THR Heat Index

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

UP: Clint Culpepper

The Screen Gems chief scores his company's biggest opening weekend ever ($41.2 million) with The Vow, which cost only about $30 million to make.

UP: Ken Ehrlich

The longtime Grammys producer deftly incorporates Whitney Houston tributes into a classy telecast that draws more viewers (about 40 million) than any ceremony since 1984.

DOWN: Chris Pine

The actor's former agency sues for millions in commissions from Star Trek as Fox bumps his This Means War from a Valentine's Day opening to Feb. 17 to avoid The Vow.

DOWN: Rupert Murdoch

Another scandal hits News Corp. as journalists at The Sun are arrested in a widening police bribery probe. Does Murdoch have another News of the World on his hands?

SHOWBIZ STOCKS

UP: Madison Square Garden Co. (MSG)
$32.03 (+7.6%)

Entertainment franchises like the Radio City Christmas Spec-tacular helped MSG post better-than-expected quarterly results.

DOWN: Yahoo (YHOO)
$15.37 (-2.9%)

Reports suggest talks to sell its stakes in Alibaba and Yahoo Japan for about $12 billion have fallen apart.

 
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