In this Feb. 1, 2013 file photo, actress Sandra Oh arrives at the 44th Annual NAACP Image Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. ABC says that “Grey’s Anatomy” star Sandra Oh is leaving the medical drama after the coming season. Shonda Rhimes, the show’s creator and executive producer, said she’s grateful for what she called the actress’ “brilliant” work. Rhimes said “Grey’s Anatomy” will savor Oh’s character of Dr. Cristina Yang in the upcoming 10th season, and then give her the exit she deserves. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
The Hollywood Reporter’s list of its 10 best stories of the week:
SANDRA OH TO EXIT ‘GREY’S ANATOMY’ (EXCLUSIVE)
“Creatively, I really feel like I gave it my all, and I feel ready to let her go,” an emotional Oh tells THR of her decision to exit at the end of season 10.
WHY LEE DANIELS’ ‘THE BUTLER’ HAS 41 PRODUCERS
A who’s who of black entrepreneurs, a Ukrainian-born billionaire and an NBA star helped back Lee Daniels’ $30 million drama.
NEW ‘AMERICAN IDOL’ PRODUCERS VOW TO ‘FRESHEN THINGS UP’
‘Chemistry’ matters, say the Den of Thieves duo as they take on MTV’s VMAs before trying to reboot the aging power.
PETER BERG UNVEILS ESPN’S NEW ‘MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL’ INTRO (EXCLUSIVE)
The opening segment from the filmmaker and football fanatic behind “Friday Night Lights” stars Big Bird, Richard Nixon — and a heavy dose of Disney properties.
KEITH OLBERMANN DEFACES A-ROD; REVEALS APOLOGIES, DRAMA BEHIND ESPN RETURN
He once “napalmed” his former network. Now he’s back, helming a new late-night show, and divulging the full back story of how he said sorry, to whom and his true feelings for Al Gore (hint: there is name-calling).
YASIEL PUIG, KEVIN DURANT, LINDSEY VONN: THE NEW RATINGS GODS OF SPORTS
The Hollywood Reporter’s photo portfolio also includes Yankees slugger Robinson Cano and Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III; as ratings and the price of rights soar, athletes are TV’s new stars.
FEMALE SPORTS REPORTERS ERIN ANDREWS AND HANNAH STORM ON RAMPANT SEXISM AND FASHION FAUX PAS
It’s never been easy on the sidelines, but, as the veterans and newcomers with whom THR spoke testify, it’s always been worth it.
WHY FOX SPORTS PAID $1 BILLION FOR GOLF
The upstart ESPN challenger has big plans to jazz up the U.S. Open, with more cameras and technical innovation, the network’s co-president Eric Shanks tells THR, with an eye toward “things that maybe haven’t been done before.”
SUPER AGENT ARN TELLEM: HOW I HELPED JASON COLLINS COME OUT (Q&A)
The legendary sports rep sounds off on the Lakers’ woes, what happens when a client is caught using performance-enhancing drugs and what he learned from wife Nancy about talent.
L.A. LAKERS DRAMA: OWNERS JEANIE AND JIM BUSS ON POWER-SHARING, PHIL JACKSON AND FILLING DAD’S SHOES
In their first profile since Jerry Buss died in February, his son and daughter reveal their complicated relationship and the plan to reboot their storied team. Says Kobe, “The shoes they’re stepping into are so huge and epic.”