by the hollywood reporter
The Hollywood Reporter's list of its 10 best stories of the week:
DESPITE `THE HOBBIT,' HOLLYWOOD ISN'T ADOPTING 48 FRAMES PER SECOND
Peter Jackson loves the controversial high-frame-rate format, but no other filmmaker has adopted it as Warners adds screens for "Desolation of Smaug." Says Bryan Singer, "I had concerns."
ANALYSTS SPLIT ON NETFLIX'S DEAL WITH MARVEL FOR `DEFENDERS
While some praise Disney for buying lower-cost stories around lesser heroes Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and Jessica Jones, others don't see the upside for the streaming service.
AFM: BUYERS SWOON FOR BIOPICS OF ELTON JOHN, MARVIN GAYE, JANIS JOPLIN
Foreign buyers showed great interest in the stories of music's superstar personalities; says one analyst, "These projects have a built-in global audience in music fans."
JONATHAN RHYS MYERS' `DRACULA' SALARY DELAYED BY NBC AMID ADDICTION CONCERS
The troubled star, who's been in and out of rehab, was made to wait for a substantial part of his $100,000-per-episode pay until after production ended.
HOLLYWOOD BEAUTY: ANNE HATHAWAY, OLIVIA WILDE AND THE GLAM SQUADS WHO MADE THEM GORGEOUS
THR's annual beauty issue -- which coincides with the launch of THR's new style website, Pret-a-Reporter -- goes behind the scenes to snag get-stunning secrets from the biggest pros in the game, photographed exclusively with their A-list clients.
HOLLYWOOD BEAUTY: TOP 25 MOMENTS OF 2013
From Anne Hathaway's cat eyes to Amy Adams' `American Hustle' hair, THR picks 25 moments that defined Hollywood beauty this year — both on set and off.
ANDY KAUFMAN'S BROTHER SAYS COMEDIAN IS ALIVE, IN LOVE AND HAS A DAUGHTER
He claims the "Taxi" star, who officially died of cancer in 1984, faked his own death "to get away from being Andy Kaufman."
`I LOVE LUCY' ACTRESS SHIRLEY MITCHELL DIES AT 94
She played Lucille Ball's cackling pal Marion Strong and was believed to be the last surviving adult castmember from the classic CBS sitcom.
LARS VON TRIER GIVES UP FINAL CUT ON SEX EPIC `NYMPHOMANIAC'
The controversial Danish director let others cut down his new two-part auteur porn film and has yet to see the version that will have its world premiere in December, a Danish film magazine reports.
VANITY FAIR OSCAR PARTY EXITS SUNSET TOWER, WILL IT LAND IN PARKING LOT?
The magazine's star-filled soiree has been held at the Sunset Boulevard venue since 2009.