Despite the media circus and public embarrassment surrounding Kim Kardashian’s
72-day marriage to New Jersey Nets
player Kris Humphries
, the Kardashian clan is not shying away from the cameras. In fact, TMZ
reports that the family recently signed on for three more seasons of their popular E! reality TV series, Keeping Up with the Kardashians
, for a whopping $40 million. Experts are saying that this is the priciest deal ever struck for a reality show.
According to TMZ, sisters Kim, Khloe and Kourtney along with their mother Kris and her husband Bruce Jennerwill reap the biggest paychecks, while secondary yet prominent family members will receive slightly less. Basketball star and husband to Khloe Kardashian, Lamar Odom is said to have struck a separate deal to appear on both Keeping Up with the Kardashians and the spinoff series, Khloe and Lamar.
The blockbuster deal is said to only include existing shows on the E! network, and future spinoffs would require a new contract and likely even more money. The sixth season, which featured the dissolution of Kim’s marriage, averaged over three million viewers. The new season is set to air Sunday May 20th.
Music mogul and entrepreneur Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter
continues to extend his brand in innovative ways. After conquering fashion (Rocawear), music (Roc-A-Fella Records), real estate (40/40 Club) and sports (New Jersey Nets), among other mediums, he is currently developing a Facebook game called Empire
. Recently released in beta format on the social media platform, the game allows users to play out a rags-to-riches story as a character, whose life mirrors Carter’s own rise from the Marcy Housing Projects in Brooklyn, NY to a glamorous life of fame and fortune.
While Empire is still being finalized, Facebook users can get updates on the game’s developments via itsFacebook page. Can’t knock the hustle.
Despite Cam Newton’s best efforts, Megatron pulled in 52% of the votes and will be featured on the 2013 edition of Madden.
Beyoncé has won countless awards, and now she has a new honor to add to her résumé. The pop superstar, wife, and mother has been crowned the World’s Most Beautiful Woman by People magazine.
“I feel more beautiful than I’ve ever felt because I’ve given birth. I have never felt so connected, never felt like I had such a purpose on this earth,” said Beyoncé, who graces the magazine’s cover. “I’m very honored and it means more to me that I was named this after I became a mother.”
The 30-year-old singer, who gave birth in January, was glowing as she spoke about her daughter Blue Ivy Carter. “The best thing about having a daughter is having a true legacy,” she explained. “The word ‘love’ means something completely different now.”
She showed off her post-baby body in a photo shoot with famed photographer Jean-Baptiste Mondino. “It’s really about who you are, the human being, that makes you beautiful,” said B, who named her mother as the most beautiful woman in the world.
“I know that women are like fine wine and we get better with age and she’s just such a glamorous, sophisticated, classy, gentle, beautiful woman.”
Other women making this year’s list include Mariah Carey, Jennifer Hudson, First Lady Michelle Obama, and Selena Gomez.