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News Nuggets: Who joins Adam Sandler as the most overpaid stars in Hollywood?

By Chris Beachum
By Chris Beachum
Dec 13 2013 08:30 am
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entertainment news nuggetsAdam Sandler tops a new list as the most overpaid star in Hollywood. He is followed by Katherine Heigl, Reese Witherspoon, Nicolas Cage, Kevin JamesDenzel Washington, Steve Carell, Jennifer Aniston, Matt Damon, and Ryan Reynolds. Of Sandler, the article says, "One has to wonder if it's worth continuing to pay Sandler's huge upfront fees in the hopes that his next film will be a hit when it seems audiences might be getting tired of the shtick." Forbes.

entertainment news nuggetsAfter TV critics were "hammering" variety series "Saturday Night Live" for not hiring an African-American female cast member in recent seasons, executive producer Lorne Michaels will audition several comediennes in New York on Monday. One or two of the ladies will become a featured player in January. Two current black cast members - Jay Pharoah and Kenan Thompson - had also spoken out about the issue a few weeks ago. Deadline.

entertainment news nuggets114 contenders are eligible as Best Original Score at the next Academy Awards. Past winners on the list include Michael Giacchino ("Star Trek Into Darkness"), Randy Newman ("Monsters University"), Howard Shore ("The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug"), John Williams ("The Book Thief"), and Hans Zimmer ("12 Years a Slave," "Rush"). Other composers with multiple entries are Christophe Beck ("The Hangover Part III," "The Internship"), Danny Elfman ("Epic," "Oz the Great and Powerful"), Henry Jablonsky ("Captain Phillips," "Turbo"), and Thomas Newman ("Saving Mr. Banks," "Side Effects"). Scores from major players "American Hustle," "Inside Llewyn Davis," and "Nebraska are not eligible. The Wrap.

entertainment news nuggetsThe Recording Academy announces their Lifetime Achievement Award recipients. Artists chosen are the Beatles, Clifton Chenier, the Isley Brothers, Kraftwerk, Kris Kristofferson, Armando Manzanero, and Maud Powell. Trustees Award honorees are Rick Hall, Jim Marshall, and Ennio Morricone. A special invitation-only ceremony will be held January 25, the night before the Grammy Awards.  Grammys .

entertainment news nuggetsWhat were the instant reactions from over 40 of this week's Golden Globe nominees? A special photo gallery includes comments from Julie Delpy ("Before Midnight"), Bruce Dern ("Nebraska"), Leonardo DiCaprio ("The Wolf of Wall Street"), Chiwetel Ejiofor ("12 Years a Slave," "Dancing on the Edge"), Tatiana Maslany ("Orphan Black"), Michael Sheen ("Masters of Sex"), and others. Variety.

entertainment news nuggetsMary McNamara complains about the lack of Golden Globe nominations for "Orange is the New Black." She says it wasn't truly a snub since Netflix submitted it as a drama, but "I, like most critics, thought I was watching comedy" and that she "fully expected it to clean up at awards time" if submitted as a comedy. She is happy, however, with the nod for lead actress Taylor Schilling. L.A. Times.

entertainment news nuggetsThe Alliance of Women Film Journalists announces their 2013 nominees. The six titles in contention for Best Film are "12 Years a Slave," "American Hustle," "Gravity," "Her," "Inside Llewyn Davis," and "Nebraska."   AWFJ  .

entertainment news nuggetsThe International Emmy Awards have issued a call for entries for the 42nd annual ceremony. Entry forms are available on their website, and the deadline is February 17. iemmys.tv.

 
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