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The Hollywood Reporter's best stories of the week

Thursday - 6/20/2013, 5:20am  ET

The Hollywood Reporter

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

OSCARS: CANDIDATES FOR FILM ACADEMY PRESIDENT LINE UP

It could be Rob Friedman vs. Cheryl Boone Isaacs as Hawk Koch is termed-out and the Academy nears a key election that could provide a stark leadership choice.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/oscars-candidates-film-academy-president-570703?AP

'AMERICAN IDOL' VS. 'THE VOICE': BATTLE OF THE FINALES

Frankie Vail, J. Lo and Aretha Franklin vs. Bruno Mars, Christina Aguilera and Cher: THR breaks down the big gets -- and who won.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/idol-worship/american-idol-voice-battle-finales-570875?AP

HOLLYWOOD FIGHTS L.A. BIKE LANE: 'IT JUST RUINS THE SHOOT'

Industry heavyweights from the MPAA to SAG-AFTRA to IATSE petition city council to change the color on the often-filmed Historic Core neighborhood downtown.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/hollywood-fights-la-bike-lane-570520?AP

RUPERT MURDOCH DIVORCE: WHAT WENDI MIGHT DO NEXT

Sources tell THR the "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan" producer was instrumental in DreamWorks Animation's new China deal, a possible sign of dealmaking to come.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/rupert-murdoch-divorce-what-wendi-570193?AP

GAVIN POLONE ON WME'S CAA PRANK: 'STOP JERKING OFF' (GUEST COLUMN)

The former shark-turned-producer writes a scathing column on the agency madness around the CAAN'T prank: "Focus on the core business and get me and my friends (expletive) jobs."

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/gavin-polone-wmes-caa-prank-570179?AP

THR'S COMEDY ACTRESS ROUNDTABLE: AUDITIONS FOR 'HOMELY' PARTS, 'GIRLS' PAPARAZZI PROBLEM

Kristen Bell, Mayim Bialik, Zosia Mamet, Kaitlin Olson, Jessica Walter and Betty White on their strangest auditions, biggest on-screen crushes and (still!) battling stage fright: Says White, "Flirting with your leading man works."

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/big-bang-theory-arrested-development-569916?AP

'MAN OF STEEL': HOW JON PETERS COULD EARN $15 MILLION -- FOR DOING NOTHING

The studio mogul-turned-producer, blocked from working on the set, nonetheless scored a Kryptonite-proof check thanks to Hollywood's early-adopter system.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/man-steel-how-jon-peters-570675?AP

AARON SORKIN REVEALS DEPTH OF 'NEWSROOM' ANGST, SEASON 2 REBOOT, A-LIST CONSULTANTS

Admired and attacked in Season 1 , the HBO drama reboots with A-list advisers as its creator opens up about his process (up to 6 showers in one day), how he broke his nose, and dealing with hate-watchers: "You're playing a dangerous game if you write to try to change people's minds."

http://wwwt.hollywoodreporter.com/news/aaron-sorkin-hbo-drama-newsroom-570176?AP

'NEWSROOM'S' SEASON 2 CONSULTANTS: MSNBC'S CHRIS MATTHEWS, CNN'S ASHLEIGH BANFIELD, NEW REPUBLIC EDITOR

The show assembled the editors responsible for the Tailwind controversy for its modern-day re-telling, part of a crew of A-list insiders -- from cable news anchors to magazine editors to political strategists.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/aaron-sorkin-hbo-newsroom-consultants-570177?AP

LOST HOLLYWOOD: RARE PICTURES OF JANE FONDA, MARILYN MONROE SET FOR AUCTION (PHOTOS)

Some 75,000 images from famed photographer Milton Greene, a favorite of stars Barbra Streisand, Sophia Loren and Faye Dunaway, go on the block in mid-July.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/jane-fonda-marilyn-monroe-rare-570183?AP


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