Showbiz Sandbox 52: Recruiting Sandra Bullock’s Baby

Things could have gone better this past week for the hosts of Showbiz Sandbox.  J. Sperling Reich couldn’t connect to the Internet, Michael Giltz was almost washed away by a flood in Nashville, Tennessee and Karen Woodward showed up at her 20-year high school reunion only to find out that her high school crush was happily married. Thankfully there was plenty of entertainment news to discuss.

The remake of “A Nightmare On Elm Street” topped the box office, scooping up $32.2 million in North America, more than the first, second, fifth and seventh installments of the original franchise. “How To Train Your Dragon” continues to perform strongly and came in second. Oversees “Iron Man 2” opened to just over $100 million in 53 territories. The only question now is how much money will it make in North America, and will poor advance reviews affect the gross. (Don’t bet on it).

Lots of big names broke their silence this week. Director Roman Polansky blogged about being arrested in Switzerland. NBC programming chief Jeff Gaspin, told the New York Times Conan O’Brien was no longer a problem or a threat to his late-night lineup since he’s moving to cable. O’Brien gave his first televised interview since departing “The Tonight Show” to “60 Minutes”. Actress Sandra Bullock gave an exclusive to People magazine about her personal life and the adoption of her son. 

Apparently musician Courtney Love is also speaking out, maybe a little too much. As her band Hole releases a new album she lets loose about past loves and past drug use. Finally during Inside Baseball we discuss Apple’s decision to shut down web streaming music service Lala. What does this mean for a subscription version of iTunes?

While Sharing ‘Iron Man’ Revenue, Disney Tightens Grip On Franchise
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB20001424052748703….

Actress Lynn Redgrave Dies At 67
http://www.cnn.com/2010/SHOWBIZ/Movies/05/03/lynn.redgrave.obit/?hpt=T3

I Can Remain Silent No Longer!
http://www.bernard-henri-levy.com/i-can-remain-silent-no-longer-5380.html

‘Chuck’ Fans Plan SOS Flash Mob
http://popwatch.ew.com/2010/04/30/chuck-flashmobs-save-show-nbc/

Save Our Shows Verdict: Give ‘Law & Order’ A Reprieve
http://www.usatoday.com/life/television/news/2010-05-03-SOSstrip03….

NBC Opens Up Its Wallet To Build Prime Time
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/03/business/media/03nbc.html

Courtney Love Addresses Sex, Drugs and Rock ‘N’ Roll
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/gossip/2010/04/courtney-love-addresses….

Bill Condon To Directo ‘Breaking Dawn’
http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1637985/20100428/story.jhtml

Casting Of “Last Airbender” Stirs Controversy
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-ca-air-bender-201….

Lindsay Lohan Not Bankable “Other Side” Director Says
http://www.mtv.com/movies/news/articles/1637801/story.jhtml

Disney Theatrical Looking To Disney Films For Future Productions
http://www.stitchkingdom.com/disney-news/theatre-disney/disney….

Batman 3 Sets Release Date In 2010
http://www.heatvisionblog.com/2010/04/batman-3-release-date….

Apple Shutting Lala: Subscription iTunes Soon?
http://paidcontent.org/article/419-apple-shutting-lala-subscription-itunes-soon/

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