As if we needed more reason to envy the celebrity couple, George and Amal Clooney have been inaugurated to the Sunday Times rich list. The couple’s combined wealth of $184 million landing them at #790 on the list of the 1000 most affluent people in the UK and Ireland.
It shouldn’t be too surprising, considering Clooney’s turn in the $500 million generating film Gravity and Amal being one of the highest earning activists in the world.
Mark Wahlberg, who’s massive financial success grants him access to studio-funded passion projects, has found a screenwriter for his upcoming Peter Berg-directed film Six Billion Dollar Man. Damián Szifron, the writer behind the Best Foreign Film Oscar-nominated Wild Tales, has agreed to pen the film. “I couldn’t be more honored and grateful,” says Szifron, “Such a major challenge represents a great opportunity.”
The film is based on the classic show The Six Million Dollar Man and Martin Caidin’s novel Cyborg. The film will exist in the sci-fi action genre following Wahlberg as a man named Steve Austin who becomes part of a government project after an accident leaves him near death. With technology, Austin is brought back to life with robotic parts making him super-strong and the world’s first bionic man.
“The themes surrounding this property allow for the creation of a memorable sci-fi actioner as well as a bold spy thriller,” says Szifron, “I’ll do my best to deliver the strongest basis for an amazing cinematic experience.”
Pharrell Williams and comedian Kevin Hart have banded together creating a scholarship for 20 outstanding disadvantaged youths. Actor Anthony Anderson, rapper Big Sean, singer Toni Braxton and basketball superstar Chris Paul all contributed to the fund making a cool $312,500. Usher, Williams, Paul, And Hart each filmed footage surprising lucky students with the scholarships for the UNCF’s 36th annual An Evening of Stars.
Anderson once benefitted himself from a partial scholarship when he was a student at Harvard and was proud to be a part of the benefit, “My parents couldn’t afford sending me to school, so I understand firsthand,” he says, “We’re here to alleviate the burden off their shoulders.”