Lady Gaga has revealed she got to where she is today without a single handout from the bank of mum and dad.
Instead the eccentric pop star said she juggled part-time jobs to fund her fledgling career in the music business. She told the Daily Mail that despite finding it hard to make ends meet, she still wanted to do it for herself.
‘When I decided I wanted to be a performer I knew it was a path I would have to carve out on my own,’ she said.
‘It wasn’t what my parents wanted, but they supported me in my wishes. I took no money from them. I moved out of home into a tiny apartment in New York. I took jobs waitress, working in burlesque clubs, waiting in bars … It was tough and it was exciting and it was non-stop, and it was all my own journey.’
But the Bad Romance singer said it was the struggle that gave her the strong work ethic that she has today. She added: “It gave me a feeling that there was something honorable about doing it all myself with no handouts.
‘If you want something really badly you have to be prepared to put yourself through anything, work your backside off and never stop.’
Filed under: mileycyrus | Tags: forbes, Income, miley cyrus, money, taylor swift
Miley Cyrus moved up quite a bit in this years Forbes Top Earning Celebrities list as the seventeen year old brought in $48 million dollars last year alone.
She’s the teen star behind Disney’s lucrative Hannah Montana franchise that has now matured into a serious entertainment draw, averaging a nightly gross box office of $1.2 million across 57 tour dates. A starring role in the movie The Last Song, heavy radio play for her hit “Party in the U.S.A.” and her cut from all of those Disney shirts with her face on them add up to a large bump over her earnings from last year.
Miley Cyrus came in at #13, just one spot behind Taylor Swift who made $3 million less, but ranked higher given her copyright infringement issues are still pending.
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Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: $226.6 million, Income, money, Toy Story 3
Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 3 made $110.3 million in it’s opening weekend and shows no signs of slowing down.
In it’s second week of release, the family friendly film about play toys has brought in a total of $226.6 million, more making it bring in an extra $6.6 million in the second week. Such a statistic is not common with blockbuster films, however with another family film not coming out for a few weeks, it seems as though Toy Story 3 may be holding onto its rein a little bit longer.
Despite poor reviews, the girls are back and better than ever…at least at the box office.
Sex & The City 2 brought in $17.5 million alone on Thursday, including $3 million in midnight showings and is set to bring in over $75+ million over this holiday weekend.
The original film brought in $25 million opening weekend, and therefore, even while off-air, the girls fame keeps growing.
Filed under: lady gaga, Uncategorized | Tags: american idol, demands, lady gaga, money, performance
Even though the mega pop star has appeared on American Idol two years ago with a live performance of “Just Dance” ”Poker Face”, Lady Gaga began to make her own demands for her second time around.
When American Idol approached the outrageous singer, she demanded a paycheck of $250,000 to appear on the hit Fox show.Producers of the show hesitated to pay her that amount of money.
“They thought it was just crazy she was asking for so much money,” a source tells OK! “It was just too much money to pay talent for a performance.”
But American Idol producers have patched up things with Lady Gaga, because the attention-getting singer taped her performance for next week’s American Idol Top 5 Results Show.
The singer performed a dash of “Bad Romance” on the piano, and will then break into her current hit “Alejandro.”
“Lady Gaga will make some jaws hit the ground as she wears a black thong with a revealing black fishnet bodysuit,” an eyewitness tells OK! “It’s a typical provocative costume, but it’s a little shocking.”
Her costume is a black fishnet bodysuit with black sequined accents, which is rather jaw-dropping. It looks to have been handmade. But typical sky-high footgear were a bit much as she almost took a hard tumble during the taping. But she barely missed the fall, and the show went on.
Lady Gaga even uses blood in this performance, which was very reminiscent of her performance of “Paparazzi” on the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.
Unlike other past performers on AI, Lady Gaga’s stage is rather elaborate, which is pretty dark, full of smoke to create mystery, and danger. The singer — who never manages to not shock audiences — has near-naked homoerotic male dancers supporting her throughout the number. An angel that expels fire on a mirrored platform will hold court on stage, as well as black thorn-like trees with black poison ivy, and razor blade benches dripping in blood along the stage.
It’s a bit surprising to see such a provocative costume and performance on a “family show,” so perhaps parents might want to put their children to bed for this number.
“After looking at her costume, stage and production, it is easy to conclude a good chunk of change was spent on her performance,” the eyewitness continues.
This past Tuesday, Lady Gaga and her dancers rehearsed for three and a half hours for the taping on Wednesday. The performance will air on Wednesday, May 5 along with Harry Connick Jr. who is the Idols’ mentor of the week.
Lindsay Lohan needs to hire a new money manager – and fast!
Just a few weeks after she was deemed “broke,” the troubled starlet is now said to be over half a million dollars in debt.
“Lindsay owes credit cards $600,000,” a source told RadarOnline. “One card cut her off last week and it’s only a matter of time before all her other credit cards cut her off too.”
LiLo’s hard partying and dismal acting career are reportedly to blame for her lack of income. Her last film, “Labor Pains,” had one run on television before going straight to DVD.
Though she used to make a fair amount of money by doing club appearances, Radar reports that the 23-year-old hasn’t been receiving nearly as many invitations as she used to and is only being offered a reduced rate of $5,000 to $10,000.
“One credit card company is going to discuss a payment plan for Lindsay,” the source said. “But if she doesn’t have the income and can’t make her payments, they are prepared to sue her.”
Her landlord is said to have sent her a legal notice notifying her that she must pay her late rent, or else move out. As a result, Lohan reportedly paid the $23,000 she owed in order to avoid being homeless.
Taylor Swift is only 20 years old, but the country singer is sitting quite comfortably on her “Today Was A Fairytale” paychecks.
For 2009 alone, Taylor brought in $17.2 million of income alone. The figures have been released for the upcoming Sunday edition of Parade Magazine when the publication releases its annual “What People Earn” salary report.
Taylor, along with 18 other celebrities featured in the publication, made 450 times more money than the average people profiled in the magazine – wow!
Do you think she’s worth her income?
The lovely British actress, Emma Watson who plays Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter films raked in some serious cash in 2009. According to a new Vanity Fair report, Watson earned more than any other female entertainer last year: $30 million, or $15 million for each Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows movies. In all, Watson ranked the #14th position of highest income in 2009, which will help her pay off her tuition, as she is currently a full time student at Brown University.
The Jonas Brothers added a new update for their fans on all of the new material that is coming out in the near future. Among other topics they made sure that they presented their upcoming 3D movie as a way to show one’s support. The boys mentioned in their blog:
One of our first projects together will be the 3D Movie. There are already thousands of groups forming. We will be refining the website on a daily basis. This is for all the fans. We want to make this 3D Release the BIGGEST FAN EVENT IN HISTORY.
Feel free to correct me, but does anyone else find that their 3D movie is a way to make more money and add another title on their resume? Honnestly, do the Jonas Brothers want it to be the ‘Biggest fan event in history’, or biggest opening weekend to make the largest amounts of money? It’s unfortunate but it seems as though everything they do seems to be just about the money lately, but hey they have to pay for their three new million dollar homes somehow!
Filed under: hollywood elite, paris hilton | Tags: benji madden, fame, jordan, katie, kissing, money, news of the world, paris hilton, price, prince william, relationships, rick alomon, sex
The always facinating, Paris Hilton talked to News of the World on Sex, Money, and kissing girls. Here’s what she had to say:
“Every other guy I’ve been out with has used me for money or sex – but in most cases they just want fame. It made it hard to trust people.”
On Rick Salomon:
“I loved this guy for three years but he betrayed me. Rick’s a scumbag and I hate him. It was just the most horrible thing that’s ever happened to me. So humiliating and embarrassing. But at the end of the day, I didn’t do anything wrong.”
On her future with Benji Madden:
“I’m so relieved I don’t have to think about that now because I’ve found someone who loves me for me. Benji’s my best friend and I know he’d never hurt me. I’d love to start a family in the next year. And I want to get married before we have kids—I want three or four.”
On the Prince William rumors:
“I was sitting at my table, looked up and there was the Prince. I couldn’t believe it. People made out that he was flirting but he’s an absolute gentleman and wouldn’t do that. He just came over to introduce himself. He knew about my show and why I was in London so we talked about that for a while. He’s just a really sweet down-to-earth guy. So is Harry.”
On clubbing with Katie “Jordan” Price:
“I consider Jordan as one of my friends. A lot of people say mean things about her but there’s a lot of jealousy out there. She warned me about the hangers-on but she was like my own private bodyguard and told all of them, ‘Leave her alone!’ She was really protective. I think she’s really smart and beautiful—but we only kissed on the cheek, nothing more than that because I have a boyfriend!”