THR Heat Index
Tracking the week's ups and downs in the business of entertainment.
UP: Tim Leiweke
The AEG chief wins state approval of a bill that protects his company's NFL stadium project in Los Angeles from legal challenges. As a result, a team might be playing in L.A. next year, with the stadium opening for the 2016 season.
DOWN: Adam Sandler
The Sandler-produced/co-written Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star flops hard for Sony, opening to an anemic $1.5 million and earning a rare 0% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
UP: Gwyneth Paltrow
The actress can add an Emmy next to her Oscar after winning a guest star statuette for Glee.
DOWN: Anderson Cooper
Initial ratings for Anderson are soft, though the debut of the daytime chat show was preempted by U.S. Open tennis in some markets.
UP: Yahoo (Yhoo)
CEO Carol Bartz is fired, and the company says it will consider acquisition offers.
DOWN: Pandora Media (P)
Clear Channel releases its iHeartRadio for iPhone, "attacking Pandora head on," analyst Richard Greenfield of BTIG Research says.