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<p>Lady Gaga</p>

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga comes in No. 2 on Forbes Celebrity 100 power list

Who is the one celebrity more powerful than Momma Monster?

Lady Gaga is the highest ranking musician on Forbes’ 2013 Celebrity 100 power list, released today.

In fact, Momma Monster comes in at No. 2, only behind the great and powerful Oprah Winfrey, who tops the list.  Lady Gaga is one of six musicians in the top 10 alone.

The performer earned $80 million over the last year, despite having to cut short her “Born This Way Ball” tour because of her hip injury.  The tally also takes into account other measures of influence, including social media, to calculate a celebrity’s money and fame quotient.

Other musicians on the overall list include Beyonce at No. 4, Madonna (5), Taylor Swift (6), Bon Jovi (7), Justin Bieber (9), Jennifer Lopez (12), Rihanna (13), Coldplay (14), Katy Perry (18), Jay-Z (32), Toby Keith (43), Carrie Underwood (46), Kenny Chesney (47), Kanye West (59), Dr. Dre (63), and David Guetta (74).

Toby Keith is on the cover of the Forbes issue and in an entertaining profile about his many businesses, it comes to light that he owns 10% of Big Machine  Label Group, the record company Taylor Swift records for, which means that every time Swift sells records, it’s money in Keith’s pocket.

To see the whole list, click here.


 

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'Modern Family' considering a Cam & Mitchell wedding following gay marriage ruling


"Modern Family" considering a Cam & Mitchell wedding following gay marriage ruling

"It's a real possibility," co-creator Christopher Lloyd said in wake of today's Supreme Court ruling. "It's certainly something we are contemplating on the show in ways we wouldn't have in prior seasons."


Fox announces fall premiere dates

Many premieres will be outside of premiere week, staggered from September to November.


Food Network's Ted Allen gets engaged after DOMA ruling

"Proud to announce on this historic day that my partner of 20 years, Barry Rice, and I are engaged to be married," the "Chopped" star tweeted.

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"Wedding Island"

 "Wedding Island"

Credit: TLC

TLC commits to dreamy Caribbean nuptials on 'Wedding Island'

The show follows a 'wedding planner extraordinaire'

Think it's easy to be a wedding planner? Not hardly, and it's tougher when you're in the middle of nowhere and everyone other than the lucky couple operates on "Island Time." TLC makes destination wedding dreams come true in "Wedding Island," a new series following wedding planner Sandy Malone and her team of experts as they navigate the logistical challenges of coordinating nuptials on Vieques Island, a tiny rock in the Caribbean. The show premieres with a full episode sneak peek on Wednesday, July 17 at 10:00 PM ET with the second episode airing the following evening in its regularly scheduled timeslot of Thursdays at 10:00 PM ET.

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David Chase last talked to James Gandolfini 1 month ago, last saw him around Easter


David Chase last talked to James Gandolfini 1 month ago, last saw him around Easter
"We had a very complicated relationship," "The Sopranos" creator says in an extensive interview about Gandolfini.


"Elementary" casts Rhys Ifans as Sherlock's brother
The Welsh actor will recur as Mycroft.


Report: Courteney Cox dating "Cougar Town" co-star Brian Van Holt

Us Weekly reports that Van Holt, who once dated Howard Stern's wife, has been seeing Courteney Cox for six months.


MTV confirms "Zach Stone is Gonna Be Famous" has been canceled
The freshman comedy from Internet star Bo Burnham ends this week.


Listen to Howard Stern's 90-minute chat with Jerry Seinfeld

The shock jock, who had a strained relationship Seinfeld in the 90s after singing "Seinfeld's Girl is 17 with Double Ds," had Seinfeld in his studio today for the first time.


"Happy Endings'" fate will be confirmed this week

No other network seems to be interested as the cast's contracts run out later this week.


Natalie Zea gets engaged

"The Following" star is getting married to boyfriend of 10 years Travis Schuldt, whom she met on "Passions."


"Devious Maids" star Paula Garces is pregnant

Garces, 38, and the mom to a 21-year-old girl, is expecting her 2nd child.


USA mocks itself with "Beach Law" in response to The Onion

The Onion recently made fun of USA's slate.


FX developing a limited "Last of the Mohicans" series

Chris Crowe, the co-writer of the 1992 Daniel Day-Lewis film, is on board for the TV adaptation.
 

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<p>Miley Cyrus</p>

Miley Cyrus

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Miley Cyrus stomps Justin Bieber's Vevo record for most-viewed clip in 24 hours

'We Can't Stop' vs 'Beauty and The Beat'


They may have had a flirtation going on a few weeks ago, according to the tabloids, but now, Miley Cyrus is definitely coming out on top. Her odd video for “We Can’t Stop” broke Justin Bieber’s record for most views in 24 hours on Vevo.

Vevo broke the news via a tweet. It was a close race, but on June 19, its first day of release, Cyrus’s Diane Martel-directed video drew 10.7 million views, slipping ahead of Biebs’ “Beauty and The Beat,” which tallied 10.6 million views, according to Mashable

[More after the jump...]

 

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Get animated: Watch Paramore's new 'Anklebiters' video

Get animated: Watch Paramore's new 'Anklebiters' video

Colorful song gets a colorful clip

When I reviewed Paramore's new self-titled album, I referred to their pop-punk beginnings as their bread and butter. The colorful new music video for their rock 'n' roll song "Anklebiters," I'd say, is their peanut butter and jelly.

The animated clip has fun with the track's high-energy pace, with dancing fingers and 2-D contraptions, in full color. It bounds along with Hayley Williams' ever-bettering vocals. Bouncy!

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Walmart is the latest to drop Paula Deen


Walmart is the latest to drop Paula Deen

The company said in a statement: "We are ending our relationship with Paula Deen Enterprises and we will not place new orders beyond those already committed."


OWN to air reruns of "All My Children" and "One Life to Live"
The first 40 episodes will air this summer as part of a special 10-week run.


"Awkward" creator suddenly quits
Lauren Iungerich is departing as showrunner after Season 3 for "work and professional reasons."

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"Crown Chasers"

"Crown Chasers"

Credit: TLC

Watch: A middle-aged pageant queen melts down on 'Crown Chasers'

Jocelyn has a Stuart Smalley moment with the mirror

Do you remember "Saturday Night Live"'s Stuart Smalley character (played and invented by Al Franken)? He was the guy who would sit in front of the mirror and try to assure himself he was good enough, smart enough, and doggone it, people liked him. It turns out real people actually do this, and sometimes not even with a therapist there to force them. In this clip from TLC's "Crown Chasers" (premiering Wed. July 10 at 10:00 p.m.), Jocelyn talks to her mirror, works on her enunciation, complains about menopause, and bursts into tears. Is it crazy? Oh, yeah. 

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<p>Robin Thicke</p>

Robin Thicke

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Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' makes it 3 weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100

Bruno Mars also has reason to celebrate

Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines,” his first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, stays in the top spot for the third consecutive week. The track, featuring Pharrell and T.I., continues to gain airplay and sales. This week, the tune sold 424,000 copies, giving it the highest weekly tally for a song in 2013.

“Blurred Lines’” competitor for song of the summer, Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky,” stays at No. 2, while the tune, which also features Pharrell, celebrates its sixth week at No. 1 on Billboard’s Dance/Electronic Songs chart.

Imagine Dragons’ “Radioactive” climbs 4-3, entering the top 3 for its first time in its 43rd week on the chart. Florida Georgia Line’s “Cruise,” featuring Nelly moves 6-4 in its 38th week on the Billboard Hot 100 (Both songs started at other formats and then crossed over).

Miley Cyrus’s “We Can’t Stop” zooms into the Top 10, soaring 27-5, making her seventh Top 10 hit and her first since “Party In The U.S.A.”  rose to No. 2 in 2009.

In the bottom half of the top 10, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ “Can’t Hold Us” drops 3-6 and Justin Timberlake’s “Mirrors” falls 5-7.

Bruno Mars joins Cyrus as the other new entry to the top 10 as “Treasure,” his 11th Top 10,  jumps 11-8. Selena Gomez’s “Come & Get It” slips 8-9, while Pink’s “Just Give Me A Reason,” featuring Nate Ruess, goes 7-10.

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<p>Prince</p>

Prince

Prince remixes Janelle Monae's 'Q.U.E.E.N.': Get down

Dipping bass and twerking in the mirror

Janelle Monae spirit animal Prince already had heavy influence on her new single "Q.U.E.E.N." featuring Erykah Badu. Prince has since got his hands on the funky track and gave it a remix of his own.

I'm getting a late '80s rump-shaker, bass-looping, neon colors vibe from this "reprogramming." More snaps, more tambourine, take out the melody and hone in on the hard "Humpty Dance" hits. The Purple One has a way...

Prince appears on Monae's next album, "The Electric Lady," due out later this year. Miguel will be on there, too, in case your day wasn't going well enough.

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"Skywire Live with Nik Wallenda"

 "Skywire Live with Nik Wallenda"

Credit: Discovery

Nik Wallenda to talk the walk about 'Skywire'

The tightrope walker to discuss crossing the Grand Canyon step by step

Did you watch every moment of Nik Wallenda's tightrope crossing of the Grand Canyon on Discovery? Given the blow-out ratings (13 million viewers watched the walk, according to the Discovery Channel), it's no surprise the network isn't done with Nik Wallenda yet.

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<p>A chilling scene from &quot;The&nbsp;Conjuring&quot;</p>

A chilling scene from "The Conjuring"

Credit: Warner Bros.

On 'The Conjuring,' 'The Exorcist' and horror finding its way to the Oscars

James Wan's latest is a lesson in control, restraint and confidence

It was 40 years ago this December that William Friedkin's "The Exorcist" terrified audiences and found itself in the rare position of being a critically admired prestige horror film. It landed 10 Oscar nominations including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress (Ellen Burstyn), Best Supporting Actor (Jason Miller) and Best Supporting Actress (Linda Blair). William Peter Blatty even walked away with the trophy for the adaptation of his own novel.

Why am I mentioning this now? Because four decades later, James Wan's "The Conjuring" is easily the best film of its kind since Friedkin's masterful thriller. In a genre that has increasingly given way to the cheapest levels, where films like "The Devil Inside" are rattled off like products on an assembly line, here is a film with a real respect of the craft and, most importantly, a level of restraint. Restraint and a sense of build is what made the most chilling elements of "The Exorcist" land like holy water burns on demon flesh, and it's equally what makes Wan's more direct terrors connect in "The Conjuring."

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