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

March 1, 2011


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.


Oscar Talk: Final Edition, Oscar Wrap….

James Franco and Anne Hathaway Don’t Help Oscar Ratings….

Academy Yanks Credentials After Nikki Finke Spoils Oscars….

Charlie Sheen Passes Home Drug Test….

Charlie Sheen Rages In Open Letter….

CBS Suspends ‘Two And A Half Men’ Production After Charlie Sheen Comments….

No Easy Math In Determining Financial Hit From ‘Two And A Half Men’ Shutting Down….

Sheen Tantrum Likely To Cost In The Millions

Amazon Adds Streaming-Video Service For Prime Members

Music’s Top 40 Money Makers 2011….

Spider-Man Producers Mulling Another Delay For Opening Night….

Glee To Debut Original Music….

Another ‘American Idol’ Change: Online Voting

Apple And Others Plan “Studio Quality” Downloads

Hulu Set For Meteoric Growth In 2011….

MTV Launches New Digital Music Awards

YouTube Eyes Launch Of Subscription Service For Movies In U.K.….

Eminem Becomes Most ‘Liked’ Artist On Facebook….

Random House Switches To Agency Model For E-Book Sales….

Blockbuster Receives Bid From Debtholders….

Universal Is Latest Studio To Make Claim Against Blockbuster….