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Demian Bichir: I got an invitation from Elwood [Reid] and Meredith [Stiehm] and I was excited because I liked what I’d read. The pilot was really well-written and I liked the character on paper. But you never know what’s going to happen next because all you have is the pilot.
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Bombs Away: Hollywood Braces for Historic 4 Straight Weeks of Megaflops
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/why-pay-tv-will-pay-582430?AP REMEMBERING PJ TOROKVEI: COMEDY GENIUS BEHIND WKRP WAS TRANSGENDER TRAILBLAZER Producer Stan Brooks recalls how the screenwriter, who died July 3 at age 62, revealed his plans to become a woman: I was hoping for Christie Brinkley; I fear Im heading toward Bea Arthur. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/remembering-pj-torokvei-comedy-genius-582318?AP MONSTERS, ROBOTS AND TOM CRUISE: INSIDE THE PACIFIC RIM PREMIERE Director Guillermo del Toro and star Charlie Hunnam spoke to THR about Warner Bros. and Legendarys tentpole at the Hollywood premiere on Tuesday. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/pacific-rim-premiere-charlie-hunnam-583162?AP HOW DEADLY SHOULD SUPERMAN BE?
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We’ll see where that number is at later this month, but a summer record remains a possibility at this point. With July sure to come up short of 2012, especially since “Dark Knight Rises” opened to $168 million in that month last year, the key will be August. It looks potentially strong, due more to the number of wide releases rather than a single likely blockbuster.
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