The Briton and the shock-jock were placed at joint top in Forbes' annual countdown of the 'Highest-Paid TV Personalities'
What do Simon Cowell and Howard Stern both have in common? They're both dirty, stinking rich; that's what and according to the latest figures, they're both about $95 million richer than they were this time last year. According to Forbes' annual countdown of the 'Highest-Paid TV Personalities,' Cowell and Stern are joint top of this year's list, earning $5 million short of $100,000,000 in the space of the last twelve months.
Cowell has made million through his countless business ventures
Described as a "major behind-the-scenes mogul," Simon has seen his value go up even further in the past year through his job as producer; earning mega bucks from his work on The X Factor and the various ...Got Talent series that are aired across the globe. Up to 41 different countries now have their own version of The X Factor, whilst the various ...Got Talent offshoots have made him head of the biggest-selling television franchise in the world. And lets not forget the music either, as the One Direction manager has made a tidy sum through the artists signed to his SyCo label.
Judge Judith Sheindlin and Judge Judy - America's highest paid television personality Judge Judith Sheindlin,better known as Judge Judy at UCD ( University College Dublin ) where she awarded the position of Vice Presidency of the UCD law society. - Dublin, Ireland - Tuesday 9th April 2013
Son of famous TV judge is a known friend of the accused man
Judge Judy’s son, Adam Levy has found himself in a spot of hot water, being accused of interfering with a child rape case. Alexandru Hossu, 35, has been accused of twice raping a girl when she was 12 (she is now 15). Sherriff Donald Smith claims that although Levy has recused himself from the case, he is still involved and is still trying to influence the case. Hossu is Levy’s personal trainer and apparently lived at Levy’s address for a period of time.
“He is apparently trying to influence and affect the investigation, which could be perceived as an ethical violation of his official duties and perhaps even as an attempt to undermine it,” said Smith. However, Levy refutes the claims and has stated “My office acted properly in every aspect of the investigation,” whilst accusing the sherriff of making “unfounded allegations and misstatements.” Levy and Smith have clashed in the past over the issue of traffic tickets and how to handle them.
Hossu was arrested last week on the child rape charges. He made a brief appearance in court yesterday (March 26, 2013), Huffington Post report and is due back on May 7. Levy admitted that his family had known Hossu “for years” and so recused himself of the case, though the sherriff claims that decision was already made for him. Judy Shiendlin, Levy’s mother, commented that the attention over Levy’s involvement in the case was distracting from the real issue at the centre of the case; whether o not Hossu is guilty of the crimes that he has been accused of.
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TV Judge in the doghouse
Judge Judy is used to handing out the punishment, but the TV judge is now facing some possible punishment of her own after it was reported by E! Online that she’s being sued for apparently being sold fine china at a cut price deal by her producer, when it was in fact worth far more than the value she got it for.
Apparently Judge Judy Judith Sheindlin is being asked to return the china she allegedly bought, with the suit stating that the Christofle Mary Bone China was community property, but that her producer, Randall Douthit, sold it to Sheindlin for $50,000, when it's actual retail value is $514,421.14. The person making the claim is Douthit’s ex, Patric Jones, who claims that it was part of a scheme Sheindlin and Douthit concocted in order to keep her out of the sale of what was her and her ex’s community property.
For her part, Judge claims "I have not seen any complaint by the former Mrs. Douthit, however, I don't owe this lady a cent. And if this 50-year-old woman would spend her time more productively at trying to find a job, instead of abusing the judicial system with frivolous lawsuits, we would all be a lot better off,” according to TMZ.
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Judy Sheindlin and Jerry Sheindlin - Judy Sheindlin and husband Jerry Sheindlin Wednesday 14th November 2012 Women's Guild Cedars-Sinai Honors Wendy & Leonard Goldberg with Premier "Hollywood Icon" Award held at Beverly Wilshire Hotel
Judge Judy Sheindlin, Barbara Walters and Michael Feinstein - Judge Judy Sheindlin and Barbara Walters New York City, USA - The opening night of 'Dame Edna and Michael Feinstein's All About Me' at Henry Miller's Theatre - Arrivals Thursday 18th March 2010
Date of birth
21st October, 1942