Hollywood Hotline — May 5, 2010

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david rancken kvil 2 385x24012 Hollywood Hotline    May 5, 2010

Time to slowdown for the lowdown…

TIM BURTON’s ALICE IN WONDERLAND has become the moviemaker’s most successful film, landing him a place in the all-time top 10 box office hits.  It has made $928.9 million around the world, and, as a result, has nudged The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers out of the top 10.

When Halle Berry and Gabriel Aubry announced they’d split after four years of dating, they insisted the breakup was amicable.  But sources tell the new issue of Us Weekly  that this followed months of bitter bickering behind closed doors.  Aubry raked in an estimated $700,000 a year, Berry would only focus on his career disappointments, including his failed Cuban eatery, Cafe Fuego, in NYC, which opened in 2006 and closed less than two years later. “Halle called him a loser,” a source tells Us. “She’d rub it in his face that she’s an Oscar-winning actress and he’s just a model.

NBC says Conan O’Brien lied during his “60 Minutes” interview. Network sources claim Conan was flat out wrong when he said NBC gave him the axe rather than Leno because Jay’s buyout would have been bigger. Sources say the buyouts for Conan and Jay were roughly the same. Conan took home $32.5 million from his severance package with NBC.  NBC sources say the show would not only have lost more than $5 million this year had they kept Conan on, but the loss was specifically discussed with Conan.

Jimmy Fallon will host the the Primetime Emmys  on Aug. 29. The awards show will air live coast-to-coast.  “Jimmy was the natural choice as one of the most promising and likable young entertainers who will now have the chance to display his many talents on television’s biggest night,” said Paul Telegdy, NBC’s executive vice president of alternative programming, in a statement. “  Fallon says, “Hosting the Emmys has been a dream of mine ever since they told me I was doing it.”

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