Showbiz Sandbox 94: Charlie Sheen Is More Entertaining Than The Oscars

The 83rd Annual Academy Awards are finally over and, as expected, “The King’s Speech” took home most of the top prizes, including Best Picture. IndieWire’s Anne Thompson gives us her take on all the winners and losers, not to mention the poorly received Oscar telecast. One day before the Oscars Anne was at the Independent Spirit Awards and she reveals what the attendees were up to during the commercial breaks.

Remarkably actor Charlie Sheen just about managed to upstage the Oscars, and he wasn’t even there. Though that may be the only place Sheen could not be found. He continued his oddball antics by calling into radio shows, texting gossip websites and appearing on news programs causing CBS to ceased production of “Two And A Half Men”. The question on everyone’s mind now is just how much money does the network stand to lose by dumping the hit show.

Speaking of money, we discuss the music industry’s top earners in 2010 and how some of them made the list without releasing an album. We review all the week’s entertainment news including Broadway’s new number one show, plans to take “American Idol” voting online and the sale of troubled home video giant Blockbuster.

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Oscar Talk: Final Edition, Oscar Wrap
http://blogs.indiewire.com/thompsononhollywood/2011/02/28/oscar_talk_final….

James Franco and Anne Hathaway Don’t Help Oscar Ratings
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/tvblog/2011/02/james-franco-and-anne….

Academy Yanks Credentials After Nikki Finke Spoils Oscars
http://www.thewrap.com/awards/column-post/nikki-finke-spoils-oscars-academy….

Charlie Sheen Passes Home Drug Test
http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2011/02/exclusive-photos-details-test-my….

Charlie Sheen Rages In Open Letter
http://www.tmz.com/2011/02/24/charlie-sheen-open-letter-two-and-a-half-men….

CBS Suspends ‘Two And A Half Men’ Production After Charlie Sheen Comments
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/showtracker/2011/02/cbs-suspends-two-and-a….

No Easy Math In Determining Financial Hit From ‘Two And A Half Men’ Shutting Down
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/entertainmentnewsbuzz/2011/02/no-easy-math….

Sheen Tantrum Likely To Cost In The Millions
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/26/business/media/26cbs.html?ref=television

Amazon Adds Streaming-Video Service For Prime Members
http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20110222-713587.html?mg=com-wsj

Music’s Top 40 Money Makers 2011
http://www.billboard.com/#/features/music-s-top-40-money-makers-2011….

Spider-Man Producers Mulling Another Delay For Opening Night
http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/02/26/spider-man-producers-mulling….

Glee To Debut Original Music
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/music_blog/2011/02/glee-debuts-original….

Another ‘American Idol’ Change: Online Voting
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/25/arts/television/25idol.html

Apple And Others Plan “Studio Quality” Downloads
http://www.musicweek.com/story.asp?sectioncode=1&storycode=1044305&c=1

Hulu Set For Meteoric Growth In 2011
http://www.adweek.com/aw/content_display/news/digital/e3i1234cfca44….

MTV Launches New Digital Music Awards
http://www.musicweek.com/story.asp?sectioncode=1&storycode=1044333&c=1

YouTube Eyes Launch Of Subscription Service For Movies In U.K.
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/youtube-eyes-launch-subscription….

Eminem Becomes Most ‘Liked’ Artist On Facebook
http://www.thedailyswarm.com/headlines/social-media-boring-eminem….

Random House Switches To Agency Model For E-Book Sales
http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/bookselling….

Blockbuster Receives Bid From Debtholders
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB100014240527487038002045761587822….

Universal Is Latest Studio To Make Claim Against Blockbuster
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/entertainmentnewsbuzz/2011/02/….