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

    9:00 am PST 12/18/2013
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    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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  2. John Singleton on Hollywood's 'Slavery Zeitgeist' (Guest Column)

    9:00 am PST 12/18/2013
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    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. 'Breaking Bad's' Vince Gilligan, Bryan Cranston Pen Mutual Fan Letters

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

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

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

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

    9:00 am PST 12/18/2013
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    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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  8. Why 'Gravity's' Alfonso Cuaron Was Kicked Out of Film School

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

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    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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  10. 'Fast & Furious 7' Director James Wan's Last Interview on Set Before Paul Walker Crash

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    "Compared to my past work, the set pieces in this film are incredibly out there," the director of "The Conjuring" and "Insidious Chapter 2" told The Hollywood Reporter. "It's an amazing playground for me to play in." READ MORE

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  11. Key and Peele: 'Lorne Michaels Has a History of Relating to White Men' (Q&A)

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    Comedy Central's cult heroes talk to THR about building the No. 1 cable show in its time slot among young men, making a Judd Apatow movie and "Saturday Night Live's" casting problem: "There are a disproportionate amount of wacky white guys." READ MORE

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  12. Ylvis' Plans After 'The Fox': 'We Won't Be Disappointed If We're Kicked Out of the Country'

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    The Norwegian duo on their top-selling children's book and what else is next after the "tanked song project" that drew 275 million YouTube views: "We'll return to our office in Norway and still be happy." READ MORE

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  13. 'Under the Dome's' Success Secret: CBS Execs 'Were Able to Make Big, Ballsy Decisions'

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    Entertainment chief Nina Tassler and TV president David Stapf broke out the pricey, high-profile Stephen King miniseries during the summer slump -- and inked a groundbreaking deal with Amazon for a reported $700,000 per episode that made the show instantly profitable. READ MORE

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  14. James Franco Calls 'This Is the End' 'The Best Comedy of the Year'

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    The actor tells THR about Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's "collaborative" process that had Hollywood friends lending authenticity to the spoof by playing themselves: "Some pretty lady doesn't die. Rihanna dies." READ MORE

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  15. Ted Sarandos' 'Go Big or Go Home' Gamble: An Analyst Takes Stock

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

    9:00 am PST 12/18/2013
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    "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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