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KJ's Hollywood Dirt for 9/6/2012

How Much Do the Stars of "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" Make?


Have you ever wondered how much the family on TLC's "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" makes?  Well, it might not be all that much.  (--"Honey Boo Boo" is a spin-off of TLC's  "Toddlers & Tiaras".)


--The "Hollywood Reporter" claims the entire family makes between $2,000 and $4,000 an episode, combined.  That means they pull down, at most, 40 GRAND for a full 10-episode season.  But this may not be accurate.


--The mother JUNE SHANNON says they get "a good deal more" than $4,000 an episode, but she won't say how much.  She adds that money isn't the bottom line anyway . . . quote, "We're making memories to last a lifetime."



Kellie Pickler Shaved Her Head to Support a Friend with Breast Cancer


KELLIE PICKLER shaved her head to support her childhood friend, Summer Holt Miller, who was diagnosed with breast cancer back in June.  They also recorded a video of the shaving, and it aired yesterday on "Good Morning America".


--Summer had a double mastectomy in August and is currently cancer free . . . but she still needs chemotherapy treatments to keep it from coming back.  She starts those treatments today and that's why she shaved off her hair.


--Kellie and Summer are hoping to encourage women to get mammograms much earlier than the age of 40.  Summer is 36.


Is Ryan Gosling the Frontrunner to Star in "50 Shades of Grey"?


Millions of women are anxiously awaiting the announcement of who will play Christian Grey in the movie adaptation of "50 Shades of Grey".


--And I have a feeling a lot of them would be happy to hear that RYAN GOSLING is the supposed frontrunner.


--The word on that may have come from a very inside source:  The husband of "50 Shades" author E.L. JAMES.


--His name is Niall Leonard . . . and according to "Now" magazine, he said that the last he heard, Gosling was the #1 choice for the role.


--The problem is, there's no direct quote from Leonard . . . so this could just be a case of the British tabloids doing what they love to do:  Making stuff up.



John Mayer and Katy Perry Went Out Again Tuesday Night


JOHN MAYER and KATY PERRY went on another date Tuesday night.  The paparazzi mobbed them as they left a Los Angeles restaurant called The Little Door.   


--A so-called "source" close to Katy says, quote, "They are seeing each other again."



Bradley Cooper Doesn't Touch Drugs or Alcohol Anymore


BRADLEY COOPER is 37 years old.  When he was 29, he decided to quit drinking and doing drugs.  And there's a good reason for that.  He says, quote, "I realized I wasn't going to live up to my potential, and that scared the hell out of me.


--"I thought, 'Wow, I'm actually gonna ruin my life;  I'm really gonna ruin it.'  I remember looking at my life, my apartment, my dogs, and I thought, 'What's happening?'"


--So how bad did things get?  Bradley once deliberately bashed his head on concrete during a party.  He says, quote, "[It was] like, 'Hey, look how tough I am!'


--"And I came up, and blood dripped down.  And then I did it again.  I spent the night at St. Vincent's Hospital with a sock of ice, waiting for them to stitch me up."


--Bradley says part of his problem with substance abuse came from insecurity . . . quote, "I was so concerned what you thought of me, how I was coming across, how I would survive the day.  I always felt like an outsider.  I just lived in my head."


--He adds, quote, "Being sober helps a great deal."



Thursday TV Reminders


--"The 2012 Democratic National Convention" will air live from 10:00 to 11:00 P.M. Eastern on the three major networks and all the cable news outlets.  NBC is airing an extra hour of coverage with a special presentation from 9:00 to 11:00 P.M.


--"2012 MTV Video Music Awards Pre-Show" . . . 7:00 to 8:00 P.M. on MTV.  Demi Lovato performs outside the Staples Center as the celebrities arrive.


--"2012 MTV Video Music Awards" . . . 8:00 to 10:00 P.M. on MTV.  Alicia KeysPinkTaylor SwiftGreen Day and One Direction perform.  It's hosted by comedian Kevin Hart.  


--"America's Got Talent" . . . 8:00 to 9:00 P.M. on NBC.  Gym Class Heroes perform with Ryan Tedder.

09/06/2012 10:05AM
KJ's Hollywood Dirt for 9/6/2012
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