Hart’s Salary Cut Amid Syndication Concerns

By Andrew Gauthier 

The Hollywood Reporter

There’s five million reasons “Entertainment Tonight” was willing to part with Mary Hart.

Five million dollars is the astronomical sum the iconic anchor was making in the 29th year at the entertainment news show. Hart accepted a pay cut — which one informed source says amounted to 50% — in May for one final season. She last struck a multiyear contract renewal with “ET” in 2006.

CBS Television Distribution declined comment.

It’s a reflection of the declining fortunes of TV’s syndication business More…