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  1. Sesame Street Spoofs 'Lord of the Rings' Franchise (Video)

    12:18 pm PST 12/11/2013
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    Cookie Monster stars in "Lord of the Crumbs," a quest of self-control and memory to bake cookies -- or, as Monster Gobble calls them, "Me precious!" READ MORE

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  2. Weinsteins File Lawsuit Against Time Warner Over 'Hobbit' Sequels Profits

    9:22 am PST 12/11/2013
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    UPDATED: The move comes on the heels of escalating tensions between the two camps, including Warner Bros. and its New Line division initiating arbitration proceedings. READ MORE

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  3. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: Film Review

    8:33 am PST 12/06/2013
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    Nearly everything about "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" represents an improvement over the first installment of Peter Jackson's three-part adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's beloved creation. READ MORE

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  4. Oscars: 'Gravity,' 'The Hobbit,' 'Pacific Rim' Among 10 Films on Visual Effects Shortlist

    2:26 pm PST 12/05/2013
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    Also on the list are "Elysium," "Iron Man 3," "The Lone Ranger," "Oblivion," "Star Trek Into Darkness," "Thor: The Dark World" and "World War Z." READ MORE

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  5. Warner Bros. Takes Miramax to Arbitration Over Weinstein 'Hobbit' Claims (Exclusive)

    11:35 am PST 12/04/2013
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    UPDATED: The studio and the indie mogul are fighting over whether a contract, obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, gives Weinstein a cut of the second and third "Hobbit" films. READ MORE

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  6. Harvey Weinstein Threatens to Sue Warner Bros. Over 'Hobbit 2' Profits

    10:00 am PST 12/04/2013
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    On the heels of the fight over "The Butler," the studio's lawyers are disputing the mogul's legal letters claiming he's entitled to a 2.5 percent cut of the sequel's box-office take. READ MORE

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  7. Inside 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' Premiere: Middle Earth Comes to Hollywood

    10:17 am PST 12/03/2013
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    Peter Jackson, Sean Astin and Ed Sheeran were among those at the event; star Evangeline Lilly tells THR that she hopes her character, Tauriel, will be a role model for young women: "There is nothing about her that is weak." READ MORE

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  8. 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' Premiere Draws Peter Jackson, Orlando Bloom

    9:28 am PST 12/03/2013
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    Benedict Cumberbatch and Evangeline Lilly are among the other stars who walked the red carpet Monday night at Hollywood's Dolby Theatre. READ MORE

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  9. 'The Hobbit': First Full Look at Dragon Smaug Unveiled on Air New Zealand Plane (Photo)

    9:17 pm PST 12/01/2013
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    Peter Jackson’s imagining of the dragon will fly into Los Angeles on Monday. READ MORE

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  10. Holiday Box Office: The Battle for the Over-35s

    5:00 am PST 11/14/2013
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    Oscar dreams fuel Hollywood's unprecedented rush to unspool more than a dozen adult dramas in December as "Hobbit" and "Hunger Games" now contend with Stiller and Scorsese. Says one analyst of the crunch: "It's crazy." READ MORE

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  11. Despite 'The Hobbit,' Hollywood Isn't Adopting 48 Frames Per Second

    5:00 am PST 11/13/2013
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    Peter Jackson loves the controversial high-frame-rate format, but no other filmmaker has adopted it as Warners adds screens for "Desolation of Smaug." Says Bryan Singer, "I had concerns." READ MORE

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  12. Peter Jackson Unveils 20 Minutes of New Footage at 'Hobbit' Fan Event

    8:39 pm PST 11/04/2013
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    Tolkienites from L.A. to Sydney were treated to a live Q&A with the director and stars of his upcoming "Desolation of Smaug." READ MORE

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  13. Orlando Bloom Speaks Out on Miranda Kerr Split: 'Life Sometimes Doesn't Work Out as We Plan' (Video)

    10:01 am PDT 11/01/2013
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    The actor opens up to Katie Couric about his feelings for his estranged Victoria's Secret model wife and how he's doing in the wake of news that they've decided to separate. READ MORE

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  14. The 'Simpsons' Visit Middle-Earth in Their New Intro (Video)

    2:44 pm PDT 10/31/2013
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    "The Simpsons" recreates Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" movie with its opening credits for next Sunday's episode. READ MORE

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  15. Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr Separated

    10:40 am PDT 10/25/2013
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    The actor and Victoria's Secret model have split after six years together. READ MORE

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  16. Peter Jackson's 'Hobbit' Trilogy Has Cost $561 Million So Far

    2:54 pm PDT 10/04/2013
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    That figure includes the major 266 days of filming with actors, although it doesn't include an additional two months or so of "pick-up" shoots. READ MORE

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  17. New 'Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' Trailer Features Sword Fighting, Fire and a Precious Discovery (Video)

    6:41 am PDT 10/01/2013
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    The second preview for the latest installment in Peter Jackson's trilogy focuses on the dwarves of Erebor's attempt to reclaim their homeland. READ MORE

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  18. 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' Trailer 2

    4:00 am PDT 10/01/2013
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    The latest installment in Peter Jackson's trilogy focuses on the dwarves of Erebor's attempt to reclaim the Lonely Mountain. READ MORE

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  19. Comedian Billy Connolly Diagnosed With Early-Stage Cancer, Parkinson's Disease

    6:29 am PDT 09/16/2013
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    He has undergone successful surgery and is receiving treatment, according to a statement on his website. READ MORE

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  20. IBC: 'The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug' Previewed in High Frame Rates and 3D

    3:44 pm PDT 09/15/2013
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    The clip was presented Sunday during the IBC Awards, which also honored "Hobbit" helmer Peter Jackson. READ MORE

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  21. Hollywood's New A-Lister 'The Fifth Estate' Star Benedict Cumberbatch

    6:00 am PDT 09/11/2013
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    Get a behind-the-scenes look at THR's cover shoot with the star of "12 Years a Slave," "Star Trek Into Darkness" and "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug." READ MORE

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