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The Rock Is Hollywood’s Highest Paid Actor

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson opens up about his depression battle

He’s come a long way since The Mummy!

Dwayne Johnson just topped the Forbes highest paid actor list, commanding $64.5 million between June 2015 and June 2016. Now, that seems like a lot of money but the surprising thing is that the dude more than doubled his earnings from the previous year, bumping the previous three years’ winner, Robert Downey Jr, from the top of the list. Johnson’s earnings came from his roles in the “Fast & Furious” franchise, the disaster movie “San Andreas,” and his HBO series “Ballers,” as well as upfront fees for “Fast 8” and the “Baywatch” movie. It’s a good year for the Rock, isn’t it?

Also, his twitter response was adorable:

“Want to say two things about this,” Johnson tweeted about the news. “I started w/ $7 bucks. If I can overcome, so can you. Waffle House on me!!”

As you know, Jennifer Lawrence topped the list for women, but the depressing thing is that the lists between men and women suggest women over 40 earn less than men at the same age. In fact, 95 percent of the top-earning actors are over 40, compared to half of the actresses.

Here’s the list of the 20 highest-paid actors:

1. Dwayne Johnson — $64,500,000
2. Jackie Chan — $61,000,000
3. Matt Damon — $55,000,000
4. Tom Cruise — $53,000,000
5. Johnny Depp — $48,000,000
6. Ben Affleck — $43,000,000
7. Vin Diesel — $35,000,000
8. Shah Rukh Khan — $33,000,000
9. Robert Downey Jr. — $33,000,000
10. Akshay Kumar — $31,500,000
11. Brad Pitt — $31,500,000
12. Adam Sandler — $30,000,000
13. Mark Wahlberg — $30,000,000
14. Salman Kahn — $28,500,000
15. Leonardo DiCaprio — $27,000,000
16. Chris Pratt — $26,000,000
17. Will Smith — $20,500,000
18. Amitabh Bachchan — $20,000,000
19. Matthew McConaughey — $18,000,000
20. Harrison Ford — $15,000,000

 

Do you think Johnson will top the list next year?! Weigh in below!

 

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Posted Friday, August 26th, 2016 at 9:09am
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Amy Schumer Hated The Met Gala

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LOL, she looks like she’s having a BLAST.

Amy Schumer‘s Met Gala invitation was likely guaranteed the second she agreed to pose for Vogue, but apparently she was held at gunpoint to put on a fancy dress and hang out with celebrities and see a fashion show. Ugh. Come ON.

Some celebrities spend years trying to get onto the Met Gala guest list, then, once they do, they spend months preparing for it. Amy Schumer, on the other hand, wishes this year’s invitation had gotten lost in the mail. In a recent interview with Howard Stern on his SiriusXM radio show, the 35-year-old comedian confessed to the host that the star-studded fashion event was far from fun, but rather a “punishment.”

“It’s people doing an impression of having a conversation … I don’t like the farce,” Schumer told Stern. “We’re dressed up like a bunch of f—king a–holes.”

Although Schumer attended as Alexander Wang’s date in a sexy, low-cut red gown embellished with chain detailing, she says throughout the evening, she kept wishing she was elsewhere — even after a surprise meet-and-greet with Queen Bey.

“I got to meet Beyoncé and she was like, ‘Is this your first Met Gala?’” the comedian said. “And I was like, ‘It’s my last.’”

What — seeing Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston tear it up on the dance floor wasn’t enough to make it fun? Schumer still wasn’t feeling it. “I don’t like it,” she said. “I have no interest in fashion … I don’t care.”

(Via People)

It’s like…if you don’t like it, don’t go. Don’t do a Vogue cover. Fashion means a LOT to some people, and if you wanna be the “down to earth” Jennifer Lawrence type, BE IT. Don’t go and complain, in my opinion, or call it a “punishment.”

What do you think about her Met Gala attendance? WEIGH IN BELOW!

Posted Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 at 10:10am
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Demi Moore Thinks She’s Too Good For Network TV

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Demi Moore, get REAL.

I haven’t seen her in anything recently, but according to IMDB, Demi has three films in the can, waiting to be released this year or next.  I personally think Demi would be good on a television show- but know this: she thinks she is above network TV.

Demi Moore is too good for ABC. The actress was set to star in the upcoming drama “Ten Days in the Valley,” but pulled out once the network got on board, Variety reported. A source told Page Six that Moore “dropped out when ABC picked it up because . . . it was originally supposed to be a cable show. She only wanted to do cable or streaming. It’s more ‘prominent’ to go to cable or streaming.”

The show would have been Moore’s first full-time TV gig since the 1980s. Kyra Sedgwick will take over.

(Via Page Six)

A lot of talented people work on networks but yes, it doesn’t have the same acclaim as HBO. And now, everyone is not-so-secretly making fun of Demi for being “above” the network tv system:

TV industry insiders were snickering after reports that Demi Moore dropped out of ABC’s upcoming series “Ten Days in the Valley” because the star feels it’s “more prominent” to do cable or streaming rather than network TV. (The series was originally for cable before it landed at ABC, and Kyra Sedgwick was brought on to replace Moore). But a source told us that ABC wasn’t exactly knocking down Moore’s door to do the project either, and ABC insiders are over the moon to land Sedgwick as her replacement.

“The fact is that no one cares about Demi, and Kyra is a bigger star, so [ABC] jumped at the opportunity to work with her,” the source scoffed. “I mean, who’s really dying for ‘streaming’?”

(Via Page Six)

Lol, I love how streaming actually IS a huge thing, but whatever. Hey, if Demi doesn’t want the money, there are a ton of perfectly qualified other actors who will gladly take her roles. BYEEEEE.

 

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Posted Friday, August 19th, 2016 at 12:12pm
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Do NOT Call Winona Ryder GRUNGE.

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Winona Ryder, ever the perfect 90’s cover girl…

The actor covers Nylon magazine this month, and tries to get some things straight: while she IS grunge, she was NEVER goth. Ok? She listened to Judy Garland and don’t forget it. Now, I’m happy Wino forever is having a resurgence, but also, it’s a COMPLIMENT to be considered goth or grunge, in the age of Taylor Swift or posers like Kristen Stewart. EMBRACE IT, WINO. You can read the full piece here. Some highlights:

How she got through her tough times: “You just do. In the scheme of things, there are much bigger problems to worry about.”

When asked how she feels about being a goth icon: “I feel kind of proud, I guess, but I can’t take full credit,” she says. She cites The Cure’s Robert Smith, but that’s music; she was the queen purveyor of ’90s goth vibes in film…“It’s flattering to me. It was a long time ago, but I’ve always felt sort of attached to that time. I was just listening to [The Cure’s] ‘Pictures of You’ because I have these old mixtapes that I don’t know what to do with—I’m like, ‘How do I transfer them?’ I still have a tape deck.”

She never embraced the grunge label though: “That whole label was a little bit weird. I somehow got sucked into that. Not by choice, because I was actually listening to Judy Garland albums.”

She’s into other eras: “I was perhaps a little unusual. I really was always drawn to other eras. I think actors, on some weird level, feel like displaced souls. I have had a lot of conversations about this, and part of it just may be from steeping ourselves in the history of film and the things we’re drawn to, like period pieces.”

How she cries on-camera: “The only way I know how is to really go there… I don’t want people bringing up personal things. I think that can damage an actor, and I know a lot of people who have been incredibly hurt. There are things in my life that I’ve been through that I do not want to exploit. It’s hard, though, when it’s crunch time and you’re losing the light or we only have 20 minutes left. It’s weird. There are certain things that do make me cry, but I feel like they’re almost sacred,” she says. Ryder shows me one of her tricks: She lays her hands on her lap, palms up and open. “If you put your hands up, you feel vulnerable. It’s the little things. I learned that from Jennifer Jason Leigh when I was just starting out.”

She was Beetlejuice’s Lydia: “That was sort of what I looked like. That was my hair—I was super pale. They really just put some powder on me.”

Being 44 years old: “I never really had any hang-ups about aging. I’m not trying in any way to be insensitive to the conversations about ageism going on, because I know it’s definitely a struggle. I think just, for me, part of it is probably having started so young and that desire I had—I was always hanging out with, or trying to hang out with, the ‘grown-ups.’”

(Via Nylon)

This interview pretty much could have taken place in 1995, and I love it. She’s the masthead for the arty brooding dream girl, which turned into that peculiar brand of counter culture emo hipster. BOW DOWN, people. BOW.

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Posted Thursday, August 18th, 2016 at 10:10am
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