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The Hollywood Reporter | March 28, 2013 11:43 AM EST | AP


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."