Putting a finger on the pulse of the money that really matters

By EW Staff
May 02, 2003 at 04:00 AM EDT

ANAHEIM ANGELS Amount expected to be shelled out by Phoenix businessman Arturo Moreno for the World Series champs $180 million

ANDRE BRETON Estimated revenue from the Paris auction of the Surrealism founder’s treasures $50 million

BRUCE WILLIS Paycheck demand refused by the producers of Me Again, causing the die-hard actor to walk away from the thriller $25 million

PAUL McCARTNEY Rumored amount the ex-Beatle is paying for Carl Perkins’ early song catalog (including ”Blue Suede Shoes”) $10-12 million

THE UNBOUND CAPTIVES Reported amount Madeleine Stowe rejected for a movie script she wrote — when told she wouldn’t star $5 million

MELISSA RIVERS Playboy’s rumored offer for topless shoot $500,000

WILL & GRACE Eric McCormack and Debra Messing’s new-and- improved per-episode salary $250,000+

SHERYL CROW Closing bid on a pink guitar-pick-covered bra designed by the rocker to raise money for breast cancer research $4,315

COSTUME INSTITUTE Starting price to attend Metropolitan Museum’s benefit dinner, cochaired by Nicole Kidman, April 28 $3,500

HARVEY WEINSTEIN Price to see Miramax honcho interviewed by Janet Maslin at NYC’s Learning Annex, April 30 $29

Billy Ray Cyrus cuts his mullet on PAX’s ‘Doc,’ May 4 … Renee


Billy Ray Cyrus cuts his mullet on PAX’s ‘Doc,’ May 4 … Renee Zellweger is moving to NYC