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The Hollywood Reporter's best stories of the week

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

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

WHAT AMAZON'S VIACOM COUP MEANS FOR NETFLIX

Analysts see a viable streaming option from Jeff Bezos, whose company snapped up thousands of episodes of "SpongeBob Squarepants," "Dora the Explorer," "Jersey Shore" and "Teen Mom 2."

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/spongebob-dora-jersey-shore-what-565835?AP

HOW TO GET FIRED: NIGEL LITHGOE'S `AMERICAN IDOL' GOODBYE ANALYZED

Workplace politics specialist Ben Dattner on the nuances in the June 10 statement.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/idol-worship/nigel-lythgoe-american-idol-goodbye-566382?AP

KRIS JENNER UNBOUND: TALK SHOW PLANS, FORGIVING O.J. AND ALL THOSE TABLOID RUMORS

As the divisive Kardashian momager makes a play for syndie success, she sets the record straight about ugly family rumors, struggles to forgive O.J. and shares her dream to be an "inspiration" to millions of regular moms.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/kris-jenner-talk-show-plans-566186?AP

SUMMER MOVIES: WHEN STUDIO LOYALTY TO TALENT BACKFIRES

Director and favorite son Shawn Levy zings Fox as "The Internship" flops -- as big bets tied to entrenched relationships come due at Sony ("Grown Ups 2") and Disney ("The Lone Ranger").

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/internship-flop-at-box-office-566329?AP

JON STEWART MOVIE: SALARY ISSUES COMPLICATE GAEL GARCIA BERNAL CASTING

The 34-year-old Mexican actor wants more money for the Scott Rudin-produced "Rosewater," which sports a $10 million budget.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/jon-stewart-movie-salary-issues-565834?AP

FX COURTS LATINOS FOR CRIME THRILLER `THE BRIDGE'

Early screenings, Q&As in bilingual media, and a multi-city mural project help boost awareness among a potential Hispanic viewership of 48 million.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/bridge-fx-network-courts-latinos-566297?AP

CAMILLE PAGLIA SENDS LOVE LETTER TO JOAN RIVERS

The author says her "caustic voice, relentless energy and driving ambition" make the legendary comic and TV mainstay an enduring force of nature.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/camille-paglia-joan-rivers-iconic-565825?AP

HOLLYWOOD SCOFFS AT GOOGLE BOX OFFICE PREDICTION TOOL

Big tracking firms and studio marketers dismiss the search engine giant's boast of 92 percent accuracy.

http://rewired.hollywoodreporter.com/news/google-box-office-prediction-tool-566330?AP

THR EMMY ROUNDTABLE: KEVIN BACON, `MAD MEN'S' JOHN SLATTERY AND MORE ON AGING, WORST AUDITIONS AND `JERK' PASTS

Jeff Daniels, Mandy Patinkin, Dennis Quaid and newcomer Corey Stoll dish on the season's top contenders, embarrassing moments and the lines ("My name is Inigo Montoya") and gags (six degrees of who?) that they'll never escape.

http://rewired.hollywoodreporter.com/news/kevin-bacon-mad-mens-john-565700?AP

`THE PURGE': ETHAN HAWKE'S LOW SALARY TURNS INTO MILLIONS

The actor gave his director Jason Blum the friends and family rate, working for almost nothing on the breakout microbudget horror movie and skipping the perks: "No trailer, no driver, no BS."

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/purge-ethan-hawkes-low-salary-566331?AP

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