Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Aug 5, 2014
August 5, 2014
Reporting this morning from Chicago, Illinois...! If you're headed to Morning Show Boot Camp later this week, look me up and let's get together!
Sucking the life out of the wire services:
There's a good reason SANDRA BULLOCK always has a smile on her face --she's one of the richest women in Hollywood! The adorable A-lister and "Gravity" star just topped Forbes' list of the highest earning actresses by pulling in $51-million-bucks between June of 2013 and June, 2014. JENNIFER LAWRENCE came in at number two with an estimated $34-million-dollar paycheck, followed by JENNIFER ANISTON with $31-mill while GWYNETH PALTROW and ANGELINA JOLIE rounded out the top five. The top-10:
10. Kristen Stewart, $12 Million
8. (tie) Amy Adams and Natalie Portman, $13 Million
7. Scarlett Johansson, $17 Million
5. (tie) Angelina Jolie and Cameron Diaz, $18 Million
4. Gwyneth Paltrow, $19 Million
3. Jennifer Aniston, $31 Million
2. Jennifer Lawrence, $34 Million
1. Sandra Bullock, $51 Million
PS: Last year's winner was Angelina Jolie, who topped the list with $33 million.
Trash talk and satellite dish:
NICOLE MURPHY may be hiding a bitter little beaver beneath her stunning exterior. Sources tell TMZ.com that her ex-fiance, MICHAEL STRAHAN, was shocked to hear the news of their broken engagement over the weekend --particularly because it went down several weeks ago. Speculation is the ex-wife of EDDIE MURPHY decided to drop the bomb the same day Michael was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame.
Phone starter: Do you have an angry ex that just won't give up? (Lee)
Things you don't know about NEIL PATRICK HARRIS from In Touch magazine:
--he has a puppet workshop in his garage
--his go-to kareoke song is Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'"
--his celebrity crush is CNN's ANDERSON COOPER. (Myers)
A new survey says 29-year-olds are more popular than they will be at any other time in their lives. New York magazine's The Cut says the survey of over 15-hundred British people was conducted by some group called Genius Gluten Free. They found that when you're 29:
--You are likely to have an average of 80 friends. That's about 30 percent more friends than the average held by other age groups (64 friends).
--You still keep connections with school friends, while also having several years to develop work friendships. (Bartha)
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