However: That check bounced, a Komen rep told us and they have no record of receiving a replacement. Siegel maintains that Komen received $1,400 from Funniest Celebrity. Where did the rest of the money go? Besides event costs, tax forms cite expenses such as rent, phone, travel, Web site and Siegels fee. Unlike previous years, he drew no salary in 2009. In 2010, he was paid $4,225; in 2011, it was $21,559. (Tax forms for 2012, when there was no Funniest Celebrity event, were not available.) Joe the Plumber Wurzelbacher performs at Funniest Celebrity in 2009. (Dan Zak / The Washington Post) Doug White, a scholar of philanthropic practices, said that well-run charities aim for a 75-25 ratio, where the larger number goes to the charitable mission and the smaller sum to operating costs and expenses. For big galas and seated dinners, costs shouldnt exceed 40 percent. (At Funniest Celebrity, patrons get sandwiches and one free cocktail; theres usually a B-list comic paid a few hundred dollars to perform.) The larger problem, White said, is the perception among ticket buyers and celebrities who lend their name and time that most of the money goes to charity. But White also faulted beneficiaries for not doing more research before signing on. Charities are taught to say thank you and nothing more.
Celebrity Cruises heads to St. Barts
Paris and Kim made millions, but thats because it was a different time, Blatt said. People were buying DVDs then. Our sources say Paris Hilton made over $13 million for her tape, released in 2004, while Kim Kardashian made over $8 million for her 2007 sex tape with hip hop singer Ray J. President of Vivid Entertainment Steven Hirsch would not talk numbers, but said: “I think after doing these deals for so many years I know how to properly structure them.We aim for fair deals for all involved and if they weren’t profitable, we wouldn’t be in business for almost 30 years.I’m happy with our track record.” Jasmine Waltz, a sometime actress and model most famous for dating celebrities like David Arquette and Ryan Seacrest, released her sex tape, “Real Jasmine,” for Exquisite in 2011. She told us anyone looking to parlay her 15 minutes of fame into a big sex tape payday better watch out. Vivid told me they would give $125,000 and 25 percent of the back end, all the sales that are made.Basically, youll never see the back end after advertisement. You wont get the money. Its a very untrustworthy business, she said. Lawrence Fishburnes daughter got burned really, really bad.She got $60,000 dollars and never saw another penny. Our industry insider confirmed Waltzs story, adding: Montana Fishburnes tape sold pretty well. That was a completely different time.It was $60,000 up front, but she didnt get 70 percent of the tape sales. Fishburne, the daughter of actor Lawrence Fishburne, who at 18 years old made her own porno and had Vivid distribute it in 2010, advises young women to think twice before having sex on camera for money. I dont encourage people to go into the porn industry.Youre not going to be famous, or be a movie star. You may end up having a really sucky life, she said. If you look at the celebrity sex tape, these girls are not your average girl next door jumping into porn and for the average girl to get into porn and have those results wont happen.You have to look at where you come from.My idea is go to school and have life experience but dont just jump into something blindly and have a big pay day.If youre going to be going into porn, you have to have a very clear head. Newly minted celebrity sex tape star Myla Sinanaji famous for dating Kris Humphries after he was dumped by Kim Kardashian — and who released her video with VividCeleb in September — disagrees. Its not a big deal to me.Everybody does it.I have friends that do, it but I profited on my tape, Sinanaji said. I feel like if other people were given the opportunity to make a tape for that amount of money they wouldnt be so quick to judge. Were going into 2014.Schools are handing out condoms now. Diana Falzone is a FoxNews.com contributor and the advice columnist for My Wingman Diana on Military.com .
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Barts on USATODAY.com: Incorrect please try again A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. Join the Nation’s Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Celebrity Cruises heads to St. Barts Fran Golden, Special for USA TODAY 10:37 a.m. EDT September 27, 2013 A view of St. Barts. (Photo: leonardo.com) SHARE 14 CONNECT 49 TWEET COMMENTEMAILMORE Celebrity Cruises passengers will soon have opportunity to spot real celebrities as the cruise line introduces new sailings to the posh Caribbean island of St. Barts. Celebrity will visit Gustavia, the capital of the French island, for the first time in November 2014 with the 2,170-passenger Celebrity Constellation, according to spokeswoman Tavia Robb. St. Barts (also known as St. Barths) is a popular vacation spot for music moguls, supermodels and movie stars, among others. Jetsetters are sometimes spotted (and photographed) on the island’s white-sand beaches, hanging out on extravagant yachts, shopping in designer boutiques, dining in gourmet eateries and lounging at fancy resorts.