I’ve never watched MTV’s Jersey Shore and never intend to, but if you do, you might be interested to know that the entire cast will be replaced for the third season — which I assume is next season — but the new cast members will start in season two. What do you want to bet this is because the entire current cast demanded a big pay raise after the apparently successful first season, as MTV’s highest-rated series. Not sure that means much considering the cast are reportedly only getting $5,000 per episode while 16 year-old Angus T. Jones of Two and a Half Men gets $250,000 per episode. Does anyone still watch MTV? Weren’t they a music video channel once? Well let’s hope that the new crew has better nicknames than Snooki, The Situation and JWOWW.
Kids today have so much more money at their disposal than previous generations, especially those who’re on TV. Speaking of which, you might think that Miley Cyrus is the richest kid on TV, but it’s actually Angus T. Jones, who plays Charlie Sheen‘s character’s really dumb, food-obsessed nephew Jake Harper on Two and a Half Men.
While Cyrus makes about $15K per episode, she makes most of her money in concerts and CD sales, making her worth about a billion dollars. But Jones on the other hand makes a phenomenal per episode salary that rivals many adult TV actors’ salaries: $250K. He’s been on the show since he was 10 (now 16) and his doofus character is instrumental to the humor and popularity of the show. The second highest paid child actor on TV is iCarly’s Miranda Cosgrove, who pulls in $180K per episode. All the rest in NY Post’s list make $25K or less per episode, which is still a pretty nice sum for being so young.
And then there’s the really young kids like Suri Cruise, who got to spend a day at the spa with mommy Katie Holmes and some unnamed little girl pal.
And then there are the baby mommas who are kids themselves. If Bristol Palin doesn’t watch out, she might end up behind bars. She’s been oh so much of a role model for young women. Bet her family-values mom is so proud of her. First Bristol becomes a teen mom, then she decides to go out and party in a New York City nightclub. (Who’s watching the baby? It ain’t grandma.) Problem is, she’s only 19, so still under the age limit. Or maybe this is exactly what will propel her mom Sarah Palin into becoming a U.S. presidential candidate in 2012?
If you’re like Bristol and about to have a baby, you might like to know that the popular baby names right now are Isabella and Jacob, according to the Social Security Administration. Both are names of characters in the popular vampire books and TV series Twilight.
Samantha Jones and Kim Cattrall are not the same person. Obvious, right? But actress Cattrall admits that her own sex life hasn’t been anything like that of character Samantha Jones, from Sex and the City (SatC). In fact, she says she’s sometimes wondered if she’s all that sexual. While she did have a much younger boyfriend, they split last year. Well, I don’t know about you, but of the four actresses in SatC, I always had a thing for Kristin Davis, who played Charlotte York. And just my luck, I missed the one (?) episode where she actually got naked. Couldn’t find that episode on YouTube, but here’s an entertaining, NSFW clip from another episode.
Lady GaGa is the latest star to use microblogging site Twitter to complain about something. Seems GaGa wasn’t too happy about the way her performance on American Idol was edited. Her tweet: “FOX POORLY + AMATEURLY edited+cut my performance/musical arrangement on idol. Watch real version. http://bit.ly/apyBrH”
Speaking of cranky celebs, is Lindsay LiLo Lohan really only 23? Wow, by the crags in her face, I could have sworn she was well into her 30s. Ok, yes, dear, you’re 23 and you’re allowed to go out and party, even with your new bodyguard. But next time you get drunk, don’t kidnap friends and go on a road trip. Just saying. Remember, you’re currently considered unbankable as an actress, and unless you clean up your act, you’re not going to act for a long time.
Apparently Bruce Willis had a custom handmade wool and silk rug in his home, selected by his interior designer from a fine rug store in LA, Mansour. In a lawsuit, Mansour claims Willis stained the rug with red wine, altered it a few inches, and wanted to return it a few weeks later, though he supposedly had yet to pay for it. Maybe Lindsay Lohan dropped over to party?
Oh thank goodness. Apparently Sandra Bullock does plan to continue acting. Rumors quoting a friend close to Bullock had the actress supposedly leaving Hollywood to live in Austin and New Orleans, to raise her adopted baby son, Louis Bardo Bullock. However, People says that another source says Bullock will continue to make movies.
Acting is a dangerous business. Long Island police officers who came across what they thought was a hold up of a convenience store were inclined to shoot the gunman, until they deciphered that it was a small-budget movie with no production trucks or lights. But that wasn’t before one officer forcibly disarmed a confused actor of his fake gun. Part of the problem was that while officials did know of the shoot, it took place a day early, and nothing was indicated by the filmmaker Fred Carpenter about a scene with weapons. Ooops.
This is hilarious. Kim Kardashian is getting death threats from heartbroken Justin Bieber fans, after he jokingly tweeted on Twitter that she’s his girlfriend. But aren’t Babyface Bieber’s fans like 5 years old? Just tell’em to behave, turn out the lights and go to bed already. Sheesh, some people’s kids.
Poor poor Kendra Wilkinson. She’s been whining about her sex tape (yawn, hasn’t everyone but Betty White done a sex tape?), that it got released. But now it’s being revealed that she had intended to shop it around. So the issue isn’t that someone was going to release but that she herself lost control of the release. Look, Kendra, you’re attractive, like every other plastic doll that you look like, but sex tapes and reality shows aren’t that interesting anymore. You’d probably have more success in branding yourself if you got on Twitter and Facebook.
Is it true that crazy girls try harder in bed? At least, it seems to be true for Courtney Love. Says Love, “pretty girls just lie there. Us girls who grew up a little more homely have to try a lot harder.” Oh wait, she said homely, not crazy? Maybe in Courtney’s case, it’s both?
Speaking of crazy, remember how Joaquin Phoenix acted on the David Letterman show, announcing he was giving up acting to be a Hip Hop musician? He’s been acting Andy Kaufman- and Andy Dick-level weird since. Well it just so happens that Casey Affleck, Joaquin’s brother-in-law, is releasing his mockumentary film about this career change. I smell a stunt for the sake of the film, and we’ll likely see Joaquin back to “normal” after the film debuts, or maybe some time next year at the latest.
Other films about to be released include Super 8 from JJ Abrams, whose trailer will be airing with Iron Man 2, which starts Friday. More details from me after I see it, but Slashfilm does have a lot more about Super 8, including that it’s set circa 1979. The “spoiler” text in red reveals that it seems to be in the science fiction genre and involves some sort of creature. If it’s yet another movie shot on a handheld camera, I’m not interested. Cloverfield from Abrams was crappy enough and irritating thanks to camera jitter, not to mention static in POV (point of view).
Charlie Sheen might be having marital problems yet again — this time with Brooke Mueller — that now cost him $125K/month, but there are some celeb couples in the “let’s neck in public” phase. One such couple is Keanu Reeves and Charlize Theron. TMZ has pics and video of them smooching. I believe the next phase of a celeb relationship is “look, you attracted the paparazzi yet again.” Good luck to the newly in love couple and lets hope that Theron doesn’t let out her Monster side on Keanu.
Speaking of breakups, Michelle McGee, who got between Sandra Bullock and Jesse James, is being defended by celebrity tat artist Kat Von D. Kat says that you can’t judge a book by its cover, and that we shouldn’t judge McGee by the fact that she has tattoos. True that, Kat. Let’s judge McGee on the fact that she destroyed a relationship. Then again, bad boy Jesse James was busy with more than one mistress anyway. While Sandra Bullock is happy enough in her life, what with her adoption of a baby boy, she’s still pulling in some top legal defense for her divorce case.
Not sure who’s in Brett Michael’s scope at the moment because I couldn’t be bothered to watch his Rock of Love reality dating show, but he’s at least making progress after a brain hemorrhage. Word is that he’s walking again and has even been released from hospital. Donald Trump, producer of the “Celebrity Apprentice” TV show Bret was in before the emergency hospitalization is said to be praying for him. I believe the prayer goes something like this: “Lord, please let Bret Michaels recover so he can return to the show so that I don’t lose lots of green green cash. Amen.”
I don’t know whether to laugh hysterically or cry that scary-eyed former First Lady Laura Bush has Bob Marley on her iPod, according to daughter Jenna Bush. Maybe she’s trying to learn how to repent for killing a friend in a car accident years ago by learning to be irie.