Hollywood news banter

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Matt Belloni, editorial director of The Hollywood Reporter, joins Kim Masters to discuss top entertainment news stories of the week.

  • How did the Queen herself make less money than Prince Philip? That’s the question facing the very expensive Netflix show ‘The Crown.’ Matt Smith, who played Prince Philip, had a way higher profile in the UK from his time as Dr. Who, whereas Claire Foy, who plays Queen Elizabeth, was not as well known before ‘The Crown’ began. Still, people are wondering why the two stars did not have pay parity for season 2, after the show had become a critical hit and awards winner.
  • One way to improve pay parity could be through inclusion riders, which more producers and agencies are starting to adopt. It’s still unclear how these riders would actually work though.




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