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Jonathan Rhys Meyers Wasn't Given All Of His Blood Money From Dracula Because Of Addiction Concerns!

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Dealing with addiction sucks, even if you're Dracula!

That's why NBC apparently created a payment plan for Jonathan Rhys Meyers, who has struggled with alcohol dependency, that would motivate him to finish filming all 10 episodes of Dracula this summer in Budapest!

According to sources, NBC withheld a sizable portion of Jonathan's salary, an estimated $100,000 for each episode, until the filming had been done in its entirety.

Dracula himself received a per diem and other small payments (hopefully not in blood), but the majority of his entire salary was apparently given to him only if he completed the season!

Despite reportedly having a meltdown onset and being subsequently hospitalized, Jonathan, who was required a sober companion with him during filming, made good on his word and the show finished filming!

Allegedly, he returned to rehab right afterwards and while it drives a stake in our heart to hear that he suffered a meltdown, it's good to hear that he dealt with the problem!

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The 2012 London Olympics Opening Ceremony Was Record-Breaking!

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Even though some folks weren't too pleased that NBC decided to withhold the 2012 Olympics opening ceremony in London so they could air it for US primetime Friday night, it certainly paid off…and broke some RECORDS in the process!

That's right, 40.7 MILLION VIEWERS tuned in to watch the Danny Boyle-directed spectacle, marking it the MOST-WATCHED Summer Games opening EVER, and also the MOST-WATCHED NON-U.S. Olympics opener ever!

In fact, the only ceremony it falls behind was that of the 2002 Salt Like City Winter games!

Not too shabby!

And with the AH-MAZINGness that was the James Bond/Queen Elizabeth sketch, we honestly can't say we're too surprised!

If you haven't yet seen this, watch (above)!

And check out the full list of average Olympic viewers on record…AFTER THE JUMP!

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