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

In case you missed it, J.J. Abrams doesn’t let “Star Wars” excuse him from his TV projects, Suzanne Collins is not writing another “Hunger Games” book, and Andy Kaufman is still dead

Last Updated: July 10, 2014 @ 8:10 PM

How Much Does J.J. Abrams Do on a J.J. Abrams Show?
Despite writing, producing and directing the next “Star Wars” movie, while overseeing two other tentpole franchises — the answer is: a lot.

Sports Agency IMG $2.5 Billion Price Shocks Bidders With High-Flying Multiple (Exclusive)One insider describes the books as a “fucking mess,” binding bids come in next few weeks

Jennifer Lawrence: 5 Lessons From ‘The Hunger Games’ Star’s Career
It’s hard to believe she’s only 23, but has come so far. Take note young Hollywood — and check out her evolution from “My Super Sweet Sixteen” to her latest turn as Katniss Everdeen.

Can Thor Top Superman in TheWrap’s Inaugural Superhero Power Rankings? (Video)We ranked superheroes based on their box office performance

Golden Globes Foreign-Film Lineup: Is This List (Gasp) More Respected Than the Oscars?(Exclusive)
Despite all of the critical acclaim, Cannes Palme d’Or winner “Blue Is the Warmest Color” is not eligible for an Oscar this year — but it could take a Golden Globe home to France.

The Richest and Poorest Shows on Network TV – From ‘Modern Family’ to ‘Bob’s Burgers’
A breakdown of Nielsen’s average median income of primetime viewers this season.

Funny Thing About 2013: 8 Comedies Will Hit $100 Million at the Box Office
Can you name them all?

Sorry, Suzanne Collins Isn’t Writing a Fourth ‘Hunger Games’ Book, Says Author’s Rep
But don’t worry! Lionsgate has already made sure that their will be a fourth movie, anyway.

Is the New York Times Losing Its Luster? A Slew of High Profile Departures Begs the Question
Brian Stelter, Nate Silver, Howard Beck, Megan Liberman, Rick Berke, Matt Bai, Lisa Tozzi and David Pogue among the growing list exiting the paper.

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Star Chris Pratt Circling Lead in ‘Jurassic World’ (Exclusive)
First agent Burt Macklin went to space, and now he might be after dinosaurs.

How the JFK Assassination Kicked Off the Rise of Paranoid Thrillers
One of the most tragic moments in U.S. history has inspired dozens of memorable movie moments.

11 Transgender Stars Weigh In on Trans Images in Entertainment (Exclusive)
Chaz Bono, actress Jamie Clayton, comedian Ian Harvie and more reveal the stereotype or cliché in stories about transgender people that they never want to see again.

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

Jennifer Lawrence Said WHAT About Miley Cyrus?! Absolutely Nothing
The media really, really wants these girls to hate each other.

Andy Kaufman Is Alive, Says His Brother in Kaufmanesque Announcement
Oh, nevermind. His brother claims he was the victim of a hoax.

R2-D2 Coming Back for J.J. Abrams’ ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’
“Boop-beep-boop-bop-beep,” D2 said in a statement.

And for a recap of the wackiest in pop culture, watch this week’s #ICYMI episode which highlights the gossip rags’ manufactured Jennifer Lawrence-Miley Cyrus beef, Jimmy Kimmel vs. China: Part 3,214 and America’s longstanding tradition of allowing stupidity on TV.

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