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A look at the week's ups and downs in the business of entertainment.

UP: Judy Sheindlin
TV's highest-paid judge (she's said to make $45 million a year) re-ups her deal with CBS Television Distribution through 2015 as she prepares to dominate an Oprah-free daytime landscape.

DOWN: Howard Stringer
Sony admits that hackers might have stolen customer information from more than 24 million Sony Online Entertainment accounts as fallout from the security breach continues. Next up: the inevitable lawsuits.  

UP: Mark Burnett
It's still early, but the reality producer's The Voice looks like it might be the rarest of TV commodities: a ratings hit on NBC.

DOWN: Debbie Liebling
Universal's president of production gets the ax just as Fast Five delivers a studio-record $83.6 million opening weekend. No one said Hollywood is fair. 


UP: Dish Network (DISH)
$29.23 (+20.2%)
Wall Street cheers the end of its seven-year legal dispute with TiVo, even the $500 million it will pay to license some of the DVR technologies.

DOWN: Netflix (NFLX)
$237.45 (-5.7%)
Investors worry about rising costs and what Dish might do with its Blockbuster acquisition.