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<p>Even if you're not crazy about the 3D, the clarity of the IMAX presentation of 'Wizard Of Oz' is dazzling, and a must-see for fans of the classic.</p>

Even if you're not crazy about the 3D, the clarity of the IMAX presentation of 'Wizard Of Oz' is dazzling, and a must-see for fans of the classic.

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The renovated Chinese Theater showcases 'Wizard Of Oz' in 3D and IMAX

How does the new theater hold up after being reworked so completely?

Los Angeles has a shockingly bad track record when it comes to protecting its own history, especially when it comes to the grand movie palaces that were built to worship the movies that drive everything else in the city. You would think that if there is anyplace on Earth where theaters would be treated as important historical landmarks, it would be LA, but nothing could be further from the truth.

Even since I moved here in 1990, I've seen major changes, and few of them have been for the better. The Avco Theater in Westwood was used for years as a proof-of-concept house for pretty much every major breakthrough that Dolby made, so it was the first house anywhere with Dolby Stereo, the first house anywhere with Dolby surround, the first house anywhere to use Dolby Digital. Seeing "Jurassic Park" there in 1993, it was definitely the best sound out of any of the big LA engagements, and for some reason, not long after that, Avco cut the giant historic downstairs auditorium in half, creating two smaller theaters that both tilt towards what used to be the center of a giant curved screens. It was so wrong headed that it didn't surprise me when the theater finally closed completely. The National is gone now, despite that being a great house that could have used some renovation instead of just shuttering the place completely.

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<p>Clive Owen (left),&nbsp;Emmanuel Lubezki (middle) and Alfonso&nbsp;Cuaron&nbsp;(right)&nbsp;on the set of &quot;Children of&nbsp;Men&quot;</p>

Clive Owen (left), Emmanuel Lubezki (middle) and Alfonso Cuaron (right) on the set of "Children of Men"

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Alfonso Cuarón on Emmanuel Lubezki: 'He's one of the great geniuses of our day'

The director's long-time collaboration with his cinematographer yields more fruit in 'Gravity'

One more tease of our upcoming interview with "Gravity" director Alfonso Cuarón before we dive deep on the four-year journey of making that film. We've asked about his friend Guillermo Del Toro's "Pacific Rim" and the lessons he learned on the embattled production of 1998's "Great Expectations," but today, I was curious about his collaboration with cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki, or "Chivo," as he's known to his friends and colleagues.

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'Mike & Molly' lands Susan Sarandon


"Mike & Molly" lands Susan Sarandon
The Oscar winner will guest as Molly's idol.


BBC America cancels "Copper"

The cable channel's first original series lasted two seasons.


Joy Behar recalls the time she was fired from "The View"
Barbara Walters fired her seven years ago when she revealed that Rosie O'Donnell was joining the show. Of course, the firing was later rescinded. PLUS: Behar grills Leno about his fling with Sharon Osbourne.


There will be no "60 Minutes" before the Emmys
CBS opted to preempt "60 Minutes" because of concerns over NFL overruns. CBS has the late game on Sunday, which will air just before the Emmys.


NFL demanding $1.5M from M.I.A. over her Super Bowl halftime middle finger
The NFL has been waging a "secret war" to get the rapper to pay up over the February 2012 incident, but she won't budge.


Jerry Seinfeld filmed "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" on Louis CK's boat
Seinfeld talked about Louis CK and Keith Hernandez on "Seinfeld" when he called a Mets game earlier this week.


"Enlisted" recruits Stacy Keach, Barry Bostwick, Dean Stockwell
They'll play Army veterans on the Fox comedy.


"Real World: New Orleans'" Danny claims he had a romance with a straight "Real World" alum
Danny Roberts wouldn't reveal who the "Real World"-er was when he made the revelation on "Watch What Happens Live."


"The Talk" has its most-watched premiere week ever
Revealing all those secrets paid off for the CBS talk show.


Discovery Channel to air "NFL In Season"
The NFL-produced two-part documentary will follow several teams as they hit the road.

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<p>Will Emmy voters' love of movie actors work in &quot;House of Cards&quot;&nbsp;star Kevin Spacey's favor?</p>

Will Emmy voters' love of movie actors work in "House of Cards" star Kevin Spacey's favor?

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Emmys 2013 Predictions: Outstanding Lead Actor in Comedy/Drama

Will Damian Lewis get another win? Is this Louis C.K.'s year?

The 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards will be presented on Sunday, Sept. 22, starting at 8 Eastern on CBS, with Neil Patrick Harris as host. From now until Sunday (sometimes multiple times a day), Dan Fienberg and I will be making our usual picks for the major categories — for both what should win and what will (and keep in mind that Dan is much better historically at predictions than I am).

Next up, we're dealing with the comedy and drama lead actor categories. The former has a pair of two-time winners for their nominated roles, plus Jason Bateman's return to a category for which he was last nominated in 2005. The latter pits last year's winner Damian Lewis against three-timer Bryan Cranston, two-time Oscar winner Kevin Spacey and the Emmy-less Jon Hamm, among others.

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NBC making a Johnny Carson miniseries


NBC making a Johnny Carson miniseries
Based on the upcoming book "Carson the Magnificent: An Intimate Portrait" by Bill Zehme, NBC's Carson miniseries will touch on everything from his childhood to his 30-year run on "The Tonight Show" to "his often secluded off-camera life," NBC says.

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'Survivor' wins the night, despite its lowest-rated fall debut


"Survivor" wins the night, despite its lowest-rated fall debut
Meanwhile, "America's Got Talent" ended up from last year.


E! cancels "What Would Ryan Lochte Do?"
The Olympian's reality show lasted one season.


Dancer beats a comedian on "America's Got Talent"
Watch Kenichi Ebina's amazing dance routine.


"Big Brother" winner: "I don't think I did anything to merit me losing my job"
Andy Herren talks about the controversy in the house and his plans for the $500. PLUS: The finalists react and say sorry for the racism controversy.


Spike TV developing a King Tut event series
The six-part series will use recently discovered DNA evidence as part of its miniseries story.


Seth Meyers' "The Awesomes" renewed by Hulu
The animated series will be back for a 2nd season.


Behind the scenes of "Sherlock" Season 3
BBC has released pictures from the set.


"The Simpsons" puts Homer and Marge in bed with Kristen Wiig

Watch a clip from the season premiere.

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<p>Miley Cyrus together with Britney Spears in 'Miley: The Movement.'</p>

Miley Cyrus together with Britney Spears in 'Miley: The Movement.'

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Watch: Miley Cyrus and Britney Spears share a moment in Cyrus's MTV doc trailer

She can't stop, won't stop, posing nude

“You’re always going to make people talk, you might as well make them talk for like, two weeks, instead of two seconds,” says Miley Cyrus is the trailer for her upcoming MTV “documentary,” “Miley: The Movement.”

(A side note: Let’s stop calling these specials “documentaries”; they are total promotion pieces with no bit of objectivity to them often paid for by the artist or the label).

In the 90-second clip, watch Miley look pensively out the window, because, y’all, that shows she’s a real artist. Watch her give her band direction as she tells them that’s when a part gets “messy,” because, as you know, she’s a real artist. Watch her twerk and watch her make Britney Spears laugh as she brings up that she wants to blow it up at the MTV Video Music Awards because “everyone takes the VMAs so serious.” Since when???? Britney just sits there and giggles.

“I have this freedom to do whatever I want because I’m starting as a new artist right now,” declares Cyrus, and clearly, what she’s doing is working since her new single, “Wrecking Ball,” is atop the Billboard Hot 100 right now.

As far as the movement referred to in the title, apparently, according to Cyrus, “There’s an army. We’re all part of that movement.” I’m not real sure what the movement is, I’m sure it will all be revealed when the special airs on Oct. 2.

“Bangerz,” Cyrus’s new album on RCA, comes out Oct. 8. And, in case you haven’t heard, she can’t stop, won’t stop, posing nude. Fans can purchase a vinyl picture disc version of the album featuring a topless shot of Cyrus (granted her arm is strategically placed) from her website, since we know WalMart won’t be carrying that cover). See Cyrus’s alternate “Bangerz” covers here. Fans can vote on their favorite image on her website starting today.

 

Get More: Miley Cyrus, Music News

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<p>Carole King has been named MusiCares Person of the Year</p>

Carole King has been named MusiCares Person of the Year

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Lady Gaga, Dixie Chicks set to honor Carole King, MusiCares Person of the Year

Steven Tyler, James Taylor and Bette Midler will also take part

Lady Gaga, Dixie Chicks, Bette Midler, James Taylor, Jason Mraz and Steven Tyler are among the artists who will salute Carole King, 2014 MusiCares Person of the Year.

The Jan. 24 fundraiser, always held two nights before the Grammy Awards, benefits MusiCares’ health and human services program, which provides emergency financial, medical, educational and emotional support for those in the music community through such programs as its MAP Fund, which allows access to addiction recovery services, and helping provide monetary support with medical bills.

The Recording Academy, the same organization that puts on the Grammys, started the MusiCares Person of the Year event 24 years ago. Past honorees include Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, Brian Wilson, Bonnie Raitt, Tony Bennett, James Taylor and Neil Young. The evening honors an artist for her musical contribution, as well as charitable work. King, a 4-time Grammy winner,  is known for her support of environmental efforts, as well as a number of political causes.

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<p>Concept art for Pixar's &quot;The Good Dinosaur.&quot;</p>

Concept art for Pixar's "The Good Dinosaur."

Credit: Pixar Animation Studios

Roundup: 2014's animation slate will be Pixar-free

Also: The fear in 'Blue Jasmine,' and WikiLeaks takes on 'The Fifth Estate'

With the general consensus that this year's Best Animated Feature Oscar race is a little on the lean side, we'll be hoping for a better crop next year. That may well be the case, but it'll have to happen without any help from category stalwarts Pixar. It appears that the blockbuster merchants have bumped their planned summer 2014 feature, "The Good Dinosaur," forward a full 18 months -- it'll now open on November 25, 2015. That was the date formerly occupied by "Finding Nemo" sequel "Finding Dory," for which you'll now have to wait until June 2016. All that will make 2014 the first year since 2005 with no new Pixar feature. Hard news for fans, particularly those of us who didn't think "Brave" or "Monsters University" were in the studio's top tier. Here's hoping they come back firing on all cylinders. [Variety

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<p>Danie Geimer of &quot;The X Factor&quot;</p>

Danie Geimer of "The X Factor"

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Recap: 'The X Factor' Season 3 - Auditions #3

Will Demi Lovato do her Simon Cowell impression again?

Hey gang. I decided to stick around with "The X Factor" for at least another week of recapping. It's all about consistency and seeing a job through to the end, even if you frequently threaten to quit.

Wednesday (September 18) was my first double recap Wednesday of the fall and I've already done "Survivor: Blood vs. Water." It's possible/probable that if I continue to do "X Factor" through the live shows that I'll do "X Factor" first followed by "Survivor," but tonight it was the other way around.

No screener tonight, so I'm back to normal time code for the live-blog.

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"Big Brother"

 "Big Brother"

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'Big Brother' finale recap: Who will win the big money?

Andy, Gina Marie and Spencer battle for half a million bucks

Tonight's the night! This isn't the final three I expected (it never is) but it's still going to be interesting to see how this plays out. I don't envy the members of the jury house, as each of these players is so different they will not only have to decide on who had the better game, but they will have to define what they consider good (or at least winning) game play in the first place. 

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<p>On &quot;The Bridge,&quot;&nbsp;Marco (Demi&aacute;n Bichir)&nbsp;faces off against Tate (Eric Lange).</p>

On "The Bridge," Marco (Demián Bichir) faces off against Tate (Eric Lange).

Credit: FX

Review: 'The Bridge' - 'Take the Ride, Pay the Toll'

Tate's plan reaches its endgame in the same spot where Sonya and Marco first encountered each other

A quick review of tonight's "The Bridge" coming right up...

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