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.
One of 2017’s most inevitable divorces is finally drawing to a close, and Annette Roque will no longer be the long-suffering Mrs. Matt Lauer. You would think this is great news for Matt himself, since it means he can finally drunkenly hit on women without the pesky task of struggling to twist off his wedding band first. But according UsWeekly’s source, it sounds like he would take more joy in a fake a hug with Ann Curry than give settlement money at Annette.
Whatever picture was hanging on the largest wall in Kris Jenner’s momager office (possibly a blown-up still from Kim’s porno) has surely been taken down today and replaced with a giant, framed picture of her youngest and most lucrative money maker on the cover of this month’s issue of Forbes. Last year it was reported that Kylie Jenner’s makeup company made $420 million in 18 months of retail sales. A year later, and Kylie Cosmetics has more than doubled their sales at $900 million. According to Forbes, 20-year-old Kylie is on her way to becoming the youngest self-made billionaire.