acclaimed director on how "Fruitvale Station," "The Butler" and "12 Years a Slave" were made outside the studio system, and what's next: "The chains on what can be made and what can't in Hollywood have been unshackled."Read more

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  9. 'Despicable Me 2's' Mastermind: My Dad Was a Disruptor, Too

    12:46 pm 12/17/2013

    Chris Meledandri, whose sequel grossed almost $1 billion, recalls his fashion-designer father bringing Italian-style clothes to big cities: "If you were dressing in his clothes in New York or California, you were breaking a rule."Read more

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  10. 'Duck Dynasty' Stars Don't Mind Knockoffs and Imitators: We Need 'Clean Television'

    12:38 pm 12/17/2013

    "We're just kind of doin' what we do, and people identify with that," Jase Robertson tells THR of the series that regularly lures 9 million-plus viewers to A&E.Read more

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