Judge Judy Sheindlin reaped a payout of $25 million a year for four years when she signed a new contract for her syndicated daily court show, "Judge Judy," according to the New York Post's Page 6. That figure would put her in the top pay ranks for TV performers.
The big payday is presumably reward for the show's strong ratings; it led the field among the many court shows on the air.
Spokesmen for Paramount Television, the show's distributor, weren't available for comment over the holiday.
-- Elizabeth Jensen