THR Heat Index
Tracking the week's ups and downs in the business of entertainment.
UP: Jeffrey Katzenberg
With 12 Annie Award nominations, DreamWorks Animation's Kung Fu Panda 2 tops Paramount's Rango (9 noms) and Disney's Winnie the Pooh (8) and Cars 2 (7). DWA's Puss in Boots picked up another 9 noms.
DOWN: Edgar Bronfman Jr.
The executive is stepping down as chairman of Warner Music Group in the wake of its $3.3 billion purchase earlier this year by Len Blavatnik's Access Industries and Bronfman's failed effort to buy rival EMI.
UP: Kim Kardashian
Kourtney & Kim Take New York hits ratings highs on E!, suggesting the Kardashian brand hasn't been tarnished by Kim's 72-day marriage debacle.
DOWN: Donald Trump
Republican strategists call the Apprentice star's planned presidential debate a "circus" that might embarrass the party days before the key Iowa caucus.
UP: Walt Disney Co. (DIS)
Board approves a 50 percent dividend hike to 60 cents a share, its biggest increase in more than a decade.
DOWN: Carmike Cinemas (CKEK)
Wedbush analyst lowers estimates based on fourth-quarter box office tracking 6.4 percent lower than last year.