When the news broke yesterday that legendary socialite, heiress, and denim designer Gloria Vanderbilt had died at the age of 95, I’m sure most people might have said something like, “Poor Anderson Cooper, my thoughts are with him at this time.” And I’m sure there was a much smaller percentage of people whose thoughts turn to tackiness during such times, and wondered just how much cash Anderson was set to inherit. But gold diggers with their eyes set on The Silver Fox better get used to the idea of going after Anderson’s money and Anderson’s money alone, because there are no designer denim dollars in his future.
Rihanna may currently be focusing all her energy on being a makeup mogul and a luxury clothing designer, but first and foremost, Rihanna is a singer. “If that’s so, then WHERE’S THE NEW MUSIC????” screams her fans every second of every day. But Rihanna is still technically a singer-slash-everything else she does, which would be why she recently found herself being crowned the richest woman in music by Forbes. And when they say rich, they aren’t kidding. These are some “Celine Dion, who?” numbers.
Almost one year ago, as Today interns were packing up Matt Lauer’s things into a box while security deactivated his ID card, the NBC executed were trying to figure out how many zeros would go on his going-away check. Matt still had a year and a half on his $20 million a year contract, and he wanted all of it. He reportedly didn’t get anything. Megyn Kelly too has gotten the ol’ heave-ho from Today, and according to Deadline, NBC doesn’t want to pay up.
Forbes has followed-up their list of the highest-paid actresses in the world (Scarlett Johansson holds the top spot) with their list of the world’s highest-paid actors. And if the year was the magical amalgam of the years in which all the Ocean’s films and Gravity were released, then Forbes’ choice for the number-one spot would make sense. Instead, it’s 2018 and the world’s highest-paid actor is George Clooney, a man who acted in nothing this year. As if that wasn’t crazy enough, George reportedly hit the top spot by earning an insane amount of money.
Today, if you wanted to watch a TV show about nothing starring a bunch of selfish assholes, you’d probably turn on Keeping Up With The Kardashians. But in the 90s, there’s a 99.999999% chance you’d be watching Seinfeld. Jerry Seinfeld announced that the ninth and final season of Seinfeld would air in 1998. NBC wanted Jerry to stick around, but nothing could have kept him, not even the promise of $5 million an episode.
It’s that time of the year when the employees of Forbes magazine pull out their calculators and make us all feel poor. As you already know, this year the crown has been taken off the head of Emma Stone and placed onto that of Scarlett Johansson.