THR Heat Index
Charting the week's ups and downs in the business of entertainment.
UP: Ricky Gervais
Only in ratings-hungry Hollywood could Gervais insult half the town and the HFPA president and be invited back to do the same thing at the Golden Globes all over again.
DOWN: Joy Behar
Despite a recent ratings boost for the Casey Anthony trial, the host's HLN show is canceled after two modestly rated seasons.
UP: Bobby Kotick
The Activision CEO's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 earns more than $775 million in five days of release, besting the opening total for any other form of entertainment.
DOWN: James L. Brooks
After 20 years at Sony Pictures, the Oscar-winning filmmaker loses his overall deal in the wake of the 2010 bomb How Do You Know, which cost $120 million and made just $48 million worldwide.
UP: Sirius XM Radio
Lazard Capital Markets calls Sirius "an unusually resilient growth story" and upgrades stock to "buy."
Researcher IHS says Amazon loses $2.70 on each Kindle Fire sold, though CEO Jeff Bezos said he aimed to turn a profit.