The Hollywood Reporter's best of the week
- Article by: The Hollywood Reporter
- Associated Press
- December 6, 2012 - 9:06 AM
The Hollywood Reporter's list of its 10 best stories of the week:
INSIDE THE FIGHT TO BRING `LES MIS' TO THE SCREEN
Nate Silver-style analytics made the case for the musical starring Anne Hathaway, Russell Crowe and Hugh Jackman.
THR'S WOMEN IN ENTERTAINMENT 2012: POWER 100
The Hollywood Reporter's 21st annual ranking celebrates the 100 most powerful female leaders in the entertainment industry.
`LINCOLN' CUSSING: WHAT THE F(at)(asterisk)&! IS UP WITH THIS S(hash)(at)?!
Biographer Doris Kearns Goodwin reviewed the script and tells THR she "never had a problem with the language," but another historian who consulted on the movie says it's "completely unlikely" for the 16th president.
GAVIN POLONE ON `FAILURE' JEFF ZUCKER: SADLY, HE'LL SUCCEED AT CNN
The producer and Conan O'Brien manager says the former broadcast entertainment chief's toughness -- and the laws of statistics -- suggest a win.
HOLIDAY OSCAR PARTIES SHIFT INTO OVERDRIVE WITH EARLY VOTING DEADLINES
Early voting and a heated race are making for endless gatherings; "it's exhausting," gripes one voter.
FOX ORDERS `BABES ON A BUS' DATING REALITY SHOW PILOT
The Endemol concept, which originated in Norway, centers on 10 single women who travel on a bus from small town to small town looking for love.
`NASHVILLE' SONGS LIGHT UP ITUNES CHARTS
Hayden Panettiere's "Telescope" is No. 38 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart.
So far the show has earned $1 million from the songs -- and since all of them are original, it's a potential windfall for the songwriters and Lionsgate.
PBS' PAULA KERGER ON FRED WILLARD'S ARREST, BIG BIRD AND THE ELMO SEX SCANDAL
After a year of surprising controversy, the executive tells THR about her approach to dealing with challenges: "You need to give everybody the chance to be heard, and then when you need to move, you need to move."
INSIDE THE SPOOKY `AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ASYLUM' SET
Ryan Murphy's macabre direction helped two Emmy winners craft a Victorian-inspired nightmare.
RIHANNA TEAMS WITH STYLE FOR FASHION COMPETITION SERIES
The 10-episode "Styled to Rock" will premiere next year.
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