Showbiz Sandbox 69: The Emmys Shine In Google TV’s Shadow

August 30, 2010


Host Jimmy Fallon helped pump some energy into this year’s Emmy Awards where a lot of new names and shows walked away with trophies.  Rick Porter, staff editor at Zap2it, provides some details about who won and who lost.  And the Emmy telecast received rave reviews.  One of the shows writers was David Wild, a contributing editor at Rolling Stone, and he gives us all the dirt on what went on behind-the-scenes.

In the future, the shows that win Emmys may not air on television, but instead be found online.  Alex Ben Block, a senior editor for the Hollywood Reporter and author of “George Lucas’s Blockbusting” fills us in on how we’ll be watching television in the future. . . that is if Google and Apple have their way.

As always, we review the week’s top entertainment headlines during Big Deal or Big Whoop.  Our Inside Baseball topic focuses on the news that video retailer Blockbuster may soon file for bankruptcy.

“Last Exorcism” Tops Box Office

Zap2it’s Emmy Coverage

Jimmy Fallon And The TV Academy Put On A Good Show

“Mad Men”, “Modern Family” Win Top Emmys

Google TV Plan Is Causing Jitters In Hollywood

Subscription TV Market Suffers Historic Decline

American Idol Responds After X-Factor Scandal

Walt Disney Studios Withdraws From Animation Guild

Broadway Ticket Sales This Week Increase Over Same Week Last Year

2010 Honorary Oscars Will Go To Coppola, Wallach and Godard

CBS Evening News Hit 20 Year Low In Total Viewers

Ultimate Chart Music Rankings

American Apparel’s Financial Woes Could Hurt Indie Music

Charges Settled Over Fake Reviews on iTunes

Little People Big World Ending After Six Seasons

Blockbuster Declaring Bankruptcy in mid-September