Kate plus 8, Timberlake & more gossip
It’s the new title of the reality show that has more lives than a cat. You’d think TLC would show some empathy towards the family that is falling apart in front of America’s eyes, but instead it continues to profit on the humiliating demise of the once beloved Gosselin family. Even though the ratings are way down, TLC is determined to revive the show, even if that means getting rid of one of its main characters, Jon. Since Jon and Kate announced their divorce, Jon hasn’t been coy about playing out his ugly side for the media. From dating much younger girls to partying like he’s in college, Jon set himself up for dismissal from the family-oriented network. My guess is that it was an intentional move on Jon’s part. In order for him to legally pursue other money-making opportunities and keep him in his Gucci tennis shoes, he needed to get out of his “Jon and Kate Plus 8” contract, even if it meant compromising his reputation as a loving, doting dad.
Boulder native Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake are no longer ‘n sync.’ The couple were together for three years, which is nearly a lifetime by Hollywood standards. But unfortunately for Jess, Justin is one of the most famous men in the world, so it was only a matter of time before he moved on to the next best thing (case in point: he dumped Cameron Diaz for Jessica). So who’s the lucky lady? According to every source close to Justin, it’s music maven Rihanna. They’ve been making more than music together for weeks now, which of course incidentally caused the Jess/Justin break-up. Although I very much approve of this new pairing, I’m still holding out for a Britney and Justin reconciliation.
The Kardashian is the new Hilton. The “E!” reality sisters, who gained a lot of unprecedented fame with their television shows “Keeping Up with the Kardashian’s” and “Khloe and Kourtney Take Miami,” have been everywhere lately. Kourtney is (oops!) pregnant with her cheating ex-boyfriend’s baby, Kim is hot and cold with her boyfriend, New Orleans Saint’s runningback Reggie Bush, and now Khloe is trying to one-up her sisters by marrying her boyfriend of one month, L.A. Laker’s star, Lamar Odom. The newlyweds tied the knot on Sunday in a million dollar wedding (paid for by “E!”). So is this a shotgun wedding, or can two people really commit to a life together after knowing each other for only a month? Or is it a matter of money talks? Luckily we won’t have to keep guessing, since I’m sure it will get played out on TV soon enough.
Speaking of overexposed and overpaid reality stars, I just got wind of “The Hills” cast salaries, and it will make you wish you never tuned in to this trashy, intoxicating show. Lauren, who called it a day after last season, was making $125,000 an episode, which resulted in about $2.5 million last year from the show alone! Of course no one can match LC’s pay, but the rest of the cast didn’t fair much worse. Audrina Patridge, Heidi Montag and Lo Bosworth all make $100,000 an episode. Kristin Cavallari is just joining the cast this season, and she’s already getting $90,000 an episode. As for the boys of “The Hills?” They’re not as worthy as their female counterparts. Brody Jenner (who is stepbrother to the Kardashian sisters) pulls in $45,0000, and Spencer Pratt’s notorious antics may be worth his path to self-destruction. He comes in at $65,000 an episode. That’s more than most people make in a year!
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