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  1. '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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  2. 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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  3. '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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  4. '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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  5. Ted Sarandos' 'Go Big or Go Home' Gamble: An Analyst Takes Stock

    11:33 am 12/17/2013

    Richard Greenfield writes that Netflix originals like "House of Cards" and "Orange Is the New Black" are widening the rift between what customers want and what traditional TV provides.Read more

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  6. Rule Breakers 2013: 'Duck Dynasty,' Bowie and 'Breaking Bad'

    11:10 am 12/17/2013

    THR's third annual year-end celebration of entertainment's movers and shaker-uppers -- from 'Gravity's' Alfonso and Jonas Cuaron to Netflix's Ted Sarandos.Read more

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  7. Oprah Winfrey on Launching OWN: Lorne Michaels Told Me I'd Use 'Motherf---er' a Lot (Q&A)

    5:00 am 12/19/2012

    Winfrey -- one of THR's 2012 Rule Breakers -- reflects on the unexpected challenges in launching the almost 2-year-old network, her most surprising celebrity interview and what she's still hopes to achieve with OWN.Read more

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  8. George Stephanopoulos' Second-Proudest Moment of 2012? A 'Twilight' Interview

    5:00 am 12/19/2012

    Finally besting "Today" and earning a spot in THR's 2012 Rule Breakers portfolio, the "Good Morning America" host jokes that his exclusive with Robert Pattinson during the Kristen Stewart cheating scandal was trumped only by politics.Read more

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  9. 'Elementary' Creator Says Lucy Liu's Female Watson 'Started as a Joke' (Video)

    5:00 am 12/19/2012

    Rob Doherty's choice to pair Jonny Lee Miller's Sherlock Holmes with a woman resulted in fall's No. 1 new series, and inclusion in THR's 2012 Rule Breakers portfolio.Read more

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