BOX OFFICE PREVIEW: `SKYFALL’ TRACKING FOR HUGE WEEKEND IN NORTH AMERICAN DEBUT
The 23rd installment in the James Bond franchise already has earned nearly $300 million overseas; Steven Spielberg’s `Lincoln’ tests the waters, opens in 11 cities.
`DOG’ CHAPMAN SCORES BIG LEGAL VICTORY AGAINST `BOUNTY HUNTER’ PRODUCER
The California Labor Commissioner deems Boris Krutonog an unlicensed talent agent and awards Chapman more than $500,000 in a long-running feud.
JUDGE DENIES INJUNCTION AGAINST DISH `AUTOHOP AD-SKIPPER’
Judge Dolly Gee makes a secret ruling on a technology that Fox argues will irreparably harm the television industry.
`X-FACTOR’ MYSTERY: WHAT’S THAT IN BRITNEY SPEARS’ EAR?
Is the pop star-turned-TV judge super-sensitive to high-volume audience screams, or are show producers feeding her lines and direction via an IFB? THR gets to the bottom of earplug-gate.
`AMERICAN IDOL’S’ JESSICA SANCHEZ ON `GLEE’: 5 POSSIBLE STORYLINES
Will the season 11 runner-up be part of a tribute to Barbra Streisand? Play Santana’s cousin? A New Directions rival? THR presents a handful of scenarios for the singer’s future role on the Fox musical.