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Marketing Expert: Charlie Sheen is Now #HalfWinning

Perhaps Charlie Sheen’s marketing appeal should now be measured by an east coast BBQ restaurant. Especially since his recent antics basically torched one-half of his audience base.

In a Daily Beast article, Maria Elena Fernandez gets the name of a marketing intelligence firm a tad wrong. It should read The Q Scores Company, not The Q Company. Former ABC-TV marketing VP Henry Schafer tells the reporter that although the Anger Management star’s Q score is up, that notoriety has come at a price:

“It looks like from everything that transpired, it was his female appeal that got hit the hardest,” Schafer said. “He’s a complete turn-off to women right now, whereas, back in the day, at the height of Two and a Half Men, he was way above average with female consumers. He’s lost most of his consumer strength with women of all ages and men 35 and older. But young males, 18 to 34, were relatively unaffected by all of his ranting and raving.”

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Michael Arden Readies Bold Theatrical Experiment La Ronde

Recently, Charlie Sheen indicated via Twitter that he was most definitely planning to attend a night of La Ronde, the adults-only LA theater experiment set for July 18-22. Not bad for a pilot production most people around town have yet to learn about.

“I was definitely thrilled to be re-tweeted by Charlie,” La Ronde director and Anger Management co-star Michael Arden tells FishbowlLA. “He’s such a good guy who takes a vested interested in everyone he works with, I’m not surprised he tweeted it. It’s hard to say how much impact the re-tweet had, given the mysteries of the Internet. But I have a feeling we got a few more glances at our Kickstarter page than we would have gotten, otherwise.”

That Kickstarter page is the key. The select group of people who helped Arden reach his $6,000 not-for-profit goal and an equal amount of VIPS such as Sheen are the only ones who will get to watch the intimate couples dramatics, based on 1900 source material by Arthur Schnitzler. Attendees will receive nightly instructions to show up at various Hollywood locations, without knowing who’s in the various playlet elements or where the action might lead them.

“What drew me to staging this piece as a promenade-style production was that in LA Ronde, the sexual encounters between people are almost like a baton-relay,” Arden explains. “I wondered what it would be like if the audience was passed through the story, like a baton. I was also very inspired by several productions by the theatre company Punchdrunk, an English immersive theatre group. I love the idea of voyeurism in this play and setting it in such an intimate environment.”

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Rolling Stone Cover Brings Charlie Sheen Full Circle

When Martin Sheen shot his November 1979 cover for Rolling Stone magazine, a teenage Charlie watched in awe from the sidelines. As the latter explains in a behind-the-scenes video for the continuation of this particular family tradition, he told himself at the time, “I want to do THAT.”

Strangely, the magazine’s editors chose a rather innocuous shot for the 2012 cover. Sheen cavorts with a number of women in the above video, but you’d never know at the newsstand unless you thumb into the actual article. Dad’s photographer was Annie Leibovitz; Charlie’s session was handled by Peggy Sirota.

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The FishbowlLA Interview with Charlie Sheen: ‘If I saw Chuck [Lorre] on the street I would give him a hug. For the first seven years, not the eighth.’

He’s still got it.

The long odyssey surrounding his abrupt departure from Two and a Half Men is long over, but Charlie Sheen still knows how to throw a party, and he still has strong feelings about the incident, even if he doesn’t exactly know what happened.

“I don’t know what it was, I am still baffled by it. Can that ever happen again, the way it did?” Sheen told us, after being asked whether another celebrity could find themselves in a similar situation. “Who could you make Being John Malkovich about, if not John Malkovich?”

The ArKadia nightclub at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach has been taken over by Sheen, Lionsgate TV and Debmar-Mercury, the producer and distributor of his new show, Anger Management. There are mermaids swimming in the outdoor pool, and women dressed as tables (yes, seriously) on which drinks have been placed. There are a handful of celebrities in attendance, including Katie Couric, Jeff Probst, Ricki Lake and Steve Harvey.

We are sitting in Sheen’s VIP cabana, it is nearly midnight. He would have an excellent view of the mermaids and the pool, except there is a throng of people on the other side of the velvet rope, wanting to say hi.

“It looks like chaos, but everyone is happy to see me, nothing but kind words to offer,” he says.

That doesn’t mean he is pleased with the way he has treated in the press. When asked about making the press rounds to promote his new show, he replied with a rebuke of the harsh words that have been thrown at him over the last year.

“I don’t really care, because I don’t take any of it personally, it is just words, coming from people that don’t know anything about me. So how much stock can you put in it, you know, a strangers random opinion?” Sheen said. “It is like getting mad at a three-year old for hurting your feelings. I never read anything anymore, because all that happens is you get upset.”

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Entertainment Weekly‘s Kristen Baldwin Talks ‘Entertainers of the Year’

In a year of Adele on the radio, Bridesmaids at the box office, Jay-Z and Kanye on the Throne, and Charlie Sheen on another planet entirely, how the hell do you pick the definitive Entertainer of the Year?

Surprisingly, the folks at Entertainment Weekly say their choice for the top spot was a shoo-in: Daniel Radcliffe. “He’s proven that he’s going to have a career outside Harry Potter,” said executive editor Kristen Baldwin in our Media Beat interview.

Baldwin also discussed the magazine’s editorial process for churning out such lists on a weekly (daily for EW.com) basis. “Well, it’s never come to blows,” she said with a laugh. “I mean, it’s entertainment. Nobody’s really getting worked up about it, but you’re in a room with a lot of smart, funny people. So, it’s sort of like ‘one liner, one liner, one liner’ as people try to make their case and put down other people’s cases.”

So, which pop culture trends will define 2012? Watch the full video for Baldwin’s predictions.

You can also view this video on YouTube.

Part 2: Kristen Baldwin on Bringing EW to Tablets: ‘We really wanted to wait until we got it right’
Part 3: EW‘s Kristen Baldwin on the Ryan Gosling Factor

Charlie Sheen Isn’t #Winning at Twitter

Charlie Sheen accidentally tweeted his phone number to the internet.

“310-954-7277 Call me bro. C.” was supposed to be a direct message to Justin Bieber, but Twitter is hard for The Olds. According to the NY Post, Sheen was promptly besieged by countless phone calls and texts. His number has since been shut down.

It’s no surprise that the drug-addled Sheen had a Twitter blunder, but why the heck is he DMing Justin Bieber in the first place? No one over the age of 17 has any business sending their phone # to the Beebs. You stay away from that kid, Charlie. You got nothing he needs.

TIME Magazine Clotheslines Kris Humphries

It’s that time of year when the weekly news magazines go haywire with Top Ten lists. Over at the healthier TIME end of the publishing spectrum, there are a whopping 54 compilations to choose from.

For FishbowlLA’s money, nothing says “2011” quite like the category of “Top 10 Fleeting Celebrities.” And in a cruel, ironic twist (or as a reflection of good work by the Kardashian publicists), it is not Khloe, Kim or Khourtney who tops this particular Megan Gibson rundown, but rather an innocent NBA bystander:

Short as it was, we’re guessing that the [Kim Kardashian] marriage lasted longer than our memory of Humphries will.

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Comic Patrice O’Neal Dead at 41

Stand-up comic Patrice O’Neal passed away this morning from complications due to a stroke he suffered in October. O’Neal had been battling diabetes for years.

O’Neal’s manager Matt Frost said in a statement:

Many of us have lost a close and loved friend; all of us have lost a true comic genius. His mother, who was also his best friend, was at his side. Patrice is survived by his wife, Vondecarlo; his step daughter Aymilyon, sister Zinder, and his mother Georgia. The family wishes to thank all of the fans and friends who have expressed an outpouring of love and support for Patrice these past weeks. We ask that you please respect the family’s request for privacy at this difficult time.

O’Neal was a frequent guest on The Opie and Anthony Show on Sirius XM radio, and it was the radio show that first broke the news of his stroke last month. O’Neal had guest roles on several TV shows including The Office, Arrested Development and Chappelle’s Show. He was a regular on Tough Crowd With Colin Quinn. Just recently he had appeared on Comedy Central’s roast of Charlie Sheen.

O’Neal starred in his first hour-long Comedy Central special just this past February. The network will re-air the special, called Elephant in the Room, twice tomorrow in his memory.

 

Ashton Kutcher’s State of Social Media Address

It may seem odd for a celebrity whose reputation has been greatly enhanced on Twitter to bemoan the fact that anyone can log on to social media and spread unverified information about a third party. But that’s just what Ashton Kutcher has done.

Even stranger is the fact that A+K’s four-minute self-videotaped dispatch feels very much like a slowed down version of the crazy spring 2011 rants of his Two and a Half Men predecessor Charlie Sheen. Kutcher, who presently has north of eight million Twitter followers, wants them and everyone else to take more responsibility for the “honesty” of what they tweet, status-update, text and pass on:

“The cost threshold in social media today is zero dollars… There is no gatekeeper of the truth; we are our own editors, publishers, printers… Thereby people can bastardize the truth in any way, shape or form they want, and spread that around the world.”

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Ashton Kutcher’s Two and a Half Men Debut Wins Week

The buzz surrounding Ashton Kutcher replacing Charlie Sheen on Two and a Half Men was enough to catapult it to number one for the week.

The season premiere of the CBS comedy had an estimated 1.9 million New York viewers and a 9.7 rating, according to Nielsen.

WCBS held down second place, thanks to the New York Jets game in Oakland (1.4 million/7.2).

Channel 2 also scored with the season premiere of 60 Minutes, which featured a profile of NYPD commissioner Ray Kelly. The venerable newsmagazine tied for number four (1.2 million/6.4).

The Emmy-winning Modern Family nailed down third and fourth position with an average 1.3 million WABC viewers and a 6.5 rating.  

Channel 7 viewers welcomed Dancing With The Stars. The two-hour season premiere landed at number six (1.2 million/6.2). The Tuesday night result show had an eighth-place finish (1.1 million/5.4).

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