THR Heat Index
Tracking the week's ups and downs in the business of entertainment.
UP: Hawk Koch
The first second-generation president in the 85-year history of the Academy, Koch brings a lifetime of knowledge and connections to the job. Top priority: securing an Oscar producer and host.
DOWN: Colin Farrell
Total Recall's disappointing $25.6 million domestic bow marks the star's second straight remake miss after last summer's Fright Night.
UP: Jimmy Fallon
The Late Night host surfaces as a possible Oscar emcee if Lorne Michaels produces the show. Regardless of whether he gets the gig, being part of the conversation is good for him.
DOWN: Aaron Sorkin
The Newsroom creator spars with hostile critics at TCA as a former New York Post writer who once dated him goes public about being "totally humiliated" by the show's gossip-columnist character she inspired.
World Westing (WWE)
Second-quarter earnings are 17 cents a share, about two cents more than expected.
DreamWorks Animation (DWA)
The film studio reports per-share profit of 15 cents in Q2, down from 40 cents a year ago and shy of expectations.