- Deadly N.Y. train derailment leads to Senate call for cameras at tracks
- WWII vet, 90, en route to Pearl Harbor event booted from flight
- SWAT team at Phoenix hospital as armed man clears emergency room
- Kim Jong-un’s uncle dragged from political meeting, booted from party
- Big storm dumps snow on East Coast, travel dicey
- Thai prime minister dissolves Parliament, calls elections
- Hagel to meet with Pakistan’s prime minister
- Kiev: Riot police deployed near protest sites
- Elton John blasts Russia’s anti-gay laws during Moscow concert
- U.N.: Afghanistan slow to enforce law protecting women
The Hollywood Reporter’s best of the week
The Hollywood Reporter’s list of its 10 best stories of the week:
WHY `THE WALKING DEAD’ KILLED OFF ITS LATEST SHOWRUNNER
GERARD DEPARDIEU’S BIZARRE PATH TO RUSSIAN CITIZENSHIP
From the first tax fight to Vladimir Putin’s open arms, how the French actor gave up Gaul for good.
HOW HARVEY WEINSTEIN STANDS TO MAKE MILLIONS FROM `THE HOBBIT’
THR breaks down the contracts as two studios, Peter Jackson and others reap millions from Middle Earth.
HOW `ZERO DARK THIRTY’S’ TORTURE COULD HELP ITS OSCAR CHANCES
Kathryn Bigelow’s film — the subject of a Senate investigation — could see a rise in ticket sales and Academy awareness.
STEVEN SPIELBERG’S `ROBOPOCALYPSE’ POSTPONED INDEFINITELY (EXCLUSIVE)
The DreamWorks film, with distribution from Fox and Disney, was set to hit theaters in 2014.
SCIENTOLOGY’S SEDUCTION OF TOM CRUISE, ROLE IN NICOLE KIDMAN SPLIT DETAILED
THR’s exclusive excerpt from Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Lawrence Wright’s new book reveals how the church came between Cruise and Kidman, leader David Miscavige’s intense courtship of the star, Bill Clinton’s advice to the actor on how to lobby Tony Blair and how Cruise once told Miscavige, “If f–ing Arnold can be governor, I could be president.”
SCIENTOLOGY BOOK EXCERPT: `THE CHURCH HAD JOHN TRAVOLTA TRAPPED’
Threats, a baby taken away, punishment: Extraordinary details of the tortured relationship between the actor and his handler, Spanky Taylor, as told by Pulitzer Prize-winning New Yorker writer Lawrence Wright in his revelatory new history of the controversial religion, excerpted exclusively in THR.
THE RISE OF LENA DUNHAM: FROM THE NYC ART SCENE TO HOLLYWOOD LIGHTNING ROD
The “Girls” creator enthralled Judd Apatow and the late Nora Ephron despite attacks on her age, her politics and all those nude scenes.
FROM EMMA STONE TO JENNIFER HUDSON, 12 REALITY STARS-TURNED-ACTORS
The “Gangster Squad” star and the “Smash” singer-actress are just two of the many stars who have used the unscripted genre as a catapult to launching a successful acting career.
By Brahma Chellaney
Beijing's creeping aggression signals a challenge to U.S. presence in the Asian Pacific
- CURL: Obama tells a whopper on IRS scandal
- Lawmakers see 'false narrative' of Obama as a terrorist fighter
- EDITORIAL: Health care hardball
- 'Dude, I'm dreading that I will have to go': Czech prime minister on Mandela funeral
- South Carolina sheriff refuses to lower American flag for Nelson Mandela
- Obamas call to close Vatican embassy is 'slap in the face' to Roman Catholics
- FENNO: Mike Shanahan's empty words no salve to free-falling Redskins
- POWELL: The Fed's scandalous monetary policy
- As the unemployed wait, lawmakers debate about extended benefits
- Sen. Rand Paul: Supreme Court needs to re-examine Fourth Amendment
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