The Mentalist's Simon Baker is finalizing a deal with Warner Bros. Television for more than $30 million, Deadline.com reports.
That figure includes money already promised to Baker in his current contract. As part of the new deal with Warner Bros., which produces The Mentalist, Baker will add another year to his six-season contract. He'll also get a producer credit on the series beginning in Season 5 and he will receive an additional piece of the show's royalties. Warner Bros. sold the syndication rights to TNT in November 2009 for $2.2 million per episode.
Hugh Hefner and Crystal Harris
Hugh Hefner gave his girlfriend a pretty good Christmas gift.
The 84-year-old Playboy founder proposed to his 24-year-old girlfriend, Crystal Harris Friday night. "I gave Crystal a ring. A truly memorable Christmas Eve," Hefner tweeted. "When I gave Crystal the ring, she burst into tears. This is the happiest Christmas weekend in memory."
Hefner later clarified that he did indeed ask Harris to marry him. "Yes, the ring I gave Crystal is an engagement ring," he wrote. "I didn't mean to make a mystery out of it. A very merry Christmas to all."
Filmmaker and TV producer Tyler Perry is bringing a Christmas miracle to an Atlanta grandmother who recently lost her home in a fire.
Rosa Lee Ransby and her 4-year-old great-granddaughter escaped a fire Tuesday in her Coweta County, Ga., home, The Associated Press reports. Firefighters began soliciting donations soon after for the 88-year-old woman.
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Lindsay Lohan's Christmas wish came true. Dawn Holland, a former Betty Ford staffer who accused Lohan of battery, has dropped the charges.
"Dawn will not continue to press charges against Lindsay, nor will she be assisting any further in the investigation or prosecution," Holland's lawyer told TMZ. "A crime has quite simply not been committed by Ms. Lohan."
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Teachers at Walnut Grove Secondary School
Ever wish Glee's Mr. Schuester was your high-school teacher? The students at Walnut Grove Secondary School got a glimpse of what it could be like.
To celebrate the holidays, the staff at the British Columbia school put on a skit lip-synching to Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'," complete with choreography and coordinated outfits.
Watch as they stun their students in the video below.
Stephen Baldwin, Kevin Costner
Stephen Baldwin has sued Kevin Costner over securities fraud and misrepresentation, claiming that the Dances with Wolves star tricked him into selling shares of a company that has technology to separate oil from water, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
In a lawsuit filed in Louisiana federal court with Spyridon Contogouris, Baldwin says that Costner and his business partners made a lucrative deal with BP for his oil-filtration system, then bought out Baldwin's and Contogouris' shares while keeping them in the dark about the sale to BP.