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

UP: Dawn Ostroff

With her appointment as president of Conde Nast Entertainment, the former CW entertainment president lands on her feet roughly six months after departing the television network.

UP: Shirley MacLaine

The six-time Oscar nominee -- and winner for Terms of Endearment -- will receive the AFI Life Achievement Award at a June gala tribute.

DOWN: Hank Azaria

Although The Simpsons voice actor took a pay cut to help keep the series on the air, his other TV project -- NBC freshman Free Agents -- got the ax.

DOWN: David Stern

The NBA commissioner cancels the first two weeks of the basketball season as owners and players, he says, remain "very far apart on virtually all issues."


UP: Yahoo (Yhoo)
$15.86 (+17.2%)

The company reportedly ends an effort to purchase Hulu as rumors swirl that Yahoo itself is a takeover target.

UP: Pandora (P)
$14.28 (+7%)

With the death of Apple's Steve Jobs and the rising market, the online music alternative to iTunes gains.

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