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The Hollywood Reporter’s best of the week

Updated at: 01/10/2013 3:07 AM
By The Hollywood Reporter

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

THR COVER: TINA FEY AND AMY POEHLER SPILL GOLDEN GLOBE SECRETS

The "Saturday Night Live" BFFs reveal who gave them advice, how they’ll deal with the ghost of Ricky Gervais and when Fey’s daughter will be Miss Golden Globe.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/thr-cover-tina-fey-amy-409965

WHY `THE WALKING DEAD’ KILLED OFF ITS LATEST SHOWRUNNER

Insiders tell THR that "very protective" comic book writer Robert Kirkman was one of many who clashed with now-fired Glen Mazzara.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/walking-dead-why-glen-mazzara-410017

GERARD DEPARDIEU’S BIZARRE PATH TO RUSSIAN CITIZENSHIP

From the first tax fight to Vladimir Putin’s open arms, how the French actor gave up Gaul for good.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/gerard-depardieus-path-russian-citizenship-409695

HOW HARVEY WEINSTEIN STANDS TO MAKE MILLIONS FROM `THE HOBBIT’

THR breaks down the contracts as two studios, Peter Jackson and others reap millions from Middle Earth.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/hobbit-how-harvey-weinstein-stands-410016

HOW `ZERO DARK THIRTY’S’ TORTURE COULD HELP ITS OSCAR CHANCES

Kathryn Bigelow’s film -- the subject of a Senate investigation -- could see a rise in ticket sales and Academy awareness.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/zero-dark-thirty-how-torture-409691

STEVEN SPIELBERG’S `ROBOPOCALYPSE’ POSTPONED INDEFINITELY (EXCLUSIVE)

The DreamWorks film, with distribution from Fox and Disney, was set to hit theaters in 2014.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/steven-spielbergs-robopocalypse-postponed-indefinitely-410519

SCIENTOLOGY’S SEDUCTION OF TOM CRUISE, ROLE IN NICOLE KIDMAN SPLIT DETAILED

THR’s exclusive excerpt from Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Lawrence Wright’s new book reveals how the church came between Cruise and Kidman, leader David Miscavige’s intense courtship of the star, Bill Clinton’s advice to the actor on how to lobby Tony Blair and how Cruise once told Miscavige, "If f---ing Arnold can be governor, I could be president."

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/how-scientology-seduced-tom-cruise-409686

SCIENTOLOGY BOOK EXCERPT: `THE CHURCH HAD JOHN TRAVOLTA TRAPPED’

Threats, a baby taken away, punishment: Extraordinary details of the tortured relationship between the actor and his handler, Spanky Taylor, as told by Pulitzer Prize-winning New Yorker writer Lawrence Wright in his revelatory new history of the controversial religion, excerpted exclusively in THR.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/how-scientology-trapped-john-travolta-409685

THE RISE OF LENA DUNHAM: FROM THE NYC ART SCENE TO HOLLYWOOD LIGHTNING ROD

The "Girls" creator enthralled Judd Apatow and the late Nora Ephron despite attacks on her age, her politics and all those nude scenes.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/girls-star-lena-dunham-her-410179

FROM EMMA STONE TO JENNIFER HUDSON, 12 REALITY STARS-TURNED-ACTORS

The "Gangster Squad" star and the "Smash" singer-actress are just two of the many stars who have used the unscripted genre as a catapult to launching a successful acting career.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/gallery/emma-stone-smashs-jennifer-hudson-409274

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