The biggest star on The Only Way Is Essex is undoubtedly Joey Essex and he is playing hardball. In order to come back (after a season finale ending with Joey asking Sam to marry him), Joey wants more poundage. They all get paid the same and that’s the way producers wanted to keep it, but Joey is pushing for more. (Photo: Pacific Coast News)
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Good Lord! Take a breath and get your calculator out, cuz you got a lot of following to do with this story. Ready? OK, so Mary J Blige basically just got a huge tab to pay to the IRS to the tune of $3.4 million. MJB is being accused of not paying her US federal taxes for three years, starting in 2009. But that ain’t it, y’all. In addition to her federal taxes, she also reportedly owes the State of New Jersey over $900,000 in back taxes. But that ain’t it, y’all. She was sued earlier this year for allegedly defaulting on a $500,000 bank loan. But that ain’t it y’all. In another lawsuit, filed last November, Mary and her husband were also accused of defaulting on a $2.2 million loan from a different financial institution and they are wanting their full loan amount PLUS $58,000 in interest. But that ain’t it, y’all. Mary’s charity, The Mary J. Blige and Steve Stoute Foundation for the Advancement of Women Now Inc., was accused of mishandling funds and failing to pay back a loan last year. I told you it was gonna be a tough one to follow. I have no idea how one would even begin to right these wrongs. I guess she starts righting, by writing…checks. (Photo: Pacific Coast News)
From the New York Post‘s Page Six: Madonna was named pop’s top earner in 2012 thanks to her record-breaking MDNA tour that grossed a whopping $305,158,363. On top of that she made $75 million in merchandise sales during her 88 shows around the world and raked in $10 million in TV rights and DVD sales from her tour. Her rumored net worth had already hovered around $700 million but according to Women’s Wear Daily, the Queen of Pop rounded that up to a billion bucks by dipping her toes in several other money-making ventures. The pop icon has investments in Vita Coco and gym chain Hard Candy that earned her mega money. She took in $60 million in sales from her new perfume, Truth or Dare, and made another $10 million from her recent deal with vodka brand Smirnoff. Retail experts also told WWD that Madge will earn $10 million in 2013 from her “Material Girl” clothing line, shoe line, and upcoming Macy’s lingerie line. (via kellygreenblog)
I like Ashanti as much as the next person, but this isn’t 2002, right? She’s laid low since her last album didn’t do much, dabbling in acting and landing a gig on Army Wives. But my question is, why all the security guards like she Whitney in The Bodyguard? Am I missing something here? (Photo: Pacific Coast News)
So the word is (if you consider the word the National Enquirer, which I do) Tiger Woods has somehow convinced his ex-wife Elin to come back and play family again. The tabloid says she is down for the reconnect but only if there is a $350-million cheating clause put into the pre-nup. Yes, I said pre-nup, as in getting married again. Dumb ass. (Photo: Pacific Coast News)
Jessica Simpson announced her pregnancy not only on twitter, but also on her new Weight Watchers spot where of course, it says pregnant women are not eligible to do the program. Reps say she will jump right back on after she gives birth. No shit, she is being paid millions to do so.
Get ready for “healthy” drinking water by the Lady Gaga. As opposed to what? I have no idea, but in all of the controversy surrounding Gaga’s weight gain, she smelled a money maker. The Haus of Gaga has been working overtime to finalize the finishing touches on the water campaign. Did she gain weight only to lose it rapidly and say it was because of her new water? (via New York Daily News)