News Nuggets: Leonardo DiCaprio tops all actors with $25 million per movie?

Leonardo DiCaprio tops the most recent salary chart for Hollywood’s A-list actors. His quote for a blockbuster-type film like “The Wolf of Wall Street” these days is $25 million. Performers in the $20 million club are Sandra Bullock, Matt Damon, Robert Downey, Jr., Angelina Jolie, and Denzel Washington. Following the success of American Sniper,” Bradley Cooper is now expecting $15-20 million per film. Just behind are Ben Affleck and Channing Tatum, depending on the type of role. Also in that ballpark are Jennifer Lawrence, Melissa McCarthy, Mark Wahlberg, and Dwayne Johnson (for an action movie). Hollywood Reporter

Will boy band One Direction find a new direction with the departure of Zayn Malik? The British group’s Facebook page has the singer saying, “I want to be a normal 22-year-old.” They have sold 6.49 million albums and had more than 23 million downloads since starting in 2010. The four remaining members — Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, and Louis Tomlinson — still plan on worldwide tours and more albums. USA Today

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Ryan Lattanzio offers five reasons why the upcoming biopic “Love and Mercy” should deserve a big awards push. Both Paul Dano and John Cusack plays Beach Boys founder Brian Wilson and “push themselves as never before.” The indie film opening in limited release on June 5 is called “a dreamy and delirious ode to the troubled genius.” Thompson on Hollywood

The 2015 Daytime Emmy Awards nominations will be announced live on “The Talk.” The CBS talk show hosts Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood, and Aisha Tyler will reveal this year’s nominees on Tuesday, March 31. The awards ceremony will air on the Pop network on Sunday, April 26. TV by the Numbers

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The Country Music Hall of Fame will welcome three new inductees for 2015. Legendary singer Brenda Lee announced Wednesday that the Oak Ridge Boys, Jim Ed Brown and the Browns, and musician Grady Martin would be honored later this year. The Oaks have had 26 top 10 country hits and still tour at least 150 concert dates per year. Tennessean

The Library of Congress adds 25 more selections to its National Recording Registry. The 2015 additions include works by Joan Baez, The Doors, Tennessee Ernie Ford, Ben E. King, Steve Martin, Radiohead, Righteous Brothers, Sly and the Family Stone, and the cast of “Kiss Me, Kate.” Variety

SundanceTV is turning the popular PaleyFest panel sessions into a six-episode series. Titled “Behind the Story With the Paley Center,” the show will use footage from the 2013 and 2014 festivals beginning April 7. Television casts featured include “The Big Bang Theory,” “Mad Men,” “Masters of Sex,” “The Mindy Project,” “Orange is the New Black,” and “Parks and Recreation.” L.A. Times

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