- Associated Press - Thursday, January 3, 2013

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

BOX OFFICE 2012: 5 HARD LESSONS

Despite a record-breaking take of $10.8 billion, Hollywood executives have lots of reasons to worry _ from the fading power of stars to the end-of-year movie glut.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/hobbit-django-unchained-les-miserables-407351

`ONCE UPON A TIME’ BOSSES TEASE MIDSEASON RETURN

“Death’s a big deal,” executive producer Edward Kitsis said of the fairy-tale drama’s midseason return.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/once-a-time-season-2-407566

AL GORE’S CURRENT TV SOLD TO AL JAZEERA

Time Warner Cable drops the low-rated network amid sale to the Qatar-based news organization.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/al-gores-current-tv-sold-407573

BLACKS TURN OUT IN FORCE FOR QUENTIN TARANTINO’S `DJANGO UNCHAINED’

Debate over multiple uses of the N-word in the film doesn’t appear to be dampening moviegoers’ interest.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/quentin-tarantinos-django-unchained-blacks-407582

FROM ST. BARTS TO SAFARIS, HOW HOLLYWOOD SPENT ITS HOLIDAY VACATION

Where Haim Saban, Leslie Moonves, Dana Walden, Simon Cowell and other industry elites stayed and played during the December respite.

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