The Hollywood Reporter's list of its 10 best stories of the week:
HOW PRESIDENT OBAMA'S ELECTION WIN IMPACTS HOLLYWOOD (ANALYSIS)
What the president's re-election means for industry causes like SOPA, Israel and the environment as showbiz flexes its political muscle.
'THE HOBBIT' PRODUCERS SUE 'AGE OF THE HOBBITS' STUDIO FOR TRADEMARK INFRINGEMENT
Warner Bros., New Line Cinema, MGM and producer Saul Zaentz seek to stop the low-budget film for allegedly violating their rights to the 'Hobbit' name.
JARED LETO RETURNING TO ACTING WITH 'DALLAS BUYER'S CLUB'
The 30 Seconds to Mars frontman joins Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer Garner in the AIDS drama, playing a flamboyant cross-dresser.
KIM DOTCOM'S 'ME.GA' PLAN FOILED BY SMALL AFRICAN NATION
Gabon forbids the Megaupload founder from using their .ga domain.
FOX NEWS TOPS CABLE'S ELECTION NIGHT RATINGS, GROWS FROM 2008
Winning primetime in total viewers -- and thus far shy of only NBC across all nets -- first numbers have the network earning its most-watched block ever.
BOX OFFICE PREVIEW: 'SKYFALL' TRACKING FOR HUGE WEEKEND IN NORTH AMERICAN DEBUT
The 23rd installment in the James Bond franchise already has earned nearly $300 million overseas; Steven Spielberg's 'Lincoln' tests the waters, opens in 11 cities.
'DOG' CHAPMAN SCORES BIG LEGAL VICTORY AGAINST 'BOUNTY HUNTER' PRODUCER
The California Labor Commissioner deems Boris Krutonog an unlicensed talent agent and awards Chapman more than $500,000 in a long-running feud.
JUDGE DENIES INJUNCTION AGAINST DISH 'AUTOHOP AD-SKIPPER'
Judge Dolly Gee makes a secret ruling on a technology that Fox argues will irreparably harm the television industry.
'X-FACTOR' MYSTERY: WHAT'S THAT IN BRITNEY SPEARS' EAR?
Is the pop star-turned-TV judge super-sensitive to high-volume audience screams, or are show producers feeding her lines and direction via an IFB? THR gets to the bottom of earplug-gate.
'AMERICAN IDOL'S' JESSICA SANCHEZ ON 'GLEE': 5 POSSIBLE STORYLINES
Will the season 11 runner-up be part of a tribute to Barbra Streisand? Play Santana's cousin? A New Directions rival? THR presents a handful of scenarios for the singer's future role on the Fox musical.
- Jan. 13, 2017 Did Fergie get some work done?!