15 Years After "Seinfeld", Jerry Seinfeld is Still the Top-Earning Comedian
It's been 15 years since "Seinfeld" ended, and JERRY SEINFELD still tops the list of the Highest-Earning Comedians. In fact, this is his third year in a row at #1.
And that's despite a $53 MILLION DROP in earnings since 2009.
You're probably thinking that the bulk of Jerry's money comes from "Seinfeld" royalties. But that's actually NOT true. Jerry made $32 million over the past year, and $27 million of that came from TOURING.
Following Jerry is TERRY FATOR, a ventriloquist who got his start by winning "America's Got Talent". He made $24 million over the past year.
In at #3 is arguably the LEAST-KNOWN comic on the list: Canadian-born RUSSELL PETERS. He's not that big in America yet, but thanks to a global following, he banked $21 million.
Check out the list . . .
1. Jerry Seinfeld, $32 million
2. Terry Fator, $24 million
3. Russell Peters, $21 million
4. Jeff Dunham, $19 million
5. Louis C.K., $16 million
6. Kevin Hart, $14 million
7. Larry the Cable Guy, $13 million
8. George Lopez, $12 million
9. (tie) Daniel Tosh and Gabriel Iglesias, $11 million
11. Ron White, $10 million
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux Might Get Married in December
JENNIFER ANISTON and JUSTIN THEROUX are planning to marry in December according to the Daily Express.
A source tells the site, "Jen and Justin have gone back and forth on where to marry and whether to have a destination wedding so many times. Jen has always made it clear LA was her first choice and Justin has compromised and agreed to marry in California. Justin's reservations with LA are well known and he wanted to marry on the East Coast where his friends and much of his family is based, where he proposed to Jen and where he feels most comfortable."
Jen has not confirmed any wedding rumors so far.
Ryan Gosling is Taking a Stand . . . For Pigs
RYAN GOSLING is taking a stand for BREEDING PIGS in his native Canada. Specifically, he's asking breeders to stop using "gestation crates" . . . which are metal cages that hold the pigs so tightly they can't even turn around.
He says he hopes his efforts will someday keep the pork industry from, quote, "confining pigs for weeks at a time . . . something that I would never dream of doing to [my dog] George, and that no compassionate Canadian would ever do to any animal."
Just this past April, Ryan teamed up with PETA to ask dairy farmers to stop the practice of de-horning calves.
Adam Lambert is Joining "GLEE"
Former American Idol ADAM LAMBERT is joining the cast of Glee in the fall. There's no word on what his role would be.
He says, "Glee is really irresistible - it's charming... (It) really paints a picture of what it's like to be an arts kid in high school."
News of Lambert’s addition comes almost two weeks after a significant cast shakeup that saw the departure of series regulars Heather Morris (Brittany), Mark Salling (Puck), Harry Shum, Jr. (Mike), Dianna Agron (Quinn) and Amber Riley (Mercedes), who are all said to possibly return in a guest star capacity.
NBC Is Cancelling "Betty White's Off Their Rockers"
NBC has announced that after two seasons, BETTY WHITE'S prank show "Off Their Rockers" is getting the axe. It was kind of like the show "Punk'd", but with old people punking young people.
When the show premiered last April, it pulled in 12 million viewers. But it's seen a ratings slide since then, and the season two finale this Tuesday only brought in about 4 million.
It sounds like the door's not TOTALLY closed yet though. The head of the show's production house told Deadline.com, quote, "The interest we have already received from other networks is a testament to the show."
Kanye West is Mad at Kris Jenner
RADAR Online and Celeb Dirty Laundry claim KANYE WEST isn't speaking to KRIS JENNER because she showed Matt Lauer a picture of his daughter, NORTH WEST.
A source tells the sites, ''He felt extremely disrespected and insulted by Matt and the direction the interview took in 2010…. He was outraged and disgusted that Kris showed Matt a picture of Nori and he is now refusing to speak to her."
Kim had supposedly called her mother, at Kanye’s direction, telling her not to show any pictures she had of Nori to anyone.
Listen to Some Paparazzi Scumbag Call Suri Cruise a Brat . . . and the Other B-word
There's a reason they get called "paparazzi SCUMBAGS" sometimes. SURI CRUISE is seven years old, and she's spent her entire life being hounded by these guys.
And so yesterday, as she and her mom KATIE HOLMES were trying to get past them and to their car in New York, she kind of lost it. She started yelling stuff like, "Stop it!" and "Get out of the way!"
And remember, this is Suri doing the yelling, not Katie.
Well, as Suri was getting into her car, one of these morons yelled, quote, "Bye, Suri, you little brat!"
Another photographer heard that and told the guy it wasn't cool . . . but he responded by calling Suri that OTHER B-word. Although he only said it to the guy he was arguing with, not to Suri or Katie.
New Movies Opening Today
Grown Ups 2 (Rated PG-13)
Starring: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, Salma Hayek, Maya Rudolph, Maria Bello. The all-star comedy cast from "Grown Ups" returns for more summertime laughs. Lenny (Adam Sandler) has relocated his family back to the small town where he and his friends grew up. This time around, the grown ups are the ones learning lessons from their kids on a day notoriously full of surprises: the last day of school.
Pacific Rim (Rated PG-13)
Starring: Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba. When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity's resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers.