20th Century Fox, a friend tells me, is a pensive, unhappy place to be right now. “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.” The friend points out that the contact of Fox president/COO Peter Chernin “has been up for weeks and he still hasn’t renewed it. I think he and [Fox Filmed Entertainment chairman] Tom Rothman might leave.”