Sofia Vergara has been named the highest paid US TV actress for a second year running.
The Modern Family star reportedly earned a whopping $30 million between June 2012 and June 2013, from both her role on the hit sitcom and numerous endorsement deals, which is more than double the income of her closest rival, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit actress Mariska Hargitay. The Colombian beauty is thought to have commanded big bucks from mega-deals with companies including Diet Pepsi and Kmart due to her popularity in Latin America, a growing market in the business world. Sofia, 38, has her own clothing line with supermarket chain Kmart - for which she was paid a staggering $7 million advance - as well as deals with the soft drinks company, furniture chain Rooms to Go, cosmetics brand Covergirl, Comcast, State Farm Insurance and more.
The brunette beauty's $30 million windfall puts her comfortably ahead of Mariska, 49, who earned $11 million over the last year, according to financial magazine Forbes.
Bryce Dallas Howard is obsessed with the Kardashians.
The 32-year-old actress - who has kids Theo, six and Beatrice, 16 months with husband Seth Gabel - starting watching their reality TV show Keeping Up With The Kardashians while on bed rest during her second pregnancy in 2011 and quickly became addicted.
"[My guilty pleasure] is Keeping Up With the Kardashians. I had never watched it, and then when I was super-pregnant I was overdue and I actually had a pretty bad injury and I got put on bed rest and I couldn't move. And I asked my friends, 'What should I do?' Because I just wanted to be productive. They're like, 'Listen, you got a 5-year-old running around, on bed rest, you just need to do what you want to do most. What is that? Do you want to read magazines? Like what do you want to do?' And I was like, 'I just want to watch the Kardashians, I never watched it before! I just really want to see what this is all about.' And I have since watched every single episode. I love it ... I love it."
Kim Kardashian might let her and Kanye West's baby appear on her reality TV show in the future.
The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star - who is set to give birth to the couple's first child in early July - loves seeing her sister Kourtney's children, Mason, three, and Penelope, nine-months, on the show and says her half-sisters, Kendall, 17, and Kylie, 15, have shown her that growing up on reality TV can have a positive impact. Asked whether their baby will appear on her E! reality show, the 32-year-old beauty told The Times, "I don't think so. Not as of right now. I love and enjoy seeing Mason and Penelope on the show. But Scott and Kourtney are in the same business of reality television, so it works for them. [Kendall and Kylie] have grown into these amazing young women who are very grounded and smart. It has turned out to be a positive, but I think it could have been a negative. It gives me great hope, even for Mason and Penelope..."
Kim Kardashian insists reality TV is still her "number one priority."
The 32-year-old star - who is pregnant with her first child with rapper Kanye West - has announced she will continue to film the E! series Keeping Up With The Kardashians until "at least season 10," despite recently hinting that she wants to live a more private life once their baby arrives in July.
Kim attempted to clarify her plans on her blog on Wednesday, writing, "As everyone knows, we are extremely proud of the show and all of us are staying on through at least season 10. The show remains to be my number one priority and it's a big part of my life and I enjoy every moment of it. It has given me such a rare opportunity to share more of my life with all of you and has brought my family closer to each other. I'm looking forward to the new season and beyond. The fact is that I have many goals that I still need to reach and accomplish and I (like so many of you) don't know where my life will be in the next couple of years, but I'm looking forward to continuing this journey."
It looks like Britney Spears isn't the only one with dreams of her own sitcom - Kim Kardashian wants in on the comedy business, too.
The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star enjoyed filming scenes as a marriage counselor in forthcoming movie Temptation and is now keen to branch out further away from reality TV.
"My character is pretty light throughout the film, so it's fun. It was interesting to work with people that I've liked for so long, and just to work with Tyler Perry was amazing and such a good experience. I definitely do see myself branching off and maybe doing a sitcom or something other than reality. I've been in talks [but it] is nothing serious yet," she said.
Despite appearing in several reality TV shows with her family, Kim is keen to keep her baby off the television and will do everything she can to keep the child out of the public eye, though she knows it won't be easy: "When you go places, there are paparazzi and cameras; you can only do so much to avoid it. But I can do what I can to just not have my child on TV."
Kanye West might force Kim Kardashian to quit reality TV.
The "Clique" singer - who recently announced his girlfriend of nine months is expecting their first child in June - is said to be uncomfortable about the idea of her documenting her pregnancy on her family's series Keeping Up With The Kardashians but is willing to go along with it for now.
A source close to the 35-year-old rapper told HollywoodLife.com, "You know Kanye is just rolling with the punches right now with everything. He not tripping - YET! All this TV is new to him and Kim is explaining to him that everything is going to be OK and she's encouraging him to just go with the fact that the pregnancy -- or at least part of it -- will be filmed. I know deep down, [Kanye] isn't trying to pimp out his baby like that. He and Kim got way more than enough money to take care of 100 kids if they want to have that many. But he know that when it comes to Kim and her family, especially that mother of hers, it's all business and that show is how they make their money. So he juggling all this [stuff] in his head right now, but he ain't all hyped about it yet because it hasn't gone down yet - the filming that is."
Kanye West reportedly wants Kim Kardashian to quit her reality TV show.
The rapper has made appearances in Keeping Up with the Kardashians but doesn't want to be seen in the series again. The hip-hop star thinks Kim should walk away from the program that made her famous and take her career in a different direction.
"Kanye doesn't want to film the show anymore. And he doesn't want Kim to do reality TV either. He's pushing her to stop. Kanye wants to be in control of his image, not at the mercy of show producers. The Kardashian show hurts his cool image," a source said.
Kim, 32, appears in the show with her mother Kris Jenner, stepfather Bruce Jenner, sisters Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian, brother Rob Kardashian, and half-sisters Kendall and Kylie Jenner. The series is hugely popular and although Kim is considering taking her boyfriend's career advice, she is worried how her mother Kris - who is also her manager - may react if she left the show. "If Kanye persuades Kim to leave reality TV, Kris will hate him for it. It will rob her family of their income," the source explained.
Kim Kardashian is allegedly "envious" of her sister's X Factor job.
Relations between the 32-year-old Keeping Up With The Kardashians star and her 28-year-old sibling Khloe are reportedly very tense since her younger sister secured the high profile presenting job last month. A source told Life & Style magazine that the reality TV star "has become deeply envious" of Khloe's job and it has already "led to some serious tension" in their family.
"Kim and Khloe has been fighting lately because Kim is extremely jealous of Khloe's career. [Kim] feels like Khloe had become the breakout star of the family, and she hates it," an insider said.
Khloe - who is married to Clippers basketball star Lamar Odom - previously revealed that her older sister had given her constructive criticism on how to improve her presenting skills. "My sisters have already texted me tips, which I love. I love constructive criticism. I've never done this before, so I just think I can only get better - hopefully. My sister Kim was like, 'You did amazing, but don't yell so much!' I did notice at some points, I was like, 'Why did I just yell?'" she explained.
Simon Cowell adores Kim Kardashian. The music mogul is a huge fan of the reality TV star - whose sister Khloe is in the running to be the new host of The X Factor - as he loves her "naughty side" and insists she should be given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. "She's very cute and has a naughty side. I adore her. They shouldn't have denied her a star on the Walk of Fame," he said.
Simon also has high praise for Kim's boyfriend Kanye West, calling the hip hop musician an "innovator." He said, "I think he's super-talented and an innovator. He knows what he's doing. Plus he's controversial and I like that."
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are too busy to have a spin-off reality television show.
While Kim currently appears with her sisters Khloe Kardashian and Kourtney Kardashian on Keeping Up With The Kardashians, the businesswoman is apparently too pressed for time to think about a spin-off like Khloe and Lamar. "I think they're kind of busy right now," her mother Kris Jenner told E! Online about the prospect of an additional series.
Meanwhile, the matriarch says she wouldn't mind if her daughter decided to marry her rapper partner. "Anything that makes Kim happy, I'm thrilled," she added. The mother-of-six added that she is unsure about whether their wedding be a big TV event like Kim's 2011 nuptials to estranged husband Kris Humphries. "You know what, I don't even have an answer for that. That's so crazy, I really don't know. I think that as long as the kids are happy, I'm happy. Whatever floats their boat," she said.
Kris added that right now the family is occupied with Kourtney new baby daughter, Penelope: "I'm so content right now. Kourtney's such a great mum and we have such an amazing family. Penelope is such an amazing addition, so I'm thrilled."
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