Robert Downey, JR.

Escalon Times - - ENTERTAINMENT - By Tony Rizzo By Tony Rizzo

We have good news and Forbes mag­a­zine has re­leased bad news for “Down­ton Abbey” a list of the high­est­paid fans. The sixth sea­son ac­tors in films from of the award-win­ning Bri­tish June 2014 to June 2015. drama has been filmed and is The big win­ner was Robert ready for its Jan­uary pre­miere. Downey, Jr. with $80 mil­lion The bad news is that this will from “Iron Man,” “The be the last sea­son for “Down­ton Avengers” se­quel and the Abbey.” The fifth sea­son up­com­ing “Cap­tain Amer­ica: was watched by more than 25 Civil War,” due May 6. mil­lion view­ers, and in its run

The No. 2 spot went to re­ceived 51 Emmy nom­i­na­tions, Jackie Chan, who earned win­ning 11, along with $50 mil­lion for his film three Golden Globe awards. work in China. His latest,

Why would a show that’s so “Dragon Blade,” a his­tor­i­cal pop­u­lar and award-wor­thy ac­tion film with John end its run? Ap­par­ently, the Cu­sack and Adrien Brody, ac­tors were signed up for only has just been re­leased in six sea­sons. Now that most the U.S. of them have be­come stars

The third spot is filled by work­ing in other medi­ums, “Fast & Fu­ri­ous” star Vin the show can’t pay the salaries Diesel with $47 mil­lion. they’d have to for them to re­sign. “Fast & Fu­ri­ous 7” took in So en­joy it while you can. $1.5 bil­lion, and you know

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Melissa McCarthy is on her the prof­its. His next, “The way to su­per­star­dom. In 2011 Last Witch Hunter,” with she re­ceived an Os­car nom­i­na­tion Michael Caine and Eli­jah for best sup­port­ing Wood, is com­ing Oct. ac­tress in “Brides­maids” and 23; and “Billy Lynn’s Long her first Emmy nom­i­na­tion for “Mike & Molly.” She took Half­time Walk,” with Gar­rett home the Emmy that year and Hed­lund, Kris­ten Stewart, was nom­i­nated the next three Steve Martin and Chris years. “Brides­maids” made Tucker, hits the­aters Novem­ber $288 mil­lion, fol­lowed by 2016. “The Heat,” co-star­ring San­dra

Fourth in line is Bradley Bul­lock, which earned Cooper, who wisely took $230 mil­lion. Her next film, over pro­duc­ing “Amer­i­can “Tammy,” which she pro­duced Sniper” when Steven Spiel­berg with Will Fer­rell and passed on it. “Sniper” Adam McKay, was di­rected cost $58 mil­lion and reaped by her hus­band, Ben Fal­cone. $547 mil­lion at the box of­fice. It cost $20 mil­lion and Cooper’s next films are earned $100 mil­lion. Then the cook­ing drama “Burnt,” she starred with Bill Mur­ray with Si­enna Miller, Matthew in “St. Vin­cent,” which cost Rhys, Uma Thur­man $13 mil­lion and earned $55 and Emma Thompson, mil­lion. But pair­ing her with out Nov. 23; David O. Rus­sell’s Jason Statham in “Spy” was “Joy,” star­ring Jen­nifer pure ge­nius. At a cost of $65 Lawrence, Robert DeNiro mil­lion, they hit the jack­pot, and Diane Ladd, de­but­ing rak­ing in $230 mil­lion so far. Christ­mas Day; and

Her next film, “Michelle the crim­i­nal/com­edy drama Dar­nell,” with Kris­ten Bell, “Arms and the Dudes” “Game of Thrones” star Peter (which he’s pro­duc­ing), costar­ring Din­klage, Kathy Bates Miles Teller and Jonah and Margo Martin­dale, is Hill, com­ing in March be­ing pro­duced by Melissa 2016. and Ben, as well as Will Fer­rell,

No. 5 on the list is Adam Adam McKay and Chris San­dler, thanks to his re­cent Henchy, will hit screens April deal with Net­flix and 8. We’ll see her in “Ghost­busters,” his up­com­ing Sept. 25 re­lease with SNL stars Kris­ten of the an­i­mated “Ho­tel Wiig and Kate McKin­non, Transylvania 2” (he’s out July 22. As if that wasn’t Drac­ula). San­dler’s up­com­ing enough to keep her busy, she slate in­cludes “The and hus­band Ben are shoot­ing Ridicu­lous Six” (which he a pi­lot, “Friends With Melissa,” wrote, di­rects and stars in) inspired by watch­ing with Will Forte, Steve Buscemi, fel­low Groundlings (an Im­prov Rob Sch­nei­der, Jon com­edy group) who go Lovitz, Blake Shel­ton and on to star in block­buster comedies Dan Aykroyd, due Dec. 11. and win Os­cars while

In sixth spot is Tom they’re busy writ­ing for chil­dren’s Cruise, thanks to pro­duc­ing tele­vi­sion. McCarthy his re­cent $440 mil­lion will ap­pear in the pi­lot, and gross­ing “Mis­sion Im­pos­si­ble: Fal­cone prob­a­bly will di­rect. Rogue Na­tion.” The

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Seven shows are tee­ter­ing Bol­ly­wood ac­tors Amitabh on the brink of can­cel­la­tion Bachchan, Sal­man Khan due to de­clin­ing rat­ings. At and Ak­shay Ku­mar, who CBS, “Hawaii Five-0” and each earned about $33 mil­lion. “CSI” are on thin ice. At ABC, “The Mid­dle,” “Castle” and

Mark Wahlberg rounded “Nashville” are iffy. At the out the top 10 with $32 mil­lion. CW it’s “Hart of Dixie,” and His next three films are at Fox it’s “The Mindy Pro­ject.” “Mo­jave,” “Daddy’s Home” You can save them with and “Deep­wa­ter Hori­zon.” emails, texts and letters be­fore

Typ­i­cally women earned they’re tossed into the less than men. The topearn­ing re­run abyss, and we have to ac­tress was Jen­nifer en­dure them for­ever ‘cause Lawrence with $52 mil­lion. there’s noth­ing else to watch!

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