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Tracking the week's ups and downs in the business of entertainment.

UP: Amy Pascal and Michael Lynton

The Sony studio heads stuck with Moneyball after the movie nearly fell apart and are rewarded with six Oscar nominations. Including Sony Classics, the studio tops its rivals with 21 noms.

DOWN: Mike Darnell

American Idol, the Fox reality chief's pride and joy, premieres down about 24 percent in the key demo (though its 21.9 million total viewers is still huge).

UP: Nancy Dubuc

The Lifetime chief draws nearly 6 million viewers to the premiere of Drew Peterson: Untouchable, the network's most-watched original movie in two years.

DOWN:  Steven Soderbergh

The director's well-reviewed action-thriller Haywire opens in a disappointing sixth place and to just $8.4 million, with CinemaScore audiences giving it a D+ grade.

SHOWBIZ STOCKS

UP: Lionsgate (LGF)
$9.75 (+9.1%)

Miller Tabak & Co. analyst David Joyce ups revenue estimates in light of the $412.5 million acquisition of Summit Entertainment.

DOWN: Google (GOOG)
$580.93 (-7.6%)

Analyst Clayton Moran says fourth-quarter revenue "missed consensus estimates" and cuts his share-price target to $625.

 
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