The Hollywood Reporter’s best of the week
The Hollywood Reporter’s list of its 10 best stories of the week:
OSCAR PRODUCERS PLAN BIG MUSICAL ENDING
Producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan will pair host Seth MacFarlane with Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth; says Zadan, “We want to have an actual ending.”
‘ENDER’S GAME’ AUTHOR’S ANTI-GAY VIEWS POSE RISKS FOR FILM
Outcry over DC Comics’ hire of Orson Scott Card to pen a Superman story could mean trouble for the $110 million sci-fi film set for November.
BEATLES GRANT RARE MUSIC LICENSE TO SXSW DOCUMENTARY
‘Good Ol’ Freda’ tells the story of the band’s beloved secretary.
THR’S OSCAR ICONS PORTFOLIO: EVA MARIE SAINT, STEVEN SPIELBERG, MICHAEL MOORE
Contenders past and present -- Spielberg with Benh Zeitlin, Marlee Matlin with Quvenzhane Wallis -- swap tales about their biggest awards night fears (giving birth onstage!) and how winning changed their lives.
‘I WAS ROB LOWE’S SNOW WHITE’: THE UNTOLD STORY OF OSCAR’S NIGHTMARE OPENING
Actress Eileen Bowman breaks her silence on the surreal tale of how she became part of Oscar infamy.
AN OSCAR VOTER’S BRUTALLY HONEST BALLOT
One director shares his choices, calling “Argo” a “whole lot of nothing,” saying “Django Unchained” is “Tarantino masturbating” and passing on “Amour” because “there’s only so much diaper-changing I can tolerate.”
5 REASONS SETH MACFARLANE WILL BE A GREAT OSCAR HOST (ACCORDING TO HIS SISTER)
Rachael MacFarlane says this is the gig her brother was born to do.
OSCARS: WHAT’S NEXT FOR BEST ACTOR AND ACTRESS NOMINEES
Hugh Jackman returns to “X-Men” and Bradley Cooper reunites with David O. Russell.
OSCARS: WHAT’S NEXT FOR NOMINATED DIRECTORS
David O. Russell heads to the 1970s, Ang Lee wants Angelina Jolie in “Cleopatra” -- and Steven Spielberg’s still undecided.
AWARDS SEASON FUN FACT: WINNERS THANK HARVEY WEINSTEIN 5 TIMES MORE THAN GOD
THR tallied 48 acceptance speeches so far to see who’s getting the most praise this Oscar season.