Thursday, June 19, 2008

$275,000 For A Cameo?


Queen Latifiah is not pleased and when the Queen is not pleased then her lawyers get busy and get suing. Apparently Queen Latifah was in a film called "The Perfect Holiday." I didn't see it and had never heard of it previously despite the fact that it starred Terrence Howard and Gabrielle Union. I thought I had seen every film that Gabrielle Union had made, but I guess I was wrong. Wrong, wrong, wrong. Anyway, I don't think any of you saw the film either because as of today it has grossed about $5.8M.

Well the Queen sued because she was not paid what she was promised to show up in the film for a minute. She was supposed to be paid $275,000 for that minute of screen time. I am no rocket scientist but if you were to extrapolate that out to a 90 minute film, then the Queen would be asking for almost $25M.

Now, I know she is popular and I enjoy her films, but there is no way on this earth that she is worth $275,000 a minute. If she was that popular and that in demand, then this damn film would have made more than $5.8M. I mean Lindsay Lohan's bomb of a film made more than that. You can make $5.8M just by opening in enough theatres on a busy weekend because people will go see your film when everything else is sold out.

$5.8M is like getting that first 400 points for free on your SAT. Everyone gets it. That is not to say that the Queen is not due her money. I mean a deal is a deal is a deal, but I'm guessing this film lost a bunch of money. I know the Queen is going to probably get married soon, and has some extra expenses headed her way, but I don't think she is going to get a dime from this effort. She will end up paying her attorneys way more than she will ever recover.

2 comments:

Single said...

She also narrates the film

nothingsacred said...

sadly, i've seen it (or at least some of it, my dad is a bit of a sap and loves obscure holiday movies. oh and Gabrielle Unions ass.)

But yeah, I thought she was the narrator.

And if she was promised the salary, its not her fault they're not paying what they promised...

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