Joely Richardson by Prashant Gupta/FX
asked to be excus
ed 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.