Rosie O'Donnell: Acrimonious courtroom battle in wake of collapse of joint venture magazine bearing her name reveals she's mean to cancer survivors and yells at underlings. Plus, "Taboo," her $10 million Boy George broadway vehicle, is going nowhere.
Dan Brewster: Acrimonious courtroom battle in wake of collapse of joint venture magazine run by company he helms, Gruner & Jahr USA, exposed the manipulation of circ numbers across the organization. Brewster said in Ad Age that lots of publishers do it-a statement unlikely to win him any publishing popularity contests.
John Dooner: Publicly demoted from chairman of Interpublic Group of Cos. to return to McCann-Erickson WorldGroup, where he's forced to watch most cherished client Coca-Cola Co. parcel out bits of business to rivals.
David Hearn: If there's one thing worse than being publicly demoted from the top of a holding company, it's being forced to sell off your holding company-Hearn was CEO of Cordiant Communications-and then watch as much of it is shuttered.
Jim Schroer: Resigned in May as exec VP-global sales and marketing at Chrysler Group after advocating the marriage of content and commerce with Chrysler's $14 million deal with Celine Dion. The strategy was hit for the diva's CD sales, but did little for Pacificas.
Roy Disney: Ousted from the board of family business, and must watch rival Michael Eisner run the show, with only a Web site to rant from.
Rush Limbaugh: Oh well, guess he shouldn't have complained so much about those lax drug laws. Goes into rehab after National Enquirer breaks the story of his prescription-drug addiction.
Tommy Mottola: Sir Howard Stringer replaces Mariah Carey's ex as head of Sony's troubled music division with Andy Lack, a TV exec with no music experience. Lack wins kudos with massive restructuring and merger with BMG Entertainment.
Tom Rogers: The Primedia CEO quit, citing differences regarding the company's direction. It went something like: Controlling shareholde Henry Kravis decided to sell consumer titles, Tom Rogers disagreed, Tom Rogers left.