THR Heat Index

Courtesy of Activision

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

UP: Ricky Gervais

Only in ratings-hungry Hollywood could Gervais insult half the town and the HFPA president and be invited back to do the same thing at the Golden Globes all over again.

DOWN: Joy Behar

Despite a recent ratings boost for the Casey Anthony trial, the host's HLN show is canceled after two modestly rated seasons.

UP: Bobby Kotick

The Activision CEO's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 earns more than $775 million in five days of release, besting the opening total for any other form of entertainment.

DOWN: James L. Brooks

After 20 years at Sony Pictures, the Oscar-winning filmmaker loses his overall deal in the wake of the 2010 bomb How Do You Know, which cost $120 million and made just $48 million worldwide.


UP: Sirius XM Radio
$1.78 (+4.7%)

Lazard Capital Markets calls Sirius "an unusually resilient growth story" and upgrades stock to "buy."

$197.14 (-9.3%)

Researcher IHS says Amazon loses $2.70 on each Kindle Fire sold, though CEO Jeff Bezos said he aimed to turn a profit.