On Celebrity’s ‘top Chef’ Cruise, Food And Fun Are On The Menu

Yes, this is Top Chef: The Cruise. I decline Roses offer, but shes not having it. No! Go! Thats what youre here for! I demur again. She insists again. Look, no one back home will believe you if you dont have a picture! Fearing that her pushing might get physical, I tell her that Im on this cruise as a journalist, that Ive met Blais a few times and that Im more interested in hearing why shes here than in acting on any fanboy tendencies of my own. Finally, she relents. But Roses vehemence makes it clear how intensely she feels about Blais and the show. And its reactions like hers that explain why Top Chef: The Cruise drew a sold-out crowd for its voyage from Miami to Cozumel and back in the spring. Rose and her fellow fans jumped at the chance to get up close and personal with some of their favorite reality-show stars or at least as up close and personal as you can get when 2,000 people are trying to do the same thing. It makes a lot of sense: Cruise ships are fishbowls anyway, floating hotels that devotees love and critics hate for some of the same reasons. (Pro: You dont have to leave the boat! Con: You cant leave the boat!) So you may as well bide your time with others who share at least one of your interests.

Celebrity-Athlete Bromances

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Now that he’s revealed himself to be the biggest fraud on the planet, that may not be the casebut during brighter days, Jake Gyllenhaal could frequently be spotted at his side. The disgraced cyclist and the actor were often seen working out together (what else would they be doing?) back in the day, circa 2006, cycling through Malibu and taking in the luscious scenery. Strangely, their relationship seemed to fall apart suddenly, apropos of nothing. Maybe Jake knew something we didn’t…or maybe he just got sick of cycling and decided to take up running instead. Scott Halleran/Getty Images Who would ever want to be friends with Johnny Manziel? By all indications, he seems to be burning all of his bridges in College Station, TX, the place that built him into the college football legend he is today. Sure, he has legions of sycophants who love what he does on the football field, but nothing about the way he conducts himself on a daily basis suggests that spending time with him would be pleasant. So Drake: Explain. The two sparked a friendship during the summer, when Manziel was forced to explain why he left the Manning Camp after missing required activities. Drake tweeted words of support at the Texas A&M quarterback, which Manziel then retweeted: You handled yourself well today. Proud of you brother! @JManziel2 Matt Leinart & Nick Lachey David Livingston/Getty Images The award for the most random bromance in existence goes to these two, who have been BFFs for quite some time. It’s unclear why the two of them became friends. It seemed to happen right around the time Matt Leinart was graduating from USC and entering the NFL draft. Simultaneously, Lachey was getting used to his post-Jessica Simpson, newly single lifestyle.

Jay Z And Beyonce Top Our List Of The Highest-Earning Celebrity Couples

Shes already been on one of her Dads songs and her parents have petitioned to trademark her name for the right to use it on anything from baby clothes to toys. Bey and Jay earned $15 million more than the No. 2 couple on our list: Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen . Like Jay Z and Knowles, Brady and Bundchen have used their fame to build bigger businesses around themselves. We estimate the couple earned a combined $80 million between June 2012 and June 2013. The highest-paid model in the world, Bundchen out-earned her football star husband by $4 million. In addition to her modelling money, Bundchen earns big off of her line of flip-flops from Brazilian footwear company Grendene. She is a part owner of the company, and its shares have doubled since 2012. Off the gridiron, Brady earns from endorsement deals with companies like Uggs and Under Armor. His new contract with the New England Patriots, which included a $30 million signing bonus, will have him playing in the NFL until hes 40 years old. To compile our list we talked to managers, agents, producers and other in-the-know folks to come up with estimates for each celebritys entertainment-related earnings. Our research was done for our Celebrity 100 list, which measures earning between June 2012 and June 2013. We did not subtract for taxes, agent fees or other expenses related to being a celebrity.