It is just a matter of time before a few of the generals at Fox are called to account after the year-long bombing raid that's left its studio clinging to life.

So come the whispers from inside, including this today to Jeffrey Wells: "Agents all say they're the studio of last resort, they don't pay money, and Rupert Murdoch has said they're all on a lifeboat and there are going to be radical changes there. He's unhappy, and when he gets this way he fires people. [Chernin's contract] "has been up for weeks and he still hasn't renewed it. I think he and Tom Rothman might leave." Brutal! Now Rothman will never get his Emmy. [Hollywood Elswehere]