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  • True Blood Rolling Stone Cover..too far?

    Posted by Charli McKenzie

     

    Alexander Skarsgard, Anna Paquin & Stephen Moyer from 'True Blood' are bloody naked on the cover of the new Rolling Stone.

    They are nude, and dripping with blood.

    And along with the violence? Plenty of sex.

    Show creator Alan Ball tells the magazine, "To me, vampires are sex. I don't get a vampire story about abstinence. I'm 53. I don't care about high school students. I find them irritating and uninformed.

    I think it's creative, but I am glad it's not sold at the check outline at my grocery store

    ~Charli

  • Extreme HomeMakeOver has invaded Neenah, Wi

    Posted by Charli McKenzie

    Extreme Homemakeover is in Neenah, WI this week!! Here are some amazing pictures about what is going on...DWTS fan's will love this, the cast is helping out this week...Head to Neenah and get a peek..the actual address is 770 Elm Street!

    Yummy Ty Pennington!

    Derek Hough AND Exhibit..WTH???

    Here is the house!! 500 square feet only with 5 kids!

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    MICHAEL!!!

    Chelsea Hightower

    Paige getting a lift from Mark Ballas

     

     

     

     

  • How much do our favorite TV stars REALLY make?

    Posted by Charli McKenzie

    I read this in TV Guide and it just about BLEW my mind..Here is how much money our favorites really make!!

    Who Are TV's Top Earners?

    If you're an actor who lands a lead role on a TV series, you can count on a big payday. But it won't be as big as it used to be.

    Network and studio executives tell TV Guide Magazine they've adopted a get-tough policy on salaries for stars of the new fall shows. While the salary for a lead has been $150,000 to $200,000 per episode in recent years, most deals for stars of new series were between $75,000 and $125,000. "No one broke the bank on anything this year," says one former studio head.

    A case in point is a negotiation with a veteran film actor who for years has been coveted by several networks to do series TV. He was in discussions for a lead role in one of the new dramas that made the fall schedule. His asking price was $250,000. The network and the studio said no way. When the actor refused to go below $200,000, the network and studio moved on and hired someone else.

    Why the hard line? The broadcast networks have been in a cost-cutting mode since ad revenues were hard-hit by the recession. While the ad market is recovering, they are also coping with a changing long-term financial picture as DVR playback and online viewing have greatly diminished the ratings on the second network run of shows, once the source of windfall profits.

    There is an effort to keep talent costs down on their veteran hits as well. ABC's Brothers & Sisters, which once had four actors earning $150,000 or more per episode, will lose Rob Lowe and have only 18 episodes next season instead of the typical 22. Some regulars will appear in fewer episodes. Marg Helgenberger's new deal with CSI also calls for her to have a lighter workload next season and helps to trim the show's budget in the face of declining ratings.

    If a show is on the rise, it's a different story. The stars of The Big Bang TheoryJim Parsons, Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco—all currently make well under $100,000 per episode. Their bank accounts are about to benefit from the show's rise to the top of Nielsen rankings among viewers in the 18 to 49 age group and a successful sale into syndication. "I think they'll give an extra year to their studio, Warner Bros., in exchange for each of them getting $150,000 to $200,000 an episode," says one network executive. "They'll get bumps from there and could get up to $300,000 an episode. If it's a hit show, you start paying."

    Additional reporting by William Keck and Michael Schneider

    The top earners, by category:

    Drama (per episode)

    Hugh Laurie
    (House) $400,000+
    Christopher Meloni & Mariska Hargitay
    (Law & Order: SVU) $395,000 (each)
    David Caruso
    (CSI: Miami) $375,000
    Marg Helgenberger
    (CSI) $375,000
    Mark Harmon
    (NCIS) $375,000
    Laurence Fishburne
    (CSI) $350,000
    Kyra Sedgwick
    (The Closer)  $350,000
    Denis Leary
    (Rescue Me) $350,000
    Gary Sinise
    (CSI: NY ) $275,000
    Patrick Dempsey
    (Grey's Anatomy)  $250,000
    David Boreanaz
    (Bones) $200,000
    Jeffrey Donovan
    (Burn Notice) $200,000
    Julianna Margulies
    (The Good Wife ) $175,000
    Dana Delany (
    Body of Proof ) $150,000
    Lauren Graham
    (Parenthood) $150,000
    Jada Pinkett Smith
    (HawthoRNe) $150,000
    Jimmy Smits
    (Outlaw) $150,000
    LL Cool J (
    NCIS: Los Angeles) $125,000
    Chris O'Donnell (
    NCIS: Los Angeles) $125,000
    Mark Feuerstein
    (Royal Pains) $125,000
    Jason Lee (
    Memphis Beat) $125,000
    Joe Mantegna (
    Criminal Minds) $125,000
    Tom Selleck
    (Blue Bloods) $125,000
    Michael Weatherly (
    NCIS) $125,000
    Matt Bomer (
    White Collar) $100,000
    Nathan Fillion
    (Castle) $100,000
    Thomas Gibson
    (Criminal Minds) $100,000
    Jon Hamm
    (Mad Men) $100,000
    Cole Hauser
    (Chase)  $100,000
    Alex O'Loughlin
    (Hawaii Five-0) $100,000
    Timothy Olyphant
    (Justified  ) $100,000
    Scott Caan (
    Hawaii Five-0) $80,000
    Angie Harmon
    (Rizzoli & Isles) $75,000
    Anna Paquin
    (True Blood) $75,000
    Blair Underwood
    (The Event) $75,000
    Zachary Levi
    (Chuck) $60,000
    Ian Somerhalder (
    The Vampire Diaries) $40,000
    Shailene Woodley
    (The Secret Life of the American Teenager) $40,000
    Ashley Tisdale
    (Hellcats) $30,000

    Late Night/Talk Syndication (per year)

    Oprah Winfrey $315 million
    Judge Judy Sheindlin $45 million
    David Letterman
    (The Late Show) $28 million
    Jay Leno
    (The Tonight Show) $25 million
    Conan O'Brien
    (The Conan O'Brien Show) $10 million
    Ellen DeGeneres
    (The Ellen DeGeneres Show) $8 million
    Jimmy Kimmel
    (Jimmy Kimmel Live) $6 million
    Chelsea Handler
    (Chelsea Lately) $3.5 million
    George Lopez
    (Lopez Tonight) $3.5 million

    Reality (per year)

    Ryan Seacrest
    (American Idol) $15 million
    Joel McHale
    (The Soup) $2 million
    Piers Morgan
    (America's Got Talent) $2 million
    Kate Gosselin
    (Kate Plus 8) $250,000 per episode
    Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi
    (Jersey Shore) $30,000 per episode

    Comedy (per episode)

    Charlie Sheen
    (Two and a Half Men) $1.25 million
    Jon Cryer
    (Two and a Half Men) $550,000
    Marcia Cross
    (Desperate Housewives) $400,000
    Teri Hatcher
    (Desperate Housewives) $400,000
    Felicity Huffman
    (Desperate Housewives) $400,000
    Eva Longoria Parker
    (Desperate Housewives) $400,000
    Dan Castellaneta
    (The Simpsons) $400,000
    Julie Kavner
    (The Simpsons) $400,000
    Tina Fey
    (30 Rock) $350,000
    Jeremy Piven
    (Entourage) $350,000
    Steve Carell
    (The Office) $297,000
    Angus T. Jones
    (Two and a Half Men) $250,000
    David Duchovny
    (Californication) $200,000
    Kevin Dillon
    (Entourage) $200,000
    Adrian Grenier
    (Entourage) $200,000
    Miranda Cosgrove
    (iCarly) $180,000
    Edie Falco
    (Nurse Jackie) $175,000
    William Shatner
    ($#*! My Dad Says) $150,000
    David Spade
    (Rules of Engagement) $150,000
    Ed O'Neill
    (Modern Family) $100,000
    Patrick Warburton
    (Rules of Engagement) $85,000
    Betty White
    (Hot in Cleveland) $75,000
    Kaley Cuoco
    (The Big Bang Theory) $60,000
    Johnny Galecki
    (The Big Bang Theory) $60,000
    Ty Burrell
    (Modern Family) $50,000
    Jane Lynch
    (Glee) $50,000
    Jim Parsons
    (The Big Bang Theory) $40,000
    Matthew Morrison
    (Glee) $30,000
    Selena Gomez
    (Wizards of Waverly Place) $30,000
    Dylan and Cole Sprouse
    (The Suite Life of Zack and Cody) $20,000 (each)
    Rico Rodriguez
    (Modern Family) $15,000

    News (per year)

    Matt Lauer
    (Today)  $16 million +
    Katie Couric
    (CBS) $15 million
    Brian Williams
    (NBC) $12.5 million
    Diane Sawyer
    (ABC) $12 million
    Meredith Vieira
    (Today) $11 million
    Bill O'Reilly
    (Fox News) $10 million
    George Stephanopoulos
    (ABC) $8 million
    Keith Olbermann
    (MSNBC) $7 million
    Shepard Smith
    (Fox News) $7 million
    Wolf Blitzer
    (CNN) $3 million
    Christiane Amanpour
    (ABC) $2 million
    Lawrence O'Donnell
    (MSNBC) $2 million
    Eliot Spitzer
    (CNN) $500,000

    TV Guide

    That's friggin' unbelievable!

  • When is YOUR favorite artists' album coming out...here ya go

    Posted by Charli McKenzie

    Here's the list of Fall Album Releases (so far):

  • Blake Shelton/All About Tonight (6-Pak) - August 10th
  • Charlie Daniels/Land That I Love - August 10th
  • Trace Adkins/Cowboy's Back In Town - August 17th
  • Little Big Town/The Reason Why - August 24th
  • Randy Rogers Band/Burning The Day - August 24th
  • Darryl Worley/God & Country - September 14th
  • Randy Houser/They Call Me Cadillac - September 14th
  • Jamey Johnson/The Guitar Song - September 14th
  • James Otto/Shake What God Gave Ya - September 14th
  • Steel Magnolia/Steel Magnolia - September 21st
  • Zac Brown Band/You Get What You Give - September 21st
  • Kenny Chesney/Hemmingway's Whiskey - September 28th
  • The Band Perry/The Band Perry - October 5th
  • Toby Keith/Bullets In The Gun - October 5th
  • Darius Rucker/Charleston, SC 1966 - October 12th
  • Sugarland/The Incredible Machine - October 19th
  • Taylor Swift/Speak Now - October 25th
  • Brad Paisley/Hits Alive4- November 2nd
  • Reba/Turn On The Radio - November 9th
  • Rascal Flatts/Nothing Like This - November 16th

     

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  • Whats on the menu, Keith:)

    Posted by Charli McKenzie

    The Smoking Gun website got a hold of Keith Urban's Rider....

    The Smoking Gun has obtained a copy of Keith Urban’s  rider document…Basically it’s a list of all the required food and beverage needs of Keith, the band, and crew for the stops along his Summer Loving tour this summer. 

    The 4 page document lists Keith’s needs which includes an extremely healthy diet of grilled chicken, no butter or onions, and 2 breakfasts (pre and post workout).

    The band and crew have simpler tastes with veggie trays, fruit trays, beer, and water.

    You can take a look at the whole rider document HERE.

  • Want to help build on Extreme Homemakeover

    Posted by Charli McKenzie

    Do you want to be a part of this amazing television show as they help out a Green Bay family? The pep Rally to be a part of this is being held Thursday, August 5 at 6pm at the Lambeau Field Atrium...You must be 18 or older to help build on this. If you are not able to be at the Pep Rally,

    Click here on how to volunteer

  • Miranda Lamberts "Only Prettier"

    Posted by Charli McKenzie

    This is one of the cutest videos I've seen in awhile..LOVE IT! Can you recognize the other ladies helping her out?

     

    It's Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum, Kellie Pickler, and Laura Bell Bundy!! Great ~Charli

  • YAY!!! New movies for the fall..these look amazing!

    Posted by Charli McKenzie

    Movie Trailers are my absolute favorite..if I find a good one, i'll post it right here from time to time!

    Stone-Robert DiNero

     

    I am obsessed w funny, r-rated comedies..Wedding Crashers, 40 year old virgin, Old School, the Hangover..this one is FUNNY!!

    Due Date...Robert Downey Jr. and that Zack guy from The Hangover

     

    I thought this was a movie about a comic book character, not at all and it looks awesome and I love Seth Rogen

    The Green Hornet

     

  • Couple re-united after 62 years!!!

    Posted by Charli McKenzie

    Follow-up to a story Bear and I talked about a few weeks ago...)

    This is the story of Jack, an 81-year-old widowed veteran, en route to see his high school sweetheart, who he hasn't seen in over 60 years.

    Recently back in touch, the two have been talking on the phone and have exchanged photos.

    He says, "She hasn't aged well, but I don't care."

    Jack is so nervous about seeing Betty again that he took a Valium before his flight; luckily, his seat mate was there to calm him down and capture his joyful reunion on film. 

     

  • Modern Day Robin Hood--Just a hidden Angel in America

    Posted by Charli McKenzie

    This is amazing to hear that there are still "angels" like this in our country...Like his legendary namesake, Robin Hood 702 is gallant, fighting for the little guy. But where the mythical man relied on his archer's prowess and outlaw's guile, Robin Hood 702 banks on his remarkable gambler's skill and a smile from Lady Luck.

    The mysterious do-gooder, whose 702 refers to the Las Vegas area code, has made a pseudonymous name for himself by donating his bounteous blackjack winnings to folks in dire straits.
    In 2008 he helped the Kegler family, whose daughter Madison had a brain tumor, with $35,000 in winnings. He also gave $20,000 to Sandra Brown, who went into debt caring for her aging parents, and treated the crew of the Maersk Alabama to a Vegas weekend after they survived being taken captive by pirates.
    Most recently he helped the Martinez family, who lost their Vegas home as dad Jeff battled Stage 4 cancer.
    "He’s a really sweet man," said Robin Hood 702, who spoke with AOL News by phone.
    Jeff Martinez, father of two, was diagnosed with colon and liver cancer in 2007. The cancer has spread to Martinez's lungs and adrenal glands.
    He spends three days out of every 14 undergoing chemotherapy, but he still clocks 40 hours dispatching limousines at Ryan’s Express. Wife Marilou holds down two full-time jobs.
    Three paychecks didn't cover the medical bills and $30,000 in back payments on the family home in Silverado Ranch, a planned community southeast of the city. The bank took the house in June, and the Martinezes moved into a small apartment.
    The local fox news stationreceived a flood of viewer donations after covering the Martinezes' story. The station also tracked down Robin Hood 702 via one of his Merry Men, Dr. Richard Schulze, a retired herbalist 
    "I got a call from Fox News Las Vegas and they said, 'If you’re ever going to help anybody, this is the guy to help,'" Schulze told AOL News. The Merry Men took up the gauntlet.
    Sin City's blackjacking hero showed up at the Martinezes' apartment, shadowed by television cameras and accompanied by Schulze and Maid Marian, aka Robin Hood 702's wife, Lady Greice.
    "I was flooded with so much emotion, my legs were shaking," Martinez told AOL News. He had to lean against a wall for support. "I was shocked, surprised and happy. I almost couldn't bear standing up."
    When on TV, Robin Hood 702 wears a mask of mystery, in the form of television graphics that obscure his face. But he dresses like your favorite uncle, sporting a baseball hat and blue jeans. His voice is gruff, his manner warm. He tears up and hugs Martinez and the family.
    "Robin Hood's a guy with a lot of guts and a big heart," Schulze said.
    Jeff agreed. "He holds you. He touches you. He connects with you." And when the cameras turned away, he took Jeff aside and had a one-on-one, taking off his glasses and looking Jeff in the eye.
    "He’s not doing this just for show."
    After meeting the recipients of his hoped-for winnings last week, Robin Hood 702 hit the blackjack tables, first falling in the hole but eventually winning tens of thousands, enough to pay the Martinezes' rent for a year, plus a two-year car lease and $9,000 worth of spa treatments.
    Schulze contributed as well, providing not only financial support but a new TV, a piano, a computer, gift certificates to Whole Foods, and advice on nutritional and herbal approaches to cancer.
    Robin Hood 702 and Schulze are successful and want to give back, but they also hope to motivate.
    "I do this … not only to help people but to inspire people to never give up," said Robin Hood 702. "Just when you think every door has closed on you … God throws something in your way."
    "A lot of Americans are hurting because of the economic problems we’re having," Schulze said. "When we’re having times like this, I think it’s important that we take care of each other."
    Robin Hood 702 credits his mother with inspiring his philanthropic moonlighting.
    "She instilled these values in me," he said. After she died, "this was the reason to go on."
    The Martinezes have received a boost, but their problems aren't solved. Jeff Martinez continues to fight the cancer invading his body, and he and his wife will keep working.
    "We’re trying to save up a little money … while I still have strength and the opportunity to put some money away to put my kids through college."
    What Robin Hood 702 has bought them is space to breathe.
    "I'm trying to cut back on my hours so I can relax, and we're going to start slowing down," Martinez said. "We’re going to try and spend more time together."
    He and Marilou will travel to California for an Aug. 30 fundraising dinner at Santa Monica's Via Veneto with their newfound hero, already an honorary Martinez.
    "The way he treated my family was like he was part of my family," Martinez said. "I'm just happy and blessed that I was able to meet him."

    Here is a link to RobinHoods website, click here

  • Gwenyth Paltrow does country..what do you think?

    Posted by Charli McKenzie

    Her husband is a rock star (Chris Martin from Coldplay).

    Will Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow enjoy the same success, in country music?  Early reviews are strong!

    She sings the title track of her upcoming film, 'Country Strong'.

    The song, featuring background vocals by Vince Gill and Patty Griffin, was released to country radio by RCA Records. The single is the first release from the original motion picture soundtrack, set for release October 26.  The movie also stars Tim McGraw.

    (Paltrow has been on the radio before with a remake of Smokey Robinson’s 1979 hit, “Cruisin’,” which she performed with Huey Lewis in the 2000 film, Duets. The song went to the top of Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart.)

     

  • Alabama-are they reuniting???

    Posted by Charli McKenzie

    Are the boys of Alabama re-uniting? OMG..this would make my year..We'll see. Watch this video....