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  • Keira Knightley Reveals Shocking Salary

    She might be one of the richest actresses in the UK, but her annual wage is relatively modest.


    Keira Knightley isn't your typical celebrity.

    Despite being one of the richest U.K. stars under 30, the Begin Again actress reveals in the July issue of Glamour that she only gives herself a $50,000 (£30,000) salary.

    "I think living an expensive lifestyle means you can't hang out with people who don't live that lifestyle," the 29-year-old explains.

    "It alienates you. Some of my best most hilarious times have been in the least luxurious places."

    [Keira Knightley reveals 'verbal abuse' she received as a young actress]

    The modest number (for a movie star) is definitely surprising, considering the Sunday Times U.K. Rich List has estimated the Oscar-nominated actress's net worth to be around $50 million.

    Although Knightley has chosen smaller projects in recent years, don’t forget she already has a successful franchise (Pirates of the Caribbean) under her belt, and a lucrative endorsement deal (Chanel).Keira Knightley covers Glamour (Tom Munro)Keira Knightley covers Glamour (Tom Munro)

    However, Knightley's salary cap isn't new.

    In May 2013, the Daily Mail obtained documents

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  • Alec Baldwin Detained by Police, Calls NYC a 'Mismanaged Carnival of Stupidity'

    The actor, 56, was spotted early Tuesday morning being handcuffed by a New York City police officer for riding the wrong way on his bike.

    Alec Baldwin being taken into custody on Tuesday. (InTouch Weekly)
    Alec Baldwin was taken into police custody and, for once, the paparazzi weren't involved.

    The actor, 56, was spotted Tuesday morning being handcuffed by a New York City police officer for riding the wrong way on his bike.

    "Alec was taken into custody in order to ID him and given two summons this morning in NYC," an NYPD spokesman told Yahoo, clarifying that the star was not arrested.

    [Alec Baldwin scraps with photographer in New York]

    "One for riding his bicycle in the opposite direction of traffic and another for disorderly conduct. He was taken to the 13th Precinct and has been released."

    Baldwin's rep did not immediately reply to calls seeking comment.

    A source tells Yahoo that Baldwin was indeed riding his bike alone on the wrong side of Fifth Avenue when he was stopped by police.

    Additionally, he did not have his ID on him, which is why he had to be handcuffed and taken into the local station.

    "He became belligerent, yelling and screaming at the officers, 'I don't have ID. Just

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  • Why was Paul Giamatti even in ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′ anyway?

    Warning: Minor "Amazing Spider-Man 2" spoilers to follow!

    Paul Giamatti in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2." (Columbia Pictures)

    Warning: Minor "Amazing Spider-Man 2" spoilers to follow!

    If the trailers for “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” did one thing, it was to seriously inflate the importance of the villain known as Rhino.

    Moviegoers expecting to see a lot of Paul Giamatti’s character Aleksei Sytsevich -- a deranged thug inside a walking tank that resembles, well, a Rhino -- will have been quite disappointed. Rhino is barely even in “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” appearing during the film’s opening moments and in the final scene of the movie, some two hours later. Many viewers had likely forgotten all about the villain by that point. (Seriously, did Giamatti film his part on his lunch break from another movie?)

    So why would Sony shell out the money for an Oscar-nominated character actor like Giamatti for such a small part? Especially when they could have easily hired a lesser-known actor for a fraction of the cost (Michael Chiklis, anyone?).

    Paul Giamatti in Columbia Picture's The Amazing Spider-Man 2, starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone.

    True to the comics
    “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” is absolutely packed with

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  • Bob Hoskins: His Funniest Foul-Mouthed Quotes

    Celebrate the career of the late movie legend with his hilarious interviews.

    Bob Hoskins has died aged 71.

    His agent Lindy King has confirmed the much loved British actor was suffering from pneumonia,

    It brings the curtain down on an incredibly memorable and varied career, which saw him play nutty gangsters ('The Long Good Friday'), intergalactic plumbers ('Super Mario Bros.') and a bloke who thinks "it's good to talk" (the 1990s BT ads).

    [Bob Hoskins has died aged 71]

    The acting vet, born in Suffolk in 1942, built up a reputation as one of the most honest, foul-mouthed and entertaining film stars out there - often giving hilarious insight into his experience of the movie making process.

    Here's a whistle-stop tour through Bob Hoskins' career, with quotes from the man himself...

    On the nudity in 'Pennies From Heaven'

    "Piers Haggard, the director, asked me to take me clothes off - I come home, take me clothes off, put me pyjamas on and go to bed. But he says, 'I want full frontal.' Well, Bill Cotton [then controller of BBC1] went f**kin' bananas. 'We can't have

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  • Jamie Foxx’s Daughter Goes Mini-Electro at the ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2′ Premiere

    Leave it to an aspiring kid supervillain to steal the show from Spider-Man himself.

    Like father, like daughter... Jamie Foxx's tot Annalise dressed as Electro for the Spider-Man premiere (Credit: Reuters)

    Leave it to an aspiring kid supervillain to steal the show from Spider-Man himself. At Thursday's New York premiere of "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," Jamie Foxx's 4-year-old daughter, Annalise, did just that when she arrived sporting a full face of blue Electro makeup. The premiere scene-stealer, dressed in all black with pigtails and the baddie's signature electric-blue face, arrived in support of her movie-star dad.

    [Related: See Why Electro Turns On The Juice In 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2']

    According to Foxx, Annalise has been a Spidey super-fan long before she learned her dad was going to be a part of the Marvel movie. For her third birthday, Annalise requested a Spider-Man-themed affair, complete with an inflatable Spidey bouncing castle. As it happened, Foxx received the phone call that he'd landed the Electro role during the party, but waited to give his daughter the news at a later time, in a more exciting way.

    Jamie Foxx as freaky new villain Electro (Credit: Universal)
    "So I take her out [on set] where they do all the makeup," Foxx told

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