Celebrity News

Scarlett Johansson Is Easily 2018’s Highest-Paid Actress Thanks To ‘Avengers’ Films

Scarlett Johansson Is Easily 2018’s Highest-Paid Actress Thanks To ‘Avengers’ Films
It pays good money saving (or not saving…) the universe from Thanos, apparently.

Forbes has recently come out with its list of the 10 highest-paid actresses for 2018. And vaulting into the #1 spot, after not even making the top 10 in 2017, is none other than Black Widow, aka Scarlett Johansson, with a whopping $40.5 million.

And believe it or not, if you look at her output over the last year, it’s mostly coming from her role in “Avengers: Infinity War” and the upcoming “Avengers 4.” Not too shabby at all, especially considering her very limited screentime in the aforementioned ‘Infinity War.’ Johansson has become a highly sought-after actress, commanding big paydays and spearheading productions.

Continue reading Scarlett Johansson Is Easily 2018’s Highest-Paid Actress Thanks To ‘Avengers’ Films at The Playlist.
See full article at The Playlist »

Scarlett Johansson Dethrones Emma Stone as World’s Highest-Paid Actress

  • The Wrap
Scarlett Johansson Dethrones Emma Stone as World’s Highest-Paid Actress
Scarlett Johansson is this year’s highest-paid actress, raking in $40.5 million in pretax earnings between June 1, 2017 and June 1, 2018.

According to Forbes, Johansson quadrupled her earnings from 2017 to bump Emma Stone from the No. 1 spot. Last year, Stone banked $26 million, dethroning Jennifer Lawrence, who had topped Forbes’ ranking two years in a row.

Johansson’s role as Black Widow in Marvel’s “The Avengers” has made the actress extremely profitable, especially with the recent film “Infinity War” grossing a whopping $2 billion at the global box office.

Also Read: Hollywood's Highest Paid Executives: Who Made Bank, Who Sank in 2017 (Updating)

Johansson beat Angelina Jolie (who grossed $28 million), Jennifer Aniston ($19.5 million), Lawrence, and Reese Witherspoon ($16.5 million).

Together, the world’s 10 highest-paid actresses brought in a combined $186 million in Forbes’ 12-month scoring period, before fees and taxes, up 16 percent from $172.5 million in 2017.

Also Read: Emma Stone Dethrones Jennifer Lawrence as World's Highest-Paid Actress

Cate Blanchett
See full article at The Wrap »

Ariana Grande Performs Emotional Tribute To Aretha Franklin On ‘The Tonight Show’

Ariana Grande Performs Emotional Tribute To Aretha Franklin On ‘The Tonight Show’
Four-time Grammy nominee Ariana Grande delivered an emotional tribute to her idol, Aretha Franklin, on Thursday’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

The 25-year-old Grande was at the show to promote her fourth studio album, Sweetener, out today. She arrived at The Tonight Show expecting to merely participate in a comedy sketch. But she was then asked to sing a song with backing by house band The Roots as a tribute to Franklin.

After the performance, one report indicated Grande was emotionally overcome backstage.

Earlier, Grande posted a touching photo on Twitter of herself with the Queen of Soul.

♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ pic.twitter.com/J2Y1eEbSXo

— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) August 16, 2018
See full article at Deadline »

‘Albert Nobbs’ Star Glenn Close Weighs In On Scarlett Johansson Transgender Casting Controversy

‘Albert Nobbs’ Star Glenn Close Weighs In On Scarlett Johansson Transgender Casting Controversy
Glenn Close, who starred in the 2011 film Albert Nobbs as a woman living life as the male title character, weighed in on the recent controversy over Scarlett Johansson’s casting in a transgender role.

“My thinking right now is that people who are producing and directing properties like that need to go out of their way to get trans actors jobs,” Close said in a podcast with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, “but they also should have the opportunity to cast the best person.”

Listen to the podcast below.

Close added that “acting is a craft” and that she believes “anyone should be able to play anyone. But I do understand the frustration.”

Last month, Johansson withdrew from the film Rub & Tug, in which she’d been cast as a transgender man. Her casting had been criticized by many in the transgender community, and GLAAD later called her withdrawal
See full article at Deadline »

Prince Estate and Sony Release 23 Long-Unavailable Albums Digitally

  • Variety
Prince Estate and Sony Release 23 Long-Unavailable Albums Digitally
As part of an agreement struck in June, the Prince Estate and Sony’s Legacy Recordings today launched their first round of catalog digital releases with a set of 23 albums originally issued between 1995 and 2010.

The recordings, which include such popular albums as “The Gold Experience,” “3121” and “Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic” as well as a new 37-track compilation called “Prince Anthology 1995-2010,” had been largely unavailable for many years. All are now available across all major streaming services and digital service providers. Many of these albums are available for the first time for streaming and download, adding more than 300 songs to the artist’s online in-print catalogue.

The recordings date from the latter half of Prince career, in which the intensely prolific artist released as many as four albums a year, either through his own labels or via one-off deals with indies or major labels.

Assembled and curated under the auspices of The Prince Estate,
See full article at Variety »

Sally Field, Bill Pullman Set London Stage Debuts in ‘All My Sons’

  • Variety
Sally Field, Bill Pullman Set London Stage Debuts in ‘All My Sons’
Hollywood stars Sally Field and Bill Pullman are set to make their London stage debuts in a new production of Arthur Miller’s “All My Sons.” The pair will headline a spring 2019 production at London’s Old Vic Theatre.

Field and Pullman will star as Kate and Joe Keller, an American couple who, despite hard choices and even harder knocks, are a success story, having built a home, raised two more sons and established a thriving business. Set in 1947, the story sees the Kellers’ lives about to be shattered. With the return of a figure from the past, long-buried truths surface and the price of their American dream is laid bare.

All My Sons” is a co-production between the Old Vic and U.K. theatrical touring company Headlong. It will be directed by Headlong’s New York-born artistic director, Jeremy Herrin, marking his first production at the Old Vic. Further
See full article at Variety »

Drew Scott and Linda Phan Share Photos From Their Honeymoon in Ecuador

Drew Scott and Linda Phan Share Photos From Their Honeymoon in Ecuador
Drew Scott and Linda Phan are paying it forward during their honeymoon. More than three months after the couple tied the knot in a romantic ceremony near Italy, E! News is learning more about their special vacation as husband and wife. The Hgtv stars participated in a Me to We trip where they packed their bags and headed to Ecuador for some charity work. Both Drew and Linda spent time with local community members where they experienced what daily life is like for the Kichwa people. Activities included exploring the Amazon jungle, contributing to local volunteer programs and more. One unforgettable activity was constructing a property for a family of seven kids with help from Me to We. "We broke a good...
See full article at E! Online »

Nicki Minaj Reveals There Was Almost A Drake Collaboration On Her New Album ‘Queen’

  • ET Canada
Ariana Grande, Eminem and Lil Wayne are all featured on Nicki Minaj’s new album, “Queen”, but there was one collaboration that didn’t make the cut. During her appearance on “The Whoollywood Shuffle” on Eminem’s exclusive SiriusXM channel, Shade 45, on Friday, Minaj revealed that she had a song with Drake that was just hours away from making the album. “Drake and I were working
See full article at ET Canada »

Ariana Grande Breaks Down Crying Talking About Manchester Bombing

  • TMZ
Ariana Grande Breaks Down Crying Talking About Manchester Bombing
Ariana Grande broke down crying as she opened up about the impact the Manchester Arena bombing has had on her life ... and TMZ has the emotional interview. Ariana was on Ebro's show on Beats 1 Radio Friday when he asked about her track "Get Well Soon" from her "Sweetener" album, and the importance of it to her in relation to last year's terror attack. The singer's instantly overcome with emotion, but manages to get into how
See full article at TMZ »

Castle Rock Gets the Green Light for a Second Season of Thoroughly Messing With Our Minds

  • Popsugar
Hulu's original series Castle Rock is coming back for another season! The J.J. Abrams-produced anthology drama will return with an entirely new story for its second season, a brand of storytelling that is new to the streaming service.

The show is the second Stephen King-inspired series on Hulu after 11.22.63, which is based on the novel of the same name. According to Hulu, the adaptation became the most successful first-season Hulu Original within the first day of its release, in regard to consumption and reach. Castle Rock has also scored among the highest view-through rates for a Hulu Original since in its first and second weeks since its debut.

The sinister first season follows Henry Deaver (André Holland) as he investigates an eerie appearance in King's titular fictional town and meets an interesting group of characters along the way. On top of a great performance from Holland, the show's cast features Sissy Spacek,
See full article at Popsugar »

Gal Gadot And ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Cast Recreate Classic ‘Breakfast Club’ Poster

Don’t you forget about the cast of “Wonder Woman 1984″! Gal Gadot along with Chris Pine, Patty Jenkins, Kristen Wiig and Pedro Pascal epically recreated “The Breakfast Club” poster. It’s unclear where the photo came from, however, Comic Book Movie posted it on their social media and quickly got fans excited. Replicating John Hughes’ ’80s classic, Gadot takes on the
See full article at ET Canada »

Bruce Willis and Demi Moore Reunite in Sweet Photo for Daughter Rumer's 30th Birthday

Bruce Willis and Demi Moore Reunite in Sweet Photo for Daughter Rumer's 30th Birthday
Bruce Willis and Demi Moore are together again — for their daughter’s 30th birthday!

The two actors, who separated in 2000, reunited for their daughter Rumer‘s birthday on Thursday in which they enjoyed a lunch together alongside daughters Scout and Tallulah Willis.

Tallulah, 24, shared a now-deleted video of the family’s get together on her Instagram Story in which the family sang “Happy Birthday” to Rumer.

Her sisters could be heard adding on to the song in the background, singing, “We hope you come back… sober!” as Rumer blew out the candles while dad Bruce and mom Demi looked on
See full article at PEOPLE.com »

Alyssa Milano Stands by Netflix's Insatiable: "These Issues Are Better in the Open"

  • Popsugar
Netflix's new series Insatiable has been under fire since the release of the show's trailer a few weeks ago. The "coming of rage story" sees slender Disney actress Debby Ryan slipping into a fat suit in the first episode to play Patty, an overweight teenager whose classmates ridicule her weight and appearance. When Patty loses the weight as a result of having her jaw wired shut (after she's punched by a homeless man trying to steal her candy bar . . . ), she decides to get revenge on everyone who's done her wrong. The black comedy has been met with backlash for several reasons but is largely drawing criticism for the fat-shaming premise the series is built on.

Charmed alum Alyssa Milano stars in the series as the social-climbing wife of a beauty pageant coach and has spoken out about the controversy a few times. Amid the first wave of negative reactions to the trailer,
See full article at Popsugar »

John Travolta and Olivia Newton John Re-Create Their Grease Dance Moves on the Red Carpet

John Travolta and Olivia Newton John Re-Create Their Grease Dance Moves on the Red Carpet
Grease turns the big 4-0 this year, and what better way to celebrate the iconic musical's anniversary than with a sweet reunion of its stars? Olivia Newton John and John Travolta hit the red carpet at The Academy Presents Grease 40th Anniversary event at La's Samuel Goldwyn Theater on Wednesday, where they immediately embraced and busted out a few of their dance moves. They also snapped a few selfies with fellow guests and chatted up Mario Lopez, who arrived on a pair of crutches.

This definitely isn't the first time they've shared an adorable reunion this year, however - the pair actually linked up back in January at the G'Day Black Tie Gala, where they enjoyed a few laughs (and gave us a heavy dose of nostalgia). Although we're not sure if they discussed That chilling Grease theory, it certainly looks like they had a blast. Take a look at
See full article at Popsugar »

Miss America Cara Mund Accuses Gretchen Carlson and Other Pageant Officials of Mistreatment

Miss America 2018 Cara Mund says the pageant's leaders, including chairwoman and former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson, have disrespected and belittled her since she won the contest. She made her comments in a letter sent to former Miss America winners on Friday, less than a month before the Miss America 2019 pageant. Carlson, the Miss American Organization and CEO Regina Hopper, who Mund also named, have not responded to Mund's remarks. E! News has reached out to the Miss America Organization for comment. "Let me be blunt: I strongly believe that my voice is not heard nor wanted by our current leadership; nor do they have any interest in knowing who I am and how my...
See full article at E! Online »

Investigating Britney Spears' Financial Empire as Child Support Battle Continues

Investigating Britney Spears' Financial Empire as Child Support Battle Continues
As Britney Spears' child support battle wages on, we're taking a closer look at the pop superstar's financial empire. Documents obtained by E! News this week show that the 36-year-old "Stronger" singer has been ordered to pay her ex-husband Kevin Federline $110,000 in their ongoing child support battle. The former couple, who tied the knot in 2004 and split in late 2006, share two sons together, Jayden James, 11, and Sean Preston, 12. The documents state that $100,000 will go toward Federline's legal "costs and fees," with the remainder of the money given to Benchmark Resolution Group. Back in February, E! News learned that Federline hired celebrity divorce lawyer Mark Vincent Kaplan in...
See full article at E! Online »

12 of 2018's Best Nonfiction Books That Are More Than Just History Lessons

  • Popsugar
Just to clear up a common misconception: "nonfiction" is not synonymous with "boring." Nonfiction books are not all tomes on dead presidents - in fact, nonfiction can be just as poetic, transportive, and exciting as novels. From essay collections to memoirs, here are just 12 of 2018's best nonfiction books so far. Read one of these books, and then try to tell us you still think nonfiction is simply educational.

Related: 12 Memoirs You Have to Read This Year - No Excuses
See full article at Popsugar »

Ben Affleck 'Seemed Interested' in Playboy Model During Dinner in Malibu, Source Says

Ben Affleck 'Seemed Interested' in Playboy Model During Dinner in Malibu, Source Says
Ben Affleck appeared to have a good time during his post-birthday dinner with Playboy model Shauna Sexton.

The actor, who has been dating Saturday Night Live producer Lindsay Shookus for over a year, was seen leaving Nobu in Malibu, California on Thursday night.

A source tells People Affleck, who turned 46 on Wednesday, had dinner solo with Sexton in what “looked like maybe a first date.”

“They weren’t affectionate but seemed to have a fun dinner,” the source says. “He ordered for them and took care of the check. They chatted across from each other.”

The insider adds, “She looked very cute,
See full article at PEOPLE.com »

Jennifer Garner's Glow Is Downright Distracting at an Event For Her New Action Flick

  • Popsugar
Jennifer Garner's Glow Is Downright Distracting at an Event For Her New Action Flick
Jennifer Garner had a glow about her when she hit the red carpet for a photocall for her upcoming action flick Peppermint in La on Friday. The actress struck a pose in front of a winged wall at the event and looked sharp in a button-down blouse and wide-legged pants. Oh, and her hair looked pretty amazing too. Like I said, she's just glowing!

In Peppermint, Jennifer plays a grieving woman who becomes a deadly vigilante after witnessing the deaths of her husband and daughter. The role may remind some of Jennifer's spy character Sydney Bristow from Alias, which she starred on from 2001 to 2006. We can't wait to see Jennifer kick some ass again, and speaking of TV, she's also making a return to the small screen in the upcoming HBO series Camping, which premieres on Oct. 14. Busy lady!

Related: On a Scale From 1-10, Jennifer Garner's Hotness Factor Is
See full article at Popsugar »

Pete Davidson Knew Early on He'd Marry Ariana Grande - Early, Like, the Day They Met

Pete Davidson Knew Early on He'd Marry Ariana Grande - Early, Like, the Day They Met
A post shared by Ariana Grande (@arianagrande) on Jul 30, 2018 at 12:16am Pdt

Pete Davidson told Ariana Grande he'd marry her the day they met . . . and her reaction was incredibly low-key. In a new interview with GQ, the 24-year-old comedian talks about his high-profile engagement, domestic bliss, and getting a hold on adulthood.

"The day I met her, I was like, 'Hey, I'll marry you tomorrow,'" Pete said. The 25-year-old pop star was calling his bluff, so that's when Pete sent her a picture of engagement rings. "I was like, 'Do you like any of these?' She was like, 'Those are my favorite ones,' and I was like, 'Sick.'" For the record, the couple ended up going with a giant pear-shaped engagement ring, worth nearly $100,000.

Related: 11 Moments in Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson's Relationship That Prove When You Know, You Know

Since getting engaged after just a few weeks of dating,
See full article at Popsugar »
An error has occured. Please try again.

Recently Viewed