Dirty Talk with Keliegh Butt
Thursday August 17th, 2017
Taylor Swift has made good on her promise to donate to organizations that help survivors of sexual assault on Wednesday, just two days after a jury ruled in favor of the singer in her countersuit against former Denver DJ David Mueller. The spokesperson for Joyful Heart Foundation has confirmed that Taylor gave an undisclosed but "generous" amount to the Joyful Heart Foundation, which aims "to heal, educate and power survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse." The foundation's president is Law & Order: Special Victim's Unit star Mariska Hargitay, who plays NYPD sex crimes unit detective Olivia Benson on the NBC show. Hargitay created the foundation in 2004 after countless survivors wrote to her about their personal stories of sexual abuse.
Pink took to Twitter on Tuesday to shut down a hater who mocked her career, and in the process, revealed that her years-long feud with Christina Aguilera has come to an end. The reveal came when a troll expressed disbelief that Pink would be receiving the Michael Jackson Vanguard Award at this year's MTV VMAs. "Let's celebrate @Pink's Vanguard Award with the only relevant video of her career: starring as Xtina backup singer," they wrote. Pink responded, "Want to point out an awful new phenomenon of the last 10 years. We can no longer be happy for each other. I [heart] Xtina, we've made amends." She added, "You don't have to like me at all, I'm ok with that. Just be a decent person." Pink previously revealed that Aguilera was difficult to work with when they recorded their 2001 cover of "Lady Marmalade," which also featured Mya and Lil Kim.
Emma Stone has been named Hollywood’s best-paid female actor in Forbes’ annual list of top earners.
The 28-year-old made $26m in the last 12 months, the majority of which was earned from her Oscar-winning performance in the musical romance La La Land. The film made over $445m worldwide.
Stone was closely followed by Jennifer Aniston with $25.5m, yet the majority of Aniston’s earnings have come from endorsements, such as SmartWater and Emirates airlines.
Last year’s no 1, Jennifer Lawrence, is in third place with $24m. It’s considerably down from her previous earnings of $46m but reflects her forthcoming slate of slightly smaller films, such as Darren Aronofsky’s horror Mother! and the spy thriller Red Sparrow. Like Aniston, Lawrence’s earnings include an endorsement, this time with Dior. Melissa McCarthy and Mila Kunis round out the top five.
The "American Idol" reboot seems to be in crisis -- honchos still haven't locked down a second, third and possibly fourth judge, with only 6 weeks until cameras roll.
TMZ broke the story ... producers first set their sights on Katy Perry, who will be pocketing $25 mil.
Our 'Idol' sources tell us ... none of the previous front-runners -- Lionel Richie, Charlie Puth, Luke Bryan or Keith Urban -- are any closer to signing than they were a few weeks ago. We're told record producer Nile Rodgers has now been tossed in the mix.
The issue with Lionel, we're told, is his team's asking around $10 mil ... double what they want to pay. 'A.I.' producers are also still debating whether to go with 3 or 4 judges. At this point it all comes down to money, but it sounds like they'd like 4.
Auditions for 'Idol' hopefuls kick off Thursday in Orlando, but filmed auditions in front of the judges don't begin until the end of Sept.