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Favorite fashions on the People’s Choice Awards red carpet Wednesday night include Stana Katic, Portia de Rossi, Ellen Pompeo, Allison Janney, and Sarah Hyland. Jumpsuits are one of the biggest trends these days, and they were modeled by both De Rossi and Pompeo. Katic might have been the surprise of the evening with her Carolina Herrera gown. Co-host Anna Faris is jeered for her funky Juan Calos arrival outfit but cheered for her sequin gown on the actual show. Others panned include Jillian Rose Reed and Katrina Smirnoff. E! Online

Winners at Wednesday’s People Choice Awards are unveiled live on CBS. Film champs include “Maleficent” (movie), Robert Downey, Jr. (actor), Jennifer Lawrence (actress and action actress), “Divergent” (action movie), Chris Evans (action actor), “22 Jump Street” (comedy movie), Adam Sandler (comedy actor), and Melissa McCarthy (comedy actress). TV winners are “The Big Bang Theory” (show, comedy), Chris Colfer (comedy actor), Kaley Cuoco (comedy actress), “Grey’s Anatomy” (drama), Patrick Dempsey (drama actor), Ellen Pompeo (drama actress), and Betty White (TV icon). Entertainment Weekly

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The 2015 PaleyFest is already lining up the casts that will appear for Q&A sessions. The first few shows announced are “Scandal,” “The Good Wife,” “Arrow,” and “The Flash.” Each evening in March will feature a premiere screening and the casts appearing on stage at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. The complete lineup will be unveiled on January 20. TV Line

Netflix’s Ted Sarandos says 2013 “was a toe in the water” towards creative content, 2014 “was a development year,” but 2015 “brings us about halfway to our hopes” of what can be. The upcoming year for the online provider includes new seasons of “House of Cards,” “The Fall,” and “Orange is the New Black.” New shows are “Bloodline” (from the “Damages” creators), “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (from Tina Fey), “Marvel’s Daredevil,” “Sense8” (from the Wachowskis), “Narcos” (about cocaine cartels), and an Adam Sandler movie. USA Today

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John Travolta will return to his TV roots by joining the cast of Ryan Murphy‘s new project “American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson.” He will play defense attorney Robert Shapirio on the 10-part miniseries for FX. Other cast members include Cuba Gooding, Jr., David Schwimmer, and Sarah Paulson. TV Guide

Matt Bomer will play legendary actor Montgomery Clift in an upcoming project for HBO Films. In his prime, Clift rivaled Marlon Brando and James Dean as one of Hollywood’s top stars with films including “A Place in the Sun,” “From Here to Eternity,” and “Judgment at Nuremberg.” He struggled with alcohol and drug addictions plus his sexual orientation. The “Love Is Strange” duo of Ira Sachs and Mauricio Zacharias will rewrite the script, and Larry Moss will direct. Deadline

Emmy Rossum and Michael Pena will co-host Film Independent’s nominee brunch for this year’s Spirit Awards nominees. The event will take place on February 21 in West Hollywood. In addition to recognizing the nominees, filmmaker grant awards will also be announced. The Spirit Awards will air live later that same day on IFC from Santa Monica. Film Independent

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