Your Daily Dispatch of Celebrity Shenanigans!
“A Dolla Make Me Holla!”: Just how much does Honey Boo Boo and her family (reality TV child star Alana Thompson and her family from TLC’s “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo”) make on their hit series? According to The Hollywood Reporter, not all that much compared to other reality TV stars. A source tells THR that the family of six reportedly pulls in between $2,000 and $4,000 an episode, plus a small “location fee,” for their 10-epsiode first season. With over three million viewers for its August 29 episode, we’re thinking the Thompson family might be pulling in more money if the show is picked up for another season. Reps for TLC declined to comment about the family’s pay when contacted by THR.
“Girls” Star Lands Fun. Guy: New couple alert for “Girls” creator and star Lena Dunham, who is reportedly dating Fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff. According to Us Weekly, the reported pair was trying to keep their romance under wraps. “They’re trying to keep it a secret,” a source told the mag. Another source claims that some of the band’s music will be used in the next season of the hit HBO series. This is a pair that we – and all of Brooklyn – approve of!
Hot & Cold & Hot Again?: Despite rumors of a split between Katy Perry and John Mayer, the chart-topping pair was spotted having dinner on Tuesday night in Los Angeles at Little Door, (see the reported couple stepping out, HERE!)
Kal Pokes At Clint: The Invisible Man in the Chair lives on! Clint Eastwood’s now infamous RNC speech directed at an invisible President Barack Obama was the butt of some jokes during Tuesday’s Democratic National Convention. Check out the “Harold & Kumar” star and former Associate Director in the White House Office of Public Engagement, Kal Penn, as he has some fun with Clint’s comments, HERE!
-- Jesse Spero