Witherspoon highest paid actress

Reese WitherspoonReese Witherspoon has been named the highest-paid actress in Hollywood by  the Hollywood Reporter. The 31-year-old Oscar winner earns a paycheck of $15 to $20 million per picture. Angelina Jolie came in second, though her salary for Beowulf was reportedly only $8 million. Cameron Diaz came in third, making $15 million per movie. Making $10 million to $15 million per picture are Nicole Kidman (who topped the list last year), Renee Zellweger, Sandra Bullock and Julia Roberts. Drew Barrymore, Jodie Foster and Halle Berry average around $10 million per movie.

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  1. Fart If You Love Celine • December 3, 2007 @ 6:00 PM

    I don’t like her.

  2. Gary • December 3, 2007 @ 6:02 PM

    Surely Alba makes more…

  3. Arnold • December 3, 2007 @ 8:49 PM

    I’ve said once and I will say it again. Fart if you if you love Celine is the best Web name on the Web.

    I don’t like the spoon either.

  4. Slippery Pete • December 4, 2007 @ 12:29 AM

    Who knew Cameron Diaz was still making movies???

  5. Anonymous • December 4, 2007 @ 1:31 AM

    It still kills me these people make that kind of money for the crap that’s been coming out of Hollywood in the last few years.

    But here’s something to think about – the average salary for a teacher in the U.S. is $25-30,000 per year. It would take 33-40 teachers to earn just ONE million dollars in a year. Reese earns for a SINGLE film what it would take anywhere from 500-800 teachers to earn.

    Yup – the world’s tilted on it’s axis!

  6. Nancy • December 4, 2007 @ 10:22 AM

    Yeah, and my kids teachers make more than I do….and yet I’m the one who helps them with all their work and projects, etc., and supplies all their computers and paper and ink cartridges because their teachers only let them print one page!!! So, yup. The world sure is tilted on its axis!!!!

  7. Nancy • December 4, 2007 @ 2:06 PM

    I don’t doubt that they work hard…..so do I and so does everyone else. I pulled my children out of a french immersion school that had telephones in the classroom….because the damn teacher wouldn’t stop calling and b*tching to me AT MY JOB because my son called a girl named Chelsea…Chelsea pooh!!! Freakin’ retarded!! I almost knocked the b*tch out in the hallway! My friends, family and I save all our Campbell’s soup labels (Labels for education) for them, and they don’t even use them…they give them to a school that my children don’t even go to, and still hit me up for cash for every little thing. Now these labels get them new tv’s, vcr’s and dvd players, computers, gym equipment, etc. and they won’t even consider it…I give them hundreds of labels every year!! For what? So don’t tell me about the budget crunch…we all have to deal with the government sucking us dry, we just can’t say anything because we will get fired…whereas teachers have a union to protect them!!!!

  8. Anonymous • December 4, 2007 @ 4:20 PM

    I hate unions for that express reason, and the teachers’ union is one of the most powerful there is. But, we can’t use the same sweeping brush to label them as bad. As much as I’ve wanted to cuff a teacher now and then, not all of them are bad.

    As for the labels, don’t give them to the school anymore. If they ask you why – tell them you can’t afford to pay for the soup and all the school supplies you’re forced to buy as a result of their cutbacks. Do it sweetly though; maybe then they’ll get the hint.

    Do you suppose we could appeal to Reese and these money-grubbing celebrities to send some cash our way?

  9. Honest Phil • December 5, 2007 @ 12:20 PM

    Kids today face enormous pressure to join the “Harold Potter” gangs and these hoodlums are ruining our cities. Get rid of Potter and the violence will gradually diminish, resulting in safer and friendlier environments for all.

  10. Nancy • December 5, 2007 @ 1:33 PM

    I totally agree Gina. I hear from so many other parents about kids on medications and all this ADHD stuff…and I don’t doubt that SOME do have ADHD, but I bet the majority who are diagnosed with it…don’t even have it. That teacher I spoke of, had the nerve to ask me if my son (at 5 years old) liked to hurt animals!! All because he threw a rock on the playground…and it hit another child…and SHE didn’t think that my son was remorseful enough. I mean, it’s not like he laughed or anything like that, he was 5 and……HE WAS 5!!!! She said “and don’t say that boys will be boys”. Anyone who has children of both genders, or has half a brain, will tell you that boys look, talk, act, etc. differently than girls. A good majority of these teachers…including my sons ex-teacher, do not even have children of their own, so how can they TRULY, truly understand how children act?

  11. Nancy • December 5, 2007 @ 1:39 PM

    Oh, and just a friendly reminder…..these children, are going to grow up and be the ones we rely on to keep funding our old age pensions!!!!!! Keep that in mind as these children get pumped full of Ridlin (or however the heck you spell it)!!

  12. Gina • December 5, 2007 @ 3:30 PM

    (or however the heck you spell it)!!

    Now that I like!! haha

  13. Anonymous • December 5, 2007 @ 5:38 PM

    Ritalin. The easy way out for teachers, and for most kids it should be banned.

    Valid points made, Gina and I know this is the flipside.

    As for Harry Potter being the cause, maybe we should also take away some of those damn video games that have the kids wanting to shot and blow up everything all the time.

    Too much impacts on these kids today, even the ridiculous salaries these celebrities and athletes earn that make it harder and harder for some kids to get a grip on the reality of ordinary salaries and the mundaneness of most peoples’ lives (which happens to be how we got off on this tangent).

  14. Anonymous • December 5, 2007 @ 5:39 PM

    I meant shoot, not shot (unless it’s a shot of something with the word “proof” at the end!)

  15. Nancy • December 5, 2007 @ 6:04 PM

    I’ll drink to that!!! Give me a double!

  16. Ed Davis • December 5, 2007 @ 7:41 PM

    “As for Harry Potter being the cause, maybe we should also take away some of those damn video games that have the kids wanting to shot and blow up everything all the time.”

    No, video games teach kids good hand-eye coordination, and that’s important.

  17. Nancy • December 6, 2007 @ 12:49 AM

    Don’t look at me….lol…..my kids and I play guitar hero!! We wanna be Rock Stars!!! But maybe if more kids played the violent video games with guns they wouldn’t miss during a drive-by and kill an innocent person!!!

  18. Nancy • December 6, 2007 @ 12:53 AM

    I bet Ed agrees with me on that one.

  19. Anonymous • December 6, 2007 @ 1:12 AM

    You know what they say – practice makes perfect!

    Getting memberships at the good gun clubs is so expensive these days and they get really peeved if you bring in an AK47 or Glock with the serial numbers filed off.

  20. Nancy • December 6, 2007 @ 3:06 AM

    Tell me about it! They definitely don’t like sawed off shotguns!! Tried to bring a rocket launcher in once….big mistake that was!

  21. Anonymous • December 6, 2007 @ 8:39 AM

    Grenades really p*** them off too!

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