THR Heat Index

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

UP: Carol Lombardini
The AMPTP president reaches a tentative deal with the WGA, preventing prolonged labor strife with yet another of the major guilds.

DOWN: Darren Aronofsky
The Black Swan director bows out of Fox’s Wolverine tentpole because of concerns that the overseas shoot would keep him away from his son.

UP: Richard Branson
Limitless, the first film from his Virgin Produced label, lands in the No. 1 spot for the weekend with $18.9 million.

UP: Justin Bieber
The ubiquitous pop star’s Justin Bieber: Never Say Never has grossed $72.2 million in the U.S. and Canada for distributor Paramount, passing Michael Jackson’s 2009 This Is It as the top-grossing domestic concert film in history. And it’s still playing.

SHOWBIZ STOCKS

UP CBS
$24.51 (+3.8%)
Big ratings for the expanded NCAA basketball tournament. And could Two and a Half Men get Charlie Sheen back?

DOWN Yahoo
$16.29 (-5.9%)
The disaster in Japan ended speculation that the Web giant was looking to sell its Japanese business for a hefty price.

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