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Tom Cruise Is Forbes’ Highest Paid Actor…And Will Stay That Way Due To His Sweet, Sweet Pre-Nup

Tom Cruise Tops Forbes Highest Paid Actors List

On one hand, Tom Cruise‘s whole world is crashing down around him now that Katie Holmes filed for divorce, forcing him to cut short his 50th birthday festivities in Iceland and causing widespread speculation about his most intimate personal business. On the other hand, according to Forbes Cruise is still the highest paid actor in Hollywood (though if the rumor that he prevented Katie from doing a Dawson’s Creek reunion proves to be true, so help us, we will take everything from him. Everything.) Call us crazy, but one out of two ain’t bad!

Having pulled in $75 million in large part due to the success of Mission: Impossible-Ghost Protocol, Tom made over twice as much as the second highest paid man in Hollywood, Leo DiCaprio. The A-list…list also includes the likes of Adam Sandler, Robert Pattinson and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. For those of you jawing away about how much Katie will and will not make from the divorce, we’re sorry to bust your conspiracy theory bubble. According to TMZ, the actress will receive virtually none of Tom’s money, retaining the assets she brought into the marriage, as well as probably child support. “She’s not about the money.  She’s not that girl.  She loves to work,” their source claims. “Money is not that important to her.  She makes plenty on her own.” Well, with dough like that, Tom, you can probably just buy yourself love! Hmmm, unless you can’t do that? If only there was some sort of song that explained that conclusively…

by (@hallekiefer)

KStew Tops Forbes’ Highest Paid Actress List, But Where Is Scarlett Johansson?

Kristen Stewart Tops Forbes Highest Paid Women; Scarlett Johansson Not On List
Kristen Stewart is more than just a beautiful, frowny face. She’s a beautiful, frowny face who could sleep on a pile of $1,000 bills if she wanted to. And why wouldn’t she want to? The woman is human after all. Earlier today. Forbes ranked KStew number one on their newly released list of the highest paid actresses; adding up the estimated $12.5 million she pulled in for each Breaking Dawn flick and her leading role in Snow White and the Huntsman, Kristen raked in a cool $34.5 over the past 12 months. There are some very familiar faces on the list (which we’re going to make you ponder before you click the jump, because we like to keep you guessing), but our question is: guys…why the fudge isn’t Scarlett Johansson in the top ten?

Let’s think about this, shall we? Johansson was a lead character in last month’s The Avengers, which has so far earned $1,421,000,000 worldwide, not to mention her turn in the admittedly forgettable We Bought A Zoo last December. If Forbes is counting the money KStew made off this month’s Snow White, clearly they should have counted ScarJo’s Avengers paycheck. If ScarJo earned less than $11 million (the amount pulled in by the lady in the #10 spot) in the last year, we will quit our jobs and become her agent ourselves. We will, so help us Blog!

And now you may see the other women! We doubt you’ll be surprised by most of them. Well, maybe one funny lady…

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Forbes Ranks Diddy The #1 Wealthiest Hip-Hop Artist. Can You Guess The Rest?

It’s probably no surprise that a man who drapes himself in fur and hosts an annual White Party would come in at number one on Forbes‘ Top 5 Wealthiest Hip-Hop Artists list for the second year in a row. How do they all avoid getting ketchup all over themselves? It just doesn’t add up.

With a net worth of $550 million dollars, Diddy is currently living large off Bad Boy, Ciroc, Sean John and a host of other ventures. Forbes projects that Diddy’s Comcast cable channel Revolt might make the rapper a billionaire in 2013, and make us want to weep into our hands after paying our student loan bill. Who are the other rappers at the top of the (financial) game, you ask? Click through to find out. We’ll give you a hint: it’s probably exactly who you’d think it would be.

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Angelina Jolie And Sarah Jessica Parker Are Forbes’ Highest Paid Actresses

These two are making bank! Angelina Jolie and Sarah Jessica Parker have topped Forbes’ list of highest paid actresses. And because of  both of them are literally swimming in green, they’ve ended up sharing first place. Angelina, we expected, but we’re surprised about Sarah.  Get this — they each earned approximately $30 million from May 2010 onwards. What do you even do with that kind of money?

Just in case you were wondering how exactly they made all that cash, Angelina’s comes in thanks to all her movies and directing. SJP, on the other hand, is still cashing in on the Sex and the City franchises, as well as from her fragrance collections. Jennifer Aniston came a close-ish third making $28 million. Don’t worry Jen, what’s a couple of million here and there?  You can see the whole list here, but it may make you turn a different shade of green that what these ladies are earning.