By: Rob Black - Wed, 20 Jun 2012 17:08:57 -0800
Loser: Olympic Tickets Sell for 20 Times Face Ticket prices to sold-out events at the London Olympics have climbed as high as 20 times face value on the secondary market.
The opening and closing ceremonies, the men’s basketball final and the last track-and-field session going for at least 1,000 pounds ($1,576) a seat. The games start July 27. This is a once-every-four-years event. Since it is only a 6 hour flight people are coming from the U.S. more for this Olympics as opposed to Beijing.” Tickets to the gold-medal game in men’s basketball, where the U.S. is defending its championship, are listed for more than eight times their face value. The lowest-priced ticket of about $1,500 for the gold medal game is more than cheapest Miami Heat Oklahoma Thunder Game 5 tickets are being resold for about $400.
Winner: Aaron Sorkin Brings TV News Utopia to HBO's 'Newsroom'
Sorkin won an Oscar for the screenplay of The Social Network in 2011, was nominated this year for Moneyball and has just signed on to adapt a biography of Apple founder Steve Jobs. He did West Wing and my favorite show Sports Night.HBO is The Sopranos, Sex and the City, True Blood, Game of Thrones and now Time Warner’s HBO is bring Aaron Sorkin’s The Newsroom, to cable TV this weekend. Oddly, Sorkin's not looking to portray the gritty, greedy, cynical reality of TV news.
This will reflect his fascination with the intersection of media and politics. He is going to make us look good and show news people as hard-working journalists who speak truth to power.Jeff Daniels will play Will McAvoy, the anchor of a popular prime-time cable newscast, who aims to do a newscast that can boast of integrity and popularity.
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