I don’t know if you got the chance to check out yesterday’s Parade magazine…it’s always a fun issue talking about celebrity salaries. Taylor Swift made more last year than Anne Hathaway and Brad Pitt combined. Taylor made $57 million in 2012. Anne "only" made $10 million, despite being in two major movies, "The Dark Knight Rises" and "Les Miserables"… and winning an Oscar. Meanwhile, Brad made $35.5 million. Here's somebody else who made more than Brad and Anne: Justin Bieber. He came close to Taylor with $55 million…an estimated $6,261 PER HOUR. They also listed the 2012 salaries of several other celebrities.
Here, in no particular order, are a few other celeb salaries from 2012…
Channing Tatum: $15 million.
Blake Shelton: $20 million.
Adele: $32 million.
Alec Baldwin: $15 million.
Tom Brady: $23 million.
Paula Deen: $16.5 million.
Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast Gabrielle Douglas: $10.25 million. (--The money comes from endorsements and her memoir.)
Guy Fieri: $8 million.
Serena Williams: $19 million.
Honey Boo Boo: $50,000.
Lebron James: $57.5 million.
Sofia Vergara: $21 million.
Carly Rae Jepsen: $2 million.
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen: $40 million EACH.
In addition to salaries, "Parade" magazine also did a piece on celebrities' first jobs. Although I would guess some of them aren't necessarily FIRST jobs, but EARLY jobs. Here's the list…
Amy Adams: Hooters hostess.
Jim Carrey: Security guard / Janitor at a tire factory.
Debra Messing: Babysitter.
Jennifer Lopez: Fly Girl (dancer) on "In Living Color".
Chris Rock: Busboy at Red Lobster.
Quentin Tarantino: Usher at an adult theater.
"Survivor" creator Mark Burnett: Nanny.
Gerard Butler: Attorney.
"Oz the Great and Powerful" had a great weekend at the box office. The movie easily had the biggest debut of the year, making $80.3 million in its first three days of release. It's also the third-biggest March debut ever, behind "The Hunger Games", which opened with $152.5 million last year, and "Alice in Wonderland", which debuted to $116.1 million in 2010. The only other big release this weekend, Colin Farrell’s romantic thriller "Dead Man Down", fell flat making just $5.4 million in 4th place. Here are this week's Top 10 movies:
1.) (NEW) "Oz The Great and Powerful", $80.3 million.
2.) "Jack the Giant Slayer", $10 million. Up to $43.8 million in its 2nd week.
3.) "Identity Thief", $6.3 million. Up to $117 million in its 5th week.
4.) (NEW) "Dead Man Down", $5.4 million.
5.) "Snitch", $5.1 million. Up to $31.9 million in its 3rd week.
Even before "Oz the Great and Powerful" made more than $80 million in its opening weekend, Disney was getting the sequel ready. And Mila Kunis says, quote, "We're all signed on for sequels."
"Us" magazine reports that, like Joy Behar, Elisabeth Hasselbeck is not returning to "The View" next season. Unlike Joy though, Elisabeth is being pushed out because viewers find her "too extreme and right wing." There's also talk that the show is close to a deal to make Brooke Shields a permanent co-host. Brooke has appeared on "The View" a half-dozen times, and has co-hosted in the past. been no direct response from ABC or Elisabeth…but a rep for the show says, quote, "[She's] a valued member of 'The View', and has a long term contract."
Early in his run on "American Idol" last year, Phillip Phillips had the most Twitter followers, and he ended up winning the whole thing. So far this year, Angie Miller is leading the way on Twitter. She has over 39,000 followers, which is about 17,000 more than Lazaro Arbos, who has the second-most. Here are the contestants ranked by their followers . . . with their total as of late last night:
1.) Angie Miller (@AngieAI12) . . . 39,225 followers
2.) Lazaro Arbos (@LazaroMusic) . . . 21,833 followers
3.) Kree Harrison (@KreeAI12) . . . 14,309 followers
4.) Burnell Taylor (@BurnellAI12) . . . 12,841 followers
5.) Candice Glover (@CandiceAI12) . . . 9,877 followers
6.) Janelle Arthur (@JanelleAI12) . . . 9,843 followers
7.) Paul Jolley (@PaulJolleyAI12) . . . 9,260 followers
8.) Devin Velez (@DevinAI12) . . . 7,474 followers
9.) Amber Holcomb (@AmberAI12) . . . 6,392 followers
10.) Curtis Finch, Jr. (@CurtisAI12) . . . 5,714 followers
Justin Timberlake’s hosting gig on Saturday Night Live this weekend attracted the biggest SNL audience in a very long time. People were tuning in to see him join the elite “Five-Timers Club.” The opening monologue had him partying with other five-timers including Alec Baldwin, Tom Hanks, Martin Short, and Steve Martin. Click here to see clips.
Holly Madison, former Hugh Heffner girlfriend and one of the Girl’s Next Door….recently had a baby girl. She named her Rainbow Aurora Rotella. Holly said, “Growing up, there was a girl in my school named Rainbow and I was so envious of that name. I thought it was so pretty and unique!” She added, "I want my daughter to be proud of who she is and learn to speak up and stand up for herself at a young age."
Lisa Ling gave birth to a baby girl on Friday, and named her Jett
Sofia Vergara is ready to become a mom again. She and her fiance Nick Loeb are planning to have a baby via surrogate. 40-year-old Sofia, whose son Manolo is 21, reportedly asked a close friend to carry the child for them and they’ve already begun the process. “ According to insiders, the couple always wanted a child, but Sofia’s career is too busy right now for her to even consider becoming pregnant.
14-year-old "Modern Family" star Rico Rodriguez has become Super rich. He plays Sofia Vergara’s son Manny on the show. He just re-negotiated his contract…and scored a deal worth $75,000 per episode, or about $1.8 million per year. Plus, Rico will get a $10,000 per episode bonus for each of the next four seasons, meaning he'll be making $115,000 per episode if "Modern Family" makes it to Season Eight. That's about $2.8 million for the year.
We told you last week about Kelly Osborne having a seizure while taping the show Fashion Police. TMZ is now coming out and saying that the doctors who've been treating Kelly think she might have epilepsy.
For her 49th birthday, first lady Michelle Obama got bangs. For her 50th, the White House is planning a big bash featuring Adele and Beyonce. A source says “Adele has graciously accepted and waived her usual fee for the high-profile private performance. She will sing a selection of her most-loved hits for the first lady and her friends.” Beyonce has performed for this administration several times.
Speaking of Beyonce, she's supposedly hiding a family secret. Solange Knowles is not her sister, but her daughter. That's the conspiracy floating around. Taking it at face value, Beyonce would've been pregnant around age 12. Her parents then took custody and raised Beyonce and Solange as sisters. She'd be lying about her age by 10-years, and would just not be a mother, but also grandmother. Sounds pretty far fetched, but there's a group trying to uncover the truth.