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Between industry dinners, premiere parties and countless meetings, here’s what you may have missed this week in entertainment news.
Cover Story: In this week’s issue of The Hollywood Reporter, TV editor Lacey Rose unveils the wild story behind TV’s most controversial showrunner, Dan Harmon, on his firing and rehiring for NBC’s Community.
Comic-Con: As the annual convention kicked off Wednesday with Preview Night, TV staff writer Lesley Goldberg and film senior film writer Borys Kit looked at this year’s top 10 gambles, which include the public debut of The Walking Dead‘s third showrunner and a gay boycott of Ender’s Game. Meanwhile, Kevin Smith pens a guest column, reminiscing about his first time attending the event, in 1995, where he met Stan Lee.
DC Entertainment’s Diane Nelson on Superman and Wonder Woman: The DC chief explains how Man of Steel worked and why it’s been difficult to revive Wonder Woman on the screen.
Hollywood’s Summer Movie Crisis: How studios are beginning to re-evaluate their plans as films like Pacific Rim, The Lone Ranger and White House Down flop in theaters. One analyst tells THR, “It’s not worth the pain.”
TV Review: THR TV critic Tim Goodman says you can’t talk about HBO’s The Newsroom without “talking about the notion of ‘hate-watching.’ “
Film Review: THR film reviewer Justin Lowe says The Conjuring “doesn’t leave a deep, lasting chill, but it excels at putting a refining gloss on cheap shocks.”
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