The Hollywood Reporter's best stories of the week
The Hollywood Reporter's list of its 10 best stories of the week:
WHITE HOUSE TO CURB HOLLYWOOD SCREENINGS: `AFTER MANDELA, THAT'S IT'
Obama insiders seeking to avoid Oscar politics (and charges of Harvey Weinstein favoritism), will slow the parade of Academy contenders to Washington.
WHY ALEC BALDWIN'S MSNBC SHOW MAY NOT COME BACK
`Up Late' suffered from anemic ratings and had trouble booking guests even before the network suspended it after the actor and controversy magnet apologized for a reported homophobic slur.
JUSTIN BIEBER REVEALS WILL SMITH COUNSELS HIM WEEKLY IN RARE, RAW INTERVIEW
In his first in-depth sit-down in nine months, the embattled boy wonder tells The Hollywood Reporter that Will Smith counsels him weekly, a concerned Eminem has reached out and the inside details of his empire. Says longtime manager Scooter Braun, "He has to be allowed to make his own decisions -- and mistakes."
JEFF ZUCKER'S CNN SCORECARD: THE CHANGES SO FAR (ANALYSIS)
The former NBCUniversal CEO was named to the top post last November -- documentaries and reality shows are working, but the morning show and prime time aren't.
IS `FIFTY SHADES' A DATE MOVIE? DELAY PROMPTS VALENTINE'S DAY SHOWDOWN
Universal's date switch pits racy sex against Nicholas Sparks movie "The Longest Ride" in 2015.
WHY WARNER BROS. TRADEMARKED `NIGHTWING'
While insiders tell THR that studios like Sony feel aggressive trademarking is a waste, Warners may be the most aggressive operation in Hollywood in marking its legal turf.
`GRAVITY' SPINOFF: WATCH THE OTHER SIDE OF SANDRA BULLOCK'S DISTRESS CALL
Jonas Cuaron's six-and-a-half minute companion short, filmed in Iceland and featuring Bullock's voice, could make Oscar history.
AMAZON STUDIOS MOVING TO SANTA MONICA DIGS
The online retailer's entertainment unit is leaving offices in Sherman Oaks for a space alongside CBS Television Distribution, Sony and Beats Electronics at the Winter Garden campus.
DIRECTOR JOE CARNAHAN CALLS MGM EXEC `SPINELESS, GUTLESS' IN PROFANITY-LACED EMAIL
The filmmaker sent the unhinged missive to Jonathan Glickman after he exited the studio's upcoming remake of "Death Wish," but his rep claims that it was all in good fun.
ROBERT REICH ON AMERICA'S WIDENING INCOME GAP: IT MUST BE TALKED ABOUT FOR 2016 (Q&A)
The subject of the hit doc "Inequality for All," Bill Clinton's former Secretary of Labor, and its director Jake Kornbluth speak with THR about the film, which won a special jury prize at Sundance and has grossed over $1 million.