Will ‘Smash’ Splash or Crash for NBC?

(Reuters) – NBC’s new musical drama “Smash” could hardly have a stronger pedigree: Idea by Steven Spielberg, songs by award-winning Broadway producers, stars including Anjelica Huston and Debra Messing, and screen icon Marilyn Monroe holding the whole show-within-a show together. Yet success couldn’t be harder to assess in the high stakes prime-time TV gamble for […]

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A Look Behind The Making Of ‘Terra Nova’ Dinosaurs

By Matt Hurwitz (Reuters) – Everybody knows what dinosaurs look and sound like. After all, who hasn’t seen the “Jurassic Park” movies. So what if your boss is Steven Spielberg — the guy who created that movie and is chiefly responsible for those dinosaurs? And he says that for his new TV show, “Terra Nova,” […]

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5 Things to Know About Fox’s Epic Dino Drama ‘Terra Nova’

Are you ready to enter “Terra Nova“? Fox’s epic time traveling, dino fighting sci-fi drama begins tonight with an action packed two-hour premiere (8/7c). Helmed by a rotating cast of 13 executive producers (including Steven Spielberg), the expansive – and expensive – series follows the Shannon family as the embark on a pilgrimage from the […]

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Stephen King’s ‘Under The Dome’ Heading To Series

By Tim Molloy NEW YORK (TheWrap.com) – Showtime, Stephen King, Steven Spielberg and DreamWorks TV are working together to develop a series based on King’s bestselling novel, “Under the Dome,” TheWrap has confirmed. DreamWorks TV optioned the book, about a Maine town mysteriously trapped under a dome that cuts it off from the outside world, […]

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James Franco Says He Didn’t Want To Host Oscars

By Steve Pond LOS ANGELES (TheWrap) – Remember that disastrous Academy Awards show back in February? Well, it wasn’t James Franco’s fault that he was a lousy host. In fact, he didn’t even want the gig and acted dull on purpose. Four months after a brief Twitter-fueled tiff in which he criticized Oscar writer Bruce […]

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Comic-Con Kicks Off with Fans, Flicks, Costumes

By SANDY COHEN AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES — Calling all superheroes, zombies, space aliens, comic-book lovers and kids of all ages: Comic-Con is here. The pop-culture convention, which annually draws thousands of costumed fans to San Diego, begins Thursday, but the die-hards (and those with weekend-long passes) will get a peek at the colorful convention […]

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