The Report: THR Heat Index
Tracking ups and downs in the business of entertainment.
UP-DOWN Mike Darnell
American Idol premiere ratings were down 13 percent compared with last year. But reviews for judges Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler are positive, giving Fox’s top reality exec a strong platform on which to rebuild the show.
UP Natalie Portman
The best actress frontrunner scores a No. 1 opening for No Strings Attached. Fans didn’t want to miss out on her first romantic comedy.
DOWN Scott Rudin
The PGA unfriends The Social Network in favor of The King’s Speech on the night it gives its lifetime achievement award to the superproducer.
UP Elizabeth Olsen
A Sundance breakout, the Olsen twins’ sister lands a role in Red Strings with Robert De Niro and Sigourney Weaver.
UP News Corp.
Super Bowl XLV has the makings of a classic, and Fox is poised to reap the benefits come Feb. 6.
Management says the company will earn up to 10 cents a share in the fourth quarter, but analysts expect 16 cents.