Oprah Winfrey has been named Hollywood's highest-paid female star.
The TV star earned an estimated $165 million between May 2011 and May 2012 thanks to her now-defunct Oprah Winfrey Show, OWN TV network, satellite radio station, production company Harpo and O magazine, figures compiled by Forbes magazine for their Richest Women in Entertainment list show.
Oprah's fortune is a staggering $107 million more than the second-placed star on the list, newest X Factor judge Britney Spears, who generated $58 million in the time period, $1 million more than Taylor Swift, who was named in third place.
Rihanna and Ellen DeGeneres tied for fourth place, with each bringing in $53 million, with Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez tying just below them with earnings of $52 million.
Jennifer Hudson has forgiven her brother-in-law for murdering her three members of her family.
The 30-year-old singer-and-actress has spoken out for the first time since William Balfour received three life sentences for killing her mother Darnell Donerson, 57, her brother Jason Hudson, 29, and her seven-year-old nephew Julian King on October 24, 2008, but she says it's "not his fault" that he shot them. When asked if she forgives him on last night's episode of Oprah Winfrey's chat show Oprah's Next Chapter, she said, "Yes, because I feel like for the most part it's not his fault. It's how he was brought up. We tried to offer love, but you were so far gone, that you couldn't even see that. A lot of things came out, that we didn't even know about, from his upbringing, which is like he never had a chance. Had you had the love my mother gave us, or the background that some have, then you would've stood a chance."
Rihanna has had another secret meeting with her violent ex-boyfriend Chris Brown.
Chris - who was convicted of assaulting the singer three years ago - visited her house in Los Angeles this week ahead of her interview with Oprah Winfrey.
"They are getting on really well at the moment and spent time catching up and relaxing. He's watched clips of her interview with Oprah and seems to be touched," a source said.
A section of the interview shows Rihanna in tears over the assault: "It was humiliating. It was a confusing space to be in because as angry as I was, I just felt like he made that mistake because he needed help, and who's going to help him?"
Rihanna lost her "best friend" when she split from Chris Brown.
The "We Found Love" singer has revealed it was "humiliating" when the R&B star violently assaulted her in February 2009 and says she was in a "dark" place following their break up in an emotional new interview with Oprah Winfrey. In floods of tears, Rihanna told the chat show host, "It was embarrassing. It was humiliating. I lost my best friend. I was resentful. I held a grudge. I was dark." The emotional superstar added, "I am super duper terrified of the pedestal that comes with fame."
]The teaser for the special edition of Oprah's Last Chapter shows the 24-year-old Bajan beauty opening up about the infamous domestic abuse incident and promises more details about the status of her current relationship with Chris, 23.TV mogul Oprah has praised the candor and vulnerability the pop princess showed while filming the episode together in Barbados. "I thought she would have been kind of a bad-ass kind of a rocker hard-edge woman -- nothing could have been farther from the truth. She was thoughtful. She was very emotional. She was vulnerable," Oprah admitted.
Rihanna's full interview with Oprah will air on August 19.
Kim Kardashian has no regrets about her marriage to Kris Humphries.
The reality TV star - who ended her 72-day union with the basketball star last October - says she's glad she experienced the relationship as it made her realize what she does and doesn't want in life.
"For anyone I hurt, I'm truly sorry, I don't wish pain on anyone, but the person I am because of that crazy experience, I wouldn't change it for the world. I loved him, obviously it hurt him, and it hurt me too. It was embarassing, I don't want to call it a mistake, it was a lesson," she said.
Kim - who is now dating Kanye West - also admitted she knew Kris wasn't right for her as soon as they moved in together but still decided to go ahead with their extravagant wedding.
Michael Jackson's 14-year-old daughter was bullied when she started school.
Paris Jackson - the only daughter of the late "Thriller" singer - used to be educated at home alongside her brothers, Prince Michael, 15, and 10-year-old Prince Michael II, who is known as Blanket, but following their father's death in 2009 it was decided they would attend school.
However, Paris - who is trying to carve out a career as an actress - admits their enrollment didn't go down too well with the other students and says she was picked on, but refused to let them upset her: "People try, but it doesn't always work. At school, and some people try to cyber bully me. They try to get to me with words, but that doesn't really work."
Paris also revealed she is wary of making new friends as she's not sure if they like her for her or because she's famous. "If I feel someone is being fake to me, I will just push away," she told Oprah Winfrey.
Michael Jackson's daughter has said coping with his death has not gotten any easier for her.
The 14-year-old child of the late singer - who died aged 50 at his home in Los Angeles - admitted that the loss is still difficult three years on.
"It never gets any easier," she told Oprah Winfrey.
In the interview on Oprah's Next Chapter, airing Sunday on OWN, Paris will address Michael's June 2009 passing due to an overdose of the powerful anesthesia propofol. His physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, was sentenced to four years in prison after he was convicted of involuntary manslaughter for administering the drug.
Paris is pursuing an acting career, starring in the upcoming fantasy movie Lundon's Bridge and the Three Keys.
Jennifer Lopez has been named the world's most powerful celebrity.
The 42-year-old star has knocked Lady Gaga off the top spot of Forbes magazine's annual Celebrity 100 list - at which she was placed number 50 last year - thanks to her high public profile and endeavors in music, movies, as a judge on American Idol and other endorsement deals, with her income over the last 12 months reaching a staggering $52 million.
The Celebrity 100 - which placed TV talk show host Oprah Winfrey second and Justin Bieber third - is based on income over a 12 month period and fame, as defined by a media presence across all platforms, as well as social media power as determined by prolificness on Facebook and Twitter.
Jennifer's fame was boosted by her 23,000 press mentions, including appearing on 46 major magazine covers, topping People's 2011 Most Beautiful list and being named as a Glamour Woman of the Year.
While she's usually tight-lipped about whom she's dating at the moment, pop star Lady Gaga recently revealed in an interview with Oprah that she wants a big family.
"Yes, I want kids, I want a soccer team and I want a husband... Yeah, I do. Well, you know, I'm being superfluous. I don't want to have one kid. I want to have a few... I want to experience that, [but] not yet," she told Oprah on her new show, Oprah's Next Chapter.
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Whitney Houston's sister-in-law says it was inevitable the singer would die early.
The "I Will Always Love You" hitmaker, 48, was found dead in a bathtub in her Beverly Hilton Hotel suite last month and Patricia Houston admits she always thought Whitney would lose her battle with drink and drugs.
"I would be kidding myself to say otherwise," added Patricia, who is married to Whitney's brother Gary.
Before her tragic death, Whitney - who had a long history of drink and drug addiction - had been trying to turn her life around but Patricia wasn't convinced. "Things were changing, very much so... it wasn't about substance abuse or anything like that relative to the latter days or anything like that. t was just more of a lifestyle. I was afraid for other things. I saw her chasing a dream, you know, looking for love in all the wrong places," she told Oprah Winfrey.
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