Forbes just released a list of “America’s Hippest Hipster Neighborhoods,” which includes all the usual suspects: Silver Lake, Los Angeles comes in at number 1, with enclaves of San Francisco, Brooklyn, and Portland making predictable appearances. Just in case you don’t see your neighborhood on the list, we came up with this handy quiz to test the hipster quotient of wherever you live. So throw on a pair of oversized, lime green, lens-less reading glasses and click through to take the test!
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If you’d asked me to guess which couple in the celebr-i-verse made the most money last year, I would have said Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. And I would have been very wrong. According to Forbes‘ list of The World’s Highest-Paid Celebrity Couples, the true owners of the title are Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen. While Tom reeled in an insane $31 million last year—thanks to a $72 million four-year contract extension—Gisele topped him, bringing home $45 million worth of bacon. Together, they earned a whopping $76 million last year. The only celebrity pair that came close was Beyoncé and Jay-Z, who made $72 million between 2010 to 2011. Brad and Angelina came in third, but with a lot less loot—they cumulatively collected $50 million. David and Victoria Beckham ranked fourth with $45 million. And Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart—who aren’t even officially a couple, right?—rounded out the top five with a combined $40 million. Dang, “Twilight” sure did those two well. Now, I recommend not looking at your bank account balance for the next 30 minutes, so as not to fly into a blind rage. [Forbes] Keep reading »
Forbes released their annual list of “Hollywood’s Highest-Paid Actresses” and despite it being a totally crazy year for her personally, Sandra Bullock earned bucket loads, topping the list with an estimated $56 million in the bank. Tied for second place were Reese Witherspoon and Cameron Diaz with an estimated $32 million each. Jennifer Aniston ranked third with $27 million, which seems weird since it seems like she was in every (crappy) movie that came out. Sarah Jessica Parker pulled in $25 million thanks to the cornucopia of money that is “Sex and the City.” Keep reading »
Today, Forbes released their annual list of the World’s 100 Most Powerful Celebrities, which ranks famous folks based on how much they make, how much they’re talked about, and the amount of respect they command. After being ousted from the #1 spot last year by Angelina Jolie, Oprah Winfrey is once again the queen of the list. Right behind her is Beyoncé, followed by James Cameron, who made a huge gain on the list thanks to the success of “Avatar.” Lady Gaga landed on the list in fourth place—which is a pretty spectacular debut, if you ask me.
So, yes, these people are all crazy powerful. But we wanted to boil this down to what really matters—who would win in a fight? Keep reading »
Ceaseless listmaker Forbes Magazine has rolled out yet another roundup and this one is about Hollywood’s most overpaid stars. Forbes’ peeps looked at how much each flick made compared to the celeb’s salary. We weren’t surprised to see that only one of the top 10 overpaid stars was a woman—Drew Barrymore. Obvs! Women have a lot of problems in this world, but getting overpaid is not one of them. Will Ferrell came in at numero uno because his last movie made a measly $3.29 for every dollar he was paid. After the jump, the other uber-paid offenders. Keep reading »
So much for resting in peace. Forbes magazine even wants dead celebs to work hard for their money. They just released a list titled “Top Earning Dead Celebrities.” Of course, the primo place is not filled by anyone predictable. Apparently, the most valuable “deleb” is designer Yves Saint Laurent. Earlier this year, an auction of this dude’s belongings raked in about $443 million in three days. The duo Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein hold down spot number two for creating musicals like “South Pacific,” “Oklahoma,” and “The Sound of Music.” Michael Jackson is number three and Elvis Presley, who usually secures the top spot, is at #4. But the list gets weirder … Keep reading »
Forbes has released its annual list of “Prime-Time’s Top-Earning Women.” And who wants to be on top? Tyra Banks out-posed the competition, earning $30 million last year—almost twice as much as uber-annoying Katherine Heigl, who clocked in at number two in the survey at $18 million. I couldn’t even pick the third highest earner, Marg Helgenberger, out of a lineup, even though she made $9.5 million last year. All I have to say is that Tina Fey needs to tell her agent to up the ante, because she deserves to out-earn all three of those ladies for writing and starring in one of the best shows on TV. Heck, Tina can even make an American Express commercial enjoyable. In the meantime, I’m sure Tyra is smeyesing all the way to the bank. [The Wrap]
After the jump, the full breakdown of who earned what. Keep reading »
Forbes‘ annual “Powerful Women” issue hits newsstands tomorrow, but their 2009 list of the 100 most powerful women in the world has left us scratching our heads. The magazine insists the list is based on power, not popularity. They go by press mentions and the size of the country, business or organization the woman runs. But that doesn’t explain why German Chancellor Angela Merkel is at number one for the fourth year in a row. I’ll admit, she has been in the news a lot lately. But only because she’s up for re-election and campaign posters showing her in a low-cut top have generated mucho controversy. After the jump, see the other unlikely gals in the top ten. Keep reading »
Women are on top of the world—the celeb world that is. Angelina Jolie, Oprah Winfrey, Madonna and Beyonce Knowles claimed the top four spots on Forbes’ just-released 2009 Celebrity 100 List. Actually, a quarter of the list is female including some of our favorites: Twilight author, Stephenie Meyer (#26), Ellen DeGeneres (#40), Meryl Streep (#64), Serena Williams (#67), Taylor Swift (#69), Gisele Bundchen (#72) and race car driver Danica Patrick (#100). [Forbes.com]
The real shocker is, of course, that Angelina snagged the top spot from Oprah, who’s been number one for the last two years running. Although Oprah earned 10 times more than Angie last year, she apparently didn’t get as much star-studded coverage in mags and newspapers and on TV. What’s especially strange is that Forbes cites Jolie’s blockbuster “Wanted” as a major reason she reached this pinnacle. Yeah, it made $340 million, but it’s still got nothing on an Oprah’s Favorite Things episode. Keep reading »