Forecast '08

Who knows what the industry will look like next year?  We do.

Predicting shifts in the entertainment landscape is like forecasting a tornado: You never know what will happen, and the winds of change appear swiftly and often destructively. That hasn't stopped the resident "media-rologists" at The Hollywood Reporter from prognosticating which companies and executives will make news in 2008. True, there are no guarantees (except maybe that Will Smith's next movie will open huge). But we've trained our Doppler Mega 7000 HD Accu Cam on the year ahead, so hold on to your hats.

Katie Couric

Gets the Hook

When Katie Couric arrived at CBS in 2006, she was hailed as the perfect antidote to stodgy evening news. Before 2009 rolls around, her anchor chair will be empty again.