- Associated Press - Thursday, January 24, 2013

The Hollywood Reporter’s list of its 10 best stories of the week:

SUNDANCE 2013: WHAT’S BEHIND THE 7-FIGURE SPENDING

$9.75 million for “The Way, Way Back,” $4 million for Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s “Don Jon’s Addiction,” documentary prices are soaring — why this year’s deals are breaking records.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/sundance-2013-don-jons-addiction-414675?AP

WHY THE MEDIA IS NO LONGER AFRAID OF SCIENTOLOGY (ANALYSIS)

THR’s Kim Masters, in the wake of Lawrence Wright’s best-selling exposé “Going Clear,” writes of her own experiences covering the Church and how the Internet and Tom Cruise have helped thaw a chill on investigative reporting.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/tom-cruise-scientology-why-media-414256?AP

HOLLYWOOD CASHES IN ON THE LANCE ARMSTRONG DRAMA

Movies, TV deals and books will test the post-Oprah-confession market.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/hollywood-cashes-lance-armstrong-drama-414504?AP

WHO’S PUTTING ACADEMY SCREENERS ONLINE?

Studios and indie distributors weigh investigating one guild member who’s under suspicion.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/oscars-2013-whos-putting-academy-414505?AP

SXSW REJECTED LINDSAY LOHAN’S `CANYONS’ OVER `QUALITY ISSUES’

A festival insider tells THR the Paul Schrader-directed thriller has “an ugliness and a deadness to it.”

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