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Charting the week’s ups and downs in the business of entertainment.
UP: Scott Rudin
The producer scores his ninth Tony for Death of a Salesman (best play revival), his second major honor in a row after last year’s win for The Book of Mormon.
DOWN: Kelly Clarkson
The pop star’s ABC singing competition, Duets, is a ratings bomb, dropping to a 1.2 in the key demo and losing to Fox’s dating shows Take Me Out and The Choice.
UP: Philip Anschutz
The reclusive media mogul owns the Los Angeles Kings, winners of the Stanley Cup, and a new cable deal with Fox Sports that nearly doubles the team’s annual rights fee to about $21 million.
DOWN: Kenny Ortega
Lionsgate puts the director’s planned Dirty Dancing remake in a corner, delaying the movie until at least 2014 because of trouble casting the leads.
UP: Discovery Comm. (DISCA)
Analyst David Joyce reiterates “buy” recommendation based on international expansion and stock buybacks.
DOWN: Netflix (NFLX)
The service must use other sources to acquire Disney DVDs after failing to make a deal with the studio.
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