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Spielberg Talks Childhood Anger and 'Lincoln' on '60 Minutes,' Turns Back on Action (VIDEO)

The brass ring of publicity scores is the '60 Minutes' interview. What beats it? Maybe a Time cover. Sunday night's Lesley Stahl profile of Steven Spielberg includes the first clips from his upcoming “Lincoln” (November 16) as well as an interview with Spielberg’s parents about his childhood.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • October 22, 2012 2:51 PM
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'Treme' Season 3, Ep. 5: Race, Death & David Simon

For better or worse, episodic television is about expectations. Zombies are going to make an appearance in "Walking Dead" as surely as every episode of "Law and Order" will be split into two halves. Each series teaches us how to watch it, how to take it on its own terms...
  • By Terry Curtis Fox
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  • October 22, 2012 2:00 AM
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'Les Miserables' & 'Downton Abbey' Costume Designers Talk Hathaway, Jackman & MacLaine with EW

In the October 19 issue of EW, "Les Miserables" costume designer Paco Delgado talks sartorially translating the look and feel of Victor Hugo's classic novel to the big screen, while "Downton Abbey"...
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 18, 2012 1:28 PM
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'60 Minutes' Showcases 007, Anderson Cooper Plays Bond [Video]

On "60 Minutes" last Sunday, Anderson Cooper interviewed the guardians of the Bond franchise, the daughter and stepson of "Cubby" Broccoli -- Barbara Broccoli and Michael Wilson -- about the task they inherited and their most recent Bond: "Skyfall."On "60 Minutes" last Sunday, Anderson Cooper interviewed the guardians of the Bond franchise, the daughter and stepson of "Cubby" Broccoli - Barbara Broccoli and Michael Wilson - about the task they inherited and their most recent Bond rendition: "Skyfall."
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • October 17, 2012 6:38 PM
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Darabont Gets Greenlight for Six-Part TNT L.A. Noir Series with 'Walking Dead' Star Bernthal

Frank Darabont's new period crime drama, previously titled "L.A. Noir," has been picked up by TNT. This is no surprise, as Darabont created AMC's successful "The Walking Dead," from which he was booted (greed and ego were involved).
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • October 17, 2012 3:34 PM
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Golden Globes Picks Hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler

Good call, HPFA! While the Oscars went male with comedy writer-director Seth MacFarlane as their host, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has picked a female comedy duo with sitcom and SNL credentials to host their January 13 Golden Globes awards show on NBC. And both are far better known to the global viewing public than MacFarlane.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • October 15, 2012 8:53 PM
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'Walking Dead' Scores Amazing Record-Breaking Premiere

Season Three premiere of AMC's zombie actioner "The Walking Dead" scored 10.9 million viewers in the first showing and 15 million for the night, breaking a cable record and proving that when it comes to grabbing the public, genre always wins.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • October 15, 2012 5:06 PM
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'Treme' Season 3, Ep. 4: The Talent Passport

The culture that may be the saving grace for the characters of "Treme" can sometimes be impenetrable. That’s the thing about tight systems – they are as resistant to strangers as they are to change. In "Treme"’s artistic worlds, the necessary passport is talent.
  • By Terry Curtis Fox
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  • October 15, 2012 2:00 AM
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Hitchcock Interviewed by Cavett, from Childhood Trauma and 'The Lodger,' to 'Psycho,' 'The Birds' and Beyond

As HBO prepares to debut "The Girl," which is set during the filming of "The Birds," and Fox Searchlight is about to open "Hitchcock," set during "Psycho," herewith (thanks to @mikewhite) Dick Cavett's five-part interview with Alfred Hitchcock, taped on June 8, 1972.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • October 12, 2012 3:35 PM
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'MythBusters' Confronts James Cameron on Jack's Needless Death in 'Titanic'

For last few months since he released "Titanic" in 3-D, James Cameron claims he receives dozens of emails a day - quibbling that Rose is selfish, Jack is foolish, and both of them could have easily fit on the floating board and waited for rescue during the sinking of the ship. So, the director turned to the Discovery show "MythBusters" to help him with some fact-checking.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • October 10, 2012 12:35 PM
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