The Hollywood Reporter’s list of its 10 best stories of the week:
OSCARS: WHY BEN AFFLECK’S SNUB LEAVES A TWO-MAN RACE FOR BEST DIRECTOR
While everyone else in the race has a strike against them, Steven Spielberg and Ang Lee seem to be drawing the most voter support.
GRAMMY AWARDS CRASHER VITALII SEDIUK REVEALS HOW HE DID IT
“I’m not a crazy guy,” says the man who nearly accepted Adele’s Grammy on her behalf. “I just think differently.”
CALIFORNIA STATE SENATOR WANTS REALITY TV SAFETY PROBE IN WAKE OF HELICOPTER CRASH
Ted W. Lieu tells THR that he plans to push for formal hearings into whether safety standards are adequate during shoots.
HUGH JACKMAN ON HIS SURPRISING HOLLYWOOD BFFS AND MOTHER’S ABANDONMENT
In THR’s cover story, the first-time Oscar nominee defends the “caring and thoughtful” Rupert Murdoch, says Tony Robbins suggested he name the dueling sides of his personality — “Frank was the more confident, and Charles was the other” — and opens up about the emotional scars he suffered as a child.
DAMAGE ASSESSMENT: NBC’S FIRST-TO-FOURTH FREE FALL
A historic flop in “Do No Harm,” chaos on “Up All Night” and a schedule full of holes have insiders (and Brian Williams) grumbling about how to right the ship.