After success in Chicago, Charlie Sheen one man show tickets rise in NYC
Charlie Sheen's Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat is Not an Option tour definitely got off to a rocky start as the former Two and a Half Men star was booed off stage in Detroit.
Things looked up when he moved on to his second stop in Chicago where the troubled actor received a standing ovation.
After the unfortunate performance in Detroit tickets for his show at Radio City Music Hall dropped to $24 on StubHub.com Monday morning, according to a report by The Hollywood Reporter.
Within 24 hours, though, ticket prices bounced back up to $40 and $42 for his New York City shows.
According to The Hollywood Reporter there are a good number of seats left. There are 1,127 tickets left for $42 and 1,587 for tickets priced at $40.
This is still quite a low cost considering their initial face value was $126.
Sheen will perform Tuesday night in Cleveland, Ohio and then on Wednesday in Columbus. He will perform in New York City on Friday and Sunday.
There's a couple things here I've got to ... work out, Sheen told E! News. I don't know if I start the show alone and it turns into this [a Q&A format] or I just stay with this 'cause it's ... working and we'll... return to it if I don't.
Gasoline sales boost U.S. retail sales
Sales at U.S. retailers rose for the first time in three months in May as expected, lifted by strong gasoline and building material receipts, according to a government report on Thursday that bolstered views the recession was abating.
The Commerce Department said total retail sales rose 0.5 percent after falling by a revised 0.2 percent in April, previously reported as a 0.4 percent drop.
Excluding motor vehicles and parts, sales rose 0.5 percent in May, compared to a 0.2 decline the prior month. Vehicles and parts sales rose 0.5 percent after a 0.4 percent fall in April.
Analysts polled by Reuters had forecast retail sales rising 0.5 percent in May. Excluding motor vehicles, sales had been predicted to gain 0.2 percent.
Gasoline sales jumped 3.6 percent in May after dropping 0.8 percent the previous month. Excluding gasoline, retail sales rose 0.2 percent. Sales of building materials climbed 1.3 percent in May, the biggest advance since April last year, after falling 0.6 percent in April.
Soft spots in the report included sales of electronic goods, which fell 0.5 percent in May after declining 0.9 percent the previous month.
(Reporting by Lucia Mutikani; Editing by Andrea Ricci)
One of the richest athletes in the world is headed to prison.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. will begin an 87-day jail sentence on Friday in Las Vegas. The boxer will be incarcerated on a domestic battery charge that dates back to September 2010. He pled guilty to the charge on Dec. 22, 2011.
Mayweather is hardly the first high-profile athlete to serves a jail sentence during his career. Numerous stars in the world of sports have had their careers derailed because of off-field issues. Mayweather was scheduled to surrender at 1:45 p.m. EDT.
Here are five other athletes who went to jail in the middle of their careers.