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<p>Anne Hathaway of &quot;Les Miserables&quot;</p>

Anne Hathaway of "Les Miserables"

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Will 'Les Miserables' topple Taylor Swift from atop the Billboard 200 next week?

It's a close race for several spots in the Top 10

The soundtrack to “Les Miserables” may become the first No. 1 album based on 2013 sales.

The title, which skyrocketed 33-2 this week is on target to sell up to 130,000 copies, which would handily land it at No. 1.

As consumers continue to spend the gift cards they received for the holidays, look for One Direction’s “Take Me Home” to move up one spot, 3-2. It could move as many as 105,000 copies, according to Hits Daily Double, which would make it and “Les Miz” the only two titles to surpass the 100,00 mark in sales next week.

Taylor Swift’s “Red,” which currently sits at No. 1, may drop to as low at No. 4. The singer’s set and Mumford & Sons’ “Babel” are too close to call for the No. 3 and 4 spots, with each looking good for between 85,000 and 95,000.

“American Idol” winner Phillip Phillips’ “The World From the Other Side of the Moon” is poised so soar, possibly leaping from No. 11 to No. 5.

The “Pitch Perfect” soundtrack, which catapulted 45-10 this week following the comedy’s release on DVD, will also continue to rise, possibly as high as No. 6.

Rounding out the Top 10, the Lumineers’ self-titled album, Bruno Mars’ “Unorthodox Jukebox” and Pink’s “The Truth About Love” are all too close to call for the No. 7-9 slots, with each looking to sell between 50,000 and 55,000. Alicia Keys’ “Girl On Fire” looks good for No. 10 with up to 50,000 copies sold.

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Michael Douglas

 Michael Douglas

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Press Tour: Douglas, Damon talk crazy costumes for 'Behind the Candelabra'

Matt Damon 'really enjoyed' costume fittings for Liberace's boyfriend

"Behind the Candelabra" (debuts on HBO Spring 2013) looks like it should be a campy Lifetime movie -- but with Michael Douglas as Liberace, Matt Damon as his love interest, Rob Lowe and Debbie Reynolds making guest appearances and Steven Soderbergh directing, this is clearly serious stuff. During a press tour panel, Douglas talked about getting into character. "Well, there's a tremendous amount of clips and films that give you a sense of character," the Oscar winner said, joking, "[I had to] make Steven secure and make myself attractive to Matt." 

When asked if Douglas was successful, Damon responded, smiling, "Very, very attractive."
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<p>Cheers fellas. You're halfway there.</p>

Cheers fellas. You're halfway there.

Pencils down Academy Members: Oscar nominations voting is now over

Will an extra day make a difference?

Academy members received a reprieve of an extra 24 hours, but as of 5 PM PT voting for the 85th Academy Awards nominations is now officially over.

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Watch: One Direction salutes Elvis Presley in 'Kiss You' video trailer

Watch: One Direction salutes Elvis Presley in 'Kiss You' video trailer

From one teen idol to another

Can't wait until Monday when One Direction unspools the new video for "Kiss You?" Well, hang on. Below is something to tide you over. Watch as the members of One Direction get their Elvis Presley on in this final teaser for the “Kiss You” video.

[More after the jump...]

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"Downton Abbey"

 "Downton Abbey"

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Did you avoid 'Downton Abbey' season three spoilers or hunt them down?

Even the most diligent found some leaks hard to avoid

Though the word only became a pervasive part of our lingo a few decades ago, spoilers have likely existed as long as entertainment of any form has been around (you missed "Oedipus the King" at the Dionysia? Dude! Queen Jocasta was his MOM!"). Avoiding them requires constant vigilance, sidestepping blabbermouths and, mostly, staying off the Internet. Of course, in this day and age that's not unlike taking a vacation from breathing. With "Downton Abbey" airing first in the U.K., then three months later in the U.S. (season 3 premieres here Jan. 6), spoilers became like tribbles -- turn your back, and another thousand popped up somehow, and not always where you expected them to be.

And speaking of spoilers, if you haven't watched Season 2 (not Season 3, Season 2, so if you're REALLY behind) for some reason, read no further. Yes, an article about spoilers has a spoiler alert. Fancy that. 

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<p>Rolling stone?</p>

Rolling stone?

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Are The Rolling Stones one step closer to headlining Coachella?

Festival organizers post tantalizing photo on Facebook

Are the Rolling Stones one step closer to announcing their rumored headlining gig at Coachella?

Either organizers of the alternative music festival, which takes place in Indio, Calif., April 12-14 and April 19-21, are messing with us or they’re subtly confirming their appearance. Yesterday, the folks at Goldenvoice, who put on Coachella, posted a picture (above) of a stone in a field on Coachella's Facebook page. No, it’s not rolling, but it’s gathering no moss either.

It’s the latest move in the “are-they-or-aren’t they” chronicle of the rock and roll band. The rumors started last fall and the drum beat only got louder after the Rolling Stones’ mobile app listed an April 12 date at Coachella. That quickly disappeared.

What does seem clear is that the Rolling Stones aren’t done after playing five lauded 50th anniversary shows in London, Brooklyn, and Newark. “Really, all you’re going to have to do is wait for an announcement,” guitarist Keith Richards told Rolling Stone’s David Fricke. “It would be dopey to bring things up to this level and say, ‘Well, that’s that, 50 years, bye-bye.”

Mick Jagger is a little cagier. “There have been quite a few offers,” he tells Rolling Stone. “I’m going to see what’s on the table and discuss it with everyone.”

As far as Coachella, Jagger says he has no idea how that date showed up on the Stones’ mobile app and that he had not been asked to play the festival personally, but he doesn’t rule it out. “I always said that we’d see how this would go, and then we’d think about doing more —or not.”

Either way, expect an announcement of who is playing at the festival within the next few weeks, if not next week.  Among the other hotly-tipped names has been Daft Punk, however NME ran a story yesterday that stated the band wil not be playing any festivals in 2013, or any live dates at all.

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Watch: Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds' 'We No Who U R' gets a video by Gaspar Noe

Watch: Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds' 'We No Who U R' gets a video by Gaspar Noe

Are you your shadow...

With a title like "We No Who U R," Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds insinuate there's a character who's trying to exercise some anonymity. The new music video for the track by director/writer/producer Gaspar Noe reveals that some people are impossible to know.

Watch as the shadow-man makes his way through brush and forest, making you as much a ghost as he. Noe, if unfamiliar, is the man behind features like 2009's "Enter the Void" and 2002's "Irreversible."

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<p>The cast of &quot;Cougar Town,&quot;&nbsp;which makes its TBS&nbsp;debut on Tuesday night.</p>

The cast of "Cougar Town," which makes its TBS debut on Tuesday night.

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Press Tour: 'Cougar Town' crew happy to be at TBS

Same show, but now a network that will actually promote it

The "Cougar Town" cast and producers arrived at press tour with a clear message: Same show, same (easily mocked) title, new network — and a network that seems much more supportive than the old one.

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<p>&quot;The Perks of Being a Wallflower&quot; found its way into the line-up. Could it be a surprise Oscar nominee, too?</p>

"The Perks of Being a Wallflower" found its way into the line-up. Could it be a surprise Oscar nominee, too?

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'Perks,' 'Flight,' 'Master' make the list of WGA nominees

'Central Park Five' and 'West of Memphis' included in doc nominees

The Writers Guild of America (WGA) has announced its screen nominees for the year. As always, certain films were ineligible with the WGA due to signatory issues. Examples this year which could still make a play at Oscar recognition include "Amour," "Beasts of the Southern Wild," "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel," "Django Unchained," "Les Misérables" and "Seven Psychopaths." So let's get that out of the way right at the top.

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<p>&quot;Skyfall&quot;</p>

"Skyfall"

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Oscar ceremony to include a 50th anniversary tribute to James Bond

One way or another, the franchise will be acknowledged on the night

Less than a week away from the unveiling of the Academy Award nominations, a question near the top of many Oscar pundits' minds is whether or not "Skyfall" can actually crack a Best Picture nomination. What seemed a long shot just two months ago has since become a far less fanciful notion, as the 23rd official entry in the James Bond franchise has consolidated its strong reviews and gangbusters box office with a healthy precursor showing, most notably with the guilds.

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Oscar Talk: Ep. 101 -- Mulling over the tight races in the home stretch

Oscar Talk: Ep. 101 -- Mulling over the tight races in the home stretch

Is 'Skyfall' a threat? Are we calling it too early for 'The Master?'

Welcome to Oscar Talk.

In case you're new to the site and/or the podcast, Oscar Talk is a weekly kudocast, your one-stop awards chat shop between yours truly and Anne Thompson of Thompson on Hollywood. The podcast is weekly, every Friday throughout the season, charting the ups and downs of contenders along the way. Plenty of things change en route to Oscar's stage and we're here to address it all as it unfolds.

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<p>John&nbsp;Toll on the set of &quot;Cloud Atlas&quot;</p>

John Toll on the set of "Cloud Atlas"

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Tech Support: John Toll and Frank Griebe on shooting 'Cloud Atlas' across six stories

The two DPs faced the challenge of sustaining a continuity in the ambitious film

As usual, the Oscar race for Best Cinematography presents an embarrassment of riches this year. Contending directors of photography have offered exemplary work, whether highlighting fantasy or history, focusing on land or water, displaying composed and gorgeous widescreen shots or gripping action and dynamic camera movement.

One film managed to do all of these things, and used two DPs to do it. I'm referring, of course, to “Cloud Atlas,” where John Toll and Frank Griebe collaborated with the Wachowskis and Tom Twyker on what is widely considered one of the most ambitious films of the year.

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