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Sunday, January 23, 2005
There’s nothing like a greedy-bastard holiday story to warm the cockles of yer’heart. I have no idea how the entertainment industry doles out bonuses to their honchos … are they written into contracts? … but this Page Six morsel got me burning. Hey, I’ll take that $500 you just ripped up, and I won’t complain! I have nothing against filthy rich people … hope to be one myself some day … but the sheer greed of these bastards is galling.
THE grinchiest grinches this past Christmas might have been the partners at the Gersh talent agency. Three weeks after being handed their holiday "bonuses," agents at the Hollywood ten-percentery - whose clients include Dave Chappelle, Tommy Chong and Jamie Foxx - complained about their pittances. According to one insider: "Some seasoned, respected and successful agents at the agency got as little as $500. One agent opened his check, saw it was for only $500, ripped it up and handed it back to his boss. When some went to complain, they found that all the partners were conveniently out of town and unreachable." A rep for Gersh said, "The miscommunication has been resolved, and the person was taken care of."