The Hollywood Reporter’s list of its 10 best stories of the week:
FALL TV PREMIERE WEEK: WHO WON AND LOST (ANALYSIS)
NBC and ABC are up, Fox and CBS down as viewers return to sample broadcast shows and give each network something to brag about.
‘DON JON’ SHRINKAGE: RELATIVITY SUFFER BOX OFFICE COLD STREAK
The Joseph Gordon-Levitt dramedy looks like a loser for the studio, one of a string of losses that could leave it $800 million short of its $1 billion global box office goal.
MEET WALTER BLANCO: ‘BREAKING BAD’ GETS SPANISH-LANGUAGE VERSION
As Vince Gilligan’s creation ends with record U.S. ratings, Sony TV preps a Colombian version — but no RV this time.
TED TURNER’S BIRTHDAY SAVE-THE-DATES ARE SNOW GLOBES — OF HIMSELF (AND HIS THREE LABS)
Inside the snow-globe reminder of his 75th birthday fete on Nov. 23 at the Atlanta Intercontinental, the mini media mogul wears jeans, a denim shirt and a sheepskin jacket.
HOW BUSINESS MANAGERS HANDLE MONEY FOR STARS WHO MAKE LESS THAN THEY
A cable paycheck is all the rage, but taxes, commissions and fees reduce that to $200K per year, says Scott Feinstein, who manages Taylor Lautner, Mina Kulis and Aaron Paul — so a client’s Lamborghini wishes wind up BMW instead.
HOW HOLLYWOOD’S A-LIST DIVERSIFIES: PROPERTY FLIPPING, RESTAURANTS, FASHION AND NIGHTCLUBS
From Vincent Gallo and Jeremy Renner’s adventures in real estate to Robert DeNiro’s restaurants, Woody Harrelson’s wheat-waste paper mill and Susan Sarandon’s table-tennis-themed nightclubs, THR’s rundown of the profits and perils of moonlighting.
THE SKY-HIGH COST OF KEEPING STARS SAFE
Celebrities pay six to seven figures to keep paparazzi, overzealous fans and the occasional stalker at bay.
A FINANCIAL ADVISER’S MANAGEMENT ADVICE THROUGH A HOLLYWOOD CAREER ARC (GUEST COLUMN)
Tesla or Prius? Depends on your status, writes a Beverly Hills money manager, who gives a blueprint of how everyone from agency assistants to movie moguls should spend and invest.
HOW A BRAD PITT MANTRA, ‘GAME ON, —-ERS!’, FUELED HIS OSCAR CONTENDER ’12 YEARS A SLAVE’
The Plan B star-producer reveals the stomach-churning drama that had his team remaking “World War Z” while developing “Slave,” as negative whispers and doubt abounded. Says his partner, Dede Gardner: “It’s still hard for me to talk about, to be totally honest.”
DAMON LINDELOF ON WHY ‘BREAKING BAD’S’ FINALE LET HIM SAY GOODBYE TO ‘LOST’
The transcendent ending of Vince Gilligan’s drama inspires another showrunner to stop defending his own finale, writing “I’m done. I’m out.”