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Sofia Vergara Named Highest Paid US TV Actress

Sofia VergaraSofia Vergara has been named the highest paid US TV actress for a second year running.

The Modern Family star reportedly earned a whopping $30 million between June 2012 and June 2013, from both her role on the hit sitcom and numerous endorsement deals, which is more than double the income of her closest rival, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit actress Mariska Hargitay. The Colombian beauty is thought to have commanded big bucks from mega-deals with companies including Diet Pepsi and Kmart due to her popularity in Latin America, a growing market in the business world. Sofia, 38, has her own clothing line with supermarket chain Kmart - for which she was paid a staggering $7 million advance - as well as deals with the soft drinks company, furniture chain Rooms to Go, cosmetics brand Covergirl, Comcast, State Farm Insurance and more.

The brunette beauty's $30 million windfall puts her comfortably ahead of Mariska, 49, who earned $11 million over the last year, according to financial magazine Forbes.

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Sofia Vergara is Television’s Highest-Paid Actress

Sofia VergaraSofia Vergara has been named the highest-earning television actress.

The Modern Family star earned around $19 million between May 2011 and May 2012, thanks to her role on the show, endorsement and licensing deals - including a clothing line at KMart and advertising campaigns for Diet Pepsi, Burger King and Cover Girl - and earnings from her media company LatinWE, figures compiled by Forbes magazine show.

The acclaimed financial tome placed Kim Kardashian in second place with $18 million over the same time period, $7 million more than her sister Khloe Kardashian, who placed fifth, made in that year.

Desperate Housewives actress Eva Longoria ranked third thanks to her $15 million earnings. While she and her co-stars on the drama - Felicity Huffman, Teri Hatcher and Marcia Cross - all earned around $8 million for the final series of the show, Eva's earnings were boosted by endorsement deals with L'Oreal and Pepsi Next, sales of her cookbook, two fragrances and earnings from other acting roles.

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TV Extensions, Renewals and Cancellations (1/21)

Bethenny Getting Married

Here’s an update on the shows you'll be seeing more of in the months to come:

RENEWALS

  • The A-List: New York (Logo) – Season 2
  • Bethenny Ever After (Bravo) – Season 2
  • The Big Bang Theory (CBS) – Three more seasons
  • Cake Boss: The Next Great Baker (TLC) – Season 2
  • Californication (Showtime) – Season 5
  • Flipping Out (Bravo) – Season 5

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This Week on TV (11/22-11/28)

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MONDAY (11/22)

  • Rules of Engagement (CBS, 8:30 P.M.): "A sheepish Jeff asks coworkers to sponsor Audrey's 10K charity run after he's told them not to include him in office fundraisers." To be clear, he didn't want shell out money for things he'd have to eat.
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS, 9 P.M.): "Charlie spends money wildly for his old lover Courtney, who returns after spending three years in prison." Spending money on a woman who can finally relate to him? Priceless.
  • Skating with the Stars (ABC, 9:11 P.M.): "The series opener of an ice-skating competition that pairs celebrities with professional skaters. Contestants include Vince Neil, Bethenny Frankel and Sean Young." That is one motley crew.

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TV Extensions, Renewals and Cancellations (9/17)

Jada Pinkett Smith on Hawthorne

Here’s an update on the shows you will and won’t be seeing in the months to come:

 

RENEWALS
  • Bethenny Getting Married? (Bravo) - Season 2
  • Big Brother (CBS) - Season 13
  • Billy the Exterminator (A&E) - Season 3
  • Blue Mountain State (Spike) - Season 2
  • Disappeared (Investigation Discovery) - Season 2
  • Four Weddings (TLC) - Season 4
  • The Glades (A&E) - Season 2
  • Hawthorne (TNT) - Season 3

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Bethenny Frankel Done with Real Housewives

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Prime Time, Reality, Bravo, Cable, Gossip,

Bethenny Frankel and babyWho needs a hit Bravo show—when you already have your own?

Despite recently becoming a mother and an official wife, has no interest in remaining one of the housewives. According to the Bethenny Getting Married? star, she’s calling it quits with her former reality show.

“Last season was scary and painful,” she said about . “It took all of the joy out of it.”

And though a reconciliation between Jill Zarin and Bethenny seemed like a (very slight) possibility, Frankel says she doesn’t “see any reason to go back.”

This doesn’t necessarily mean we’ve already seen the last of Frankel on Housewives. She’s reportedly contracted to appear a few more times.

Filming on Season 4 will begin September 20.

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TV Talk: Bethenny is a Bravo Hit, Isaiah Mustafa is an NBC Star

Bethenny Frankel and Jason-Bethenny Frankel is now a newlywed, a new mother and a record breaker. Last night’s premiere of Bethenny Getting Married? had the largest audience for any new series on Bravo…ever.

-Speaking of the housewives, it looks like The Real Housewives of New Jersey may be losing one. According to a report, Dina Manzo will be announcing her exit next week.

-NBC appreciates actors who smell like men. The network has signed that Old Spice guy (a.k.a. Isaiah Mustafa) to a talent deal. Be looking for him to ride in on a white horse in the future.

-Will the Peacock network be making a deal with Lindsay Lohan as well? Donald Trump is reportedly interested in booking Linds for the next edition of Celebrity Apprentice.


This Week on TV (5/31-6/6)


 

MONDAY (5/31)
  • King of Dirt (DIY, 9pm):  “A couple celebrate their wedding anniversary by having the front yard of their home landscaped.” For their first anniversary, it was their bodies they had landscaped.
  • Kendra (E!, 10pm):  “Kendra works on her tell-all autobiography, which Hank believes is too revealing.” He thinks she should just stick to picture books.
  • True Beauty (ABC, 10pm):  Season premiere. “Ten contestants pose in lighted glass cases on the Las Vegas strip, thinking they’re competing for the title ‘The Face of Vegas,’ while actually both their outer and inner beauty are being judged.” The contestants, like Vegas, have a stylish exterior but are vacant inside.

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This Week on TV (4/5-4/11)


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MONDAY (4/5)
  • Life Unexpected (CW, 8pm):  “Cate, Lux and Baze go on a road trip to track down Cate’s long-absent father ().” When they realized he was the guy with the mullet, they kept on driving.
  • Rules of Engagement (CBS, 8:30pm):  “Audrey tries to give her unattractive friend confidence by lying to her and telling her she’s on Jeff’s list of women he would sleep with if Audrey wasn’t around.” By lying about it, she ironically gave Jeff permission to possibly one day do it.
  • Runaway Squad (A&E, 10pm):  Series premiere. “In the opener of a series following a team that searches for runaways and reunites them with their families, a Long Island teen is sought.” He was eventually tracked down after becoming a mayor on Foursquare.

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Quote of the Day: Bethenny Frankel on Staying Sober for the Real Housewives

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Prime Time, Reality, Bravo, Gossip,

The Real Housewives of New York City cast

“Shooting this season without alcohol was a real achievement. It was like being in the desert without water.”

-Pregnant reality star Bethenny Frankel likely referring to all the drama The Real Housewives of New York City has in store.

(Make sure to check out our other notable quotes.)

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