The new batch of celebs who’ll be living in the ‘Big Brother’ house for another season of drama are filling with one thing in common — starting salaries … TMZ has learned.
Sources familiar with the contacts for all 12 stars in season 2 of “Celebrity Big Brother” tell us each of them will rake in $ 100k … just for entering the house. The winner can walk away with an additional $ 250k.
In other words, Anthony Scaramucci isn’t more important than Dina Lohan this year … at least not from the jump, money-wise.
Our production sources also tell us the houseguests had been sequestered in separate hotel rooms for 4 days prior to entering the house Wednesday. We’re told CBS brass didn’t want anyone in the cast knowing who else was set to appear until the premiere.
Other celebs set to appear on ‘CBB’ include Natalie Eva Marie, Ryan Lochte, Joey Lawrence, Kato Kaelin, Lolo Jones, Tom Green, Kandi Burruss, Tamar Braxton, Jonathan Bennett and Ricky Williams.
Side note … the American version of ‘CBB’ doesn’t pay nearly as much as its U.K. counterpart. Just look at what Speidi made, not to mention Ray J. Big difference.
Just the possibility of President Trump‘s impeachment was enough for the Escobar family to collect millions upon millions of bucks … according to Pablo’s bro, who’s pissed GoFundMe censored his cause.
Sources connected to Pablo Escobar‘s brother, Roberto, tells TMZ … his ByeByeTrump GoFundMe campaign had raised upwards of $ 10 mil while the page was still live … for just 10 hours.
The crowdfunding site yanked the page to investigate where the money was going. A screenshot of the page prior to it getting shut down shows a balance of $ 10,786,980.
We broke the story … Roberto and the rest of Escobar Inc. started the campaign in an effort to impeach the U.S. Prez. They were gunning for $ 50 million to finance “intelligence research, lobby firms and lawyers” they said would help get Trump impeached in the States.
In response, GoFundMe pulled the page pending more clarification on the funds’ use and purpose. Our sources say the Escobars responded to GoFundMe with the info they wanted … but the page was still down as of Thursday.
We’ve reached out to GoFundMe for comment … so far, no word back.
A rep for Escobar Inc. — the holding company dedicated to the late Colombian drug kingpin — tells us that it plans on taking its impeachment efforts to another site, where they’ll be accepting cryptocurrency donations instead of government regulated funds.
We’re told the Escobars believe the U.S. government (and Trump himself) got involved in derailing their efforts … but insist they won’t be deterred.
Buena suerte, y’all.
Cristiano Ronaldo claims the former U.K. “Celebrity Big Brother” star who publicly accused him of emotionally abusing and threatening her is lying … insisting he’s never even met the woman.
As we previously reported, fashion model Jasmine Lennard went off on social media this week — claiming she had secretly dated Ronaldo for a decade and was subjected to all sorts of disgusting behavior, including death threats.
Lennard even posted audio clips she claimed captured Ronaldo making offensive comments — but there’s one huge problem, Ronaldo claims the voice on the tapes is NOT him.
“Mr. Ronaldo has no specific recollection of meeting Ms. Lennard 10 years ago or at any point,” his legal team tells TMZ Sports.
“He has not had a relationship with her and he has not had any contact with her, whether in the last 18 months as Ms Lennard suggests, or otherwise.”
“The voice notes posted by Ms Lennard on social media are not of Mr. Ronaldo. Mr. Ronaldo will take appropriate legal action in due course.”
Lennard has since deleted her entire Twitter account — including the voice messages.
Cristiano Ronaldo has called in his lawyers after a British reality star made serious allegations against him on social media this week … and we’re told CR7 adamantly denies all wrongdoing.
Jasmine Lennard — a UK fashion model who starred on the British version of “Celebrity Big Brother” — went off on Ronaldo on Twitter … claiming they dated for 10 years, during which she was subjected to emotional abuse and threats.
Lennard claims she recently watched “Surviving R. Kelly” and was inspired to speak out against Ronaldo … and feels compelled to help Kathryn Mayorga, the woman who is suing Cristiano for rape.
We’re told the soccer star views Lennard’s allegations as “false and defamatory” and his lawyers are already handling the situation.
As we previously reported, Ronaldo is being sued by Mayorga — who claims Ronaldo raped her in a Las Vegas hotel room back in 2009. She had initially filed a police report describing the alleged crime — but didn’t identify Ronaldo by name.
In her lawsuit, Mayorga says she later accepted a $ 375,000 payment in exchange for her silence — but now, she wants that agreement voided.
The Las Vegas Metro Police Dept. has also reopened the Mayorga case — though no charges have been brought against the soccer star.
Brandon Church — the late brother of country star Eric Church — died as a result of chronic alcoholism … TMZ has learned.
According to the autopsy report obtained by TMZ … Brandon had a clinical history of alcohol withdrawal-induced seizure disorder — meaning he had a history of binge drinking and trying to quit … which would trigger a seizure.
As we reported … Brandon suffered 2 seizures when he died last June in Granite Falls, North Carolina. The second seizure — suffered while he was on his way to the hospital — appears to have sent him into cardiac arrest.
According to the autopsy, the alcohol abuse also caused a thickening of his heart, coronary artery disease and liver damage.
Brandon, who had written a handful of songs over the years with his famous brother, was 36.
Kevin Spacey was allegedly molested by his father — and it’s something he first endured, but later enjoyed before becoming a monster himself … at least that’s what his brother is claiming.
Randy Fowler went on ‘The Drew and Mike‘ podcast out of Detroit hours after Spacey appeared in a Massachusetts courthouse for arraignment in his sexual assault case.
Randy, Kevin’s estranged older brother, says they were both molested by their dad. Randy says he was able to escape it in early adulthood but, apparently, Kevin didn’t. Randy says Kevin stuck around the family home for years to come and claims he morphed into their father, who Randy calls the “creature.”
Kevin pled not guilty to felony indecent assault and battery in the Mass. case.
As for his brother’s allegations — we’ve reached out to Spacey’s attorney for comment, but no word back yet.