Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Holy CRAP I'm in the wrong line of work

Hugh Laurie Gets a Raise - 'House' star may also get a producing credit - Zap2it:
"Hugh Laurie will reportedly become one of TV's highest-paid stars under the teams of a new deal with Universal Media Studios.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Laurie's pact will keep him with his hit FOX drama 'House' through the 2011-12. The trade paper says Laurie's new salary would be in the roughly $400,000 per episode, or more than $9 million per season.

Laurie, whose original 'House' salary was only in the mid-five figure range, may also get a producing credit of some sort. The Emmy nominated star's last salary bump had come in the summer of 2006 when his per-episode rate increased to $250,000-$300,000.

Even after the new deal, Laurie's salary will still lag behind his network cohort Kiefer Sutherland, who makes roughly $500,000 per '24' episode. Both FOX stars can only envy exiting 'CSI: Crime Scene Investigation' star William Petersen, who makes a reported $600,000 per episode."

Zebron and James