If the entertainment industry held a garage sale, you'd find a colorful collection of sellers looking to clean house by haggling with bargain-hunting collectors.
It's ironic. With record-setting box-office returns and the popularity of DVDs propping up the industry's operating dynamics, you'd expect gold in the silver screen.
Not quite. Weekend reports indicate Vivendi Universal
Vivendi -- or even Davis -- could balk. Davis earned his first batch of billions in the oil fields, so who knows if he's serious or simply drilling away for sport. But one thing's for sure: Vivendi needs to find asset buyers. Calling off the proposed asset sale might scare away the same investors that have seen the company's stock nearly double after it bottomed out six months ago.
If Vivendi decides to shake its moneymakers in smaller amounts, rumor has it Microsoft
Either way, the company might want to hurry things along. If AOL Time Warner