There is a new king of late night, according to TV Guide Magazine's annual survey of star salaries. And he's a very rich king.
The Daily Show host Jon Stewart is now earning between $25-30 million a year, according to several sources (his network, Comedy Central, did not comment). That puts Stewart ahead of the past perennial late night salary leaders Jay Leno and David Letterman. Leno took a significant pay cut last year, as NBC wanted to reduce costs at Tonight. He now earns around $20 million a year after being up near $30 million. Letterman is also said to be in the $20 million range as the license fee CBS pays to his production company, Worldwide Pants, for Late Show has been reduced in recent years.
Judge Judy Sheindlin's son, district attorney Adam Levy, is being accused of interfering in a child rape case, The Associated Press reports.
Levy's personal trainer Alexandru Ionut Hossu, who also recently lived with Levy, was arrested last week on charges of rape stemming from a 2010 incident that the victim only recently reported. Although Levy, the Putnam County District Attorney, recused himself from the investigation, Sheriff Donald Smith says he's still involved.
Judge Judy Sheindlin is a no-nonsense woman on the bench — and apparently in real life too.
Days after the TV star was hit with a lawsuit for china she bought from her producer Randy Douthit on her syndicated show, she is returning the items in question to...
Judge Judy Sheindlin
Judge Judy Sheindlin has found herself on the other side of the bench: The TV judge is being sued by a woman who claims...
Susan Lucci and Vincent Irizarry
Doesn't anyone want this golden gal anymore? The Daytime Emmy nominations will be announced May 4, but so far no network has agreed to air the ceremony. A rep for the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences claims negotiations are still in play, but insiders say a live Internet feed may be more likely than a telecast. The awards, even if they're a no-cameras affair, are expected to take place June 23 in Beverly Hills.
Judge Judy was hospitalized Wednesday for intestinal discomfort.
The TV judge (full name: Judy Sheindlin) was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center after paramedics received a 911 call from the set of her show.
"The judge was feeling nauseous and had some intestinal discomfort and ...
After years without representation, the Daytime Emmys have added court shows as a category in the annual kudosfest. With the numbers of court shows rising year after year, the National Academy of TV Arts & Sciences will no longer relegate them to catch-all categories, which pitted shows like Judge Judy against MTV's Made and TLC's Baby Story, Variety says. Michael Rourke, who exec-produces two court shows for Sony Pictures TV, explained, "For a long time, people didn't really know what to do with court shows.... The genre was an orphan." Poor Judy!Now that the initial wave of The People's Court has come and gone and the genre has remained strong the gavel's getting an acknowledgment of its own. The Daytime Emmy nominees will be announced April 30, with the awards telecast airing June 20 on ABC (8 pm/ET). Is it time that court shows found a place in the awards limelight? Have you pondered their absence in the past? What's your verdict? Anna Dimond
Sam Raimi by Eric Charbonneau/ WireImage.com, Sword of Truth cover art courtesy Tor Books
Sam Raimi (the Spider-Man movies) is bringing his flair for fantasy to television. He'll exec-produce a new syndicated series called Wizard's First Rule, based on the best-selling Sword of Truth books by Terry Goodkind. Sword tells the story of a woodsman-cum-wizard and a mysterious woman who team up to combat an evil tyrant.... A bright spot amidst all of the strike Sturm und Drang: CBS is producing new television! The Eye has ordered 13 episodes of Flashpoint, a cop drama about a city's Strategic Response Unit, starring Enrico Colantoni (Sheriff Mars!), Hugh Dillon and David Paetkau.... Judge Judy will be sticking around the judicial airwaves for at least another four years; a two-year contract extension will keep her gavel a-bangin' through 2012. Mickey O'Connor