The Hollywood Reporter's list of its 10 best stories of the week:
THE HOLLYWOOD MATH BEHIND HOW LINDSAY LOHAN'S 'THE CANYONS' WILL MAKE MONEY
Even though the $160,000-budget, nudity-heavy movie was passed over by Sundance and SXSW, a buyer tells THR, "There's so much press about the film that someone will grab it."
LUCASFILM'S KATHLEEN KENNEDY OPENS UP ABOUT 'LINCOLN,' 'STAR WARS' AND SECRET J.J. ABRAMS MEETINGS
In her first in-depth profile, Kennedy reveals how she landed Abrams to direct "Episode VII" as THR talks to Steven Spielberg, David Fincher and producer husband Frank Marshall, who remembers meeting her: "There was no way I was going to screw this up by hitting on Steven's assistant."
CHARLIZE THERON NEARING DEAL TO STAR IN SETH MACFARLANE'S 'MILLION WAYS TO DIE'
MacFarlane co-wrote and is directing and starring in what is being described as a "Blazing Saddles"-style comedy.
CAA SEEKS $1M IN UNPAID COMMISSIONS FROM TONY SCOTT ESTATE
A creditor's claim says the filmmaker, who jumped to his death from a bridge in August, owed money from several projects.
WHY 'MOVIE 43'S' A-LIST ACTORS ARE STAYING FAR AWAY
Oscar nominees Hugh Jackman and Naomi Watts were among the high-profile talent who didn't turn up at the L.A. premiere of their sketch comedy on Jan. 23.
OSCAR NOMINEES' RUNNER-UP PRIZE: CUSTOM SWEATSHIRTS
Since at least 1988, The Academy has been handing them out; says sound engineer Greg Russell, who's received 15, "It feels like adolescence all over again."
OSCARS: 7 WAYS TO COUNTER 'ARGO'S' SURGE (ANALYSIS)
With Academy ballots due Feb. 19, "Zero Dark Thirty" and "Lincoln" look to change the best picture conversation as Ben Affleck's Hollywood-flavored thriller, fresh off wins at the Globes, PGA and SAG, looks like a juggernaut.
'WARCRAFT' MOVIE LANDS 'SOURCE CODE' DIRECTOR
Duncan Jones is taking on Legendary Pictures' adaptation of the popular video game universe.
ARSENIO HALL'S LONG, EXPENSIVE ROAD BACK TO LATE NIGHT
Nearly two decades after his iconic talk show, the comedian says he's not changing for the times: "I'm not smart enough or talented enough to be overhauled or reinvented."
'THE BIG BANG THEORY': 'RAISING HOPE' ACTRESS TO PLAY LOVE INTEREST FOR RAJ
Kate Micucci has landed a multiple-episode role on the CBS hit.