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.
Emily Deschanel wants to star with her sister Zooey in New Girl. The Bones actress has revealed she is planning to make a cameo appearance in her sibling's hit sitcom about hapless 20-something Jess Day, and would jump at the chance to join her on set as soon as she has some time off.
"Zooey played my cousin on an episode of Bones a couple of seasons ago and we've talked about me coming in to do New Girl. We shoot on the same lot, so if we weren't so busy it might be really easy to swing on by and play a part. It's hard to get a few hours off, let alone a couple of days to do her show. I watch every episode as soon as I can when I'm not working," she said.
Because the pair play polar opposite characters in their respective shows - Emily plays serious-minded forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance Brennen - people assume they are different in real life, but the 36-year-old star thinks they share the same core values from growing up in the same family.
Zooey Deschanel thinks that being nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award is an "incredible honor."
The 32-year-old star of TV show New Girl was named as a contender for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series yesterday.
"I wanted to be an actress since I was two years old. It's always been my dream and ambition. This is the kind of moment you dream about. Never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined that I could have this incredible honor and recognition. It's just so exciting," she told Entertainment Weekly.
Her co-star Max Greenfield also received a nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.
"I have such a great job that's just such an incredible gift, and I always want to be doing the work because I love the work and not for some other reason. [But] it just means so much to have this nomination," she added.
Sofia Vergara has been named the highest-earning television actress.
The Modern Family star earned around $19 million between May 2011 and May 2012, thanks to her role on the show, endorsement and licensing deals - including a clothing line at KMart and advertising campaigns for Diet Pepsi, Burger King and Cover Girl - and earnings from her media company LatinWE, figures compiled by Forbes magazine show.
The acclaimed financial tome placed Kim Kardashian in second place with $18 million over the same time period, $7 million more than her sister Khloe Kardashian, who placed fifth, made in that year.
Desperate Housewives actress Eva Longoria ranked third thanks to her $15 million earnings. While she and her co-stars on the drama - Felicity Huffman, Teri Hatcher and Marcia Cross - all earned around $8 million for the final series of the show, Eva's earnings were boosted by endorsement deals with L'Oreal and Pepsi Next, sales of her cookbook, two fragrances and earnings from other acting roles.
Zooey Deschanel and Natalie Portman will make guest appearances in a forthcoming The Simpsons episode. The New Girl actress will reprise her role as Mary Spuckler - the daughter of Cleetus who Bart Simpson came close to marrying in season 19 - and she will be joined in the same episode by characters voiced by Natalie, Anne Hathaway, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Sarah Silverman.
It must be pretty good to be Zooey Deschanel right now.
After just two episodes of her new comedy, New Girl, Fox has picked the series up for a full season of 24 episodes. Judging from its high ratings (it even beat its lead-in, Glee!), it's not quite a surprise.
"We love the charming Zooey Deschanel and the entire cast, we're knocked out with the work that [creator] Liz Meriwether and the whole staff is doing and we are really psyched about the coming episodes in the pipeline. It's great that audiences have responded so positively so far and we're confident that even more people will embrace the show—and more comedy on Fox—this season," said Kevin Reilly, president of Entertainment at Fox.
New Girl -- which also stars Max Greenfield and Hannah Simone -- airs Tuesday nights at 9 p.m. on Fox.
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Here are some of the TV on DVD options available this Tuesday:
- Being Human (Season 1)
- Courage the Cowardly Dog (Season 1)
- Degrassi: The Next Generation (Season 9)
- Jersey Shore (Uncensored) (Season 1)
- Look Around You (Season 1)
- Matlock (Season 5)
- My Boys (Seasons 2 & 3)
- My Bride is a Mermaid (Season 1, Part 1)
- Rin: Daughters of Mnemosyne (Complete Series) **Blu-ray**
- Super Friends! (Season 1, Vol. 2)
- Tin Man (TV Miniseries) **Blu-ray**
Make sure to also check out the DVD and Blu-ray film options for this week.
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(Make sure to check out TV Envy’s Programming Schedule.)
- How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 8pm): “Marshall finds a letter he wrote when he was young, and it has a dramatic effect on him.” Up until then, he had completely forgotten all about Sarah Marshall.
- Cake Boss (TLC, 9pm): “The crew makes a holiday-themed cake for a drag queen.” The holiday? Cher’s birthday.
- Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives (Food, 10pm): “Guy Fieri visits North Pole, Alaska, for a taste of local Christmas favorites, including holiday ham with wild Alaskan cranberries; Reindeer hoagies; and “Santa” burgers.” For this trip, Fieri will be joined by a special guest: The Grinch.
Christmas will be coming a little bit early for fans of Bones.
In just two weeks, Zooey Deschanel will guest star alongside Emily Deschanel in the show’s holiday episode. Although the two are sisters in real life, the (500) Days of Summer actress will appear as Bones’ cousin Margaret from Minnesota. Maybe she can treat us to a rendition of “Baby It’s Cold Outside” while she’s there?
The family reunion will air on Thursday, December 10.
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Here’s a quick look at some of the casting announcements made recently:
Bones: (500) Days of Summer star Zooey Deschanel is in talks to join her real-life sister, Emily, on the Fox series. If the stars can be aligned, exec producer Hart Hanson says Zooey may visit as Brennan’s cousin in a Christmas episode.
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