According to Forbes, Scarlett Johansson is the world’s highest paid actress of 2018. She earned $40.5 million, mostly from playing Black Widow in the “Avengers” movies. Angelina Jolie comes in second, earning $28 million. In third is Jennifer Aniston, who earned most of her $19.5 million from endorsements. Check out the rest of the list HERE!
“The Kelly Clarkson Show” has taped its pilot episode. Kelly’s first guests include Josh Groban, Terry Crews, and Chloe Grace Moretz. The same way Ellen starts her shows with dancing, Kelly plans to start every show with a karaoke bit. The show is aiming for a Fall 2019 release, but it doesn’t have a network home yet.
E! announced that actress Busy Philipps will host her own late-night talk show. “Busy Tonight” will premiere October 28th.
Ariana Grande was on “The Tonight Show” with Jimmy Fallon last night. She joined his band, The Roots, for a tribute to the late Aretha Franklin:
Countless celebrities have, of course, been remembering Aretha Franklin on social media:
This photo was taken in 2012 when Aretha & I performed at a tribute celebration for our friend Marvin Hamlisch. It’s difficult to conceive of a world without her. Not only was she a uniquely brilliant singer,but her commitment to civil rights made an indelible impact on the world pic.twitter.com/Px9zVB90MM
— Barbra Streisand (@BarbraStreisand) August 16, 2018
— Carole King (@Carole_King) August 16, 2018
The loss of @ArethaFranklin is a blow for everybody who loves real music: Music from the heart, the soul and the Church. Her voice was unique, her piano playing underrated – she was one of my favourite pianists. pic.twitter.com/ug5oZYywAz
— Elton John (@eltonofficial) August 16, 2018
Aretha was such a timeless inspiration to me and so many others, the ultimate queen, thank you for the gift of your voice, music and unshakeable soul 🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/me3FXBY4WZ
— Christina Aguilera (@xtina) August 16, 2018
We have lost the greatest singer of our time. As a songwriter, I know personally how meaningful a gifted interpreter of material can be.
No one can replace her.
– Billy Joel pic.twitter.com/7QZQ1IzSD8
— Billy Joel (@billyjoel) August 16, 2018
PHOTO: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP