The Hollywood Reporter's list of its 10 best stories of the week:
THE WAR ON JAY LENO
A Soho House summit, secret e-mails, brutal economics: the inside story of how TV's No. 1 late-night host ended up on the way out at NBC.
HOW JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE GOT CORNERED BY LIVE NATION DEAL
The superstar rolled out his album "20/20" in three months instead of the usual year as a $20 million deal with the concert industry giant came due.
AIN'T IT COOL NEWS' HARRY KNOWLES: `I WAS AN ARROGANT LITTLE F---'
D: The founder of the once-renegade movie site, who earned the admiration of Peter Jackson and Steve Jobs, is struggling for money and relevance in the wild media landscape he helped to create.
`DUCK DYNASTY' SALARY STANDOFF HOLDING UP SEASON 4 RENEWAL
The bearded stars of A&E's top show are demanding more than $200,000 an episode for the fourth season and beyond.
WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENTS' DINNER: WHO'S IN, WHO'S OUT, WHO'S BEING COURTED
The annual jockey for celebrity guests is on once again, as Kim Kardashian mulls her options.
WHY A FAILED PILOT ACTUALLY MEANS SUCCESS
D: Guest columnist Noah Hawley, creator of "My Generation," reveals the open secret of pilot season: "There's no stigma to failure."
THE SECRET WORLD OF STAR-ON-STAR REAL ESTATE SALES
How Madonna, Ryan Seacrest and the Osbournes wheel and deal for their sprawling estates.
HEARST EXEC SCOTT SASSA'S SEXTING SCANDAL LEAVES $6 MILLION JOB OPENING
The media giant's conservative board seeks a "buttoned-up" replacement for its disgraced entertainment and syndication president.
THE DANGERS OF THE `VERONICA MARS' KICKSTARTER VICTORY
Show creator Rob Thomas could face legal risks after crowdsourcing $4 million.
`MODERN FAMILY'S' DAN O'SHANNON: `I RARELY WATCH' TV COMEDIES (Q&A)
"I do not like `Two and a Half Men,'" the writer/exec producer tells THR, adding that "The Big Bang Theory" is "clever -- not as bad as you think it would be."