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do these people realize no one gives a shit???

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by boogie hands, Mar 9, 2003.

  1. boogie hands

    boogie hands 12oz Legend

    Joined: Feb 15, 2001 Messages: 16,059 Likes Received: 13
    this is what i saw when i signed on today.....(and what AOL deems as news worthy)

    NEW YORK (March 8) - Fans of HBO's popular drama "The Sopranos" may have to "fuhgeddabout" another season after James Gandolfini, the actor who plays the family patriarch, filed a lawsuit seeking a release from his contract.

    But viewers shouldn't count out "The Sopranos" just yet. A source close to Gandolfini said the actor believes he is underpaid relative to other small-screen stars, and that he would like to return for a fifth season if a deal can be reached.

    "This suit is really about Jim (Gandolfini) being paid fair market value, like other stars of network television shows, and he expects it to be settled in a friendly way," the source said.

    Gandolfini, a two-time Emmy award winner for his portrayal of conflicted mob boss Tony Soprano, alleged in a suit filed in California that HBO violated a clause in his contract when it failed to notify him of a $20 million deal it struck with David Chase, the show's creator.

    "This is nothing more than a further renegotiation tactic by an actor in a binding contract," said HBO spokesman Quentin Schaffer.

    An end to "The Sopranos," which broke records for a cable show last year by pulling in 13.4 million viewers for its premiere, would be a huge blow to HBO, the subscription cable channel owned by AOL Time Warner .

    "The Sopranos" is HBO's most popular show, and it paved the way for a string of HBO hits such as "Six Feet Under" and "Curb Your Enthusiasm." The show's fifth season was scheduled to begin shooting in April, a spokesman said.

    Gandolfini receives about $400,000 an episode under a deal renegotiated after the first season of "The Sopranos," according to Variety, roughly in line with stars like Martin Sheen of NBC's "The West Wing" but far below the $1.6 million per episode paid to Kelsey Grammer for NBC's "Frasier."

    Network television shows generate advertising revenue, while commercial-free HBO derives its revenue solely from subscriptions. HBO's business model makes it difficult to calculate exactly how much "The Sopranos" -- and Gandolfini -- are worth.

    "Unfortunately there's no way to quantify it," HBO spokesman Schaffer said of the show. "But we know it's valuable."

    Several other actors on "The Sopranos," including Michael Imperioli, who plays Christopher Moltisanti; Tony Sirico, who plays Paulie Walnuts; and Jamie Lynn-Sigler, who plays Meadow Soprano, have recently renegotiated their contracts in recent months, according to reports in industry trade publications.

    "Gandolfini has always been extremely supportive of his fellow cast members," said a source familiar with the production. "It would seem out of character that he would want to do something to jeopardize a financially rewarding year for his fellow cast."

    Gandolfini and "Sopranos" production company Brillstein-Grey were not immediately available for comment."



    this shit kills me....$400,000 an episode....mabey this no talent shit doesnt realize it but he makes more in a year than most americans make in a life time and hes bitching??? this thread isnt even about some overpaid, cut-rate shmuck on an hbo series....its about people putting too much worth on themselves and the masses putting too much worth on these people....this is the "im not worth a damn thing but somehow ive been elevated to star status" thread....feel free to talk about movie stars, sports stars, frank sinatra, elvis, the kennedy family and various other garbage that americans worship on a daily basis without second thought....

    what about steven hawking??? what about edward said??? what about your 9th grade teacher that helped your sorry, flunking ass make it to the 10th grade??? what about the kid whos smarter than all of you..who wants to teach high school english because he feels education is going to shit and he would rather make a difference than the extra $20,000 a year teaching college??? what about that??? exactly...this country is so full of trash that i honestly doubt 80% of america could even tell me who the first two people i mentioned are. this 80 percent is why the james gandolfinis' of the world exist and the small percentage of people who are actually MAKING A DIFFERENCE in the world and the worlds way of thinking are doomed to a life of obscurity...unappreciated by the masses and more or less ignored....we dont all have what it takes to be one of the people listed above but we can all make an effort to appreciate these people more and treat (what society deems) the "idols" of our time as what they are....nothing.

    this concludes the boogie hand "spontaneous rant" thread....
     
  2. Rectum

    Rectum Senior Member

    Joined: Nov 13, 2002 Messages: 1,501 Likes Received: 0
    gayest thread ever.......
    the sopranos is not a "not talent" show its damn good
     
  3. GLIK$

    GLIK$ Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Jul 23, 2002 Messages: 22,277 Likes Received: 117
    This is so fucked up. The guy makes more an episode now then a vast majority of the nation makes in an entire year or even life time. But rather then being happy with what he gets, which is more than ANYONE deserves to make for pretending to be something, he has to threaten to leave if he doesnt makes more than four hundred grand an episode. LET HIM LEAVE! The show will continue with or without him, its as simple has having him being poped off at the end of the season. :shake head: :shake head:


    I HATE PEOPLE.
     
  4. Rectum

    Rectum Senior Member

    Joined: Nov 13, 2002 Messages: 1,501 Likes Received: 0
    the show probably wouldnt continue without him as he is integral to the plot... that show has entertained me for many many hours and has put a little a happiness into millions of people's lives...he deserved the extra$$$!!!

    dont forget they were offering jerry seinfield 5 million an episode if he continues
     
  5. FifTy CaL.

    FifTy CaL. Junior Member

    Joined: Feb 18, 2003 Messages: 150 Likes Received: 0
    too drunk to give a shit about meaningless shows in which does not depict the actuality of mafia life.....
     
  6. When

    When 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: May 4, 2000 Messages: 10,294 Likes Received: 3
    i expect tease to respond how he did
    as far as rectum i cant expect him to put much thought into life

    the entertainment industry is indeed a sick perverted life
    these fucks think they deserve the 'big bucks' for saying some lines
    boogie said it all, these people dont deserve half of what they are getting paid.
    what happened to the time when sports stars played the game because they loved it?
    and didnt get a twisted ankle and sit out the whole season

    celebrities for the most part are just pussies
     
  7. Dick Quickwood

    Dick Quickwood 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Aug 25, 2002 Messages: 14,783 Likes Received: 14
    this is whats wrong with america. thats why im going to be an alcoholic when i grow up
     
  8. When

    When 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: May 4, 2000 Messages: 10,294 Likes Received: 3
    shoot for the stars
    im already there
     
  9. sneak

    sneak Guest

    a fine example of people being payed to much is when you see Ruvaldo (football / soccer player) getting £90,000 a week. how on earth could you even begin to try and spend that much cash per week.
     
  10. Dick Quickwood

    Dick Quickwood 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Aug 25, 2002 Messages: 14,783 Likes Received: 14

    congrats
     
  11. When

    When 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: May 4, 2000 Messages: 10,294 Likes Received: 3
    thanks boss
     
  12. beardo

    beardo Guest

    as much as i agree that basically everyone in the entertainment industry makes way too much money, you need to accept it that its usually what they deserve. dont forget that these people make billions more for the big production companies. all they're asking for is their fair share of the pie. you would too if johnny moneybags CEO is making 40 million off a movie/tv show you starred in, which you only got paid one million to do. dude's just trying to keep it proportional.

    what you should really be concerned with, is how stupid people are for becoming mindless drones, letting movies and tv run their lives. if we didnt spend so much money on it, everyone would be worth less.
     
  13. sans sheriff

    sans sheriff Senior Member

    Joined: Feb 20, 2003 Messages: 1,269 Likes Received: 42
    You still use AOL?!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    BAH!
     
  14. boogie hands

    boogie hands 12oz Legend

    Joined: Feb 15, 2001 Messages: 16,059 Likes Received: 13
    believe me...i definatly see that but at the same time i just cant seem to care about someone making millions a year being exploited...it certanly isnt newsworthy....

    whatever...thats life
     
  15. Vanity

    Vanity Veteran Member

    Joined: Apr 11, 2000 Messages: 7,673 Likes Received: 6
    word, if it wasn't in his pockets, it'd be in the company's.
    and yes, it isn't newsworthy.
    and why are you using aol?
     
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