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

August 30, 2010

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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.

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“Last Exorcism” Tops Box Office
http://articles.latimes.com/2010/aug/30/entertainment/la-et-boxoffice-20100830

Zap2it’s Emmy Coverage
http://www.zap2it.com/tv/emmys/

Jimmy Fallon And The TV Academy Put On A Good Show
http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2010/08/emmys-2010-jimmy-fallon-and-the-tv-academy-put-on-a-good-show.html

“Mad Men”, “Modern Family” Win Top Emmys
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/news/e3idbe87d2389f4477c53625b21725c846f

Google TV Plan Is Causing Jitters In Hollywood
http://articles.latimes.com/2010/aug/17/business/la-fi-ct-googletv-20100818

Subscription TV Market Suffers Historic Decline
http://www.mediaweek.com/mw/content_display/news/cable-tv/e3i3b619fdcfedcfc7913bc7d6a354495aa

American Idol Responds After X-Factor Scandal
http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/08/27/american-idol-responds-after-x-factor-scandal/

Walt Disney Studios Withdraws From Animation Guild
http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/08/25/walt-disney-studios-withdraws-from-animation-guild/

Broadway Ticket Sales This Week Increase Over Same Week Last Year
http://www.ticketnews.com/news/Broadway-ticket-sales-drop-more-than-million-at-the-box-office081025753

2010 Honorary Oscars Will Go To Coppola, Wallach and Godard
http://www.firstshowing.net/2010/08/25/2010s-honorary-oscars-will-go-to-coppola-wallach-godard/

CBS Evening News Hit 20 Year Low In Total Viewers
http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/08/24/cbs-evening-news-ties-20-year-low/?hp

Ultimate Chart Music Rankings
http://www.ultimatechart.com/

American Apparel’s Financial Woes Could Hurt Indie Music
http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/content_display/industry/e3ia4556ea7eb5985d2c62c96f9fd5e4e02

Charges Settled Over Fake Reviews on iTunes
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/27/technology/27ftc.html?hpw

Little People Big World Ending After Six Seasons
http://www.overthelimit.info/entertainment/2010/08/29/little-people-big-world-ending-after-six-seasons/

Blockbuster Declaring Bankruptcy in mid-September
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/entertainmentnewsbuzz/2010/08/blockbuster-tells-hollywood-studios-its-preparing-for-midseptember-bankruptcy.html

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