Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Live:From the Red Carpet!
Originally Posted by Sally Struthers
It's true. I asked for a $75000 appearance fee at first but they refused so we negotiated down to $50000 plus a week long spa vacation and my own trailer. The producer told me that the big prize cost them about $350 since they threw in buffet coupons in addition to the "deluxe accomodations." It was the easiest money I've made in a long time.
I'm a big fan of gameshows and have made a living on the celebrity gameshow circuit for much of the last decade. They pay well, they feed you, it keeps you in the spotlight, and it takes like an hour. What more can you ask for? Look what Joan "Miss Center Square" Rivers has done. After her talkshow failed she went on to Hollywood Squares (pre Whoopie) and it rejuvinated her career. I saw her on QVC the other night again selling her jewelry line. That's big bucks!
I wonder if Star Jones asked Whoopie how to usurp Joan's gigs so she could take over on E! ... Watch out Joan. I hear Oprah's sidekick/tag along/leacherous sponge/best friend Gayle King is trying to land a jewelry/fragrance brand on The Home Shopping Network.
Sal you are so right. Hollywood Squares came at a low time for me - post talk show success and pre my Edgar suicide comeback. Edgar as still around so I was getting no offers. Squares was a hit, I got well paid and when Edgar died I was hot product in the industry again. And QVC is a real money spinner for me. You think I give a shit about the quality of the product? Of course not! But somehow I landed this gig and it's keeping Melissa's kid in diapers since her lowlife father is paying nothing. Melissa didn't even sign a pre-nup Sal! She kept going on about true love and shit like that and now her husband is getting some of my hard earned cash!
As for Gayle King, whats the name of her perfume? Eau de Talentless? Eau de Leech? Eau de being a friend of Oprah is giving me a fucking career? Probably none of those but you get the idea. What next? Steadman on QVC advertising KY jelly?
And as for Star Jones, that piece of trash deserves her gay husband. You know how I know Star's fiance is gay? I heard that he does not find Star sexually attractive and when they had sex in the missionary position HE is the one faking orgasms. Star suspected nothing until they had sex in a different position (let's just say they weren't facing each other). Out of natural habit and instinct, when it came to time to fake an orgasm in this position, he just spat on Star's back. Take from that what you will!
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"I knew I was an unwanted baby when I saw that my bath toys were a toaster and a radio."
Ricki Lake and Oprah Winfrey have gained and lost 300lbs between them over the years - that's one whole Kirstie Alley!
Last edited by Joan Rivers; Sep 28th, 2004 at 04:36 PM.