So is your favorite on the list? Billboard magazine is releasing its list of the biggest music money makers in 2012. Some are expected, others are a surprise (especially the amount of money #1 pulls in). I think I’m goin’ country, ya’ll. Take a look…
#10 – ADELE, $13,081,909
Forget “Rolling In The Deep,” this British beauty is rolling in the dough. And get this, she didn’t even get to complete her tour because of her throat issues and she still pulled in mega bucks! Love me some, Adele.
#9 – JASON ALDEAN, $13,409,011
Ok, so can anyone tell me who Jason Aldean is? Yeah, I didn’t know either. Some country dude, but apparently someone knows him b/c he earned almost as much as Adele and everyone knows her.
#8 – CELINE DION, $14,261,515
Celine’s Vegas show is helping bring in the bug bucks… Her 2007 album sold more than 300,000 copies in 2011, plus nearly a million downloads of her music.
#7 – BON JOVI, $15,835,856
Bon Jovi is iconic. No wonder they are in the Top 10. They have been merchandising like crazy with videos, downloads and more, all stemming from last year’s tour, “The Circle.”
According to TMZ, after reading a poem about how much he hates Detroit, Sheen now has someone on stage asking him questions and moderating. The crowd seems much more receptive. Also, the opening stand-up comic was axed from the Chicago show after the Detroit audience booed him from the stage. Sheen is also interacting with the crowd, exchanging shirts with a man after someone yelled, “Get naked!” Thankfully, he didn’t.
During a question about his marriages, Sheen refers to ex-wife, Brooke Mueller, as that “kidnapper b****.” Ouch! That’s the mother of your children, dude!
From Twitter, someone posts that Sheen gives a shout out to Chicago PD: “I love your emblem it looks like you’re just out there whaling on bad guys.”
Richard Roeper (@richardroeper) is inside the theatre and tweets that Sheen complains about the heat on stage. “Is it me or is it like a Cambodian outhouse in a heat wave up here?” Roeper also adds that whatever you are doing tonight, “including sleeping, it’s probably more engaging than this.”
Sheen also complains about the “hooker” (my word, his was much worse) from the Plaza Hotel. He says she owes him “a watch and some love.”
The show is now on a 10-minute break. Roeper says he hopes the show actually starts after the break. Hmmm, not boding well for Mr. Sheen.
Other Twitterers are chiming in. One says the show is “as amusing as a pile of dead puppies.” Another adds, “Charlie Sheen’s Chicago [show] bombing, but not like Detroit.”
The 10-minute intermission turned into 25 minutes, but at 9:14pm, Sheen returned to the stage, according to TMZ.
Richard Roeper (@richardroeper) tweets: “Whoever this guy is questioning Sheen, he’s just awful. If you were sitting next to these two guys in a bar, you’d find another table…”
TMZ reports that Sheen says he owes Heidi Fleiss $2 million and he pays for sex because he has millions. Now if he would only use some of that money for therapy.
Richard Roeper says “amazingly” it looks like 95% of the crowd is still in the theatre.
TMZ reports that Sheen says he would go back to “Two and Half Men,” but he goes on to call the people who run the show “blood suckers.” And then he calls co-star Jon Cryer, a “rock star.” Charlie, do you really think they want you back???
TMZ says Charlie is now reading a letter from one of the goddesses. I’m not even at the show and I am bored to death.
9:53… the show is finally over. Now, Charlie Sheen, please leave Chicago and don’t come back. As God is my witness, I am done posting about Charlie Sheen.
Charlie, oh, Charlie! With all of the millions you have made, couldn’t you have hired writers to help you craft your live show instead of just winging it (as it seems you have done). Another bad night on stage could spell doom for the rest of Sheen’s tour.
TMZ reports that the Chicago Theatre may be planning extra security for crowd control tonight since Sheen’s dreadful performance in Detroit last night. TMZ has also learned that there are still 200-300 seats available per show at remaining venues. So much for the hype that Sheen was “sold out.” Additionally, TMZ reports that since Sheen’s horrible stage shenanigans last night, people are trying to unload their tickets as fast as they can.
Who’s WINNING now?
MORE: The Hollywood Reporter provides more details on tonight’s disastrous Charlie Sheen show in Detroit.
UPDATE: EW reports the show looks like it is wrapping up just 50 minutes after Sheen took the stage. People are walking out of the theater early.
Entertainment Weekly is live blogging Charlie Sheen’s first live show in Detroit tonight and not only is he talking complete non-sense, but he is also being booed by the audience. Sheen replied, “I already go your money, dude.” Click the link for live updates. The show just seems to be getting worse and worse. EW’s writer on the scene calls it “a disaster.” And TMZ reported yesterday that the tickets say there are no refunds. Sheen told the audience tonight, “You paid your hard-earned money without knowing what this show was about.” You can say that again.
Sheen plays Chicago Sunday night. Well, he is supposed to anyway. We’ll see what happens after the mess in Detroit.
Well that has to be the shortest tour partnership in history! Just hours after announcing on “Good Morning, America” that she was going on a North American tour with Enrique Iglesias, Billboard.com reports Enrique has pulled out. DAMN!!! Maybe Enrique isn’t about the drama that Britney brings along. Maybe Enrique feels he is the bigger star. Maybe Enrique wants to go on tour with someone who actually sings in their live shows. Maybe.
Now, the big question…can Brit Brit go it alone? A lot of artists have shifted to smaller venues b/c people are not popping for concert tickets anymore and it’s much harder to sell out an arena. Good luck, Brit Brit. You’ll need it!
Morrison is releasing a solo album and going on tour. “I’m gonna go all over the world actually. I start band rehearsal in two weeks when we go on our little Christmas break,” he tells Entertainment Weekly. Morrison says his solo project is due in May. “I’m really really happy with it and I can’t wait for people to hear it as well.”
Meanwhile, the cast of GLEE is taking its hugely successfull concert show to the UK and Ireland ths summer. So if you missed it stateside, it’s time to hop across the pond.