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

In case you missed it: Bill Maher and Julie Bowen are getting grilled by TheWrap, Bryan Cranston booked a big movie role, and 2014 will be the year without Pixar

Bill Maher, Julie Bowen Join TheGrill 2013 on Sept 23, 24! (Video)
Next week’s Grill just got a lot funnier.

‘The Canyons’ Producer Rips Hollywood for ‘Concealing’ Box Office Data (Exclusive)
Paul Schrader‘s cheap and controversial film, “The Canyons,” has turned a profit through VOD releasing, but producer Braxton Pope still doesn’t know how much, and he thinks that’s a big problem.

How ‘Can a Song Save Your Life’ Scored Toronto’s Biggest Deal: A Bar Fight in a Parking Lot (Exclusive)
What Harvey Weinstein wants, Harvey Weinstein gets. And this is how he got “Once” director John Carney‘s next film.

5 Reasons ’12 Years a Slave’ Is No Oscar Lock: Backlash, the Unseen and McQueen
Despite receiving nearly-universal acclaim after screening at the Telluride and Toronto film festivals this year, TheWrap’s awards editor Steve Pond reminds readers why they should cool their jets, and why director Steve McQueen shouldn’t pop the champagne just yet.

‘Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston to Play Dalton Trumbo in Biopic
And while we’re on the subject, what’s the deal with Hollywood’s obsession with biopics, anyway?

‘Good Dinosaur’ Delay Leaves Gaping July 4th Hole, Soft Disney Slate for 2014
2014 will go down in history as the year without Pixar, since the animation studio has pushed the previously planned prehistoric adventure back to 2015, leaving studios to decide what movie should debut between the next “Transformers” and “Fast & Furious.”

Let’s Get Scared: Why Horror Movies Are Immune to the Digital Onslaught (Video)
“The Purge,” “The Conjurring,” and “Insidious: Chapter 2” were some of the year’s most profitable movies. Why? They’re cheap. And people like being scared — together.

What’s With Mindy’s White-Guy Obsession on ‘The Mindy Project’?
Like it or not, Hollywood’s casting choices do leave impressions on its viewers when it comes to race and romance.

Kara Swisher, Walt Mossberg Made Millions for AllThingsD — And All They Got Were Those Lousy Red Chairs?
The powerful tech news website is parting ways with its owner, but plans for the brand have not been finalized. Who’s interested in snatching it up?

Emmy Predictions: Voters Should Spread the Love Among ‘Cards,’ ‘Breaking Bad,’ ‘Veep’
And thanks to the final season of “Mad Men” being broken up into two parts, AMC will have a horse in the prestigious Outstanding Drama Series category at both the 2014 and 2015 Emmy Awards.

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

Starbucks CEO: Guns No Longer Welcome at Our Stores (Video)
Because the company finally realized that guns are kind of scary.

Jon Stewart: ‘We’re in an Abusive Relationship With CNN’ (Video)
When a news organization is all too ready to admit that their facts “can obviously be very, very wrong,” somebody’s got to tell them how stupid they sound. When CNN reminded their viewers that any initial conclusions drawn during the immediate aftermath of the Washington Navy Yard shooting on Monday could be completely inaccurate, “The Daily Show” did just that.

Here Is the Miley Cyrus Documentary America Needs (Video)
Cyrus’ VMA performance was just the beginning of something much, much bigger. She calls it “Miley: The Movement,” the rest of us just call it growing up.