MONEY MADE / MONEY PAID:
Lionsgate made a wee miscalculation when putting together boss-man's Jon Feltheimer's compensation, announcing he was getting $63.6 million then said "Whoopsie" and corrected the amount to $66.3 million.
Apparently they left a sack of money behind his desk.
Now some will say "That's too much!" and scream about fairness, and inequality and I will have to say: Balderdash!
The only question that should come up are the same questions that should be asked when it comes to movie star salaries:
DOES THE PERSON IN QUESTION MAKE MONEY FOR THE SHAREHOLDERS?
IS THE AMOUNT BEING PAID TO THE PERSON IN QUESTION COMMENSURATE TO THE MONEY THEY'RE MAKING FOR THE SHAREHOLDERS?
If the answer to both questions is "YES" then there is no problem, no unfairness, and it isn't too much.
Now the key point is that the company's Board of Directors and the shareholders should know the answers to those questions. If they don't then neither are doing their job.
NBC GETS PANNED, SORT OF…
Following the ratings gold of Sound of Music Live, NBC is putting together another live musical, this time it's Peter Pan. In keeping with tradition of casting a woman as the boy who never grew up they cast Allison Williams of HBO's Girls in the title role.
Some are criticizing it as nepotism since her father is the anchorman for NBC Nightly News, but in fact they chose the Girls actress because they wanted to cast someone the audience has never heard of.
GYPSY: FLOGGING A DEAD HORSE
Speaking of musicals, Barbara Streisand's long stagnant remake of the musical Gypsy has come back from the dead at Universal. Streisand will direct and star as the title character's domineering stage mother Momma Rose, because Momma Rose gets all the show-stopper songs.
I wrote about this three years ago when it was going to be made at Warner Bros. and said that the project would cost way too much for the size of the audience and that Streisand wasn't as big a name as she was in the 1970s, and even then wasn't as big outside of Hollywood as she was inside Hollywood. Which is the key why this dead horse is still being flogged. Within Hollywood she's the 800 pound gorilla who gets whatever the gorilla wants.
WANNA PLAY A GAME?:
I stumbled on a picture of something while doing research and I thought we'd have a little fun with it.
I know what this object is…
…the question is DO YOU?
Can any of my readers, who I hope are fiends for obscure trivia, identify that object and tell me what it is, simply for bragging rights?