Vanna White has signed on for two extra years because the cohost of “Wheel of Fortune,” and he or she’ll take residence much more money this time round, however we have realized issues are removed from settled.
Sources related to Vanna inform TMZ, she acquired a “substantial pay enhance” from the $3 million per yr she was making for almost 2 many years. She had not gotten a elevate for 18 years.
As we reported, Vanna’s pay paled by comparability to Pat Sajak, who’s pulling in $15 mil per season.
Vanna’s lawyer, Bryan Freedman, was in what had been advised had been “very tough negotiations” with Sony. Freedman needed Sony to cough up a minimum of half of what Pat is making.
Now that is attention-grabbing … our sources say Sony had a clause within the new contract, releasing the studio from any claims Vanna might need, however Freedman insisted that the clause be eliminated … and it was.
We’re listening to Freedman is mulling over a doable gender discrimination lawsuit in opposition to Sony primarily based on the disparity in pay. It is an attention-grabbing declare … the present begins with the announcer saying, “Listed here are the celebs of our present, Pat Sajak and Vanna White!” They arrive out arm-in-arm … and a minimum of visually there isn’t any distinction in standing between the two. When it comes to pay, there’s a large distinction.
Season 41 started filming final week … it is going to be Pat’s remaining season. Season 42 can have Ryan Seacrest on the reins.
Will Vanna sue Sony? Keep tuned.