The Hollywood Reporter's list of its 10 best stories of the week:
NATE SILVER ON HIS HOLLYWOOD FUTURE AND `MONEYBALL'-ING BOX OFFICE
The FiveThirtyEight blogger tells THR he's been approached by agents and producers, has already been done work for a studio and isn't sure he wants to write a book about the election: "I prefer to go broader."
KRISTEN STEWART, KATY PERRY AND RIHANNA: THR'S TOP BEAUTY MOMENTS OF 2012
The hairstylists, makeup artists and stars behind the big business of getting gorgeous in Hollywood.
BILLION-DOLLAR BOND BREAKDOWN: WHO'S MAKING WHAT FROM `SKYFALL'
MGM, the Broccoli family and Sony each have fingers in the pie as the extraordinary worldwide grosses come just in time for a flashy IPO.
OBAMA, HOLLYWOOD ORGANIZERS REVEAL SECRET STRATEGY THAT TIPPED ELECTION
Stars, it turns out, don't turn off voters as the campaign comes clean about its clandestine celebrity strategy.
THR'S WRITER ROUNDTABLE: OSAMA BIN LADEN, WHY `SCHINDLER'S LIST' IS IRRESPONSIBLE AND WHEN JUDD APATOW WAS A DISHWASHER
Six talented screenwriters spill secrets of their hot movies and reveal whether the CIA gave notes to Kathryn Bigelow.
NETFLIX UNDER ATTACK: WHY CARL ICAHN COULD FORCE A SALE
"It makes a great acquisition candidate," the activist investor tells THR, setting up a showdown over the $4 billion-plus company.
INSIDE THE RISKY BUSINESS OF PORN STAR AGENTS
Meet the Ari Emanuels of the adult industry, negotiating for talent and fighting for commissions in a $1 billion business that – except for the sex part – isn't so different from Hollywood.
MICHAEL BAY TESTING HOT YOUNG ACTORS FOR `TRANSFORMERS 4' LEADS
The Paramount movie is one of four studio projects that are coincidentally coming together at the same time.
JACK NICHOLSON COULD PLAY ROBERT DOWNEY JR.'S FATHER
David Dobkin is attached to direct "The Judge" for Warner Bros., which is hoping the picky 75-year-old star will sign on.
NBC PREPPING GEORGE WASHINGTON DRAMA WITH BARRY LEVINSON
Oscar-winning "King's Speech" writer David Seidler will pen the script with Levinson, "Downton Abbey's" Gareth Neame, Jason Sosnoff and "Oz's" Tom Fontana exec producing the drama based on the book by Ron Chernow.