The Report: THR Heat Index
Tracking good and bad weeks in the entertainment business.
DOWN David Zaslav
Yes, the Discovery head launched the long-gestating OWN with Oprah Winfrey. But he was forced to cancel a planned U.K. special re-enacting the autopsy of Michael Jackson after the Jackson estate and fans around the world rightfully revolted in disgust.
UP The Coen Brothers
True Grit will sail past $100 million this week, easily besting their previous box-office champ, No Country for Old Men ($74 million).
DOWN Chris sparling
The Buried screenwriter committed a major Oscar faux pas, sending a letter to Academy members fawning over his own script. Worse, his publicists at mPRm apparently reviewed it first.
SHOWBIZ STOCKS: Best/Worst of 2010
UP Netflix +218.9%
2009 close: $55.09
2010 close: $175.70
DOWN DreamWorks Animation -26.2%
2009 close: $39.95
2010 close: $29.47