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There's no beating Jay Z and Beyoncé when it comes to earnings.
According to Forbes.com, the hip-hop power couple out-earned all other celebrity couples between June 2012 and June 2013, raking in a combined $95 million. Jay and Bey's bottom line was bolstered by her high dollars endorsement deals, including a 50-million dollar deal with Pepsi.
Earlier this year, Beyoncé embarked on her "Mrs. Carter Show World Tour," which has reportedly grossed about $2 million per night. Jay also contributed his fair share to their income with the tail end of his European "Watch The Throne" co-headlining tour with Kanye West falling within Forbes' measuring period. He also signed a reported $5 million deal with Samsung Mobile ahead of the release of his recent album Magna Carta Holy Grail.
Not far behind Jay Z and Beyoncé were New England Patriots star Tom Brady and model Gisele Bundchen. At number two, they earned $80 million together.
Rounding out the top three is Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. "Brangelina" cleared $50 million in income. And not all their earnings were from the silver screen. Brad pulled in an estimated $7 million dollars as the face of last year's Chanel Number Five commercial. Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis also landed on the list, as well as Kim Kardashian and Kanye West.
Here is Forbes' list of top earning celebrity couple:
1. Jay Z and Beyoncé - $95 million
2. Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen - $80 million
3. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie - $50 million
4. Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis - $35 million
5. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West - $30 million
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The third season of "The X Factor" is under way. Kelly Rowland has joined the judges' panel this season, and was welcomed with a rousing performance from a 54-year-old grandmother on the premiere Wednesday night.
Lilly McCloud sang Cece Winans' "Alabaster Box," bringing Kelly and judges Simon Cowell, Demi Lovato and fellow newcomer Paulina Rubio all to their feet for the first standing ovation of the season. McCloud walked out on stage in a stylish, tight-fitting leather outfit, and shocked the judges when she revealed her age. Demi likened her voice to Whitney Houston's and said that she'd "ripped [her] heart out of her chest."
Another contestant, 13-year-old Rion Paige, won the heart of Paulina. The Mexican pop star was moved when she sang Carrie Underwood's "Blown Away." Rion opened up to the judges about the physical disability in her joints she was born with making her hands bend downward, but said she wanted to be judged on her voice alone. Paulina told the teenager that "music heals everything" and that she was "honored" to witness her performance.
"X Factor" continues Thursday on Fox.
Nothing says "TOUCHDOWN!" like a good endzone dance, and Jimmy Fallon capitalized on that with a little help from his friend Justin Timberlake. The pair celebrated the beginning of pigskin season with a parody of the popular "Evolution of Dance" viral video.
It's no "Evolution of Rap," but it's still pretty good.
Check out JF and JT performing "The Evolution of Endzone Dancing" on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon."
Robin Thicke is still riding out his song of the summer and he’s having a bit of fun with it on the cover of Treats magazine.
A play off of his big hit Blurred Lines, Robin is in standing in the middle of five gorgeous naked women for the magazine’s September issue. (And he’s nicely dressed in a full suit, of course!)
And nope, his wife Paula Patton could care less.
“I’ve done some topless photo shoots before but never completely nude,” Robin said of the cover shoot. “It was very sexy and I like that. At first I thought, ‘Okay, let’s just do topless’…but, again, my wife and her friends were like, ‘No way…go all the way.’ I think we definitely pushed the envelope.”
He adds that the magazine itself is what inspired all that nakedness in his music video in the first place.
“When I was talking to my wife and her friends about the video they said, ‘Do something like Treats! because you love it so much.’ And her friends were like, ‘Yes!’ We showed Treats! issue 3 with Emily Ratajkowski on the cover to the director (Diane Martel) and she said, ‘That’s our girl!’ And she was cast. I wanted to give homage where homage was due. We wanted to pay it all forward about our inspiration from Treats! for the Blurred Lines video.”
Today’s unbelievable yet sadly true story comes out of Miami and has us all scratching out heads. Bodyguard to the stars, Norman Oosterbroek, died after he reportedly was trying to harm residents while naked. The Miami New Times reports that when police arrived, he lunged at them and was tasered, which caused his death soon after. Oosterbroek has often been caught in the background of photos of Beyonce and Jay, providing security for them during public outings.
Here are the details according to the local news:
Just before 11 p.m. this past Monday, Pinecrest police responded to a mansion just off Old Cutler Road to reports that a naked intruder was terrorizing the home’s owners. The cops found a 43-year-old man in the buff, and when he attacked police, they hit him with a Taser. He died soon afterward.
Today, it seems certain the naked man was in fact one of the most famous bodyguards on Earth. Norman Oosterbroek, who made his name protecting Nelson Mandela, founded celebrity bodyguard agency RAD Security and personally watched over Jay Z, Lady Gaga, and other notables. How did he end up nude and fighting police in Pinecrest?
This much is certain, according to Miami-Dade police: The Pinecrest homeowners, Markus and Christiane Jung, called police at 10:45 p.m. Monday to report the naked intruder.
When officers arrived, they found Markus and Oosterbroek violently fighting. During the melee, cops saw Oosterbroek “ingesting an unknown substance.” When officers tried to intervene, Oosterbroek violently resisted, so cops used a Taser, which led to his death.
“We’re still awaiting toxicology reports this morning,” Det. Javier Baez, a MDPD spokesman, tells Riptide.
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The cast for the new season of ABC's "Dancing With The Stars" has been revealed.
Singer Christina Milian, NFL star Keyshawn Johnson, Bill Nye the Science Guy and "Rhoda" star Valerie Harper are all part of the 17th season of the show.
Harper tells "Good Morning America" doctors are delighted she's moving in the right direction after being diagnosed with terminal cancer. Her brain scans are looking better and better, and she's excited to get her dancing shoes on.
Bill Nye the Science Guy will also be part of the show. He says you never know if he might work in some science to his dance moves!
The show pairs celebrities with ballroom dance pros in a weeks-long competition for the coveted Mirror Ball trophy. The new season of "Dancing With The Stars" will begin on Monday, September 16th.
Check out how else will be dancing:
Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi
Elizabeth Berkley Lauren
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Timbaland is bringing the "King of Pop" back to life on record with his next project.
In an interview with Sean "Diddy" Combs' newly-launched Revolt TV, the hit-making producer revealed that his next project will find him teaming up with the late Michael Jackson.
Timbaland explains that he got involved with the project after Epic Records CEO L.A. Reid came to his house to tell him he wanted to do "something big."
While few details are known about the project, Timbaland did say the first single will be a song called "Chicago." He adds that he's going to "set it up right."
This Thursday, August 29th will mark what would have been Michael Jackson's 55th birthday.
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(TMZ) - Here she is for the first time ... the spawn of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West.
Kanye revealed the photo of baby North West on Kris Jenner's talk show today, a last ditch effort to boost ratings before Fox decides whether to pick the show up for a full series ... something Kim's mother is desperately hoping for.
As TMZ reported, Kim and Kanye had initially debated using the baby's first images to raise money for charity ... but they decided Kris' show was a more worthy cause.
She didn't know it, but Jennifer Lopez had a house guest for a week while she was away from her Southampton, New York home.
Police say 49-year old John Dubis of Rhode Island was apparently living in the star's pool house.
"Newsday" reports that Lopez had a restraining order against Dubis, but he went undetected until workers noticed a suspicious man on the property earlier this month and called police.
Dubis was charged with second-degree burglary, first-degree criminal contempt, fourth-degree stalking and possession of burglar tools.
He's due back in court on August 28th.
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