LAST MINUTE EMMY SHAKE-UP THANKS TO CHARLIE SHEEN AND ALEC BALDWIN
According to Deadline.com, The Emmys on Fox tonight are in a last minute uproar over Charlie Sheen and Alec Baldwin. Charlie’s arch-enemy, producer Chuck Lorre, doesn’t want Charlie on the show at all, and Alec has already walked off. Alec taped a joke about News Corp’s Rupert Murdoch and the phone hacking scandal for the opening, but Fox nixed the joke – Rupert is their BOSS! What did Alec expect? It’s a very sore subject with Murdoch. (We happen to love and support tabloid journalism – reporters may go too far sometimes, but basically do more good than harm.) Chuck Lorre has pulled every string in the book to get Charlie banned from the show, but the Emmy people still want him to participate – although he may not be given an open mike or opportunity to crack any jokes. Hopefully the drama will liven up a potentially dull evening.