The Hollywood Reporter’s best stories of the week

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

WILL SMITH’S ‘AFTER EARTH’ APOCALYPSE: WHO LOSES MOST?

As the sci-fi bust heads toward a loss in the tens of millions, fallout touches Sony, M. Night Shyamalan and the star once considered box-office royalty.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/will-smiths-earth-apocalypse-who-562668?AP

INSIDE JOHNNY DEPP’S $20 MILLION SALARY STANDOFF

The actor’s “Black Mass” negotiation heats up amid a debate over whether a reduced fee is fair.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/inside-johnny-depps-black-mass-562767?AP

IS LEGENDARY’S NEW CHINA DEAL FOR REAL?

The three-year co-production deal with China Film Co. gives the company needed leverage as it eyes a new Hollywood partner.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/is-legendarys-new-china-deal-562228?AP

WARNER BROS. GIVES UP ‘FRIDAY THE 13TH’ RIGHTS TO BOARD CHRISTOPHER NOLAN’S ‘INTERSTELLAR’

Sources tell THR that the price of admission for Warner Bros. joining Paramount’s sci-fi movie from the “Dark Knight” producer was the studio’s stake in the classic horror franchise, along with its portion of a future “South Park” movie.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/christopher-nolans-interstellar-warner-bros-562879?AP

EMMYS: 27 OF TV’S SUPPORTING STARS SIT FOR CLASS PHOTO

From the stars of “Homeland” and “Newsroom” to “Mindy” and “Modern Family,” these second seed drama and comedy VIPs are ready for their close-ups.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/emmys-glee-homeland-big-bang-562637?AP

REVENGE OF THE OVER-40 ACTRESS

From Cameron Diaz to Sandra Bullock, the A-list of actresses is aging along with the moviegoer as their clout (and salaries) skyrocket, and Hollywood fails to groom another generation amid franchise fever.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/sandra-bullock-melissa-mccarthy-beyond-562530?AP

STUDY: GLOBAL MEDIA INDUSTRY POISED TO TOP $2 TRILLION IN 2016

Services like Netflix and Hulu will help keep the U.S. as the biggest entertainment market in the world for the foreseeable future, says PricewaterhouseCoopers.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/study-global-media-industry-poised-562694?AP

NORMAN LEAR PENS NEW PERSONAL TRIBUTE TO JEAN STAPLETON

The “All in the Family” creator on the star who gave life to Edith Bunker: “You could count on Jean to be in the role every split second she was working.”

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/norman-lear-jean-stapleton-a-562207?AP

L.A. SCREENINGS: WHICH NEW TV SHOWS CLICKED WITH INTERNATIONAL BUYERS

After a year of flops, there’s optimism around the new class, including “SHIELD,” ”Hostages” and “The Blacklist”: “Nothing to go crazy over, but a lot of good shows.”

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/shield-hostages-blacklist-la-screenings-562701?AP

ANTHONY PELLICANO WIRETAP LAWSUIT NEARS SETTLEMENT

A source tells THR that AT&T will pay out more than 500 unintentional victims whose calls with ex-THR editor Anita Busch were illegally recorded.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/anthony-pellicano-wiretap-lawsuit-nears-562721?AP

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