The news of Cory Monteith's tragic death, an exclusive investigation into the treatment of animals on sets and Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson's suspension from the show following anti-gay remarks were The Hollywood Reporter's most-read stories online of 2013.
Monteith's obituary also was THR's most-tweeted story of the year, followed by news that Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg had sold their raunchy animated film Sausage Party to Sony.
Among reviews, Todd McCarthy's take on Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac was the most-read movie review, followed by his review of Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby and his take on Paul Schrader's The Canyons.
David Rooney's review of the Super Bowl halftime show featuring Beyonce was tops among TV reviews; next was Allison Keene's review of TLC's Breaking Amish: Brave New World, while Marc Bernardin's review of NBC's The Sound of Music Live! came in third.
On Instagram, The Hollywood Reporter notched its most-liked media ever with an exclusive shot of Paul Walker, who died in November, and most-commented media with a photo of Walker with his Fast & Furious co-stars Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez and Jordana Brewster.
THR's top stories, reviews and tweets for 2013 (from Jan. 1-Dec. 22, 2013):
1. 'Glee' Star Cory Monteith Dies at 31
2. Animals Were Harmed: Hollywood's Nightmare of Death, Injury and Secrecy Exposed
3. 'Duck Dynasty's' Phil Robertson on Indefinite Hiatus Following Anti-Gay Remarks
4. Steven Spielberg Predicts 'Implosion' of Film Industry
5. Box Office Report: 'Now You See Me' Beats Will Smith's 'After Earth' Thursday Night
6. 'How I Met Your Mother' Reveals the Mother (Video)
7. TV Ratings: MSNBC Falls Below HLN in May, Rachel Maddow Hits Lows
8. 'Fifty Shades of Grey': Charlie Hunnam Drops Out of Movie
9. Box Office Report: 'Lone Ranger' Marks Third Big-Budget Bomb of Summer
10. Sandra Oh Departing 'Grey's Anatomy' After Season 10 (Exclusive)
2. 'The Great Gatsby'
3. 'The Canyons'
4. 'Man of Steel'
5. 'Krrish 3'
6. 'Iron Man 3'
7. 'Star Trek Into Darkness'
9. 'The Internship'
1. Super Bowl 2013 Halftime Show
2. 'Breaking Amish: Brave New World'
3. 'The Sound of Music Live!'
4. 'Breaking Bad' Final Season Premiere
5. 'Red Widow'
6. 'Under the Dome'
7. 'Mad Men' Season 6 Premiere
8. 'Vanderpump Rules'
1. BREAKING: #Glee's Cory Monteith found dead in Vancouver hotel, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. http://trib.al/vsElDRV
2. Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg sell Sony on raunchy animated film 'Sausage Party': http://j.mp/1b2GdER
3. #FullHouse's Jesse & The Rippers Reunite for @JimmyFallon http://j.mp/198VOnW
4. COVER STORY: @justinbieber and @scooterbraun take us behind the scenes in a rare and raw interview. http://j.mp/1aQoj4Y
5. Charlie Hunnam Drops Out of 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Movie http://j.mp/15wL1Br
1. Paul Walker and his Fast & Furious co-stars
2. Dakota Johnson and her (former) 'Fifty Shades of Grey' co-star Charlie Hunnam
3. Exclusive portraits of Brad Pitt
4. Comic-Con costume contest
5. Exclusive portrait of Justin Bieber
1. Exclusive portrait of Paul Walker
2. Paul Walker and his Fast & Furious co-stars
3. Exclusive portrait of Justin Bieber
4. Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson at the 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire' premiere
5. Nelson Mandela, who died in December