Beyonce is launching a new Pepsi ad campaign next year and she’s put $50 million dollars in her pocket because of it.
Not only will you see Beyonce’s face on allthings Pepsi, but they will be sponsoring her upcoming tour and the Super Bowl halftime show where she’ll be the featured performer. But part of the deal involves the Pepsi Creative Development Fund that lets consumers know Pepsi is giving Beyonce the money and freedom to create whatever she wants to create and that will reflect positively on the brand. (as if Beyonce needs start-up money…really)
Adele has gotten slapped by a hefty fine in London after she failed to meet the deadline of registering her newborn baby with authorities. Neither she or the baby’s father, Simon Konecki filled out the necessary legal paperwork within the allotted 42 day registering period, thus incurring a $1,600 fine. Perhaps the couple forgot, or they just didn’t want to make public the child’s name or birth details.
Charlie Sheen was on “Entertainment Tonight” yesterday, and they asked him about the $100,000 he gave to Lindsay Lohan to help pay off her back taxes. And he said she still hasn’t thanked him. The host is Chris Jacobs, who jokes that she must have been struck speechless by Charlie’s generosity. But Charlie says he would have settled for a text . . . so she must have been struck fingerless too.
Producers are considering bringing back Emily Maynard for another season of “The Bachelorette?” We first saw Emily on “The Bachelor” where she was chosen and then dumped by Brad Womack. Emily then went on to star in “The Bachelorette” where she was thought to have found the love of her life with Jef Holm. The two split just a couple of months later and Emily will be returning her $68,000, 3.5 carat Neil Lane engagement ring this week. Emily says she has no regrets and that the love between them was real. Of being on the program again? Emily says, “I am a hopeless romantic and I do believe in the show.”
The American Film Institute has unveiled its roster of 10 movies and best 10 television shows of the year. The winners will be honored at an AFI Awards luncheon January 11, 2013
“Beasts of the Southern Wild,”
“The Dark Knight Rises,”
“Life of Pi,”
“Silver Linings Playbook”
“Zero Dark Thirty”
“American Horror Story,”
“Game of Thrones,”
“The Walking Dead.”
The theme song for Quentin Tarantino’s new movie “Django Unchained” features a mash-up of Tupac’s track “Untouchable” and James Brown’s “The Payback”.
In less than a month, an animated music video called “Dumb Ways to Die” has somehow racked up over 30 million hits on YouTube, and been downloaded over 10,000 times on iTunes. Which is weird, because it’s actually a public safety ad for Australia’s train system. The lyrics list a bunch of idiotic ways you could get yourself killed . . . like by eating a tube of Super Glue, or setting fire to your own hair. And apparently people find the song kind of catchy.
Seth MacFarlane talked about being the host of the Oscars next year. He said the majority of people won’t know who he is, and will mistake him for Chris Rock. Then he did an impression of Stewie saying, “Who the hell do you think you are?”
Elvis Costello and Diana Krall went on “The Colbert Report” last night. They let Stephen join in with them on “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.”
Conan O’Brien talked about Taylor Swift turning 23 this week. He said she’s at that age where she wants to settle down, break up, and then write a hit song about it.
Jimmy Kimmel talked last night about how terrible he is at wrapping gifts. He asks if you’re supposed to put super glue on the corners, and if it’s bad to make your girlfriend wrap her own gifts.
David Letterman talked about what happened when he went to a store to do some Christmas shopping. He actually got touched by strangers. He says he’s going back tomorrow.
The plane that crashed carrying singer Jenni Rivera and her crew had been in an accident before in 2005, but no one at that time was injured. Adding to the mix were that the pilots of the plane had reportedly logged more than 19 hours on their shift. Rivera was confirmed dead, along with the two pilots, Rivera’s publicist, her makeup artist, and her attorney.
Actress Pamela Anderson is the latest celebrity to be contacted by the IRS. The former Baywatch star is facing a new $259,395 federal lien and a follow-up state tax lien for $112,118 for the 2011 tax year for a grand total of $371, 513 owed. In 2010, Anderson was in the red for more than $493,000 in personal incometaxes, according to an annual list of 250 delinquents with at least six-digit liens released by the California Franchise Tax Board.
Gwen Stefani’s “No Doubt” bandmates are following in her footsteps and have teamed up with British brand Fred Perry to create their own clothing line inspired by the band’s musical style. The clothing will feature reggae inspired colors of dark gold, red and green strips along with plaids. “Fred Perry is a classic inspiration that has been part of our style since the beginning,” Stefani explained. “Doing this collaboration is an honor.” The band’s collection of polos, sweaters and jackets roll out early next year.