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."