The Hollywood Reporter’s list of its 10 best stories of the week:
INSIDE THE FIGHT TO BRING `LES MIS’ TO THE SCREEN
Nate Silver-style analytics made the case for the musical starring Anne Hathaway, Russell Crowe and Hugh Jackman.
THR’S WOMEN IN ENTERTAINMENT 2012: POWER 100
The Hollywood Reporter’s 21st annual ranking celebrates the 100 most powerful female leaders in the entertainment industry.
`LINCOLN’ CUSSING: WHAT THE F(at)(asterisk)&! IS UP WITH THIS S(hash)(at)?!
Biographer Doris Kearns Goodwin reviewed the script and tells THR she “never had a problem with the language,” but another historian who consulted on the movie says it’s “completely unlikely” for the 16th president.
GAVIN POLONE ON `FAILURE’ JEFF ZUCKER: SADLY, HE’LL SUCCEED AT CNN
The producer and Conan O’Brien manager says the former broadcast entertainment chief’s toughness — and the laws of statistics — suggest a win.
HOLIDAY OSCAR PARTIES SHIFT INTO OVERDRIVE WITH EARLY VOTING DEADLINES
Early voting and a heated race are making for endless gatherings; “it’s exhausting,” gripes one voter.