George Clooney, his best friend Rande Gerber and real estate mogul Michael Meldman must like tequila so much that a few years ago they decided to make their own brand called Casamigos. Now, George, Rande and Michael are rich people, so they didn’t make their homemade booze in the basement next to a rolling clothes rack full of winter coats like normal people They had a full-on operation down in Mexico, and eventually it got big enough to sell for $1 billion.
Beyonce and Jay Z have been trying to trademark the name Blue Ivy ever since Blue Ivy Carter came into this world five years ago, and the key word is “trying.”
Katy Perry is the first (and so far only) person to have officially signed on to judge the next wave of desperate singing superstars on ABC’s reboot of American Idol. It was rumored she was earning a pretty penny for it. Actually, it was more like 2,500,000,000 pennies (aka $25 million). Sources told TMZ that ABC was desperate to sign a name, and Katy had all the leverage in negotiating a huge pay check. Katy recently confirmed the rumors were true about her Idol paycheck.
A couple of years ago, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, and Johnny Galecki of The Big Bang Theory crossed over into Friends territory when they started making $1 million an episode. Eventually two more main cast members, Kunal Nayyar and Simon Helberg, got cut in on the $1 million an episode jackpot. Paycheck negotiations have started again, and this time the negotiators are Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch (aka Sheldon’s girlfriend and Howard’s wife).
Shannen Doherty’s Husband Is Suing Her Former Management Team For Ruining His Sex Life, Among Other Things
Shannen Doherty’s cancer lawsuit against her ex manager wrapped up a few months ago and now it’s her husband Kurt Iswarienko’s turn to file his own.
Shannen, who is deep in a battle with cancer, sued her former management, Tanner Mainstain Glynn & Johnson, for causing her SAG insurance policy to be cancelled due to a missed payment. Shannen argued that during the time it took her to reboot her insurance, her cancer showed up. Kurt has filed his own lawsuit against TMG&J and TMZ says the details of his lawsuit are similar to Shannen’s. Except Kurt’s lawsuit brings sex into it, or rather his lack of sex.
Not that he’s going to get to keep much of it. As long as 50 Cent still owes $23 million, any cash he comes in contact with pretty much goes straight to his creditors. That most likely includes the $14.5 million he was recently given for settling a malpractice suit.