Joely Richardson by Prashant Gupta/FX
Joely Richardson, who asked to be excused from Nip/Tuck last season to spend more time with her then-ill daughter, has inked a deal to appear in 15 of the upcoming season's 22 episodes (starting with Episode 2), and at a sizable pay increase. Just as series stars Dylan Walsh and Julian McMahon recently scored their own salary bumps, Richardson, sources tell the Hollywood Reporter, will now net about $100,000 an episode - and that's on top of what she makes as Brad Garrett's wife on 'Til Death!*

* This is me feigning confusion over the two Joelys. Neither Richardson nor Fisher (nor Angelina, for that matter) was harmed in the making of this quip.