Tuesday, March 1, 2011

In an article released by CNN, Charlie Sheen was interviewed and stated that he was "on a quest to claim absolute victory.” As we all know, Sheen has been all over the news for the past couple weeks. His problems began many years ago but we all tend to mainly focus on the past month. We've all heard the accusations of sheen partaking in crack binges. But Sheen still claims that he never was an addict and simply lives life to the fullest. Even after all of his problems, he still felt that he had the right to ask CBS for a raise from his hit show Two and a Half Men. Although this may seem completely ridiculous at the moment, the demand for Charlie Sheen is higher than ever. CBS must be making incredible amounts of money off of Sheen considering they've agreed to increase his pay by one million dollars per episode. The fact of the matter is, Charlie Sheen's negative publicity over the years has only benefited him positively. Although we do feel sorry for the guy, we still have a serious demand to see him on TV.

4 comments:

  1. Please capitalize Sheen. So do you believe the old saying about bad publicity is good publicity? Do you foresee him getting more work in the future? Are his antics glorifying drug use? Do you think “Hollywood” should place some sort of drug testing policy in place for stars? If so, how do you think this regulation would affect the marketability of “Hollywood”?

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  2. The old saying completely applies here, Charlie Sheen is becoming more and more of a figure in the spotlight even though he shouldn't be. "Hollywood" should not place some sort of testing because none of the stars would pass. Therefore, all the shows would most likely be shut down due to lack of actors and actresses.

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  3. I agree with Taylor, Charlie Sheen's negative publicity has allowed him to become more of a commodity. Although Sheen appears to be another irrational star his ability to capitalize on his publicity in asking for a raise does relate back to economic principles and is rather ingenious. Sheen has capitalized on the notion that he is in demand and that asking for a raise is justifiable so long as his antics continue. I believe Sheen will continue to get work and be in demand so long as he is sane enough to act, but irrational enough to ride the publicity train he is currently on. Blake A.

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  4. Because Sheen has finally gone off the deep end, I think that even though we all agree his crazy antics and attention grabbers may not be good for his reputation, but they sure are good for the economy! His ticket sales for his "world 'concert' tour" were sold out within the first day of sales. The demand for Sheen has shot through the roof, because of his entertaining self-pity. The people who bought the tickets to his show do not know what he will be 'performing' on stage until they get there, and the show is non-refundable. Sheen has stimulated the economy for a bit, but is it enough? Like said by Blake, as long as Sheen stays sane enough for people to watch him, the demand will continue to rise steadily. Hopefully, Sheen can keep up the demand to help the economy get ‘better.’ Even though as defined by GDP, the economy is getting healthier, it is still not enough to even begin to be what the American public used to have before this generation.

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