Britney Spears will be raking in HUGE STACKS in Vegas this winter -- a ridiculous $310,000 per show ... nearly $15 million per year -- but she still doesn't hold a candle to Celine Dion. Britney's 2-year contract calls for 48 shows a year at Planet Hollywood. According to the contract, Britney will earn $310,000 per show. By contrast, Celine does 70 shows a year. Sources say she pulls in $476,000 a show ... so she's way ahead of Britney in the money department, but Brit gets more time off. Britney's cut of the gate is huge -- projected sales per show are $508,514, meaning Brit will be snagging more than 60%. As we reported, producers are shooting for a "cool, hip club-like show" ... unlike the run-of-the-mill Vegas shows that preceded it (Celine's included). It starts in December.
The Miss America pagent was last night. After the swimsuit competition, Miss Missouri Shelby Ringdahl was asked if she had time backstage to get her abs ready with a few crunches before she came out. She says she only had time for hairspray and butt glue.
Paula Deen made her first public appearance since her N-word scandal earlier this year, at a cooking convention in Houston. And she got a ten-minute standing ovation. Then she cried. She said it was her first time out in three months, and she felt so alone.
Poor flip flops and sweatpants–they just can’t seem to catch a break. The former’s getting blamed left and right for exposing your bod to deadly bacteria with the power to KILL, while the other was once dubbed a “sign of defeat” by tastemaker Karl Lagerfeld. And now, Lady Gaga is twisting the knife deeper still into the hearts of cozy clothes lovers everywhere. When the popstar appeared on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live earlier this week, she told host Andy Cohen that flip flops are “a gateway drug” to sweatpants and–gasp!–celibacy, and deserve blame for the “downfall of many relationships.” We can only infer then, that 10-inch spike-heel platforms and seashell thongs are the clothing equivalent to the Kama Sutra.
It's one thing not to be seen together, but when you unfollow someone on Twitter it's pretty clear ... Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth are dunzo. Miley 86d Liam from the social media site yesterday. He's still following her, but it takes 2 to follow in a fiance sort of way. Miley and Liam have barely been seen together in the last few months, and when they were they looked like they were in pain. Was Liam pissed at Miley's twerking video? Was he upset with what she was wearing at the VMAs? Was he infuriated at what she did to Robin Thicke? So much to be pissed over.
There's some talk on the World Wide Web of Misinformation that Katie Couric may replace Barbara Walters on "The View" after Barbara retires next year. The "New York Daily News" says it's "likely" that Katie's talk show will be CANCELED sometime this winter, because it's struggling in the ratings. On top of that, Katie isn't happy with the show's, quote, "gossipy" direction. So-called "sources" say Katie might work out better on "The View", because viewers like her more with co-hosts than they do when she's on her own. And, quote, "Even [viewers] not liking her can work in the show's favor and her favor." However, Katie shot the rumor down on Twitter . . . saying, quote, "Wow! Appreciate the interest but completely not true. Crazy how these things get repeated. Guess it's just the world we live in!"
Bill Maher talked about what he thinks will happen to the chemical weapons from Syria. He said they'll sell them to Russia, who will sell them to China, who will then repackage them so we can get them at the 99 cent store.
Lebron James married his high school sweetheart Savannah Brinson at the Grand Del Mar resort in San Diego on Saturday night. He's 28, she's 27. Guests included LeBron's Miami Heat teammates Chris Bosch, Dwyane Wade, Shane Battier and Norris Cole, along with Heat owner Micky Arison and coach Erik Spoelstra. Chris Paul of the L.A. Clippers and Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks were there, too. There are also reports that Beyoncé and Jay Z performed "Crazy In Love". LeBron and Savannah have two kids together: 8-year-old LeBron Jr. and 5-year-old Bryce.
On the TV show "The Test", Michael Lohan challenged his ex-wife Dina to take a drug test. She refused. The show aired on Thursday. And that night, Dina got a DUI on Long Island. Dina was pulled over at about 11:00 P.M. for going 77 mph in a 55 mile-per-hour zone. She had a blood-alcohol level of .2% . . . which is more than TWICE the legal limit of .08%. Dina's attorney says Dina realizes, quote, "the grave seriousness of the matter", but also tried to make EXCUSES for her. He said, quote, "Dina Lohan is a good person. Her life has been dedicated to her four children. She has worked hard her entire life and she has been 'Parent Trapped' with the entire world watching her in a fishbowl with murky water due to no fault of her own." Here's another interesting detail: Dina claimed she was INJURED during her arrest. She was evaluated by emergency personnel who said nothing was wrong with her . . . and at that point, police say she, quote, "recanted her claim."
About 30 different people are running for mayor of Minneapolis, some more seriously than others. And the WEIRDEST campaign so far is by some guy named Jeff Wagner, who posted a crazy ad on YouTube last week. It starts with him walking out of a lake SHIRTLESS. Then he complains about corrupt politicians, tells people to, quote, "wake the [eff] up" . . . and vows that if he's elected, he'll stop going to strip clubs.