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

DOWN: Taylor Lautner
A day after the Twilight hunk's action debut Abduction bows to a disappointing $10.9 million (with only a 30 percent male audience), studio Lionsgate projects a big second-quarter loss.

UP: Jeff Fager
The CBS News chairman takes home a network-best 10 News and Documentary Emmys at the Sept. 26 ceremony, including awards for 60 Minutes, which will be OK despite Andy Rooney's exit.

UP: Donna Langley
The Universal co-chairman re-ups until 2014, a vote of confidence despite a mixed box-office record.

UP: Megan Colligan & Josh Greenstein
Paramount's marketing heads get big-time promotions in the studio's  reorganization, reflecting their transformation of its marketing operation into one of the best in Hollywood.


UP: Dish Network (DISH)
$27.63 (+1.4%)
Investors like its Blockbuster Movie Pass, which bundles pay TV with streaming and DVDs by mail.

DOWN: Viacom (VIA)
$50.75 (-11.7%)
The conglomerate will see ad-sales growth in the high single digits this quarter, down from double-digit projections.

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