THR Heat Index

6:00 AM PST 01/17/2012 by THR Staff
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Tracking the week's ups and downs in the business of entertainment.

DOWN: Chris Dodd

The MPAA chief's crusade to pass tough anti-piracy legislation suffers an embarrassing setback as President Obama refuses to support an "overly broad" law, essentially killing the reform Hollywood wants.

UP: Rob Schneider

CBS' critically savaged Rob debuts with a muy bueno 13.5 million viewers and a relatively small drop from lead-in The Big Bang Theory, suggesting Schneider might become a TV star.

UP: Scott Thompson

The Yahoo CEO can boast that the company's stock actually gained on the day co-founder Jerry Yang announced his exit.

DOWN: Tina Fey

30 Rock is shut out at the Globes as ratings for the show's fifth-season premiere drop 31 percent from last year, its worst bow to date. Whuck!?

SHOWBIZ STOCKS

UP: Time Warner Cable
$65.43 (+2.2%)

Wells Fargo's Marci Ryvicker praised the company for having the biggest presence at CES among pay TV operators.

DOWN: Walt Disney Co.
$38.40 (-3.8%)

After a run-up, the stock now "trades at a wider-than-normal premium to its peers," said Barclays' Anthony DiClemente.

 

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