The Hollywood Reporter’s best stories of the week
The Hollywood Reporter’s list of its 10 best stories of the week:
ROGER AILES FIGHTS BACK: CNN ‘OUT OF NEWS BUSINESS,’ MEGYN KELLY CRITICS ‘JEALOUS’; DISMISSES NEW BOOK (Q&A)
Fox’s news czar tells THR about his goal to launch a new network with Bill O’Reilly, the real reason Alec Baldwin was fired and why Jeff Zucker’s strategy is no cause for concern: “I guess he’s going to do whales a lot. If I were Discovery, I’d be worried.”
BROADWAY FOR STRAIGHT MEN? YANKEES HELP PROMOTE ‘BRONX BOMBERS’
The new show, which chronicles greats like Yogi Berra, Babe Ruth and Reggie Jackson, is courting the non-theatergoing male with a push from the team and Major League Baseball.
GOLDEN GLUTES: HOW HOLLYWOOD STARS MANAGE THEIR ASSETS ON THE RED CARPET
Say no to the Brazilian butt lift, but yes to the latest in exercise, diet and body-shaping treatments to get the right curves for gals (and guys).
SOCHI OLYMPICS: NBC REVEALS STRATEGY ON TERROR THREAT, ANTI-GAY UPROAR
“We go there with our eyes open,” says Matt Lauer of the controversies plaguing the Games as the network preps an unprecedented coverage blitz.
SUMNER REDSTONE UNCENSORED: MURDOCH DIVORCE, BRAD PITT’S EXIT, SUCCESSION PLANS
The combative 90-year-old mogul sits down with THR at his home and expounds on whether CBS should buy Sony’s studio, why Rupert Murdoch was right to divorce Wendi Deng, whether he’s concerned about Pitt’s departure for New Regency and why he hasn’t named a successor: “I’m not gonna die.”
TINA FEY AND AMY POEHLER ON GOLDEN GLOBES DRINKING GAMES, LIVE MUSICALS AND ‘SNL’ (Q&A)
In an interview with THR ahead of Sunday’s awards ceremony, Poehler jokes that she’s “rooting for ‘Avatar.’ ”
WAS MERYL STREEP CORRECT IN CALLING WALT DISNEY A ‘BIGOT’?
The actress accused the mogul of being sexist, racist and anti-Semitic, but experts who have dug into the icon’s controversial legacy say the truth is more complicated.
‘SIMPSONS’ FIRST LOOK: STAN LEE, HARLAN ELLISON GET ANIMATED (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)
The comic book legend and author talk about playing themselves on Sunday’s episode of the Fox series.
‘BOARDWALK EMPIRE’ ENDING WITH SEASON 5
An expected move for HBO, the cable network announces at TCA that the Terence Winter drama will wrap up in fall 2014.
STUDY: NEARLY HALF OF AMERICANS TUNE TO OTHER DEVICES WHILE WATCHING TV
Findings from CES and NATPE indicate millennials are most frequent multitaskers, while a majority don’t find it makes for an enjoyable viewing experience.