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FX Lands World War II Miniseries From Slumdog Millionaire's Danny Boyle

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FX has struck a deal with director-writer-producer Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) to make a new 10-part miniseries about World War II, the cable network announced Friday.

Written by Slumdog Millionaire and 127 Hours scribe Simon Beaufoy, Telemark is based on the true story of... read more

Top Moments: The Olympics Burn Bright and Dallas' New Gunshot Mystery

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Our top moments of the week:

12. Most Tone-Deaf Elimination:
The Glee Project takes an interesting turn when the show's arguably three best singers land in the bottom three and are forced to sing for Ryan Murphy. Shanna, this season's frontrunner, dominates her Kelly Clarkson tune before mustering the courage to tell Murphy she doesn't belong at the bottom. Shockingly, he decides she's wrong and sends her packing. Um, so who's going to be the next Rachel Berry now?

11. Best 'Shipper Switcheroo: Now that Pretty Little Liars' Caleb is back in Rosewood, he and Hanna are sure to get back together, right? ... read more

Ratings: Opening Night of Olympic Competition Sets Record

Ryan Lochte

Thanks  in part to Ryan Lochte's gold medal win, the first night of Olympic competition in London became the most-watched summer Olympics opening night on record, NBC announced Sunday.

An average of 28.7 million viewers tuned in for the opening night, nine million more viewers than Athens'opening night in 2004 (19.8 million) and nearly 5 million more than Beijing in 2008 (24.0 million).

London Olympics opening ceremony scores ratings high

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London Olympics Opening Ceremony Scores Ratings High

2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony

The Danny Boyle-directed opening ceremonies of the London Olympics was a ratings juggernaut for NBC, receiving the highest overnight rating for a non-U.S.-based Olympic opening ceremony ever.

In all, an average of 40.7 million people watched NBC's programming, according to Nielsen. This landed London at 7 percent higher than Beijing's, 28 percent higher than Athens', 24 percent higher than Sydney's and 15 percent higher than Vancouver's Game openers.

The Opening Ceremony was also a huge success for the BBC, beating out all other recent Game openers for the network, Deadline reports. read more

Olympic Opening Ceremonies: The Best Tweets

Sir Paul McCartney

The 2012 London Olympics officially got underway Friday with a grand (if a bit eccentric) opening ceremony conceived by Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle.

2012 Olympics: Check out the stars to watch

With the help of celebrities including Daniel Craig, Kenneth Branagh, J.K. Rowling, David Beckham and Sir Paul McCartney -- not to mention a ... read more

Oscars: Who Will Win and Who Will Surprise?

Sean Penn, Mickey Rourke

You already know how we feel about the Oscar song category, but how about the other races — particularly the big ones? Well, now you'll find out. Behold, TVGuide.com's predictions for the 81st Academy Awards (Sunday, ABC at 8:30 pm/ET). Don't agree with us? Then check out the nominees here and tell us who you think will and should triumph on Hollywood's biggest night.
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Slumdog's Danny Boyle Wins DGA Award

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Notch another one for Slumdog Millionaire.

The runaway hit cemented its status as Oscar frontrunner with another key precursor win, this time for helmer Danny Boyle at the Directors Guild of America Awards. Boyle was singled out for outstanding directorial achievement in a feature film, besting David Fincher (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), Ron Howard (Frost/Nixon), Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight) and Gus Van Sant (Milk).

He'll go toe-to-toe with all of them except for Nolan at the Academy Awards again (The Reader's Stephen Daldry is the other Oscar nominee). Boyle's win bodes well for Oscar glory as the DGAs have only mismatched with Oscar winners six times in 60 years. The last time was six years ago when The Pianist's Roman Polanski won the Oscar over the DGAs' choice of Rob Marshall (Chicago).

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Years ago I remember seeing a ...

Question: Years ago I remember seeing a movie called The Day of the Triffids, but apparently I'm the only one in the universe who's ever heard of it! Was it my imagination? If not, is this movie available somewhere? I only remember something about walking plants and blind people... I'd love to see it again!Answer: It seems you just don't know the right people. The Day of the Triffids (1962) is a hugely influential sci-fi/horror film, though it's nowhere near as chilling as the John Wyndham novel on which it was based. Most recently, Danny Boyle and Alex Garland, the writer and director of the British neo-zombie movie read more

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