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Simon Cowell Tells Russell Brand to Give Up His Money

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Movies, Music, Television, Rants,

Simon CowellRussell BrandSimon Cowell has told Russell Brand to give up his multi-million pound salary if he's serious about his new political beliefs.

The music mogul has criticized the comic star for accepting large salaries for his Hollywood films, while also campaigning against the political system in the UK. Russell, 48, recently joined a protest with British activist group Anonymous as part of a worldwide protest against austerity cuts and the disadvantages of the current socio-economic system.

But Simon thinks Russell is a hypocrite who doesn't do what he says and has actually greatly benefited from capitalism. "A revolution? He's getting $10 million a movie. I mean come on! Well give your money back then, Russell. I always say that about people. Start off as you mean to go on. Donate all the money back to the revolution and then I'll believe it. I'm living in a $10 million mansion and I want a revolution? Give me a break," said the X Factor boss.

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Jennifer Lopez Named Most Powerful Celebrity

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Movies, Music, Television, Features,

Jennifer LopezJennifer Lopez has been named the world's most powerful celebrity.

The 42-year-old star has knocked Lady Gaga off the top spot of Forbes magazine's annual Celebrity 100 list - at which she was placed number 50 last year - thanks to her high public profile and endeavors in music, movies, as a judge on American Idol and other endorsement deals, with her income over the last 12 months reaching a staggering $52 million.

The Celebrity 100 - which placed TV talk show host Oprah Winfrey second and Justin Bieber third - is based on income over a 12 month period and fame, as defined by a media presence across all platforms, as well as social media power as determined by prolificness on Facebook and Twitter.

Jennifer's fame was boosted by her 23,000 press mentions, including appearing on 46 major magazine covers, topping People's 2011 Most Beautiful list and being named as a Glamour Woman of the Year.

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Jason Trawick to Be Britney’s Co-Conservator

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Music, Legal Issues, Rumors,

Britney Spears and Jason TrawickOne would think that getting married would exemplify one's independence, right? Not in the case of Britney Spears, apparently.

Rumors circulated last month that the soon-to-be bride of Jason Trawick was seeking to end her father's conservatorship over her legal affairs; however, it looks like that won't be happening anytime soon, despite her impending marriage. Instead, her father is asking a court to add her future husband as a co-conservator.

While Jamie Spears will still handle the pop star's finances, a source says that Jason will only have shared legal control of her well being -- this includes making decisions over a person's food, clothing, and medical care. Another source, however, says that the conservatorship is simply a formality.

Jamie has had legal control of his daughter's fortune since her psychological breakdown in 2008.

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Whitney Houston’s Son To Get Money

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Music, Obituaries, Rumors,

Whitney Houston with her son Nick and daughter Bobbi KristinaWhitney Houston's secret "son" is set to get a share of her $31 million fortune.

The 48-year-old singer - who died two weeks ago - took Nick Gordon into her home in Atlanta, Georgia, when he was a youngster to save him from his troubled background and while she never officially adopted him, she thought of him as her own. Nick, 22 - who would call Whitney "Mom" - also became like a brother to the "I Will Always Love You" hitmaker's 18-year-old daughter Bobbi Kristina.

And although Whitney - who battled drink and drug addiction - blew most of her fortune, she is believed to have left $31 million, and her family say Nick will get a share.

"Nick was family, she loved him as much as any mother could love a child. If he is not written into her will and everything goes to Bobbi then it will only be because it was written before she took Nick into her family. If that's the case, Bobbi will make sure Nick is taken care of because it's what her mom would have wanted and he's like a brother," a source told The Sun.

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Mel Gibson Loses Half $850M Fortune in Divorce Settlement

Mel GibsonMel Gibson's ex-wife has been awarded half his $850 million fortune in their divorce settlement.

The actor is now officially a single man after his almost 30-year marriage to Robyn Moore - mother of seven of his children - was officially ended at a Los Angeles court yesterday. The huge payout is thought to be one of the biggest divorce settlements in Hollywood history. Because the couple didn't have a prenuptial agreement, Robyn, 55, was legally entitled to half of everything he earned during their marriage and she is also entitled to 50 per cent of Mel's future film earnings. Robyn - who has two Malibu homes worth an estimated $22.5 million - filed for a legal separation in April 2009 citing "irreconcilable differences" as a reason for ending their marriage.

Earlier this month, Mel won praise from Judge Stephanie Sautner, who is overseeing his battery case against former girlfriend Oksana Grigoreiva after he completed double the amount of anger management and domestic violence counselling he was required to undertake. The 55-year-old star has pleaded no contest to misdemeanor battery against his ex-girlfriend - who he has two-year-old daughter Lucia with - and is currently on informal probation. In March, Mel was sentenced to a year-long domestic violence counseling program over the incident, which occurred in January 2010, and he was also served with a protective order not to "threaten or harass anyone involved in the case."

Smart Cookie Decides For You

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Misc. Tech, Toys,

Smart CookieWhat is more useless than a Magic 8 Ball? That would be the Smart Cookie. Ask it a question, shake it a bit, and turn it upside down to find the answers to all your problems with ambiguous responses. These include “Future sweet like cookie,” “Answer sweet and sour,” “Don’t mock the cookie,” and “Cookie busy, try later.” We originally found the hesitant gadget available for DKK 110,00 (~$20.29,) but after further research we discovered that if you live stateside, you can receive the words of wisdom at perpetual kid for only $9.99.

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