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Tracking good and bad weeks in the business of entertainment.

UP Lady Gaga
Who cares if “Born This Way” sounds like Madonna? The egg stunt and another strong Grammys performance should help the single debut at No. 1.

UP Ken Ehrlich
The longtime Grammys producer scored 26.6 million viewers for CBS, the most in
a decade.

DOWN Julie Taymor
Brutal reviews for her Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, two citations for Labor Department violations and even a Saturday Night Live commercial mocking the musical’s on-set injuries. Incredibly, the box office is still good.

DOWN David Bergstein
The film executive’s three remaining companies were forced into bankruptcy, meaning about 1,300 movies will be sold off.

SHOWBIZ STOCKS

UP Sinclair (SBGI)
$12.41 (+29.7%)
Generated more revenue from political ads during Q4 than it did two years ago during a presidential election.

DOWN New York Times (NYT)
$10.22 (-6.2%)
Newspaper stocks initially reacted positively to the AOL-Huffington Post deal, but most didn’t hold their gains.

 
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