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Britney Spears Is the Highest Paid Woman in Music

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Artist News, Concerts / Tours, Pop,

Britney SpearsBritney Spears was the top earning woman in music this year.

The X Factor judge - who neither released a new album or went on tour in 2012 - raked in an estimated $58 million in just 12 months, according to Forbes magazine.

Most of the 30-year-old popstar's profits - which are just slightly less than the $64 million she earned in 2010 - came from her comeback Femme Fatale tour that grossed $68.7 million worldwide, followed by her Femme Fatale album, in addition to her popular fragrance line with Elizabeth Arden and her endorsement deals.

Music attorney Lori Landew, who helped Britney negotiate her first record deal as a teenager, attempted to explain her huge success despite a few rough years, saying, "Britney has an electricity that connects with audiences on screen and off, and it is that intangible quality that always seems to leave her fans, old and new, breathless."

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Eddie Murphy Is Hollywood’s Most Over-Paid Actor

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Comedy, Casting, Celebrity Gossip,

Eddie MurphyEddie Murphy has been named the most over-paid actor in Hollywood.

The 51-year-old actor - whose recent films Imagine That, A Thousand Words and Meet Dave were all labeled flops - is reportedly no longer popular at the box office despite being paid a huge amount of money to star in huge number of movies. According to Forbes magazine, for every $1 Eddie was paid for his last three movies, they returned an estimated average of $2.30.

His movie Tower Heist, which was released last year also failed to wow audiences and earned just over double its budget of $75 million.

Earlier this year, Eddie revealed he is in talks to make a Beverly Hills Cop TV show. One of the comedian and actor's best loved roles was as wise cracking detective Axel Foley in the three action/comedy films of the late 80s and he's working on bringing him back. "What I'm trying to do with Beverly Hills Cop now is produce a TV show starring Axel Foley's son, and Axel is the chief of police now in Detroit. I'd do the pilot, show up here and there," he said.

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The Situation: Top 10

Posted by Tom Mason Categories: Editorials, Television,

SituationWhat’s the biggest comic book coming out this year? Is it Before Watchmen? AvsX? My Little Pony? Nope, the most exciting news out of comics this year is that The Situation, the gym-tan-laundry rehabbing co-star of Jersey Shore, is putting out his own comic book, called, simply, The Situation.

Not many details have been released about it yet, other than that fell behind schedule. After debuting his comic in September on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Situation will show it off at Wizard World Austin on October 27.

Our imbedded industry spies have revealed to Comix 411 that a number of new characters will be making their first appearance in the first issue. How many? At least 10 (coindence... or not?) Here, then, are the Top 10 new characters featured in The Situation’s upcoming comic:

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Oprah Winfrey Is Highest Paid Female Hollywood Celeb

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

Oprah WinfreyOprah Winfrey has been named Hollywood's highest-paid female star.

The TV star earned an estimated $165 million between May 2011 and May 2012 thanks to her now-defunct Oprah Winfrey Show, OWN TV network, satellite radio station, production company Harpo and O magazine, figures compiled by Forbes magazine for their Richest Women in Entertainment list show.

Oprah's fortune is a staggering $107 million more than the second-placed star on the list, newest X Factor judge Britney Spears, who generated $58 million in the time period, $1 million more than Taylor Swift, who was named in third place.

Rihanna and Ellen DeGeneres tied for fourth place, with each bringing in $53 million, with Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez tying just below them with earnings of $52 million.

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Robert Pattinson Voted Sexiest Man Again

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

Robert PattinsonRobert Pattinson has been named the sexiest man in the world.

The Twilight actor has topped Glamour's 50 Sexiest Men of 2012 poll beating a host of famous hunks to take the British magazine's title for the fourth year in a row. The 26-year-old star beat Thor star Tom Hiddleston and Hollywood heartthrob Johnny Depp into second and third place respectively.

The top five was rounded off by Michael Fassbender and Sherlock actor Benedict Cumberbatch.

Other hunks to make the top 10 included Robert Downey Jr., Robert's Twilight co-star Taylor Lautner and Henry Cavill - who will be seen next year playing Superman in Man of Steel.

Over 40,000 people voted in this year's poll and notable entries in the top 20 include Alexander Skarsgard (14), Batman actor Christian Bale (18) and his Dark Knight Rises co-star Tom Hardy (20).


Gwyneth Paltrow is the World’s Best Dress Woman

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Celebrities,

Gwyneth Paltrow at the Toronto International Film FestivalGwyneth Paltrow has been named the World's Best Dress Woman.

The Oscar-winning actress - who is known for her classic and sophisticated style - was given the prestigious accolade by People magazine, with the publication stating it was impressed with her simple fashion choices. Gwyneth's stylist, Elizabeth Saltzman, said the 39-year-old mother-of-two was not a slave to trends, adding, "She doesn't do fringe. She has a uniform. It's simple, not overdone."

Britain's Duchess of Cambridge was named the woman with the Best Classic Style, while Emma Stone was honored with having the Best Red Carpet Style. Rihanna was praised for taking the most risks in her fashion choices, while Jessica Alba took home the prize for Best Jeans. Jennifer Lawrence was also recognized for Best Dress Under 25 while Reese Witherspoon - who is expecting her third child - took the title of Best Pregnancy.

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5 features that make the Nokia Lumia 920 shine

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Yesterday Nokia announced its new Lumia 920 Windows Phone 8 smartphone. If you're in the market for a new device, this is one you'll want to take a look at. While there was no specific launch date named, there were a few features that definitely caught our eye. In fact, we've compiled the top five Nokia Lumia 920 features for you after the break.

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Dr. Dre Named Hip-Hop’s Highest Earner

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Gossip, Industry News, Hip-Hop & Rap,

Dr. DreDr. Dre has been named hip hop's highest earner.

The rap mogul may still not have released his long-awaited Detox, album but he made an estimated $110 million last year, largely thanks to his Beats by Dr. Dre headphone collection, which saw him earn $100 million when HTC bought a 51 per cent stake in the company for $300 million.

P. Diddy was ranked second on the list with $45 million, with a huge percentage of his income coming from his share of profits for Diageo's Ciroc vodka, while third-placed Jay-Z brought in more than half of his $38 million through business deals including ownership stakes in cosmetics company Carol's Daughter, the Brooklyn Nets and a joint venture with Duracell.

Former Def Jam President Kevin Liles - who now manages a number of hip-hop artists - says it is typical for his acts to make a lot of their money from endorsements:

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Sofia Vergara is Television’s Highest-Paid Actress

Sofia VergaraSofia Vergara has been named the highest-earning television actress.

The Modern Family star earned around $19 million between May 2011 and May 2012, thanks to her role on the show, endorsement and licensing deals - including a clothing line at KMart and advertising campaigns for Diet Pepsi, Burger King and Cover Girl - and earnings from her media company LatinWE, figures compiled by Forbes magazine show.

The acclaimed financial tome placed Kim Kardashian in second place with $18 million over the same time period, $7 million more than her sister Khloe Kardashian, who placed fifth, made in that year.

Desperate Housewives actress Eva Longoria ranked third thanks to her $15 million earnings. While she and her co-stars on the drama - Felicity Huffman, Teri Hatcher and Marcia Cross - all earned around $8 million for the final series of the show, Eva's earnings were boosted by endorsement deals with L'Oreal and Pepsi Next, sales of her cookbook, two fragrances and earnings from other acting roles.

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Gisele Bundchen is Named the Highest Paid Supermodel in the World

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Models, News,

Gisele Bundchen in Vogue ParisGisele Bundchen has been named the highest paid supermodel in the world.

The Brazilian beauty raked in $45 million from her modeling contracts and endorsements between May 2011 and May 2012 alone, once again keeping her title as highest paid model in the world, according to Forbes.

The 31-year-old star is worth over $35 million more than her top competitors, Kate Moss and Natalia Vodianova. British star Kate, 38, was paid $9.2 million to front campaigns including Longchamp, Mango and Rimmel, while Natalia earned $8.6 million for representing Guerlain and Calvin Klein.

Forbes reports that Gisele has been the highest-paid model in the world since 2004. In June 2011, the magazine estimated her total earnings over the last 10 years accounted for over $250 million.

Gisele, a former Victoria's Secret model, is also a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Environmental Program. She counts spokesperson and liscencing deals amongst her many income strands and is the face of Pantene, Esprit, and Versace.


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