Dateline: August 6th, 2015
6:20 am Buzz
For the third straight year, Robert Downey Jr. tops Forbes.com’s annual list of The Highest Paid Actors in the World. He reportedly raked in $80 million over the past 12 months. In past years, they didn’t include foreign actors who only worked in their home countries. But they decided to add them in this year, so Jackie Chan finished second, and several actors from India’s “Bollywood” film industry made the list. Here’s the Top 20:
1. Robert Downey, Jr., $80 million
2. Jackie Chan, $50 million
3. Vin Diesel, $47 million
4. Bradley Cooper, $41.5 million
5. Adam Sandler, $41 million
6. Tom Cruise, $40 million
7. Bollywood actors Amitabh Bachchan and Salman Khan, with $33.5 million apiece
9. Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar, $32.5 million
10. Mark Wahlberg, $32 million
11. Dwayne Johnson a.k.a. “The Rock,” $31.5 million
12. Johnny Depp, $30 million
13. A tie between Leonardo DiCaprio and Channing Tatum, with $29 million apiece
15. A tie between Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Craig, with $27 million each
17. Matthew McConaughey, $26.5 million
18. A tie between Will Smith and Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan, with $26 million apiece
20. Matt Damon, $25 million.
Forbes.com has more info.
Republican Presidential hopeful Jeb Bush has set up an online campaign store to raise funds and one of the things he’s hawking is a $75 guacamole bowl. The description says, quote, “Jeb and [his wife] Columba love whipping up guacamole on Sunday Funday. Now, you can get in on the act with this ‘Guaca Bowle.'”
Candace Cameron tells Hollywoodlife.com that she wants Taylor Swift to sing the theme song for the “Full House” Netflix spinoff “Fuller House”. “I don’t know what they’re doing with the theme song. I think a lot of people are hoping that it’s going to have some of the original lyrics in there. A remix of the original theme song would be great with some current, cool singer. That would be awesome. Taylor Swift, are you out there? Are you a fan of Full House? I’d like you to sing my theme song.”
8:20 am Buzz
If you’re a “Bad Boys” fan, I bring good news: Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are coming back for two sequels. Sony announced release dates for some upcoming movies yesterday, including “Bad Boys 3″ and “Bad Boys 4″. They’ll hit theaters in February of 2017 and July of 2019, respectively. Here are some other dates you might be interested in:
“Ghostbusters”, July of 2016
“The Magnificent Seven” remake with Chris Pratt, September of 2016
“Jumanji”, Christmas 2016… I guess the big news here is that “Jumanji” is being remade. Believe it or not, the Robin Williams original will be 20 years old this December.
Keith Richards doesn’t get The Beatles’ album, “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”. He says, quote, “Some people think it’s a genius album, but I think it’s a mishmash of rubbish, kind of like [our album] ‘Satanic Majesties’.”
Blake Shelton has unleashed his overpriced attorneys on “In Touch Weekly”. They sent a letter demanding the magazine retract a story saying he had an affair with a country singer you’ve never heard of named Cady Groves. This allegedly happened in 2011, which is the same year he married Miranda Lambert. Part of the letter has a very Bill Clinton – Monica Lewinsky ring to it to. It says: “Mr. Shelton did not have a sexual relationship or affair of any nature whatsoever with Ms. Groves.” It also describes Groves as being “infatuated” with Blake. The magazine’s not backing down. At all. They countered with this statement: “Not only does ‘In Touch’ stand by its story but we have another exclusive about Blake and Miranda’s divorce in this week’s issue.”
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We’ve lost Ben Affleck and Jennifer Aniston, Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale, and even Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy in pretty quick succession. But some celebrity couples seem to be making it work. There’s no guarantee any of them will make it ’til death do they part, but here’s a massive list of those that are holding steady:
Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman, married 33 years.
Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, married 33 years.
Bono and Ali Hewson, married 33 years this month.
Denzel and Pauletta Washington, married 32 years.
Jamie Lee Curtis and Christopher Guest, married 31 years.
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, married 27 years.
Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan, married 27 years.
Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick, married 27 years next month.
John Travolta and Kelly Preston, married 24 years next month.
David Bowie and Iman, married 23 years.
Warren Beatty and Annette Bening, married 23 years.
Sting and Trudie Styler, married 23 years this month.
Michelle Pfeiffer and David E. Kelley, married 21 years.
Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos, married 19 years.
Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, they’ll be married 19 years in October.
William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman, married 18 years next month.
Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann, married 18 years.
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett, they’ll be married 18 years in December.
Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker, married 18 years.
Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor, married 15 years.
Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones, they’ll be married 15 years in November.
Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr., married 13 years next month.
Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally, married 12 years next month.
Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone, married 10 years in October.
Then of course there’s Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell, who are NOT married, but are still going strong after 30 years of unwedded bliss.
The online betting agency William Hill is offering odds on the next celebrity couple to split.
Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman … 5/1
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West … 10/1
Prince William and Kate Middleton … 100/1
People magazine claims Jennifer Garner found out that Ben Affleck was sleeping with their nanny while in the Bahamas. A source tells the mag: “There was always a speck of doubt in Jen’s mind about separating but that’s now gone. She is very angry. To Jen, this is the ultimate betrayal.” And RADAR Online claims Christine wanted to have Ben’s baby. A source tells the site: “Christine was planning to get pregnant by Ben and was trying to seduce him! She wanted to be in the ‘family way’ real bad!” Gossip Cop claims the story is false.
Ace Showbiz, citing InTouch Weekly, claims Ben Affleck is paying for his former nanny to stay at a swank Beverly Hills hotel. A source tells the site: “Christine is living the high life holed up in a swanky suite and Ben is paying for all of it – even for her girlfriends, who have been staying with her. Ben has given her enough money to cover all her bills and expenses, plus spending money, for at least the next three months. She doesn’t have to worry about a thing. Ben’s leading her on so that she stays quiet. He knows he needs to keep her happy or the whole thing could turn ugly really fast. She doesn’t feel burned by Ben – not yet, anyway.”
“Vanity Fair” released its 75th annual Best Dressed List, and the top spot for the ladies went to Samantha Cameron, the wife of British Prime Minister David Cameron. Celebrities who made the Top 10 were Taylor Swift (2), ballerina Misty Copeland (3), Amal Clooney (5), Rihanna (6), and George Lucas’ wife Mellody Hobson (9). The men’s list is topped by British actor Bill Nighy. You may remember him as the aging rock star from “Love Actually”. He was also Davy Jones in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” movies. The only other celebs on that list are Prince Harry (8) and Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (9). There’s also a “Hollywood” list, headed by up-and-coming actress Alicia Vikander. She’s followed by Eddie Redmayne, Emma Stone, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Sienna Miller, Chinese actress Fan Bingbing, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Emma Watson and Diane Kruger. For complete coverage, hit up VanityFair.com.
“Star” magazine claims Bill Cosby may be preparing to flee the country. A source says, quote, “He’s been so shady and flat-out dismissive of the amount of hurt he’s caused these women that they’re worried he’ll run rather than pay damages. The longer this goes on, the more tempting exile becomes.” It’s still unclear whether Cosby can be prosecuted for anything here given the statute of limitations so his alleged flight is far from the only thing that’s standing in the way of these women collecting damages. So where is Cosby going? The Middle East, quote, “He has friends in Saudi Arabia and his money could go a long way there.”
Khloe Kardashian tells Women’s Health that she lost 35 pounds through intense workouts. “You’re exhausted, you’re sore, and I actually felt fatter because I was swollen. I was having a hard time with Lamar. It was toward the end of our union, and there was so much drama. I needed a release. At first it was so hard. It was baby steps, but I started feeling so much better. Yeah, it’s a revenge body. But it’s just as much for all my critics who called me ‘the fat one’ for my entire existence.”
Sources say Nick Jonas and Kendall Jenner are dating. They were reportedly set up by Joe Jonas and his girlfriend, model Gigi Hadid. He’s 22 and Kendall is 19. Nick just broke up with his longtime girlfriend Olivia Culpo two months ago. Gigi reportedly had an ulterior motive for encouraging the hookup, quote, “She wants Kendall around all the time. She thinks it would be fun for all of them to hang out.”
A while back, some people thought Paris Hilton may have gotten new boobs, but she says she’s all natural. Quote, “I’ve never done any [plastic surgery] in my life. People love making things up. I’m very lucky that I listened to my mom through my young age. She told me to stay away from the sun, so my friends would be frying in the sun every day and now they all look much older and all have Botox. I even asked my dermatologist if I should do [Botox], and he’s like ‘I refuse to do it to you . . . your skin is so perfect.'”
Apparently, one of the most important things for NFL players to do before training camp this year is binge-watch “Game of Thrones”, so the other guys don’t spoil it for them when they talk about it in the locker room. (Full Story)
Halle Berry and Oliver Martinez might not be divorcing after all. (Full Story)
Kylie Jenner got a new bunny and named it “Bruce”. (Full Story)
Joe Jackson’s three heart attacks may have been caused by Viagra. (Full Story)
Ronda Rousey makes more money per fight than anyone else in the UFC, when you factor in things like pay-per-view percentages. But her base pay per fight is still lower than some of the less-popular guys. (Full Story)
Mariah Carey got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame yesterday. And her 4-year-old son Moroccan tried to hijack the ceremony.
So they might be rebooting “A Nightmare on Elm Street” again. (Full Story)
Colin Farrell has joined the cast of the “Harry Potter” spin-off “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”. (Full Story)
Jon Stewart spent a lot of time on “The Daily Show” making fun of Arby’s and their crappy food. So last night, during his second-to-last show, they ran two tribute ads. (Full Story)
Mariah Carey will guest star on “Empire” this season, along with Ludacris, Marisa Tomei, Kelly Rowland, Chris Rock, Alicia Keys, and Lenny Kravitz. (Full Story)
Canceling “19 Kids and Counting” cost TLC’s parent company $19 million. (Full Story)