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Sarah Palin Will Be the Next Judge Judy

She can see justice from her house

(Newser) - It's the natural progression in politics: city councilor, mayor, governor, vice presidential candidate, Fox News talking head, reality-TV judge. That's right, Sarah Palin—despite lacking a law degree or any sort of legal experience—is going Judge Judy on us, People reports. The former Alaska governor signed a... More »

Poll: 10% of Grads Think Judge Judy Is on SCOTUS

Standards are obviously slipping, education group says

(Newser) - A ridiculous proportion of American college graduates believe that daytime TV's Judge Judy is actually Justice Judy of the US Supreme Court, according to the American Council of Trustees and Alumni . The nonprofit group, which pushes for high standards in education, says a poll of 1,000 grads found... More »

What It's Like to Get Justice From 'Judge Judy'

Show offered family some relief after a harrowing period: Leah Smith

(Newser) - After a woman facing money trouble clashed with her roommates, she found solace in an unlikely source: Judge Judy. The woman's daughter, Leah Smith, offers a firsthand account of the emotionally and financially draining experience at the Billfold , from her mother's move-in to her televised victory. Her mother,... More »

Judge Judy Files Her Very First Lawsuit

Sues lawyer for using her image without permission

(Newser) - For the first time ever, TV favorite Judge Judy filed her own lawsuit against someone. Judith Sheindlin filed suit yesterday against a Connecticut personal-injury lawyer, alleging that he used her image without authorization in advertisements that falsely suggested she had endorsed his firm. The lawsuit filed in federal court seeks... More »

Why You Should Love Judge Judy

There's a reason Sheindlin is on top, argues Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza

(Newser) - The strongest female lead on television has been there for 19 years: Judith Sheindlin. Judge Judy earned its highest rating in 11 years to begin February sweeps, according to TVNewsCheck , and the show was recently renewed through 2017, with good reason. "Sheindlin hears and protects the reasonable American's... More »

TV's Highest-Paid Star? Judge Judy (by a Mile)

She brings home $47M per year: 'TV Guide'

(Newser) - The highest-paid TV star probably isn't who you'd expect: It's Judy Sheindlin, perhaps better known as Judge Judy, who earns an impressive $47 million a year, TV Guide reports. Sheindlin's massive salary is thanks in part to the fact that hers is the top-rated syndicated daytime... More »

Judge Judy Rakes In More Than You Think

TV judge works 5 days a month, makes $865K per day

(Newser) - Law pays well, but syndicated TV pays better—way, way better. Judge Judy works only five days per month, but makes $45 million per year, which translates to $865,000 per work day, according to a New York Times interview with the feisty daytime TV icon. Her big haul is... More »

Incoherent Judge Judy Hospitalized Mid-Taping

It may be related to oral surgery she had yesterday

(Newser) - Judge Judy was rushed to the hospital this morning after becoming incoherent while taping in Los Angeles, Radar Online reports. It's apparently related to oral surgery she had yesterday. After speaking a few sentences unrelated to the case at hand, she told the audience she had “to stop” because... More »

Judge Judy, Not Oprah, Owns Daytime TV

How Judith Sheindlin became our most beloved judge

(Newser) - Think Oprah Winfrey is the queen of daytime television? Think again. Judith Sheindlin, otherwise known as Judge Judy, routinely beats Winfrey in the ratings—and she does it with a distinctively different style from the feel-good talk show host. “If I call someone an idiot, they're an idiot,”... More »

You Can Call Him (Judge) Al

D'Amato is in talks to start a hyper-lucrative daytime court show a la Judge Judy

(Newser) - As if fathering a child at age 70 weren't enough drama, now Alfonse D'Amato might get benched: The former senator is in talks to start a daytime court TV show, the New York Daily News reports. And lest his following in the footsteps of Wapner incites too many snickers, such... More »

Follow Big Bucks to Small Screen

The 20 biggest personalities on TV have salaries to match

(Newser) - On the boob tube, prime-time stars aren't the ones who are really cashing in. Think daytime talk-show titans, a syndicated sitcom legend, and a reality humiliation expert. Forbes lists the top 20 earners:
  1. Oprah Winfrey, $260 million
  2. Jerry Seinfeld, $60 million
  3. Simon Cowell, $45 million
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