Highest paid actors revealed… Naomi Watts in “Game of Thrones” prequel… Megyn Kelly is negotiating her exit… Celebrities get involved in the Nicki Minaj & Cardi B feud… and Khloe Kardashian breaks Cavaliers curse
Remember when it was a HUGE deal that the cast of “Friends” banded together and got a million bucks per episode? That’s becoming way more common. Variety released the salaries of a whole bunch of TV actors. Javier Bardem is going to earn $1.2 million per episode for his Amazon series, which still doesn’t have a name. Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston will make $1.1 million per episode for the Apple series about a morning TV show. No name for that, either. Norman Reedus makes a million per episode for “The Walking Dead” and so does Elisabeth Moss for “Handmaid’s Tail.” Moving a little further down the pay scale, Kelly Clarkson is earning about $560K per episode for “The Voice”….Dwayne Johnson gets $450K for “Titan Games”….John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf and Sara Gilbert each get $375K an episode for “The Connors”…each guy on “Queer Eye” earns $7500 per episode (but expect that to go way up)…Winona Ryder, David Harbour and Millie Bobby Brown – $350K per episode for “Stranger Things” while KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes and Cole Sprouse get $40K for “Riverdale”…But you also have to consider that “Stranger Things” is only 10 episodes and “Riverdale” is 22.
— BuzzingHot Feeds (@BuzzingHot) October 31, 2018
Naomi Watts will star in the “Game of Thrones” prequel for HBO, which still doesn’t have a title. Author George R.R. Martin suggested “The Long Night,” so we’ll see. Naomi will play a character described as “a charismatic socialite hiding a dark secret.” Filming is set to begin early next year, so they need to get busy casting all the other roles AND finding a director! HBO released an official description of the prequel’s storyline — “Taking place thousands of years before the events of Game of Thrones, the series chronicles the world’s descent from the golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour. And only one thing is for sure: From the horrifying secrets of Westeros’ history to the true origin of the white walkers, the mysteries of the East, to the Starks of legend… it’s not the story we think we know.”
— goodreads (@goodreads) October 31, 2018
Megyn Kelly and her attorney are still trying to negotiate her exit at NBC. TMZ says the network has offered to pay out the balance of her 3-year deal, which would be $38 million. They also want her to sign a non-disclosure agreement. Megyn’s attorney says she’s more than happy to sign……for $10 million. They’re still negotiating.
Meanwhile Megyn Kelly's lawyer – Hollywood litigator Bryan Freedman – continues to negotiate her exit. At issue is the payout of the remainder of her reported $69 million contract https://t.co/FaHht84LG9
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) October 26, 2018
The lesson to be learned here, children? Don’t get involved in other people’s feuds! During the whole Nicki Minaj and Cardi B back-and-forth, Nicki tweeted that she’d turned down a $4 million deal with Steve Madden to promote his shoes. Steve tweeted in response, “@NICKMINAJ you can’t turn down an offer that was never made. #StopLying” Nicki was having none of that. She responded, “@SteveMadden thought I was lying you dumb (BLANK). You, Irv & Gee Roberson came to my house in MALIBU BEGGING me to do the deal. I said no. You then did a deal w/Iggy & she hated the pics you used & went in on you online. Im sure Irv told you to post this lie. Respond to @50cent.” Then she proceeded to retweet people slamming Steve, including Iggy Azalea, who backed up Nicki’s version of what went down. Steve tried to repair the damage, saying he shouldn’t have gotten involved, only to have Nicki tweet back at him to eat a (BLANK) and told him his shoes are ugly.
Lil Yachty and Little Mix have picked their sides in the Cardi B/Nicki Minaj feud https://t.co/PvAm78azEX
— Metro Entertainment (@Metro_Ents) October 30, 2018
Khloe Kardashian finally showed up in Cleveland! She was sitting courtside cheering for Tristan Thompson and his Cavaliers last night and apparently, Khloe is a good luck charm! After a 0-6 start, Cleveland finally got a win, beating the Atlanta Hawks, 136-114. Meantime, Entertainment Tonight says that people close to Khloe think there’s a chance Tristan is cheating again, but she just laughs it off.
— The ViewTuber (@theviewtuber) October 31, 2018