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Produced By: Speakers Weigh in on High Dynamic Range, 4K and Maintaining Creative Intent

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Producers Guild president Lori McCreary admitted that with an expanding number of formats — for instance with high dynamic range (Hdr) and higher resolution gaining more attention — she’s concerned about what productions will look like when they are displayed in eight or 10 years. Director of photography Oliver Bokelberg (Scandal) added that he worries even today, saying, “No theaters are the same. They are too dark or too bright.” They and other speakers on a "Picture Clarity" panel (which I moderated), Saturday at the PGA Produced By conference, agreed that creative intent is an issue as technology continues to

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- Carolyn Giardina

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BookCon: Aziz Ansari on 'Modern Romance,' Top Pick-Up Texts and Defending Tinder

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Aziz Ansari offered some of his newly-discovered dating advice while hilariously promoting his upcoming book Modern Romance at BookCon on Saturday at New York City's Javits Center. The comedian first had the idea for the book after his own confusing dating experiences in the digital age — a topic he's explored in his comedy specials. "It's a medium that makes you nervous!" he said, as people get anxious when they don't immediately receive a response. He's been working on the book since he met his current beau of nearly two years — a relationship period that he admits isn't

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- Ashley Lee

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Nick Offerman Understands 'Parks and Recreation' Fans' "Nauseated" Reaction to His Clean-Shaven Face

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Nick Offerman has come to understand Parks and Recreation fans' "nauseated" reactions to his very clean-shaven look. "I'm so grateful that Ron Swanson and Parks and Rec worked so well that it makes people angry that I would dare look different," he said at BookCon on Saturday morning at New York City's Javits Center. "I understand that it's a compliment when they say it makes them puke when they see me!" "But I want to remind them that it's my face they're accusing of making them nauseated," he added, as he appeared without his TV character's signature

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- Ashley Lee

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Comedian Jeff Ross Goes Inside Texas Prison for Most "Dangerous" Roast Yet

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This story first appeared in the June 5 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe. "I've roasted Charlie Sheen and Justin Bieber, two notorious figures," boasts comedian Jeff Ross, who says he craved a "more dangerous and provocative" target for his next Comedy Central Roast. "So naturally I thought -- criminals!" Easier said than done, however, as the insult comic's offer to perform behind bars was turned down by more than 150 prisons. Out of desperation, Ross ran an ad in American Jails magazine, which was spotted by Wayne Dicky, administrator of Brazos

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- Seth Abramovitch

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Martin O'Malley Announces 2016 Presidential Bid: Hollywood Reacts

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Martin O'Malley, the former governor of Maryland and mayor of Baltimore, announced Saturday that he is running for president in the 2016 election. O'Malley's official Twitter page posted a tweet Saturday that said, "Today, I declare that I am a candidate for President of the United States, and I am running for You." Hillary Clinton welcomed O'Malley to the democratic race via social media: "Welcome to the race, Gov. O'Malley. Looking forward to discussing strong families and communities. -H." See Hollywood's reactions to the news below. Today, I declare that I am a candidate for President of the

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- THR Staff

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Produced By: Reese Witherspoon, Bruna Papandrea on Making Movies With Great Roles for Women

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Reese Witherspoon and her Pacific Standard producing partner Bruna Papandrea spoke at the Produced By conference in Los Angeles about their focus on creating interesting roles for women in film. “We share the goal of making movies solely with women at the center of the story," said Papandrea during the Saturday panel, which was moderated by Will Packer. The duo, who produced Gone Girl, Wild and Hot Pursuit, were quick to emphasize that, while their focus was on stories about women, they were not making movies only for women. Read More 'Cruel Intentions' Reunion: Sarah Michelle Gellar and Selma

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- Rebecca Ford

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Megyn Kelly to Interview Duggar Parents About Molestation Allegations

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Fox News Channel's Megyn Kelly will interview Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar Wednesday night in an exclusive sit-down interview to discuss their son's molestation allegations and the recent controversy surrounding the 19 Kids and Counting family. The 19 Kids parents announced in a statement on their family website Saturday that the news anchor will interview them and they will "share their hearts." Read More Josh Duggar Responds to Child Molestation Allegations: "I Acted Inexcusably" "Next week we will sit down with Megyn Kelly on Fox News to share our hearts with you about the pain that we walked

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- THR Staff

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BookCon: 6 Things to Know About Mindy Kaling's New Book 'Why Not Me?'

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Mindy Kaling is getting ready to share the answers of a question she's long asked: Why Not Me? The Mindy Project creator previewed her upcoming book at BookCon on Saturday morning at New York City's Javits Center. Her second collection of comedic essays zooms in on now being "a tiny bit famous," and figuring out her own work-life balance, especially after watching friends start their own families. The Hollywood Reporter recaps 6 things to know about Kaling's upcoming book, as discussed in a BookCon kickoff panel moderated by B.J. Novak: The title has two meanings. "The first one

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- Ashley Lee

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Will 'Game of Thrones' Introduce an Unstoppable Alliance?

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Will the dragon and the lion unite? Game of Thrones is poised to stage an all-star teamup in Sunday's episode, which will show Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) making his case to Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) as to why the two would make great allies. Tyrion has made it to the Daenerys-controlled city of Meereen as a slave alongside Jorah (Iain Glen). This is the very spot Tyrion has been attempting to make it to since the season premiere, when Lord Varys (Conleth Hill ) revealed he was part of a group attempting to put Daenerys on the Iron Throne. See

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- Aaron Couch

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What's "Useful" About the Critics' Choice TV Awards

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This story first appeared in the June 5 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe. If your head spins at the notion of another awards fete, have no fear. Joey Berlin believes this one is actually "useful." The fifth annual Critics' Choice Television Awards has emerged as an important first stop for Emmy contenders, and show producer Berlin promises a show filled with new faces and maybe even some first-time winners. Emceed by So You Think You Can Dance host Cat Deeley, the star- studded affair -- held at the Beverly Hilton

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- Stacey Wilson Hunt

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Bob Schieffer to Retire Sunday From CBS News: "We'll Do What We Always Do, Report the News"

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Bob Schieffer will retire Sunday from his post as anchor on CBS News' Face the Nation, a position he has held for 24 years. In a tweet Friday night, Schieffer addressed his approaching retirement: "I'm a lucky guy. Started reporting when I was 20 & Sunday is my last day as @FacetheNation host. We'll do what we always do, report the news." Read More Bob Schieffer Retiring From CBS News Schieffer announced the news of his retirement in a speech at his alma mater, Tcu in Ft. Worth, Texas, on April 8: "You know, I'm one of the luckiest

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- Natalie Stone

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'Serial': Three Fascinating Cases That Should Be on the Podcast

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Sarah Koenig announced this week that Serial is getting two new seasons, most likely premiering in the fall and spring, respectively. She did not reveal details on the upcoming seasons. Although she's said in the past that Serial might not remain a true-crime podcast, many of her fans are hoping it does. Here's three fascinating true-crime stories that are Serial material: Zachary Witman's Case Serial fans have already heard about Zachary Witman, in a way. He was defended by Adnan Syed's former lawyer Cristina Gutierrez, and his parents would later accuse Gutierrez of cheating them out of their money. Witman was convicted of

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- THR Staff

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THR’s Week in Review: May 25-29

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In case you missed it… THR Cover Story: Lena Dunham, Amy Schumer and Comedy Actress A-List in Raunchy, R-Rated Roundtable Cannes Film Festival: That’s a Wrap Critic's Notebook: With Cannes Prizes, Coen Brothers Keep It Weird Todd McCarthy's Cannes Wrap: The Good, the Bad and the French TLC Scandal TLC and the Duggar Family Situation: More Lies And Counting TLC Ratings Paradox: Scandals Come With More Viewers Exclusive Features: 50 of the Worst Movie Titles  The 25 Best Drama Schools for a Master of Fine Arts Hollywood Hologram Wars: Vicious Legal Feud Behind Virtual Mariah, Marilyn and Mick

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Screech From 'Saved by the Bell' Convicted of Two Misdemeanors in Stabbing Case

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Port Washington, Wis. (AP) — TV actor Dustin Diamond was convicted Friday of two misdemeanors stemming from a barroom fight, but a Wisconsin jury cleared the former Saved by the Bell actor of the most serious felony charge. The jury's verdict came just hours after the 38-year-old actor testified that he never intended to stab anyone in the fight last Christmas Day. He had pleaded not guilty to a felony charge of recklessly endangering public safety, plus two misdemeanors — carrying a concealed weapon and disorderly conduct. Diamond, who played the character Screech on the popular 1990s show,

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- The Associated Press

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Tyler Perry to Host Obama at Exclusive DNC Fundraiser

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President Barack Obama is returning to Los Angeles for another DNC fundraiser, this time hosted by actor Tyler Perry. Obama will be in town on June 18th for the exclusive gathering at Perry’s Westside home. Tickets per person range from $2,500 (for those who want to listen to the president’s remarks) to $33,500 (which includes dinner with Obama.) In an email sent Friday, Democratic fundraisers included a 22-page attachment touting 236 accomplishments Obama has made in office. They range from “reforming Wall Street” to “enhancing civil rights.” "That's why Democrats in all 50 states are

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- Tina Daunt

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Dinesh D'Souza's Film Partner Sues 'God's Not Dead' Producers for $10 Million

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John Sullivan, co-director of Dinesh D’Souza’s popular documentary films, is suing the producers of God’s Not Dead claiming that he and actor Brad Stine originated the plot of what became one of the biggest Christian films of the modern era. In a lawsuit filed Friday against Pure Flix Entertainment and co-founder David A.R. White, Sullivan and Stine allege they co-created and wrote a comprehensive original treatment for a faith-based film similar to what eventually became God’s Not Dead and negotiated its production with Pure Flix, which then cut the two out of the equation. God’s

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- Paul Bond

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Disney Not Moving Forward With 'Tron 3' (Exclusive)

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Tron 3 won't be coming to a theater near you. Disney has chosen not to move forward with a third installment in the sci-fi series, sources say. While sources say the project was never officially greenlit, earlier this year it seemed that things were moving ahead with Tron:Legacy helmer Joseph Kosinski returning to direct and stars Olivia Wilde and Garrett Hedlund reprising their roles. Prep had been started on the third film, and production was looking to shoot this fall, likely in Vancouver, British Columbia. Disney had been interested in adding Jared Leto to the cast, but an offer

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- Rebecca Ford

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