Sunday, June 16, 2024

Spider Man, Charlie Sheen Top Overnight Headlines


“Spider Man: Turn off the Dark”– as I reported on Sunday morning, there’s turmoil within the embattled Broadway show. A source says the show is going to be rewritten from top to bottom, that it won’t make the Tony Awards deadline of April 28th. and instead open in June. The New York Times is reporting that Julie Taymor might be replaced, which I hope is not true: it’s her show. Hopefully, a compromise can be worked out to bring in collaborators…

…And then Charlie Sheen: who made an 11 minute appearance on tonight, looking and sounding worse than ever. Before the plug was pulled he ranted, raved, and sweated. Meantime, the Hollywood Reporter is saying that “Two and a Half Men” creator Chuck Lorre has hired Howard Weitzman as his attorney. Warner Bros. lawyered up with John Spiegel. Sheen has Marty Singer, who’s famous for more bark than bite. But what’s clearer than ever is that Sheen has to be sacked by someone in his family or something truly tragic is going to happen. During the 11 minute show he sank out of camera sight and drank some liquid he called “tiger’s blood.” Trust me, it wasn’t Snapple.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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