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Here's What All Your Favorite TV Actors Actually Make Per Episode!

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If you weren't feeling broke before, you definitely will now!

Per usual, Variety has published the annual report documenting the per-episode salaries of TV's top players in Comedy and Drama, as well as the annual salary estimates of reality/news/hosts. It's pretty insane!

So let's get to it, shall we?

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For the Drama category, Robert De Niro leads the pack by far raking in $775,000 per episode for his untitled Amazon show.

Following behind him bringing in the big bucks are:

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Bachelor In Paradise Isn't The First TV Show Rocked By A Real-Life Sex Scandal!

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At this point, there's no WAY you haven't heard about the Bachelor In Paradise scandal.

We still have no idea how Corinne Olympios' claim she was too intoxicated to consent to sex with DeMario Jackson — and that producers filmed the entire thing — will affect the franchise. Maybe we've seen the last of BIP forever, maybe this will all go away.

It certainly has gone either way with TV sex scandals in the past.

For instance, Jamie Lynn Spears' little surprise meant the end of Zoey 101 and pretty much her entire TV career. But David Letterman faced his legal issue head-on and was able to keep his show for years!

See which other shows faced sex scandals — and which ones survived (below)!

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David Letterman's Mother Passes Away At 95

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Poor David Letterman.

On Tuesday, it was revealed that the late night host's mother, Dorothy Mengering, had passed away. She was 95 years old.

Related: David Went Into A Depression After His Sextortion Scandal

The news was confirmed by the comedian's publicist, Tom Keaney. It's certainly heartbreaking to hear about Mengering's passing as fans of Letterman's knew her well from her many appearances on the 70-year-old's shows, The Late Show and Late Night.

In case you forgot, since the Midwestern homemaker was an excellent baker, Dorothy rose to popularity through a cooking bit playfully known as Guess Mom's Pies. Oh, and who could forget Dorothy's cookbook, Home Cookin' With Dave's Mom.

She also served as the Late Show's correspondent at the Winter Olympics in 1994, 1998, and 2002. David's mom will definitely be missed.

Our thoughts are with Dorothy's loved ones during this sad time.

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David Letterman Went Into A Depression After That Late Show Sextortion Scandal — Here's What Happened Behind-The-Scenes

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David Letterman felt REALLY bad about those times he cheated on his wife.

Specifically, the time his affair with Late Show assistant Stephanie Birkitt led to CBS producer Robert Halderman blackmailing him for $2 million.

The former talk show host spun into a deep depression over the 2009 scandal, according to a new biography by New York Times reporter Jason Zinoman that reveals what was known by his inner circle amid the controversy.

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Letterman was "shaken" after revealing the scandal on air (where he admitted "I have had sex with women who work for me"), mostly out of fear that he would never see his family again.

As told in Letterman: The Last Giant of Late Night, the veteran host said about his desperate moment:

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Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame 2017: See All The Induction Speeches For Tupac, Pearl Jam, Journey, And More!

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Such a cool night at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with their newest induction ceremony that went down last night at the Barclays Center in New York!

As we reported a few months ago, we already knew who was going to be inducted and all — but now that the date is finally here, it was cool to see it actually go down!!

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From Tupac to Steve Perry and Journey, to a stunning speech from David Letterman about Pearl Jam, the induction ceremony was truly special and memorable, and we've got all the highlights here!!!

First, ch-ch-check out Snoop Dogg speak about the induction of Tupac (below):

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David Letterman Says Late Night Hosts Should Go Even Harder On Trump — And Calls Out Jimmy Fallon For That Hair Tousle!

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Some fans may feel exhausted with all the Donald Trump coverage on late night TV as of late, but David Letterman thinks today's hosts can go even harder!

In a wide-ranging interview with Vulture, the retired Late Show personality spoke on the "obligation" late night hosts have to criticize politicians, and made it clear he would be handling things differently if he were still in the game.

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The comedian specifically took issue with that infamous Tonight Show moment where Jimmy Fallon tousled Trump's hair in an appearance during his presidential campaign.

Though Letterman says Fallon got a "fantastic viral clip" out of the wig check, the 69-year-old would have given Trump a much harder time had he been behind the desk.

He explained:

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Usher, Nick Jonas, Chrissy Teigen, George Clooney, And DOZENS More Celebs Attend President Barack Obama's White House Farewell Bash!

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It was a star-studded, celeb-filled event in Washington, D.C. on Friday night as Barack Obama hosted his final farewell bash as the outgoing President of the United States!

Not surprisingly, a laundry list of A-list celebs from across the spectrum were there to pay their well wishes to President Obama, Michelle Obama, and the rest of the fam and White House peeps at the party!

Video: Michelle Gives Her Last FLOTUS Interview To Oprah Winfrey!

Unfortunately, cell phones were not allowed inside the party for privacy reasons, but we can report that literally dozens of stars were there, including Usher, Nick Jonas, Chrissy Teigen and John Legend, George Clooney, Paul McCartney, David Letterman, Robert De Niro, Chance the Rapper, Bradley Cooper, Meryl Streep, Sarah Jessica Parker, and, well, the list is almost endless!!

Below, ch-ch-check out all the best highlights from the outside of the event, as celebs rolled up to snap selfies and celebrate President Obama and his family!!!

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