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In Five: “Argo,” “Les Mis” Win Big at Golden Globes, “Zero Dark Thirty” Opens Wide, and More Culture News

1. “Argo” and “Les Miserables” both won big last night at the Golden Globes, with each picking up multiple awards. Ben Affleck won for Best Director, and his film also took home the Best Drama award. Anne Hathaway received the Best Supporting Actress award, Hugh Jackman picked up the Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy, and their film won the Best Musical or Comedy award. Other winners included Daniel Day-LewisChristoph WaltzJessica Chastin, and Quentin Tarantino. [Vulture] (more…)

Stephen King’s “Under the Dome” Heads to the Small Screen

By Bryan Hood | You know what we were thinking the other day? “Golly, there hasn’t been a Stephen King adaptation in at least a year.” Well, fortunately for us, 2013 will put an emphatic end to this nonexistent trend.  Not only is Kimberly Pierce’s “Carrie” remake (yeah, no one was clamoring for it, but we are Chloë Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore fans) hitting theaters in March, but Vulture reports that a television series based on King’s 2009 novel, “Under the Dome” will air on CBS next summer. The story revolves around a small New England town which is cut off from the rest of American society after it’s trapped under a giant glass dome! Few King fans would consider “Under the Dome” one his better works, but the crew assembled is promising: the project is being produced by Stephen Spielberg’s Amblin Television, written by “Lost” (and comic series “Y: the Last Man”) writer Brian K. Vaughn, and directed by Niels Arden Oplev, who helmed the Swedish adaptation of “Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.” The show was originally planned for Showtime, but after being deemed not Showtime-y enough it was handed off to the premium cable network’s older and more bland sibling. Also, in case you were wondering, this is at least the 18th billion big/small screen adaptation of King’s writing.


In Five: Paul McCartney’s Opening Ceremony Pay, Destroyer Performs “Libby’s First Sunrise,” and More Culture News

1. Paul McCartney was paid £1 (or $1.57) to play Friday night’s Olympic Opening Ceremony. His take home was the same as all the other performers at the event, including “breakout Grime artist” Dizzee Rascal. [Pop Candy/EW]