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In anticipation of Sunday’s premiere of The Kennedys on Reelz, EW talked to True Grit’s Barry Pepper — who plays Bobby Kennedy in the eight-part miniseries that’ll air on the basic cable net that reaches 60 million homes. The project from Joel Surnow (24) and director Jon Cassar also stars Greg Kinnear as John F.  Barry Pepper on ‘The Kennedys’ producer Joel Surnow: ‘Being conservative has become a bad word in Hollywood’

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With over 35 years experience in the movie business and a number of years managing legendary artists like Frank Sinatra and Elvis, Jerry Weintraub shows no signs of slowing down at 73.

A few years back, Jerry Weintraub’s autobiography, “When I Stop Talking, You’ll Know I’m Dead,” was published, and that too was a huge success and HBO follows that up with a new documentary called “His Way,” directed by… Continue reading Exclusive Interview with Producer Jerry Weintraub

Japan’s nuclear power plant crisis is no laughing matter in Springfield: Networks in several European countries are reportedly reviewing episodes of The Simpsons for any “unsuitable” references to nuclear disaster. An Austrian network has apparently pulled two eps, 1992’s “Marge Gets a Job” and 2005’s “On a Clear Day I Can’t See My Sister,” which include  ‘Simpsons’ exec producer Al Jean: ‘I completely understand’ if reruns with nuclear jokes are pulled

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Thom Beers, exec producer of Deadliest Catch, Ice Road Truckers, and Ax Men, is known for being the king of the dangerous job genre of reality TV. Without that reputation for delivering quality, guilt-free Testosterone TV (something he’ll speak about at next month’s NAB Show in Las Vegas), his latest docu-series, Spike Coal‘s, premiering March  ‘Deadliest Catch’ producer talks upcoming season and new show ‘Coal’

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In preparation for the world debut of The Kennedys on ReelzChannel April 3, EW talked exclusively to Joel Surnow (24), the executive producer of the miniseries that was dropped by The History Channel in January. Before production on the 8-parter even began, a movement spearheaded by a Hollywood documentarian began to stop the miniseries. When you first began developing the miniseries,  ‘The Kennedys’ producer on losing History Channel: ‘It felt like discrimination’ — EXCLUSIVE

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