Daily Blind Item — Flowers to Demi

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As you may have already noticed, there is a lot of conflicting information coming from various sources close to Demi Lovato and it’s causing many tabloids to revise stories or outright contradict themselves.

Fortunately we have a very good source – that we’re keeping mum on – and they’ve delivered a little tea for us. Apparently a very surprising person sent a beautiful bouquet of flowers over to Lovato after the overdose news story broke.

I don’t expect this to stay quiet for long, but I can already see the Lovatics going crazy on Twitter.

So, tell me, Gossipers:

Who is our flower sender?

On This Day — July 31st

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July 31st is the 212th day of the year (213th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 153 days remaining until the end of the year.

Events

1201 – John Komnenos the Fat briefly seized the throne of the Byzantine Empire from Alexios III Angelos, but he was caught that night and executed.

1777 – The Second Continental Congress passed a resolution allowing French nobleman the Marquis de Lafayette to enter the American revolutionary forces as a major general.

1954 – A team of Italian climbers became the first to reach the summit of K2, the world’s second-highest mountain.

1975 – The Troubles: In a botched paramilitary attack, three members of the popular Miami Showband and two Ulster Volunteer Force gunmen were killed in County Down, Northern Ireland.

1991 – Soviet Special Purpose Police Unit troops killed seven Lithuanian customs officials in Medininkai in the most serious attack of their campaign against Lithuanian border posts.

Celebrity Birthdays

Billionaire Mark Cuban turns 60

Action Star Wesley Snipes turns 56

Harry Potter Author J.K. Rowling turns 53

Actor Dean Cain turns 52

Actress Emilia Fox turns 44

Blind Item Revealed — Demi Lovato

I’m hearing that this hot starlet is hooked on chasing the Mexican horse, and I don’t mean Eva Longoria. Yes, two separate LA sources have insisted that this slutty star is addicted to heroin and has fallen into a crowd of losers, enablers and fellow smack lovers.

Somebody help her. Quick.

So, tell me, Gossipers:

Who is our starlet?

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Demi Lovato 

The Story: Actress/Singer Demi Lovato hospitalised for reported heroin overdose

Blind Posting: 25/04/17

Popular Guesses: Bella Thorne / Lindsay Lohan / Ariel Winter

Demi Lovato was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre in Los Angeles after an overdose on Tuesday last week. Although initial reports claimed Lovato overdosed on heroin, a source close to TMZ has since claimed that wasn’t actually the drug the former pop starlet overdosed on but refused to confirm what actually caused the OD.

Interestingly enough the TMZ source doesn’t deny that Lovato is a user of heroin. A source insists to us that it was a combination of various drugs and that heroin – and possible meth – was definitely involved.

The former X Factor judge released a single in June called, “Sober” in which she revealed she had relapsed after six years of sobriety. Our source insists that the relapse was in early 2017, well over a year before the overdose, and heroin is a regular choice of drug in the household.

Lovato is currently recovering and is said to be in stable condition.

On This Day — July 30th

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July 30th is the 211th day of the year (212th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 154 days remaining until the end of the year.

Events

1656 – Led by King Charles X Gustav, the armies of Sweden and Brandenburg defeated the forces of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth near Warsaw.

1865 – Off the coast of Crescent City, California, U.S., the steamship Brother Jonathan struck an uncharted rock and sank, killing 225 people; its cargo of a large number of gold coins was not retrieved until 1996.

1930 – Uruguay defeated Argentina at Estadio Centenario in Montevideo to win the first Football World Cup.

1981 – Amid widespread economic crisis and food shortages in Poland, up to 50,000 people, mostly women and children, took part in the largest of the hunger demonstrations in Łódź.

2014 – At least 151 people were killed when heavy rains triggered a landslide in Pune district, Maharashtra, India.

Celebrity Birthdays

The Terminator Star Arnold Schwarzenegger turns 71

Friends Star Lisa Kudrow turns 55

Comedic Actor Terry Crews turns 50

Director Christopher Nolan turns 48

Oscar Winner Hilary Swank turns 44

Starlet Joey King turns 19

 

A List Actors & Their Biggest Paydays

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Jim Carrey and Julia Roberts broke down doors when it came to actors earning the big bucks for movie projects, but ever since Carrey earned $20 million for The Cable Guy in ’95 and Roberts earned $20 million for Erin Brockovich in ’99, the salaries of major actors have only gotten bigger and better.

In this article we take a look at the biggest salaries ever received for movies.

And it’s not the greatest news if you’re a woman.

Keanu Reeves

Movie: The Matrix: Reloaded / The Matrix: Revolutions

Salary: $256 Million Dollars

It’s often claimed Keanu Reeves took home around $150 million for the final two movies in The Matrix trilogy, but a source tells us that it was almost a hundred million more than that with Reeves getting $15 million per movie and an additional 15% of the total gross. Reeves allegedly donated a huge chunk of his total takings, which makes him an ageless vampire and a philanthropist.

Bruce Willis

Movie: The Sixth Sense

Salary: $100 Million Dollars

Loving the M. Night Shyamalan script, Willis took a huge pay cut to star in the iconic thriller, agreeing a salary of $10 million (down from his usual 20) and a share in the gross, which evidently is how you make the big money as a Hollywood actor. The gamble paid off and Willis received almost exactly $100 million dollars when all was done.

Tom Cruise

Movie: War of the Worlds

Salary: $100 Million Dollars

Tom Cruise is one of the most successful actors in the world in part due to the lucrative Mission: Impossible franchise, but it was actually thanks to his decision not to take any salary for Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of War of the Worlds and just a percentage of the gross, that saw the actor earn his biggest payday of a stunning $100 million dollars.

Mission: Impossible 2 & 3 come close, however, with Cruise receiving a mouth-watering $75 million to star in each.

Will Smith

Movie: Men In Black 3

Salary: $100 Million Dollars

The only black actor on our list, Will Smith, on a lukewarm run at the box office, signed up for the third instalment of Men In Black for a reported $20 million dollars and a stake in the home video earnings as well as a percentage of the gross. End result? $100 million dollars. It wasn’t all good, though. MIB3’s production was so notoriously bad and the gross disappointing for the studio that a sequel is unlikely to ever happen.

Sandra Bullock

Movie: Gravity

Salary: $70 Million Dollars +

One of only two women to make the list, Sandra Bullock made one of the best deals in Hollywood history, signing up for the science-fiction disaster film Gravity for a huge lump sump payment of $20 million dollars and 15% of the gross of the movie. That resulted in Sandy walking away with her biggest payday for a movie ever with $70 million dollars.

And that figure doesn’t include the share of the DVDs and TV revenues Bullock apparently also received a share in.

Harrison Ford

Movie: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Salary: $65 Million Dollars

Forbes claim Paramount agreed to split most of the profits between Spielberg, George Lucas and Harrison Ford, which results in the latter making a nice $65 million off his last outing as the adventurer.

Leonardo DiCaprio

Movie: Inception

Salary: $59 Million

Vanity Fair claims DiCaprio bypassed a salary and just took points in Christopher Nolan’s convoluted blockbuster. Another smart decision by a smart actor who was $59 million dollars richer by the end of it.

Jack Nicholson

Movie: Batman

Salary: $56 Million Dollars

You would think Jack’s biggest payday might be something like Anger Management or As Good As It Gets, but after agreeing to a pay cut of $6 million dollars (down from 10) and  a share of the gross (damn smart), Nicholson earned more than anyone else in the movie, including the titular actor and director Tim Burton. That $56 million remains the biggest payday for Jack and also a superhero film.

Johnny Depp

Movie: Pirates of the Carribean: On Stranger Tides

Salary: $55 Million Dollars

With Orlando Bloom and Keira Kightley departing the franchise, Disney resorted to paying Johnny Depp an upfront $35 million dollars to star in the fourth instalment of the pirates franchise, as well as agreeing a small percentage of the gross.

Robert Downey Jr.

Movie: The Avengers

Salary: $55 Million Dollars

Not only did Robert Downey Jr. get above the title and top billing, Downey also earned more than everybody in the superhero ensemble combined with an insane $50 million payday for the Joss Whedon movie. Not bad for an actor once on the lowest rung of Hollywood.

Cameron Diaz

Movie: Bad Teacher

Salary: $42 Million Dollars

It was Diaz’s last hit movie before her abrupt retirement and like Bullock, Diaz signed up for a salary and a big share in the overall gross. The Mask actress received $1 million upfront and ended up walking home with $42 million when the movie grossed over $200 million at the box office. Not bad for a movie that the critics hated.

Tom Hanks

Movie: Forest Gump

Salary: $40 Million Dollars

During one of the greatest and most successful runs of any actor ever, Hanks parlayed that into a starring role in the now iconic Forest Gump and – like director Robert Zemeckis – instead of taking a salary took profit participation. The director and star both made $40 million dollars.

The author of the book, however, only received a small upfront salary and his percentage points in the movie resulting in nothing as the studio claimed. See: Hollywood Accounting.

 

Daily Blind Item — Fame Hungry Wife

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Playboy might not be as relevant as it once was, but this fame hungry, beautiful wife of an A lister is jumping at the chance to be in the iconic men’s magazine.

‘She wants to pose,’ says the source. ‘It isn’t about the money as much as it’s about the potential career implications. Her husband has no say in the matter.’

So, tell me, Gossipers:

Who is our fame hungry wife?

On This Day — July 27th

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July 27th is the 208th day of the year (209th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 157 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday (58 in 400 years each) than on Saturday or Sunday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Tuesday or Thursday (56).

Events

678 – Sclaveni attackers were forced to give up their siege of the Byzantine city of Thessalonica, being unable to penetrate the city’s defenses.

1214 – Philip II of France decisively won the Battle of Bouvines, the conclusive battle of the 1213–1214 Anglo-French War.

1949 – The de Havilland Comet, the world’s first commercial jet airliner to reach production, made its maiden flight.

1953 – An armistice was signed to end hostilities in the Korean War, officially making the division of Korea indefinite by creating an approximately 4 km (2.5 mi) wide demilitarized zone across the Korean Peninsula.

2002 – A Ukrainian Air Force Sukhoi Su-27 aircraft crashed during an aerobatics presentation at an airshow near Lviv, Ukraine, killing 77 people and injuring over 500 others.

Celebrity Birthdays

Triple H turns… 49
Profession: WWE Wrestler & Executive
Awards: WWE Champion x9

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau turns… 48
Profession: Game of Thrones Actor
Awards: N/A

Maya Rudolph turns… 46
Profession: SNL / Bridesmaids Actress
Awards: Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series nomination x1

Alex Rodriguez turns… 43
Profession: Baseball Legend
Awards: All-Star x14 +World Series x1 + Gold Glove Award x2

Jonathan Rhys Meyers turns… 41

Profession: The Tudors Actor
Awards: N/A

Happy Birthday to all July 27th babies from the Gossip Life!

Trash Watch — Kate Beckinsale & Her Daughter Lily Are Being Weird

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Angry at her career drying up like a grape in hot weather, Kate Beckinsale has resorted to being provocative with her daughter on Instagram to get her name in the papers.

Beckinsale shared the above image on Instagram, showing off her flexibility while pretending she didn’t at all want her followers to focus on her great ass in tight pants.

Slutting it up on social media is hardly a new practice by celebrities, but what makes the image even more disturbing and desperate is Kate’s daughter, Lily Mo Sheen, below showing off her cleavage while stretching. Great parenting, Kate.

It all begs the question, where the fuck is Michael Sheen in all of this? Playing Tony Blair again? Or is there a shitty movie that needs someone to pretend to be English?

Daily Blind Item — Casting Central

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Bravo is going into meltdown at the moment with several of their biggest franchises in the need of new cast members. I’ve got the tea on some of the offers that have gone out.

Bravo badly wants the wife of a controversial A lister for Real Housewives of New York, but they may have to settle for a former cast member that is desperate to return. More on the latter part of that here.

Denise Richards is the top choice for Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, but a few of the producers doubt that she can bring anything other than publicity and attention; in lieu of drama, an offer is going out to a controversial ex-cast member.

So, tell me, Gossipers:

Real Housewives of New York

Who is the wife of the controversial A lister?

Who is the former cast member desperate to return?

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

Who is the controversial ex-cast member?