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The biggest shocks and snubs of the Golden Globes' TV nominations

As happy as we are for all of the 72nd Golden Globe Awards nominees, the “of course” nods are never as exciting as noting who got shut out or who got a nod out of the blue. These are just some of the TV nominees—and surprising missing names—that have us scratching our heads today.

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'Mystic Pizza' cast reunion: Julia Roberts was like 'a bomb waiting to go off' -- VIDEO

“I have a feeling that Mystic Pizza may someday become known for the movie stars it showcased back before they became stars,” Roger Ebert wrote upon the film’s release in 1988. He wasn’t kidding: Though this smart coming-of-age comedy has plenty of merits, it’s best known today for introducing the world to a feisty Georgia native with a megawatt smile named Julia Roberts.

“Miss Roberts here — you just knew when she met Julia she was gonna be a huge star,” the Oscar winner’s Pizza costar Vincent D’Onofrio told EW’s Jess Cagle when the movie’s cast reunited for the magazine’s annual Reunions Issue. (Roberts’ response? A skeptical look and a gentle “Shut up!”) “There was no doubt in our minds, any of us,” he continued. “She was like a bomb waiting to go off. A big bomb!”

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Jim Parsons, Taylor Kitsch join Ryan Murphy's 'Normal Heart'

Ryan Murphy’s upcoming adaptation of the play The Normal Heart for HBO just got more star-studded.

The Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons and John Carter alum Taylor Kitsch have joined Julia Roberts, Mark Ruffalo and Matt Bomer in the television movie, EW has confirmed. Parsons will portray gay activist Tommy Boatwright, reprising his role from the 2011 Broadway revival; Kitsch will play Bruce Niles, a closeted investment banker who becomes a prominent AIDS activist, according to Deadline, who originally reported the news.

The television movie, based on Larry Kramer’s Tony-winning play that Kramer himself will adapt for the small screen, follows the onset of the AIDS crisis in New York City in the early 1980s. Roberts will play “Dr. Emma Brookner, the doctor who treats several of the earliest victims, while Ruffalo will portray Ned Weeks, a man who witnesses first-hand the mysterious disease that claims the lives of many. Matt Bomer (White Collar) will play a reporter who becomes Ned’s lover.” READ FULL STORY

Julia Roberts developing workplace comedy for ABC

Julia Roberts is getting into the TV game. The Oscar-winner is developing a TV show called Taming of the Shrew, EW confirms. But fans of the Bard, don’t get too excited — this project is not related to the play of the same name by William Shakespeare. The show has thus far been only described as a half-hour workplace comedy that “follows a horrible boss and the employees trying to reign her in.” Deadline first reported the news.

The project is also not to be mistaken with another workplace comedy Roberts began developing last year, a feature called Second Act.

ABC bought Taming of the Shrew, which Roberts is developing with longtime collaborator Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, who first started working with Roberts as her agent 23 years ago. The duo previously produced together An American Girl Adventure and Abigail Breslin-starring Kit Kittredge: An American Girl. Roberts will produce Taming of the Shrew but has no plans to act in it. ABC will later determine whether to move forward to shoot a pilot for the show.

Read more:
Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep to star in ‘August: Osage County’ together
Exclusive: Julia Roberts’ Oscar plea for Javier Bardem
Julia Roberts to star in and produce workplace comedy ‘Second Act’

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