Here Are This Week's Winners And Losers In Hollywood

Samuel L Jackson

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This week, Charlie Sheen enjoyed his comeback, Lindsay Lohan refused to have one, and Samuel L. Jackson proved he’s still got it.A lot of it.

Meanwhile, Adele was forced to cancel tour dates and Britney Spears was forced to hawk her concert tickets at half-off.

We learned which new TV shows are succeeding (and failing), while Church of Scientology members went rummaging through trash.

And MTV disappointed us. Again.

WINNER: Samuel L. Jackson

Snakes on a plane, money in the bank.

This week, the Guinness Book of World Records named Jackson the highest-grossing actor of all time.

Those movie franchises sure are paying off.

Click here to see how much Jackson's earned so far>>

LOSER: Will Smith

Smith, on the other hand, may be negotiating his way right out of a major movie franchise.

He is asking for $50 million to star in the two 'Independence Day' sequels -- a number that may send Fox running to hire another actor.

Click here for details on the sequel negotiations>>

WINNER: Lindsay Lohan

Somehow Lohan has convinced everyone that her posing for Playboy is a big deal.

We don't get it.

But she is making close to $1million, keeping her name in the headlines, and doing better than her dad who was arrested this week. Again.

So there.

Click here for more on her Playboy spread>>

LOSER: Britney Spears

The pop princess has turned to Groupon to sell last-minute concert tickets.

Earlier this week, up to half of the seats at her Birmingham, England show were yet to be sold.

Click here to see how much the tickets were going for>>

WINNER: The Madoff women

Stephanie Madoff Mack -- wife of convicted ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff's late son -- has been making the promotional rounds for her new book.

Her emotional story, coupled with her anger at Bernie, make it difficult not to feel bad for her.

Meanwhile, Bernie's estranged wife Ruth, gave '60 Minutes' an interview that is airing on Sunday in which she confessed to a suicide attempt.

Drumming up sympathy and support, Mack's new book is sure to be a success.

Click here to watch Mack read her letter to Bernie Madoff on 'The View'>>

LOSER: Adele

Poor girl.

After several show cancellations, Adele has finally announced plans that she will undergo throat surgery to take care of her ongoing vocal issues.

Adele is also cancelling her remaining scheduled shows and appearances for the rest of the year.

Click here for the singer's official announcement>>

WINNER: NBC

We took a pre-sweeps look at the new fall TV shows and NBC is on top.

Despite losing 'Playboy Club,' the season is beating out competition with 'Up All Night' and 'Whitney.'

Click here to see how the rest of the season's new shows are stacking up>>

LOSER: Disney

Disney/ABC is giving millennials their own TV channel: ABC Spark.

The channel will be aimed at 15-to-34-year-olds in Canada and run content that airs on the American version of ABC Family.

Because there's nothing more that a 30-something would rather watch than 'The Secret Life of the American Teenager.'

Click here for more on the new channel>>

WINNER: Charlie Sheen

FX announced it will premiere Sheen's new sitcom, 'Anger Management,' in summer 2012.

Winning.

Click here for the show's details>>

LOSER: MTV

Reality TV has done it again.

And by 'it,' we mean horrified us.

'The Real World' alum Tonya Cooley filed a lawsuit this week against the network and two former cast-mates.

Cooley claims she was raped with a toothbrush by two male cast-mates during the taping of 'Real World/Road Rules Challenge: The Ruins,' while show producers watched and kept cameras rolling.

Click here for more on the lawsuit>>

WINNER: Amanda Knox

Knox is reportedly being courted by the major networks for her first post-jail interview, while shopping around for a book deal.

Maybe this will help her cope?

Click here for more on the race for Knox's first interview>>

LOSER: Warner Bros.

The studio announced that it would stop DVD shipments of the eight 'Harry Potter' films after the current stock sells out.

Why? The rarer your product, the higher the value.

Think of the re-release potential! Oh wait, they forgot about the internet.

Click here for more on the Warner Bros. decision>>

WINNER: Tom Cruise

From the looks of the new trailer for 'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol,' Cruise may be back as the big action star we once knew.

Maybe.

Click here for more on the movie>>

LOSER: Church of Scientology

The Church of Scientology reportedly rummaged through 'South Park' creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone's garbage, following an episode that pegged the church followers as crazy.

For the record, rummaging through someone else's trash...makes you look crazy.

Click here to read more about the allegations>>

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