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Madonna tops Forbes celebrity earnings list

The material girl raked in $120 million between June 2012 and June 2013, which is more than any other celebrity earned in the same period, says Forbes magazine.
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You'd think with all that money she could afford to buy some trousers. Madonna onstage during the 2013 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 19, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
The material girl raked in $125 million between June 2012 and June 2013, which is more than any other celebrity earned in the same period, says Forbes magazine.

Miley Cyrus and the VMA twerk seen round the world (VIDEO)

Miley shimmied around on stage at the VMAs in a nude bikini grabbing crotches and giving Robin Thicke a lap-dance.
Oh, Miley. The pop star Miley Cyrus gave singer Robin Thicke a personal lap dance onstage during a performance at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center on August 25, 2013 in Brooklyn, NY. (Neilson Barnard/AFP/Getty Images)
Robin Thicke's mother was not pleased about Miley rubbing her son's nether bits with a foam finger.

Crime novelist Elmore Leonard dead at age 87

The best-selling writer died from complications of a stroke.
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Author Elmore Leonard poses during a portrait session prior to a reading and signing of his latest novel 'Up In Honey's Room' on May 24, 2007 at Book Soup in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)
Leonard, known for his gritty, snappy dialogue, wrote nearly 50 novels during a career spanning six decades.

'That '70s Show' actress Lisa Robin Kelly dead at 43

The blonde actress passed away in a rehab facility in California. The official cause of death has not been released.
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A handout image provided by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department showing Lisa Robin Kelly in a police booking photo on March 31, 2012 after she was arrested for assaulting her partner. (Handout/Getty Images)
'Ispoke to her on Monday and she was hopeful and confident, looking forward to putting this part of her life behind her. Last night, she lost the battle,' her agent, Craig Wyckoff, was quoted as saying.

Ex-'Bachelor' star Gia Allemand dead at 29

The model was rushed to a New Orleans hospital on Monday following a suicide attempt, ABC News reported.
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Bachelorette Gia Allemand attends the Teens for Jeans event at Aeropostale Times Square on January 30, 2011, in New York City. (Joe Corrigan/AFP/Getty Images)
Allemand’s mother and boyfriend, NBA player Ryan Anderson of the New Orleans Pelicans, were reportedly at her bedside when she died.

'Breaking Bad' sets ratings record at start of final season

The Emmy-winning drama about a chemistry teacher turned drug kingpin drew 5.9 million viewers on Sunday.
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'Breaking Bad' star Bryan Cranston attends The Film Society of Lincoln Center and AMC celebration of the hit TV show's final season on July 31, 2013 in New York City. (Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
Advertisers have been falling over themselves to secure slots in the final series.

Oprah sorry Switzerland racism incident 'got blown up'

Oprah Winfrey ignited a media firestorm when she said she had been a victim of racism while shopping in Switzerland.
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Presenter Oprah Winfrey speaks onstage during the 83rd Annual Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre on February 27, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

TV talk show host Oprah Winfrey says she is sorry for the media frenzy ignited by the revelation she was the victim of racism in while shopping in Switzerland.

During an appearance last week on Entertainment Tonight, Winfrey said a shop assistant refused to show her a $38,000 handbag at the upscale Trois Pommes in Zurich.


Long-lost Orson Welles film found in Italian warehouse

Silent slapstick comedy "Too Much Johnson" has never been seen by the public.
PARIS, FRANCE: Famous American film actor and director Orson Welles, President of French film industry's "Caesar" award ceremony, welcomes the audience and opens the ceremony in Paris 28 February 1982. A long-lost Welles film, "Too Much Johnson", was discovered in an Italian warehouse last week. (PIERRE GUILLAUD/AFP/Getty Images)
Film historians have long wondered what happened to the only known copy of "Too Much Johnson".

Lego to launch 'The Simpsons' series in 2014

A special series based on the eccentric residents of Springfield will be available next year.
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'The Simpsons' family Lego series will be available next year. (Screengrab)
It's probably safe to assume that Marge and her fantastic beehive will feature in the series.

Peter Capaldi named as the new Doctor Who

Scottish actor Peter Capaldi will take over for Matt Smith, who will be leaving the time-traveling police box later this year.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 02: Peter Capaldi attends the World Premiere of 'World War Z' at The Empire Cinema on June 2, 2013 in London, England. (Tim P. Whitby/AFP/Getty Images)

The secret of who will be the 12th Doctor has finally been revealed.

Scottish actor Peter Capaldi was announced as the next star of the British sci-fi series Doctor Who in a live BBC broadcast on Sunday.

Capaldi will be taking over for Matt Smith, who will end his tenure as the Time Lord later this year.

"It's so wonderful not to keep this secret any longer," said the 55-year-old Capaldi.

"I haven't played Doctor Who since I was nine on the playground."