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| QI5l3 There's a Fine Line Between Telling the Truth and Talking Trash
The numbers game
The hottest gossip about
TV's gay quartet, the Fab
Four and a dynamic duo
Dish has always been a big fan of
numerology and thinks a lot can be
learned from looking at numbers.
For instance, take 600,000. On its own,
it's just a string of six digits.
Put a dollar sign in front of that
number, however, and it becomes a big fat
What Dish wouldn't do for $600,000.
One thing she would do is star on NBC's
"Will & Grace," and that's how much
money I'd get for one episode.
Yes, each of the four stars of the
show — SEAN HAYES, ERIC
MCCORMACK, DEBRA MESSING and
MEGAN MULLALLY — will take home
about that much per episode in the
show's eighth season, according to
Reuters. That's between $13 and $15
million a season.
NBC just inked a deal with the stars for
the upcoming season, which will include
at least 24 episodes and a show with clips
from previous episodes. The actors all
received a raise from about $400,000 per
episode this season. It's the first time
Hayes and Mullally, the "supporting"
players, will be making as much money as
Messing and McCormack.
All four actors have each won an Emmy
for their work on the show, which earned
an Emmy for Best Comedy in 2000.
While this quartet (and countless
guest stars) is still good for a few
chuckles on Thursday evenings, the loss
of "Friends" has caused W&G's ratings to
slip this season. But a lucrative
syndication deal leaves the show a
moneymaker for NBC and NBC Universal
TV Studio, the network-owned producer
Speaking of groups of four, Dish hears
that the BEATLES were so open-minded
that one of the band's members had an
intimate relationship with gay manager
Peterson, is hard at
work on a book titled
"There's a Beatle in
My Closet," about
her experiences with
Epstein and the
band. According to
newspaper MX, in
the book she says that the manager
engaged in sex acts with one of the
band's legendary members, JOHN
LENNON. PAUL MCCARTNEY, RINGO
STARR or GEORGE HARRISON.
But, of course, she won't say which
one just yet. Only McCartney and Starr
Jack (Sean Hayes) and Karen (Megan Mullally) and
all the other stars on 'Will & Grace' recently learned
they're getting big fat raises.
are still alive. Epstein died of a drug
overdose in 1967 at age 32.
Many have speculated over the years
that Epstein had an unrequited love for
Lennon. In 1992, filmmaker Christopher
Munch released "The Hours and the
Times," a movie about a fictional romance
between the two during an actual trip they
took together to Barcelona in 1963.
Sir ELTON JOHN announced last
week that he and his partner DAVID
have been an
item for 11
Well, sort of.
John told the
London that he
plan to hold a civil partnership ceremony
in Windsor in December. The United
Kingdom is allowing gay couples to take
part in civil unions beginning Dec. 5. The
unions grant gay couples the same rights
as married couples, including tax breaks
and inheritance rights.
John's publicist, Gary Farrow, later
told Reuters that the ceremony may not
be until early 2006 and he said one of the
main reasons for the union was financial.
Last week, John was in the news
because his company is losing money.
Now, he's marrying to save cash.
See, it call comes back to the numbers,
which apparently never lie.
Send comments, suggestions to
Elton John and David Furnish