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.
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..."
Ryan Seacrest was "shocked" when he saw Kourtney Kardashian's labor footage.
The Keeping Up with the Kardashians executive producer admits it was difficult to find a balance on how much detail to broadcast when the reality TV star gave birth to her son Mason, now two, and thinks the brunette beauty would have "loved" for the unedited film to have been screened.
"I remember looking at the raw footage of Kourtney having Mason, the baby. I'd never seen a delivery in that much detail. Half of me was interested, but I was shocked that she essentially reached down and delivered her own baby. And I was like, 'How much are we going to show of this?' And I realized that they were more qualified women to make this decision. She would have loved for us to air the entire thing. But I remember thinking, 'How far do we go?'"
Ryan is pleased with the "complete turn" which Kourtney's boyfriend Scott Disick has made in recent years to the extent he is now a firm favorite with fans: "He's become a very popular character. He's made a complete turn. I've seen him out, and people walk right past me and go take a picture with him. They are very excited to see him."
Oprah Winfrey says Kim Kardashian's explanation for her short-lived marriage to Kris Humphries "leveled" her.
An interview by the media mogul with the entire Kardashian clan television stars is due to air on Sunday on her network OWN.
Oprah has revealed that the 31-year-old's split from the basketball player in October will be addressed in the program, Oprah's Next Chapter. "Everyone who's asked was the marriage a publicity stunt? Why did she leave after 72 days? Her answer leveled me," she wrote on her Facebook page.
Oprah hinted more about what will feature in the one-hour chat: "I genuinely wanted to know why they have become a cultural phenomenon, why so many people love to watch their every move and why so many others love to hate them. Are they completely ego centered? Are they really 'famous for being famous' or is there something more?"
The Kardashian family are to make a show in London. Sisters Kim, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian, their mother Kris Jenner and brother Rob Kardashian, along with Kourtney's boyfriend Scott Disick, are planning to relocate to the UK this summer to shoot scenes for a program that will air later this year.
"The family really feel that they've conquered reality TV in America with a number of different shows and spin offs, so the UK is the next country they want to break. The Kardashians love England and think they could get up to a lot of fun - and trouble - wih a summer in London. It would make great TV as well as boosting their profile internationally," a source told The Daily Mirror.
Kim Kardashian thinks her family reality shows could go on "for years." The 31-year-old socialite thinks her teenage siblings Kylie and Kendall Jenner will play more prominent roles in programmes such as Keeping Up with the Kardashians and other spin-offs but believes there will always be a place for her and her other siblings.
"These shows could really go on for years. There are so many of us, but I think we'll see more of my younger siblings [Kendall and Kylie]," she told The Hollywood Reporter.
Meanwhile, Kim's mother Kris Jenner says she is "proud" of her family for their achievements this year, which included son Rob coming second on Dancing with the Stars, Kim marrying Kris Humphries - though they split up just 72 days later - and daughter Kourtney getting pregnant with her second child.
Kim Kardashian has been named reality television’s highest earner.
The 30-year-old socialite -- who appears alongside her family in hit show Keeping Up with the Kardashians as well as starring with sister Kourtney in Kourtney & Kim Take New York -- topped the list compiled by The Daily Beast after earning $6 million in 2010.
Former Hills star Lauren Conrad came second, taking home $5 million, while Kim's sisters, Khloe and Kourtney, also made the list after each earning $2.5 million each.
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- The Bachelorette (ABC, 8pm): “Fourteen bachelors remain, nine of whom accompany Ali to a Barenaked Ladies performance (and are cast in one of the band’s videos).” If one of them passes a drug test, they could also become Barenaked Ladies’ latest singer.
- True Beauty (ABC, 10pm): “Penn and Teller teach the contestants a magic trick, but swear them to secrecy on how it’s done. Will anyone give it up when questioned by a reporter?” More importantly: Will they give up the Everlasting Gobstopper?
- Mega Bites (TLC, 10pm): “A chef teams up with an engineer and a food scientist to build the world’s largest Rice Krispies Treat.” The bomb squad was mistakenly dispatched after reports of large snaps, crackles and pops.
Here are some of the TV on DVD options available this Tuesday:
- Ally McBeal (Season 2)
- Battlestar Galactica (Complete Series) **Blu-ray**
- Blood Ties (Complete Series)
- Flatt & Scruggs (Best of) (Vol. 9 & 10)
- Kourtney & Khloe Take Miami (Season 1)
- Lucy Calls the President (TV Special)
- Mythbusters (Collection 5)
- Party Down (Season 1)
- Sharpe’s Peril (TV Movie)
- Simon & Simon (Season 4)
- The Unusuals (Complete Series)
Make sure to also check out the DVD and Blu-ray film options for this week.
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I’m not sure if this is one of E!‘s smartest promos yet, or the channel’s biggest waste of time.
Since Keeping Up With the Kardashians is apparently entering its fourth season, someone - for some reason - is watching this program already. But then, I guess no one’s really tuning in to hear these girls talk, right?
Oh - and in case you didn’t notice: the show returns on December 13th. (It says it there in the fine print on the bottom.)
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