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The Hollywood Reporter's best of the week


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

STEVE HARVEY: HOLLYWOOD IS MORE RACIST THAN AMERICA

The black talk show host, who has outlasted Jeff Probst and Ricki Lake, is gaining fast on Katie Couric and has managed to achieve the multicultural golden mean in audience. Could he be the next Oprah?

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/is-steve-harvey-next-oprah-427424?AP

NBCU DEBATES TIMING OF JIMMY FALLON'S 'TONIGHT SHOW' DEBUT

Sources say some network execs want to launch with Olympics in February; exec producer Lorne Michaels might want more time.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/nbcu-debates-timing-jimmy-fallons-430079?AP

JUDGE BANS AIRING OF LIFETIME TV'S CHRIS PORCO MOVIE

In an emergency appeal, the cable network blasts a judge for an "unprecedented" injunction that it says will cost millions of dollars, harm its brand and represent a disaster to free speech.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/lifetimes-chris-porco-movie-banned-429988?AP

SUPREME COURT RULES AGAINST ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY IN LANDMARK COPYRIGHT CASE

Justice Stephen Breyer delivers majority opinion holding that the "first sale" doctrine applies to works bought overseas and resold in the United States.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/supreme-court-rules-entertainment-industry-429695?AP

SEASON FINALE SCHEDULER: YOUR GUIDE TO WHAT ENDS WHEN

Keep track of what ends when — and how — as multiple series have set special sendoffs. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/2013-season-finale-schedule-429839?AP

'GIRLS': ANOTHER TRIUMPH IN SEASON 2 (ANALYSIS)

Lena Dunham and her series overcome outside influences to complete a great season, writes THR's Tim Goodman.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/bastard-machine/lena-dunham-girls-triumph-season-429325?AP

FOX DEVELOPING 'SHOGUN,' O.J. SIMPSON LONGFORM DRAMAS

Michael De Luca and Nigel Williams will tackle "Shogun," while Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson will adapt Jeffrey Toobin's book "The People v. O.J. Simpson."

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/fox-developing-shogun-oj-simpson-430050?AP

KIEFER SUTHERLAND TO PLAY VILLAIN IN DISASTER MOVIE 'POMPEII'

Paul W.S. Anderson is directing the disaster movie, which stars "Game of Thrones" actor Kit Harington. www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/kiefer-sutherland-play-villain-disaster-430051?AP

CHRISTINA APPLEGATE IN TALKS TO STAR IN NEW LINE'S VACATION

Ed Helms is starring in the sequel-slash-reboot of the classic film comedy being directed by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/christina-applegate-talks-star-new-430036?AP

'HOMELAND' WRITER-PRODUCER HENRY BROMELL DIES OF HEART ATTACK

The Emmy-winning TV veteran's credits also include "Northern Exposure," ''Homicide: Life on the Street," ''Chicago Hope," ''Rubicon" and "Brotherhood."

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/homeland-writer-producer-henry-bromell-429701?AP

DESPITE CANCELLATION, 'ENLIGHTENED' WAS A WIN FOR HBO AND VIEWERS (ANALYSIS)

Mike White's noble effort was TV as art, and the bold experimentation at the network should be applauded. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/bastard-machine/cancellation-enlightened-was-a-win-429943?AP


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