THR Heat Index

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Tracking the week's ups and downs in the business of entertainment.

UP: Kevin Reilly
The Fox entertainment topper ends the 2010-11 season with the network's seventh consecutive win in the key adults 18-49 demographic, thanks again to American Idol.

DOWN: Simon Cowell
Turmoil on his much-hyped The X Factor as British judge Cheryl Cole is fired weeks after taping began.

UP: Lady Gaga
First-week sales of her Born This Way album could hit 1 million units as Amazon learns a lesson from trying to sell it for 99 cents (its servers crashed).

UP: Terrence Malick
In four U.S. theaters, his latest, The Tree of Life, opened to a $93,320 per-screen average, besting Black Swan to set a record for a Fox Searchlight film.


$10.37 (+9.5%)
Calling it "too cheap to ignore," Lazard Capital Markets upgrades stock to "buy" with a $13 target price.

DOWN: Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBGI)
$9.47 (-7.4%)
TV station owner pays undisclosed sum to acquire wrestling franchise Ring of Honor.

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