The Hollywood Reporter’s best stories of the week

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

HOW ‘THE KILLING’ CAME BACK TO LIFE

Television’s new math revived the canceled series as Fox, DirecTV, Netflix and AMC jumped in to fight for it.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/how-amc-drama-killing-came-559294?AP

FOX’S MIKE DARNELL: DID HE JUMP, OR WAS HE PUSHED?

The reality chief claimed the exit was his decision, but sources say “American Idol’s” plunging ratings are likely at fault: Darnell tells THR, “I can’t imagine that if M(asterisk)A(asterisk)S(asterisk)H had been on for 10 years. it would have been pummeled the same way.”

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/american-idol-foxs-mike-darnell-559121?AP

NBC’S HARD NEWS STRATEGY HELPS IN RATINGS WAR WITH ABC

All “Today’s” anchors plus Brian Williams turned up in Oklahoma, as the embattled network’s news shows (including a primetime special) beat both Diane Sawyer and ‘Good Morning America’.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/nbcs-ratings-war-abc-hard-559405?AP

HOLLYWOOD YOUTUBE CHANNELS HIT WITH HIDDEN COST

A 2010 law requiring closed captioning on all TV programming that airs online means an unexpected outlay of big bucks: Says producer Roger Corman, “We have no choice.”

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/hollywood-youtube-channels-hit-hidden-559209?AP

JERUSALEM MAYOR HITS L.A. IN BID FOR HOLLYWOOD FILMING

Nir Barkat pitches Israel’s capital as a prime location for film and TV, offering NYC-style incentives: “Good business. good Zionism.”

http://rewired.hollywoodreporter.com/news/jerusalem-mayor-hits-la-bid-559120?AP

THR EMMY ROUNDTABLE: 6 DRAMA ACTRESSES ON DEATH THREATS, POST BABY AUDITIONS

Monica Potter, Kerry Washington, Kate Mara, Connie Britton, Anna Gunn and Elizabeth Moss reveal the toilet-cleaning jobs they’d like to forget in an uncensored chat about making it in the competitive world of series TV and how to respond when fans say “You look so much bigger on camera!”

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/scandals-kerry-washington-kate-mara-558887?AP

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER’S 20 MOST INFLUENTIAL CHEFS IN HOLLYWOOD

The first-ever list spotlights the culinary icons and rising influencers of L.A., from the vegan chef loved by Ginnifer Goodwin to Carl Reiner’s favorite Austrian sausage-maker.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/lists/hollywood-reporters-20-influential-chefs-559184?AP

THE TOP 25 DRAMA SCHOOLS IN THE WORLD

New York’s Julliard School leads the pack as The Hollywood Reporter ranks the programs where Meryl Streep, Jessica Chastain and Jon Krasinski learned the ropes.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/top-25-drama-schools-world-558898?AP

WHY DINING OUT ISN’T ALWAYS A CAKEWALK FOR ALTON BROWN

The “Food Network Star” mentor and “Good Eats” creator says it’s “tacky” to make your own reservations and smuggles out comped dishes in his wife’s purse: “You can’t stay on a show if you can’t see your feet.”

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/food-network-star-alton-brown-559110?AP

4 ICONIC RESTAURANT DISHES FIRST CREATED IN L.A.

The chefs who invented now-famous and copycatted dishes reveal how they happened.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/4-iconic-restaurant-dishes-first-559109?AP

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