America’s Got Talent Winnings Are Not As They Seem
America’s Got Talent made history when it crowned Kodi Lee, a pianist and vocalist who is blind and autistic, the Season 14 winner! Even though they say on the show he is the winner of $1 million, it seems like that’s a generous comment …. and it’s kind of complicated!
What the contract actually says is “the prize, which totals $1 million, is payable in a financial annuity over forty years, or the contestant may choose to receive the present cash value of such annuity.” What does that mean? That Kodi, or any other winner is not an instant millionaire.
If he opted for the first payment option he’ll get about $25k for the next 40 years from AGT – not taking into account taxation of that money. If he wanted to receive the payment instantly, he’d only pocket about $150-200k – a lot LESS than the $1 million that they boast about on TV.
He’ll still headline three shows in Las Vegas in November as part of the prize.
For the low cost of 99 cents you could have Samuel L Jackson be the voice on your Amazon Alexa device! In order to capture the tone, Amazon is using a “new neutral text to speech technology” which allows the Alexa device to replicate Jackson’s vocals.So far, Jackson is the only celebrity that has been announced as being available, but we think this is just the beginning!
Brad Pitt is rumored to have a new girlfriend. Her name is Sat Hari Khalsa, and she’s a holistic healer and jewelry designer. The unexpected duo first sparked hookup rumors a year ago when they were photographed at a music gala. They spent the evening sitting side by side, laughing and talking intimately. Apparently their relationship isn’t too heavy or serious, but they’re only 5 years apart. Brad is 55 and Sat Hari is 50
Do you believe in participation trophies?
If you ask Justin Moore he’ll have a VERY strong opinion on this.
He has four kids and he’s speaking out about the idea of participation trophies, just for being present. He claims they do more harm than good In the long run.
“It’s important in life that you understand and learn how to fail and how to succeed, because you can be good or bad at either. You’re gonna lose a lot in life and you’re gonna win some. I think it teaches you how to do both of those things because you’re going to have to know how to do it.”
Justin has been the coach for his oldest two daughter’s softball teams, where he claims he is just another parent and not a famous one.
Jurassic World 3 is coming to theaters in June of 2021 and it looks like the main actors from the original Jurassic Park will reprise their roles and join Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard in the new Jurassic World 3! Laura Dern, Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum have been confirmed to return.
The ratings were very strong for the new Kelly Clarkson Show. The show scored the best debut ratings for a new syndicated series since Katie Couric in 2012!