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<p>The &quot;Arrested Development&quot;&nbsp;gang back in their FOX&nbsp;glory days.</p>

The "Arrested Development" gang back in their FOX glory days.

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'Arrested Development' cast reunites for Netflix: Press tour live-blog

What have the Bluths been up to since 2006? And what will episodes look like?

Welcome to one of the most anticipated events of the 2013 Television Critics Association winter press tour: the reunion of virtually the entire cast of "Arrested Development" to discuss the show's resurrection on Netflix with 14 episodes debuting in May (date TBD).

We're curious to hear from creator Mitch Hurwitz what the Bluths have been up to, what format these episodes (which will all be released on the same day) will take, what took so long to make this happen, and a lot more. And I imagine one or two people will accuse Michael Cera of holding the whole thing up.

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2013 Oscar Nominations Final Predictions

2013 Oscar Nominations Final Predictions

HitFix's pundits make their final choices

We're halfway there.  Well, we're halfway there as of Thursday morning.

Seth MacFarlane and Emma "already hunting for an Oscar" Stone will announce the nominations for the 85th Academy Awards at the crack of dawn. "Lincoln," "Zero Dark Thirty," "Les Miserables," "Life of Pi" and "Argo" should all be rewarded with a slew of nominations.  The rest?  Needless to say, there are some nervous potential nominees and consultants today.  With that in mind, Kris Tapley, Guy Lodge and I have made our final (and we mean final) nominations predictions which you can compare in the gallery story below.  Some intriguing observations:

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<p>Paul N.J. Ottosson at the 2009 Academy Awards, with his two Oscars for &quot;The Hurt Locker.&quot;</p>

Paul N.J. Ottosson at the 2009 Academy Awards, with his two Oscars for "The Hurt Locker."

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Tech Support: Paul N.J. Ottosson on the subtly explosive soundscapes of 'Zero Dark Thirty'

The Oscar-winning sound designer takes an organic approach to action

There's a standard line in awards-watching circles that voters often confuse Best Sound with Most Sound, but yesterday's nominations for the Cinema Audio Society awards didn't quite bear that out. Nestled between the thundering action of “The Hobbit” and “Skyfall,” and the showy live-vocal capture of “Les Mis,” we had the soft, chamber-y echoes of “Lincoln” and, most interestingly of all, “Zero Dark Thirty” – a film that takes a refreshingly understated sonic approach to territory Hollywood tends to fill with cacophonous fireworks.

This isn't the first time Swedish-born sound designer Paul N.J. Ottosson has been recognized for his muscular-but-delicate artistry on a Kathryn Bigelow thriller – three years ago, with collaborator Ray Beckett, he won the CAS Award, not to mention two Oscars, for his unnerving soundscapes on “The Hurt Locker.” That film, with its narrative expressly based around explosives, was a sound man's playground, compared to which “Zero Dark Thirty” concentrates its pyrotechnics in shorter bursts.

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<p>Bruno Mars</p>

Bruno Mars

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Bruno Mars locks Taylor Swift out of No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100

Macklemore & Lewis score their first top 5 hit

Bruno Mars’ “Locked Out Of Heaven” remained locked into the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for the fifth week.

The tally makes “Locked” Mars’ longest stint at No 1, surpassing the four weeks that both “Just The Way You Are” and “Grenade” spent at the top, according to Billboard.

Last week, “Locked” looked like it would be fending off a charge at the top spot from Taylor Swift’s “I Knew You Were Trouble.” Instead, Swift’s song drops 2-3, swapping places with Rihanna’s Diamonds, which rises 3-2.  The Lumineers’ “Ho Hey” stays at No. 4.

The star of the week is Macklemore & Lewis’s “Thrift Shop,” which leaps 10-5. While the rap song is gaining at radio, its high chart position has been propelling largely by digital sales and streaming.

American Idol” winner Phillip Phillips’ “Home” continues to have a healthy life, rising 6-9 in its 28th week on the chart. Justin Bieber’s “Beauty and a Beat,” featuring Nicki Minaj, falls 5-7.

After loitering in the top 15 for five weeks,’s “Scream & Shout,” featuring Britney Spears, breaks into the Top 10, yelling its way 12-8. The tune marks’s first Top 10 as a lead solo artist.

Maroon 5’s “One More Night” slides 8-9, while Flo Rida’s “I Cry” rises 11-10.

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<p>Timothy Olyphant and Patton Oswalt in a scene from the &quot;Justified&quot;&nbsp;season 4 premiere.</p>

Timothy Olyphant and Patton Oswalt in a scene from the "Justified" season 4 premiere.

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Press Tour: 'Justified' changes things up for season 4

Showrunner didn't want 'just another big bad'

Before the new season of "Justified" debuted last night (here's my premiere review), I wrote that showrunner Graham Yost tries to reinvent the show each season, this time turning the show into something of a murder mystery. When Yost came with his cast to press tour today, he confirmed that this was a big goal for season 4.

"We really thought that would be a fun thing to try this year as opposed to just another big bad," Yost said.

(Note: some incredibly vague spoilers for season 4 follow; don't read if you don't want to know even the structure of the year.)

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<p>Justin Bieber's &quot;Believe Acoustic&quot;</p>

Justin Bieber's "Believe Acoustic"

Justin Bieber's 'Believe Acoustic' to include three new songs

We're now supposed to call him The Prince of Pop, BTW

Justin Bieber’s “Believe Acoustic,” out Jan. 29, will include three previously unreleased tracks, as well as new versions of eight of the tunes originally released on 2012’s “Believe.”

The new songs are “Yellow Raincoat,” produced by Bieber and Tom Strahle; “I Would,” produced by Da Internz and Aaron Michael Cox, and “Nothing Like Us,” written and produced by Bieber.

The collection also includes acoustic versions of “Boyfriend,” “As Long As You Love Me,” “Beauty And A Beat,” “All Around The World,” “Take You,” “Be Alright” and “She Don’t Like The Lights.” There is also a “live studio version” of “Fall.”

Bieber’s label is now officially branding him “The Prince of Pop,” obviously in hopes that it will stick as did Michael Jackson’s “The King of Pop.”  We’re not begrudging Bieber his success and long may he reign, but we find the bestowing of the title in some kind of official way (we bet it is now in all of his press releases) a little obnoxious and certainly premature.

And just a reminder, as we reported yesterday,  the Prince of Pop will serve as the host and musical guest on “Saturday Night Live” on Feb. 9.

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'Lincoln' wins with Iowa critics

The film won Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor

"Lincoln" has picked up a third Best Picture critics prize, landing the Iowa Film Critics Association award for the year's best film. Steven Spielberg, Daniel Day-Lewis and Tommy Lee Jones were also singled out for the biopic, while Jessica Chastain ("Zero Dark Thirty") and Anne Hathaway (Les Misérables") rounded out the acting honors. Check out the full list below and keep track of it all via The Circuit.

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<p>Dax Shepard and Peter Krause in &quot;Parenthood.&quot;</p>

Dax Shepard and Peter Krause in "Parenthood."

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Review: 'Parenthood' - 'Small Victories'

Max grows up, Victor calls the cops and Amy makes a big decision

A quick review of last night's "Parenthood" coming up just as soon as I pee with extreme prejudice...

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<p>John Landgraf</p>

John Landgraf

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Press Tour 2013 Live-Blog: FX Executive Session with John Landgraf

Will there be any 'Powers' updates, perhaps? Nope!

FX President and General Manager John Landgraf doesn't really have that much to answer for as he takes the stage on Wednesday (Jan.9) at the Television Critics Association press tour.

There haven't been any abrupt cancellations. "Louie" and "American Horror Story" won Emmys. "Sons of Anarchy" keeps setting ratings highs. Etc.

Yes, "Louie" is taking a year off, but that's not Landgraf's fault...

So click through to follow what transpires...

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<p>Roger Deakins picked up his 11th&nbsp;ASC&nbsp;nomination, for &quot;Skyfall.&quot;</p>

Roger Deakins picked up his 11th ASC nomination, for "Skyfall."

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'Anna Karenina,' 'Les Mis,' 'Life of Pi,' 'Lincoln,' 'Skyfall' grab ASC nominations

'Django Unchained,' 'The Master,' 'Zero Dark Thirty' miss the cut

The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has announced nominees for its 27th annual awards honoring excellence in cinematography.

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Tech Support: Final predictions for Cinematography, Costume Design, Film Editing, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing

Rounding out our pre-noms coverage

This is part two of our pre-nominations wrap-up. We'll be looking at Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Film Editing, Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing. Click here for part one.

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<p>A scene from &quot;Lawless,&quot; the most recent credit in VFX supervisor Bill Taylor's long career.</p>

A scene from "Lawless," the most recent credit in VFX supervisor Bill Taylor's long career.

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Roundup: Academy to honor Bill Taylor at Sci-Tech Awards

Also: A Goya nod for Watts, and predicting the nominees... for next year

With the Oscar nominations at the front of everyone's mind, the honorees at the Academy's separate Sci-Tech Awards ceremony -- known to casual viewers only via a video clip, usually presented by a bright-eyed ingenue -- tend to get short shrift. So let's take a moment to applaud veteran visual effects supervisor Bill Taylor, who will be receiving the Academy's John A. Bonner Medal of Commendation. A member of the Academy's Board of Governor, Taylor's career (and AMPAS membership) spans over 40 years, taking in such such films as the original "The Thing," "Glory," "Cape Fear," "The Fast and the Furious" and, most recently, "Lawless." It's his second special award from the Academy: his first, in 1981, was in recognition of his innovations in the area of aerial image optical printing. [AMPAS]

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