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The Oscars

I watched the Oscars and was disappointed that Sandra Bullock wasn’t nominated for anything.  Then I realized that’s because  she didn’t have to work last year after raking in $56 millions in 2009 for The Proposal and Blind Side.   Anne Heche must be really angry because she just revealed that she regrets turning down Sandra Bullock’s role in Speed. I had to google who Anne Heche is…but she was  just as  big of a star as Sandra Bullock at that time and she is a fine actress too.  Despite the relatively unknown Sandra Bullock, the movie was a hit and catapulted Sandra Bullock instantly to an overpaid star.   I think for Blind Side, they should have gone with Anne Heche to save some money since it was such a good script.

Charlie Sheen lost his sweet gig

Charlie Sheen just lost his sweet gig because of his recent radio rant, which led the network to cancel the show.  Too bad, Sheen will have to kiss his fat $1.2 million/episode paycheck goodbye.  Now, that’s a sweet gig by anyone’s standard.  I would like the network to replace Sheen with another actor for $200,000/episode (which is still a sweet gig for 99% of the population)  to save the advertisers $1 million/episode.  Sheen is probably the best actor for this role given his mirroring lifestyle and will get the show more ratings and its advertisers more sales.   But we all know in business, what matters is profit not revenue.  The advertisers might have more revenues with Sheen, but they would have to get more than $1 million in sales per episode to get better profit with Sheen.  Finally, it’s not at all certain that this advertising generates a positive return.  If it did, then why would any company ever cut advertising spending?  … read more