Taylor Swift Made More Money in 2012 Than Brad Pitt, Anne Hathaway Combined!
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Taylor Swift has been the butt of a lot of jokes recently, but it turns out that she's the one laughing -- all the way to the bank, that is. According to Parade magazine's annual What People Earn issue, the 23-year-old "I Knew You Were Trouble" singer made an estimated $57 million in 2012 -- more than Brad Pitt and Anne Hathaway combined!
Swift's jaw-dropping salary makes her the third highest-paid woman in entertainment, behind only Oprah Winfrey and Britney Spears. Hathaway, by comparison -- who starred in two of the biggest films of the year, The Dark Knight Rises and Les Miserables, for which she won an Oscar -- earned $10 million in 2012.
Pitt, meanwhile, brought in approximately $35.5 million, $7 million of which came from his much buzzed-about (and parodied) Chanel No. 5 commercials. He also unveiled a limited-edition line of furniture -- a dining table, club chairs, and a bed, among other things -- with designer Frank Pollaro.
Even with those side projects, though, Pitt still made less than NCIS actor/producer Mark Harmon, 61, who made $38 million in 2012 and could bring in even more money in 2013. Parade reports that the CBS star may be getting a "healthy raise" over the $500,000 per episode he got with his previous contract.
Another high-earning celeb on Parade's list is pop superstar Justin Bieber, who earned $55 million last year, thanks to touring, investments in tech startups, and his women's fragrance line. According to the magazine, the 19-year-old "Boyfriend" singer made an estimated $6,261 per hour.
Parade's What People Earn list includes 10 other celebs, as well. Among the best of the rest: Magic Mike star Channing Tatum, who made $15 million; The Voice coach Blake Shelton, who made $20 million; Oscar winner Adele, who made $32 million; and 30 Rock actor Alec Baldwin, who made $15 million.
Elisabeth Hasselbeck Leaving After Nine Years, Viewers Found Her 'Too Extreme'
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The people have spoken. Elisabeth Hasselbeck, one of the five cohorts of ABC's daytime talk show The View, will not be returning to the couch next season, following hot on the footsteps of fellow cohost Joy Behar, a source tells Us Weekly.
According to the source, the show's resident conservative voice is being ousted after market research revealed that she isn't popular with TV audiences.
"The viewers they polled all said she was too extreme and right wing," the insider tells Us. "People did not watch the show because of Elisabeth. So they told her yesterday her contract would not be renewed."
When reached for comment, a rep for the show told Us in a statement: "Elisabeth Hasselbeck is a valued member of The View and has a long term contract."
Hasselbeck, 35, joined the cast of the daytime talk show in November 2003 after guest-hosting the show following Lisa Ling's departure in 2002.
Throughout the course of her time on The View, she has gotten into numerous arguments with her cohosts, including a heated argument with Rosie O'Donnell in 2007 over the War in Afghanistan and with Barbara Walters over Mitt Romney in 2012.
THIS WEEKEND'S TOP TEN MOVIES
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3. Identity Thief, $6.3 million
4. Dead Man Down, $5.3 million
5. Snitch, $5.1 million
6. 21 & Over, $5 million
7. Safe Haven, $3.8 million
8. Silver Linings Playbook, $3.7 million
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10. The Last Exorcism Part II, $3.1 million
George Clooney, Stacy Keibler Headed for a Breakup: "The End Is Near"
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Looks like George Clooney’s bachelor status is here to stay. The Argo producer's year-and-a-half-long romance with girlfriend Stacy Keibler has run its course, multiple
Insiders say the pair have been increasingly butting heads in recent months. "They have little in common," one source explains of the former wrestler, 33, and her 51-year-old beau. "She likes to go out and have fun. She's been feeling the age difference."
Clooney's friends are a factor, too. According to one insider, the Oscar winner's buddies aren't wild about Keibler's pals. Adds another source: "The end is near. It's a matter of time."