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The Hollywood Reporter | December 27, 2012 08:02 PM EST | AP


The Hollywood Reporter's list of its 10 best stories of the week:

BATH SALTS MYSTERY: EX-UNIVERSAL CO-CHAIR BREAKS SILENCE ON LAPD BEATDOWN

Brian Mulligan was a straight-laced finance exec who cut deals with Hollywood power players; now he's planning to sue the police and plotting a comeback.

THR COMPOSER ROUNDTABLE: 6 MOVIE MAESTROS ON SEVERED HEADS, STUBBORN DIRECTORS AND FEELING `LIKE FRANKENSTEIN'

The scorers of "Life of Pi," "Zero Dark Thirty" and "Silver Linings Playbook" convene for a candid glimpse inside the creative process of bringing movies to life through music.

ANALYSIS: OSCAR'S E-VOTING PROBLEMS WORSE THAN FEARED

THR spoke with numerous Academy members, many of whom had problems voting electronically -- which could depress participation in this year's race.

TV'S WINNERS AND LOSERS OF 2012

"The Voice" sings on, cable trounces broadcast, and CNN has one way to go -- up.

CHRISTOPHER NOLAN ON `EXTREME PLACES' IN THE MAKING OF `THE DARK KNIGHT RISES'

Deciphering Bane, turning Anne Hathaway sultry and more as Warner Bros. wraps up its $2.45 billion franchise.

CHRISTOPHER NOLAN: SUPERMAN IS MORE CHALLENGING THAN BATMAN

The "Dark Knight" mastermind is producing "Man of Steel" but says the series is in good hands with director Zack Snyder: "I'm just amazed by what he is doing."

INSIDE QVC: THE SEMI-SCRIPTED REALITY OF THE $8 BILLION BUSINESS NEXT DOOR

Parts talk show, reality TV and mega-money enterprise, the shopping network has an obsessive fan base, major celebrity pull and a round-the-clock pace.

TIM GOODMAN'S BEST OF 2012: 30 GREAT SHOWS, 15 CRAPPY ONES

Love and hate from THR's chief television critic. You're up, 2013!

`TWEETS ARE NOT NEWS, PEOPLE!': ONE ANONYMOUS EXEC'S PLEA TO STOP THE INSANITY (GUEST COLUMN)

From hip-hop feuds to bored media moguls with an inability to self-censor, 2012 was the year that Twitter became a social scourge.

HOLLYWOOD'S NOTABLE DEATHS OF 2012

Jack Klugman, Charles Durning, Dave Brubeck and other unforgettable Hollywood figures who have died this year.