#ICYMI on TheWrap: 10 of the Week’s Top Showbiz Stories (Video)

In case you missed it — “Fifty Shades of Grey” casting haters got served, VOD’s popularity is a mixed blessing for Indies and there’s promising news for women in the TV industry

Why VOD’s Popularity Is a Mixed Blessing for Indies
A platform that had such promise may be becoming over-saturated

What’s the Deal? Stop Trying to ‘Change’ the ‘Fifty Shades’ Castings – It’s Pointless!
TheWrap’s film reporter Jeff Sneider: Your favorite actors weren’t cast BECAUSE THEY WEREN’T RIGHT FOR THE PART

How ‘The Conjuring,’ ‘We’re the Millers’ Became New Line’s Unlikely Summer Smashes
The studio has turned around a dismal start to 2013 by going back to its low-budget roots

20 Questions About 20 Big Toronto Movies
Is “Gravity” as awesome as they say? Can Matthew Weiner‘s movie be as good as his TV series? TIFF audiences may find a few of these answers

What’s Behind 23 Indie Movies Debuting This Weekend? Blame ‘Riddick’
“Winnie Mandela,” “Salinger” and “The Ultimate Life” are among the crush of small releases rolling out

Hollywood Producer Ashok Amritraj: I Wouldn’t Send My Daughter to India Alone
Producer spoke with TheWrap’s Sharon Waxman about perilous conditions in his native country

Summer’s Record-Breaking Box Office: By the Numbers
It was the highest-grossing ever, but the bombs nearly overshadowed the hits

‘Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ Tops Fandango Survey of Most Anticipated Fall Films (Exclusive)
“Thor: The Dark World” and “Gravity”also make the cut

Inside Charlie Hunnam and Dakota Johnson’s ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Casting: Chemistry Tests to the Dotted Line
With production starting this fall, Universal and Focus could have a teaser trailer ready for the Super Bowl

Women Make Small Gains Behind the Scenes on TV
Shows like “Girls” and “The Good Wife” are creating more opportunities for female talent on both sides of the camera

And now, here are three stories you don’t necessarily need to read. But you know you want to.

Madonna Finally Weighs in on Syria Crisis
At last, we have some clarity in the debate over whether the United States should intervene in the Syria crisis.

Jodie Foster Tried to Teach Jason Biggs How to Masturbate (Video)
The actress guest-directed an episode of “Orange Is the New Black” where Biggs takes on “edging”

Anthony Weiner Swells With Pulsing Rage at Jewish Voter (Video)
Scandal-plagued mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner makes the case that he shouldn’t be judged