The Hollywood Reporter’s best of the week

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The Hollywood Reporter’s list of its 10 best stories of the week:

BATH SALTS MYSTERY: EX-UNIVERSAL CO-CHAIR BREAKS SILENCE ON LAPD BEATDOWN

Brian Mulligan was a straight-laced finance exec who cut deals with Hollywood power players; now he’s planning to sue the police and plotting a comeback.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/bath-salts-mystery-universal-pictures-404463

THR COMPOSER ROUNDTABLE: 6 MOVIE MAESTROS ON SEVERED HEADS, STUBBORN DIRECTORS AND FEELING ‘LIKE FRANKENSTEIN’

The scorers of “Life of Pi,” ”Zero Dark Thirty” and “Silver Linings Playbook” convene for a candid glimpse inside the creative process of bringing movies to life through music.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/zero-dark-thirty-life-pi-404029

ANALYSIS: OSCAR’S E-VOTING PROBLEMS WORSE THAN FEARED

THR spoke with numerous Academy members, many of whom had problems voting electronically — which could depress participation in this year’s race.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/race/oscars-e-voting-problems-worse-406417

TV’S WINNERS AND LOSERS OF 2012

“The Voice” sings on, cable trounces broadcast, and CNN has one way to go — up.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/tvs-winners-losers-2012-404484

CHRISTOPHER NOLAN ON ‘EXTREME PLACES’ IN THE MAKING OF ‘THE DARK KNIGHT RISES’

Deciphering Bane, turning Anne Hathaway sultry and more as Warner Bros. wraps up its $2.45 billion franchise.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/making-dark-knight-rises-christopher-406444

CHRISTOPHER NOLAN: SUPERMAN IS MORE CHALLENGING THAN BATMAN

The “Dark Knight” mastermind is producing “Man of Steel” but says the series is in good hands with director Zack Snyder: “I’m just amazed by what he is doing.”

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/christopher-nolan-superman-is-more-406448

INSIDE QVC: THE SEMI-SCRIPTED REALITY OF THE $8 BILLION BUSINESS NEXT DOOR

Parts talk show, reality TV and mega-money enterprise, the shopping network has an obsessive fan base, major celebrity pull and a round-the-clock pace.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/inside-qvc-semi-scripted-reality-403983

TIM GOODMAN’S BEST OF 2012: 30 GREAT SHOWS, 15 CRAPPY ONES

Love and hate from THR’s chief television critic. You’re up, 2013!

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/bastard-machine/best-dramas-comedies-worst-shows-406550

‘TWEETS ARE NOT NEWS, PEOPLE!’: ONE ANONYMOUS EXEC’S PLEA TO STOP THE INSANITY (GUEST COLUMN)



From hip-hop feuds to bored media moguls with an inability to self-censor, 2012 was the year that Twitter became a social scourge.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/donald-trump-kesha-kim-kardashian-404198

HOLLYWOOD’S NOTABLE DEATHS OF 2012

Jack Klugman, Charles Durning, Dave Brubeck and other unforgettable Hollywood figures who have died this year.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/gallery/hollywood-deaths-2012-obits-284427

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