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

UP: Jeffrey Katzenberg

With 12 Annie Award nominations, DreamWorks Animation's Kung Fu Panda 2 tops Paramount's Rango (9 noms) and Disney's Winnie the Pooh (8) and Cars 2 (7). DWA's Puss in Boots picked up another 9 noms.

DOWN: Edgar Bronfman Jr.

The executive is stepping down as chairman of Warner Music Group in the wake of its $3.3 billion purchase earlier this year by Len Blavatnik's Access Industries and Bronfman's failed effort to buy rival EMI.

UP: Kim Kardashian

Kourtney & Kim Take New York hits ratings highs on E!, suggesting the Kardashian brand hasn't been tarnished by Kim's 72-day marriage debacle.

DOWN: Donald Trump

Republican strategists call the Apprentice star's planned presidential debate a "circus" that might embarrass the party days before the key Iowa caucus.

SHOWBIZ STOCKS

UP: Walt Disney Co. (DIS)
$38.63 (+13.6%)

Board approves a 50 percent dividend hike to 60 cents a share, its biggest increase in more than a decade.

DOWN: Carmike Cinemas (CKEK)
$7.39 (-2.4%)

Wedbush analyst lowers estimates based on fourth-quarter box office tracking 6.4 percent lower than last year.

 
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