Sofia Vergara has been named the highest-earning actress on TV for a third straight year.
The Modern Family star earned a whopping $37 million (GBP21.8 million) in the past 12 months, according to Forbes magazine, thanks to her business and endorsement deals with companies like K-Mart and talent management and entertainment-marketing firm Latin World Entertainment. She also picked up a healthy $325,000 (GBP191,000)-per-episode paycheque for the TV comedy.
Her fortune more than doubles second placed Mariska Hargitay, who scored $13 million (GBP7.6 million) largely from her role in top TV cop drama Law & Order: SVU.
Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting takes the third spot with $11 million (GBP6.5 million), while Julianna Margulies, Ellen Pompeo and Cobie Smulders all tie for fourth with $10 million (GBP5.9 million).
Alyson Hannigan rounds out the top five.
Ashton Kutcher, Mariska Hargitay, Howard Stern and Ellen Degeneres have been crowned the kings and queens of U.S. TV in a new magazine rich list. Father-to-be Kutcher earns $100,000 (GBP58,800)-per-episode more than his Two and a Half Men co-star Jon Cryer to top the TV comedy earners list with $750,000 (GBP441,000)-per-show, while Law & Order: SVU star Hargitay leads The Mentalist's Simon Baker in the drama department, with a $400,000 (GBP235,300)-per-episode salary.
America's Got Talent judge Stern ties with American Idol host Ryan Seacrest as the top earning reality TV star with a $15 million (GBP8.8 million)-per-season haul, and DeGeneres remains the queen of daytime television on the annual TV Guide Who Earns What countdown with up to $20 million (GBP11.7 million)-a-year for her daily talk show.
Taylor Swift has added another kitten to her brood and named her new pet after one of her favourite TV characters. The Love Story hitmaker introduced her new cat on Instagram.com on Wednesday (18Jun14), showing off a tiny white kitten, which sits in her lap.
Swift added in a caption, "Meet Olivia Benson," a name in honour of Mariska Hargitay's detective character on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, which the singer has previously cited as one of her favourite TV shows.
She told Teen Vogue, "If I could have dinner with anyone it would be Detective Olivia Benson from Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. I sit in my apartment and watch hours of that show. So I sort of feel like me and Olivia are BFFs (best friends forever)."
The kitten joins Swift's other beloved cat, Meredith, who was named after Grey's Anatomy surgeon Meredith Grey, played by Ellen Pompeo.
The pre-votes are in, and we finally have the nominee list for the 2014 People's Choice Awards thanks to the People's Choice blog. And man, oh, man is it a hefty list.
With a total of 58 categories, the awards show covers music, movies, and television with categories from "Favorite Action Movie Star" to "Favorite TV Anti-Hero" to "Favorite TV Bromance." This year's top contenders are Glee (with 8 nods), Katy Perry (5 nods), and Sandra Bullock (5 nods). And don't worry about Bullock's Gravity co-star George Clooney feeling left out — the two of them snagged a nod for "Favorite Duo." (You already know what we think about their magical pairing.)
We've got the entire list of nominees for you... have fun scrolling!
Favorite MovieDespicable Me 2Fast & Furious 6Iron Man 3Monsters UniversityStar Trek Into Darkness
Favorite Movie ActorChanning TatumHugh JackmanJohnny DeppLeonardo DiCaprioRobert Downey Jr.
Favorite Movie ActressGwyneth PaltrowJennifer AnistonMelissa McCarthySandra BullockScarlett Johansson
Favorite Movie DuoChris Pine & Zachary Quinto (Star Trek Into Darkness)Jennifer Aniston & Jason Sudeikis (We’re the Millers)Robert Downey Jr. & Gwyneth Paltrow (Iron Man 3)Sandra Bullock & George Clooney (Gravity)Sandra Bullock & Melissa McCarthy (The Heat)
Favorite Action MovieFast & Furious 6Iron Man 3Star Trek Into DarknessThe WolverineWorld War Z
Favorite Action Movie StarBrad PittChanning TatumHugh JackmanRobert Downey Jr.Vin Diesel
Favorite Comedic MovieGrown Ups 2The Hangover Part IIIThe HeatInstructions Not IncludedWe’re the Millers
Favorite Comedic Movie ActorAdam SandlerBradley CooperChris RockJames FrancoZach Galifianakis
Favorite Comedic Movie ActressEmma WatsonJennifer AnistonMelissa McCarthySandra BullockScarlett Johansson
Favorite Dramatic MovieCaptain PhillipsGravityThe Great GatsbyLee Daniels’ The ButlerPrisoners
Favorite Dramatic Movie ActorChanning TatumChris HemsworthHugh JackmanLeonardo DiCaprioRyan Gosling
Favorite Dramatic Movie ActressAmy AdamsEmma StoneHalle BerryOprah WinfreySandra Bullock
Favorite Family MovieDespicable Me 2Monsters UniversityOz the Great and PowerfulPercy Jackson: Sea of MonstersThe Smurfs 2
Favorite Horror MovieCarrieThe ConjuringHansel & Gretel: Witch HuntersInsidious: Chapter 2Mama
Favorite Thriller MovieA Good Day to Die HardThe CallNow You See MeRed 2White House Down
Favorite Network TV Comedy2 Broke GirlsThe Big Bang TheoryGleeHow I Met Your MotherModern Family
Favorite Comedic TV ActorChris ColferDarren CrissJesse Tyler FergusonJim ParsonsNeil Patrick Harris
Favorite Comedic TV ActressJane LynchKaley CuocoLea MicheleMelissa McCarthyZooey Deschanel
Favorite Network TV DramaChicago FireThe Good WifeGrey’s AnatomyNashvilleParenthood
Favorite Dramatic TV ActorJim CaviezelJosh CharlesKevin BaconMark HarmonPatrick Dempsey
Favorite Dramatic TV ActressJulianna MarguliesMariska HargitayPauley PerretteSandra OhStana Katic
Favorite Actor in a New TV SeriesAndy SambergJonathan Rhys MeyersJoseph MorganMichael J. FoxRobin Williams
Favorite Actress in a New TV SeriesAllison JanneyAnna FarisMing-Na WenRebel WilsonSarah Michelle Gellar
Favorite TV Crime DramaBonesCastleCriminal MindsThe MentalistNCIS
Favorite Competition TV ShowAmerica’s Got TalentDancing with the StarsMasterChefThe VoiceThe X Factor
Favorite Cable TV ComedyAwkward.Cougar TownHot in ClevelandMelissa & JoeyPsych
Favorite Cable TV DramaDownton AbbeyPretty Little LiarsSons of AnarchyThe Walking DeadWhite Collar
Favorite Premium Cable TV ShowCalifornicationGame of ThronesGirlsHomelandTrue Blood
Favorite Cable TV ActressAngie HarmonClaire DanesCourteney CoxLucy HaleMaggie Smith
Favorite TV Anti-HeroDexter Morgan (Dexter)Jaime Lannister (Game of Thrones)Norman Bates (Bates Motel)Rick Grimes (The Walking Dead)Walter White (Breaking Bad)
Favorite TV BromanceBlaine & Sam (Glee)Ryan & Esposito (Castle)Sam, Dean & Castiel (Supernatural)Sheldon, Leonard, Howard & Raj (The Big Bang Theory)Ted, Marshall & Barney (How I Met Your Mother)
Favorite TV Gal PalsCaroline & Max (2 Broke Girls)Lily & Robin (How I Met Your Mother)Meredith & Cristina (Grey’s Anatomy)Penny, Bernadette & Amy (The Big Bang Theory)Rachel & Santana (Glee)
Favorite On-Screen ChemistryCastle & Beckett (Castle)Damon & Elena (The Vampire Diaries)Derek & Meredith (Grey’s Anatomy)Emma & Hook (Once Upon A Time)Kurt & Blaine (Glee)
Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV ShowBeauty and the BeastOnce Upon A TimeSupernaturalThe Vampire DiariesThe Walking Dead
Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV ActorAndrew LincolnIan SomerhalderJared PadaleckiJensen AcklesStephen Amell
Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV ActressEmilia ClarkeGinnifer GoodwinKristin KruekNina DobrevTatiana Maslany
Favorite TV Movie/MiniseriesAmerican Horror StoryBehind the CandelabraThe BibleSharknadoThe White Queen
Favorite Daytime TV Host(s)Ellen DeGeneresKelly Ripa & Michael StrahanDr. Phil McGrawRachael RaySteve Harvey
Favorite New Talk Show HostArsenio HallBethenny FrankelJenny McCarthyQueen LatifahRoss Mathews
Favorite Late Night Talk Show HostConan O’BrienDavid LettermanJimmy FallonJimmy KimmelStephen Colbert
Favorite Streaming SeriesArrested DevelopmentBetween Two Ferns with Zach GalifianakisHouse of CardsLosing It with John StamosOrange Is the New Black
Favorite Series We Miss Most30 RockBreaking BadDexterFringeThe Office
Favorite New TV ComedyBrooklyn Nine-NineThe Crazy OnesDadsThe GoldbergsThe Michael J. Fox ShowThe MillersMomSean Saves the WorldSuper Fun NightTrophy Wife
Favorite New TV DramaMarvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.BetrayalThe BlacklistDraculaHostagesOnce Upon a Time in WonderlandThe OriginalsReignSleepy HollowThe Tomorrow People
Favorite Male ArtistAviciiBlake SheltonBruno MarsJustin TimberlakeMichael Bublé
Favorite Female ArtistBritney SpearsDemi LovatoKaty PerryP!nkSelena Gomez
Favorite Breakout ArtistAriana GrandeAustin MahoneIcona PopImagine DragonsLorde
Favorite Pop ArtistBritney SpearsBruno MarsDemi LovatoJustin TimberlakeKaty Perry
Favorite Country ArtistThe Band PerryBlake SheltonCarrie UnderwoodLady AntebellumTaylor Swift
Favorite Country Music IconAlan JacksonGeorge StraitTim McGrawToby KeithWillie Nelson
Favorite Hip-Hop ArtistDrakeJay ZKanye WestLil WayneMacklemore & Ryan Lewis
Favorite R&B ArtistAlicia KeysCiaraJustin TimberlakeRihannaRobin Thicke
Favorite BandImagine DragonsMaroon 5One DirectionOneRepublicParamore
Favorite Alternative BandFall Out BoyImagine DragonsMumford & SonsMuseParamore
Favorite SongJust Give Me A Reason (P!nk feat. Nate Ruess)Mirrors (Justin Timberlake)Radioactive (Imagine Dragons)Roar (Katy Perry)When I Was Your Man (Bruno Mars)
Favorite AlbumThe 20/20 Experience (Justin Timberlake)Bangerz (Miley Cyrus)Based on a True Story… (Blake Shelton)Blurred Lines (Robin Thicke)To Be Loved (Michael Bublé)
Favorite Music VideoBest Song Ever (One Direction)Heart Attack (Demi Lovato)Just Give Me A Reason (P!nk feat. Nate Ruess)Roar (Katy Perry)Wrecking Ball (Miley Cyrus)
Favorite Music Fan FollowingBritney Army (Britney Spears)Directioners (One Direction)KatyCats (Katy Perry)Little Monsters (Lady Gaga)Lovatics (Demi Lovato)
We're impressed you read the whole list.
The 40th annual show will be hosted by 2 Broke Girls stars Beth Behrs and Kat Dennings on CBS on Jan. 8 at 9 PM. Final voting ends on Dec. 5.
Sofia Vergara has been named the highest-paid actress on TV for a second straight year. The Modern Family star earned a whopping $30 million (GBP20 million) from June, 2012 to June, 2013, according to Forbes magazine, thanks to her TV appearances and endorsement deals.
Her fortune more than doubles second placed Kaley Cuoco and Mariska Hargitay, who both scored $11 million (GBP7.3 million) thanks largely to their roles in The Big Bang Theory and Law & Order: SVU, respectively.
Tina Fey, former reality TV star Bethenny Frankel, the Kardashian sisters, Melissa McCarthy and Ellen Pompeo all tie for fourth place on the new rich list with $10 million (GBP6.6 million).
The actress recently revealed she and her husband Peter Hermann were devastated when the biological mother of a baby they had adopted changed her mind but then overjoyed when little Amaya came into their lives after a six-month adoption process.
And now she's a mum again - to baby boy Andrew, who was an unexpected miracle.
Appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, she explained, "We got a call out of nowhere from our lawyer who said, 'We have this amazing little boy and this amazing opportunity.' It was just one of those things that we were not expecting at all and my husband and I looked at each other and have never been more sure about anything, and knew it was just right.
"It all happened very quickly and that's not usually how it happens. I would say usually it takes the same amount of time it takes for a baby to grow in your belly. With my daughter, it took months and months and with my son it was... truth be told, it was two days."
But talking about the adoption process appeared a little overwhelming for Hargitay, who started to tear up.
She added, "It's pretty dreamy. Some days I just sit and pinch myself... It felt like nothing shy of a miracle. This year has been a year of true blessings."
Hargitay and Hermann are now parents of a five-year-old biological child, called August, daughter Amaya, who just turned one and little Andrew, who is nine months old.
This month will mark Betty White's 90th birthday. In celebration of the actress' long and prosperous career, and her continued prominence in the media, NBC is hosting a special televised event, Betty White's 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America's Golden Girl, on Jan. 16 (the night before her actual birthday). The tribute, which was announced back in the Fall, continues to attract a large variety of celebrity appearances. New prominent names reported to be paying a visit, and possibly offering some of their talents as showpeople, include Ellen DeGeneres, Tina Fey, Morgan Freeman, Seth Meyers, Tracy Morgan, Ray Romano, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Carl Reiner, Vicki Lawrence and John O'Hurley. Other attendees you may have already heard about include White's Hot in Cleveland costars Jane Leeves, Valerie Bertinelli and Wendy Malick, her old The Mary Tyler Moore Show castmates Mary Tyler Moore, Ed Asner, Valerie Harper and Gavin McLeod, as well as other notable stars including Amy Poehler, Joel McHale, Jay Leno, Carol Burnett and William Shatner. Not too shabby, Betty. -NBC
The Voice returns to television for a second season early next month, and it is bringing with it a wide assortment of celebrity advisors to help its next string of contestants along with their stint on the musical competition series. Appearing on the show this year will be musicians such as Lionel Richie, Kelly Clarkson, Alanis Morisette, Ne-Yo, Jewel, Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, Robin Thicke and Miranda Lambert. This array of noteworthy musicians will be joining the judging panel of Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton to make for an exciting second season. The Voice's second season premiere will air Sunday, Feb. 5 on NBC, immediately following the Superbowl. -NBC
This has been a season of changes for Law & Order: SVU. Old detectives have left, new ones have arrived. And now, we'll be meeting another new character: Assistant District Attorney David Haden, played by none other than actor/musician Harry Connick, Jr. Best known for his music career, but also for acting gigs like his recurring stint on Will & Grace, Connick, Jr., will be enjoying a multi-episode arc as an attorney who strikes up a beyond-professional relationship with Mariska Hargitay's Det. Olivia Benson. As you can see in the video below, things are already starting to heat up between the pair. Hargitay also confirms that she has no intentions to leave SVU, much to many a fan's relief. Connick, Jr., will join the cast starting on Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on NBC. -NBC
It always bothers me when shows pretend that actors haven't been around previously as other characters. I could never get over the fact that Seinfeld had George date low-maintenance artist Paula (Christa Miller) two years after he was ousted from a job interview by furious businesswoman Ellen de Granmont (Christa Miller). It also bothered me that Nia Long returned to The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air to play Will's longtime fiance Lisa Wilkes after, years prior, she had portrayed the vapid "bad-date" Claudia. Now, the introduction of Andre Braugher to the coming season of Law & Order: SVU is not quite as offensive as those cases, but there are still qualms to be taken.
Braugher previously worked on Homicide: Life on the Street alongside Richard Belzer, who played John Munch in the series, as he does in Law & Order: SVU (and has on Law & Order, The X-Files, The Wire, Arrested Development, 30 Rock, Sesame Street...this is a new definition of typecasting). In Homicide, Braugher played Detective Frank Pembleton, whereas in SVU, he'll play a lawyer for the underprivileged. Presumably, he and Munch won't recognize one another...unless this is an elaborate plotline involving the Witness Protection Program or the CIA that ret-cons the realities of all procedural series we've yet to know. Now THAT would be good TV.
But instead, Braugher will serve as a love interest to the work-obsessed Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay). I'm sure it'll be all fine and dandy, but I'm really attached to this whole CIA idea. Also, no one will ever been good enough for Benson... except Stabler. But that ship has sailed.
You know you've made it big in Hollywood when you become a star - on the Hollywood Walk of Fame that is. Many talented actors and actresses have joined the cement constellation along that famous Hollywood strip in Los Angeles. Late last night, a number of new stars were born when the Hollywood Walk of Fame Selection Committee announced its 2012 honorees. Check out who's getting ready to hit the pavement.
Leading the pack of new honorees is America's sweetheart, Jennifer Aniston, who, oddly enough, is being given a star for her mostly rom-com movie career and not her all-time, Emmy-winning run as Rachel on Friends. Go figure. Other A-list celebrities receiving stars for their work in film include Kate Winslet, Scarlett Johansson, and Vin Diesel. As far as TV celebs go, Simpsons creator Matt Groening and Adam West will be getting stars, along with Law & Order: SVU actress Mariska Hargitay, Valerie Bertinelli and Star Trek actor Walter Koenig. Jennifer Lopez will also be receiving a star to honor her career as a successful recording artist. Way to go J-Lo! The ceremony will take place a little less than a year from now on June 17, 2012. It will truly be a star-studded event.
Here is the full list of honorees:
Motion Pictures: Jennifer Aniston, Kate Winslet, Vin Diesel, Scarlett Johansson, John Lasseter, Malcolm McDowell, Sumner Redstone and Richard Burton (posthumous). Television: Valerie Bertinelli, Matt Groening, Mariska Hargitay, Patricia Heaton, Marg Helgenberger, Walter Koenig, and Adam West. Recording: Jennifer Lopez, Pepe Aguilar, AMERICA, Boyz II Men, Hal David, David Foster, Vince Gill, Ann and Nancy Wilson (Heart) and Barry White (posthumous). Radio: Ellen K.
Source: Huffington Post
The people have spoken -- once again.
Nominations for the 35th annual People's Choice Awards were announced today with nominees ranging from Iron Man and The Dark Knight to Britney Spears and Carrie Underwood.
The Jan. 7 show, set to be hosted by Queen Latifah, is also trying to attract the hipper, MTV audiences with interesting categories such as Favorite Superhero, Favorite TV Drama Diva, Favorite Movie Cast and Favorite Scene-Stealing Guest Star. Also the category Favorite Star 35 & Under, including likes of Chace Crawford; Miley Cyrus; Zac Efron; Anne Hathaway; Scarlett Johansson; Angelina Jolie; Justin Timberlake and many others.
Voting for the entirely fan-decided awards show is under way at www.pcavote.com. Balloting continues through Dec. 7.
Here's some of the contenders:
The Dark Knight
Indiana Jones & the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Favorite Male Movie Star
Robert Downey Jr
Favorite Female Movie Star
Favorite Onscreen Matchup
Christian Bale & Heath Ledger (The Dark Knight)
Tina Fey & Amy Poehler (Baby Mama)
Harrison Ford & Shia LaBeouf (Indiana Jones & the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull)
Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne/Batman
Robert Downey Jr Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man
Will Smith as John Hancock
Television Favorite TV Drama
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Favorite TV Comedy
Two and a Half Men
Favorite Male TV Star
Favorite Female TV Star
Favorite Scene-Stealing Guest Star
Luke Perry on Law & Order: SVU
Britney Spears on How I Met Your Mother
Robin Williams on Law & Order: SVU
Favorite TV Drama Diva
Holly Hunter as Grace Hanadarko on Saving Grace
Mary-Louise Parker as Nancy Botwin on Weeds
Kyra Sedgwick as Deputy Chief Brenda Johnson on The Closer
Favorite Male Singer
Favorite Female Singer
Favorite Funny Male Star
Favorite Funny Female Star
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