- Associated Press - Thursday, December 27, 2012

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.

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