THAT SMILE on Kevin Hart's face isn't merely
because of his new wife.
The Philadelphia native funnyman is No. 1 on the Forbes magazine list of the highest-paid comedians.
Hart's income hit $87.5 million.
The always-working actor/laugh-getter, who had roles in the films Central Intelligence and Secret Life of Pets, as well as 100 dates of his lucrative "What Now?" comedy tour, dethrones longtime earnings leader Jerry Seinfeld, who made $43.5 million for doing nothing but collect residuals from a show about nothing.
Hard to imagine "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" generating that kind of scratch.
The magazine compiled the estimated income from June 2015 to June 2016.
Amy Schumer made her list debut, landing in fourth place behind America's Got Talent winner/Las Vegas ventriloquist Terry Fator ($21 million), with earnings of $17 million. Schumer is the only woman to ever make the highest-paid comedians list.
Another Vegas fave, Jeff Dunham, was in fifth with $13.5 million; Dave Chappelle was next with $13 million, and Jim Gaffigan earned $12.5 million for seventh place.
TMZ.com and Philly.com's Nick Vadala report that Philadelphia native Beanie Sigel was allegedly attacked backstage by one of Meek Mill's associates prior to performing at the Bad Boy Family Reunion concert on Friday, Sept. 23, at the Wells Fargo Center.
Sigel was allegedly knocked out in the attack, as a Snapchat video of the incident shows:
Vadala wrote: According to XXL magazine, the video also shows Teefy Bey, a member of Meek Mill's Dreamchasers crew, being pulled away from the scene by security. In an interview with HipHopSince87 following the incident, Bey claims to have thrown a punch that knocked out Sigel.
"I think [Sigel] passed out from his diabetic medication," Bey joked in the interview. "Everyone knows what it is, you know what I'm saying. You broke the code of ethics on the streets, Beans."
Supposedly, the ethical breach has to do with Beanie claiming credit for writing verses of a Meek Mill track dissing The Game.
Tattle's former 24/7 colleague Dan Gross is getting back into the news game.
On Monday he launched ElevatedNation.com, concentrating on the area's new marijuana industry.
"I wanted to do something with original content that would allow me to return to reporting," Gross said on Philly.com. "This time I'll be doing it entirely in the cannabis space."
Rumor has it that Gross did a lot of his former reporting on cannabis.
"There'll be no shortage of topics to cover," Gross said.
* This is a movie pitch we can understand being bought: Variety reports that Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl) will write the heist thriller Widows for star Viola Davis (How to get Away with Murder) and director Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave).
* Adele's 25 has reached diamond status in less than a year.
The Recording Industry Association of America awards diamond plaques to albums and songs that reach 10 times platinum status. That once was the equivalent of selling 10 million albums or songs but has changed since people stopped buying albums and the RIAA began incorporating streaming from YouTube, Spotify and other digital music services.
So far, 25 has sold more than 9 million copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen Music.
* Philadelphia Magazine and editor Patrick Kerkstra are parting company. Kerkstra was named editor in January 2016 after a corporate restructuring.
Former editor Tom McGrath will return to his old job.
"I'm proud of the work we did, incredibly grateful to the phenomenal staff that worked at my side. On to the next," Kerkstra tweeted.
Kerkstra said the split came about because the magazine was pulling back from its digital commitment.
* Bone Thugs-n-Harmony was performing at the High Life Music Festival in Victorville, Calif., on Sunday when a 2-foot-wide drone buzzed up and smacked rapper Stanley "Flesh-N-Bone" Howse in the face. He winced and grabbed his head, but he and the rest of the group didn't stop the show or even the song.
It's not clear whether the drone was launched by a fan, the band, someone connected to the festival or President Obama.
- Daily News wire services
contributed to this report.