Bag Secured. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Tops Forbes’ 2019 Highest-Paid Actors List

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Dwayne Johnson tops Forbes’ 2019 list of highest-paid actors in the world. According to the shared Wednesday, the “Jumanji” actor earned a whopping $89.4 million from June 1, 2018 to June 1, 2019.

Per the outlet, Johnson earns $700,000 for each episode of “Ballers,” heading into its fifth season Sunday, and will see a $23.5 million payday for “Jumanji: The Next Level” slated to arrive in theaters in December. In addition, Forbes reports Johnson “commands up to 15% of the pool from high-grossing franchise movies” and “seven figures in royalties for his line of clothing, shoes and headphones with Under Armour.”

Chris Hemsworth came in second place with estimated earnings of $76.4 million, and Robert Downey Jr.. came in third with reported earnings of $66 million. However, they’re not the only Avengers to make the top 10. Chris Evans secured the eighth spot with estimated earnings of $43.5 million, and Paul Rudd landed the ninth spot with estimated earnings of $41 million. Others stars on the list include Bradley Cooper (tying for no. 6 with estimated earnings of $57 million) and Will Smith (no. 10 with estimated earnings of $35 million).

According to Forbes, the earnings estimates are based on a number of factors, including data from Nielsen, ComScore, Box Office Mojo and IMDB. Interviews with “industry insiders” are also taken into account. The estimated figures are pretax, and fees for agents, managers and lawyers are not deducted.

To see Forbes‘ full list, click here.

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Won’t He Do It! Actress Racquel Bailey Who Bought Billboard To Get Tyler Perry’s Attention Secures A Job On His Show

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It was previously reported, New Jersey-based actress Racquel Bailey really wanted to be in a Tyler Perry production. She rented two billboards near Tyler Perry Studios in southwest Atlanta for $2,000, plastered her face on each with the following message: “Attention Mr. Perry: Racquel Bailey is your next leading lady.”

It looks like the billboards paid off after all.

TMZ reports that Racquel Bailey, the actress who gained national attention by renting multiple billboards across Atlanta to get Tyler Perry’s attention, landed a part on his new show. 

Ordered straight to series by BET, Perry’s new show, “Sistas,” is about a group of girlfriends who are all single. It stars KJ Smith, Ebony Obsidian, Mignon Von and Novi Brown and is directed, written and executive produced by Perry. It films out of Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta.

Relationship Goals! Russell Wilson And Ciara Announced as Members of Seattle Sounders Ownership Group

Russell Wilson and his wife, Ciara, have joined the ownership team of Major League Soccer’s Seattle Sounders FC.

“Football. Fútbol. We Love them both!” the Seattle Seahawks quarterback tweeted Tuesday morning, along with a photo of himself, Ciara and their children in Sounders gear. “We can’t wait for our kids to grow up loving Soccer!”

Wilson and Ciara are part of a new group of investors in the team that is led by former Microsoft executive Terry Myerson and his wife, Katie Myerson, and also includes Seattle-bred rapper Macklemore and his wife, Tricia Davis.

“We are fired up about the Seattle Sounders because it’s our home. It’s the place we get to raise our kids and the place we are forever connected to,” Wilson and Ciara said in a statement released by the Sounders. “We want to have the world’s best soccer players play here in Seattle and win championships!”

On The Grind! Ciara Serves as Creative Director for Nike and Jordan’s Fall Kids’ Collection at Finish Line

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Ciara has teamed up with Finish Line to serve as creative director for the athletic-wear retailer’s Nike/Jordan Kids fall collection.

“It’s a dream come true to be able to express my creativity in fashion through legendary brands,” Ciara says of the collaboration, for which she poses with daughter Sienna Princess, 2, and son Future Zahir, 5.

“I remember as a kid waiting in line at Finish Line to get the newest sneakers, so to have the opportunity to see my creative vision on those same shelves is a reminder no dream is too big,” she adds. “I can’t wait to infuse mine and my family’s style and energy into this process.”


Blue Ivy Carter Makes Her Debut on the Billboard Chart

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Congratulations Blue Ivy!

At just seven years old, Beyoncé and JAY-Z’s firstborn daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, officially has a Billboard Hot 100-charting hit.

Beyoncé, Saint Jhn and Wizkid’s “Brown Skin Girl,” featuring Carter, debuts at No. 76 on the Hot 100 (dated Aug. 3), earning Blue Ivy her first entry on the Hot 100.

The track appears on Beyoncé’s The Lion King-inspired album The Lion King: The Gift, which debuts at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 with 54,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending July 25, according to Nielsen Music.

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Keke Palmer To Co-Host ABC’s ‘Strahan and Sara’

Keke Palmer is set to join Michael Strahan and Sara Haines as a third co-host on ABC’s “Strahan and Sara.”

According to reports, The singer and actress is days away from inking a deal with the network to join the “Good Morning America” spinoff, we hear. “ABC execs are close to finalizing a deal . . . She’s fun, spontaneous and has great energy,” an insider told us.

Palmer has frequently filled in as a guest co-host, especially while Haines was on maternity leave, which she returned from last week.

“Keke has been so much fun filling in, so they decided to make her an offer,” said the insider. “The audience knows her and she’s got great chemistry with both [hosts].”

The daytime show replaced “The Chew” but has struggled with ratings since it debuted last year.

It was called “GMA Day” until ABC changed the name in January.

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