Thursday, April 04, 2013 8:36 am
The Hollywood Reporter's best stories of the week
By The Hollywood Reporter
DISH NETWORK'S CHARLIE ERGEN IS THE MOST HATED MAN IN HOLLYWOOD
His company has been labeled the "worst place to work in America," he's being sued by all four networks and his ad-skipping Hopper could decimate TV industry economics as THR examines the troubling potential outcome of the entertainment business's ugliest fight.
HOW NBCU'S STEVE BURKE CLEANED UP A MESSY `TONIGHT SHOW' TRANSITION (ANALYSIS)
"Bob shouldn't have done it," a top NBCUniversal executive says of an angry email from NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt to Jay Leno. Now NBC has secured Jimmy Fallon while gambling that Leno won't go to Fox.
JAY LENO PASSES THE TORCH TO JIMMY FALLON, OR LIGHTS A FIRE WITH IT
Pardon our skepticism, but we've seen this movie before -- and it was more disaster epic than a rom-com with a happy ending.
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER UNVEILS 2013 REALITY HEAT LIST
From The Voice to Duck Dynasty, THR ranks 25 unscripted series, dealmakers, and characters driving real money, ratings and the pop culture conversation.
RYAN LOCHTE: I WANT TO BE THE NEXT KIM KARDASHIAN
Inside the swimmer's plan to go from Olympic champion to reality TV star: "When I walk down the street, people recognize me, and that never happened before," he tells THR. "Now's my chance."
`BUCKWILD'S' SHAIN GANDEE DEATH: THE FINANCIAL IMPACT FOR MTV
Shortly after the cast signed new deals -- for 400 percent salary increases -- the loss of the breakout star after the reality show's first season leaves the struggling network scrambling.
`JACK THE GIANT SLAYER' COULD LOSE UP TO $140 MILLION FOR WARNERBROS., LEGENDARY
Bryan Singer's flop is on track to land between Universal's "Battleship" and Disney's "John Carter" in terms of damage
FREMANTLEMEDIA'S THOM BEERS ON IDOL JUDGE PAYROLL, SALARY-NEGOTIATION STRATEGY AND VIAGRA (Q&A)
The company's North American CEO tells THR why star demands have likely sank "Storage Wars": "Everybody's got their hands out. It's not sustainable, and it may very well disappear."
VFX HOUSES IN TURMOIL: HOW BAD CAN IT GET?
More closures, layoffs and a fire sale of Rhythm & Hues: One exec tells THR "You can't just keep tons of people."
JERRY SPRINGER TO HOST `TABLOID' SHOW ON INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY (EXCLUSIVE)
The 10-episode entry will bow in the first quarter of 2014, and explore the back stories behind today's sensational headlines.