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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Should someone be thanking Britney Spears?
Not too long ago we were wondering if How I Met Your Mother was going to be renewed. Now CBS is rewarding the show’s cast members for sticking around.
As a thank you for boosting Monday night’s numbers, the network has just given all five actors - Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris and Alyson Hannigan - substantial raises. Their pay bumps, retroactive to the start of the season, amount to approximately 2-3 times their previous salaries. They will now reportedly rake in anywhere between $90,000-$120,000 per episode.
In addition to a larger check, the five will also have a longer stay. Their old seven-year contracts were extended to eight.
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From 90210 to Hawaii, salary issues are going on everywhere.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Matthew Fox and Evangeline Lilly are the latest stars currently asking for a pay increase. The two actors - whose jobs on Lost appear to be safe - have been quietly talking to the bosses about padding their $150,000 per episode paychecks.
As one would expect, news of these negotiations have since prompted others in the cast seek their own adjustments. Considering the majority of the islanders only receive somewhere in the $80,000-$90,000 range, could we blame them?
Will these financial matters ultimately result in a castaway’s early exit? Let’s hope not!
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Tori Spelling may be willing to run her own Bed & Breakfast. She might even be willing to sell her own gourmet fries. But she apparently won’t do anything for money.
Although she was signed on to star in CW’s version of 90210, a paycheck dispute has forced the Tori & Dean star to drop out completely. This revelation comes after Spelling said she would be temporarily sitting on the bench to recover from her second pregnancy.
Earlier today, Deadline Hollywood Daily claimed the actress was actually holding out because of less than equal treatment. When Tori learned that her $10,000-$20,000 per episode number fell far below what Jennie Garth and Shannen Doherty were being offered (reportedly between $35,000-$50,000 per episode), she walked away.
Now the 35-year-old’s rep has confirmed to Us Magazine that Donna Martin won’t be seen anytime soon. “At this time, there are no plans for Tori to appear in the 90210 spinoff.”
I guess the record ratings Tori & Dean have been bringing to Oxygen aren’t really needed on the CW?
Read More | Us Weekly
Lucky for Dr. Christian Troy and Dr. Sean McNamara that the villainous Carver’s reach was unable to get to their bank accounts. Yesterday, cable network FX announced that in light of Nip/Tuck’s record ratings last season, series stars Julian McMahon and Dylan Walsh will both be awarded with substantial raises this year, bringing their total earnings for the upcoming fourth season to close to $1.8 million each. While the specifics related to the dollar amount have not been confirmed, it’s believed that this increase is almost twice as much as each actor received for the third season, where memorable moments outside of the Carver included the return of Gina, a pregnant Mrs. Santa Claus, ax-wielding Mr. Alderman and a gorilla named Kiki.
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