The Hollywood Reporter's best stories of the week
- Article by: The Hollywood Reporter
- Associated Press
- April 11, 2013 - 9:06 AM
The Hollywood Reporter's list of its 10 best stories of the week:
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER NAMES 2013'S MOST POWERFUL PEOPLE IN MEDIA
From Bill O'Reilly to Robin Roberts, Roger Ailes to Jeff Zucker, THR released its third annual list of New York's men and women who control the megawatt megaphone for Hollywood and beyond.
ALEC BALDWIN'S `LAST INTERVIEW': I WAS BORN TO SPIT ON RUPERT MURDOCH
Claiming he's done with interviews, the Broadway star brushes off Shia LaBeouf's shenanigans, says he was "born to ... spit" on Murdoch's empire and the New York Post and reveals he'll never host the Oscars again ("thankless job").
WHY `THE LONE RANGER'S' JOHNNY DEPP JOINED THE COMANCHE NATION
Disney's quiet, months-long campaign to head off Native American controversy also included a location blessing from a Navajo elder.
THE SECRET WORLD BEHIND `60 MINUTES'
In a rare behind-the-scenes visit with TV's most revered news program, the inner workings of CBS' crown jewel are revealed. Says executive producer Jeff Fager: "We piss off some really important Hollywood types on a regular basis."
UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP WEST COAST OFFICE ALLEGED TO BE DRUG HOTSPOT
An anonymous security guard files a labor lawsuit and, seeking whistleblower protection, dishes dirt about rampant drug use by musicians and executives.
JANE FONDA TO CRITICS OF HER NANCY REAGAN ROLE `GET A LIFE'
"Stop Hanoi Jane," says a Facebook page as conservatives seek to discredit and boycott Lee Daniels' upcoming "The Butler," but the actress remains unfazed: "It will cause more people to see the movie."
`BUCKWILD' PRODUCER RIPS MTV: `THIS WILL GET UGLY'
In the wake of the show's cancellation after star Shain Gandee's death, producer/manager J.P. Williams tells THR he plans to continue the show and wants to produce a "Buckwild" film as well.
MTV ON `BUCKWILD' CANCELLATION: `THIS WAS NOT AN EASY DECISION'
The network officially confirms it will pull the plug on the reality show in the wake of Shain Gandee's death.
SYFY PREPPING SPACE DRAMAS FROM JASON BLUM, GALE ANNE HURD
The cable network is also developing scripted projects from the producers of "Lost," "Alphas" and "Smallville."
DISNEY EMPLOYEES BEGIN RECEIVING PINK SLIPS
About 150 staffers at the conglomerate's filmed entertainment segment are being laid off.
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