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Box Office: Robert Downey Jr.’s ‘Dolittle’ Eyes Rough Opening, ‘Bad Boys for Life’ Looks Strong

After hanging up Iron Man’s suit last April, Robert Downey Jr. is discovering that it’s hard to find a follow-up franchise. “Dolittle,” the former Marvel star’s attempt to launch a kid-friendly series, is looking like a box office dud, one that shows that even his considerable charms have limits. Saddled with horrific reviews (The Atlantic’s […]

‘Dolittle’: Film Review

It’s been more than half a century since Rex Harrison spoke (and sang!) to animals as author Hugh Lofting’s eloquent veterinarian (Richard Fleischer’s 1967 musical film was nominated for nine Oscars, including best picture), and just over two decades since Eddie Murphy gave his own goofy modern portrayal. That’s enough time for Dr. Dolittle to […]

Selena Gomez on New Album ‘Rare’ Reviews, Voicing Giraffe in Robert Downey Jr.’s ‘Dolittle’

Though Robert Downey Jr. stars as the eponymous Dr. Dolittle in the fantasy-adventure remake “Dolittle”, which he also executive produced, the actor was quick to heap praise on his wife and producer Susan Downey, for her contributions to the project. “She is the greatest creative producer in the history of cinema,” Downey Jr. told Variety […]

‘Avengers: Endgame’ Cinematographer Breaks Down His Favorite Scenes

After 11 years and 23 movies, “The Infinity Saga” (and Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe) came to an end with “Avengers: Endgame.” Cinematographer Trent Opaloch, who had previously worked on “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” was tasked to work on the final Avengers films: “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Avengers: Endgame.” Having worked on […]

Relive The Most Awkward Celebrity Interviews!

They say getting any movie made is a small miracle, but think about what comes after…

The press junket is filled with jet lag, repetition, differences in energy, boring questions, unskilled interviewers… frankly it’s a small miracle getting a good interview!

But among all the mediocre chats, some stand out as truly awkward, leading stars to storm off, people to apologize, even for audience members to forever change how they see a star!

Ch-ch-check out the oddest, ickiest, most cringeworthy celeb interviews (below)!

RDJ Walks Out

Robert Downey Jr. doesn’t take crap from anyone these days.

In this infamous 2015 interview, Channel 4‘s Krishnan Guru-Murthy for no discernible reason changes the subject from Avengers: Age Of Ultron to RDJ’s past drug abuse and public embarrassments.

RDJ first was visibly shaken, trying to keep on track, smiling and promoting his Marvel movie. But as he got more upset, something changed — it just seems like it suddenly hit the movie star he didn’t owe this guy anything. Because he smiled, said “bye,” and walked away.

Later he spoke about the interview with Howard Stern, calling the British journo (who also has very awkward interviews with Quentin Tarantino and Richard Ayoade out there) a “bottom-feeding muckraker” and saying he wished he’d left even earlier:

“What I have to do in the future is… give myself permission to say, ‘That is more than likely a syphilitic parasite, and I need to distance myself from this clown.’ Otherwise, I’m probably going to put hands on somebody, and then there’s a real story.”

Indeed!

Cara Delevingne Deadpans

In a satellite interview about her movie Paper TownsCara Delevingne got some serious friction from the hosts of CBS Sacramento. First one asked if she’d ever read the book, to which she sarcastically responded:

“Uh, no. I never read the book or the script. I kind of winged it.”

They didn’t like her attitude — and frankly were somewhat condescending to the model-turning-actress from the start. One of the morning hosts, who seemed like this was the first time they’d ever experienced a satellite delay, even jabbed at the star’s low energy, asking her if she was “exhausted,” saying patronizingly:

“We’ll let you go then, how about that? We’ll let you go and take a nap and maybe have a Red Bull.”

SO CRINGEY!!!

After the interview went viral, Cara responded by tweeting:

“Some people just don’t understand sarcasm or the British sense of humour.”

Yeah, their humour is even spelled differently. LOLz!

Matt Lauer Gets Glib

Who can forget this classic?

Tom Cruise was just trying to plug his big blockbuster War of the Worlds, and instead Matt Lauer pressed him on his views (and the official position of the Church of Scientology) on psychiatry and pharmaceuticals.

It goes from a morning show interview to a debate to an argument in no time flat, with Tom calling out Matt as “glib” about the subject.

Funny how time changes things.

14 years later, only one of these men is completely unemployable and disgraced… and it is NOT Tom Cruise.

Dakota Calls Out Ellen

Ellen DeGeneres always complains to guests about being left out and not invited to parties… but this time her guest didn’t bite.

Instead Dakota Johnson pointed out the host had pulled the same wounded act on her the previous year, and she’d made sure to invite her this time — and the host didn’t show up! Ellen finally admitted she now remembers, and it was too far from her house (read: an hour away). So rare to see Ellen called out like that! And that was how the interview BEGAN!

 

Jesse Eisenberg Negs?

In this super uncomfortable interview from the Now You See Me press tour, Jesse Eisenberg nonstop ribs a young interviewer named Romina Puga for her odd questions and awkward style.

Viewers suggested he may actually have been trying to flirt with her, but in a real “negging” way. After all, she’s kind of playfully jabbing at him too, early on. But the longer it goes the smaller she looks, even telling him she’s going to go cry. Though we don’t know whether to take her seriously or not…

AFTER the interview, however, she wrote a post on her blog titled “Jesse Eisenberg isn’t very nice.”

When asked about the negative attention from the interview, Jesse told Junkee he doesn’t read his own press because of something mean he read when he was 19.

Christoph Claps Back

Christoph Waltz is a perfect gentleman — usually. But Good Morning Britain‘s Charlotte Hawkins asked him a question so rude, he just had to break out some sass. Basically, she asked him if it was foolish to take a role in a James Bond movie after having won two Oscars. He replied he actually weighed whether it was a smart move to do this morning talk show considering he had won two Oscars. SNAP!

 

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Robert Downey Jr. Embarks on Perilous Journey in First ‘Dolittle’ Trailer (Watch)

Robert Downey Jr. is setting sail with some furry friends in the first trailer for “Dolittle,” Universal Pictures’ reimagining of the classic story about a man who could speak to animals. “We have no choice but to embark on this perilous journey,” he says. Set to a rendition of Louis Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World,” […]

Robert Downey Jr. Appreciates Martin Scorsese’s ‘Different Perspective’ on Marvel Movies

Iron Man himself, Robert Downey Jr., is the latest Avenger to offer his perspective after Martin Scorsese said Marvel movies are “not cinema.” Scorsese’s comments gained traction after he compared the Marvel Cinematic Universe to “theme parks,” adding, “It isn’t the cinema of human beings trying to convey emotional, psychological experiences to another human being.” […]

Robert Downey Jr.’s ‘Sherlock Holmes 3’ Tapped for $20 Million California Tax Credit

“Sherlock Holmes 3,” starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law, has been selected by the California Film Commission to receive a conditional $20.8 million tax credit for shooting in California. Other feature films announced Monday include a Warner Bros. remake of “Little Shop of Horrors” with a $9.6 million credit; Will Smith’s “King Richard” with […]

‘Rocketman’s’ Dexter Fletcher to Direct ‘Sherlock Holmes 3’ (EXCLUSIVE)

“Rocketman” filmmaker Dexter Fletcher has come on board to direct the latest “Sherlock Holmes” film, with Robert Downey Jr. returning to star. Fletcher is taking over the franchise from Guy Ritchie, who helmed the previous two films: 2009’s “Sherlock Holmes” and its follow-up 2011’s “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.” Both were highly successful, with […]

Taylor Swift & Kylie Jenner Are The Highest Paid Celebs — See Who Else Topped The ‘Forbes’ List This Year!

You couldn’t step on Taylor Swift’s gown even if you wanted to!

The You Need to Calm Down songstress has once again earned the top spot on Forbes’ highest paid celebrities list, and she’s very much outdone herself with her biggest earnings yet. According to the outlet, Tay’s estimated pay last year was a whopping $185 million pre-tax; over $100 more than the $80 million pay she raked in back in 2018.

Right behind the pop superstar is the world’s youngest billionaire — ahem, self-made billionaire — Kylie Jenner, who was second on the list with $170 million in earnings.

Related: Highest Paid YouTuber Of 2018 Was A 7-Year-Old Toy Reviewer!

The KUWTK star placed so high on the list thanks to her frighteningly successful makeup business. In 2018, the 21-year-old sold an estimated $360 million worth of Kylie Cosmetics — a large chunk of which came from her distribution deal with UltaHer company is said to be worth at least $900 million, and Jenner owns a 100% stake in the company. 

As for Swift, most of the earnings came from her tour income. Her Reputation stadium circuit, which kicked off last year, became the highest grossing U.S. tour ever since Billboard began tracking tours in 1990, generating $266.1 million domestically.

The songstress also earned millions more from Netflix acquiring her live concert special, in addition to her deals with Apple, AT&T, and Diet Coke

Tour revenue also helped Tay top Forbes’ list back in 2017, when she brought in $170 million largely thanks to her 1989 World Tour. Despite her stellar track record, however, plenty of doubt was cast on whether her Reputation shows would be successful.

The 29-year-old addressed the doubts people had during her iHeartRadio Music Awards appearance earlier this year. While accepting the award for Tour of the Year, she said:

“I think one of the most wonderful things about the way that this whole tour turned out is that for like the entire six months leading up to the first show of this tour, every headline that I read about the tour was, ‘This is going to be a massive failure. This is going to be a flop tour.’ And you know, it really did wonders for my self-esteem. It was really great to hear people saying that I was going to be playing to nearly empty stadiums. I’ve learned a lot. I’ve learned a lot. And one of the things that I’ve learned is life is really unpredictable and people can make forecasts, and they can make predictions, but those predictions and forecasts may not come true if there’s an unforeseeable factor involved. And that unforeseeable factor in this case was my fans. So honestly, I honestly owe everything, everything in my life to you.”

The rest of Forbes’ top five includes Kanye West, who came in at No. three with $150 million, and Ed Sheeran, who placed at No. five with $110 million.

See which other artists, personalities, and athletes made up the rest of the top 40 (below)!

  1. Taylor Swift, $185 M
  2. Kylie Jenner, $170 M
  3. Kanye West, $150 M
  4. Lionel Messi, $127 M
  5. Ed Sheeran, $110 M
  6. Cristiano Ronaldo, $109 M
  7. Neymar, $105 M
  8. The Eagles, $100 M
  9. Dr. Phil, $95 M
  10. Canelo Alvarez, $94 M
  11. Roger Federer, $93.4 M
  12. Howard Stern, $93 M
  13. J.K. Rowling, $92 M
  14. Russell Wilson, $89.5 M
  15. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, $89.4 M
  16. Aaron Rodgers, $89.3 M
  17. LeBron James, $89 M
  18. Rush Limbaugh, $89 M
  19. Elton John, $84 M
  20. JAY-Z, $81 M 
  21. Beyoncé, $81 M
  22. Ellen DeGeneres, $80.5 M
  23. Stephen Curry, $79.8 M
  24. Chris Hemsworth, $76.4 M
  25. Drake, $75 M
  26. Kim Kardashian West, $72 M
  27. Ryan Seacrest, $71.5 M
  28. Diddy, $70 M
  29. James Patterson, $70 M
  30. Metallica, $68.5 M
  31. Robert Downey Jr., $66 M
  32. Kevin Durant, $65.4 M
  33. Akshay Kumar, $65 M
  34. Tiger Woods, $63.9 M
  35. Gordon Ramsay, $63 M
  36. Rihanna, $62 M
  37. David Copperfield, $60 M
  38. Kevin Hart, $59 M
  39. Jackie Chan, $58 M
  40. Travis Scott, $58 M

Head over to Forbes to see the top 100 highest paid celebs!

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What to Expect From Marvel’s Comic-Con Presentation — and Why It’s So Pivotal

As comic book lovers air out sleeping bags and uncap fresh Sharpie autograph markers ahead of the annual San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel Studios is quietly preparing a splashy rollout aimed at generating excitement among fanboys and fangirls for the next phase of “Avengers” sequels and spinoffs. The superhero content engine, which is still selling tickets […]

Celebrity Advice On Grief

The loss of a loved one is hard, but when you’re in the public eye, it seems to take on an entirely different weight.

Related: Stars We’ve Lost So Far In 2019

One celebrity who’s handled it so eloquently is actress Michelle Williams, who lost her partner Heath Ledger after his tragic overdose in 2008.

Through interviews and appearances, the former Dawson’s Creek star has addressed grief with such preciousness and poignancy.

Check out hers and other celebs’ thoughts on grief and the mourning of a loved one (below).

 Michelle Williams

Michelle Williams and Heath Ledger
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In Porter‘s November 2016 issue, Michelle Williams reflected on the death of her beloved Health Ledger:

“In all honesty, for pretty much everything else, I feel like I’m a believer in not fighting circumstances, accepting where you are and where you’ve been. In pretty much all senses but one, I would be able to go totally down that line of thinking were it not for Matilda not having her dad. You know, that’s just something that doesn’t… I mean, it just won’t ever be right.”

Sophia Bush

Sophia Bush thoughts on the death of her boyfriend
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Sophia Bush lost her ex-boyfriend, Dan Fredinburg, in 2015. Reflecting on his passing, she shared with Health that same year:

“There were days I felt like my body had been turned inside out. I felt like my heart was on the outside of my body and everyone who came near me was stabbing me. And the crazy thing is that since Dan died, the lessons have come like Mack trucks. There is no next time. There is no excuse to wait a day to do what you want to do and to change the way that you want to change.”

Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson thoughts on grief
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Jennifer Hudson‘s mother, brother, and nephew died in 2008. On their deaths, she told Glamour:

“It’s frustrating as hell to me to have somebody who ain’t lost nothing try to talk to me about it. I want to say, ‘Don’t even bother, because you know nothing.’ But you never know how much you can get through until you’re going through it.”

Sylvester Stallone

Sylvester Stallone thoughts on grief
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Sylvester Stallone reflected on the death of his son Sage in 2012 on Good Morning America:

“I think it’s important to get back and start reliving your life. Otherwise, you can go into a spiral.”

Keanu Reeves

Keanu Reeves thoughts on grief
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Keanu Reeves reflected on the loss of his girlfriend, Jessica Syme, and their stillborn daughter in 2001 inside the June 2006 issue of Parade:

“I miss being a part of their lives and them being a part of mine. I wonder what the present would be like if they were here—what we might have done together. I miss all the great things that will never be.”

Billy Bob Thornton

Billy Bob Thorton thoughts on grief
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During Oprah‘s Master Class in 2014, Billy Bob Thornton talked about losing his brother, Jimmy Don Thornton, in 1988:

“I’ve never been the same since my brother died. There’s a melancholy in me that never goes away. I’m 50% happy and 50% sad at any given moment, and the only advice I can give people when you lose someone like that is you won’t ever get over it, and the more you know that and embrace it, the better off you’ll be.”

Prince Harry

Prince Harry thoughts on losing his mother princess diana
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In April 2017, Prince Harry opened up about the death of his mother Princess Diana in the BBC documentary Mind Over Marathon:

“I still feel, 20 years later about my mother, I still have shock within me . . . People say shock can’t last that long, but it does. You never get over it. It’s such an unbelievably big moment in your life that it never leaves you, you just learn to deal with it.”

Joe Biden

Joe Biden Reflects on loss of loved one
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Inside the May 2012 TAPS National Military Survivor Seminar, Vice President Joe Biden shared about the loss of his wife and infant daughter, Neilia and Naomi Biden, in 1972

“There will come a day—I promise you, and your parents as well—when the thought of your son or daughter, or your husband or wife, brings a smile to your lips before it brings a tear to your eye.”

Lea Michele

Lea Michele's thoughts on grieving Corey
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In December 2013, Lea Michele visited The Ellen Show to open up about losing boyfriend and co-star, Cory Monteith, earlier that year:

“I think at a certain point you can choose to sort of fall from this, or you can choose to rise. And that’s what I’m just trying to do.”

Khloé Kardashian

Khloe kardashian poses with her siblings and father robert kardashian
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In her book, Strong Looks Better NakedKhloé Kardashian explains the impact losing her father had on her:

“When I saw my father in his casket, I completely fell apart. I don’t remember the details, but apparently I was an emotional wreck, and I’m told that I was so distraught I actually passed out. I refused to believe my father was gone. I just wanted to believe it was all just a bad dream… When my father passed away, I was so young. I was 19. I didn’t realize. I knew he was dying, but I didn’t take advantage of that time. I think now just seizing the day and every minute you have with someone.. that’s a blessing.”

Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato talks about grieving her father
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Ahead of her 2015 album Confident, Demi Lovato opened up about the death of her dad and writing the track Father:

“I was very conflicted when he passed, because he was abusive. He was mean, but he wanted to be a good person. And he wanted to have his family, and when my mom married my stepdad, he still had this huge heart where he said, ‘I’m so glad that [he’s] taking care of you and doing the job that I wish I could do. He knew he wasn’t capable of raising a family and it was because of his mental illness. To know that it wasn’t truly his fault really was saddening to me. I wanted to write about it, I wanted to process it.”

Whoopie Goldberg

Whoopie Goldberg thoughts on death and grieving
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In a clip from Oprah‘s 2014 Master Class, Whoopie Goldberg opened up about her mother’s death:

“I realized a couple of days after she passed that no one would ever love me like that again. I wouldn’t put that kind of sparkle in anyone’s eye, you know? And you kind of know that that person – [parents] are your first loves. Those are the first people you tell your secrets to, those are the people that hold you when it’s scary. That’s a big deal, so that I felt… That’s the thing about when people pass away, you don’t realize, how much you depended on them.”

Sheryl Sandberg

Sheryl Sandberg talks grief
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In viral Facebook post, Sheryl Sandberg wrote on losing her husband Dave Goldberg:

“I think when tragedy occurs, it presents a choice. You can give in to the void, the emptiness that fills your heart, your lungs, constricts your ability to think or even breathe. Or you can try to find meaning. These past thirty days, I have spent many of my moments lost in that void. And I know that many future moments will be consumed by the vast emptiness as well. But when I can, I want to choose life and meaning…”

Liam Neeson

Liam Neeson talks the death and grieving of natasha richardson
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In a heartbreaking conversation with Anderson Cooper in 2014, Liam Neeson opened up about his wife Natasha Richardson‘s passing in 2009:

“It hits you. It’s like a wave. You just get this profound feeling of instability. The Earth isn’t stable anymore and then it passes and it becomes more infrequent, but I still get it sometimes.”

Katie Couric

Katie Couric Talks Grief
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Katie Couric took to the New York Post to share her coping methods after losing husband Jay Monahan:

“Talk about [the loved one who has died]. Tell the children how proud that person would be of them. Be as honest as you can with your children: Listen and talk to them about their fears and concerns.”

Robert Downey Jr.

Robert Downey Jr talks grief
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On his beloved mother, Robert Downey Jr. took to Facebook to share his tribute with fans:

“If anyone out there has a mother, and she’s not perfect, please call her and say you love her anyway.”

Elizabeth Gilbert

Elizabeth Gilbert shares her thoughts on grief
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Eat Pray Love author Elizabeth Gilbert lost her partner Rayya in 2019. She posted the most touching tribute on Instagram. Read in full (below):

“Dear Ones:
This picture of me and Rayya was taken one year ago today, on the morning of our commitment ceremony — a day on which we bound our hearts to each other forever, in front of a small circle of friends. What does “forever” mean, when one of the lovers has terminal cancer? That’s simple: It means FOREVER. Six months ago this week, Rayya died.

People keep asking me how I’m doing, and I’m not always sure how to answer that. It depends on the day. It depends on the minute. Right this moment, I’m OK. Yesterday, not so good. Tomorrow, we’ll see. Here is what I have learned about Grief, though.

I have learned that Grief is a force of energy that cannot be controlled or predicted. It comes and goes on its own schedule. Grief does not obey your plans, or your wishes. Grief will do whatever it wants to you, whenever it wants to. In that regard, Grief has a lot in common with Love. The only way that I can “handle” Grief, then, is the same way that I “handle” Love — by not “handling” it. By bowing down before its power, in complete humility. When Grief comes to visit me, it’s like being visited by a tsunami. I am given just enough warning to say, “Oh my god, this is happening RIGHT NOW,” and then I drop to the floor on my knees and let it rock me. How do you survive the tsunami of Grief? By being willing to experience it, without resistance.

The conversation of Grief, then, is one of prayer-and-response. Grief says to me: “You will never love anyone the way you loved Rayya.” And I reply: “I am willing for that to be true.” Grief says: “She’s gone, and she’s never coming back.” I reply: “I am willing for that to be true.” Grief says: “You will never hear that laugh again.” I say: “I am willing.” Grief says, “You will never smell her skin again.” I get down on the floor on my fucking knees, and — and through my sheets of tears — I say, “I AM WILLING.” This is the job of the living — to be willing to bow down before EVERYTHING that is bigger than you. And nearly everything in this world is bigger than you.

I don’t know where Rayya is now. It’s not mine to know. I only know that I will love her forever. And that I am willing.

Onward.❤

You are not alone in your grief. Hang in there if you’re feeling lost.

<3

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Jon Favreau Talks ‘The Chef Show,’ an Oscar for Robert Downey Jr. and Collaborating with Beyoncé

Among the many things a great chef has to master is learning to keep multiple pots and pans going simultaneously, while timing each ingredient exactly in order for a dish to come out perfectly cooked. In some ways, Jon Favreau is like a great chef, balancing his career as a writer, director, and actor. The […]

LAGFF Shines Spotlight on Women

From the opening night film through the Orpheus Awards, which will close the event on June 9, women are front and center at the Los Angeles Greek Film Festival, taking place this week at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. Fest opener “Meltem,” a feature directed by Greek-French helmer Basile Doganis, examines the refugee crisis through […]

Robert Downey Jr. Announces Footprint Coalition to Clean Up the World With Advanced Tech

Actor Robert Downey Jr. used his opening keynote for Amazon’s Re:Mars conference in Las Vegas Tuesday to announce the launch of a new organization that is committed to use advanced technologies for the good of the environment. The Footprint Coalition, as the group is called, is scheduled to officially launch by April of 2020. “Between […]

How ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Used Traffic’s ‘Mr. Fantasy’ to Honor Tony Stark

The band Traffic has probably been getting its heaviest web traffic ever this past week, thanks to the use of a 50-year-old song, “Dear Mr. Fantasy,” that plays briefly but inescapably in the first 10 minutes of the superhero epic. It’s the most prominent of the handful of pop songs that show up during the […]

Ryan Reynolds, Will Smith, Emily Blunt & More 2019 Star Salaries Revealed!

Traditional Hollywood studios just aren’t paying A-list actors what they used to — which is another reason why the stars are flocking to Netflix!

The streaming service is offering movie stars some red-hot pay packages to headline its films at a time when other studios are getting stingy with their wallets, according to a Variety article revealing the 2019 salaries of some of the industry’s top talent.

Ryan Reynolds, for example, is earning $27 million to star in Netflix’s Six Underground, a Michael Bay film about a billionaire-financed vigilante squad. Will Smith, meanwhile, will likely earn a cushy $35 million from the streamer to reprise his role in Bright 2 (despite the fact that the first film was widely panned by critics.)

Related: Who Was Forbes’ Highest Paid Actress Of 2018? See Here!

Those salaries are noticeably larger than what stars have been earning from non-streaming studios.. even if it’s to star in an already existing franchise.

To get SONY’s Bad Boys for Life off the ground, Smith reportedly shaved his asking price to a mere $17 million. By the same token, Tom Cruise is pulling in $12-14 million to reprise his role as Maverick in Paramount’s Top Gun: Maverick –– a modest figure in comparison to the $20 million he earned in his mid-’90s heyday.

On the surface, it seems like a deal with Netflix is far more attractive. However, as Variety notes, the streamer’s bigger salary offers are only to make up for the fact that its stars won’t be getting a lucrative back-end deal.

As the publication explains, actors’ contracts usually stipulate that they’ll get a percentage of the film’s profits. But because Netflix receives most of its revenues from subscriptions, and not from theatrical releases, home entertainment sales, or licensing, a similar deal just isn’t in the cards.

So, at the end of the day (or fiscal year), the stars might be better sticking with those stingy studios after all. Especially if those stars are guaranteed to bring in box office returns: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Robert Downey Jr. are still able to command $20 million salaries for their studio films, while Gal Gadot will earn a cool $10 million to reprise her role as the titular super heroine in Wonder Woman 1984.

See which studios are paying which stars big money in 2019 (below)!

Ryan Reynolds: $27 million, Six Underground (Netflix)

Dwayne Johnson: $20 million, Hobbs & Shaw (Universal)

Robert Downey Jr.: $20 million, The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle (Universal)

Will Smith: $17 million, Bad Boys for Life (SONY)

Jason Statham: $13 million, Hobbs & Shaw (Universal)

Tom Cruise: $12-14 million, Top Gun: Maverick (Paramount)

Emily Blunt: $12-13 million, A Quiet Place 2 (Paramount)

Brad Pitt: $10 million, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (SONY)

Leonardo DiCaprio: $10 million, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (SONY)

Gal Gadot: $10 million, Wonder Woman 1984 (Warner Bros.)

Margot Robbie: $9-10 million, Birds of Prey (Warner Bros.)

Idris Elba: $8 million, Hobbs & Shaw (Universal)

Ben Affleck: $8 million, Triple Frontier (Netflix)

Kristen Stewart: $7 million, Charlie’s Angels (SONY)

Martin Lawrence: $6 million, Bad Boys for Life (SONY)

Joaquin Phoenix: $4.5 million, Joker (Warner Bros.)

Jessica Chastain: $2.5 million, IT: Chapter 2 (Warner Bros.)

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Chris Pratt Breaks Marvel Rules To Share ‘Really Illegal’ Star-Studded Video From Avengers Endgame Set!

OK, we all know by now the intensely strict rules Marvel actors have to follow to avoid giving away spoilers for their movies.

Tom Holland and Mark Ruffalo are infamously bad at it — and only get to do press with another actor babysitting to keep their mouths shut!

But now that Avengers Endgame has come out and been seen by nearly 100 million people — more on that in a moment — one star finally felt comfortable sharing something he stole on set — a moment.

Related: What Is Marvel Doing AFTER Endgame??

It was quite a special moment in which Chris realized he was actually on set with most of the MCU, including Dave BautistaChadwick BosemanElizabeth OlsenDanai GuriraJeremy RennerChris HemsworthSebastian StanRobert Downey JrBenedict CumberbatchTom HollandDon Cheadle, and more.

He wrote:

“I remember being blown away in this moment on the avengers set. Nobody was allowed to film anything on their phones. I said screw it. No rule was going to stop me from seizing this once in a lifetime opportunity to capture this collection of stars, a group that likely will never be in the same room again. We are so blessed.”

See it all (below):

We love how Chris is still such a normal guy. We mean, wouldn’t YOU break the rules and get a vid of all those stars??

Upon seeing the vid on social media, Chris Evans, aka Captain America, who’s supposed to be the good influence, revealed he too had (maybe) broken the rules, tweeting:

“This is awesome. (I may or may not have stolen a few cool videos too)”

Ha! Post or it didn’t happen!

Marvel heroes who weren’t there weighed in, too.

Vin Diesel, aka Groot, went with a dad joke, saying:

“And that’s why you are STAR-LORD!! Hahahaha. All love…”

Ha!

Nebula actress Karen Gillan wrote:

“Me and Zoe sent our stand ins for the occasion 😂😂😂

Even Thanos himself, Josh Brolin, commented, saying:

“Another great deed: @chris Pratt gathering all the avengers in one room for 😈. The dude just can’t stop making major f-ups! A very sweet congregating moment before the snap.”

Always a villain, LOLz!

And Shazam! star Zachary Levi (wait, that’s not Marvel!!!) wrote:

“Amazing. 🤯🙌

Like we said, we’re guessing no one is upset about spoilers now as approximately EVERYONE saw the movie opening weekend.

Endgame broke over 100 box office records around the world, making an astounding $1.2 billion worldwide in just its OPENING!

Domestically, the fourth Avengers flick absolutely shattered the opening weekend record (previously held by Infinity War) of $257.7 mil by nearly $100 MILLION! That final number has not been confirmed but is currently estimated at $356 mil.

Something tells us there’s a chance at least some studio will try to put this many stars in a room together again!

[Image via Marvel/YouTube/Chris Pratt/Instagram.]

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