Sideshow: Sofia Vergara likes to earn

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi. Rumors untrue, Ellen says.
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi. Rumors untrue, Ellen says.
Posted: December 13, 2013

Sofia Vergara likes to earn

Sofia Vergara, 40, is one of the best-paid TV stars, having reportedly made $30 mil last year. And she's OK with it.

"I'm not ashamed to say I love making money," the Modern Family star tells Glam Belleza Latina magazine. "I like business, and the truth is I save way more than I spend. I invest. I plan for the future."

The Colombian thesp said she'd been serious about money since she gave birth to her son, Manolo, when she was 19. "I had a child to support," she says.

Ellen: It's not true!

Ellen DeGeneres on Wednesday attacked tabloid reports that her marriage with Porta de Rossi is crumbling. "There's not one ounce of truth to any of it," she said. "I'm very happily married. In fact, the only thing we ever argue about is who loves who more."

Gossipland tidbits 'n' pieces

JWoww hasn't spoken with her former Jersey Shore costar The Situation "in about a year," she says on Bethanny Frankel's talk show. . . . DJ Angie Martinez of NYC's Hot 97, a longtime pal of Beyoncé and Jay Z, tells the new issue of Life & Style, "I absolutely think you'll see Beyoncé having another baby in the next year or two." . . . Jason Derulo wrote the song "Marry Me" for gf Jordin Sparks, but not as a real wedding proposal, he tells Hollyscoop. . . . " Kim Kardashian Debuts Post-Baby Bikini Body, Stunning Weight Loss," Us Weekly mag says of its next cover story. . . . Glee and Rock of Ages director and So You Think You Can Dance judge Adam Shankman, 49, has entered rehab for treatment of an undisclosed malady (or addiction). . . . Joan Jett has sent a letter demanding SeaWorld stop using her song, "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" as the opening music "for its cruel and abusive" orca show. Jett cited the film Blackfish, which charges that keeping killer whales in captivity is cruel.

Educating our future leaders

Before becoming a reality star, The Hills' Spencer Pratt was a bona fide college student at the University of Southern California. He lost interest in school when he became such an important cultural icon 10 years ago.

Now Pratt, 30, tells MTV he's finally finished all his classes and is ready to graduate! He studied politics, he says.

When prison is a blessing

"Prison saved my life - and gave me a second chance at being a mother," Teen Mom alum Amber Portwood, 23, tells In Touch after completing a 17-month prison sentence for domestic violence and drug possession. "Before prison . . . I was addicted to drugs and didn't care about anything else." That included her then 3-year-old daughter, Leah.

But now she cares. Lots.

One Direction rules, dude!

One Direction's Midnight Memories debuted this week atop the Billboard album charts, selling 546,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The band has made history by becoming the first act to have each of its first three records debut at No. 1!

Eminem's The Marshall Mathers LP 2 is at No. 2 with 199,000 while Garth Brooks' Walmart-exclusive boxed set, Blame It All on My Roots debuted at No. 3 with 164,000.


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