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.
"I took everything. I literally ransacked the place. I just pillaged. And then I asked for things as well. The two most important things were the ring I’ve worn in every single episode for seven seasons, and the red thermos that Peggy takes from job to job. I got that. I got my purple chair. I got a typewriter. I got everything." Elisabeth Moss took home a haul of keepsakes from the Mad Men set when filming was completed on the show.
Actor Columbus Short has been arrested after missing two court appearances in connection to his domestic violence case. The Scandal star became a fugitive last month (Jul14) when he missed one hearing in California due to his party plans in Barbados, and he was still there on Wednesday (20Jul14) when he was scheduled to appear again.
He was arrested and taken into custody in Van Nuys upon his return to the U.S. on Thursday, according to TMZ.com.
His bail was increased to $500,000 (GBP294,000) after he failed to make it to court on Wednesday.
And Short's problems continue - his bail in another case has been set at $250,000 (GBP147,000) after he failed to show up at a hearing in a criminal case involving a bar fight.
The actor couldn't appear because he was in custody for failure to show at his Wednesday court date.
With Season 5 of The Walking Dead approaching with the speed of one of those particularly fast World War Z zombies, we find it hard to concentrate on anything else. What is set to befall Rick, Carl, and the remaining prison residents now that their relative safe haven is no more? Although we won't have the answers to this and other questions until Oct. 12, we can devote our walker love to Hollywood.com's The Walking Dead prize pack giveaway, which you can enter now.
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The Walking Dead: The Complete Fourth Season will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on Aug. 26. Good luck, and stay out of The Governor's territory!
U.S. TV host Carson Daly welcomed his third child with fiancee Siri Pinter on Wednesday (20Aug14). The Voice U.S. presenter shared images of his newborn daughter, named London Rose Daly, on America's Today show on Thursday (21Aug14) via the FaceTime cell phone app.
He tells the show, "Baby and Siri are right here. They're doing very well. It's incredible. We thought this was going to happen on Saturday and it didn't. We went home. It was a long couple days of waiting... Like out of a movie, I sped to the hospital and they were literally waiting for me to get there and we had our beautiful baby girl."
Daly became engaged to Pinter in October (13) following a six-year relationship. They have two other children, Jackson James, five, and Etta Jones, aged 23 months.
Reggae legend Bob Marley's life story is set to be adapted for the stage and will have its world premiere in 2015. The Jamaican music icon is the subject of a new musical called Marley, and the production will debut at Center Stage in Baltimore, Maryland next May (15).
The show, directed and written by Kwame Kwei-Armah, will feature some of Marley's most notable songs, including Exodus and Rastaman Vibration.
Marley will focus on his life in Jamaica between 1975 and 1978 as well as his self-imposed exile in London, where he recorded albums Exodus and Kaya.
Kwei-Armah tells the New York Times that he's doesn't want the production to be another traditional jukebox musical, but rather one that tells a story and portrays a pivotal time in the singer's life.
He explains, "We have maybe 20 songs, but I've tried to make them come out of what I perceive to be an integrity that Bob would demand. It's not, Here are some songs and how can I link them with some drama. There is an investigation into the man's life, between him putting his life on the line and going into self-imposed exile for 18 months and while there, recording two of his biggest albums."
Casting has yet to be announced. Marley is slated to run from 6 May to 14 June (15).
Potential spoiler warning: Widespread disagreements have spawned in regards to what constitutes a “spoiler” re: The One I Love. The following review details the general premise of the film, as per what I consider to be fair game. However, some other writers (who I respect quite a bit) have insisted that revealing such information would be giving away the movie’s principal twist… which, in my defense, occurs very early on in the movie. Use your judgment and proceed with caution!
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You can practically hear a bright-eyed Mark Duplass shouting, “Here’s an idea!” when you latch onto the beginnings of The One I Love — the real beginning, past the nothing-out-of-the-ordinary setup that introduces Duplass and Elisabeth Moss as a married couple whose relationship has gone sour. On the insistence of their counselor (Ted Danson, who singlehandedly saves the first chapter of this film from succumbing to the doldrums, and then disappears far too soon), the pair take vacation in a remote cabin allotted for the mending of fraying love affairs. Then, the “idea!” kicks in — Duplass and Moss are thrust into a fantastical realm/psychological allegory in which each is faced with the perfect version of one another. Like, in addition to the real versions. Clones. There are clones.
…But, to reiterate, strategically idealized clones, and ones that work to serve any number of the hypotheticals entertained in marriage counseling, couples arguments, or simply inside the head of somebody who considers what he or she might wish to change about the person sleeping six inches to the right.
However, The One I Love fails to make the most of its interesting, dense concept. While it should spend its time playing with the psychologically, sociologically, and philosophically rich premise that it cooks up for Duplass and Moss, the movie gets distracted by the busy work of keeping the fantastical functions in check, of paving its story with a thick layer of mystery, and begging the audience to wonder how they’re gonna get out of this pickle!
Sadly, that’s not where the real meat of The One I Love lies. With the promise of a riveting examination of the mindset behind wishing your own husband or wife was different, smarter, nicer, more attractive, in better shape, a better cook, or simply like he or she used to be, we set up for the very idea that must have gotten Mark Duplass’ heart racing in the first place. But when the movie decides that it'd rather be thrilling, enigmatic, and riddled with twists than an honest human story, its appeal fades away, And far too soon... just like Ted Danson.
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As a comedic actor, John Lithgow — one of the best of the sort today — plays big. With a 6'4" stature and the vocal projection of a well-read howler monkey, Lithgow has made sitcom fare seem like a night on Broadway, invigorating small-scale material with the bravado of a live performance. To me, this has always been his utmost appeal. But in soft, somber, and sweet Love Is Strange, Lithgow plays small and close. And the victory of his talents are just as present.
Lithgow’s role in Ira Sachs’ occasionally lovely, occasionally wrenching drama is one of intense vulnerability. After a long-awaited marriage to his boyfriend of 40 years, Alfred Molina, Lithgow’s Ben is forced (by the will of financial woes) from his Manhattan apartment and into the care of his nephew’s family. As a character whose neuroses are evident from minute one, Ben’s internal trauma is the principal hook for Love Is Strange: after finally winning the opportunity to commit to the man he loves, we watch the 70-year-old painter struggle to identify a “comfort zone” in a world he finds increasingly difficult to understand.
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Lining the film, we have Molina, adroitly playing the stoic (frustrated more than devastated, at least as far as he’s willing to show) in contrast to the anxiety inhabited throughout by Lithgow, and the pair’s lot of conditionally generous family and friends — a community led by Marisa Tomei, Lithgow’s primary screen partner as a budding adversary to Ben, and young Charlie Tahan, who too is at unwitting odds with his misplaced houseguest.
Though the ensemble doesn’t have a weak link to speak of, the show is Lithgow’s through and through. Love Is Strange uses Lithgow in its portrait of man eroded by time and change, a team of forces that maintain volatility even when they are working for the better. Appropriately enough, Sachs’ story takes some jagged turns, failing to cement every choice in a clear intent. But as an illustration of one man’s insides in a chapter he can just barely handle — all those between hope and loss — we see something rather moving.
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Chrissy Teigen, Nicole Richie and Tyra Banks are reportedly heading to daytime TV to host a new talk show. The two models and reality TV star Richie have teamed up to launch The Fab, which will cover celebrity news, current events and lifestyle topics, according to OK! magazine.
Teigen, Richie and Banks shot the pilot for the show last week (ends17Aug14) and they are hoping to premiere it in the near future.
A source tells the publication, "Chrissy, Tyra and Nicole are all very witty and have no trouble expressing themselves. Plus, they're honest and willing to talk about their own real-life problems - and fans can relate to that."
All three have had experience hosting U.S. TV shows - Banks fronted her own talk and lifestyle show, Tyra, and oversees America's Next Top Model; Richie featured on The Simple Life and Fashion Star and currently stars in Candidly Nicole, and John Legend's wife Teigen hosts and judges TV series Snack Off!
Meet the Belchers
They are the ideal American family. Two parents, three kids, all happy to be together. They dance, they sing, they express themselves. If you think The Simpsons are the best cartoon family on TV, just take a look at how honest and loving the Belchers are. From the parents: Bob (Baw-by) and Linda, to kids Tina, Gene, and Louise, the Belchers are basically the dream team when it comes to family. They all bring their A-game.
1. As sisters, Louise and Tina have learned how to express their feelings:
2. Gene understands that it’s important to be honest as well:
3. Linda teaches her daughters (and Gene) the most valuable life lessons:
4. In the Belcher family, it’s totally cool to say whatever is on your mind:
5. Dancing is how they bring their family together:
6. Tina is easily one of the most charming people in the world:
7. She is also the perfect role model for her younger siblings:
8. The whole family is very accepting:
9. Linda does not get drunk:
10. But Bob does, only to be fun:
11. The kids are able to give their parents advice:
12. The whole family can respect each other’s house rules:
13. Bob and Linda are very informed and prepared parents:
14. Sometimes, they even all cuddle together in bed as a family:
Do you think the Belchers are the ideal cartoon family? Tweet us why you love them and why you watch Bob’s Burgers!