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Modern Family Cast Members Settle on a Pay Raise. How Much are They Getting?

Just in case you were actually concerned that Modern Family was going to get cancelled you can relax.  There will be more Sophia Vergera and Phil Dunphy to go around.  Apparently eager to get all this over with, both sides were able to reach a deal and began production on the new season.

The show’s creator, Steve Levitan, was very happy.  He told reporters,

We’re very happy. We can’t wait to get started Monday morning, It’s a distraction I’m happy to see end,

As can be expected the law suit filed earlier will be dropped and they will start their season on time, scheduled to air on September 26th

The biggest question now is: How much did the Cast end up Getting Paid?

The closest I could find comes from Robert Seidman from TVbythenumbers.com. He says the rumors are $150K – $200K per episode.  That is totally believable.  ABC and Fox Television are still making out like bandits.

How about a clip to get us in the mood! It’s a compilation of Gloria’s funniest miss-pronunciations.

photo via hollywood reporter

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Samuel L Jackson Narrates Famous Bed Time Story, “Go To Sleep”

I stumbled across Samuel Jackson narrating a bed time story.  With one of the most distinctive voices in Hollywood and the persona too match he might not be the right person to put your kid to bed, but anyone with a black Dad, might have flashbacks!

 

 

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Joanna Johnson Comes Out: ‘The Bold And The Beautiful’ Star Reveals She’s A Lesbian

Joanna Johnson who plays a lesbian on “The Bold and the Beautiful” is also a lesbian in real life.  On the show her character Karen is in the closet but she wants her fans and others to know that she is a lesbian in real life.

She opened up to TV Guide Magazine revealing that she has been married to a woman for the last 9 years.  According to Hollywood standards 9 years married in Hollywood is like 25 in real life!  Her wife’s name is Michelle Agnew and they also have two children, Julian age 5 and Harlow age 2.

The actress is actually good friends with Ellen but at no time did Ellen pressure her to come out.  As a 50 year old she grew up in a different time where being a lesbian was just not tolerated.  This scared Johnson to death.  Johnson says,

“I was so worried I wouldn’t be employable as an actress if people knew I was a lesbian, Or that I wouldn’t be believable in romance stories.  I had to deal with a lot of self-loathing.”

She also saw the impacts that coming out had on Ellen’s career so this added to her concerns.

When Ellen came out she took a big hit.  It certainly hurt her career as an actress…I really admire the courage of people who have been out and noisy.  I had to struggle to become proud

Her decision to come out was fueled by her return to the Soap that made her a star.  Her character is in the closet and slowly coming out per the script. Johnson says about her “Bold and the Beautiful Character”,

Karen is married to this great lady Dani and together they have raised her daughter Caroline, so times have certainly changed.

‘I guess that’s why I’m ready to open up. It feels weird and wrong to play this revelation about Karen’s life and not talk about my own.’

This is a case of life imitating art.

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Miley Cyrus’ New Movie Release, “LOL” only earns $46,500 during it’s Opening Weekend!

Yikes! They may have to change the name of that movie to OMG or better yet WTF! Not only is this a blow for Miley Cyrus but she has two other big name celebrities who had a hand in making this box office turd, Demi Moore and Ashley Greene.

The film earned a whopping $46,500 it’s first week in theaters.  Do you have any idea how little money that is for a major motion picture? Comparatively, The Avengers made that much in one theater this weekend.

Miley was brave enough to actually show her face in Hollywood yesterday after tweeting how proud she was of the film,

‘Thank u so much for everyone who went to see LOL, It is a film I loved making and I am proud of. That’s all that matters to me.’

Yeah, all 5,100 people who rushed out to see it.  Half of those people were probably too late to The Avengers and had nothing else left to see.

Unfortunately my dear Miley and I’m sure your agent has already told you this, that’s not all that matters.  This is an indicator that you can’t put asses in seats, which means your box office value has plummeted.  It won’t have the same effect on Demi Moore because she wasn’t cast to bring in the tweens.  Her rates most likely will remain unchanged.

THIS IS NOT MILEY’S FAULT

The movie, which is a remake of a French film of the same title, was actually completed in 2010, but Lionsgate decided to release it this weekend.  I’m not sure who decided it was a good idea to put it up against “The Avengers” but somebody should be fired.  Not to mention the fact that I hadn’t seen any promos for the movie at all. Miley vs Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth, is totally unfair.

Lionsgate will now attempt to recover some of its investment through DVD rentals/sales.

NOT THE LOWEST EARNING MOVIE EVER

At least they didn’t get that title.  Actually that belongs to Grey’s Anatomy’s Katherine Heigel.  She did a movie called, “Zyzzyx Road”, which also starred Tom Sizemore.  It was a thriller that cost $1.2 million to make back in 2006 and ran at one theater at noon for a week.  The recorded earnings were only $30.  This makes $46,500 look like a windfall!

There’s a small chance that LOL can do better this upcoming weekend then it did it’s first, but I wouldn’t count on it. Miley’s next movie is titled “So Undercover” staring Kelly Osbourne and Entourage’s Jeremy Piven.  Cyrus plays and undercover private eye hired by the FBI to investigate a sorority.  Oy vey!  The brightside is it can’t do any worse then LOL.

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Travolta being sued by a Male Masseur, Claims Travolta touched his twig and berries and Gave himself a Happy Ending.

The lawsuit basically says that back on Jan 16th Travolta responded to an anonymous ad online for a $200 an hour massage appointment.  The alleged massage took place at the famed Beverly Hills hotel.

The unnamed male masseur said that he was told to meet Travolta in a black SUV.  They went to the Beverly Hills hotel where Travolta had a bungalow.  As soon as they entered, Travolta stripped and had a woody before the any massaging could actually occur.

According to court documents, after an hour of rubbing, Travolta decided to do some of his own.  He begins to rub the masseur’s leg, up to his balls, and then his actual….Wood!

As the documents state further, the masseur declined Travolta’s advances and told him that he did not have sex with his clients.  Travolta offered to massage the masseur, or a “reverse massage” if you will.  When that was also declined, Travolta proceeded to give himself a happy ending.

Referred to only as John Doe, the plaintiff says that Travolta told him that he made it in Hollywood because of

“sexual favors he had performed when he was in his Welcome Back Kotter.’

He says that Travolta also told him,

 Hollywood is controlled by homosexual Jewish men who expect favors in return for sexual activity.’

 IT’S ALL A LIE!

Travolta’s Rep shoots down the claims, saying the whole made up incident is completely bogus.  In a statement made to Entertainment Tonight Travolta’s rep stated,

“This lawsuit is a complete fiction and fabrication, None of the events claimed in the suit ever occurred. The plaintiff, who refuses to give their name, knows that the suit is a baseless lie. It is for that reason that the plaintiff hasn’t been identified with a name even though it is required to do so. On the date when plaintiff claims John met him, John was not in California and it can be proved that he was on the East Coast. Plaintiff’s attorney has filed this suit to try and get his 15 minutes of fame. John intends to get this case thrown out and then he will sue the attorney and Plaintiff for malicious prosecution.”

Only time will tell in this case.  Once there is proof that Travolta was on the East Coast, this case could easily be over.  BTW – he’s suing for $2 Million.

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J-Lo Premieres her Newest, Casper Smart Directed Video, “Follow the Leader”. [video]

What’s all the buzz about J-Lo’s newest video?  It’s a big-ass tattoo that she has plastered over her back and her front.  The tattoo on her back is a dragon and there is huge writing across the front of her chest, just below the neck.

So what does Jennifer’s Lopez’ Tattoo say?

It says “Lideres” which means Leader in Spanish.  It’s totally unnecessary, but that is what art is all about, right? The video is decent and the song is decent.  Depending on your genre of music.  The Reggaeton duo of Wisin & Yandel also lend their sound to spice things up.  I like it, and J-Lo looks damn good for any age, but for 42 she’s amazing.   Guess who directed it?  Casper “the very” Smart!

LET’S FACE J-Lo PAYS CASPER’S SALARY – HE’S A KEPT MAN!

In my opinion this is a way for J-Lo t legitimately give this D-bag money without saying that she’s giving him money.  (See my post for evidence that he is a D-Bag).  The video is actually pretty involved and would take a significant amount of directing so if he actually, really directed it, kudos to him. Job well done.  I must give props where props are due.

In regards to J-Lo, despite her choice as a boyfriend she is parlaying this American Idol ride into everything I could possibly be and more.  At age 42, her career is as strong as ever, throw in a movie role and she will have a Hollywood Trifecta!

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