I have to ask. I understand why, for instance, the CEO of a publicly traded corporation or a politician has his or her salary as public knowledge, but why is it anyone's business what Nicholas Cage makes per movie? Or the exact details of A-Rod's deal? I know my own pay statements say quite clearly "Private and Confidential." I also understand that since movie studios and baseball teams are also (in most cases) publicly held corporations, but why is the salary of each individual who works for or has a contract with any of these entities become public knowledge? How is this different than the company I work for making my "Private and Confidential" salary information public (not that anyone would care) as opposed to simply making public their salaries paid in total. In the case of entertainers, maybe it's one of those things that they voluntarily share, like an ego thing, but I don't honestly know. Or is this simply information that "slips through the cracks?" Does anyone know why this is? 'Cause I tell ya, the world would sure be a better place if Yankee fans didn't know how much money Giambi earned and used it as ammo to boo him every time he went 0 for 4. Just as an example.