The Hollywood Reporter's best of the week

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

INSIDE THE FIGHT TO BRING 'LES MIS' TO THE SCREEN

Nate Silver-style analytics made the case for the musical starring Anne Hathaway, Russell Crowe and Hugh Jackman.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/les-miserables-anne-hathaway-russell-398099

THR'S WOMEN IN ENTERTAINMENT 2012: POWER 100

The Hollywood Reporter's 21st annual ranking celebrates the 100 most powerful female leaders in the entertainment industry.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/lists/women-entertainment-list-anne-sweeney-396224

'LINCOLN' CUSSING: WHAT THE F(at)(asterisk)&! IS UP WITH THIS S(hash)(at)?!

Biographer Doris Kearns Goodwin reviewed the script and tells THR she "never had a problem with the language," but another historian who consulted on the movie says it's "completely unlikely" for the 16th president.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/steven-spielbergs-lincoln-what-f-397899

GAVIN POLONE ON 'FAILURE' JEFF ZUCKER: SADLY, HE'LL SUCCEED AT CNN

The producer and Conan O'Brien manager says the former broadcast entertainment chief's toughness -- and the laws of statistics -- suggest a win.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/gavin-polone-failure-jeff-zucker-397864

HOLIDAY OSCAR PARTIES SHIFT INTO OVERDRIVE WITH EARLY VOTING DEADLINES

Early voting and a heated race are making for endless gatherings; "it's exhausting," gripes one voter.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/race/holiday-oscar-parties-shift-overdrive-397973

FOX ORDERS 'BABES ON A BUS' DATING REALITY SHOW PILOT

The Endemol concept, which originated in Norway, centers on 10 single women who travel on a bus from small town to small town looking for love.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/fox-orders-babes-a-bus-398540

'NASHVILLE' SONGS LIGHT UP ITUNES CHARTS

Hayden Panettiere's "Telescope" is No. 38 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart.

So far the show has earned $1 million from the songs -- and since all of them are original, it's a potential windfall for the songwriters and Lionsgate.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/hayden-panettiere-connie-brittons-nashville-398069

PBS' PAULA KERGER ON FRED WILLARD'S ARREST, BIG BIRD AND THE ELMO SEX SCANDAL

After a year of surprising controversy, the executive tells THR about her approach to dealing with challenges: "You need to give everybody the chance to be heard, and then when you need to move, you need to move."

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/women-entertainment-paula-kerger-pbs-397451

INSIDE THE SPOOKY 'AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ASYLUM' SET

Ryan Murphy's macabre direction helped two Emmy winners craft a Victorian-inspired nightmare.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/american-horror-story-asylum-inside-398082

RIHANNA TEAMS WITH STYLE FOR FASHION COMPETITION SERIES

The 10-episode "Styled to Rock" will premiere next year.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/rihanna-style-team-styled-rock-398260

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