31 Behind-The-Scenes Entertainment Features From 2014 That Deserve The Spotlight This year, BuzzFeed Entertainment talked to the people behind some of the biggest projects of the year (like Warning: SPOILERS ABOUND! The Hunger Games, American Horror Story, and Serial) and reminisced with others who helped make past favorites (like Friends, Twin Peaks, and Hey Dude). by , , , , , , , , ,
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BuzzFeed News went on an exclusive visit to the American Horror Story: Freak Show set to find out about the celebrated franchise's most controversial season yet, whether or not this is really the end for Jessica Lange, and who will be returning for Season 5.
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Director Francis Lawrence, screenwriter Peter Craig, and producer Nina Jacobson spoke to BuzzFeed News about adapting the final installment of Suzanne Collins' best-selling franchise. MAJOR SPOILERS!
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In Season 3, Oliver Queen's alter ego, Arrow, has faced Ra's al Ghul as the Big Bad. But for fans and The CW, he's already won.
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Underrated satire Now that it's a cult classic, the cast and crew tell BuzzFeed News why the film is more popular than ever before. Drop Dead Gorgeous came and went in theaters 15 years ago, rejected by audiences and critics alike.
Michelle Dockery, Allen Leech, Laura Carmichael, and Joanne Froggatt share details about the new season with BuzzFeed News. Warning: SPOILERS ahead if you haven’t finished Season 4.
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A civil rights fight that was thought to have been eradicated years ago is nevertheless taking place in the entertainment industry. So why is Hollywood still "painting down" stuntpeople?
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With showrunner Jason Katims' raw storytelling and the passion and dedication of young actor Max Burkholder, the NBC drama has depicted a journey never before seen on network television, shedding light on life on the spectrum.
Seriously, it's time you subscribed to true crime podcast Plus, Sarah Koenig on the potential lack of resolution for the curious case of Adnan Syed. Serial, which casts an obsessive lure to its enraptured listeners.
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And with that comes plenty of homoeroticism. Stars Zac Efron and Seth Rogen and the men behind the movie talk about the plethora of penis jokes.
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Gunther and Joey almost kissed, people!
Nicole Perlman was tired of hearing she couldn't write "masculine" movies, and now she's the first female writer credited on a Marvel Studios film.
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The Anthony Anderson-led sitcom pokes fun at cultural, racial, and generational nuances, scoring mainstream success in the process.
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"I think if you did a literal stage adaptation, it would be a really crappy movie," WARNING: Major spoilers for Into the Woods screenwriter James Lapine told BuzzFeed News. Into the Woods, both the musical and the film.
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At age 56, an unknown, wheelchair-bound writer from Virginia published a gothic teen-horror classic and became a phenomenon. Seven years later, she was dead, yet her name and legacy have lived on in nearly 70 subsequent books. For the first time ever, her family and colleagues tell BuzzFeed News the story of V.C. Andrews' unlikely rise to immortality.
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On the set of Avengers: Age of Ultron, Chris Hemsworth and Chris Evans explain what's next for their respective superheroes, and for the actors outside of the Marvel Studios universe.
Kathryn Alexandre has been in every episode of The show's clone double speaks about the behind-the-scenes role of a lifetime. Orphan Black, but you don't know her face.
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The author and screenwriter talks to BuzzFeed News about David Fincher's film, its detractors, and adapting a seemingly unadaptable novel. Warning: Major spoilers for Gone Girl the movie and the novel contained within!
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As Sunday's finale looms, Nic Pizzolatto discusses the first season's arc, crazy fan theories, misogyny, female nudity on the show, and Season 2.
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Originally, "I wasn't interested in telling the story of a white savior," she told BuzzFeed News. Selma focused on President Lyndon B. Johnson, until director Ava DuVernay stepped in.
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DC Entertainment's Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns reveals the strategy behind the company's sudden TV omnipresence, why secrecy isn't always the best policy when it comes to superheroes, and why they're doing things differently than Marvel.
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In a rare interview, Hayao Miyazaki tells BuzzFeed News why his latest movie The Wind Rises is also his last.
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Who was the biggest flirt on the Bar None Ranch? BuzzFeed News asked the cast of Hey Dude to reveal what it was really like on the set of the '90s Nickelodeon hit series.
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Meet Justin Simien, the director of "In a nation that is increasingly more diverse, you're at a handicap the more you refuse to see the world through other people’s points of views," he told BuzzFeed News. Dear White People, the movie everyone's going to be talking about.
If you missed Cast members talk to BuzzFeed News about why the show was ahead of its time. The Wire the first go-round, HBO Signature will marathon all five seasons starting Dec. 26.
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With movies like Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, The Lego Movie, 21 Jump Street, and its self-aware sequel, directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller have charted the most creative and unlikely career path in Hollywood — all because they have each other.
Alfonso Gomez-Rejon has directed more than a dozen episodes of the hit FX anthology series . He dissects his favorite American Horror Story — and this year, he was nominated for his first Emmy Coven moments (and yes, “Surprise, bitch!” is one of them) for BuzzFeed News.
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In 1994, This is the story of how the sea lion lead of a film "based on a true story" became a movie star, a Katrina hurricane refugee, and a Bahamian expatriate. Andre was a mild hit, but the fate of the animal at its center remained decidedly unclear.
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Damn fine news: After 25 years, BuzzFeed News spoke to Frost about the revival and what fans can expect. Twin Peaks is headed to Showtime with a nine-episode limited series.
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Longtime film producer Susan Downey talked with BuzzFeed News about how she's navigated the movie business by avoiding as much drama as possible, and her latest venture, a production company with husband Robert Downey Jr.
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For the Behavioral Analysis Unit, it's all in the details. Some insider information from the show's executive producers, in honor of the 200th episode.
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Producer-screenwriter Simon Kinberg explains why Wolverine was sent back and not Kitty Pryde; how Prof. X came back to life; and what this all means for the future of the X-Men. Warning: MAJOR SPOILERS! TV and Movies
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