- Associated Press - Thursday, March 7, 2013

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

JEFF BERG SPEAKS: PLANS FOR NEW AGENCY, WHAT REALLY HAPPENED AT ICM

The superagent’s “Iceberg” nickname suddenly seems outdated — with $200 million in funds, a palpable exuberance and a new agency, Resolution, whose moves have rivals riveted.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/jeff-berg-new-agency-icm-426189?AP

KATIE COURIC TO STAFF: BIG GETS, NO PSYCHICS

Disney-ABC hires a new senior producer to help steer the daytimetalk show, which has seen ratings boosts after newsy segments like the Manti Te’o and Sue Paterno interviews.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/katie-couric-tv-show-staff-426184?AP

INSIDE ADAM LEVINE’S $35 MILLION-PLUS A YEAR EMPIRE

From fading rock star to network savior, the Maroon 5 frontman shares the secrets of his multiplatform success: “I don’t lie, and that’s unusual in a world of f–ing liars.”

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/adam-levine-the-voice-maroon-5-426002?AP

TV’S MIDSEASON RATINGS CATASTROPHE

With record-low debuts across the broadcast networks — unless you’ve got Kevin Bacon in “The Following” — execs are rethinking one of the calendar’s biggest launch pads.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/tvs-midseason-ratings-catastrophe-426073?AP

LIONSGATE TV CHIEF ON `MAD MEN’S’ SEASON 6 SECRETS, `NASHVILLE’S’ ROUGH ROAD

Kevin Beggs talks to THR about the cable player’s push into broadcast, saying no to Matt Weiner and developing “Weeds” creator Jenji Kohan’s new Netflix series.

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