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'Thor,' 'Simpsons' writer Don Payne dies

'Thor,' 'Simpsons' writer Don Payne dies

Award-winning writer/producer Don Payne, one of the creative minds who contributed to "The Simpsons," died this week at his home in Los Angeles, CNN has confirmed.
Scorsese plans 'Gangs of New York' TV show

Scorsese plans 'Gangs of New York' TV show

Martin Scorsese's 2002 epic about rival gangs in mid-to-late 19th century New York is being adapted for TV.
Kristen Wiig in talks to join Will Ferrell in new comedy

Kristen Wiig in talks to join Will Ferrell in new comedy

Kristen Wiig and Will Ferrell have great chemistry just introducing a category at the Golden Globes, so we have high hopes about these two co-stars possibly teaming up again.
Why Steve Carell isn't returning for 'Office' finale

Why Steve Carell isn't returning for 'Office' finale

Steve Carell's Michael Scott already said farewell to "The Office," and the actor isn't planning on doing it again.
'Age Atomic' is a blast for sci-fi fans

'Age Atomic' is a blast for sci-fi fans

Among science fiction and fantasy, there are a genres and sub-genres: hard science, swords and sorcery, cyberpunk, steampunk, apocalyptic stories, time travel and space opera, just to name a few.
J.J. Abrams has 'more questions than answers' on 'Star Wars'

J.J. Abrams has 'more questions than answers' on 'Star Wars'

Much like Luke Skywalker, director J.J. Abrams doesn't have much of a targeting computer when it comes to the Death Star-sized questions surrounding "Star Wars Episode VII."
 'Transformers 4' plot details revealed

'Transformers 4' plot details revealed

Consider this week a "Transformers" info-dump.
'Oz' proves 'Great and Powerful' at box office

'Oz' proves 'Great and Powerful' at box office

Last week's number one movie was the runaway winner for a second straight weekend. "Oz the Great and Powerful" earned more than $42 million.
Emma Watson on '50 Shades' rumors

Emma Watson on '50 Shades' rumors

While we wait to hear who will star in the adaptation of E.L. James' steamy best-seller, "Fifty Shades of Grey," it seems Emma Watson has taken herself out of the running.
'The Bible' producers: Claim of Obama-Satan resemblance is 'utter nonsense'

'The Bible' producers: Claim of Obama-Satan resemblance is 'utter nonsense'

The third episode of the History Channel's miniseries "The Bible" was supposed to be remembered for the brutality of Babylonian ruler Nebuchadnezzar, the strength of Daniel in the lion's den, and the birth of Jesus Christ.
'Jurassic Park 4' finds its director

'Jurassic Park 4' finds its director

The "Jurassic Park" franchise is getting fresh blood to lead its fourth installment.
New "Star Trek into Darkness" trailer shows J.J. Abrams is sci-fi mastermind

New "Star Trek into Darkness" trailer shows J.J. Abrams is sci-fi mastermind

The newest teaser trailer for "Star Trek into Darkness", was released earlier this weekend showing just how action packed this sequel in going to be. If you have any doubt of what J.J.
"Oz the Great and Powerful" tops the box office

"Oz the Great and Powerful" tops the box office

1. Oz The Great And Powerful – $80.2 million (Total: $80.2 million) 2. Jack The Giant Slayer – $10 million (Total: $43.8 million) 3. Identity Thief – $6.3 million (Total: $116.5 million)
"Argo" wins best picture at 85th Academy Awards

"Argo" wins best picture at 85th Academy Awards

 "Argo," which was an Oscar also-ran before it caught fire and won practically every guild and organization award available, took home the big prize at the 85th Academy Awards Sunday night: best picture.
85th Oscars: The winners and losers

85th Oscars: The winners and losers

 Ben Affleck may not have earned recognition from the Academy in the directing category, but his movie "Argo" walked away on Sunday with the best picture Oscar.