And its like, when do I get something back? she said, eliciting laughter. You know, and Im giving, giving to my team. And its just like, you know, I just you just, you know, need to take a moment. X xxxxxy Ellen Pompeo wasnt a fan of this years Emmy Awards show. The 43-year-old actress says she was really disappointed by Sundays telecast. I didnt see any diversity in the Emmys at all. The Emmys felt so dated to me, she said in an interview Monday. That dance number was embarrassing. Did you see one person of color in that dance number? Greys Anatomy is one of the more diverse shows on television, which Pompeo says is one of her favorite things about the series. Im extremely proud of our very, very diverse cast which represents the world that I walk around in every day, she said. Greys Anatomy is now in its 10th season on ABC. The new season will premiere Thursday. X xxxxxy xxxxxxxy One of the imprisoned members of the Russian punk group Pussy Riot declared a hunger strike on Monday to protest what she described as inhumane working conditions and threats to her life at a womens penal colony. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova is serving a two-year sentence for hooliganism motivated by religious hatred. She and two other group members were arrested in early 2012 after Pussy Riot burst into Moscows main Orthodox cathedral and tried to perform a punk prayer denouncing Vladimir Putin. In a passionate five-page letter published on the groups blog, Tolokonnikova said inmates in her penal colony are forced to work up to 17 hours a day in a shop that makes police uniforms in order to fulfill the quotas.
Source: Celebrity sex tapes bankrolling porn industry
The highest-paid model in the world, Bundchen out-earned her football star husband by $4 million. In addition to her modelling money, Bundchen earns big off of her line of flip-flops from Brazilian footwear company Grendene. She is a part owner of the company, and its shares have doubled since 2012. Off the gridiron, Brady earns from endorsement deals with companies like Uggs and Under Armor. His new contract with the New England Patriots, which included a $30 million signing bonus, will have him playing in the NFL until hes 40 years old. To compile our list we talked to managers, agents, producers and other in-the-know folks to come up with estimates for each celebritys entertainment-related earnings. Our research was done for our Celebrity 100 list, which measures earning between June 2012 and June 2013. We did not subtract for taxes, agent fees or other expenses related to being a celebrity. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt rank third with a combined $50 million in estimated earnings. Unlike the other top couples on our list, they dont have larger businesses built around their fame the vast majority of their money comes from their film pay. Pitt did earn an estimated $7 million from his Channel No. 5 commercial last year, but only because its so rare to land Pitt as a spokesperson.
Thats the problem facing adult entertainment companies as Internet porn is available for no more than the cost of an online connection. From earning as much as $15 billion a year in the mid-2000s, the industry has shriveled to between $5 and $10 billion today, according to various estimates. But one form of adult entertainment consumers will still apparently pay for is the celebrity sex tape. In fact, one adult industry insider tells FOX411 that the celebrity sex tape is basically keeping adult entertainment companies, including industry leader Vivid, afloat. The source maintains that savvy women like Farrah Abraham, Myla Sinanaji, and Sydney Leathers are giving their 15 minutes of fame to adult companies to make professional pornos for big paydays, and the porn companies are scrambling to find more trashy stars like them to boost their bottom lines. Vivid only makes money from celeb tapes.A porn video generates no income.Celebrity tapes sell, the source told FOX411. They are finding women celebrities to make sex tapes.It was not a romantic relationship that Farrah had with James Deen.It was set up.(Reality star) Tila Tequila was staged with lighting with her girlfriends in Las Vegas. The founder and co-chairman of Vivid Entertainment, Steven Hirsch, acknowledged the landscape of the porn industry has changed, and that D-list celebs now mean big money. I think that were dealing with several issues.The one that most people talk about is the amount of free content on the Internet and how to deal with that.What weve chosen to do is work with free sites.One of the things that we did decide to do is work with celebrity sex tapes, he said. What we did is we leased a celebrity sex tape with Farrah Abraham and we took a five minute clip and put it onto one of the three sites.And as a result of that, they had 12 million views of that five-minute clip within the first 10 days.We surrounded that clip with links back to Vivid.com, and then those people came to Vivid.com to watch the movie, which equated to $500,000 in sales. But Hirsch would not go so far as to say Vivid relies on celebrity sex tape income to stay afloat. The one thing about celebrity sex tapes is they dont fall into any sort of schedule. Sometimes its two or three in a row and then not any for a year.So it depends if were able to find some or not, he said. This year weve been lucky with Farrah and Sydney.Ultimately they are not a huge part of our business, but its what helps to drive our brand, and gets the name out there, and drives traffic to all of the Vivid properties. He does, however, acknowledge pursuing young women in the news.Absolutely.Yes, yes, yes.Were very proactive, Hirsch said. If we see something in the news we try to contact them or make them some sort of public offer. Our sources say this pursuit is a huge change in how the industry works. Where companies like Vivid once waited for a homemade sex tape to be leaked to them a la Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lees tape in1995 nowadays, the company prefersto make them happen themselves. Sydney Leathers, New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiners former sexting partner, was lured by the money and fame that a celebrity sex tape brings.In an early interview with FOX411, she said she had rejected an offer to make a sex tape with Vivid. But less than a week later, the 23-year-old did indeed shoot a porno with a porn pro for Vivid, for a large, undisclosed sum of money. According to Leathers, her change of heart happened because: Everyone already thought I did it, so why not? Jasmine Waltz is a model and actress whohas appeared in the films “Demon” and “Poker Run.” Waltz made a private sex tape with her ex-boyfriend, and told a tale of how Vivid not only wanted her to sign off on her personal tape, but make another one under the companys direction.