Forbes’ annual list of the World’s Highest-Paid Actors was released, with actor Robert Downey Jr. topping the list, earning $80 million this year. This is his third year in a row topping the list, and he can thank the power of the Chinese box office for his staying power.
Robert was part of two big movies between June 2014 to June 2015, those being The Judge and Avengers: Age of Ultron. Both hugely successful in the box office, especially the Avengers installment that broke numerous records and wound up bringing in $1.4 billion worldwide.
The magazine also estimated that Robert would be earning another $40 million for his upcoming movie Captain America: Civil War, where he will be reprising his infamous role as Iron Man.
The actor isn’t just a movie star, he also is father to three kids he shares with wife Susan Downey: Indio, 21, Exton, 3, and Avery, 8-months old.
Following Robert is actor Jackie Chan who earned $50 million, and then Vin Diesel at $48 million.
On Wednesday, the ladies of The View were quick to address the controversy over Kelly Osbourne’s offensive comments about Donald Trump the previous day. You can check out the full video just below.
Kelly was guest hosting on the popular talk-show on Tuesday when she got caught up in the middle of a discussion about Donald Trump and wound up saying, “If you kick all Latinos out of America, who is going to clear your toilets, Donald Trump?” Unsurprisingly, this yielded a firestorm of backlash across social media.
Whoopi Goldberg began the discussion, saying:
“I want to just start by making something clear: The point she was actually trying to make was that Donald Trump’s stance on immigration will only end up hurting people that Donald Trump is counting on. I think that’s what she was trying to say. One of the things that happens on live television is you’re trying to get you point in and you sometimes step in dog doo. It does not make you a racist…Sometimes your head works faster than your mouth, it happens.”
Following Whoopi, fellow co-host Raven Symone also defended Kelly’s comments, saying, “I’m best friends with Kelly. We’re growing a friendship closer and closer every day. I know her mother [Sharon Osbourne] and I don’t think she’d be a racist if she was friends with me. Do you know what I’m saying?”
However, Kelly didn’t get an easy pass from everybody. Nicole Wallace, who was notably away from the panel on Tuesday when Kelly made the comments, was confused about why Kelly was getting off so easy for her obviously offensive remark. Nicole said, “What struck me was that you guys know her heart, and it was so instant that you were able to forgive her. It made me wonder if we gave that kind of benefit of the doubt to people that we are ideologically opposed to, what a game changer that should be. I mean, if Ted Cruz said that, or Mike Huckabee said that, I can picture all of you in the camera saying, ‘I’m going to do something in my toilet to you.’”
However, the rest of the hosts continued to defend Kelly’s actions. Michelle Collins even noted that Kelly knew right away she had screwed up, noting “The second it came out of her mouth, you could tell, she was like, ‘What did I just say?’”
Since the incident, many people were wondering how E! News host Giuliana Rancic would respond to the situation, as Kelly Clarkson publicly ousted her when she went through a very similar situation on Fashion Police.
Giuliana however choose to take the “high road” when discussing the scandal on E! News on Tuesday night, saying that she feels she “[doesn’t] think she needs to comment.” Although she didn’t offer much commentary on the matter, Giuliana looked notably emotional when discussing Kelly’s controversy.
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— Jawn Murray (@JawnMurray) August 4, 2015
The View On Kelly Osbourne’s Donald Trump Comments