Jessica Simpson's Billion Dollar Biz; Charlize Theron Bargain Date; Carrie Fisher Veers into Jabba Territory
12.08.10 by REELZ
ReelzChannel Celebrity Rundown
Comedian Kathy Griffin got a good laugh at a recent USO "Salute the Troops" event, telling the audience that frequent USO host Jessica Simpson couldn't be there because "she couldn't fit in the hangar." Meanwhile, Simpson's laughing all the way to the bank as her brand of fashion and accessories has made $750M this year (and was valued at nearly $1 billion by Women's Wear Daily) partly because she looks like "the girl next door."
The bidding on two Lakers courtside seats in support of Charlize Theron's HIV/Aids charity were slow until the star offered herself up as the winner's date. That pushed the price to $20K, which we believe is still the best bargain of the 2010 holiday shopping season.
Star Wars Update: Creator George Lucas has just dropped $25M on a six-bedroom, four-bath Santa Barbara beach house that was originally listed for $37.5M. Meanwhile, at the premiere of her new HBO documentary Wishful Drinking, Carrie Fisher is looking less like Princess Leia and more like Jabba the Hutt.
Wham!'s 1984 hit Last Christmas tops the list of most downloaded Christmas tunes, beating out Mariah Carey's All I Want For Christmas Is You and even Bing Crosby's White Christmas. Band Aid's Do They Know It's Christmas?, recently pegged by creator Bob Geldof as one of the worst songs in history, comes in at #4.