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Posted Monday 2/12/18 at 8:22PM EST
Megyn Kelly: "You must be a pig" when negotiating your TV salary
On this morning's Megyn Kelly Today, Kelly -- reported to be earning $23 million a year at NBC -- brought up Ellen Pompeo's recent frank discussion about her Grey's Anatomy salary to her actress guests. “Actually, when you’re in a contract negotiation, you must be greedy,” Kelly said. “I always say, having practiced law for ten years, you must be a pig. That is the time to be comfortable just going for it.”
Posted Friday 2/09/18 at 5:53AM EST
Ellen Pompeo was moved by the reaction to her stunningly frank discussion of her Grey’s Anatomy salary
Pompeo told Jimmy Kimmel she was initially “nervous” about The Hollywood Reporter article on becoming "TV's $20 Million Woman." Pompeo said she was worried she would get in trouble because “I have quite a big mouth and I’m honest to a fault, which in print can get you in trouble sometimes.” She added: “I’m grateful that it was received in the way in which I intended it to be, which was as an empowering story for woman and to also, you know, be very honest about my faults and my shortcomings.”
Posted Thursday 2/08/18 at 6:30PM EST
Catt Sadler may sue over her E! pay dispute
Sadler hinted she's contemplating legal action in an interview with fellow E! News alum Maria Menounos. “By the way," she said, "there is something called the equality — the pay act … it is unlawful to discriminate, it is sexual discrimination, so you better believe that people are going to say on record what protects them in a certain, particular instance,” she said.
Posted Monday 2/05/18 at 3:25PM EST
Maria Menounos on Catt Sadler: E! can’t pay everybody the same salary
Menounos, who has worked for E! News, Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood and Extra, cited LeBron James in defending E!'s unequal pay. "Sometimes there are those key players that are going to make more, who are seemingly doing the same thing, but have a bigger career, bigger name — a bigger name that they've built that is commanding of more money,” she tells the Associated Press. “So, there are going to be instances where it's not always equal.”
Posted Friday 1/26/18 at 1:32PM EST
Six male BBC presenters agree to pay cuts amid controversy over equal pay with female presenters
The pay controversy stemmed from last year's revelation that the highest-paid men at BBC earned more than four times that of the highest-paid women.
Posted Wednesday 1/24/18 at 4:39PM EST
Jodie Whittaker made sure she got paid the same Doctor Who salary as Peter Capaldi
"It's an incredibly important time and the notion (of equal pay) should be supported,” the actress tell Digital Spy. "It's a bit of a shock that it's a surprise to everyone that it should be supported! I know I do not speak just on behalf of the women here, I speak on behalf of the men and the women.”
Posted Tuesday 1/23/18 at 9:15PM EST
TV actors and writers are using an anonymous Google database to compare their salaries
The separate databases, which include information about race and gender, aim to help improve salary equality. "Please help us achieve parity by sharing any info you are willing to. Thanks!!" reads the writers database, which is currently public. (The actors database is private.) Women in Film founder Melissa Silverstein, who shared the Google Doc on Tuesday, told The Hollywood Reporter earlier this month: "For women in Hollywood, the system was created to isolate them from each other and to pit them against one another. Women are taking back the power by sharing the information in a way that has never been done before."