'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.